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Full time | University of Hertfordshire | 1 year | 26-SEP-23

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

26-SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Criminology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

About the course

LLM in Criminal Justice provides knowledge, understanding and critical thinking in the areas of Criminal Justice. It is an ideal course for those who wish to specialise in the areas of Criminal Justice, Criminal Law, and Global Policing.

Our LLM Criminal Justice offers one compulsory module, Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice and Criminal Law, which is your Pathway Specific Module (only available to LLM in Criminal Justice students within the Programme) plus a compulsory elective where you may choose between Global Policing and Law Enforcement or Crimes of the Powerful.

Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice and Criminal Law will cover contemporary topics such as miscarriage of justice, presumption of innocence, case study analysis for Nulla Poena Sine Lege, cultural defence in criminal law, consent in sexual offences, process of criminalising new offences and decriminalising the existing offences. You will also have a wide range of other modules from the LLM programme to choose between for your optional modules, such as International Humanitarian Law, Medical Law and Ethics, and Family Law, which will help you to expand your areas of interest.

  • Students with interest in mooting and advocacy gain ‘real life’ experience of litigation in action in our replica Crown Court.
  • You have one compulsory module: Contemporary Issues in Criminal justice and Criminal Law as your Pathway Specific Module. By studying this module, you’ll explore and challenge how society, states, case law, policymakers and global trends affect regulating the law and the criminal justice system. The module’s authentic assessments (no exam) will support you to improve your transferable skills. You will also study a compulsory elective where you may choose between Global Policing and Law Enforcement or Crimes of the Powerful. In addition, you will also have a wide range of other modules from the LLM Programme to choose between for your optional modules, such as International Humanitarian Law and Medical Law and Ethics which will help you to expand your areas of interest.
  • You will study two modules during Semester A and two modules in Semester B. Each module will be taught through a two-hour Seminar each week together with a rich blend of online activities. You will also join a Research Methods and Skills seminar every fortnight in your first semester of study to help you develop the academic writing and research skills that you will need for your module courseworks and Dissertation. In Semester B and C you will study for your Dissertation with the help of an expert supervisor

Modules

The module will enable you to critically analyse and examine the contemporary issues in the criminal justice system and criminal law. It will look at issues related to policing, trial process, sentencing and, rehabilitation. In this module, you will also explore the emergence of new crimes and consider the technological developments, changes in societies and our understanding of deviance. You will also explore the role of society, policy makers, states, and case law in criminal justice system to understand how different factors shape our approaches to creating laws and regulating the criminal justice system.
Research Methods and Skills - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

11,100

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

15,450

Entry requirements

A first degree in Law (or a subject in a related discipline, such as Business, Political Science or International Relations) at a minimum of 2:2. Or, an overseas qualification which is equivalent to a UK Honours degree, minimum 2:2 classification.

University information

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