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Criminology and Criminal Justice LLM

Criminology and Criminal Justice LLM

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Full time | Lancaster University | 1 year | OCT

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT

Key information
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Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Criminology Law / Legal Studies Criminal Law

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course Overview

The Criminology & Criminal Justice LLM covers a range of criminal justice and criminological debates. It enables you to engage in more specialised socio-legal studies and offers the opportunity to explore discourse on international human rights, criminal law and transitional justice.

Our Law School is home to the Centre for Crime, Law and Justice, the Centre for Law and Society, the Centre for Child and Family Justice, and the Centre for International Law and Human Rights; these centres underpin our postgraduate teaching, which is often research-led and research-informed.

Your postgraduate degree can open doors to a wide range of careers within, and beyond, the criminal justice sector. Your degree could lead to jobs such as research jobs in the Home Office, Probation Service, and Social Services, and jobs within non-profit-making organisations, including the NHS, educational institutions and charities working with young offenders or victims of crime. You will have the opportunity to develop the skills required to critically evaluate criminological research, which can be highly prized by employers in both the public and private sectors. Whilst on the degree you will also have the chance to develop your analytical and communication skills which can help to build on your employability in and out of the criminal justice sector.

The LLM can also be an ideal stepping stone into PhD study and academia.

Modules

The Crime and Criminal Justice in the 21st Century module introduces you to the nature and extent of crime and criminal justice policy in contemporary society. You will have the opportunity to gain an overview of crime and criminal justice statistics, with a critical understanding of how such statistics are socially constructed. You will also have the chance to gain an overview of current and recent trends in criminal justice policy, and an in-depth understanding of some of the key social dimensions of crime and justice (eg age, gender, race, social class) and some key criminological challenges for the 21st century (eg Cybercrime, Corporate Crime, Environmental Crime).

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,920

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,800

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have 2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in any discipline.