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Criminology and Criminal Justice LLM

Criminology and Criminal Justice LLM

Key information

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Criminology Law / Legal Studies Criminal Law

Course type


Course Summary

The Criminology & Criminal Justice MA/LLM is distinct in covering 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. It opens doors to a wide range of careers. Our Law School is home to the Centre for Crime, Law and Justice, the Centre for Law and Society, and the Centre for Child and Family Justice; these centres underpin our postgraduate teaching, which is research-led and research-informed. You will be taught by lecturers who are nationally and internationally renowned researchers. Your postgraduate degree leads to research jobs in the Home Office, Probation Service, and Social Services, and to work with non-profit-making organisations, including the NHS, educational institutions and charities working with young offenders or victims of crime. The analytical and communications skills developed through your studies are a real boost if you opt for a career outside of the criminal justice sector.

Different course options

Full time | Lancaster University | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The dissertation is an independent, in-depth inquiry into a research topic of your choosing. The topic will relate to a key legal question or issue and may also directly relate to your professional/career interests. You will: Identify and define a discrete research topic in Law; Complete and submit a Dissertation Proposal Form, signed by your chosen supervisor; Carry out a literature review of the relevant field, incorporating a comprehensive range of relevant legal materials; Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the selected legal issues through independent research; Construct and sustain a cohesive argument within your writing; Outline the implications of your findings and how they may inform further research, policy or practice. This your opportunity to make a contribution to the legal and academic community with new and original research and writing on a legal issue.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

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