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Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Criminal Law Legal Practice / Procedures

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course is distinctive for the following reasons: Emphasis on human rights and justice issues; Practical legal problem-solving drawing upon a variety of legal and non-legal knowledge, understanding and skills; Leading practitioner insights into current legal and criminal justice practice issues; Strong national links with the legal profession; The learning environment is greatly enhanced by guest lectures, delivered by distinguished scholars and practitioners. With over 30 years of expertise, LSBU Law has shaped the professional futures of thousands of law students. Through critical and comparative studies of justice and the criminal litigation process this course will give you demonstrable understanding of the key principles that ground the UK criminal justice system, its issues, approaches and topical debates. If you are a recent graduate, or already working within the criminal justice field, you'll further your academic and practical knowledge of the litigation process. The programme is also highly relevant to human rights workers and policy agents working in the UK or abroad. Upon completion you'll have acquired an in-depth and systematic understanding of criminal litigation and criminal justice and will be able to work at the cutting edge of practice and research in these areas. Upon completion of the course you'll have developed advanced legal practice skills and an informed and reflective understanding of the criminal justice system. As well as legal practice, graduates of this LLM may seek employment in a variety of related fields such as research and policy making the police, prison and probation services.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Modules

The Dissertation Unit requires completion of a, normally, 10000 to 15000 words Master?s level dissertation in an area consistent with, and appropriate to (and, if relevant, the specialist pathway within) the degree being sought. It requires that, and provides an opportunity for, the Master?s student to virtually independently conceive, plan and execute an appropriate piece of research based on firm academic foundations. In doing so, the dissertation is required to address an issue or matter of some importance within the areas and/or disciplines encompassed across the Master?s degree being sought. Each student will be provided with a research supervisor who will guide the student throughout their dissertation from the formulation of the research topic to the completion of the finalised work. Students will be allocated a research supervisor at the commencement of their studies.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,875

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,780

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have 2:2 Honours degree in Law or related subject (such as Sociology, Criminology and Forensic Science) or a Bachelor degree equivalent to UK Second Class Honours Lower Division. The programme also recruits graduates from different academic disciplines and practitioners from professions within the criminal justice field. Criminal Law Practitioners with relevant professional qualifications and experience are not subject to the admissions requirement of having obtained a 2:2 Honours degree. Individual applications for accreditation of prior learning and experience will be considered in accordance with the FAHS Policy on APL and APEL.

University information

London South Bank University (LSBU) is a cosmopolitan university with over 15,000 students, from over 130 countries – and a global alumni network of over 80,000. LSBU is one of London’s oldest universities; since 1892 the University has focused on providing professional opportunity for all who can benefit. The University has strong links with business and employers in the private and public sectors, which feed into courses and help students...more