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Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP-21

Key information
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Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Criminal Law Legal Practice / Procedures

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

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 criminal litigation 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.

Employability

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.

Teaching and learning

Content, knowledge and understanding is assessed through coursework, or, a combination of coursework, presentations and online assessments. Coursework can take many forms (based on the practical or theoretical content of the module) including essays and reports.

Modules

You will be introduced to the structure and process of the Criminal Justice System in England and Wales and explores some of the socio-political issues, which arise from the function of the law in practice. You will be provided with a critical overview of the system of justice and the key procedural decisions that are made within the system. You will consider the process of justice via practical, classroom (and E-learning) based, engagement with the litigation process and use case studies and group role play to enhance their practical and theoretical understanding of the criminal process.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£8,520

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£14,900

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 highly regarded educational institution located in the London Borough of Southwark. Established in 1882, it is one of London’s oldest universities, with over 15,000 students representing over 130 countries worldwide, and a global network of over 80,000 alumni. The university is both historical and forward thinking and focuses on providing professional opportunities for both employees and...more

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