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LLM Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Pathway

LLM Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Pathway

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Full time | University of Birmingham | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Criminology Criminal Law

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Criminal Law is concerned with the most potentially invasive assertion of authority by the state: if you fail to comply with the law you will be punished.

Providing a holistic analysis of the criminal process through an analysis of the law, its philosophical underpinnings and its operation in practice, this LLM pathway offers the opportunity for broad or deeply specialised study within an innovative research-led teaching environment which benefits from Birmingham's longstanding stature in this field.

You can study to attain a broad overview of criminal justice processes, or for those wishing to gain in-depth understanding of criminal law and criminal justice, you can specialise in particular aspects as diverse as underpinning theories, policing, health aspects of criminal justice or indeed international aspects of law enforcement co-operation.

The modules on this LLM will allow you to study the five separate objectives used in enforcement of Criminal Law: retribution, deterrence, incapacitation, rehabilitation and restitution taught. All of these are subjects of great debate and controversy across all jurisdictions and students benefit from debating these informed by and in exchange with our broad range of experts.

Our graduates move onto a diverse range of careers, with many going on to work in top law schools and law firms. Some examples of where our recent graduates have gone on to work include: Linklaters LLP, 5 Pump Court Chambers, Bar Pro Bono Unit and Squire Patton Boggs. A number of our postgraduate students go directly from Birmingham to complete the Legal Practice Course or the Bar Professional Training Course.

The Careers Network

The Careers Network organises regular events including presentations by top law firms and the annual Law Fair. It also runs workshops to help students prepare effective applications and to prepare for their next move. Its events on non-law careers, including journalism, marketing and working with charities, can be of interest to law students.

Modules

This module introduces a range of approaches to legal research. It examines the importance and nature of legal research, foundational elements of legal research, and a variety of methods in legal research (such as doctrinal, theoretical, normative, and socio-legal). Alongside introducing legal research and methods, the module critically interrogates the underpinnings of each of the approaches used in legal research to uncover their advantages and disadvantages, and explore the connections and synergies between them. The module aims to improve students? comprehension of the variety of methods in legal research, allow them to make an informed initial choice of the methodological approach(es) for their own research (while being aware of its limitations and possible alternative methods), and assist them in translating their research interests into viable research projects.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£9,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£20,160

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good Honours degree in law, or a degree in another discipline augmented with a pass in the Common Professional Examination.

University information

Part of the Russell Group of UK universities, the University of Birmingham has been developing great minds, encouraging challenging debates and pushing the boundaries of innovation and excellence for over 100 years. Over 14,000 students from over 150 countries choose to study at Birmingham, meaning you will be part of a diverse and vibrant community. 40% of this student population are postgraduates. Birmingham understands that you want to...more