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International Criminal Justice LLM

Key information

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Criminal Law Law / Legal Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Financial crime and cybercrime are increasingly important areas of concern for justice systems, not just in the UK, but around the world. This Masters in criminal justice will prepare you for a career in this growing sector. The course is designed for students with a background in either law or criminology. This is a contemporary and highly relevant course that will develop your specialist knowledge while helping to enhance your transferable skills.

This international criminal justice course combines academic rigour alongside development of the professional skills you will need for a successful career. You will benefit from the collective knowledge and experience of highly qualified and supportive staff. Their backgrounds in both criminology research and practice will inform your studies and support your own development as a specialist. Learning and teaching methods are innovative and varied, with a focus on active learning through discussion and workshops.

The core elements of the course will cover criminology theory, methods of research and contemporary issues in criminal justice. You will also complete a dissertation project on a relevant topic of your choosing. The specialist modules cover fascinating areas, including the limits of international criminal law in dealing with criminal activity and how international law influences transitional justice. The course structure will also help you to strengthen those skills that are useful to a range of potential employers. Your activities on the course will enhance your transferable skills in: research; communication; analysis; creative problem-solving.

On graduation you could pursue a career with a variety of organisations, including: policing and police research; National Offender Management Service; Crown Prosecution Service; Home Office; intelligence services; policy development; digital security; global security.

Different course options

Full time | University of West London | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



On this module you will be offered an insight into the nature, development, and reality of the measures used to address historical wrongdoing in societies in transition. You will also be introduced to the various dimensions of international law, which inform the transitional justice debate.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have an honours degree (2:1 or above) from a UK university or equivalent with appropriate criminology or legal content. Students can also apply if they have reached a high level in a criminal justice field of work (e.g. police inspector level or equivalent), or if they are a specialist in a criminal justice related occupation with extensive work experience. All applications are considered individually.

University information

The University of West London (UWL) is based in the heart of one of the UK’s most successful business regions,with a number of global organisations such a GlaxoSmithKline and Sky based locally. The University offers postgraduate courses in subjects ranging from nursing to music. Known as the ‘career university’, there is an impressive graduate employment rate, with courses specifically designed to enable students to secure work after...more

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