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The Criminal Justice and Criminal Law programme at the University of Leeds  will enable you to develop a sophisticated knowledge of current issues in criminal justice, criminology and criminal law in the UK, Europe and across the globe. It combines cutting-edge compulsory modules with a wide range of optional modules allowing you to tailor your degree to your own particular interests. 

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Throughout the course we’ll encourage you to:

  • examine critical issues and principles in criminal law

  • explore the complex and dynamic nature of the criminal justice process

  • develop legal research skills 

  • think critically about the interconnections between contemporary criminological theories, research and policy and practice.

Career opportunities

This Criminal Justice and Criminal Law programme at the University of Leeds  is particularly suited to those who wish to pursue a career in public service, the private sector, the voluntary sector, or any other arena where success is built upon higher-level skills and advanced knowledge of criminal justice, criminology and criminal law issues.

Recent graduates have gone on to work in the UK and overseas in law firms, charities, higher education and beyond. Many also have gone on to do a PhD and work in academia. 

Other alumni hold senior positions in criminal justice organisations including police and probation services, the prison service, and youth justice services, as well as in the private and voluntary sector, both in the UK and abroad. Some graduates have been awarded promotions following successful completion of the programme.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Central Issues in Criminal Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • Criminal Justice Processes  
  • Intercultural Business and Organisational Communication
  • Contemporary Theories of Crime and Justice
  • Security, Conflict and Justice
  • Cyberlaw: Regulation of Cyberspace 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in law, criminal justice, criminology or a related discipline.

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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