Our wide portfolio of courses will help you understand the key concepts and theories underpinning criminal law and criminal justice and how they operate in practice.
The Criminal Law and Criminal Justice programme offered by The University of Edinburgh is suitable for students who have studied law at undergraduate level and wish to develop their understanding of criminal justice in particular. It prepares you for further work in this area, whether professional or academic.
Having completed the programme, students will emerge with an understanding of contemporary debates in criminal law theory and doctrine, the ability critically to analyse existing practice and new developments in this and related subjects, and advanced-level skills in legal research and analysis.
This programme is ideal preparation for students considering further work in the field of criminal law and criminal justice, whether professional or academic.
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- You must complete 180 credits of study – 60 credits are taken in the compulsory dissertation and the remaining 120 credits are taken in taught courses.
- On these courses your studies will be led by members of the Law School academic community. You are expected to prepare in advance by reading the required materials and by reflecting on the issues to be discussed, and your participation in classes will be assessed.
- For the dissertation you will have a supervisor from whom you can expect guidance and support, but the purpose of the dissertation is to allow you to independently design and conduct a piece of research and analysis. Courses are assessed primarily by way of essay and other written work, but oral presentations may also be required.
- Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances or lack of demand for particular courses, we may not be able to run all courses as advertised come the start of the academic year.
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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There are 4 application rounds.
DisciplinesCriminal Law Master of Laws (LLM) View 340 other Masters in Master of Laws (LLM) in United Kingdom
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- A minimum 2:1 honours degree from a UK university, or its international equivalent, in law.
- We will also consider candidates with a degree in a related discipline which includes relevant prior study.
- Relevant work experience is not required but may increase your chances of acceptance.
- Relevant professional qualifications will be considered.
- Preference will be given to those with grades above the minimum requirements due to strong competition for places on this programme.
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International24000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 24000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
National13700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- Home - £6,850
- International/EU - £12,000
- UK government postgraduate loans: If you live in the UK, you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan from one of the UK’s governments. The type and amount of financial support you are eligible for will depend on your programme, the duration of your studies, and your residency status.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.