Criminal Justice, LL.M. | Queen Mary University of London | London, United Kingdom
12 months
27500 GBP/year
17950 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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 The Criminal Justice LLM at Queen Mary University of London allows you to gain in-depth comparative knowledge of criminal justice systems around the world, including their international, regional and transnational interactions. 


Understand different systems of criminal justice (for example civil vs common law) and investigate the challenges that police, prosecutors, judges and policymakers face in a global environment. The Criminal Justice LLM is offered at Queen Mary University of London.

  • Study within the Criminal Justice Centre (CJC), which provides a forum for research and learning in all aspects of criminal justice  
  • The LLM can lead to further postgraduate research and study in criminal law. We also offer an MRes programme in Criminal Law
  • The CJC provides advice and training to the legal profession, governments and judiciaries, and you can attend many seminars, lectures, workshops and conferences
  • Your fellow students will come from the UK and more than 80 other countries, each able to draw on prior academic and professional experience from different jurisdictions
  • Take part in networking and social events run by the Queen Mary Postgraduate Law Society

What you'll study

You will consider all aspects of criminal law, including issues of terrorism and human rights, migration, cybercrime, economic crime and mental health law. Your studies will encompass the laws in different jurisdictions and how they are applied internationally.  Please note that not all modules will be available in any one year.

You will be offered a varied selection of taught modules from which you can choose, enabling you to gear your qualification to set you on your desired career trajectory. You do not have to choose your modules until you have had the opportunity to learn about them in greater detail during your comprehensive induction period.

You will also have voluntary access to an excellent series of lectures in Critical Thinking and Writing in Law to help you improve your writing and research in law skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Terrorism and Human Rights: Constitutional Perspectives
  •  Mental Health Law: Capacity to Consent and Best Interests
  • Principles of International Criminal Law
  • Law of Economic Crime: Proceeds of Crime
  •  Policing in Local and Global Contexts
  •  EU Criminal Law
  • Corporate Violence

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For national: Late September/Early October


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Degree requirements

  • A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Law or a degree with substantial law content.
  • Law graduates with a 2:2 honours degree who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify.
Other routes
  • Non-law graduates with a minimum second class honours degree, that have also obtained a Merit (or 60 per cent) in the Common Professional Examination (CPE) or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) recognised by the UK professional bodies, may also qualify. Non-law graduates may also be considered on the basis of exceptional professional experience (of at least five years) in a legal area or an area directly related to their programme of study.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    17950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17950 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 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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