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Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

University of Birmingham

LL.M.
12 months
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19170 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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About

The Criminal Law and Criminal Justice programme at the University of Birmingham draws upon Birmingham Law School's long standing research strengths in the areas of criminal law and criminal justice. 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. 

Overview

The Criminal Law and Criminal Justice programme from the University of Birmingham provides a holistic analysis of the criminal process through an analysis of the law, its philosophical underpinnings and its operation in practice.

Students can study to attain a broad overview of criminal justice processes or specialise in particular aspects as diverse as underpinning theories, policing, health aspects of criminal justice or indeed international aspects of law enforcement co-operation. Many modules have been created and are taught by leading scholars of the particular field and students benefit from close contact with researchers.

Why study this course?

  • Research-led teaching - the latest Research Excellence Framework confirmed that 96% of our research is judged to be internationally recognised
  • Module choice - one of the widest ranges of LLM modules available in the UK
  • Professional links - annual law fair, visits to and from leading firms
  • Pathway route - allowing flexibility in the LLM specialism you graduate with   

Careers

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Criminal Evidence and Proof
  • Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement
  • Global Crime Problems
  • Human Rights and Criminal Justice
  • International and European Legal Responses to Terrorism
  • International Criminal Law and Justice
  • Socio-Legal Methods
  • Socio-Legal Theory
  • Theory of Criminal Law
  • Transnational Criminal Law

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
95
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7

Other requirements

General 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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19170 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19170 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part-time fees:

  • UK/EU:  4,625 GBP per year

Funding

  • Government-backed postgraduate loans are available to help UK and EU students to finance their studies. Loans are available of up to £10,906 for Masters by Research students and up to £25,700 for PhD students, in all subject areas.
  • International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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