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
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.
More informationVisit official programme website
- 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
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesInternational Law Criminal Law Master of Laws (LLM) View 111 other Masters in Criminal Law in United Kingdom
- Applicants should have a good Honours degree in law, or a degree in another discipline augmented with a pass in the Common Professional Examination
International19170 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 19170 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- UK/EU: 4,625 GBP per year
- 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.
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