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.
You can study to attain a broad overview of criminal justice processes, or for those wishing to gain in-depth understanding of criminal law and criminal justice, you can specialise in particular aspects as diverse as underpinning theories, policing, health aspects of criminal justice or indeed international aspects of law enforcement co-operation.
Why Study this Course?
- Study at a top global law school - the University of Birmingham is in the top 100 in the world for Law (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020), reflecting the high quality of our teaching and our world-leading research. The LLM Criminal Law and Criminal Justice pathway has been developed by expert academics including Dr Marianne Wade.
- Research-led teaching - our academics conduct cutting-edge research which informs law reform. The latest Research Excellence Framework confirmed that 96% of our research is judged to be internationally recognised.
- Professional links - our Centre for Professional Legal Education and Research provides professional opportunities to network with top firms, engage with leading global experts and plan for your future career aspirations.
- Optional modules - you will choose your options from one of the widest ranges of modules on any LLM programme in the UK with up to 30 modules available, enabling you to create a unique degree tailored to your interests and preferred specialism.
- Opportunity to specialise - explore topics ranging from well-established crimes, such as terrorism, to challenging the injustices of harms not usually recognised as criminal, such as the discriminatory drafting of law or operation of criminal justice institutions.
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.
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- Human Rights and Criminal Justice
- International and European Legal Responses to Terrorism
- Issues in Criminal Law and Justice
- Issues in International Criminal Law and Justice
- Socio-Legal Theory
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesInternational Law Criminal Law Master of Laws (LLM) View 140 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
International20160 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20160 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9500 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK/EU: 4,750 GBP per year
Living costs for Birmingham
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
- 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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