Queen Mary, University of London

Course Introduction

The programme allows students to gain an in'depth knowledge of criminal justice systems at international, supranational and domestic levels; the programme fosters an understanding of the challenges criminal justice is facing at national, EU and international levels and in a comparative context; and provides a potential route to post'graduate research in the area of criminal justice; students are taught by internationally recognised experts in the field of criminal justice, drawing on their research strengths and extensive knowledge of the subject area; their fellow students come from the UK and more than 80 other countries, each able to draw on prior academic and in many cases professional experiences from different jurisdictions to enrich discussion and debate in class.

Course Modules

Modules may include: Dissertation on criminal justice; international criminal law; law of economic crime; mental health law; EU criminal law; terrorism and human rights; international cybercrimes and investigations; punishment in England 1750'1950; terrorism and human rights (constitutional perspectives); migration, security and human rights; policing in local and global contexts; comparative criminal justice; criminal justice and surveillance technologies.

Course Additional Entry

A degree in law, or a degree with a substantial law content, of at least 2.1 Honours (or equivalent). Law graduates with 2.2 Honours who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify. Non'law graduates with a minimum 2.1 Honours degree, that have also obtained a Merit (or 60 percent) 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. If your 1st language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 - 2 years
Full Time
LLM