Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

Security is a major contemporary preoccupation; criminal law and criminal justice are key responses. This postgraduate degree in criminal law and criminal justice offers an exciting, challenging and distinctive opportunity to undertake advanced study in these areas.

The central focus of the programme is the interface between criminal law and criminal justice. It offers a theoretically informed and multidisciplinary course of study. In addition to studying the now established critical and theoretical perspectives relevant to criminal law and criminal justice, the programme also has a humanities focus, which offers an opportunity to explore and engage with cutting'edge scholarship in criminal law and criminal justice studies.

Course Modules

You take 3 compulsory modules, 1 of which is a dissertation, and 3 option modules.

The dual stream award (either LLM or MA) allows you to choose a qualification that best suits your existing and future career. The final award will be determined prior to completion.

Core modules:

Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice;

Criminal Law Theory and History;

Dissertation MA/LLM Criminal Law and Criminal Justice .

Option modules:

Crime and Control;

Gender, Sexuality and Criminal Justice;

Hate Crime;

International Criminal Justice;

Psychology of Law and Crime;

Punishment and Justice;

Qualitative Methodology .

Please note: not all option modules will be available every year.

Start Date:

10/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Part Time
MA £5,375 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA £8,200 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA £16,400 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA £10,725 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
LLM £10,725 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
LLM £16,400 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
LLM £5,375 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
LLM £8,200 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Good 2nd-Class Honours degree in law or a related discipline in the humanities or social sciences; degrees from overseas institutions must be equivalent to a UK 2nd-Class degree. Other relevant qualifications and appropriate professional experience and training welcome. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.