London South Bank University

Course Introduction

This course is distinctive for the following reasons: Emphasis on human rights and justice issues; Practical legal problem-solving drawing upon a variety of legal and non-legal knowledge, understanding and skills; Leading practitioner insights into current legal and criminal justice practice issues; Strong national links with the legal profession; The learning environment is greatly enhanced by guest lectures, delivered by distinguished scholars and practitioners. With over 30 years of expertise, LSBU Law has shaped the professional futures of thousands of law students. Through critical and comparative studies of justice and the criminal litigation process this course will give you demonstrable understanding of the key principles that ground the UK criminal justice system, its issues, approaches and topical debates. If you are a recent graduate, or already working within the criminal justice field, you'll further your academic and practical knowledge of the litigation process. The programme is also highly relevant to human rights workers and policy agents working in the UK or abroad. Upon completion you'll have acquired an in-depth and systematic understanding of criminal litigation and criminal justice and will be able to work at the cutting edge of practice and research in these areas. Upon completion of the course you'll have developed advanced legal practice skills and an informed and reflective understanding of the criminal justice system. As well as legal practice, graduates of this LLM may seek employment in a variety of related fields such as research and policy making the police, prison and probation services.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Master of Laws - LL.M £7,500 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Master of Laws - LL.M £7,500 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
Master of Laws - LL.M £13,125 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Laws - LL.M £7,500 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Laws - LL.M £7,500 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Laws - LL.M £13,125 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should have 2:2 Honours degree in Law or related subject (such as Sociology, Criminology and Forensic Science) or a Bachelor degree equivalent to UK Second Class Honours Lower Division. The programme also recruits graduates from different academic disciplines and practitioners from professions within the criminal justice field. Criminal Law Practitioners with relevant professional qualifications and experience are not subject to the admissions requirement of having obtained a 2:2 Honours degree. Individual applications for accreditation of prior learning and experience will be considered in accordance with the FAHS Policy on APL and APEL.
  • International entry requirements: The English language qualifications for international students need IELTS score of 6.5, Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.