London South Bank University

Course Introduction

Overview

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 criminal litigation 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.

Employability

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.

Teaching and learning

Content, knowledge and understanding is assessed through coursework, or, a combination of coursework, presentations and online assessments. Coursework can take many forms (based on the practical or theoretical content of the module) including essays and reports.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Master of Laws - LL.M Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Master of Laws - LL.M Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
Master of Laws - LL.M European 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: 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. The English language qualifications for international students need IELTS score of 6.5, Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.