Masters | Postgraduate Course - Criminal Justice LLM Course Details within Queen Mary University of London

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Criminal Justice LLM

Study Details

LLM 1 year Full time 2 years Part time

The LLM in Criminal Justice programme will allow you to gain an in depth knowledge of criminal justice systems at international, supranational and domestic levels. The programme aims to foster an understanding of the challenges criminal justice is facing at national, EU and international levels and in a comparative context; and to provide a potential route to post-graduate research in the area of criminal justice.

You will be taught by internationally recognised experts in the field of criminal justice, drawing on their research strengths and extensive knowledge of the subject area.

Your fellow students will 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.

Module details

Certain combinations of modules may be restricted or required – see the individual module description for more details. These are also subject to change but will be confirmed prior to module selection.

  • QLLM101 EU Criminal Law (Sem 2)
  • QLLM169 Punishment in England 1750-1950 (Sem 1)
  • QLLM173 Terrorism and Human Rights Constitutional Perspectives (Sem 1)
  • QLLM174 Migration, Security and Human Rights (Sem 2)
  • QLLM311 Policing in Local and Global Contexts (Sem 1)
  • QLLM312 Comparative Criminal Justice (Sem 2)
  • QLLM313 Criminal Justice and Surveillance Technologies (Sem 2)
  • QLLM323 State Crime (Sem 2)
  • QLLM351 Cybercrime: Substantive Offences (Sem 1)
  • QLLM352 Cybercrime: International Co-operation and Digital Investigations (Sem 2)
  • QLLM436 Law of Economic Crime 1 (Sem 1)
  • QLLM437 Law of Economic Crime 2 (Sem 2)
  • QLLM455 Mental Health Law: The Mental Capacity Act (Sem 1)
  • QLLM456 Mental Health Law: The Mental Health Act (Sem 1)
  • QLLM468 Human Rights of Women 2 (Sem 2)
  • QLLM475 Principles of International Criminal Law (Sem 1)
  • QLLM476 Enforcement of International Criminal Law (Sem 2)
  • QLLM486 Migration Asylum Law Through Practice (Sem 2)

Entry Requirements

Law graduates

The usual qualification for entry to the LLM programme is 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

Non-law graduates with a minimum second class honours degree, that have also obtained a Merit (or 60 per cent) 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.
In all cases, a full online application is required in order for a fair assessment and decision to be made. Each application is considered on its merits and on sight of full application documents.
A full and detailed CV is required for all applications and is particularly relevant where professional experience needs to be considered.

Programme Funding

There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.