LLM Criminal Justice and Criminal Law appeals to people from all disciplinary backgrounds with an interest in contemporary criminal justice and criminological issues and criminal law.
Our programme will enable you to develop a detailed, specialist knowledge of concepts and issues at the forefront of contemporary understandings of crime, criminal justice, criminology and criminal law.
In addition, we offer a wide range of optional modules in law, criminal justice, criminology and beyond: our students tailor the programme to their own particular interests.
You will develop a sophisticated understanding of national and international criminal justice and criminological issues. You will develop a critical understanding of central issues in criminal law.
We also designed our programme to foster key transferrable skills; a strong writing style, excellent oral presentation skills, an ability to evaluate information from diverse sources, and the capacity to think critically and analytically is beneficial in both academic and professional arenas.
This course has four compulsory modules. You also take one or two of the optional modules, depending on which module options you choose.
* Contemporary Criminological Theory and Approaches
* Criminal Justice Processes
* Postgraduate Legal Research Skills
* Central Issues in Criminal Law
* Advanced Racism and Ethnicity Studies
* Cyberlaw: Regulation of Cyberspace
* Cyberspace Law: Contemporary Issues
* EU Discrimination Law
* European Human Rights
* European Social Law
* Globalisation and Crime
* Globalisation and International Social Change
* Global Justice
* International Human Rights
* International Human Rights and Disabled People
* Security and Justice
* Policing 1: The Nature of Contemporary Policing
* Policing 2: Accountability of Policing
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
You can find further information on fees at University of Leeds Postgraduate Fees and Finance.
Information on Scholarships can be obtained from Scholarships at Leeds.