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Law and Criminology

This course builds on criminological and legal skills and knowledge so as to provide specialist training in criminological, criminal justice and legal research; the course programme enables students to develop an international perspective on crime, justice and law through national and cross-national approaches and case studies of other societies, and/or cutting edge issues in contemporary criminology and law; students must achieve 60 credits for law and 60 for criminology.

Entry requirements

A 2(ii) degree from an approved University is required.

International applicants are normally required to provide evidence of English language proficiency. The minimum English language requirements will normally be:

  • IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each individual component score
  • Pearson PTE: a score of 62 (with no element lower than 58)
  • Cambridge English Test – Advanced: 176 (with no element lower than 169)

International Students

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.

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If you want advice or a general chat about what’s available contact the International Education Centre on +44 (0) 1248 382028

Course modules

Compulsory: key issues in crime and justice; international law of armed conflict; international case studies in criminology and criminal justice; forensic linguistics in court; international criminal law.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,000 (Whole course) International 12 Months
LLM Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,400 (Whole course) Home/EU 12 Months

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