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Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

This programme offers the ideal opportunity to study contemporary debates in both criminal law and criminal justice at an advanced level.

Our wide portfolio of courses will help you understand the key concepts and theories underpinning criminal law and criminal justice and how they operate in practice.
It is suitable for students who have studied law at undergraduate level and wish to develop their understanding of criminal justice in particular. It prepares you for further work in this area, whether professional or academic.

The programme consists of 180 credits, comprising taught courses worth 120 credits (60 credits per semester) and a 10,000 word dissertation worth 60 credits.

**Core Courses for 2018/19**
During your studies you will be able to choose from the following core courses.

- General Principles of Criminal Law (20 credits)

- Current Issues in Criminal Law (20 credits)

You will also have the opportunity to study 40 credits of option courses, depending on availability and with the permission of the Programme Director. Please visit our website for full details of the programme structure and your course options.

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances or lack of demand for particular courses, we may not be able to run all courses as advertised come the start of the academic year.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University's language requirements.

Course modules

See our website for detailed programme information.

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