Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

Security is a major contemporary preoccupation; criminal law and criminal justice are key responses. This postgraduate degree in criminal law and criminal justice offers an exciting, challenging and distinctive opportunity to undertake advanced study in these areas. The central focus of the programme is the interface between criminal law and criminal justice. It offers a theoretically informed and multidisciplinary course of study. In addition to studying the now established critical and theoretical perspectives relevant to criminal law and criminal justice, the programme also has a humanities focus, which offers an opportunity to explore and engage with cutting-edge scholarship in criminal law and criminal justice studies.

Course modules

You take 3 compulsory modules, 1 of which is a dissertation, and 3 option modules. The dual stream award (either LLM or MA) allows you to choose a qualification that best suits your existing and future career. The final award will be determined prior to completion. Core modules: Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice; Criminal Law Theory and History; Dissertation MA/LLM Criminal Law and Criminal Justice . Option modules: Crime and Control; Gender, Sexuality and Criminal Justice; Hate Crime; International Criminal Justice; Psychology of Law and Crime; Punishment and Justice; Qualitative Methodology . Please note: not all option modules will be available every year.

Assessment methods

Final assessment for most compulsory and option modules is based on a 4000-word essay. You will also submit a dissertation of 6000-8000 words on a topic of your choice, to be agreed with the programme director.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time October 2018 GBP 10,725 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
LLM Full-time October 2018 GBP 16,400 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
LLM Part-time October 2018 GBP 8,200 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
LLM Part-time October 2018 GBP 5,375 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
MA Full-time October 2018 GBP 16,400 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2018 GBP 10,725 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MA Part-time October 2018 GBP 8,200 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2018 GBP 5,375 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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School of Law
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02076316511