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 explore and develop new critical perspectives on major contemporary national and international debates. It is ideal for legal and criminal justice professionals and practitioners. The central focus of this multidisciplinary programme is the interface between criminal law and criminal justice. In addition to studying established critical and theoretical perspectives, the programme also has a humanities focus, which offers an opportunity to explore and engage with cutting-edge scholarship in the subject. The programme is delivered by staff from the School of Law and its Institute for Criminal Policy Research, and a range of visiting international scholars and practitioners. **HIGHLIGHTS** - The School of Law is an internationally recognised centre for critical and interdisciplinary legal research with a strong theoretical and policy focus. It is the home of Birkbeck Law Press and publishes Law and Critique: The International Journal of Critical Legal Thought. - We are among the top 10 law schools in the UK and in the top three in London in the Times Higher Education 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) rankings, while our research environment was judged conducive to producing research of the highest quality. - The School is the home of the Institute for Criminal Policy Research. Jessica Jacobson, its director, leads a team of outstanding researchers. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the Master's programme, participating in compulsory and specialist modules and providing dissertation supervision. - We use technology, such as electronic learning environments, to enhance teaching and learning. Birkbeck Library has an extensive teaching collection of books, journals and electronic resources in law and related disciplines, such as economics, politics and sociology. For example, it provides access to over 17,000 electronic journals, which are available online 24 hours a day. - You can also take advantage of the rich research collections nearby, including those of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Senate House Library, the British Library of Political and Economic Science (LSE Library) and the British Library. - Applicants with a strong academic background may be eligible to apply for AHRC/ESRC awards (UK and EU-based applicants only). Candidates with an outstanding academic record who demonstrate high potential for strong performance on one of our Master's degrees can apply for School of Law Postgraduate Fee Awards.

Entry requirements

LLM: Good second-class honours degree in law or a related discipline in the humanities or social sciences. Degrees from overseas institutions must be equivalent to a UK second-class degree. Other relevant qualifications and appropriate professional experience and training welcome.

Course modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

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 2019 16,800 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
LLM Full-time October 2019 11,000 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
LLM Full-time October 2019 11,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
LLM Full-time October 2019 11,000 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
LLM Full-time October 2019 11,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
LLM Full-time October 2019 11,000 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
LLM Part-time October 2019 11,000 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years
LLM Part-time October 2019 11,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
LLM Part-time October 2019 11,000 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
LLM Part-time October 2019 16,800 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
LLM Part-time October 2019 11,000 per Whole course (England) 2 Years
LLM Part-time October 2019 11,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 11,000 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 11,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 11,000 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 11,000 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 16,800 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 11,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 5,375 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 5,375 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 5,375 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 8,200 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 5,375 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 5,375 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
School of Law
Telephone number: 
02076316511