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.

Entry requirements

Good 2nd-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 2nd-Class degree. Other relevant qualifications and appropriate professional experience and training welcome. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

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 2016 GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,075 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
LLM Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
LLM Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
LLM Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,050 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
LLM Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
LLM Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
LLM Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
LLM Full-time October 2017 - 1 years
LLM Part-time October 2017 - 2 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,075 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,050 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Full-time October 2017 - 1 years
MA Part-time October 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
School of Law
Telephone number: 
020 7631 6511