City, University of London

City, University of London

Criminal Litigation

The course concentrates on the principles that lie behind the criminal justice system and the need to place those principles in a critical and comparative context.

Entry requirements

A degree in law (normally Upper 2nd Class Honours); or an appropriate professional qualification and experience; professional experience (for example, substantial experience as a police officer); applicants whose native language is not English require an IELTS score of 7 with a minimum of 6 in each area or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: criminal procedure: rules and practice; criminal evidence: exclusion and inclusion; sentencing: justice and difference; advocacy in the criminal trial; victims and vulnerable witnesses; psychology, advocacy and evidence; court of appeal: criminal practice and procedure; international criminal law: crimes, courts and trials; sentencing: culpability and harm; advocacy: trial stories; criminal procedure: theory and reality; criminal evidence and proof; ethics for the legal practitioner.

Assessment methods

Modules are assess through a combination of coursework and practice-focused projects. A dissertation of 15,000-20,000 words on a topic that falls within one or more of the module areas is also required.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time £ 10,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
LLM Full-time £ 15,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
LLM Part-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
LLM Part-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square Islington EC1V 0HB South East

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