Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Global Crime, Justice and Security

Governments and authorities in the 21st century are facing major challenges as they deal with terrorism and complex organised crime which crosses borders and poses difficult issues for legal practitioners and organisations across a variety of sectors. Students will have an opportunity to critically analyse and understand the complexities arising in this highly specialist and complex field - both challenging and informing global and comparative perspectives. This course is underpinned by a significant engagement with existing and emerging research and advanced scholarship. The course is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Flexible entry points mean you can opt for either an LLM (if you choose exclusively law modules) or MSc (if you decide to take a mix of law and social science modules) award.

Course modules

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study. •Contemporary issues in global crime, justice and security Introducing you to core concepts, processes and institutions of international law and how they relate to the programme's themes of crime, justice and security in a global context The option modules you will typically study include: •Legal research methods You will be trained in the process of conducting and writing up research. This module serves as a preparatory stage for the dissertation module at the end of the course •Dissertation You will undertake a 12,000 word written project on a topic agreed with the programme leader and/or module leader, relevant to the programme's curriculum. A supervisor will be assigned from the programme team to guide you in developing your work •International criminal law Understand crimes against humanity, genocide and war crimes, and explore how international law provides machinery to hold accountable those responsible for such crimes •Conflict and welfare in international law Explore the legal rules which govern states' recourse to the use of force against one another, as well as the body of humanitarian law which regulates the manner by which armed conflict is conducted •Global crime and security An in-depth study into the phenomena of cross-border criminal activity and terrorism, and collaborative responses to it •The United Nations international security and global justice Understand the role of the United Nations in the maintenance of international peace and security. You will explore the UN's experiences in areas such as peacekeeping, military enforcement and the imposition of sanctions •EU foreign security and justice policy Consider and explore the role of the European Union as an international actor, and understand how it has performed an increased security function on the global stage •Gender perspectives and international law Consider various aspects of international law from perspectives that are informed by gender, using examples such as sexual violence during armed conflict to explore more theoretical debates about the role of gender in the operation of international law •Statehood, peoples and statelessness What is the concept of the state and the phenomena of statelessness; how do states relate to their populations, and under which circumstances do states dissolve? •Democracy, rights and rule of law Understand the theoretical aspects of human rights, and its relationship with democracy in the modern world

Assessment methods

Our expert academics have designed your assessed work to ensure that you fulfil your potential at this important stage of your development as a postgraduate. Technology plays a crucial role in learning through this programme and modules use online feedback and face-to-face assessments. The programme's blended learning techniques include: interactive, self-directed and independent learning, lecturer-produced course documents, collaboration and cohort learning through online forums or group working. Teaching is usually delivered via seminars and workshops in the new Redmonds Building, and you will need to undertake some preliminary reading to prepare for and take part in group discussions. You will be able to access all University resources including LJMU's extensive print and online library resources.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2018 GBP 13,250 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2018 GBP 5,985 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 GBP 33 per Credit (Home/EU) 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 5,985 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 13,250 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 33 per Credit (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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