London South Bank University

London South Bank University

Crime and Litigation

With over 30 years of expertise, LSBU Law has shaped the professional futures of thousands of law students. Through critical and comparative studies of justice and the criminal litigation process this course will give you demonstrable understanding of the key principles that ground the UK criminal justice system, its issues, approaches and topical debates. If you are a recent graduate, or already working within the criminal justice field, you'll further your academic and practical knowledge of the litigation process. The programme is also highly relevant to human rights workers and policy agents working in the UK or abroad. Upon completion you'll have acquired an in-depth and systematic understanding of criminal litigation and criminal justice and will be able to work at the cutting edge of practice and research in these areas. This course is distinctive for the following reasons: *Emphasis on human rights and justice issues; *Practical legal problem-solving drawing upon a variety of legal and non-legal knowledge, understanding and skills; *Leading practitioner insights into current legal and criminal justice practice issues; *Strong national links with the legal profession; *The learning environment is greatly enhanced by guest lectures, delivered by distinguished scholars and practitioners.

Entry requirements

*2:2 Honours degree in Law or related subject (such as Sociology, Criminology and Forensic Science). Or a Bachelor degree equivalent to UK Second Class Honours Lower Division.
*The programme also recruits graduates from different academic disciplines and practitioners from professions within the criminal justice field.
*Criminal Law Practitioners with relevant professional qualifications and experience are not subject to the admissions requirement of having obtained a 2:2 Honours degree.
*Individual applications for accreditation of prior learning and experience will be considered in accordance with the FAHS Policy on APL and APEL.

Course modules

Core modules: research methods; criminal litigation; criminal justice; dissertation.
Module options: international criminal law; evidence/science and technology; psychological aspects of investigation; decision making in the forensic context; advocacy; policing; investigative psychology; terrorism; citizenship and combating crime in the EU.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes coursework, presentations and essays.

Sponsorship information


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2016 - 14 months
LLM Part-time September 2016 - 26 months
LLM Full-time September 2017 - 14 months
LLM Part-time September 2017 - 26 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Southwark Campus Kensington and Chelsea SE1 0AA South East

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