Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Criminal Justice

This programme is designed for those with an academic or professional interest in law, crime and criminal justice; it enables students to understand the practical operation of criminal justice and how the state responds to criminality and victimisation. Students are encouraged to develop a critical understanding of the criminal justice process and the practical operation of criminal law in a domestic and comparative context, and are given the opportunity to explore in-depth a particular criminal justice-related issue through the submission of a dissertation.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Law, Social Science, Humanities or a cognate discipline. Exemption from these requirements may be considered for those applicants who hold a Masters degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) or for those applicants with a 2.2. Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) along with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience. International students must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS score of 6.5 taken within the last 2 years, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required.

Course modules

Core modules may include: Approaches to legal research; issues and methods in arts, humanities and social sciences; criminal justice processes; criminology methods 1 and 2; law as method; optional modules may include: Childhood, youth and justice; crime prevention and community safety; gender, sexuality and violence; penal policies and practice; philosophy of law; policing; psychological aspects of crime; punishment and social control; race and criminal justice; regulating corporate and white collar crime; regulation of technology; restorative justice; sex offending, risk and society; transitional justice and conflict transformation; transnational crime; war, crime and criminology.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through: coursework and a 15,000-word dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,730 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
LLM Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen's University Belfast Belfast BT7 1NN Northern Ireland

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School of Law
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028 9097 3842