University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Criminal Justice

This course allows you to understand how to mitigate the effects of crime, understand and deter crime at source, provide penalties and it allows you to practise in countries around the world.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Honours (2:1) degree in law, or other discipline, or equivalent. Foreign-language students need a minimum of IELTS at 6.5 (6.0 for writing), or an equivalent score on an internationally recognised English test with above-average competence in English language. Previous study of language and linguistics is desirable.

Course modules

Modules include: Critical legal thinking and scholarship; critical legal thinking and scholarship; issues in criminal justice; criminological theories; criminal evidence and proof; criminal law.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a combination of written examination at the end of the relevant semester and one or more course essays. In addition, students must complete a course in research methods and a dissertation on a topic within the specialism. The dissertation is planned and written between March and August each year, for both start dates. Guidance on the writing of a dissertation is given.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
LLM Part-time September 2016 - 24 months
LLM Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
LLM Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
LLM Full-time January 2017 GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
LLM Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
LLM Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
LLM Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
LLM Part-time January 2017 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Officer, School of Law
Telephone number: 
01224 272443