University of Aberdeen
Criminal Justice has long been an important area for study and is still developing fast particularly in the international arena. There is increased worldwide interest in ensuring that criminal justice systems comply with human rights requirements in order to ensure that states� implementation and enforcement of the criminal law, through investigation, trial and punishment, respect the civil liberties of citizens accused of crime. This programme reflects established areas of research strength in the school of law, and offers options which are both of international and/or comparative relevance and which meet the demand for studying contemporary issues in comparative criminal justice at an advanced level.
Upper 2nd Honours degree in law, or other discipline, or equivalent. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require proof of English language proficiency (IELTS 6.5 with a minimum 6.0 in reading and writing or equivalent).
Students must complete 4 courses, a course in research skills, and a dissertation. At least 3 of courses must be taken from: Criminal evidence and proof; issues in criminal justice; criminological theories; international criminal law.
Assessment is based on a combination of written examination at the end of the relevant semester and 1 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.
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|King's Campus||Aberdeen||AB24 3FX||Scotland|
Postgraduate Officer, School of Law