University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Criminal Justice and Human Rights

This course meets the demand for studying contemporary issues in human rights and criminal justice at an advanced level. students must complete 4 courses and a dissertation. Those registered for this course must take at least 2 human rights modules and at least 1 criminal justice module, the 4th module can be taken from a different law course.

Entry requirements

Normally an Upper Second Honours degree in law (or another discipline) or equivalent. English proficiency is required.

Course modules

Courses in criminal justice: Issues in criminal justice; criminal evidence and proof; international criminal law; criminological theories. Courses in human rights: Oil and minerals for good; international energy and environmental law; the politics of human rights; the evolution of international law in a world of crises; the law of international organisations; intellectual property, human rights and development; international humanitarian law; use of force in international law; international human rights law.

Assessment methods

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 January and September starts. Guidance on the writing of a dissertation is given.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time - 1 years
LLM Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

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

Key information

Graduate Programmes Coordinator, School of Law
Telephone number: 
01224 272443/272429