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.
Normally an Upper Second Honours degree in law (or another discipline) or equivalent. English proficiency is required.
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 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|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|King's Campus||Aberdeen||AB24 3FX||Scotland|
Graduate Programmes Coordinator, School of Law