Edinburgh Law School

University of Edinburgh

Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

This programme offers the ideal opportunity to study contemporary debates in both criminal law and criminal justice at an advanced level. Our wide portfolio of courses will help you understand the key concepts and theories underpinning criminal law and criminal justice and how they operate in practice. It is suitable for students who have studied law at undergraduate level and wish to develop their understanding of criminal justice in particular. It prepares you for further work in this area, whether professional or academic.

Course modules

Courses may include: International criminal law; philosophical foundations of criminal law; organised crime and the law; criminalisation; EU criminal law; sexual offending and the law. Criminal justice and penal process; global crime and insecurity; cybercrime; gender, crime and criminal justice; media and crime; mental health and crime; penal politics; police and policing. For detailed information about courses being offered on this programme please visit our website.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2018 - 1 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Central area campus EH8 9JZ Scotland

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