University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Criminal Justice and Criminal Law

This programme appeals to people from all disciplinary backgrounds with an interest in contemporary criminal justice and criminological issues and criminal law. It will enable you to develop a detailed, specialist knowledge of concepts and issues at the forefront of contemporary understandings of crime, criminal justice, criminology and criminal law. You will develop a sophisticated understanding of national and international criminal justice and criminological issues and develop a critical understanding of central issues in criminal law.

Entry requirements

An Upper 2nd Class Honours degree in law or a related discipline or non-UK equivalent.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Contemporary criminological theory and approaches; criminal justice processes; postgraduate legal research skills; central issues in criminal law; dissertation. Optional modules: Advanced racism and ethnicity studies; cyberlaw (regulation of cyberspace); cyberspace law (contemporary issues); EU discrimination law; European human rights; European social law; globalisation and crime; globalisation and international social change; global justice; international human rights; international human rights and disabled people; security and justice; policing 1 (the nature of contemporary policing); policing 2 (accountability of policing).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
LLM Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

School of Law
Telephone number: 
(0) 113 343 7573