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  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    University of Aberdeen

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN, SEP

  • Duration

    12 Months

Course summary

The LLM in Criminal Justice at the University of Aberdeen is focused on critical and comparative thinking around criminal procedures and systems. Our programme will help you develop a clearer and better understanding of criminal justice systems and how criminal law is implemented in today’s society around the world. You will learn about crucial elements, criminal law, evidence, and the causes of crime, enabling you to work in a multitude of countries around the world. You will have the opportunity to study courses such as Criminal Evidence and Proof, Issues in Criminal Justice, Criminological Theories and International Criminal Law. The Criminal Justice programme was designed with the assistance of external contacts as well as the expertise of our internal staff at the University. The combined input from our staff and Criminal Justice experts, will enable you to gain unique insights into criminal justice systems around the world. Advance your understanding of the dynamics of this fascinating area of law and improve your employability prospects in the field with our carefully coordinated programme, which aligns with the competencies required for today’s international job market. The University of Aberdeen prides itself on attracting world-class teaching staff with international experience and knowledge in their specialist subjects. You will have access to first rate teaching from globally respected staff, such as Programme Director Professor Pete Duff, who specialises in criminal justice, evidence and procedure. He has worked at the Centre for Criminological Research at the University of Oxford, the City University of Hong Kong, the University of the South Pacific, and Chiang Mai University in Thailand.

Many international students have gone on to work directly in the law profession back in their home countries. Others have even been funded by the UN have gone on to work all over the world, especially in the area of human rights.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 19,000per year

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University information

University of Aberdeen

  • University League Table

    26th

  • Campus address

    University of Aberdeen, Directorate of External Relations, King's College, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, City Of, AB24 3FX, Scotland

One of the top 30 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide).
Student population includes over 130 nationalities, with strong international global networks.
An International Centre provides support to students from application to graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    6th out of 103 3

    20th out of 102 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    200 91%

    8th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    89 89%

    5th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    15th

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    175 88%

    3rd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    44 44%

    82nd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.20 84%

    15th

    28

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