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  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    City Centre Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course Overview

This master's in law is part of Northumbria University's innovative and flexible LLM Law framework, which will allow you to study for your LLM with a specialism.

The Law (Criminal Justice) LLM branch specialism has been designed to meet the needs of legal practitioners, policy makers and other professionals who currently work, or hope to work in the field of criminal justice.

We also welcome applications from those of you who wish to engage in more detailed, academic study of criminal justice issues than you have previously. You will be provided with a deeper, contextual understanding of the law and the policy issues which affect professional practice.

Our world leading academics will provide you with a critical understanding of contemporary issues in the field of criminal justice. This will include an introduction to criminal justice and forensics and themes around the theory and practice of punishment. This will include youth justice, transnational criminal law and comparative approaches to the law of evidence.

The LLM Law (Criminal Justice) allows you to gain an established postgraduate legal qualification, while specialising in this innovative field. This offers you an exceptional opportunity to gain career enhancing knowledge and skills which can be applied to a wide range of careers and so, this LLM Criminal Justice is an excellent specialism for;

  • Existing barristers, solicitors and forensic practitioners
  • The fields of rehabilitation
  • the police service
  • private investigation across the public, private and volunteer sectors
  • PhD study.

Your Future

You will graduate from this course with independence of thought, boundless curiosity and a talent for collaboration – traits valued by every employer.

If you already have a qualifying UK law degree, this course will help you to enhance your CV with a specialism so that you stand out when competing for training contracts.

An LLM (Criminal Justice) will provide students with a thorough structural analysis of the essential aspects of the criminal justice system. Analytical skills and understanding of the complexity of criminal justice will be crucial across a range of different career paths, particularly the fact-finding skills and understanding of the various issues around forensic sciences in the context of criminal justice.

This LLM Criminal Justice MA is an excellent specialism for;

Existing barristers, solicitors and forensic practitioners
The fields of rehabilitation
the police service
private investigation across the public, private and volunteer sectors
PhD study

Studying a branch specialism in a cutting-edge area of law will provide you with the currency of academic knowledge and skills that employers and businesses crave. You will be taught by world leading experts, you will be engaging with the latest thinking and you will be developing the Northumbria graduate attributes that will give you a significant advantage in your chosen field.

If you are joining us from another legal jurisdiction you will be able to apply your specialist skills and knowledge in your home country, contributing to local priorities for growth in relevant areas. For students from countries that follow the Bologna Process and require two year of postgraduate study, it will be possible to study the LLM framework twice, choosing a different specialism each time. You will qualify for an alumni discount on the second year.

Application deadline

30 June 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Northumbria University, Newcastle

  • University League Table

    49th

  • Campus address

    Northumbria University, Northumberland Building, Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 8ST, England

Students from around the world come to Northumbria for its reputation in design, engineering, history, law, business and architecture, amongst others.
Northumbria has an international community of students from over 140 countries, and decades of experience in welcoming students to the city of Newcastle.
Northumbria is one of the leading new universities in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    42nd out of 104 8

    35th out of 105 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    121 54%

    48th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%

    28th

    40
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    36th

    7
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    138 72%

    26th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55.0 55%

    29th

    18
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    53rd

    4

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