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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas


  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    12 Months Full Time or 24 Months Part Time

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees


  • Last Updated

    25 August 2017

Course content

Your programme of study

It has been a huge challenge to get criminal justice systems to comply with human rights in many parts of law but particularly in applying criminal justice globally. In studying the programme at University of Aberdeen you gain real understanding about the close relationship between the two disciplines and how they inter relate. This programme will really help you within the legal profession when you practice law and provide advice in this area. You study in an international environment with over 40 different nationalities studying postgraduate law at Aberdeen. This gives you a much wider insight into experience of people from other countries and you are taught by academics with considerable experience in practicing the law. You are taught by a school which is ranked in the top 10 in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2018).

The LLM in Criminal Justice reflects established areas of research strength in the School of Law, and offers options which are both of international and/or comparative relevance and which meet the demand for studying contemporary issues in comparative criminal justice at an advanced level.

Courses listed for the programme

Semester 1

Critical Legal Thinking and Scholarship

Master of Law Dissertation

Optional Courses

Oil and Minerals for Good

The Politics of Human Rights

Criminological Theories

Issues in Criminal Justice

Semester 2

Criminal Evidence and Proof

Criminal Law

International Criminal Law

The use of Force in International Law

International Human Rights Law

International Humanitarian Law

Semester 3

Master of Law Dissertation

Find out more detail by visiting the programme web page


Why study at Aberdeen?

  • The Law School has been integral to Aberdeen's history since 1495 and is ranked 10th in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2018)
  • 98% of students in an exit survey felt that their LLM added value to their career prospects and 97% would recommend their course to others
  • You study with over 40 nationalities and benefit from different perspectives internationally

Where you study

  • University of Aberdeen
  • 12 Months Full Time or 24 Months Part Time
  • September of January start

International Student Fees 2017/2018

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*Please be advised that some programmes have different tuition fees from those listed above and that some programmes also have additional costs.


View all funding options on our funding database via the programme page



Living in Aberdeen

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  • Campus Facilities
  • Aberdeen City
  • Student Support
  • Clubs and Societies

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Visit the Criminal Justice and Human Rights LLM (January or September Start) page on the Aberdeen University website for more details!






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