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Criminal Justice LLM (January & September start)

Course Description

Your programme of study

There has always been a need for well trained lawyers in Criminal Law internationally and at Aberdeen you gain understanding of the various jurisdictions and their criminal justice systems to enable you to work internationally within the discipline. You study detailed criminal evidence and proof, issues in criminal justice, theories and law with highly respected professionals such as Professor Pete Duff who has worked at the Criminological Research Centre at Oxford and City University Hong Kong and University of the South Pacific. The programme gives you the skills and knowledge to work back in your home country within the law. Some alumni have gone on to work at the UN or within human rights fields globally.

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

Courses listed for the programme

Semester 1
Critical Legal Thinking and Scholarship

Optional Courses
Issues in Criminal Justice
Criminological Theories

Semester 2
Criminal Evidence and Proof
Criminal Law
International Criminal Law

Semester 3
Master of Law Dissertation

Find out more detail by visiting the programme web page

Why study at Aberdeen?

• The School of Law is ranked 10th in the UK (Complete University Guide 2018) and 97% students would recommend their
programme to others
• You study with over 40 nationalities which adds value to studying criminal law applicable internationally
• You are taught by experts many of whom provide consultancy to major organisations such as the Dutch parliament at The Hague

Where you study

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

International Student Fees 2017/2018

Find out about fees:

*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

Find out more about:
• Your Accommodation
• Campus Facilities
• Aberdeen City
• Student Support
• Clubs and Societies

Find out more about living in Aberdeen:

Living costs

Visit the Criminal Justice LLM (January & September start) page on the Aberdeen University website for more details!

Student Profiles

International Masters Scholarship - 20+ Awards

University of Aberdeen has a high academic standard and quality within all of its programmes. It wishes to promote talent and encourage students from:
African Countriesto study a postgraduate qualification at University of Aberdeen

Value of Scholarship(s)



Scholarships are available in January and September
You must have an unconditional offer for a masters taught programme
You must be a full time international student
You must be based at the Aberdeen City campus for your studies

Application Procedure

Once you have received your firm offer from the Vice Principle you will receive a scholarship offer.
Instructions will be sent to you about how to accept your scholarship.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Normally a 2(1) Honours degree in Law (or another discipline) or equivalent. IELTS (overall 6.5), TOEFL (overall 90), PTE Academic (overall 62), Cambridge English Advanced and Proficiency (overall 176)[[English Language Requirements]]View Website

Last Updated

31 July 2017

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