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  Law, Human Rights in Criminal Justice LLM/MA


University of Limerick    Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Full time & Part time See Course MA, LLM 1 year full time, 2 years part time
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Immerse yourself in the dynamic intersection of law and human rights with the Law, Human Rights in Criminal Justice LLM/MA programme at the University of Limerick. Delve into the evolving field of human rights within criminal justice, exploring areas like policing, European human rights law, and more. Gain a deep understanding of legal regimes at national, regional, and global levels, while honing analytical, research, and communication skills. This programme welcomes law graduates and those from related disciplines, offering a flexible structure for full-time and part-time study. Choose from a diverse range of modules including Comparative International Protection of Human Rights and Criminology. With a strong emphasis on practical skills development, graduates are equipped for roles in law firms, government, NGOs, and academia. Entry requirements include a second-class honours degree in law or a relevant social science. Benefit from the School of Law's commitment to practical legal education, international placements, and a vibrant student community. Join us to embark on a rewarding academic journey towards a deeper understanding of human rights in criminal justice.

About the course

This programme is designed to emphasise the inter-relationship between what have traditionally been taught as the two distinct disciplines of human rights and criminal justice. Students will be provided with a comprehensive knowledge of this ever developing field of law and encouraged to assess the merit of mainstreaming human rights within the criminal justice system. Covering key areas such as policing and human rights and law of the European Convention on Human Rights, the programme aims to foster general and specific skills with respect to the modern criminal justice system both in Ireland and internationally.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants must normally have a second class honours degree, grade 2 (2.2) in law or in a relevant social science (Primary degree: Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland). Applicants with a primary degree in law should apply for the LLM whereas all non-law applicants should apply for the MA. The course structure, elective modules and assessment instruments are the same for LLM and MA students.




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