The Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice aims to provide a stimulating and relevant postgraduate degree programme taught by internationally recognized scholars and researchers. Students have the opportunity to exit the programme with either an LLM in Criminal Justice or an LLM in Criminology and Criminal Justice, depending on optional modules undertaken.
The Institute’s particular strengths lie in the following areas: policing; transitional justice; critical criminology; sex offending; young people, crime and justice; community safety; prisoner reintegration; and restorative justice. Staff members have strong links with local criminal justice agencies and community organisations as well as extensive comparative and international expertise, providing for a unique student experience. The programme takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of crime and justice and draws on original staff research. Modules are rooted in relevant theoretical frameworks with a strong criminological focus and provide students with methodological training in addition to supporting the development of critical analysis and other transferable skills. Through the dissertation students can explore a wide variety of criminological and criminal justice topics.
The programme is delivered through a series of taught modules and culminates in the submission of a dissertation on an original topic.
Criminal Justice Processes
Dissertation of 15,000-20,000 words
Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice
Crime, Justice and Society
Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights
Criminology Methods 1
Criminology Methods 2
Approaches to Legal Research
Visit the LLM Criminology and Criminal Justice page on the Queen’s University Belfast website for more details!