This LLM programme is an exciting and rewarding degree course which attracts a diverse student body: students who are qualified legal practitioners and students with extensive experience in the statutory, community or voluntary sectors nationally and internationally. The diversity among both staff and students allows the students and teachers on the course to learn from each other and makes for a vibrant academic experience.
From a human rights’ perspective, the focus will be on international human rights law (including at regional levels in Europe, Africa and the Americas) but there will be concentration as well on the practice of human rights, especially in the contexts of discrimination, armed conflicts, terrorism and migration.
The criminal justice component of the programme allows students to explore the inter-relationships between crime, justice and society in comparative context. Modules assess criminal justice policies and institutions from an interdisciplinary perspective and allow for in-depth analyses of topical issues in criminal justice and criminology at local, national, regional and international levels.
The programme is delivered through a series of taught modules and culminates in the submission of a dissertation on an original topic.
Human Rights in Practice Choice of Criminal Justice Processes or Crime, Justice and Society Dissertation of 15,000-20,000 words
Equality and Discrimination Humanitarian Law and Human Rights in Times of Conflict Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights Migration and Human Rights Protecting Human Rights in Europe, Africa and the Americas Theoretical Criminology Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice Justice in Transition
Concepts of Human Rights Criminology Methods 1 Concepts, Issues and Methods in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Approaches to Legal Research