• FindA University Ltd Featured Masters Courses
  • Ulster University Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Edinburgh Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Leeds Featured Masters Courses
  • Jacobs University Featured Masters Courses
  • Swansea University Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Cambridge Featured Masters Courses
  • Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Featured Masters Courses
King’s College London Featured Masters Courses
University of Leicester Featured Masters Courses
University of Manchester Featured Masters Courses
Coventry University Featured Masters Courses
Swansea University Featured Masters Courses

Criminal Law and Criminal Justice (LLM)

  • Full time & Part time available
  • £9,300 (UK/EU) £15,850 (International)
  • Law
  • September
  • 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
  • LLM

Course Description

Programme description

This programme will provide students with an advanced understanding of contemporary debates in criminal law and criminal justice.

It is suitable for students who have studied law at undergraduate level and wish to develop their understanding of criminal justice in particular.

It prepares students for further work in this area, whether professional or academic.

Programme structure

This programme offers a range of courses across the fields of criminal law and criminal justice from an international perspective, allowing you to tailor a programme to suit your interests.

The programme structure for 2016/17 will consist of 180 credits, comprised of taught courses worth 120 credits (60 credits of mandatory, core and option courses per semester) and a 10,000 word dissertation worth 60 credits.

The 120 credits of taught courses are made up of the following:

40 credits of mandatory courses:

General Principles of Criminal Law (20 credits, semester 1)
Current Issues in Criminal Law (20 credits, semester 2)

40-80 credits of core courses from the following:

International Criminal Law (full-year course, 40 credits)
Criminal Justice and Penal Process (semester 1, 20 credits)
Global Crime and Insecurity (semester 1, 20 credits)
Cybercrime (semester 2, 20 credits)
Police and Policing (semester 2, 20 credits)
Responding to Global Crime and Insecurity (semester 2, 20 credits)
Sexual Offending and the Law (semester 2, 20 credits)

You may also choose up to 40 credits from a list of option courses that will be made available in September.

See our programme structure and courses information for more details.

Learning outcomes

Having completed the programme, students will emerge with an understanding of contemporary debates in criminal law theory and doctrine, the ability critically to analyse existing practice and new developments in this and related subjects, and advanced-level skills in legal research and analysis.

Visit the Criminal Law and Criminal Justice (LLM) page on the University of Edinburgh website for more details!

Student Profiles

Tercentenary Awards for Excellence - 5 Awards

Edinburgh Law School is pleased to be able to offer five Tercentenary Awards for Excellence of £2,000 towards tuition fees in any LLM or MSc programme offered by the School, starting in September 2014 (including distance learning programmes, and also the MSc in European Union Politics and Law and the MSc in Global Crime, Justice and Security, both of which are offered jointly with the School of Social and Political Studies).

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,000 towards tuition fees


Students should meet the criteria for entry to the LLM/ MSc programmes.

Application Procedure

Deadline: 30th April 2014.You must have already applied to study an LLM or MSc programme before you apply for this scholarship.Once you have applied for your chosen programme of study, you should download and complete the School Scholarships application form. This can be downloaded from the Law School website.Completed application forms should be emailed to [email protected] by the deadline date above.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree in law or its international equivalent. Candidates with a UK 2:1 honours degree in a social science subject will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Email Enquiry

Recipient: University of Edinburgh
Insert previous message below for editing? 
You haven’t included a message. Providing a specific message means universities will take your enquiry more seriously and helps them provide the information you need.
Why not add a message here
* required field
Send a copy to me for my own records.
Email Sent

Share this page:

Cookie Policy    X