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LLM Criminal Justice and Criminal Law


Course Description

The opportunity to study Criminal Justice and Criminal Law at an advanced level is a particular strength of the LLM at the University of Leeds.

This programme will enable you to develop a sophisticated knowledge of current issues in criminal justice, criminology and criminal law in the UK, Europe and across the globe. It combines cutting-edge compulsory modules with a wide range of optional modules allowing you to tailor your degree to your own particular interests.

Throughout the course we’ll encourage you to:

examine critical issues in criminal law
explore the complex and dynamic nature of the criminal justice process
understand the mechanics of the research process
consider the rights of individuals within criminal justice processes.

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

(Student Profile)

Chris Chilton

1493.jpg Criminal Law is always what I have wanted to focus on in my career as a Barrister. Since I first decided to go into the profession, I have wanted to study Criminal Law because I believe it offers the widest variety of interesting and challenging legal work – something which my studies and work experience have repeatedly confirmed. When deciding to study for a Masters Degree, I jumped at the chance to focus on Criminal Law and further develop my interest in this area.

I love studying on my course and have found the work challenging but stimulating at the same time. My tutors have always been really supportive of my work and always strive to offer support or feedback when it is needed.

I especially enjoy the Criminal Law module, as it is great to cover the new developments in the Law that have taken place in the few years since I last studied the subject. Being a Postgraduate, I am also encouraged to undertake a lot of my own research and I am very much looking forward to completing my dissertation on a topic that is of great interest to me.

The learning facilities in the School of Law are first class! The new Liberty Building is a fantastic environment in which to study Law and get your degree and the facilities in the building are second-to-none. That said, even before we moved into the new building, the facilities provided by the were top notch.

As a qualified Barrister, I became heavily involved with mooting and ended up judging many of the moots and a mock trial for the undergraduate students – it has been great to pass on the things I have learned to others, in order to help them on their way towards their future careers.

I have had an amazing time studying in the School of Law and at the University of Leeds in general and would encourage everyone who is thinking about applying to definitely apply! Thanks to all the lecturers and support staff at Leeds who have made my time here so enjoyable and successful.




(Scholarship)

Postgraduate Scholarships - 2 Awards

The School of Law is offering two scholarships of £2,000 for high-quality students studying postgraduate taught programmes in the School in 2015/16. The Professional Graduate Scholarship is not available to those registering via a School or University agreement.These scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2000

Eligibility

- You must hold an offer of a place to study and begin your postgraduate taught Masters programme in September 2015.
- You must be classified as a Home/EU student for tuition fee purposes.
- You must have one of the following ...
- A First Class undergraduate degree in a related subject
- An upper Second Class undergraduate degree in a related subject (with an average of at least 62% in years 2 and 3) and a mark of 65% or above in the dissertation
- For applicants with at least five years of relevant work experience: an Upper Second undergraduate degree in a related subject.

Application Procedure

You must submit an application to the Law Admissions Office which includes proof of the criteria above. You must include your University ID number in your letter.

Further Information

http://www.law.leeds.ac.uk/postgraduates/taught-postgraduates/fees-and-funding


(Scholarship)

Liberty Scholarships - 6 Awards

The School of Law is offering six Liberty Scholarships of £3,000 to international students of high academic quality starting a postgraduate taught programme in 2015.These scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic performance in your undergraduate degree; the final decision on the award of a Liberty Scholarship will be that of the appointed award panel. The Scholarships have been created to aid those students from countries and/or regions where lack of funding is the biggest barrier to obtaining higher education overseas. The Liberty Scholarship is not available to those registering via a School or University agreement.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£3000

Eligibility

- You must be classified as an international student for tuition fee purposes.
- You must hold an offer of a place to study and begin your posgradaute taught Masters programme in September 2014.
- You must be resident of a country where there is limited availability of funding for international education at the post-graduate level
- You must hold an Upper Second Undergraduate degree in a related subject (with an average of at least 62% in years 2 & 3) and a mark of 65% or above in the dissertation.

Application Procedure

You must submit a statement of 250 words to addressing the twin requirements of academic excellence and enhancing international outreach. You must include your University ID number in your letter.

Further Information

http://www.law.leeds.ac.uk/postgraduates/taught-postgraduates/fees-and-funding



Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in law, criminal justice and criminology or a related discipline.

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