The LLM/MA in Human Rights in Criminal Justice is designed to give graduates an understanding of the interaction between human rights and criminal justice in the 21st century and knowledge of the legal actors, supervisory bodies and institutions central to the field. Students will be given an in-depth understanding of the legal regimes operating at national, regional and global levels and sources of human rights law in the field of criminal justice.
In addition to an understanding of the human rights protection mechanisms in this context, students will address the question of how human rights law can be enforced. Students will also develop important transferable skills including analytical, research, communication and report writing skills.
LLM: designed for talented law graduates with an interest in working in the field of international human rights and criminal justice/policing
MA: designed for talented graduates in a related discipline with an interest in working in the field of international human rights and criminal justice/policing.
This degree can be taken on a full time, twelve month basis, or a part time twenty four month basis. Full time students complete the programme over a period of twelve months by taking four modules in both the autumn and spring semesters, before completing a dissertation during the summer semester. Part- time students complete the programme over a 24 month period by taking two modules in both the autumn and spring semesters of each year, before completing a dissertation in the summer semester of the second year. The module selection for each semester will be by agreement with the Course Director.
The topic for a students dissertation is determined during the spring semester, supervised by a faculty member, and submitted at the end of the summer semester.