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|Application deadline:||as early as possible|
|Start date:||September 2013|
|Credits:|| 60 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
The field of criminal justice has expanded dramatically over the past decade, not only with regard to the police and the prison system, but also in the areas of community sentencing and youth justice. This programme covers criminal law and procedure in the UK, internationally and comparatively. It examines criminal justice systems from a range of other perspectives, including the management of organisations, the psychological and sociological causes of criminal behaviour and social and economic perspectives. There is close co-operation with the MA in Criminology, run by the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research. Students on the LLM and MA are able to take modules from both programmes. Criminology has specialists in many areas, including criminological theory, research methods, youth crime, gender, cultural criminology and terrorism.
The LLM in Criminal Justice is designed for people who already work, or intend to work, within the criminal justice system, whether for the police, probation service, prison service or other organisations, or those with an interest in such matters.
The Master's degrees offered within the Law School are taught by seminar and dissertation.
You take three modules in each of the first two terms. These are normally assessed by a single essay of 4-5,000 words for each module, but some modules make special arrangements for assessment, for example, by requiring two essays of 2-2,500 words, or by awarding up to 20% of the marks according to the quality of student participation.
In the third term and during the summer period, you write a 15-20,000 word dissertation, under the supervision of a member of academic staff. This should be on a specific topic within the field of the degree.
For all of the Law taught Master's degrees, there is the alternative of studying for a postgraduate diploma. Students registered for the diploma take the same modules as a Master's student, but do not write a dissertation.
* Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
* Five modules drawn from options in the Law School or the MA in Criminology, currently including: International Criminal Law; International Protection of Human Rights; Military Justice; Penology; Policing; Research Methods in Criminal Justice; Theories of Crime and Deviance; Youth and Crime
* Dissertation of 15-20,000 words
Assessment is by a 4-5,000-word essay for each module, and the dissertation for the Master's award.
A first or good second class honours degree in law or a related subject. We also consider applications on the basis of relevant work experience.
English language requirements
* 6.5 incl
* 6.0 reading
* 6.0 writing
* 5.5 listening
* 5.5 speaking
* 90 incl
* 22 reading
* 21 writing
* 21 listening
* 23 speaking
|CAE score:||75(Grade B)|
|TOEFL internet-based test score:||90|
Every school at Kent offers one or two University postgraduate research scholarships, each available for three years, providing fees at the home/EU rate and a stipend up to £13,590 per annum (2011/12 rate).
KLS offers scholarships in the form of Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs) whereby postgraduate research students receive financial support in return for teaching. The value of awards may vary, but often cover tuition fees at the home/EU rate and a substantial maintenance grant.
All postgraduate research students are eligible to apply for GTAs.
For the taught LLM programmes, the Law School offers a small number of overseas scholarships.
These offer a full tuition fee scholarship at the overseas rate.
The Law School also offers the Larry Grant Scholarship, with tuition fees paid at the UK/EU rate and up to £1,500, for successful scholarship applicants who carry out research in areas of clinical legal education, human rights or immigration.
You are normally required to take an English Proficiency Test.
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