If you are a recent graduate, or already working within the criminal justice field, you'll further your academic and practical knowledge of the litigation process. The programme is also highly relevant to human rights workers and policy agents working in the UK or abroad. Upon completion you'll have acquired an in-depth and systematic understanding of criminal litigation and criminal justice and will be able to work at the cutting edge of practice and research in these areas.
This course is distinctive for the following reasons:
After completing core modules you'll choose from options that reflect the practical/ theoretical and social justice context of the course. Choices are made following discussion with your personal tutor and also guided by your own professional interests and career aspirations.
International criminal law
Evidence/science and technology
Psychological aspects of investigation
Decision making in the forensic context
Citizenship and combating crime in the EU
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You need the following IELTS score:
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2:2 Honours degree in Law or related subject (such as Sociology, Criminology and Forensic Science). Or a Bachelor degree equivalent to UK Second Class Honours Lower Division.
The programme also recruits graduates from different academic disciplines and practitioners from professions within the criminal justice field.
Criminal Law Practitioners with relevant professional qualifications and experience are not subject to the admissions requirement of having obtained a 2:2 Honours degree.
Individual applications for accreditation of prior learning and experience will be considered in accordance with the FAHS Policy on APL and APEL.
IELTS score of 6.5, Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.
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