Criminal law and criminal justice lie at the heart of questions around how we as a society respond to crime.
On this course, you’ll study an exciting range of topics. You’ll engage in advanced criminal law theory, as well as criminological theory to examine how societies can better understand and respond to crime.
Our research expertise informs our teaching on the LLM. You’ll learn from experts in their fields. Our faculty publish journal articles, books and public reports shaping the fields of criminal law, criminal justice studies and criminology.
You’ll be taught by lecturers who specialise in critical work, in areas including:
Criminal law theory
Comparative criminal justice
Terrorism and international crimes
Human rights and criminal justice
Policing and restorative justice.
Study in a lively and interdisciplinary intellectual environment, giving you the advantage of a wide-ranging knowledge set. This course draws on expertise from the Department of Sociology, which will enable you to develop an interdisciplinary perspective.
Full-time and part-time study
Choose to study this course full time or part-time, to fit around your work and personal life. Modules for the full-time course are listed below.
For details about the part-time course, contact Dr Mark Walters at firstname.lastname@example.org
Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.
Advanced Legal Research and Writing
Criminology in Theory and Method
Issues in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice
Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests.
Corruption and the Law
Hate Crime and Sexual Violence
International and Transnational Offending
Restorative Justice: Domestic and International Approaches
Terrorism and the Internet
How can I fund my course?
Postgraduate Masters loans
You can borrow up to £11,222 to help with fees and living costs if your course starts on or after 1 August 2021. Loans are available from the Student Loans Company if you’re from the UK or if you’re an EU national studying for a Masters.
Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.
Recent School of Law, Politics and Sociology graduates have gone on to jobs including:
General adviser, Citizens Advice Bureau
Legal assistant, Martin Searle Solicitors
Pupillage, 1 Crown Office Row.
(Sussex Law School careers database)