This programme will provide you with an opportunity to explore and analyse global relationships between criminal laws and national security. With the rise in the threat to national and global security at unprecedented levels, the time to further study this area is now. You will study many aspects of international criminal law, for example, the balance that is struck between human rights and the threat of terrorism in the UK and internationally and the way in which differing jurisdictions tackle international organised crime.
If you are looking to work for international bodies such as the United Nations or the International Criminal Court, or you are looking to continue your studies within this fascinating field, then this course will be the ideal next move to help further develop your career
Applicants should have a good single honours degree. Applicants who do not meet the standard entry requirements but have relevant professional and personal experience and the potential to achieve the academic standard are also encouraged to apply.
Those who have successfully completed the Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course may be credited with having completed six modules and will be eligible for an LLM, on passing the research methodology and dissertation modules.
Those who have successfully completed the Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course may be credited with having completed six modules and will be eligible for an LLM, on passing the research methodology and dissertation modules
This course will develop analytical, evaluative and research skills and provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the tensions between security and human rights that exist in the contemporary UK, European and international legal frameworks. In particular you will consider how effectively human rights standards are protected both from an EU and global perspective and the response to the threat of terror and international crime in different jurisdictions.
You will also have the opportunity to probe in detail an area of particular interest when you produce your dissertation. You will be supported by experienced lecturers who use a range of innovative teaching methods, which will enhance your overall studies.
Special course features
Strong staff expertise, with substantial teaching experience on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
An enthusiastic teaching team providing a supportive atmosphere for research
Students on the LLM in International Criminal Law and Security will take the following:
European Crime and Security (20 credits)
Comparative Criminal Law (20 credits)
International Organised Crime (20 credits)
International and European Human Rights (20 credits)
National Security, Terrorism and the Rule of Law (20 credits)
Research Methods (two 10 credit modules)
Dissertation (60 credits)
An unnamed LLM will be awarded to a student who has successfully completed the research methods modules, dissertation and requisite number of law modules but where the modules studied do not include the compulsory modules required for either of the named awards.
To be eligible for the award of LLM International Criminal Law and Security, you must successfully gain 180 credits from the above compulsory modules. If you must successfully gain 120 credits from the above but not including the Dissertation you would be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma, if you gain 60 credits not include the Dissertation you would be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate.
You will be provided with the skills and knowledge to work in, or continue your studies in modern warfare, security and terrorism. You could also expand your academic knowledge through PhD studies in your chosen field.
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