Select your programme and preferred start date to begin your application.
The minimum entry requirement for the programme is a UK 2:1 honours degree or an equivalent degree from another country.
In addition, international students must have an IELTS score of 7.0 or higher (with at least 6.5 in each section) or equivalent English language standard.
All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements.
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English.
Detailed advice for international students is available here:
This programme will provide students with an advanced understanding of contemporary debates in criminal law theory and doctrine. It is suitable for students who have studied law at undergraduate level and wish to develop their understanding of criminal law in particular. It prepares students for further work in this area, whether professional or academic.
Courses will be taught by seminar. Students are expected to prepare in advance by reading the required materials and by reflecting on the issues to be discussed. Courses are assessed primarily by way of essay and other written work, but oral presentations may also be required. Students will complete a 10,000 word dissertation on an approved topic, the purpose of which is to allow students to independently design and conduct a piece of research and analysis. A dissertation supervisor will provide guidance and support.
Having completed the programme, students will emerge with an understanding of contemporary debates in criminal law theory and doctrine, the ability critically to analyse existing practice and new developments in this and related subjects, and advanced-level skills in legal research and analysis.
Please see Scholarships and Student Funding Services for information about funding opportunities:
This article was published on Aug 21, 2013