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Course summary

Please note: Due to an exceptionally high number of applications and the competition for places, this course is now closed to further applications for 2023 entry. Applications for 2024 entry will open in October 2023. This programme will enable you to develop a sophisticated knowledge of current issues in criminal justice and criminal law in the UK and across the globe. It combines cutting-edge compulsory modules with a wide range of optional modules allowing you to tailor your degree to your own particular interests. Throughout the course we’ll encourage you to:

  • Explore the complex and dynamic nature of the criminal justice process
  • Examine critical issues and principles in criminal law
  • Develop legal research skills.


A mix of compulsory and optional modules allows you to build your knowledge of fundamental principles, theories and approaches in the fields of criminal law and criminal justice, while also giving you the opportunity to gain specialist knowledge in topics that interest you.

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed using a variety of written and oral methods. You’ll also be expected to write a dissertation in the later stages of your programme.

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in law, criminal justice, criminology or a related discipline. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in all components.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Fees are listed on our website:
Criminal Justice and Criminal Law at University of Leeds - UCAS