Criminal Justice at University of Aberdeen - UCAS

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Course summary

Gain a greater understanding and develop your knowledge of the theories and policies underlying criminal procedures, human rights, and the various criminal justice systems alongside our renowned experts in Criminal Justice. The LLM in Criminal Justice at the University of Aberdeen is focused on critical and comparative thinking around criminal procedures and systems. Our programme will help you develop a clearer and better understanding of criminal justice systems and how criminal law is implemented in today’s society around the world. You will learn about crucial elements, criminal law, evidence, and the causes of crime, enabling you to work in a multitude of countries around the world. The Criminal Justice LLM was designed by our academics alongside assistance from external experts in the field which. This combined input will increase your understanding of the dynamics of this area of law and improve your employability prospects in the field by aligning our programme with the competencies required for today’s international job market. **Study at a Law School ranked 5th in the UK for Overall Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey 2022) We are Top 100 in the World for Law, according to the Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings 2022.**

Modules

On this LLM programme, you will enjoy an inclusive and friendly style of teaching. This open, sharing style allows our international students to exchange their individual experiences of their home country. You will benefit from being able to explore how criminal justice systems differ across many time zones.

Assessment method

By course work, by written examination, or by a combination of these, as prescribed for each course.


How to apply

International applicants

When you are thinking about studying overseas, it is important that you understand all the costs involved and budget accordingly. It is essential to budget for your studies prior to leaving your home country and to arrange all your funding for BOTH your tuition fees and your living costs. In addition, it is important to check all immigration requirements regularly and before travelling, as they can change. Students without the necessary visa will be refused entry to the UK. You should allow plenty of time to organise your visa and ensure you are aware of all your responsibilities under the terms and conditions of your visa. Please note that the advice provided via the University is the Student Visa category of the UK's Points Based Immigration Scheme. For further information, please visit the United Kingdom Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 honours degree in Law (or another related discipline) or equivalent. Documents required with your application: A full transcript showing all the subjects you studied and marks you achieved in your degree(s). A detailed personal statement explaining your reasons for choosing this programme. CV/Resume optional. Reference letter from your university discussing your academic ability.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5Overall - 6.5 with: Listening - 5.5 or above; Reading - 6.0 or above; Speaking - 5.5 or above; Writing - 6.0 or above. IELTS Indicator or IELTS General Training are not accepted.
TOEFL (iBT)90TOEFL iBT and TOEFL iBT Home Edition: Overall - 90 with: Listening - 17 or above; Reading - 21 or above; Speaking - 20 or above; Writing - 21 or above. DI code is 0818
PTE Academic62Overall - 62 with: Listening - 59 or above; Reading - 59 or above; Speaking - 59 or above; Writing - 59 or above. Online test is not accepted.
Institution's Own TestAcademic English Pre-sessional Programme (PSE) - Pass (valid for 1 year). Academic English Preparation Programme undertaken at other UK HEI - accredited by BALEAP and within 1 year of start of course.
Cambridge English AdvancedCOverall - 176 with: Listening - 162 or above; Reading - 162 or above; Speaking - 162 or above; Writing - 169 or above.

To study for a postgraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write academic English fluently. These skills will allow you to understand lectures, produce high standards of written work, and perform well in examinations. We can assess your English language proficiency through a variety of means: through your nationality, through the qualifications you gained in high school, through the degree you undertook or are undertaking at university, or through a recognised English language test. Postgraduate Higher requirements are used by the Schools of Business; Divinity, History and Philosophy; Education; Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture; Law; and Social Sciences. The MSc in Oil and Gas Enterprise Management and the MSc in Integrated Petroleum Geoscience also make use of the Postgraduate Higher requirements. Please note certification must be within the two years prior to commencement of your degree programme, unless otherwise stated.

Please use the checklist at the following webpage to determine how you can meet our English language requirements:

https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international/requirements-pg-266.php


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £11900 Year 1
EU £23800 Year 1
England £11900 Year 1
Northern Ireland £11900 Year 1
Scotland £11900 Year 1
Wales £11900 Year 1
Channel Islands £11900 Year 1
International £23800 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Tuition fees given are at the full-time rate. The part-time fee rate for taught postgraduate programmes is 50% of the relevant full-time fee rate.

Sponsorship information

Eligible self-funded international Masters students will receive the Aberdeen Global Scholarship. Visit our Funding Database to find out more and see our full range of scholarships: www.abdn.ac.uk/study/funding/. The University of Aberdeen provides an Alumni Discount Scheme: The University of Aberdeen is very pleased to offer a 20% discount on postgraduate tuition fees for all alumni who have graduated with a degree from the University of Aberdeen.

Criminal Justice at University of Aberdeen - UCAS