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Law and Criminology
Offered by the School of Social Sciences in co-operation with the Law School, the course will provide students with postgraduate level knowledge and skills in the interdisciplinary area of criminology and law. It builds on criminological and legal skills and knowledge so as to provide specialist training in criminological, criminal justice and legal research. The course program enables students to develop an international perspective on crime, justice and law through national and cross-national approaches and case studies of other societies, and/or ‘cutting edge’ issues in contemporary criminology and law. Students will also acquire a wide range of transferable skills.
A 2(ii) degree from an approved University is required.
International applicants are normally required to provide evidence of English language proficiency. The minimum English language requirements will normally be:
- IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each individual component score
- Pearson PTE: a score of 62 (with no element lower than 58)
- Cambridge English Test – Advanced: 176 (with no element lower than 169)
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website
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Part 1 consists of modules in both Criminology and Law, taught between September and June. You will take 60 credits for Law and 60 for Criminology.
Part 2 is undertaken between June and September, and consists of a 20,000 word dissertation based on a topic of your choice within Law.
Half of the compulsory modules will be delivered by the Law School with the other half delivered by the School of Social Sciences, giving a total of 60 credits for Law and 60 for Criminology.
- Key Issues in Crime & Justice
- Legal Research Methods
- International Case Studies in Criminology & Criminal Justice
- Forensic Linguistics in Court
- International Criminal Law
*Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change.
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a LLM.
About this institute
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Why study at Bangor University
Gold rated teaching
Bangor University has achieved a Gold Award, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF assessment took into account teaching quality, learning environment and student outcomes and learning gain. We were judged to deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students and our teaching is of the highest quality found in the UK.
A top 10 university
The National Student Survey (NSS) results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 10 universities for student satisfaction (excluding specialist institutions). This reflects the University’s focus on overall student experience.
Wide range of courses
We offer hundreds of courses across the arts and the sciences. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and our courses and lecturers have been rated in the top 10 in the country.
World class teaching & research
Study at a world-class university, which is recognised for the quality of teaching and research. Bangor University is in the top 40 in the UK for research according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014.
Work experience and placements
We offer a variety of options to gain valuable employability skills, which includes supporting you in work placements and internships that you may wish to undertake.
We guarantee accommodation for first year students who apply by the deadline and select us as their Firm Choice. Our accommodation was rated as the best in the UK at the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2018.
Free membership of all clubs and societies
Take advantage of the Bangor Student Experience with free membership of student clubs and societies. There are over 150 different ones to choose from, so you can try something new, get involved with sports, meet new friends and get out and explore the local area.
Choose to study in one of the best places in the UK to be a student. Bangor’s location – close to the mountains and the sea – has been described as ‘the best university setting in the UK’.
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