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Law, Human Rights in Criminal Justice LLM/MA
The LLM/MA in Human Rights in Criminal Justice is designed to give graduates an understanding of the interaction between human rights and criminal justice in the 21st century and knowledge of the legal actors, supervisory bodies and institutions central to the field. Students will be given an in-depth understanding of the legal regimes operating at national, regional and global levels and sources of human rights law in the field of criminal justice. In addition to an understanding of the human rights protection mechanisms in this context, students will address the question of how human rights law can be enforced. Students will also develop important transferable skills including analytical, research, communication and report writing skills.
Who is it for?
- LLM: talented law graduates with an interest in working in the field of international human rights and criminal justice/agencies
- MA: talented graduates in a related discipline (e.g. politics, international relations etc.) with an interest in working in the field of international human rights and criminal justice/agencies
The Human Rights in Criminal Justice program is open to law and non-law applicants. Applicants with a law degree such as LL.B., B.C.L., J.D. should apply for the LL.M. program, and all other non-law applicants should apply for the MA program. The program structure and methods of assessment are the same for both LLM and MA students.
Applicants must normally have a second class honours degree, grade 2 (2.2) in law or in a relevant social science (Primary degree: Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland).Applicants with a primary degree in law will be awarded an LL.M., whereas all other applicants will be awarded an M.A.
In exceptional circumstances an applicant who cannot satisfy the undergraduate requirement may be accepted on the basis of relevant work experience in accordance with UL’s Policy on Recognition of Prior Learning.
Applications from those with practical experience in either field are particularly encouraged.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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This degree can be taken on a full time, twelve month basis, or a part time twenty four month basis. Full time students complete the program over a period of twelve months by taking four modules in both the autumn and spring semesters, before completing a dissertation during the summer semester. Part- time students complete the program over a 24 month period by taking two modules in both the autumn and spring semesters of each year, before completing a dissertation in the summer semester of the second year. The module selection for each semester will be by agreement with the Course Director.
- Advanced Legal Research Skills
Three electives from
- Comparative International Protection of Human Rights Law
- Criminal Justice Processes and Sentencing
- Law of the European Convention of Human Rights
- Penology and Victimology
- Dissertation Methodology
Three Electives from:
- International Criminal Law
- Policing and Human Rights
- Comparative and European Criminal Justice
- Regulatory Crime
- Using evidence to improve societal outcomes in the real world
- Hate Crime
- Youth Crime
- EU: €5,912
- Non-EU: €12,885
Scholarships & funding
For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.
About this institute
University of Limerick
The University of Limerick (UL) is renowned for its graduate employability, dedication to the student experience, industry-relevant programmes, award-winning research, stunning campus and UL`s deep commitment to community engagement. With close to 16,000 students, including 3,000 international students, UL is...
Why study at University of Limerick
The Universities commitment to graduate employability, UL`s dedication to the student experience, industry-relevant programmes, award-winning research, stunning campus and UL`s deep commitment to community engagement.
The University of Limerick houses a broad range of world class and specialist equipment and facilities that give students and researchers an immersive and practical approach to their studies and research.
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