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University of Hull, LLM, Human Rights and Criminology

 United Kingdom


Study mode Start date Duration
Part-time Sep years: 0 - 2
This programme is provided in conjunction with the Department of Social Sciences; it focuses on the relationship between criminology, criminal justice, and the law and principles of human rights; it explores the human rights standards applicable to criminal justice institutions, and the study of human rights violations as forms of criminal behaviour; students are given the opportunity to engage in both legal and criminological analysis of human rights issues, which have developed into a crucial area of concern at all levels of society; in developing their knowledge and insight in relation to human rights, they benefit from taking modules in both the Law School and the Department of Social Sciences; the 1st 2 semesters comprise taught modules, and students pursue 3 modules per semester; there is a wide range of modules to choose from, and most modules are directly based on the research interests of the staff involved; the final semester comprises the dissertation, which is a supervised independent research project; the programme emphasises the development of research skills through the teaching techniques in the individual modules and through supervision of the dissertation; it provides students with a wide range of transferable skills that can be applied to legal practice or further academic study.

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