International Criminal Law and Security LLM (ICLAS)

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Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 22/11/2018

With the rise in the threat to national and global security at unprecedented levels, and the global impact of organised criminal activities being appreciated as never before, this is a very interesting time to study International Criminal Law and Security. You will also consider how effectively human rights standards are protected both from an EU and global perspective and the response to the threat of terror and international crime in different jurisdictions.

Course

Highlights

  • Distance Learning option available for flexible study.

Additional

Information

Staff and Student Experiences

Our Law division has created their own blog which updates regularly with posts from staff and students. The blog is a great way for you to gain an insight into what the department has been working on, research that is being done, or an insight into the course. Take a look at the blog here

Course Details

Studying the LLM International Criminal Law and Security will give you the opportunity to investigate an area of particular interest in detail when you produce your dissertation. You will be supported by experienced lecturers who use a range of innovative teaching methods, which will enhance your overall studies.

Formal course assessment is centred on module essays and the submission of a dissertation, although the precise method of assessment may vary across modules. In addition, you may be informally assessed in a number of different ways, including through individual presentations.

All of the modules are delivered via Active Blended Learning, which involves an innovative blend of online and face to face small group sessions.

Where appropriate, notes and slides will be available online at the same time as the online session or podcast. The preparatory readings will be in the form of links to online documents, case reports, book extracts or similar and will be available through online systems. Formative assessment is carried out regularly so that you can ensure on a regular basis that you are at the right place in the course. You will be allocated a personal tutor and will be able to arrange live one-to-one tutorial sessions.

As a full time student, you will study three 20-credit modules in each of the taught trimesters, and a 60-credit, 15,000 word dissertation over the summer trimester.

Careers

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the LLM International Criminal Law and Security have progressed to a range of careers both within the legal sector and outside, some of our graduates have returned to legal practice, or used the degree to enhance their existing careers, whilst others have gone on to further study at Doctoral level, or to work for international organisations.

Student Story

Toby Cadman

Since graduating from the University of Northampton in 2009 after studying his Master of Laws (LLM), Toby Cadman has gone on to become an internationally recognised law specialist in the area of war crimes, extradition and human rights law. Following on from his success in this field, in November 2016, Toby set up his own Chambers, “Guernica 37”, which specialises in international justice.

To find out more about Toby’s experience of studying with us, please visit our Case Studies page.

Open Days

Discover your Course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)
    for study at postgraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have the minimum of a 2:2 in a single honours degree. Applicants who do not meet the standard entry requirements but have relevant professional and personal experience and the potential to achieve the academic standard are also encouraged to apply.

If you have successfully completed a Legal Practice Course, Bar Professional Training Course, or you are admitted as an advocate in a jurisdiction approved at the time by the Solicitors Regulation Authority for Registered Foreign Lawyers (RFL) Status, you may be eligible to apply for the LLM in Legal Practice.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

Course Content

  • International and European Human Rights ( Credits)
    Module code: LAWM016
    Core Module Y
  • International Organised Crime ( Credits)
    Module code: LAWM019
    Core Module Y
  • European and International Human Rights ( Credits)
    Module code: LAWM016
    Core Module Y
  • Diversity, Migration and the Law ( Credits)
    Module code: LAWM035
    Core Module Y
  • Research Methods ( Credits)
    Module code: LAWM036
    Core Module Y
  • Public International Law ( Credits)
    Module code: LAWM040
    Core Module Y
  • National Security: Law Policy and Practice ( Credits)
    Module code: LAWM041
    Core Module Y
  • Dissertation ( Credits)
    Module code: LAWM020
    Core Module Y

Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Facilities &

Special Features

  • strong staff expertise, with substantial teaching experience on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
  • an enthusiastic teaching team providing a supportive atmosphere for research

Postgraduate Opportunities

Graduate Discount Scheme

Our graduate discount scheme is open to graduates of the University of Northampton who enrol on a full master’s programme with us in the year 2018/19.

Qualifying students will receive 20% discount on the full tuition fee for their Master’s course.

*Find out if you are eligible for 20% fee discount by visiting our webpage.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Fees & Funding

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £7,300
Part Time: £810 per 20 credit module

Postgraduate Loans

If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2019/20 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan through Student Finance England.

*Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £7,150
Part Time: £795  per 20 credit module

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

Postgraduate Loans
If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2019/20 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,609 through Student Finance England.

*Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,200

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

Postgraduate Loans
If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2018/19 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,609 through Student Finance England.

*Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.

Scholarships

Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship

The Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship awards £500 to a postgraduate research degree student at the University of Northampton. Dr Mike Daniel was Pro…

EU and International Scholarships

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…


*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 22/11/2018

  • With the rise in the threat to national and global security at unprecedented levels, and the global impact of organised criminal activities being appreciated as never before, this is a very interesting time to study International Criminal Law and Security. You will also consider how effectively human rights standards are protected both from an EU and global perspective and the response to the threat of terror and international crime in different jurisdictions.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Distance Learning option available for flexible study.
  • Studying the LLM International Criminal Law and Security will give you the opportunity to investigate an area of particular interest in detail when you produce your dissertation. You will be supported by experienced lecturers who use a range of innovative teaching methods, which will enhance your overall studies.

    Formal course assessment is centred on module essays and the submission of a dissertation, although the precise method of assessment may vary across modules. In addition, you may be informally assessed in a number of different ways, including through individual presentations.

    All of the modules are delivered via Active Blended Learning, which involves an innovative blend of online and face to face small group sessions.

    Where appropriate, notes and slides will be available online at the same time as the online session or podcast. The preparatory readings will be in the form of links to online documents, case reports, book extracts or similar and will be available through online systems. Formative assessment is carried out regularly so that you can ensure on a regular basis that you are at the right place in the course. You will be allocated a personal tutor and will be able to arrange live one-to-one tutorial sessions.

    As a full time student, you will study three 20-credit modules in each of the taught trimesters, and a 60-credit, 15,000 word dissertation over the summer trimester.

    Additional

    Information

    Staff and Student Experiences

    Our Law division has created their own blog which updates regularly with posts from staff and students. The blog is a great way for you to gain an insight into what the department has been working on, research that is being done, or an insight into the course. Take a look at the blog here

    • Career Opportunities

      Graduates from the LLM International Criminal Law and Security have progressed to a range of careers both within the legal sector and outside, some of our graduates have returned to legal practice, or used the degree to enhance their existing careers, whilst others have gone on to further study at Doctoral level, or to work for international organisations.

    • Toby Cadman

      Since graduating from the University of Northampton in 2009 after studying his Master of Laws (LLM), Toby Cadman has gone on to become an internationally recognised law specialist in the area of war crimes, extradition and human rights law. Following on from his success in this field, in November 2016, Toby set up his own Chambers, “Guernica 37”, which specialises in international justice.

      To find out more about Toby’s experience of studying with us, please visit our Case Studies page.

    • Discover your Course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

  • Applicants should have the minimum of a 2:2 in a single honours degree. Applicants who do not meet the standard entry requirements but have relevant professional and personal experience and the potential to achieve the academic standard are also encouraged to apply.

    If you have successfully completed a Legal Practice Course, Bar Professional Training Course, or you are admitted as an advocate in a jurisdiction approved at the time by the Solicitors Regulation Authority for Registered Foreign Lawyers (RFL) Status, you may be eligible to apply for the LLM in Legal Practice.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • International and European Human Rights ( Credits)
      Module code: LAWM016
      Core Module Y
    • International Organised Crime ( Credits)
      Module code: LAWM019
      Core Module Y
    • European and International Human Rights ( Credits)
      Module code: LAWM016
      Core Module Y
    • Diversity, Migration and the Law ( Credits)
      Module code: LAWM035
      Core Module Y
    • Research Methods ( Credits)
      Module code: LAWM036
      Core Module Y
    • Public International Law ( Credits)
      Module code: LAWM040
      Core Module Y
    • National Security: Law Policy and Practice ( Credits)
      Module code: LAWM041
      Core Module Y
    • Dissertation ( Credits)
      Module code: LAWM020
      Core Module Y

    Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

    • Graduate Discount Scheme

      Our graduate discount scheme is open to graduates of the University of Northampton who enrol on a full master’s programme with us in the year 2018/19.

      Qualifying students will receive 20% discount on the full tuition fee for their Master’s course.

      *Find out if you are eligible for 20% fee discount by visiting our webpage.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

  • 19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £7,300
    Part Time: £810 per 20 credit module

    Postgraduate Loans

    If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2019/20 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan through Student Finance England.

    *Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £7,150
    Part Time: £795  per 20 credit module

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    Postgraduate Loans
    If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2019/20 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,609 through Student Finance England.

    *Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,200

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    Postgraduate Loans
    If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2018/19 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,609 through Student Finance England.

    *Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.

    Scholarships

    Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship

    The Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship awards £500 to a postgraduate research degree student at the University of Northampton. Dr Mike Daniel was Pro…

    EU and International Scholarships

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

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