The LLM (Criminal Justice) is a ground breaking post-graduate programme, unique to UCC. Students can select from a wide range of modules including Penology, Criminology, Juvenile Justice, International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law, Cyber Crime, Terrorism Dissonance and Criminal Justice, and Mental Health Law. In addition students complete the Advanced Criminal Process Clinical Programme which introduces students to the realities of the Irish Criminal Justice system through placements with the courts, the police, the prison service, victim support agencies and the probation service. Students are also required to complete a 12,500 word dissertation in the area of criminal justice which is supervised by an academic member of the Faculty of Law with expertise in the relevant area.
As the LL.M (Criminal Justice) is an innovative and dynamic program with a strong clinical aspect, it is in exceptionally high demand. It draws participants from various backgrounds, including law enforcement, as well as applicants joining direct from their primary law degree. Details of the members of the Centre are their research areas are available here; details of the Faculty of Law members are available here.
Any queries ought to be directed to Gerard Murphy, Clinical Education Coordinator a gerard.murphy[at]ucc.ie