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LLM/MA in Human Rights in Criminal Justice


The application process for autumn 2020 intake of the LLM/MA in Human Rights in Criminal Justice is now open. 

The LLM/MA in Human Rights in Criminal Justice is a Level 9 masters programme which can be taken on a one-year full-time or two-year part-time basis. Applicants with a primary degree in law will be awarded an LLM, whereas all other applicants will be awarded an MA.

The aim of this masters programme is twofold in accordance with the composition of students who will participate.  For those students with a law background, the objective is to encourage students to approach what are traditionally taught as separate programmes in a complementary way, either introducing students to study in this area or building on their existing knowledge from a primary degree in law. Students who approach the programme from a non-law background will be encouraged to bring the experiences of their disciplines to bear on the study of human rights in the criminal justice processes.

Full details on the programme, including a link to the programme brochure and information on the application process, can be accessed on the programme website:

For academic enquiries, please contact the Course Director, Dr Ger Coffey, School of Law, UL, email