An LLM in Criminal Law is a Master of Laws degree that is focused on the study of legal issues related to criminal justice. The program typically includes coursework in areas such as criminal procedure, evidence, criminology, and the philosophy of punishment. Students may also have the opportunity to study specialized topics such as white collar crime, international criminal law, or forensic science.
The program typically takes one year to complete and is offered by law schools worldwide. It is typically intended for students who have already completed a first degree in LLB.
Graduates of the program may go on to work in law firms, government agencies, or international organizations, or in public defender or prosecution offices. Some may also pursue academic or research positions in universities.