L.L.M. Criminal Law or Master of Legislative Law in Criminal Law is a postgraduate Criminal Law course. Courses normally include advanced study of key law and policy developments regarding areas such as policing and crime prevention, the role and legitimate interests of victims, sentencing and other judicial decisions, the use of custodial and non-custodial punishments. In addition, numerous key concepts are normally discussed and examined, such as miscarriages of justice; effective and efficient criminal justice processes; competing rights and duties between victims and offenders and between the individual and public interest; equal treatment on grounds of gender, class, race and ethnicity and other factors of diversity. The duration of the course is three years and it is career orienting in nature that opens many job scopes for the candidates after its completion.

L.L.M. Criminal Law Eligibility

  • Three-year LL.B. or five years B.A.-LL.B
  • Some reputed institutes conduct an entrance examination for admission.

L.L.M. Criminal Law Course Suitability

  • The Master degree course is suitable to examine the key issues and fundamental principles of criminal law. You will study the most significant criminal offences in English law, and refine your ability to answer hypothetical legal questions involving criminal offences.
  • They should have good communication skills, analytical mind, teamwork spirit and the like.
  • Those who are innovative mind and want to contribute in the fields of law, judiciary and its related areas are a good match for it.

How is L.L.M. Criminal Law Course Beneficial?

  • The course is beneficial for those who wish to extend their knowledge and critical understanding of the criminal law and specific issues in criminal law.
  • Degree serves as a basis for further higher studies in this field such as Ph.D. and M.Phil.
  • The course enables you to pursue a career in legal practice, public service, or any other career where success is built upon the ability to understand, analyse and respond to developments in Criminal Law.
  • They can go for teaching jobs in law schools as well.


Three-year LL.B. or five years B.A.-LL.B
  • L.L.M. Criminal Law Syllabus

    Syllabus of Criminal Law as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

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    Subjects of Study


    Theories of Law


    Research Methodology


    Banking Law


    Corporate Jurisprudence


    Legal Concepts


    Legislative Process


    Corporate Law


    Judicial Process


    Law of Intellectual Property I


    Competition Law


    Consumer Law


    Law of Intellectual Property II


    Life and Fire Insurance


    FEMA and FTDR

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