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LL.M Criminal Law - Course Details, Fees, Eligibility, Syllabus, Admission, Career, Scope

Updated By Sukriti Vajpayee on 21 Oct, 2021
Average Duration
1 years-2 years
Average Fee
8 K-1.5 L INR annual
Exams Accepted
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About LL.M - Criminal Law

Master of Law in Criminal Law is a postgraduate law course designed for students who want to make a career in the field of defence lawyers, litigation officers and investigators. The course enables aspirants to understand the different aspects of judicial processes and legal concepts. Candidates who graduate from this programme are also entrusted with the task of policy making, crime preventive measures, legitimate interests of crime victims. The course also enables the candidates to deal with the cases of miscarriages of justice, criminal justice processes. Graduates of LL.M in Criminal Law also take care of matters related to public interests.

LL.M - Criminal Law Syllabus

Theories of Law

Legal Concepts

Judicial Process

Banking Law

Life and Fire Insurance

Competition Law

Research Methodology

Corporate Law

Law of Intellectual Property 1

Corporate Jurisprudence

Legislative Process

Law of Intellectual property 2



Consumer Law

LL.M - Criminal Law Career Options and Job Prospects

Criminal Law is a lucrative field in terms of employment opportunities and jobs are available in different departments. With increasing awareness regarding law, various corporate firms also hire experts or consultants in criminal law who look after the legal matter. Jobs are available in various law firms, courts and government departments. Graduates can also apply for the post of magistrate through entrance exams and other selection processes. Following are some of the popular profiles that LL.M Criminal Law graduates can apply for:

  • Criminologist
  • Detective
  • Criminal Lawyer
  • Legal Associate
  • Criminal Law  Professor
  • Litigation Specialist
  • Special Protection Manager (Security)
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Advocate and Legal Consultant
  • Law Office

Criminal case defence Lawyers who practice in High Court and Supreme Court can earn up to Rs. 80 lakh per annum after gaining experience. However, graduates who start their careers can make an annual wage of Rs. 3.5 lakh to Rs. 7 lakh. Salary packages also depend on the job profile acquired by the graduates after completing the LL.M Criminal Law programme. Candidates can also pursue careers in the education sector and take teaching jobs at law colleges.

FAQs about LL.M - Criminal Law

Which are the best colleges for LLM in Criminal Law?

NLIU Bhopal, RGNLU Patiala, RMLNLU, Lucknow, NLU Odisha, NLU Guwahati, and Symbiosis.

What are the career prospects for LLM in Criminal Law?

After pursuing LLM in Crimimal Law, you can work as Correctional Officer Supervisor, Forensic Psychologist Police and Detective Supervisor, Criminal Profiler, etc.

What are the subjects in LLM in Criminal Law?

The subjects in LLM in Criminal Law are Law and Social Change, Legal Theory, Constitutional Law, Research Methodology, . Crime and Administration of Criminal Justice, Penology and Treatment of Offenders, Privileged Class Deviance, Law and Organised Crime.

Does NLU provide LLM in Criminal Law?

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala offers LLM in Criminal Law.

What is the eligibility crieteria to get admission in LLM in Criminal Law?

To pursue LLM in Crimimal Law, you need a 3- year LLB or a 5-year long B.-LLB from a recognised university, with a minimum aggregate of 55%

I want admission in LL.M - Criminal Law. Do I have to clear any exams for that ?

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Engineering Entrance Exam , Siksha O Anusandhan University Admission Test , ITM National Entrance and Scholarship Test , Telangana State PG Law Common Entrance Test , Delhi University Science are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in LL.M - Criminal Law courses.

What are the top colleges offering LL.M - Criminal Law courses ?

Following are some of the top colleges offering Law courses : NALSAR University of Law (Hyderabad) , Amity Law School (Noida) , Army institute of Law (Mohali) , Veterinary College- Bangalore (Bangalore) , Cochin University of Science and Technology (Kochi). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer LL.M - Criminal Law or not.

What is the average fee for the course LL.M - Criminal Law ?

The average fee for LL.M - Criminal Law is INR 3,00,000 per year.

What are the popular specializations related to LL.M - Criminal Law ?

Some of the popular specializations for LL.M. (Master of Law) are : Intellectual Property Rights , Real Estate Laws , Dispute Management , Jurisprudence , Corporate law.

What is the duration of the course LL.M - Criminal Law ?

LL.M - Criminal Law is a 2 year course.

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Can I pursue LLM after graduation or first I have to pursue LLB?

-gauri dubeyUpdated on July 21, 2021 10:46 AM
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Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

If you are willing to pursue an LLM course, you are required to have completed an LLB …


What are the subjects available for the project work in Criminology specialisation of the 3rd session of the LLM course in the Year 2020-21. The student/researcher is studying at Vinayaka College of Law.

-AnonymousUpdated on March 22, 2021 06:03 PM
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Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

Any information about the subjects available for the project work in Criminology specialisation of the 3rd session of …


Can I pursue LLM in Criminal Law after LLB?

-Gagan RajUpdated on September 01, 2020 09:08 PM
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Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

After completing B.Tech LLB, you are eligible to pursue LLM in Criminal Law. Some of the best colleges …


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