LL.M Criminal Law - Course Overview

Duration: 2.0 yrs | Mode: Regular| Avg. Fees: 3,00,000 / Year


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

Popular Specializations of 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.