Curriculum Structure

The curriculum is designed in adherence to the principles of the Bologna Process, emphasizing student-centered learning, mobility, and employability. The curriculum incorporates the study of European legal frameworks, such as EU law and relevant conventions, to provide students with a broader understanding of the European legal context. Based on this element are consulted all the local programs in criminal law, some regional masters programs and the curriculum content has been modeled and built upon the good practices from Law School of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Program master in Criminal and Criminal Procedural Law);  the Birmingham Law School (Program: LLM Criminal Law and Criminal Justice);  the Kent Law School-The Law (Criminal Justice) LLM  etc. (Courses like comparative criminal law, International Criminal Law, Criminology, etc). The framework is expected to address the emerging areas in criminal law and to have a standardized curriculum that is nationally relevant and yet addresses regional and global needs. It will also assist in the development of practical-oriented programmes. Such programmes will help develop an interface with industry, government and non-government agencies to ensure the employability in the criminal justice system graduates. As part of the efforts to improve the employability of criminal law graduates, the curriculum of the under graduate programme in criminal law provides for a holistic learning approach, that includes learning through lectures, tutorials and practicum. Criminal law by itself is an interdisciplinary subject that cannot be taught as a standalone branch of knowledge. Studying crime and criminal behaviour is complemented by learning related subjects such as victimology, organized crime, forensic science, Criminal legal clinic and Judicial statistics. Subjects, Judicial statistics and forensic science are generic and interdisciplinary in nature. As a result of the wide range of subjects being taught in the under graduate programme, graduates of criminal law will have a greater advantage in their employability prospects. So, the curriculum is structured to blend core criminal law subjects with interdisciplinary components, fostering a holistic understanding. This approach enhances students’ grasp of legal principles and their application in real-world contexts, providing a well-rounded educational experience. This synthesis empowers students with a holistic understanding, equipping them to navigate the complexities of criminal law with a broader perspective.


Year I 
Semester I 


Hours/ weeks 


No.  M/E  Subjects  ECTS 
Advanced Criminal Law (O)
Comparative Criminal Law (O)
Legal research 
Forensic Science
Criminal legal clinic  
Judicial statistics
9 E International Criminal Law 2 1 4
10 E Economic crime 2 1 4
Semester II 
No.  M/E  Subjects  L  E  ECTS 
10  Advances Criminal Procedure 1
11  Organized Crime
12  Penitentiary Law 1
13    Master thesis      15