LLB (Hons)

Law with Criminal Justice

Our LLB Law with Criminal Justice is an undergraduate Qualifying Law Degree allowing you to begin a career in the legal or wider public and commercial sectors. As well as covering all of the essential criteria of a Qualifying Law degree, this course allows you to take a deeper look at the agencies and institutions that implement and enforce the law. You get to study modules that help define what crime is and means, and determine the processes of everything from investigation and trials to sentencing, prisons and legal penalties, all while factoring in human rights.

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

A Level: BBB

GCSE: English Language Grade C/4 or above, or equivalent

Requirements for the Foundation Year differ from those listed.

Full requirements

Next start date

September 2020

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UCAS

 

UCAS code

M2M1 (Full-time 3 year)

M2M2 (Foundation 4 year)

 

Institution code

L17

 

Short name

LAW

We are one of the UK's longest-established specialist providers of legal education and have trained more practising lawyers in the UK than anyone else.

Over 90% of our tutors are qualified lawyers with experience in practice allowing students to learn in a realistic, professional and contemporary context.

Our Professional Mentoring Programme works with over 500 practising lawyers, providing you a unique opportunity to support your studies and career growth.

Course Details

Full-time three year Law with Criminal Justice

Our Law with Criminal Justice is designed to specifically suit students who wish to pursue a career in the legal or wider commercial sectors, or in the wider criminal justice system and associated professions.

In addition to studying key legal topics, you will also study Criminal Justice options which examine the agencies and the institutions of the law, looking at their roles, responsibilities and discretion. You can also explore issues of accountability in relation to current developments in criminal justice. The course focuses on key concepts, such as the definition of crime and the philosophy of sentencing. The legal process is central to criminal justice studies, which is why you’ll get the chance to take a detailed look at the courts and hearings for adults and young people, the theory and practice of sentencing, prison systems and community based penalties, and the place that human rights has in all these processes.

When you study Law with Criminal Justice with us you will receive:

  • The highest standard of teaching from experienced professionals
  • Small class sizes
  • A choice of campuses across the UK
  • A variety of specialist modules to enhance your employability prospects

On successfully completing the course you will be all set to kick start your postgraduate study to become a qualified lawyer.

As with all our LLBs, this programme has a practical focus with the skills you need for your career embedded into the course. There is a high level of face-to-face tuition with experienced tutors to ensure that you receive all the support you need throughout your studies.

Foundation Year (Four year)

You can choose to take an additional Foundation Year before you start this degree. This introductory year focuses on developing an understanding of the legal sector and the key skills required to undertake the full-time three year course. The Foundation Year involves studying six modules to develop the necessary skills and introduce students to key concepts to enable progression onto our three year Law degrees.

Course Structure

Semester 1

  • Citizenship
  • Academic and Report Writing
  • Numeracy in Context

Semester 2

  • Foundations of Business Management
  • Foundations of Law
  • Foundations of Social Science

 

 

Semester 1

  • Common Law Method and Ethics
  • Academic and Professional Skills
  • Law of Contract

Semester 2

  • Law of Tort
  • Public Law
  • European Union Law

Semester 1

  • Criminal Law
  • Business Law 1
  • Land Law

Semester 2

  • Criminal Justice in Modern Britain
  • Drugs in the Criminal Justice System

Choose one*:

  • Access to Justice and Legal Services
  • Employment Law
  • Extended Essay
  • Family Law
  • Human Rights
  • Real Estate

*All options are indicative and subject to availability. Please note that some modules are available in Years 2 and 3; please select only once. If you are studying at a campus offering Law with Government and Politics, Law with Legal Innovation and Technology, Law with Criminology or Business School courses you may be able to choose modules from those programmes as well.

Semester 1

  • Equity and Trusts
  • Business Law 2
  • Civil Dispute Resolution

Semester 2

  • The Evolution of the Prison System
  • Cybercrime

Choose one*:

  • Access to Justice and Legal Services
  • Canadian Constitutional Law (London only)
  • Criminal Litigation and Evidence
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Foundations of Canadian Law (London only)
  • Human Rights
  • Real Estate
  • Trade Law
  • Wills and Succession

*All options are indicative and subject to availability. Please note that some modules are available in Years 2 and 3; please select only once. If you are studying at a campus offering Law with Government and Politics, Law with Legal Innovation and Technology, Law with Criminology or Business School courses you may be able to choose modules from those programmes as well.

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Want to boost your leadership skills?

In the summer after Year 2 of this course you have the opportunity to attend our International Leadership Summer School in Berlin.

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Course Start Dates

  • Law with Criminal Justice (LLB)
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Leeds and London Bloomsbury
  • Law with Criminal Justice (LLB) with Foundation
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Leeds and London Bloomsbury
  • Law with Criminal Justice (LLB)
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Leeds and London Bloomsbury
  • Law with Criminal Justice (LLB) with Foundation
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Leeds and London Bloomsbury
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Course Information

 

To get a full picture of how studying this course works during the year, take a look at our course date breakdowns.

Please note: These documents are still being developed, please check back at a later date to get a full breakdown of the dates for this course.

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At the end of each semester you’ll get a week for revision before two weeks of assessments.

Exams: Two hours, ten multiple choice questions and two long-form questions

Coursework: Essay, project report or portfolio

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We run mock assessments to allow you to practise before too.

 

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This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.

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We care about your career, which is why we offer support with job applications and other work experience opportunities as soon as you accept your place.

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Applications for all our undergraduate courses are open.

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UK/EU students per year: £9,250
International students per year: £13,750

If you need to fund your studies with a student loan you can apply via Student Finance.

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We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.

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