LLB (Hons)

Law with Criminology

Our LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology is a three year Qualifying Law Degree that combines your legal studies with an exploration of different aspects of criminology, including crime, criminal justice and criminal behaviour. With specific modules focusing on criminology, your studies will not only give you a great legal qualification, but they will also open up fascinating career avenues within the criminological world too.

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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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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 criminology modules are designed by practising criminologists, providing a practical focus, with real-world application of the law and criminology.

Course Details

Full-time three year Law with Criminology

This course focuses on key legal topics and a variety of different aspects of criminology, including crime, criminal justice and criminal behaviour. It’s an ideal choice if you’re looking to pursue a career in the legal sector or, more specifically, within the criminal justice system. In addition to studying key legal topics, you will also study Criminology modules which examine the nature of crime and how it operates. The course focuses on key concepts, such as the definition of crime and how it is perceived within society.

Studying this balanced combination of law and criminology means that you have a great choice of career options to choose from. Not only could you continue your studies to become a qualified lawyer, but you can consider careers in politics, journalism, business or criminal investigation and analysis. This course is a great starting point from which to launch your career in the exciting worlds of law and criminology.

When you study Law with Criminology with us you will receive:

  • The highest standard of teaching from experienced professionals
  • Small class sizes
  • Options to study on campus and online
  • A choice of campuses across the UK
  • A variety of specialist modules to enhance your employment 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 your LLB. This introductory year focuses on developing the key skills required to study at degree level. You will study six modules and on successful completion progress onto any of our three year degrees.

Course Structure

Semester 1

  • Citizenship
  • Academic and Report Writing
  • Numeracy in Context

Semester 2

  • Foundations of Business Managemen
  • 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

  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Society and Punishment

Choose one*:

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

*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 Criminal Justice, 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

  • Crime, Media and Control
  • Zemiology: Social Harms

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 Criminal Justice or Business School courses you may be able to choose modules from those programmes as well.

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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 Criminology (LLB)
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Bristol, Guildford, Hong Kong, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester and Nottingham
    • Part-time: Online (Hong Kong)
  • Law with Criminology with Foundation Year (LLB)
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Bristol, Guildford, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester and Nottingham
  • Law with Criminology (LLB)
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Bristol, Guildford, Hong Kong, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester and Nottingham
    • Part-time: Online (Hong Kong)
  • Law with Criminology with Foundation Year (LLB)
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Bristol, Guildford, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester and Nottingham
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You can also study this course 100% online.

The online version of this course covers the same content as the on campus version, while still offering you the same high level of professional tutor support. The only difference is that you can study when, where and how you want, over a variety of different course lengths.

If you’re looking for true flexibility in your studies, why not consider our online study option?

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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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Applications for all our undergraduate courses are open, except courses at our Hong Kong campus. Please note: Our Hong Kong courses are not yet open for applications. If you are interested in finding out more about studying in Hong Kong, please register your interest today.

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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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