Law with Criminology


Award LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology
UCAS Code M1L3

Birmingham, Bristol, Guildford, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester, Nottingham and online

For 4 Years (with foundation year) locations, see below

Duration 3 Years full-time or 4 Years with foundation year
Next Start September 2020
Course Fees, per year

£9,250 (UK/EU) / £13,750 (International)

  Further information on course fees

Full-time (Three Years)

Our Law with Criminology is a three year qualifying law degree. The course focuses on key legal topics and a variety of different aspects of criminology, including crime, criminal justice and criminal behaviour.

Over 90% of our tutors are qualified lawyers and there is a high level of face-to-face tuition. The course has a practical focus, with real-world application of the law and criminology. Employability is integrated into the course to give you the academic knowledge and key transferable skills which are in demand by today’s employers across the globe.

This course is ideal for students looking to pursue a career in the legal sector or, more specifically, within the criminal justice system.

ULaw offers excellent employability outcomes for students; 92% of our full-time UK LLB students graduating in 2017 secured employment or further study within six months of successfully completing their course.

As we specialise in teaching, with a focus on problem solving and weighing up arguments, you’ll develop a formidable range of essential skills that can make all the difference when starting your career. The University of Law was awarded a silver rating in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) in June 2019. We were found to deliver high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students and consistently exceed rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.

ULaw has also achieved top ten placements among universities in the UK for 5 categories in the National Student Survey 2019: teaching, learning opportunities, academic support, learning resources and student voice.

With Foundation Year
(Four years)

Locations       Birmingham, Bristol, Guildford, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester, Nottingham

UCAS Code    M113

The first year is a Foundation year, which focuses on developing an understanding of the legal sector and the key skills required to undertake the LLB (Hons) Law degree. The subsequent three years then follow our full-time course.

International Leadership Summer School 

Students starting their course in September 2020 will have the opportunity to attend our International Leadership Summer School in Berlin, during the second year of their degree or third year of a degree with Foundation Year.* This week will focus on developing employability skills.

Looking to study in more than one city? 

Our unique Switch It Up facility allows you to study in two or more cities and/or add a specialist discipline.* Find out more about CampuSwitch and CourseSwitch.

*Terms and conditions apply


LLB Open Days

The best way to find out more about the course is to attend an Open Day.

Course Content

Our modular structure enables you to gain insight into critical legal topics and the fundamentals of criminology that are most useful in the legal and criminal justice system.

For full-time courses, you’ll study a total of 18 modules over the three years of the course.  The modules for the optional foundation year are also shown below.

For Law modules, each single taught module consists of face-to-face tuition in 11 large groups and 11 x two-hour face-to-face sessions in small-group workshops.

In Semester 2 of Years 2 and 3 you choose three options from the modules listed below, and you must select at least one law module and four criminology option modules over Years 2 and 3.

Students studying at campuses who are also offering Law with Government and Technology; Law with Legal Innovation and Technology; Law with Criminal Justice and Business School courses, may be able to choose options from those programmes as well.

  Optional Foundation Year  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Set Modules

Introduction to Legal Personnel and Principles

Academic and Report Writing


Introduction to Marketing

Public/Private Law

Citizenship and the Law 

Common Law Method & Ethics

Academic and Professional Skills

Law of Contract

Law of Tort

Public Law

European Union Law


Introduction to Criminology

Criminal Law

Law of Organisations

Land Law




Crime, Media and Control

Zemiology (Social Harms)

Equity and Trusts





Optional Modules



Three Level 5 options*

In addition to your three options you also have the opportunity to attend our International Leadership Summer School, Berlin (5 days)

Three Level 6  options*

*All options are indicative and available subject to numbers. One option must be a Law option for the degree to be a Qualifying Law Degree and, at least four must be Criminology Modules to warrant the Criminology element of the degree.  

Level 5 Options

Family Law; Human Rights, Employment Law; Access to Justice and Legal Services; Real Estate; Extended Essay in Law

Level 6 Options

Family Law; Employment Law; Access to Justice and Legal Services; Real Estate; Wills & Succession; Companies: Governance, Tax and Insolvency; Human Rights; Criminal Litigation and Evidence; Research Project (double module); Foundations of Canadian Law (London only) Canadian Constitutional Law (London only) 

Note, some options are available at Level 5 and 6, choose once only. 

Course Structure

Each year is made up of two semesters consisting of 12 teaching weeks and one week consolidation/revision and two weeks to complete assessments. You will study a total of 18 modules over the three years of the course.

  • Year 1: 31 study weeks including a one-week induction
  • Year 2: 30 study weeks plus one week optional International Leadership Summer School in Berlin
  • Year 3: 30 study weeks



Assessments are spread out throughout the duration of the course, rather than having lots of exams at the end of the year.  This means at the end of each semester, you have a revision/consolidation week followed by two weeks for assessment in each module.

Method of assessment

Throughout the course you are assessed by a variety of different assessment methods to enable you to demonstrate the development of your knowledge and skills throughout the programme. The methods of assessment include:

Examinations – two hours, ten multiple choice questions and a choice of two from six long form questions.

Coursework – essay, project report or portfolio.

Oral presentation.

The range of assessment methods reflects the practical nature of the programme and aligns the assessment with the learning outcomes of the programme. A mock assessment is included.

Your degree classification

You must pass each module to be awarded your LLB (Hons) Law Degree. The pass mark for each subject is 40%.

In calculating the overall average, for purposes of deciding the degree classification, the assessments are weighted as below.


Weighted average Degree classification 
70% and above  1
60-69%  2.1
50-59%  2.2
40-49%  3

Course Fees

UK/EU Course Fee per year


International course fees per year TBC


Top 10 in National Student Survey 2019 - NSS



Official Course Data