Law with Criminology
|Award||LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology|
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
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?
*Terms and conditions apply
LLB Open Days
The best way to find out more about the course is to attend an Open Day.
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|
Introduction to Legal Personnel and Principles
Academic and Report Writing
Introduction to Marketing
Citizenship and the Law
Common Law Method & Ethics
Academic and Professional Skills
Law of Contract
Law of Tort
European Union Law
Introduction to Criminology
Law of Organisations
Crime, Media and Control
Zemiology (Social Harms)
Equity and Trusts
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.
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.
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|
UK/EU Course Fee per year
International course fees per year TBC