Law with Criminology
|Award||LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology|
|Locations||Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester and online|
|Duration||3 Years (full-time) / 4 Years (with foundation year)|
|Next Start||September 2019|
|Course Fees, per year||
£9,250 (UK/EU) / £13,500 (International)
|Further information on course fees|
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.
With Foundation Year
Locations Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester
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.
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.
|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
Law of Organisations
Equity and Trusts
Three Level 5 options*:
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 Law Options: Family Law; Human Rights**, Employment Law; Access to Justice and Legal Services; Real Estate; Punishment and Society ; Extended Essay in Law, Crime and Society; Punishment and Society
Level 6 Law Options: Wills & Succession; Companies: Governance, Tax and Insolvency; Human Rights**; Criminal Litigation and Evidence; Intellectual Property; Victims, Crime and Justice, Youth Crime, Research Project (double module); Victims, Crime & Justice; Youth Crime; Canadian Constitutional Law (London only); Canadian Criminal Law (London only)
**Human Rights is 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
- 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