LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology is an example of a major/minor combination, which means that the modules are weighted towards Law with Criminology as the minor subject.
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LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology is an example of a major/minor combination, which means that the modules are weighted towards Law with Criminology as the minor subject. It will appeal to you if you're interested in current debates about the problem of crime, criminal justice policy, litigation, and the place of crime in contemporary society.
Free iPad and core e-books
We know law textbooks can be costly so we provide you with a free iPad including core e-text books plus you'll also receive some hard copies of books. You'll also gain access to the VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) to benefit from weekly online teaching support. This includes quizzes with instant feedback and audio presentations which summarise the lectures. This is in addition to face-to-face teaching at lectures and seminars.
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As a combined subject, Law offers a lively, dynamic and challenging course of legal education, covering the core modules for professional qualification as a lawyer and also offering a range of stimulating electives. You'll be taught by an experienced and enthusiastic team of law lecturers, many of whom have been or still are in practice.
Criminology is multi-disciplinary, drawing from across the social sciences and humanities. More specifically, it places crime and criminal justice in a comparative, historical and theoretical context, exploring current directions in criminology and crime control policy as well as changing perceptions and representations of crime.
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Modules are assessed by coursework, oral presentation, MCT tests, case notes, in-class essays and exams.
Legal skills, legal study and legal system (3LS)
Introduction to contract and tort
Deconstructing the crime problem
Law of torts
Introduction to criminological theory
Foundations of public law (L4)
Criminal law 1
Issues in contemporary policing
Public and EU law (L4)
Property, equity and trusts 1
Penal theory, policy and practice
EU rights (L5)
Property, equity and trusts 2
Crime, criminology and modernity
Criminal law 2 and the law of criminal evidence (L5)
Law combined project
As a qualifying law degree this course is one of the pre requisites for application to the Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course.
A law degree offers a variety of career choice in one of the most well-paid and socially important sectors. The type of career on offer can depend on the kind of law firm you want to work for, and possibly the area of law you specialise in. And options are not confined to the legal services sector either, due to the range of transferable skills gained from the course.
Commitment is needed to work in the legal profession as it can take a long time to qualify and it is a very competitive sector. Having good analytical skills and the ability to digest large amounts of information and then explain it in plain English are essential.
Holding the LLB award is useful for many jobs that value skills in analysis, clear communication, efficient organisation and reasoned persuasion. As a 'gold' standard degree many employers, recognising the value of having a good understanding of the law in commercial and industrial life, value it. Small companies, individual departments and service or voluntary organisations seek specialist legal advice on major issues. They also need staff aware of legal pitfalls, with an understanding of when specialists need to be consulted.
Solicitors form the largest part of the legal profession, with around 120,000 practicing solicitors in the UK, the majority based in the London area. (Law Society) Competition for training places is fierce and some firms arrange training contracts up to two years in advance. Solicitors provide expert legal support and advice to clients. They take instructions from clients who can be individuals to private companies and then advise on necessary courses of legal action.
Roughly 75% of solicitors work in private practise, however opportunities elsewhere include the Crown Prosecution Service or legal aid services. Unsurprisingly, law is the highest paid graduate job with salaries averaging £36,000, with massive potential to rise with career development. (AGR Summer Survey, 2010)
Another option is to become a barrister. Barristers represent their clients in court, usually instructed by the client's solicitor. Although demand to be a barrister far outweighs the amount of positions available, and it requires further qualifications and training, the benefits can include salaries of up to £300,000.
Another popular legal profession, paralegals, usually work with solicitors and carry out a host of legal work – from providing information to clients, to preparing documents. In the long-term there is the possibility of becoming a solicitor from taking this route. Paralegals can initially expect to earn £12,000-£30,000, although with more experience this can increase, especially in large commercial firms.
Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx)
As modules in this course are accredited by Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), on graduation you will can eligible to work as a legal executive. Legal executives are similar to solicitors, except they specialise in one area of law. Legal executives are becoming an increasingly popular way of entering the law profession, and after five years' experience salaries can reach £55,000.
Gold standard degree
While our graduates may go on to join professional courses leading to qualification as a solicitor or barrister, the LLB is also useful for numerous jobs that value skills in analysis, clear communication, efficient organisation and reasoned persuasion.
It is a gold standard degree valued by Employers because a sound understanding of the law is sought in most areas of commercial and industrial life. Small companies, individual company departments and service or voluntary organisations seek specialist legal advice on major issues. They also require staff with an awareness of where the legal pitfalls may lie and an understanding of when specialists need to be consulted.
We encourage you to undertake a mini-placement in your second year of study. The University's new Legal Advice Clinic, based in Caxton House, is a free legal advice service for the local Southwark community. You'll have the opportunity to gain invaluable legal experience working on real cases under the supervision of voluntary local barristers and solicitors.
In the first year course contact time is typically 14 hours per week plus independent study.
Teaching and learning
Free iPad and core e-books
We know law textbooks can be costly so we provide you with a free iPad including core e-books plus you'll also receive some hard copies of books. You'll also gain access to the VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) to benefit from weekly online teaching support. This includes quizzes with instant feedback and audio presentations which summarise the lectures. This is in addition to face-to-face teaching at lectures and seminars.
We provide excellent student support combined with compulsory personal tutoring for every first year student. Our personal tutoring system focuses on our students' personal and professional development and provides guidance for our students as to how to become more effective learners.
We provide a range of online learning resources to complement and support our lectures and seminars. Our online quizzes and e-learning activities give you an invaluable opportunity to test your knowledge of what you've covered in lectures and seminars, with instant feedback available.
If you'd like to develop your interest in a specific area of law whilst studying for a Qualifying Law Degree then take a look at the Law Portfolio.
Teaching and Learning
Teaching staff will encourage and support you to secure placements, volunteer and engage with other activities that help enhance your professional career opportunities.
BCC at A Level
BTEC Level 3 Qualifications (DMM)
Access to HE Diploma, 24 Level 3 credits at Merit
Plus English and Maths GCSE (C or above), or equiv.
We consider other level 3 qualifications from around the world.
English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.0, Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.