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The University of Law Undergraduate Programmes LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology
The University of Law Undergraduate Programmes

LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology

3 Years

English

Full time

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Sep 2024

GBP 9,250 / per year *

On-Campus

* Sep 2024 fee: UK - £9,250 per annum; International - £17,550 per annum London, £16,700 non-London

Introduction

Our Law with Criminology is a three-year course that focuses on key legal topics and a variety of different aspects of criminology, including crime, criminal justice and criminal behaviour. The law modules are predominantly delivered by professionally qualified lawyers with 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. In the 2021 National Student Survey, the University of Law has been ranked first amongst universities in England for the category of 'teaching on my course'. We have an overall 5 Stars rating from QS World University Rankings and 5 stars in Teaching, Employability, Online Learning, Academic Development and Inclusiveness. This course is ideal for students looking to pursue a career in the legal sector or, more specifically, within the criminal justice system.

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 our Law with Criminology degree 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 our law and criminology 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.

Course Structure

Year 1: 31 study weeks

Semester 1

  • Common-Law Method and Ethics
  • Academic and Digital Skills
  • Contract Law

Semester 2

  • Law of Tort
  • Public Law
  • Criminal Law

Year 2: 30 study weeks

Semester 1

  • Business Law 1
  • Critical Approaches in Current Legal Issues
  • Land Law

Semester 2

  • Introduction to Criminology

Criminology options:

Choose one*

  • Drugs in the Criminal Justice System
  • Society and Punishment

Law options:

Choose one*

  • Access to Justice and Legal Services
  • Employment Law
  • Extended Essay
  • European Union Law
  • Family Law
  • Human Rights
  • Legal Technology and Innovation
  • Legal Practice in the 21st Century
  • Real Estate

*All options are indicative and subject to availability. For Years 2 and 3, you need to complete a minimum of 1 Law and 4 Criminology modules (combined) to fulfil the requirements for a Qualifying Law Degree and the Criminology recognition. 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 or Business School courses, you may be able to choose modules from those programmes as well.

Year 3: 30 study weeks

Semester 1

  • Equity and Trusts

Choose two*

  • Business Law 2
  • Civil Dispute Resolution
  • Graduate and Employability Skills
  • International Commercial Law
  • Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law
  • Research Project (double module)

Semester 2

Choose three*

Criminology options:

  • Cybercrime
  • Media, Crime and Control
  • Zemiology: Social Harms

Law options:

  • Canadian Constitutional Law (London only)
  • Criminal Litigation and Evidence
  • Civil Dispute Resolution
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Foundations of Canadian Law (London only)
  • Graduate and Employability Skills
  • Human Rights
  • International Commercial Law
  • Legal Technology
  • Legal Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Real Estate
  • Research Project (double module)
  • Wills and Succession

*All options are indicative and subject to availability. For Years 2 and 3, you need to complete a minimum of 1 Law and 4 Criminology modules (combined) to fulfil the requirements for a Qualifying Law Degree and the Criminology recognition. 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 or Business School courses, you may be able to choose modules from those programmes as well.

Assessment

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
  • Oral presentation

We run mock assessments to allow you to practise before too.

Course Requirements

  • BBB at A Level and Grade C/4 or above in GCSE English Language or equivalent qualifications.
  • Students who will be under the age of 18 but no younger than 17 at the commencement of the course are permitted.
  • International requirements: An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

How to Apply

Applications for all our undergraduate courses are open, except for 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.

Fees

September 2023:

  • UK - £9,250 per annum
  • International - £16,700 per annum (London), £15,900 (non-London)

Fees are locked for future study years, i.e. the student will pay the same price each year.

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