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

LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology with Foundation Year

4 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

The LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology with Foundation Year is a 4-year law degree. It is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in the legal, public, or wider commercial sectors. The LLB has a practical focus on employability integrated into the course. There is a high level of face-to-face tuition. The law modules are delivered predominantly by professionally qualified lawyers. Students will study the key legal topics and related skills that are critical for the modern law student but also have a choice of options. The course is delivered over two semesters per academic year. The students study six modules per year.

The degree program is designed so that the Foundation Year provides an underpinning year, incorporating both academic and legal/professional related learning. Applicants need to improve their knowledge and understanding of law along with the necessary skills needed to participate in undergraduate law programs at levels 4, 5, and 6. Students will develop the critical study and legal skills required to progress onto the next stage of the degree and ultimately that will equip them for further study or employment.

This introductory year focuses on developing the key skills required to study at the degree level. You will study six modules and on successful completion progress onto any of our three-year degrees. The modules covered will initially enhance your communication skills, digital and information literacy, and ability to think critically. You then have the added flexibility of switching your degree program if another discipline captures your interest, subject to availability and entry requirements.

Course Requirements

  • Applicants are required to possess 48 UCAS Points from a maximum of 3 A Levels or equivalent qualifications, plus GCSE English Language at Grade C/4
  • Students who will be under the age of 18 but no younger than 17 at the commencement of the course are permitted
  • A non-standard application route is also available

Route A

Please note this route is only available for applicants who do not require a Student Route Visa to study with the University:

Applicants who do not possess 48 UCAS points from a maximum of 3 A Levels or equivalent but can demonstrate a minimum of 2 years of professional work experience evidencing management of people and/or processes and provide a professional reference will be considered. All applicants must successfully pass a formal interview. Any applicant without GCSE English language at grade C/4 will be invited to complete The University of Law English Test (ULET).

Course Structure

Foundation Year

Semester 1

  • Citizenship
  • Academic and Report Writing
  • Numeracy Skills in Context

Semester 2

  • Foundations of Business Management
  • Foundations of Law
  • Foundations of Social Science

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 to 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 fulfill 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 programs 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 fulfill 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 programs 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 practice before too.

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 behavior. 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 also 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 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 program 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.

Foundation Year (Four years)

You can choose to take an additional Foundation Year before you start your LLB criminal law course. This introductory year focuses on developing the key skills required to study at the degree level. You will study six modules and on successful completion progress onto any of our three-year degrees.

Fees

Sep 2024 fees

  • UK - £9,250 per annum
  • International - £17,550 per annum (London), £16,700 (non-London)
  • Fees are locked for future study years i.e., the student will pay the same price each year.

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