LLB (Hons) Law and Criminology
University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom
3 - 6 years
Full time, Part time
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A deeper understanding of the causes and effects of criminal behaviour or specialist legal expertise, or knowledge of the law governing trade and commercial relationships, can set legal professionals apart, enhancing their practice and enabling them to pursue employment in a wide range of professions. Graduates would be well-placed to work in the Law, Public, and Corporate sectors.
Law and Criminology at Lincoln offers an introduction to the fundamental elements of law, enabling students to develop legal skills and a sound knowledge of the professionally-required foundation areas of law, while specialising in an area that interests them.
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How You Study
The LLB (Hons) Law and Criminology degree at Lincoln offers students the chance to study for a law degree while deepening their understanding of the causes and consequences of crime.
The programme considers the rules by which society is organised, how they can be changed, and what happens when they are broken. It draws on a range of disciplines, including sociology, anthropology, and psychology, as well as law, meaning that graduates can progress to a diverse range of careers.
In addition to the fundamentals of law, a third of the course consists of criminology modules, which can include Applying Criminology; Images of Crime and Criminal Justice; and Human Rights (Social Sciences).
- Constitutional and Administrative Law (Core)
- Contract Law (Core)
- Images of Crime and Criminal Justice (Core)
- Legal Systems and Skills (Core)
- Applying Criminology (Core)
- Criminal Law (Core)
- European Union Law (Core)
- Land Law (Core)
- Financial Services Regulation (Option)†
- Study Abroad (Option)†
- Equity and Trusts (Core)
- Human Rights (Social Sciences) (Core)
- Law of Tort (Core)
- Penology and Penal Policy (Core)
- War Crimes and Genocide (Core)
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
How You Are Assessed
In addition to closed and open book examinations, students are assessed by coursework which takes the form of assignments, mooting, individual and group presentations, and workbooks. Written assignments may be in the form of an in-depth case study, an essay, or writing a review. Coursework aims to provide students with an important opportunity to gauge how they are coping with various subject areas and levels of study before having to sit an examination.
Scholarships and Funding
For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships.
Both Law and Criminology graduates have career prospects both within and outside of the legal profession. Some pursue paths to become barristers or solicitors, while those specialising in criminology may follow careers in the police and criminal justice networks. Those wishing to embark on careers in corporate law may take further legal qualifications to qualify as solicitors.
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