LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology

Study Mode Full-time
Year of Entry 2024/25
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LLB (Hons)

Law with Criminology

Full-time Law

Experience the practice of law and criminology while developing the knowledge, skills and values to thrive globally – in the justice sector and beyond.

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    What is the fee?

    Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
    International/EU: £16,655 per year (£1,200 for placement year)

  • Time

    How long will I study?

    3 / 4 Years

  • Location

    Where will I study?

    City Campus

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    What are the entry requirements?

    120-128 UCAS points

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    What is the UCAS code?

    M1M9

  • Date

    When do I start?

    September 2024

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    Placement year available?

    Yes


Where will I study?

This course is moving into one of our new buildings at City campus. Teaching will mainly be delivered at our Collegiate campus until December 2024 while we get our new facilities ready. From January 2025 you will study in brand new facilities at City campus.

Course summary

  • Gain interdisciplinary expertise in law and criminology.
  • Explore criminal justice and behaviour and the effect of law on society.
  • Work with law firms and legal and social-justice providers.
  • Consider the global reach of law, with opportunities for UK and international placements.

On this course, you'll combine your legal studies with criminology and gain an in-depth knowledge of criminal justice and law in theory and practice. You’ll gain experience in Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice Hubs, on-campus legal service providers, and with external organisations. While developing excellent knowledge and skills, you’ll shape your degree around your interests, values and aspirations – preparing you for graduate careers in and beyond the justice sector.


Employability

95% of our graduates are in work or further study fifteen months after graduating (2020/21 Graduate Outcomes Survey).

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How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

Our award-winning tutors are experts in their fields. You’ll be taught by a range of lecturers who are experienced legal researchers, and who have years of experience in the legal profession as solicitors or barristers.  

You’ll collaborate with legal professionals and rights and justice practitioners to challenge law and its application, engaging with projects and initiatives which are making a difference in Sheffield, the UK and globally.

You learn through:

  • Lectures
  • Interactive workshops
  • Independent research
  • Case studies in simulated environments
  • Live client projects
  • Work placements 

Key Themes

On our LLB Law with Criminology course, you’ll also have opportunities to develop your understanding of crime and criminal justice in theory and practice. You’ll work criminal appeals and prison law, and the role played by rights and justice charities working across the criminal justice sector.

At every level of your course, you’ll have the opportunity to learn the law and the personal and practical skills required to apply the law to a variety of simulated and real-life cases. 

Course Support

You’ll be supported in your learning journey towards highly skilled graduate employment in a number of ways. These include:

  • Support throughout your studies from your own dedicated academic adviser, committed to your personal and professional development.
  • Access to our Skills Centre with one to ones, workshops and online resources.
  • Employability opportunities such as project work, networking and field trips – and expert advice and guidance from our careers and employability team.

Our student and staff-led steering group, Manifest Diversity, ensures the promotion of minority student voices. Through it, you’ll be able to attend events such as UK Black Business Week and take on projects to improve inclusion within our course and University offer.

Course leaders and tutors

Peter Griffith
Peter Griffith
Senior Lecturer in Law

As a senior lecturer in Law Peter contributes to teaching and curriculum design in a range of subjects

Applied learning

Your course has been designed to embrace real-world challenges and provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to be successful within your chosen sector.

Work Placements

You’ll have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you valuable work experience to prepare you for your future career – and allows you to graduate with an Applied Professional Diploma to add to your CV.

As part of your course you’ll have opportunities to undertake a range of placements with our legal and social-justice service providers. These include major national and international law firms – such as Irwin Mitchell and DLA Piper – and international legal practitioners such as attorneys’ firms, public defenders and miscarriage of justice projects in the USA. 

You’ll also have the opportunity to complete in-house placements in justice hubs, prison clinics and criminal appeal clinics.

Live Projects

Throughout the course you’ll gain vital industry experience working alongside lawyers on real projects. The course is designed to develop your practical legal skills to support and prepare you to participate in work with legal service providers and their clients.

Social Justice

The department is committed to advocating for those who don’t have or can’t afford representation. You can get involved in a range of legal advice initiatives supporting access to justice including local court helpdesks, our Refugee Rights Hub and our Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice. 

LLB Law students have assisted with reuniting the families of refugees, worked with the miscarriage of justice organisation 'Appeal', and attended small claims hearings to provide legal advice and representation to self-represented litigants.

Networking Opportunities

As the course offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities, you can develop invaluable employability knowledge and skills throughout your degree. 

There are regular opportunities to develop connections with professionals both within and outside of the legal sector – through trips and visits, our annual Law Careers Fair, careers talks, panel events, conferences, mentoring schemes and networking sessions. These often involve our fantastic and educated alumni community. 


Future careers

This course prepares you for careers in: 

  • Legal profession (such as solicitor or barrister)
  • Business and entrepreneurialism 
  • Human resources 
  • Financial services 
  • Teaching 
  • Higher education 
  • Public sector 
  • Regulatory services 
  • Law enforcement and probation 

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for:

  • Crown Prosecution Service
  • The Probation Service
  • DLA Piper
  • Environment Agency
  • Lincoln House Chambers
  • NatWest
  • Slaughter & May
  • South Yorkshire Police
  • Aquinas College
  • Begbies Traynor
  • CMS

Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with:

  • Library services and study spaces
  • Our on-campus legal and social justice service providers
  • Moot court and other collaborative learning spaces
  • Digital access to the latest legal material, commentary and analysis through our subscriptions to practitioners' databases
  • Specialist software to manage client case-work

We’ve invested over £100m in new facilities to help you study how and when you want. This means 24-hour libraries and study spaces designed by our students.

Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 120-128

This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:

  • BBB at A Level.
  • DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • Merit overall from a T level qualification.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include up to two AS Levels, EPQ and general studies.

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

GCSE

  • English Language or English Literature at grade C or 4
  • Mathematics at grade C or 4

• Access - at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course

• Grade B from CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in both reading and writing and 5.5 in all other skills, or equivalent.

We consider other qualifications from the UCAS tariff. Applicants with alternative qualifications or a combination of qualifications and work experience are also considered. We welcome applications from people of any age.

You should ensure that you submit a personal statement and reference as these are considered as part of the selection process.

Please note that if you have a criminal conviction and want to become either a solicitor or barrister that you speak with the relevant regulatory body to determine if this will have any implication for your chosen career path. This is in order to ensure students are notified of regulator requirement for entering the legal profession.

Please note that we do not accept direct entry into 2nd or 3rd year for this course.

 

 

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Important notice: The structure of this course is periodically reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students and ensure ongoing compliance with any professional, statutory and regulatory body standards. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment may change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Following any changes, updated module information will be published on this page.

You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.

Year 1

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Applied Crime, Rights And Justice
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Criminal Law
Credits 20
Assessment Exam(100%)
Introduction To Law & Legal Practice
Credits 60
Assessment Coursework(45%) , Exam(45%) , Practical(10%)
Principles Of Contract Law
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Year 2

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Land Law
Credits 20
Assessment Practical(100%)
Legal Environments And Professional Skills
Credits 60
Assessment Coursework(100%)
The Law Of Trusts
Credits 20
Assessment Exam(100%)
Tort Law
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Year 3

Optional modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Placement Year
Credits -
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Final year

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Professional Practice Experience
Credits 60
Assessment Coursework(75%) , Practical(25%)

Elective modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Commercial Law
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Company Law
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Criminal Justice Theories And Realities
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Employment Law
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Extended Professional Practice
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Family Law
Credits 20
Assessment Practical(100%)
Immigration Law
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Intellectual Property Law
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
International Criminal Law And Justice
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
International Human Rights
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Law And Medicine
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Law Of Evidence
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Public Interest Law And Judicial Review
Credits 20
Assessment Practical(100%)
Public International Law
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Sports Law
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

Student View

Law and Criminology student Fozia Sultana won an Inspirational Student Award for her work on Manifest Diversity, a staff and student collaborative which is helping to make law more diverse, inclusive and accessible.

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