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LLB (Hons)

Law with Criminology

Full-time Law

Learn law and criminology, gain practical experience and enhance your career prospects.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year †
International: £12,750 per year
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
What are the entry requirements? 104-120 UCAS points
What is the UCAS code? M1M9
When do I start? September

Student satisfaction

This course scored 94% for overall satisfaction in the 2017 National Student Survey.

Course summary

  • Study legal and criminal justice principles, rules and practice and the effect of law in society from complementary academic and practical perspectives.
  • Gain legal work experience within our own regulated legal practice, SHU Law.
  • Engage in real legal work in a range of practice areas including private litigation, criminal appeals, and pro-bono advice clinics.
  • Study on a course that scored 94% for student satisfaction in the 2017 National Student Survey.

Benefit from an academically rigorous and career-enhancing education, which includes unique work-related modules designed to give you the practical edge needed in today's competitive employment market. This course is a fully-qualifying degree, satisfying the standards of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board for legal training.


Student View

Watch student Conor Jones-Bishop talk about what it’s like to study this course

How you learn

Your lecturer's view

Watch course leader Keeley Fletcher talk about this course.

We have highly motivated, knowledgeable and creative staff across the department who bring a breadth and depth of skills from legal practice. This enables high quality learning of the core aspects of the discipline, and a range of specialist topics and areas of study.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • team meetings
  • moots
  • peer learning
  • placement activity
  • visits
  • guest lectures

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

Work placements

We have excellent links with the local, regional and national legal profession. Local firms provide assessed one-day-a-week placements for many of our students. Local professionals also provide work experience opportunities, give guest lectures, advise on casework and provide career guidance where appropriate.

Live projects

You are given multiple chances to undertake real law and criminology client work. These include opportunities to advise, assist and represent real life clients in a range of different practice areas, providing transformational experiences which enable you to develop transferable skills and enhance your graduate attributes. You are encouraged to engage in professional voluntary work, human rights, civil liberties and social justice.

Competitions

In our Legal Professional Practice areas, you can represent fictitious clients in an appeal before the Court of Appeal and/or the Supreme Court, in our on-campus moot court. Our Mooting and Debating Society members take part in internal and national competitions and we have enjoyed considerable success. We have previously won the prestigious national BPP/Oxford University Press Mooting Competition and in 2017 we were again finalists.

International opportunities

Opportunities exist for study and work experience abroad, including opportunities to spend time in the summer working at law firms across the USA on predominantly criminal law cases. Typical placements involve working in a public defender's office.


Future careers

Your degree can be the first step towards a career in law, public sector and criminal justice professions, and the wider business and commercial sector.

This course prepares you for a career in

  • solicitors' firms
  • barristers' chambers
  • the police, probation and prison services
  • financial services
  • local government
  • Crown Prosecution Service
  • victim support

Accreditation

This qualifying law degree exempts you from the Common Professional Examination of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Council.

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus

Collegiate campus

Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.

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Location

Collegiate Crescent
Sheffield
S10 2BP

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Collegiate library

Collegiate Library can be found just off Ecclesall Road. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.

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Learn more about your department

The Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice has brought Sheffield Hallam's law and criminology departments international esteem.

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Entry requirements

UK students

GCSE English language and mathematics at grade C or Grade 4 or above. We do not accept GCSE equivalents. Plus one of the following

• 120 UCAS points from at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We accept up to two AS levels. We accept general studies.

Or

• 104 UCAS points from three A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We accept 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.

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

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS average score of 6.5 with at least 6.5 in reading and writing and with a minimum score of 5.5 in all other skills.

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.

EU and 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.


Modules

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Criminal Law And Practice Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 80%
20%
Module: Dispute Resolution In Contract Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 80%
20%
Module: Introduction To Criminology And Practice Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Uk Constitutional Law And Practice Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Exam:
&:nbsp; 100%

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Controversies Of Punishment Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Equity & Trusts Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Law Of The European Union Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Law Of Tort Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Commercial Law Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Exclusion Rights And Justice Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Experiencing Criminal Justice Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: International Human Rights Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Law And Medicine Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Life Beyond Crime, Substance Use And Offending Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Simulated Legal Practice Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Sports Law Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Exam:
Practical:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Administrative Law And Social Justice Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Land Law Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Law Of The European Union Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: 21St Century Crime: Threats, Responses And Human Rights Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Advocacy And Mooting Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Practical:
&:nbsp; 25%
75%
Module: Company Law Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Crime And Justice In The Information Age Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Criminal Appeals Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Criminal Justice Realities Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Dissertation Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Employment Law Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Experiencing Custodial And Community Sentences Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Family Law And Policy Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Immigration Law Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Law Clinic Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Law In Practice Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Law In Practice International Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Law Of Evidence Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Legal Perspectives On Criminal Justice Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Making Desistance And Recovery A Reality Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Policing And Crime Prevention Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Prison Clinic Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Sex Violence And Extremism Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 25%
75%
Module: Simulating Justice Practice Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Street Law Schools Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £9,250 per year.

† If your course is studied over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation and/or Government regulations. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £12,750 per year.

We offer a range of scholarships and awards for international students. Find out more.

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Financial support for home/EU students

How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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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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