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Year of Entry 2020/21
LLB (Hons)

Law with Criminology

Full-time Law

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

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What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year ††
International: £13,650 per year
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
What are the entry requirements? 120 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? M1M9
When do I start? September 2020
Placement year available? Yes

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Student satisfaction

This course scored 92% for overall satisfaction in the 2019 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.

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

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

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.


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.

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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


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

Student success story

As part of her law course, Anna Lester went into schools across Sheffield, educating children on legal issues such as drugs and cyber-bullying. The project aims to inspire people from poorer backgrounds to think about a career in law. ‘It feels really good to be working in schools and the community in Sheffield. This is not something that every university does – I moved over four hours from home to come here.‘It feels really good to be working in schools and the community in Sheffield. This is not something that every university does – I moved over four hours from home to come here.

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

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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 120

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

  • BBB at A Level.
  • DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • 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.


  • 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 the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

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. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

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


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Criminal Law And Practice Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Dispute Resolution In Contract Credits: 30 Assessment: Exam
Module: Introduction To Criminology And Practice Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Uk Constitutional Law And Practice Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Controversies Of Punishment Credits: 20
Module: Dispute Resolution In Tort Credits: 30
Module: Social Justice Professional Practice Development Credits: 20
Module: Trusts & Equitable Wrongs (Including Wills And Administration Of Estates) Credits: 30
Elective modules
Module Credits
Module: Cybercrime And Society Credits: 20
Module: Exclusion Rights And Justice Credits: 20
Module: Experiencing Criminal Justice Credits: 20
Module: Life Beyond Crime, Substance Use And Offending Credits: 20

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Land, Property Law And Practice Credits: 30
Module: Social Justice Professional Practice Credits: 20
Elective modules
Module Credits
Module: 21St Century Crime: Threats, Responses And Human Rights Credits: 20
Module: Advancing Social Justice Credits: 20
Module: Commercial Law And Practice Credits: 30
Module: Comparative Criminal Justice Credits: 20
Module: Crime And Justice In The Information Age Credits: 20
Module: Criminal Justice Realities Credits: 20
Module: Dissertation Credits: 30
Module: Employment Law And Practice Credits: 30
Module: Experiencing Custodial And Community Sentences Credits: 20
Module: Family Law, Policy And Practice Credits: 30
Module: Immigration Law And Practice Credits: 30
Module: International Human Rights Credits: 30
Module: Law And Medicine Credits: 30
Module: Law Of Business Organisations Credits: 30
Module: Legal Professional Practice (Non-Contentious) Credits: 30
Module: Making Desistance And Recovery A Reality Credits: 20
Module: Policing And Crime Reduction Credits: 20
Module: Sex Violence And Extremism Credits: 20
Module: Simulating Justice Practice Credits: 20
Module: Sports Law And Practice Credits: 30

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/21 is £9,250 per year. ††

† 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 students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 per year.

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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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