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Year of Entry 2020/21
LLB (Hons)

Law with Criminology

Part-time Law

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

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What is the fee? Home/EU: £4,625 per year
International: £6,825 per year
How long will I study? 6 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
When do I start? September 2020

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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. Prepare for your career with 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.

How you learn

You are supported by a dedicated academic adviser, committed to your development as a confident, reflective and autonomous learner.

You learn through

  • case studies in both simulated and live client environments
  • group work and presentations
  • workshops and lectures
  • working on real client cases under the supervision of qualified solicitors and paralegals

Course leaders and tutors

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Rebecca Hartley
Senior Lecturer in Law and Criminology

I am Module Leader for the Law in Practice, Legal Skill and Research and the Dissertation modules on the LLM in International Commercial Law. I am also the Module Le … Read more

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 projectsYou 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 work on human rights, civil liberties and social justice.

International opportunities

You study English law in its international context and encounter cross-jurisdictional issues through simulated and live client work. You can also study and work 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
  • the Crown Prosecution Service
  • victim support
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

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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 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.

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.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Constitutional Law And Human Rights Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Dispute Resolution In Contract Credits: 30 Assessment: Exam
Module: English Legal System Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Criminology And Practice Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Law Of Contract Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Criminal Law And Practice Credits: 30
Module: Uk Constitutional Law And Practice Credits: 30

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Criminological Theory In A Contemporary World Credits: 10
Module: Dispute Resolution In Tort Credits: 30
Module: Trusts & Equitable Wrongs (Including Wills And Administration Of Estates) Credits: 30

Year 4

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Controversies Of Punishment Credits: 20
Module: Social Justice Professional Practice Development Credits: 20
Elective modules
Module Credits
Module: Exclusion Rights And Justice Credits: 20
Module: Experiencing Criminal Justice Credits: 20
Module: Life Beyond Crime, Substance Use And Offending Credits: 20

Year 5

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Land, Property Law And Practice Credits: 30
Elective modules
Module Credits
Module: Commercial Law And Practice Credits: 30
Module: Dissertation Credits: 30
Module: Employment Law And Practice Credits: 30
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: Sports Law And Practice Credits: 30

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
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: Comparative Criminal Justice Credits: 20
Module: Crime And Justice In The Information Age Credits: 20
Module: Criminal Justice Realities Credits: 20
Module: Experiencing Custodial And Community Sentences Credits: 20
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

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting part-time study in 2020/21 is £4,625 per year (based on studying 60 credits 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 part-time study in 2020/21 is £6,825 per year (based on studying 60 credits per year). This course is not eligible for full-time Tier4 visa sponsorship. International students may apply for part-time Tier4 sponsorship on an individual basis. Please contact Admissions for further advice.

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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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