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LLB (Honours) Law with Criminology

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

Course length 3 Years
Location Collegiate Campus
UCAS M1M9 Course code

Course description

Prepare for a career in law on this fully qualifying law degree. Designed and developed in consultation with our extensive network of employers, it satisfies the standards of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Council.

Our Law School is renowned for its innovative approach to teaching based on our extensive experience of practical (clinical) legal education. The fully integrated clinical programme includes unique work related modules designed to give you that practical edge needed in today’s competitive employment market.

This joint degree provides an excellent foundation whether you want to enter the legal profession or move into other careers, such as criminal and community justice, education, personnel work, the civil service, or other options in the community or public sector.

You learn about the many types, causes and consequences of crime, the criminal justice institutions and the processes that seek to reduce offending, alongside studies of human society, social groups and social structures.

Key areas of study include • law and criminology • high risk and serious offenders • policing • rehabilitation and punishment • international human rights law.

Real client work
We are the home of the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice (HKC), where many of the following modules, involving real client work, take place. These give you valuable experience that improves your legal skills and impresses future employers.

HKC law clinic
The law clinic is a full legal service. You can apply to work on real civil law cases under the supervision of qualified lawyers. It gives you an insight into the pressures and demands of the legal profession.

Law in practice
You can apply to spend one day each week with a legal service provider to gain experience within a professional setting. Law in practice is often in a solicitor’s office working on real-life civil or criminal law cases. You are supported by staff at the placement provider and a tutor who will visit the premises regularly.

HKC criminal appeals clinic
You can apply to work on a real case of an alleged miscarriage of justice. You gain a unique insight into the criminal justice system, which many do not experience until they are working in practice.

Street law
Working largely in partnership with schools and other community groups, you work in a team to research and deliver advice and guidance about particular areas of law. This develops your legal research and presentation skills.

Human rights project (subject to confirmation)
You have the choice of which organisation to work with on an issue of human rights or equality law, such as a local authority or charity. This is a research, training and development opportunity.

Prison clinic
You work on real life cases in collaboration with an external firm of solicitors providing advice on prison law issues. Examples include advice and representation on re-categorisation and applications for judicial review.

Advocacy and mooting
Being able to advocate is an essential part of a barrister’s or solicitor’s career. On the mooting module you represent fictitious clients in a mock trial, usually on a matter of civil law, in our new on-campus moot court. This gives you experience in court etiquette, making a reasoned argument and enhances your research, presenting and time management skills.

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 2014 we were semi-finalists in the DAC Beachcroft Mooting Shield.

Combined court helpdesk
As an extra-curricular activity, you have the opportunity to gain supervised experience of working in the courts offering legal guidance and support to people who don’t have representation. It is a great opportunity to gain real-life experience in a court to prepare you for legal practice.

Teaching expertise
Our law and criminology teaching staff are research active, which means we can offer up-to-date course content and teaching perspectives that are of a very high standard.

Professional recognition

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

Entry requirements

2017 entry requirements

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.

New UCAS tariff points system for courses starting from September 2017. This is significantly different to the current points system and uses an alternative method of calculation. You can find information about these changes on the UCAS website 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.

2018 entry requirements

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.

New UCAS tariff points system for courses starting from September 2017. This is significantly different to the current points system and uses an alternative method of calculation. You can find information about these changes on the UCAS website 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.

International and European entry qualifications

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.

Course structure

Three years full-time

Typical modules may include

Year one modules

• constitutional law and human rights • criminal law • English legal system • law of contract • criminological landscapes • criminal justice/injustice

Year two modules

• equity and trusts • law of the european union • law of torts • controversies of punishment

Year two options

You choose one law option and one criminology option.

Law options
• commercial law • international human rights • law and medicine • simulated law clinic • sports law

Criminology options
• exclusion, rights and justice • life beyond crime, substance use and offending • extending crime control in the community

Year three core modules

• administrative law and social justice • land law

Year three options

You choose two law options and two criminology options (subject to availability)

Law modules
• advocacy and mooting • company law • dissertation • employment law • family law and policy • HKC criminal appeals clinic • HKC law clinic • human rights project • immigration law • intellectual property law • law in practice • law in practice (international) • law of evidence • legal perspectives on criminal justice • prison clinic • street law

Criminology modules
crime and justice in the information age • enacting human rights • experiencing custodial and community sentences • making desistance and recovery a reality • policing and crime prevention • sex, violence and extremism

Assessment
  • examinations
  • coursework
  • presentations
  • portfolio
  • reports
  • contributing to seminars
  • live client work
  • advocacy
  • viva
  • dissertation

Employability

You attend a series of careers talks and workshops with external speakers and alumni designed to prepare you for a career in graduate employment, in the legal and/or criminology sectors and beyond.

There are career opportunities available such as • solicitors’ firms • barristers chambers • the police, probation and prison services • financial services • local government • Crown Prosecution Service • victim support.

Further careers information is available from
• The Law Society at www.lawsociety.org.uk
• The Bar Council at www.barcouncil.org.uk/becoming-a-barrister
• The Solicitor's Regulatory Authority at www.sra.org.uk

Fees

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Please note tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases and in line with inflation. More information can be found in the ‘Tuition Fee Increases’ section of our Fees Regulations (PDF, 2.10 MB)

For the course fee and further information on scholarships and bursaries please visit our fees and funding pages.

International student

2016/17 academic year

Typically £12,250 a year

2017/18 academic year

Typically £12,750 a year

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.

Additional costs information

How to apply

You apply for this course through UCAS.

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

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