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LLB (Criminal Law)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Typical offer BBC (112 UCAS points from three or more A levels) from law and business-related subjects.

Access to HE Diploma

M:30,P:15

Access to Higher Education Diploma in a relevant subject is acceptable for entry. You will need 60 credits in a business or law-related subject with a minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at Merit and Level 2 passes in Communication units. QAA accredited course required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

A minimum of 15 points at the higher level and a minimum of 4 points in English at standard level.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Scottish Higher

C,C,C,C,D,D

A minimum of 114 UCAS points, including at least CC level in a business-related subject.

UCAS Tariff

112

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Part-time | 2022

Subject

Criminal law

**Why study this course?**

The LL.B. Hons (Criminal Law) is a fully recognised Qualifying Law Degree which gives you the early opportunity to specialise in aspects of Criminal Law.

It is especially suitable for students who are interested in - and/or wish to practise in - this field professionally, whether as criminal lawyers, police officers or within the Crown Prosecution Service, but it does not restrict you to this sector, as your degree will be equally valid for any field of legal professional practice.

**More about this course**

As well as studying and researching some fascinating and niche areas of the Criminal Justice system – well beyond what you will study in the traditional LLB Foundations of Criminal Law course – you'll get the opportunity to practise your advocacy skills in our purpose built court room.

You'll be assessed through case studies, essays, examinations, presentations and research projects. These assessments allow you to develop and demonstrate a wide range of skills and knowledge which may be invaluable for further study or career.

Many LL.B. graduates go on to train as a solicitor or barrister. As well as qualifying you for this next stage of training, the course also opens the door to many other graduate careers, including roles in business, media, voluntary organisations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Because of the emphasis in this course on Criminal Law, graduates will be particularly well-placed to practise in firms which specialise in this sector.

Modules

Example Year 1 modules include: Law of Contract I; Administrative Law; Land Law I; English Legal System; Law of Tort I; Constitutional Law; Legal Method; Criminal Law I.
Example Year 2 modules include: Law of Tort II; Criminal Law II; Law of Contract II; Law of Evidence; Employment and Equality Law; Consumer Rights Law; Extension of Knowledge; Legal Research Methods; Land Law II; Law of Equity and Trusts I; Law of the European Union I; Medical Law; Advocacy and Mooting.
Example Year 3 modules include: Law of Equity and Trusts II; Law of the European Union II; Dissertation; Extended Essay; Law of Evidence; Jurisprudence; Environmental Law; Music and Entertainment Law; Family Law; Criminal Litigation; Civil Law and Practice; Penal Policy; Company Law; Public International Law; Child Law; International Trade Law; Law of Immigration; Civil Liberties and Human Rights; Extension of Knowledge.

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through case studies, essays, examinations, presentations and research projects.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£15,576
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£15,576
per year
International
£15,576
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£15,576
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Holloway

Department:

Law

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

80%
med
Criminal law

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Law

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
72%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

68%
Library resources
68%
IT resources
65%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
12%
Male students
88%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
26%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Law

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
39%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

Law graduates tend to go into the legal industry, and they usually take similar routes. Jobs are competitive — often very competitive - but starting salaries are good and high fliers can earn serious money - starting on over £24k in London on average. Be aware though - some careers, especially as barristers, can take a while to get into, and the industry is changing as the Internet, automation and economic change all have an effect, If you want to qualify to practise law, you need to take a professional qualification — many law graduates then go on to law school. If you want to go into work, then a lot of law graduates take trainee or paralegal roles and some do leave the law altogether, often for jobs in management, finance and the police force. A small proportion of law graduates also move into another field for further study. Management, accountancy and teaching are all popular for these career changers, so if you do take a law degree and decide it’s not for you, there are options.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Law

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£13k

£13k

£20k

£20k

£24k

£24k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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