If you’re interested in law and criminological theory and practice, this LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology degree course will match your interests.
The course is a qualifying law degree (QLD). It fulfils the requirements of the academic stage of training as specified by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board. This means that you can progress to the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or the vocational stage of training for the bar without additional study.
As well as core legal subjects, you’ll get to choose from various optional modules to suit your own interests. These currently include Commercial Law and White Collar Crime.
After the course, you could continue your legal training or take up employment in sectors such as the police or the probation service. You could also continue your studies on a Master’s degree.
What you'll experience
On this course, you can:
- Bring what you learn to life in mock trials in our replica of a crown court, complete with dock, witness box, public gallery, jury room and interview room
- Use your skills advising members of the public on a variety of aspects of the law, by working in one of our community settings
- Join our student law society and take part in team competitions such as negotiation and mooting
- Develop your understanding of the key issues in criminology
Careers and opportunities
After the course, you could progress to a graduate training scheme, go straight into employment in the private, public or voluntary sector, or continue your studies.
If you chose a career in law, you can do the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) or Legal Practice Course (LPC), which are the traditional routes to becoming a barrister or solicitor.
The course also prepares you for graduate training schemes and other roles where you can use your knowledge and experience of law and criminology. For example, in the police force, probation service or prison service.
What jobs can you do with a Law with Criminology degree?
Roles our graduates have taken on include:
- fraud auditor
- police officer
- criminal management officer in a firm of solicitors
- designated detention officer
- business development executive
After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.
Entrepreneurs in Residence
If you're interested in setting up your own business while you study, you can get support on this course from the Entrepreneurs in Residence programme. Our Entrepreneurs in Residence are experienced business professionals who work with us to deliver group workshops and 1-to-1 drop-in clinics to help you plan and market your business idea.