Law with Criminology LLB (Hons)

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UCAS code: M1M2 112 UCAS points
  • LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 9250 Per year
  • LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time, 6 years
    • Pro-rata full time fee
  • LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 3 years
    • Pound 14820 Per year

Degree with foundation year

UCAS code: ML61 64 UCAS points
  • LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 9250 Per year
  • LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 3 years
    • Pound 14820 Per year

What makes this course different

  • 1st in London

    Our sociology courses ranked 1st in London for “Teaching on my course” and “Assessment and Feedback” (National Student Survey 2023, Results published 10 August 2023)

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  • Superb facilities

    You’ll be joining a cosmopolitan community of more than 1,000 law students at our ultra-modern campus, where you’ll benefit from fantastic facilities, including a chamber for moots and mock trials

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  • Professional qualifications

    All of our law courses are qualifying law degrees – and you can obtain an additional diploma from the National Association of Licensed Paralegals as an extra benefit of studying at UEL.

Course modules

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Mental Wealth: Introduction to Legal Method

Introduction to Key Legal Concepts

Legal Communications

Introduction to Digital Sociology

Crime, Justice and Surveillance

Globalisation and Society

The Global Business Enterprise

This law and criminology degree will give you a comprehensive understanding of the law and its place in the criminal justice system. In your first two years, you'll build firm foundations by studying the fundamentals of the law, taking modules that include the Legal System and Legal Methods, and Constitutional and Administrative Law.

Developing Skills for Justice (MW)

English Legal System

Legal Skills

Contract Law

Public Law

Contemporary Issues in Criminology

As you progress into your second and final years, you'll study aspects of civil and criminal law, along with modules in Human Rights and European Union Law.

Essential Skills for Justice (MW)

Introduction to Land Law

Public Law II: Human Rights Proceedings

Tort Law

Equity and Trusts

Policing and Society: Critical Perspectives

Optional placement

As a student on a two-subject degree, you take professional skills modules to prepare you for employability, from essential skills to leadership. You also take core modules from criminology in contemporary issues and policing, followed by a choice of options in your final year. You'll be encouraged to 'learn by doing' by taking the chance to gain work experience and take an active role in student clubs and societies.

Leadership Skills for Justice (MW)

Criminal Law

European Union Law

Criminology/ Law Option

Law Option

Criminology Option

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

We have a dynamic and cooperative research culture. You will become a member of an institution that influences the future of the field. Our innovative Legal Advice Centre and courtroom offer opportunities for you to gain valuable experience with law firms and develop vital skills for a career in the legal field.

Industry links

Our law programmes are accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, Bar Standards Board.

Graduate employers

Our alumni have gone into roles at organisations such as the Metropolitan Police and joined law firms.

Job roles

Our graduates have gone into roles such as paralegal and legal apprentice.

We offer postgraduate courses for further specialisation and you can explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

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I love law and my time at the University was really positive and has opened up new horizons – one of them being a place on the prestigious Civil Service Fast Stream graduate scheme."
Zain Ulmer

Law (LLB Hons)

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, and further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. Our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting-edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

This digital platform provides you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work 
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services 
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you've mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

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We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top:

  • Work-based projects
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations
  • Support in starting a new business
  • London on our doorstep

How you'll learn

Teaching methods vary throughout the course - and you'll find this variety to be stimulating and challenging. You'll learn through lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, and individual supervision, supported by digital materials, notes, and handbooks. For some of the law elements, you'll have the chance to learn through moots and mock trials in our chambers.

Degrees are more demanding than A Levels, so you'll need to be motivated to earn your degree by doing a lot of independent study outside of the formal teaching times.

Our law and criminology lecturers have strong links with government, industry, and the wider academic community. This means you'll have lots of opportunities to learn outside of the lecture theatre and seminar room.

If you play an active role throughout the course, joining in with debates and attending guest talks, conferences, and events, you'll enhance your learning and find that the more you put in, the more you get out.

You'll be encouraged to volunteer or do work experience to broaden your horizons and learn in ways that academic study alone can't give you. Many law students volunteer at our acclaimed community Legal Advice Centre, working alongside solicitors to advise local residents on real legal problems.

    Guided independent study

    When not attending timetabled lectures you will learn independently through self-study. This will typically involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for exams. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, Microsoft Teams, and Moodle.

    Academic support

    We are investing in key areas beyond your studies including our career services, library, and well-being, to be available both face-to-face on campus and online with many of these available 24/7. 

    Students are supported with any academic or subject-related queries by an Academic Advisor, module leaders, and former and current UEL students. If you need a bit of extra help with certain skills such as academic writing, English, maths, or statistics, our Academic Tutors offer workshops, drop-in sessions, and one-to-one appointments to help our students achieve their potential. 

    You can receive advice and guidance on all aspects of the IT systems provided by the university from our IT Service Desks located on all three campuses. Our Student Support hubs in Docklands and Stratford feature centralised helpdesks to cater to your every need. We have new, modern library facilities on both campuses offering inspirational environments for study and research. Libraries contain resources in print and digital formats, a range of study spaces, and a dedicated librarian who can assist with your learning.

    Dedicated personal tutor

    UEL provides support and advice for disabled students and those with specific learning difficulties (SPDs). Your overall workload consists of class and online tutor-led sessions, individual learning, and practical activities. 

    Our aim is to prepare our students for a broad range of careers so that they can make amazing contributions to their communities. When you arrive, we'll introduce you to your personal tutor. This is the member of staff who will provide academic guidance, who will support you throughout your time at UEL, and who will show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer.


    Each year you will spend around 300 hours of timetabled learning and teaching activities. These may be lectures, workshops, seminars and individual and group tutorials. Contact hours may vary depending on each module. 

    The approximate workload hours for this course are: 

    • Scheduled teaching - TBC hours
    • Guided independent study - TBC hours

    Your timetable

    Your individualised timetable is normally available to students within 48 hours of enrolment. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9.00am and 6.00pm. For undergraduate students, Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities, but there may be occasions when this is not possible. Timetables for part-time students will depend on the modules selected.

    Class sizes

    Class sizes are to be confirmed but can vary according to academic year and type of teaching.

How you'll be assessed

We'll assess you with a 50-50 mix of coursework and exams. Coursework includes essays, a reflective diary, oral presentations, practical exercises and answering hypothetical problem questions. 

Assessment is designed to enable us to see how you manage in a variety of situations that reflect the real world of work rather than simply focusing on traditional unseen exams. Throughout the course you'll be given plenty of feedback to help you improve.

More details will be included in the student handbook and module guides. You will always receive detailed feedback outlining your strengths and how you can improve. We aim to provide feedback on assessments within 15 working days, although you will receive immediate feedback following many of our face-to-face assessments.

Campus and facilities

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What our students and staff say

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I enjoy being a law teacher as it can change student’s view of the world around them. Teaching is most rewarding when I assist students in developing an understanding of complex or technical aspects of the law that they can then apply to solve practical legal problems. It is also great to use my research to put the law into context for students so they appreciate the law is not neutral but created by legislators and policymakers to impact individuals."

Catherine Hobby

Senior lecturer in law

Business and Law Students
Working in the law clinic has taught me a huge amount. It's improved my understanding of the ideas we've learned about. It's been a way of getting involved in the local community."

Irene Nambi

Law graduate