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Course summary

Combine the essential elements of a law degree with the study of criminology. You’ll gain an insight into criminal behaviour, policing and criminal justice. Law is a highly respected, intellectually challenging and popular subject choice. Visit our blog to find out more about the wide range of reasons to study law. Explore criminal behaviour, policing and criminal justice, and cultivate a deeper understanding of our current responses to crime on this qualifying law degree. The course is recognised by the * Solicitors Regulation Authority* and the Bar Standards Board as meeting the academic requirements of your legal training, and completion will enable you to undertake further study in order to become a solicitor or barrister. As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Develop your understanding of case law and legislation
  • Engage with key criminological theories and concepts relating to crime, victimisation, responses to crime and deviance
  • Develop legal analysis skills
  • Have access to a wide range of law textbooks online for free through Law Trove, a subscription-only service offered by Oxford University Press
  • Have the opportunity to be mentored by an industry expert
Find out more Guest lectures Our guest lecture series sees leading figures from the legal profession visit Leeds Law School to share their ideas and experience. You’ll have access to the lectures digitally, so you can benefit even if you are unable to attend in person. Past speakers have included politician and human rights activist Baroness Chakrabarti and Sir Keir Starmer, leader of the Labour Party. Law Societies We have an active Student Law Society which organises social as well as networking and career-focused events. Our Street Law Society goes out to local schools and communities to deliver presentations on legal topics. The Law Clinic Leeds Law School’s Law Clinic provides a confidential environment for clients to seek free legal advice. The Law Clinic brings local law firms even closer to the university’s student community and will provide you with invaluable first-hand experience. Career links Leeds Law School will support you to attend events that will cultivate a range of skills to prepare you for the work place, as well as giving you opportunities to meet a variety of employers from legal and non-legal professionals who could help you plan your career path. Our mentoring scheme will pair you with a professional mentor who will provide invaluable insight into the legal profession. You’ll have the opportunity to add valuable experience to your CV during your third year through the University's study or work abroad programme. Changes to legal education and training Legal education and training has been subject to a detailed review by professional regulators in the legal sector. The review has examined the routes to qualification as a barrister or solicitor. The Bar Standards Board (BSB) no longer requires the study of a 'Qualifying Law Degree' (QLD), however, the study of what are referred to as the 'seven legal foundations of knowledge' is still required before the vocational stage of bar training. All our undergraduate law degrees meet this requirement. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has now introduced the Solicitors Qualifying Examination route to qualification. This route requires a degree in any subject or equivalent level 6 qualification. All our law degrees cover the legal foundations of knowledge. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board (BSB) have issued a common protocol for guidance. This can be found by visiting the SRA web pages Solicitors Qualifying Examination and Common Protocol on the Academic Stage of training. You may also find some helpful information in the Law Society of England and Wales guide to the Solicitors Qualifying Examination. You can find out more about the changes at our open days and applicant days.


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • English Legal System
  • Legal & Employability Skills
  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Public Law
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Applied Criminal Law
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Victims, Crime & Inequality
  • Policing & Justice & Society
In addition choose from a list of Year 2 Option Modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list. Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Violent & Sexual Offending
  • Criminal Justice Policy
In addition choose from a list of Year 3 Option Modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Law with Criminology at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS