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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. This course is moving into one of our new buildings at City campus. Teaching will mainly be delivered at our Collegiate campus until December 2024 while we get our new facilities ready. From January 2025 you will study in brand new facilities at City campus. Course summary

  • Gain interdisciplinary expertise in law and criminology.
  • Explore criminal justice and behaviour and the effect of law on society.
  • Work with law firms and legal and social-justice providers.
  • Consider the global reach of law, with opportunities for UK and international placements.
On this course, you'll combine your legal studies with criminology and gain an in-depth knowledge of criminal justice and law in theory and practice. You’ll gain experience in Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice Hubs, on-campus legal service providers, and with external organisations. While developing excellent knowledge and skills, you’ll shape your degree around your interests, values and aspirations – preparing you for graduate careers in and beyond the justice sector. If you don't meet the entry requirements for this course, or you’d like extra preparation before starting degree-level study, we recommend you join the foundation year. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. Our award-winning tutors are experts in their fields. You’ll be taught by a range of lecturers who are experienced legal researchers, and who have years of experience in the legal profession as solicitors or barristers. You’ll collaborate with legal professionals and rights and justice practitioners to challenge law and its application, engaging with projects and initiatives which are making a difference in Sheffield, the UK and globally. Key Themes On our LLB Law with Criminology course, you’ll also have opportunities to develop your understanding of crime and criminal justice in theory and practice. You’ll work criminal appeals and prison law, and the role played by rights and justice charities working across the criminal justice sector. At every level of your course, you’ll have the opportunity to learn the law and the personal and practical skills required to apply the law to a variety of simulated and real-life cases. Applied learning Your course has been designed to embrace real-world challenges and provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to be successful within your chosen sector. Work Placements You’ll have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you valuable work experience to prepare you for your future career – and allows you to graduate with an Applied Professional Diploma to add to your CV. As part of your course you’ll have opportunities to undertake a range of placements with our legal and social-justice service providers. These include major national and international law firms – such as Irwin Mitchell and DLA Piper – and international legal practitioners such as attorneys’ firms, public defenders and miscarriage of justice projects in the USA. You’ll also have the opportunity to complete in-house placements in justice hubs, prison clinics and criminal appeal clinics. Live Projects Throughout the course you’ll gain vital industry experience working alongside lawyers on real projects. Social Justice The department is committed to advocating for those who don’t have or can’t afford representation. You can get involved in a range of legal advice initiatives supporting access to justice including local court help desks, our Refugee Rights Hub and our Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information. Year 1 Compulsory modules The Exploration Of Law, Crime, Justice And Society Elective modules Social Justice In Action The Practice Of Law And Policing Year 2 Compulsory modules Applied Crime, Rights And Justice Criminal Law Introduction To Law & Legal Practice Principles Of Contract Law Year 3 Compulsory modules Land Law Legal Environments And Professional Skills The Law Of Trusts Tort Law Year 4 Optional modules Placement Year Final year Elective modules Commercial Law Company Law Criminal Justice Theories And Realities Employment Law Extended Professional Practice Family Law Immigration Law Intellectual Property Law International Criminal Law And Justice International Human Rights Law And Medicine Law Of Evidence Public Interest Law And Judicial Review Public International Law Sports Law

Assessment method

Coursework | Exam | Practical

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Additional entry requirements


Please note that this information is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.

If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Please click the following link to find out more about English language requirements for this course

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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16655 Year 1
International £16655 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees:

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Law with Criminology with Foundation Year at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS