Law plays a key role in all aspects of our lives. Whether at work or play law governs our behaviour and gives shape to government, business and personal relationships. Our LLB Law with Criminology course will provide you with key communication and research skills. Alongside the core topics which satisfy the Foundation of Legal Knowledge requirements of the Law Society and the Bar Council, you will study key aspects of criminology including why people offend and how crime is controlled, and contemporary issues such as violence in in today's society and corporate and organised crime. Our law graduates leave us as articulate, knowledgeable and work ready individuals with a range of transferable skills to pursue a career in law, management, HR, the public sector, education and many other areas. Why choose this course?
- Learn the Foundation legal skills alongside key aspects of Criminology, then use and explore them in further units to develop your proficiency and competence even further.
- Study law within the broader economic, social, political, historical, ethical and cultural environment of specific areas of legal knowledge
- Develop your advocacy skills in our newly refurbished courtroom giving you confidence in a realistic setting
- Gain skills in critical analysis, research, teamwork, use of language and argument and the ability to work and learn independently
- Explore your ability to present arguments in a way that others can understand
- Challenge yourself with a demanding but valuable qualification highly regarded by employers which is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
- The LLB is the undergraduate degree for all students wishing to pursue a career in law. Graduating with an LLB from the University of Bedfordshire is the first step on your journey towards becoming a solicitor or a barrister. The LLB is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Council as a Qualifying Law Degree which exempts you from the academic stage of legal training.
- Contract Law (LAW007-1) Compulsory
- Criminal Law (LAW003-1) Compulsory
- Introduction To Criminology (ASS073-1) Compulsory
- Introduction To Legal Practice In The English Legal System (LAW010-1) Compulsory
- Constitutional And Administrative Law (LAW019-2) Compulsory
- Gangs And Serious Youth Violence (ASS067-2) Compulsory
- Land Law (LAW001-2) Compulsory
- Law Of Tort (LAW002-2) Compulsory
- Policing: Issues, Challenges And Debates (ASS095-2) Compulsory
- Dissertation (LAW008-3) Compulsory
- Equity And Trusts (LAW001-3) Compulsory
- Institutions Of The European Union And Judicial Protection (LAW016-3) Compulsory
- Issues In Crime And Justice (ASS107-3) Compulsory
- Substantive Law Of The European Union And Human Rights (LAW017-3) Compulsory
The course has been designed to develop a wide range of academic, legal and practical skills, including by giving you the opportunity to engage with a varied range of assessment methods. A developing range of assessments will enable you to grow in confidence and demonstrate your acquisition of knowledge and skills. The assessment methods used across the course include:
- Written assignments, which may vary from short essays and reports to more in-depth research work on broader topics, to problem questions and case studies which will require you to apply your legal knowledge to a real life scenario. These assessments will test your ability to analyse an issue, to conduct research, to collect relevant materials, to assess the quality of the materials and to synthesise them into a scholarly answer.
- Examinations, which will test your ability to convey your knowledge and understanding of a topic and to demonstrate your skills of analysis and evaluation in a time-sensitive manner.
- Oral presentations, aimed at developing your public-speaking skills and testing your verbal and presentational skills in communicating information in a professional setting. Mooting activities will test your ability to carry out research and present your findings in a persuasive and authoritative manner.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Bar Standards Board
- Solicitors Regulation Authority
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
University of Bedfordshire
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