Law with Criminology with Foundation Year at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

Course summary

Graduating with an LLB from the University of Bedfordshire is the first step on your journey towards becoming a solicitor or barrister as well as a range of other professional opportunities. This LLB is for you if you have a particular interest in crime and punishment aspects of the law. The LLB is the undergraduate degree for all students wishing to pursue a career in law. With this degree you study the core legal subjects all LLB undergraduates are required to study as well as key aspects of criminology including what constitutes a crime in the eyes of the law. You also look at crime from a social-science perspective - the problem of crime how crime is controlled and why people offend - and explore contemporary issues such as violence in today's society and corporate and organised crime. You learn from a dedicated team with professional experience in the legal industry and criminal justice system. You can extend your in-class learning with a range of fantastic extra-curricular opportunities including our Law Clinic; award-winning Refugee Legal Assistance Project; and mooting programme. All our LLB courses satisfy the requirements set by the Bar Standards Board for the academic component of Bar training. For further information go to the Bar Standards Board website Why choose this course?

  • Our Law courses rank 5th for on-track graduate outcomes out of 99 HE institutions offering the subject (Complete University Guide 2023)
  • Study law and criminology within the broader economic social political historical ethical and cultural environment
  • Develop your advocacy skills in our modern Moot Court 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 clear persuasive and authoritative way
  • Graduate with a qualification accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and highly regarded by employers
  • Become an articulate knowledgeable individual with a range of transferable skills ready to pursue a career in law management human resources the public sector education and many other areas


  • 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
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Assessment method

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.
They will also introduce the practical skills of court etiquette and procedure. In the final year of your course, the dissertation unit will allow you to undertake a complex research project in a subject area of your choosing. With the support of your supervisor, you will be expected to formulate a relevant and viable research question. The project will allow you to further develop your legal research skills and the ability to communicate knowledge, findings and recommendations

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.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Qualification requirements

Applicants with other qualifications and/or work experience will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

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Law with Criminology with Foundation Year at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS