Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

About the course The course combines the seven foundation subjects of a traditional law degree with a foundation module in Criminology (Crime and Society), a theories of crime module (which explores various explanations of the causes of crime), and a more advanced Criminology module (Contemporary Concerns in Crime and Justice) and the introductory modules of English Legal System and Law in Practice. These subjects enable students to understand the different ways in which the law impacts and regulates our lives, and the relationship between the individual and the state. They will lay the foundation for you to gain an advanced understanding of law and crime related subjects in your final year. Thanks to the UEA Law School’s semesterised approach to teaching, each of our modules are taught in one semester, freeing you up to have more choice later in the course. You’ll choose seven optional modules across your second and final years of study. The wide range of choices the course affords allows you to tailor your degree around the subjects that interest you and stimulate your curiosity. Choices combine subjects in law, such as Company, Employment, Family Law, Law and Medicine and Human Rights, with those related to Crime, such as The Criminal Process, Miscarriages of Justice, Crime and Sentencing, and the advanced Criminology module, Contemporary Concerns in Crime and Justice. Uniquely, you will also be able to choose from optional modules available to UEA students enrolled on the BA Sociology programme, including Gender, Victimisation and Offending; Social Policy and Social Justice; Risk and Resilience: Young People as Victims of Exploitation, Offenders and Survivors; Media, Globalisation and Culture; Power and Society, Digital Politics, and Social Constructions of Childhood. Throughout the course, you’ll develop important skills such as research, writing, critical analysis, and constructing a reasoned and evidenced argument. The point of legal study is not simply to memorise the law, but to be able to engage with it skillfully. Similarly, in Criminology, you will learn how to think critically and apply different explanations of crime and various perspectives on how we should respond to crime to contemporary issues. As such, many of the skills you’ll acquire are transferable and will be valuable in your chosen career path. Throughout your degree, you’ll be given guidance on your work and constructive feedback to help you improve. You will be allocated an Academic Advisor to help you get the most from your studies and help you reach your full potential. You’ll also have many opportunities to build your skills, confidence and professional CV through extra-curricular activities. During your studies, you’ll enjoy the support of our outstanding employability programme and have the opportunity to take part in many voluntary activities. You could, for example, complete an internship at a law firm, or ‘marshal’, spending a day on the bench with a judge during a trial. You could get involved in our Justice Project, where you will work on cases of prisoners who maintain they were the victims of miscarriages of justice. You could also benefit from the alumni-mentoring scheme, where Law School graduates offer career mentoring to individual students. Our many events with law firms, barrister chambers, criminal justice agencies and alumni create great opportunities for finding out about the options for when you graduate. You can also make a difference in the local community, working for the public good (pro bono) with the UEA award-winning Law Clinic, providing free legal advice under the supervision of local solicitors, to members of the local community who cannot otherwise access it. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:

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

Course code:
Institution code:
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please contact us at

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

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS score of 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
Student satisfaction
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £19250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.
Law with Criminology at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS