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Course summary

The undergraduate LLB Law with Criminology degree is a qualifying law degree taught collaboratively between Birmingham Law School and the School of Social Policy, drawing upon the significant expertise of academic staff in both Schools to offer a wide range of specialist modules in Criminology. With a particular emphasis on the nature, extent, causes, and control of criminal behaviour in individuals and society, this exciting undergraduate LLB Law degree provides students with a rigorous and critical understanding of these issues. It explores social responses to crime and criminality, and looks at the processes and consequences of law making, law breaking and law enforcement. Criminology complements and contextualises legal study, and is an extremely useful addition to those looking to practice criminal law or work in the criminal justice system. For almost 100 years Birmingham Law School have made a major contribution to teaching and scholarship, and you’ll learn from prestigious academics who are working at the top of their field influencing law and policy around the world. Why study this course? Study at a top global law school - the University of Birmingham is in the top 20 in the UK for Law (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022), reflecting the high quality of our undergraduate teaching and our world-leading research. Wide-ranging extra-curricular legal opportunities and professional links - our Centre for Employability, Professional Legal Education and Research (CEPLER) is what truly sets Birmingham Law School apart, running pro bono groups and mooting competitions. Opportunities also include placement schemes, the annual law fair, and visits to leading firms, all of which will prepare you for life after Law School. Extensive choice of modules - you can really tailor your undergraduate Law degree course to suit your interests in final year with our vast range of optional modules. Optional year abroad opportunities - study overseas at a partner institution and experience an incredible new culture, an alternative perspective on Law, and a different academic environment. Undergraduate Law students have had the opportunity to study all over the world in countries including Canada, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, France, Germany and Japan. Excellent graduate prospects - According to the High Fliers Research report, The Graduate Market in 2022, the University of Birmingham has been ranked as the most targeted University by the UK's top 100 graduate employers in 2021-2022. 89% of our law students are in work or further study 15 months after graduation (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2022). 16th in the UK for Law in the QS World University Rankings 2022 Top 60 Law School in the World (THE 2022 Rankings) Top 25 for Law in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023


First-year modules cover a broad base of the subject and are designed to introduce you to ways of studying at university. By the final year the modules you take will become more specialised and reflect the research expertise of the academic staff. More detailed module information can be found on the ‘Course detail’ tab on the University of Birmingham’s coursefinder web pages.

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:

  • Year 1

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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

Additional fee information

For details of the annual tuition fee for International Students please see the course web page listed in the 'course details' section above. If you are made an offer to study by the University, the yearly tuition fee will be stated in your offer letter.
Law with Criminology at University of Birmingham - UCAS