Law and Criminal Justice

Liverpool John Moores University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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The LLB (Hons) Law and Criminal Justice at Liverpool John Moores University is the ideal preparation for a range of fascinating careers in both the legal and the criminal justice sectors.

  • One of only a handful of courses in England and Wales that blends LLB Law and criminal justice studies
  • Teaching from supportive, internationally recognised legal professionals and criminal justice writers and practitioners
  • Work placements and voluntary work opportunities to enhance your CV
  • Opportunities to study in Europe as part of the University's Erasmus/Go Global programme
  • Opportunities to represent LJMU at national debating and mediation competitions
  • International Foundation Year course available offering direct progression onto this degree programme - visit LJMU's International Study Centre to find out more
  • Campus location: Mount Pleasant Campus

Course details

Modules

Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study. Level 4 Criminal Justice Process Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Principles of Contract Law Criminological Theory Foundations of Law Public Law Level 5 Decision Making in Criminal Justice An Introduction to Penology Law and the European Union Equity and Trusts Law of Tort Land Law Level 6 Remedies in Contract, Tort and Restitution The following options are typically offered: Contemporary Issues in Penology Crimes of the Powerful Youth Justice Victimology Substance Use, Society and Criminal Justice Policing Dissertation Media Law Childcare and Protection Negotiation Jurisprudence and Legal Theory Public International Law Family Law Commercial Law Mediation Legal History Dissertation Gender, Sexuality and the Law Sex, Crime and Society Mooting The American Legal System Law of Succession Company Law Intellectual Property Employment Law Evidence Medical Law and Ethics The UN and International Security Band and Financial Services Regulation Animal Welfare and the Law Law Relating to Financial Crime Crime and Security in the EU European Socio-Legal Studies Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers. Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.

Assessment method

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose, but will usually include a combination of exams and coursework. The Criminal Justice teaching team prides itself on its assessment methods, which combine traditional exams (seen and unseen), online multiple choice exams, coursework (essays, literature reviews and reports) and group presentations with pioneering practical assessments, such as mooting or arguing a legal case in a court setting. We acknowledge that every student is unique and may perform differently depending on how they are assessed, so we allow you to choose assessments tailored to your own individual strengths. Once you have completed an assessment, feedback is given within three working weeks, so you can promptly discuss your marks with your tutor and establish where you are performing well and areas for improvement.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Law Society / Bar Council

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.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeMM12
Institution code L51
Campus nameLiverpool John Moores University
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 120 points We are looking for students who are keen to learn new skills and develop those they already possess. Your personal statement should be concise and to the point. We want to see a systematic approach behind your submission with evidence that you have organisational ability. Explain why you want to study the course, show you’ve done some research into it and be aware of the career pathways. Work experience or contact with the legal system would be advantageous along with individual achievements. ​Applications are welcomed from mature and non-standard applicants, who will be considered on an individual basis. These applicants may be required to submit an essay and/or attend an interview, and should demonstrate potential and motivation and/or have relevant experience. International applicants will be considered in line with UK qualifications.
A level BBB Minimum number of A Levels required: 2 Is general studies acceptable? Yes Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications Average A Level offer: BBB Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Extended diploma subjects / grades required: DDM required in a relevant subject if no other Level 3 qualifications taken.
Access to HE Diploma D: 24 credits M: 21 credits Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Further information: At least 24 Distinctions and 21 Merits, or any other combination that equates to 120 UCAS Tariff points in a relevant subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Additional information: 26 IB Diploma Points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Grades / subjects required: 120 UCAS Tariff points with a maximum 20 UCAS Tariff points from Ordinary Level

Applicants must have obtained grade 4 or grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics GCSE or • Key Skills Level 2 in English/ Maths • NVQ Level 2 Functional skills in Maths and English Writing and or Reading • Skills for Life Level 2 in Numeracy/English • Higher Diploma in Maths/ English • Functional skills level 2 in Maths/ English Prior to starting the programme


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £15600 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

All figures are subject to yearly increases. The Department for Education (DfE) have recently announced that they will be freezing tuition fees for the 2020/21 academic year.
Law and Criminal Justice at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS