Birmingham City University

Law with Criminology Birmingham City University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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Want to study both law and criminology at University? Our LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology course combines both subjects and allows you to take a year-long industry placement.

Through studying this specialised pathway you will gain a practice-based education in law with a critical appreciation of crime.

The aim of this pathway is to allow you to study the foundations of law while exploring the social aspects of crime, punishment and victimisation, making this course highly relevant if you are aiming for a career in the legal profession or more generally within the criminal justice system.

The specialised Criminology modules will enable you to explore a diverse set of criminological issues, from youth crime to intelligence and security or prisons and punishment. You will have the opportunity to engage in philosophical and ethical debates surrounding human rights theory and practice, developing a criminological understanding of homicide. You will also have the opportunity to study the gender aspects of crime or cyber crime.

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How to apply

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

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Course code M1MF
Institution code B25
Campus name Curzon Building Campus
Campus code F

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC A maximum of three subjects are considered.
Subject excluded - General Studies and Critical Thinking
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Subjects accepted: Applied Law, Business or Public Services.
Access to HE Diploma 60 credits overall. Minimum of 45 credits at level 3, 18 of of which must be achieved at merit or distinction in Law or a related subjects - for 2016 entry.
Must be in a law-related subject.
GCSE English language at grade C or above.
Scottish Higher One or two Higher subjects only considered if offered along with two Advanced Highers to total 112 points
AS AA - EE A maximum of two AS-level subjects can be considered along with either two A-levels, two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma.
subjects excluded General Studies and Critical Thinking
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Considered in combination with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas / OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas / BTEC BTEC 12-unit or 90 Credit Diploma / OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma to achieve a total of 112 UCAS points.
Extended Project A* - E Must be offered along with at least two A-levels totalling at least 112 tariff points.
Must be in a related topic.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English Language at grade 4 or above. Equivalent qualifications will be considered. Required at the point of enrolment.
Acceptable equivalents:
- City and Guilds Level 2 Certificates in Adult Literacy
- Functional Skills / Essential Skills level 2 - English
- IGCSE English language grade C or above
- Pearson Edexcel certificate level 1/ level 2 grades A-C
HNC (BTEC) M For entry to year one only.
HND (BTEC) M Must be in a Law or Business-related subject.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 14 points For Students who complete the full IB Diploma obtain a total of 14 points or above from three Higher level subjects.
English Group A – Grade 4 or above or English Group B and Ab initio – grade 5
A combination of GCSEs, A-levels and IB certificates will be considered on a case by case basis
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3 Must include English
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate Not accepted
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D* Must be in a related subject .
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM Must be in a related subject .
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma Must be in a related subject. Only in combination with other qualifications. Must be offered along with either two A-levels (grades B and C), two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas (grades D and M) or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma (grades DM).
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma Must be in a related subject. Only in combination with other qualifications. Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* Subjects accepted: Applied Law, Business or Public Services.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Must be offered along with either two A-levels, two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points.
Subjects NOT considered: Early Years.
Scottish Advanced Higher CCD Maximum of three Advanced Highers can be considered together.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Must be offered along with either two A-levels (grades B and B), two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas (grades D and M) or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma (grades DM) totalling at least 112 UTP.
Must include English


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) with no less than 5.5 in any level

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Provider information

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Birmingham City University
University House
15 Bartholomew Row
Birmingham
B5 5JU


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