Criminology and Law Leeds Trinity University

Undergraduate

​What makes the criminal mind tick? How do police and lawyers seek to understand the social and psychological causes of crime? How does the legal system provide justice for victims while balancing punishment and rehabilitation for offenders?

Law and Criminology explores the answers to these questions, examining criminal behaviour from a range of legal, social, policing, and social justice viewpoints.

You'll learn about the structure and nature of the legal system of England and Wales, which includes the criminal justice system. We'll give you an overview of the processes through which criminal behaviour is addressed – from profiling and arrest, to sentencing and rehabilitation – as well as exploring important related aspects, such as family law and comparative law.

You'll work with a range of theories and methodologies used to understand and respond to criminal behaviour, as well as gaining an understanding of the causes and consequences of crime, looking at serious and violent crime in particular. And you'll have the chance to look at different types of criminal groups, such as football hooligans and crime gangs, as well as different social perceptions of crime.

Professional work placements in each year of your degree will provide you with insights into the range of professional careers available. You'll have the chance to specialise in your preferred area of law and criminology in a substantial research project, along with getting the option to complete a year-long professional project module with an employer.

Graduate opportunities
You'll graduate with a solid grounding in law and criminology, which will prepare you for a range of careers in youth justice, the Criminal Justice System, and local government. You'll also have the chance to develop a set of transferable skills that would prepare you for the further study you need to become a barrister's clerk, advice worker, civil service administrator, journalist, or immigration adviser.

Placement opportunities
We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You'll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months' professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out. Leeds is one of the UK's major centre for legal services, making it an ideal setting for placement and graduate opportunities. You'll complete a seven-week professional work placement in your first year and a six-week placement in your second year, and we have links to local youth justice, policing, and penal justice placements.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    16 September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years


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

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

Course code M1M9
Institution code L24
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 points GCSE in English language at grade C or 4 or higher is required


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £11,250 * Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees: Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015 Field trips may occur during this course and either fully or partly subsidised by the University. You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.