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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
Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.
Criminal Justice Process
Criminal Law and Criminal Justice
Principles of Contract Law
Foundations of Law
Decision Making in Criminal Justice
An Introduction to Penology
Law and the European Union
Equity and Trusts
Law of Tort
Remedies in Contract, Tort and Restitution
The following options are typically offered:
Contemporary Issues in Penology
Crimes of the Powerful
Substance Use, Society and Criminal Justice
Childcare and Protection
Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
Public International Law
Legal History Dissertation
Gender, Sexuality and the Law
Sex, Crime and Society
The American Legal System
Law of Succession
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 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.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Law Society / Bar Council
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Liverpool John Moores University|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
|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.
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
|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.