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Law and Criminology University of Lincoln Degree level: Undergraduate

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This combination offers students the opportunity to study for a law degree while also having the chance to develop a deeper understanding about the causes and consequences of crime. The LLB (Hons) Law and Criminology degree is concerned with the rules by which society is organised, how they can be changed and what happens when they are broken. It is designed to appeal to students with excellent problem-solving abilities who enjoy debating and critiquing. Criminology is an interdisciplinary field that draws on sociology, anthropology, psychology and the law, and the course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to graduate well qualified for a diverse range of careers. Criminology is a well-established discipline at Lincoln. It combines science, social science and politics with specialist areas such as youth culture, human rights, resistance, penal policy and war crimes.

Course details

Modules

The Law major constitutes two-thirds of this joint course, which provides students with the opportunity to develop legal skills and a sound knowledge of the professionally required foundation areas of law. The remaining third of the course consists of criminology modules, which can include Applying Criminology, Images of Crime and Criminal Justice, and Human Rights (Social Sciences). In the first year, students have the opportunity to study key social science concepts, social issues and justice, as well as the context of the English legal system – its origins, history and practices. Second-year topics include the application of criminology and the way that findings translate into policy, criminal law, European Union law and land law. In the final year of the degree, students study equity and trusts and penology and penal policy, and are expected to produce an extended dissertation in an area of their choice. For the most up to date module information, please visit the course page for this programme on our website. Some programmes provide you with the opportunity to focus your study in a particular area through optional modules. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of some optional modules to some students. As the options often reflect staff research interests, they may alter over time due to staff availability.

Assessment method

The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples. Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.


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 M930
Institution code L39
Campus name Lincoln (Main Site)
Campus code L

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points From a minimum of 3 A Levels or equivalent qualifications.
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points
Scottish Higher 112 UCAS Tariff points to include a minimum of 4 Highers or a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Applicants will also need at least five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 29 points

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications.

We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,100 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

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs. With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost.

Provider information

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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
Lincoln
LN6 7TS


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