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LLB (Hons) Law and Criminal Justice

LLB (Single Honours)

Start date:

September 2024

You'll need:

112–120 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)

UCAS code:

ML61

ML62 (If choosing Foundation Year)

Studying Law at Roehampton

Train with leading legal experts and academics to gain the knowledge and skills you need to fulfil a career in criminal justice by immersing yourself in the current trends and responses to crime today.

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You'll have the opportunity to study an optional mini-SQE module to help you pass your SQE assessments.

You'll have the opportunity to experience legal work in action at Roehampton's Law Clinic.

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Foundation Year

This course can also be studied with a foundation year (September entry only).

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This course offers all students the option of a one-year paid work placement, to boost your employability even further. If you choose this route, you will take the placement following year two of your course, and then return to complete your degree.

Why take a placement?

A placement year is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable work experience, to build on the career skills we will teach you on this degree. The connections you make on the placement will improve your career prospects further, and equip you with the skills you need to secure graduate-level employment.

How we support you

The University's Placement and Work Experience Team are experts at helping you to secure a placement. They will work closely with you from the start, helping you research potential employers, discover placement opportunities, create and pitch your CV, and will coach you to perform well in interviews. We aren't able to guarantee a placement, but our sector-leading advisors will give you the best possible chance of securing one.

Find out more about how we'll support you

We understand that your plans might change once you start your programme. If you decide not to do a placement, you will have the option of completing the three year version of your programme.

Whatever your choice, you will have access to many opportunities for work experience through our Placement and Work Experience Team, and access to face-to-face and 24/7 online careers support.

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Skills

Think like a lawyer from day one.

The Roehampton Law School offers a practice-based approach to learning and a strong foundation for your future career.

Studying for our LLB (Hons) Law and Criminal Justics degree will give you a wide range of transferable skills, setting you up for success in any profession. You’ll explore:

  • The essential law foundation subjects
  • How to practice law
  • A good understanding of current trends and responses to crime

You'll also draw on disciplines such as sociology, psychology and human rights and gain a dynamic understanding of legal concepts, values, principles and rules, as well as criminological theories and criminal justice practice. 

You can put these skills into practice with an optional professional placement between Years 2 and 3 of your course. Fully supported by our Placement Office, this is a chance to gain paid work experience and make valuable industry connections.

Read former law student, Julia Cwierz's blog 'My Citizens Advice Placement', where she talks about her experience of doing pro bono work with Wandsworth Citizens Advice.

Learning

Get ahead with our ‘law in practice’ learning environment.

Designed by experienced academics and practitioners, with input from our internationally renowned Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice, this degree will encourage you to see the law in the context of everyday life right from the start.

You’ll spend most of your time in face-to-face classes, developing your understanding of legal and criminological issues and the core skills and competencies legal practitioners are expected to have.

 

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Mandatory course modules include:

  • Ethics and Skills: covering the structure and function of the English legal system
  • Criminal Law, which focuses on key principles in crimes such as murder, manslaughter, non-fatal and theft-related offences
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice, where you will analyse contemporary trends and policies in the criminal justice system

Beyond the Roehampton Law School, you’ll have opportunities to experience legal work in action through:

Assessment

Evaluate your progress through real-world assessments.

During your time at Roehampton Law School, your projects, exercises, and assessments will reflect the contemporary working world of law, getting you ready for life after graduation.

Careers

Secure a sustainable legal career in a rapidly changing world.

With an LLB (Hons) Law and Criminal Justice degree from Roehampton, you’ll be ready to pursue a wide range of legal and criminal justics roles, including:

  • Paralegal
  • Crime Analyst
  • Practicing Solictor or Barrister

You could also work in prison and probation services, the police, the Home Office, the Ministry of Justice and the court system. You will also be equipped to work in any career that demands critical reasoning skills. 

The Roehampton careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate.

You’ll benefit from personalised sessions in CV and application writing, presentation practice, mock interviews, and commercial-awareness training. You’ll have the chance to meet future employers through our network of industry partners across London.

Our dedicated Law Careers Advisor will connect you with graduate recruiters and support you through every step of your career planning and job search.

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Get a real taste of our campus, community and what it’s like to study at Roehampton

Full-time UK undergraduate students apply through UCAS.

Entry tariff

112–120 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Specific entry requirements

GCSE requirement: English and Maths, Grade 4 (C) or higher.

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year one fees

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for UK students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

International undergraduate students apply through our direct application system.

112–120 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Specific entry requirements

GCSE requirement: English and Maths, Grade 4 (C) or higher.

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year one fees

EU and International: £15,750
Placement year: £998

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for international students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

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