LLB (Hons) Law and Criminology

Undergraduate degree 

  Start this course in January 2022
LLB (Hons) Law and Criminology

Gain the key legal skills required in our ‘law in practice’ environment while specialising in current trends and responses to crime.

Start Date:

January 2022

September 2022

Duration:

3 years (full-time)
4 years (full-time) if opting for the additional placement year

Degree Type:

LLB (single honours)

Entry Tariff:

January 2022 entry: 112 points

September 2022 entry: 112 points

UCAS Code:

ML61

Faculty:

Business and Law

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

Undergraduate on-campus open day

Saturday 13 November 2021

Course and Module Details

Overview:

In this law degree, you will be encouraged to think like a lawyer from day one. Exploring the essential law foundation subjects, you will learn to practise law, with a good understanding of current trends and responses to crime. 

The course has been designed by experienced academics and practitioners, with input from our internationally-renowned Crucible Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice. It is specifically designed for your career development. 

Throughout your degree, you will gain the practical experience of putting law into action through our pro bono activities at the Law Clinic and the Citizens' Advice Bureau and have the opportunity to go on work placements.

Through practice-based learning, you will learn to understand the law in the context of everyday life and legal practice, and apply your learning to critical criminological and legal issues.

You will begin by building a comprehension of the key functions of the English legal system, explore the moral dimension of the practice of law, grasp criminal law and human rights, and learn to present reasoned and logical arguments. 

Drawing on disciplines such as sociology, psychology and human rights, you will gain a dynamic understanding of legal concepts, values, principles and rules, as well as criminological theories and criminal justice practice. 

A high proportion of your time will be spent working face to face with tutors, developing your understanding of legal and criminological issues, and the core skills and competencies legal practitioners are expected to have.

Modules include Legal Systems, Ethics and Skills, where you will be introduced to the structure and functions of the English legal system; Criminal Law, which focuses on key principles in crimes such as murder, manslaughter, non-fatal and theft-related offences; and Introduction to Criminal Justice, where you will analyse contemporary trends and policies in the criminal justice system.

Our dedicated Careers Adviser has established links with graduate recruiters and can help you obtain a graduate role. You will be supported to map out your aptitudes and create a career plan. We provide personalised sessions in CV and application writing, presentations, mock-interviews and commercial-awareness training, as well as opportunities to develop your networking skills.

Above all, this degree provides you with a Qualifying Law Degree, with a specialism in criminology.

Read a blog about a Law student's experience working for the Citizen's Advice Bureau.

Modules:

Here are some examples of the various modules we currently offer:

Year 1 

You will attend three introduction sessions when you begin the course which is called the Law Induction.

Legal Systems, Ethics and Skills
Law of Contract 1
Public Law and Human Rights
Criminal Law
Criminology: Theories, Concepts and Ideas
Introduction to Criminal Justice

Year 2 

Compulsory modules

The Law of Torts
Law of Contract 2
Law of Property
European Union Law
Criminological Imagination
Contemporary Issues in Criminology

Optional module
Career Preparation

Year 3 

Compulsory Modules
Law in Practice 3: Placement
Law in Practice 3: Pro bono WBL
Equity & Trusts
Placement Learning in Criminology
Law in Practice 3: Problem-based learning
Law and Legal Research

Optional Modules
Corporate Finance and Acquisitions
Criminal Evidence
Employment Law
Family Law
International Human Rights
Medical Law and Ethics
Tax Law
Law and Legal Research
Gender, Violence and Human Rights
Drug Use and Policy
Illegal Economies
Punishment and Imprisonment
Family Criminology
Understanding Justice
Victims of Crime
Crime, Culture and the City
International Human Rights and Criminal Law
Global Disorder
Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights
Global Security, Justice and Society
Competition Law

 

Compulsory and Required modules
Compulsory and/or required modules may change when we review and update programmes. Above is a list of modules offered this academic year.

Optional modules
Optional modules, when offered as part of a programme, may vary from year to year and are subject to viability.

Tuition fees and funding

January 2022 entry tuition fees

Year 1 fees.

UK EU International Placement year
£9,250 £9,250 £13,474 £925

January 2022 funding

 

September 2022 entry tuition fees

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Year 1 fees, see links in table below for more information.

UK EU and International Placement year
£9,250 £13,993 £925

Career Options

You will be qualified to work in a range of legal and criminal justice related professions, for example, as a paralegal, crime analyst, practising solicitor or barrister. Graduates can 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. 

Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. They will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers. You’ll also have opportunities to work with our partners across London and beyond, and to attend a Roehampton jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet employers. 

Placement Year

This course offers all students the option to apply for a one-year paid work placement. If you successfully secure a work placement, you will undertake the placement following year two of your programme and return following the placement to complete your studies.

A placement year is the perfect opportunity to implement the skills and knowledge that you will learn in year one and two, while gaining valuable work experience. The opportunity to make connections in your chosen industry will greatly improve your career prospects and equip you with the skills and experience you need to secure graduate-level employment.

The University Careers and Placements team will support you to develop your CV and skills though webinars, workshops and 1-2-1 appointments. You will also benefit from regular communication about available opportunities to aid your placement search.

Please note while the University will support you with your placement search and applications, a placement cannot be guaranteed.

How to apply

Undergraduate programmes

How to join us in January or February 2022

To start a degree with us in January or  February, complete our direct application form. See our list of January courses.

How to join us in September 2022

If you need any help or advice with your application, or just want to ask us a question before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Detailed advice on applying for an undergraduate degree is available in the FAQs section below.

International (non-EU) students who do not wish to use the UCAS system can apply directly to us using our online application form. This is available to international students only.

Application process FAQs

 

If you are applying to us for a full-time degree or extended degree programme, you will need to apply online through UCAS, or direct, depending on the start date of your course and your fee status. Please see tabs above. And don't hesitate to contact us at the same time. Either fill in an online enquiry form, or contact us at the details below!

This is the official applications service for the UK, and they will send your application details to each of the universities you have listed on your application.

When you register with UCAS, you will also receive a username and password so that you can access your application at a later date.

It is very important that you enter the correct institution code (for Roehampton this is R48) and course code for each choice. These can be found on the relevant course pages on our website.

Contact us directly if you have any questions.

Yes we will take into account the ongoing disruption and impact that Coronavirus has had on applicants when considering the results of students applying to us.

Please visit our dedicated webpages to read more.

The Roehampton UCAS institution code is R48.

Your school, college or centre will give you a buzzword so you can link your application to them. You add this word to your application when you register to make an undergraduate application.

If you are applying independently, without a school or college, you do not need a buzzword.

If you are no longer at school or college you will need to apply to university as an independent applicant. When you register with UCAS they will give you a username and password so that you can complete your application whenever you like.

You will need to complete the online application, including your personal statement and will also need to supply a reference from someone who knows you well, and is able to write about why you are suitable for higher education.

It is very important that you enter the correct institution code (for Roehampton this is R48) and course code for each choice. These can be found on the relevant course pages.

Further guidelines can be found on the UCAS website.

Contact us directly if you have any other questions about applications.

No. UCAS will issue you with a username and password which you can use to log in whenever and wherever you want to work on your application.

There is no time limit from when you start your application to when you send it, as long as you complete it within the deadlines set by UCAS and your school.

If you are a international student, you can apply direct using our online application form.

Details of support we provide for international students, and useful information about the application process, are available on our international web pages.

No, you can only send one UCAS application in each year’s application cycle, but this can include applications for up to five courses. Applying for more than one course will cost extra.

If you do not receive any offers from your initial UCAS application, you can make additional choices through UCAS Extra in the Spring term. You will be sent details of UCAS Extra if you are eligible.

If you apply to university before the 15 January deadline you should have received decisions from each of the universities you apply to by 31 March 2020. In this case, you will need to make your replies about which to accept by 5 May 2020.

If you applied after the January deadline, or one or more of your universities hasn’t made a decision on your application by the end of March, other reply dates will apply – please do contact us to find out more.

You can accept two courses – one firm choice and one insurance choice.

If you meet the requirements of your firm choice, then you will be expected to take that place, so you need to be sure that the course you have accepted firmly is the one you want to do.

If you miss the grades for your firm choice and meet the requirements for your insurance choice you will be expected to take up that place.

If you meet the terms of your firm choice and ask to be released from this, you will be entered into Clearing and cannot go to your insurance choice.

Once you have applied through UCAS you will be able to follow the progress of each of your applications by using UCAS Track.

You can also contact us directly to find out the status of your application with us.

If you apply through UCAS and we make you an offer, we will ordinarily make you one of the following types of offer:

Conditional Offers

This offer requires you to meet particular academic or other conditions before you can join the course of study you have applied for. This could be a combination of grade, scores or subjects and will be outlined in the offer communication that you receive.

Unconditional offers

An unconditional offer has no conditions attached. Unconditional offers are often made to students who already have their achieved qualification grades and who are returning to education after a gap year or a period of time in work.

If Roehampton is your firm choice, and you have not met your conditions, please check UCAS track, we may be able to show some flexibility, although this is not guaranteed.

If you have missed the conditions of your firm choice, but met the conditions of your Insurance choice. Congratualtions, you will be studying at your Insurance choice. If you miss the conditions for both your firm and Insurance choice, then UCAS will automatically enter you into Clearing.

Make sure that you are prepared for results day and any decisions you may need/want to make. Check UCAS for more advice about what happens on results day.

If you would like any advice on this, please contact us directly and we can discuss your options.

If you are applying to university from the UK or European Union (EU), irrespective of your nationality, you must submit your UCAS application before the January deadline in order for it to be guaranteed equal consideration. The deadline for the 2022 cycle is Wednesday 26 January 2022 at 18:00.

We understand that there are many reasons why you may not be able to meet this deadline. With this in mind, Roehampton will still consider applications received after the January deadline, if there are places available on the course.

The University of Roehampton welcomes the introduction of T Levels and is delighted to confirm that we will be able to accept them across the majority of our programmes. Students will be able to apply using T Levels for both three year and four year undergraduate degrees. UCAS Tariff requirements for each programme, will be made available on programme webpages.

Yes, if you accepted an offer of study at us or another University through UCAS, you have 14 days in which you can change your response, and you can do so by contacting UCAS.

If you want to change your mind, please do get in touch to discuss your options with us. Call us on 0208 392 3314.

If you first apply through UCAS after 30 June 2022, UCAS will not send your application to universities but will instead send you details about Clearing.

Clearing a service that is available between July and September to help people find places on higher education courses. You may be eligible for Clearing if any of the following are relevant to you:

  • you have applied this year but have not gained a place
  • you have declined your offers
  • you have not previously applied to UCAS for entry this year.

Yes, we offer a range of scholarships, alongside support on managing your finances while you are with us.

You can find more information on our financial support pages.

Yes, we have a wide range of on-campus and off-campus student residences. You will be guaranteed University accommodation if you are applying for September 2021, January 2022 or September 2022 entry.

Find out more about our accommodation and accommodation guarantee here.

We can support you to transfer to Roehampton from another university,  into the relevant year of study. Find out more here.

UCAS offers a number of helpful articles on the process of applying to universities. You can also find advice and guidance from the Schools and Colleges Engagement Team here.

 

Need help before you apply?

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Our Students

"The teaching on the course makes topics like police and human rights so engaging. I plan to become a solicitor for a governmental department."

Anne Wijayarathne, LLB (Hons) Law and Criminology

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At Roehampton, we can offer all new students the opportunity to live in accommodation on our beautiful parkland campus, including affordable and high-end options. 

We offer scholarships, provide hardship funding and help you find advice on managing your finances while you study.

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