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There are two exciting options available to students wishing to undertake the LLB w with a specialisation in criminal justice These are the 'LLB Law with Criminal Justice', and 'LLB Law with Criminal Justice (Professional Placement)', which includes one year in law-related work. Previous placements have been in solicitors' firms, barristers' chambers, governmental institutions and related organisations.
'LLB Law with Criminal Justice' will fulfil all the requirements of the traditional LLB degree, giving graduates qualifying law degree status. Graduates gain the competitive advantage of a specialised knowledge in the area of criminal law and criminal justice. The course produces graduates with a thorough knowledge and understanding of how criminal justice works as a system, and an ability to think critically about the genesis of crime, its effects on society and the most effective strategies to fight against it. LLB Law with Criminal Justice uniquely brings the substantive (statutory/written law) and procedural (the 'machinery' to enforce) criminal law together into one programme
To ensure that students possess a solid foundation and gain the most comprehensive understanding of criminal justice, in year 1 of the programme students are introduced to the Criminal Justice System in conjunction with substantive Criminal Law. This allows students to put substantive criminal law into its procedural, institutional and cultural context.
The foundation/ qualifying law degree first and second year modules prepare students for an in depth examination of criminal justice in the final year of the programme, during which there is a requirement to study at least two criminal law/criminal justice related modules. Students must chose at least two criminal justice related modules from those available in any particular year. Modules offered in previous years have included Criminology, Sentencing & Punishment, Criminal Evidence and International Human Rights. Students may choose all the criminal justice related modules offered in that year, if they wish. Alternatively they may choose up to two other modules.
All LLB Law programmes provide students with an essential foundation in 'Legal Skills and Method' in year 1. Students are also offered a range of . Among the opportunities offered is the chance to attend conferences or seminars organised by the sessions and invests heavily in supporting students in the development of their professional and business skills, working very closely with the award winning
Students on the 'LLB Law with Criminal Justice (Professional Placement)' will spend a year working in industry where they gain valuable experience. We are one of only a few UK law schools that offer this unique opportunity as a part of the degree programme. Students on the four-year placement programme graduate with a degree from a respected law school, a most distinct CV and excellent links with legal practitioners.
The LLB provides students with an opportunity to earn a qualifying law degree and develop a dynamic perspective of English law.
LLB Law with Criminal Justice is designed to give students a thorough knowledge and understanding of how crime is created, its effects on society as well as the role of modern criminal justice institutions. Within this context students will be expected to think critically about the most effective strategies to tackle crime, the ways in which criminality affects the public interest and how the fight against criminality may impact upon individual rights. The programme is also designed to allow students to apply relevant substantive and procedural law and demonstrate relevant career skills, especially skills pertinent to criminal justice professions.
Students in this programme will be drawn into the frontlines of legal scholarship and have opportunities to further their knowledge by participating in conferences, seminars and workshops hosted by the
Detailed Course FactsApplication deadline January 15 Tuition fee
- GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
- GBP 13000 Year (Non-EEA)
All students take a number of compulsory modules. At Level 3 you will take a number of law options and you will focus your study on Criminal Justice and also study a particular area of law in depth for your major final year dissertation.
Level 1 Compulsory
The Civil Justice System
The Criminal Justice System
Legal Skills & Method
Public Law in Context
Level 2 Compulsory
European Union Law
Level 3 Core
Dissertation on a criminal law or criminal justice topic.
Level 3 Compulsory choose at least 2 from modules such as:
Sentencing & Penology
International Human Rights
(These can change from year to year)
Level 3 Options The following are examples of other modules that may be available. These can change from year to year and there is no guarantee that an option will run in any particular year.
Children and the Law
Intellectual Property Law
International Human Rights
International Sales Law & Arbitration
GCE A-level AAB ABB. Typical offer AAB, excluding General Studies.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma D*D*D* in Business or Public Services.
BTEC Level 3 Diploma D*D in Business or Public Services subject with an A-Level at grade A.
BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D in Business or Public Services subject with A-Levels grade AA.
International Baccalaureate Diploma 35 points.
Accessto Higher EducationDiploma Complete and pass Access to Law course with 45 credits at Level 3 Distinction and 15 credits at level 2.
GCSE Mathematics grade C and GCSE English grade C are also required.
Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants within our grade range as well as our full GCSE requirements and accepted equivalencies in place of GCSEs.
English Language Requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
BrunELT: 65% (min 55% in all areas)
No work experience is required.
- Academic Excellence Scholarship
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
- Access Bursary
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
- Alumni Bursary
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Brunel University.