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Become a law graduate with criminology expertise. Develop your understanding of English law and build your legal skills. On our Law with Criminology LLB you’ll look at policing and sentencing while gaining an understanding of the criminal justice system. You’ll investigate the issues and challenges which crime poses to our society and discover how law and criminology work together to solve these challenges.
We’re an active and friendly community. You’ll find opportunities to take part in events and activities that support your studies, often run by our teaching team. And with our diverse, international mix of staff and students, there are always new insights to gain and new perspectives to hear.
You’ll graduate with the skills to start a career. You may take the further legal training to become a barrister or solicitor. Or roles like probation officer, policy adviser, or public prosecutor may be of interest to you. Your tutors can support you to help you decide what your next steps will be.
Why Oxford Brookes University?
You’re our priority
Help is always easy to access. You’ll have regular meetings with your Academic Advisor, who will be a member of academic staff from the School of Law.
Gain practical experience
Academic staff will help you make the most of extra-curricular opportunities including client interviewing and pro bono opportunities.
Test your legal skills
Try mooting and test your skills of legal argument and communication in our Moot court.
Taught by experts
Many tutors are involved in high profile legal research which informs their teaching.
Gain expertise in law and criminology and understand how the two disciplines work together.
During year 1, we’ll introduce you to the basics of law and criminology. Through the Legal Method module you'll dive into the world of English law. You’ll learn to find and understand legal information. You’ll gain key skills in legal thought and argumentation. Also through the module Theories of Crime you'll dig into the key concepts and theories of crime.
In year 2, you’ll move on to more advanced modules in law and criminology. Optional modules let you explore how criminal justice may discriminate against different communities in society, the relationship between crime and capitalism, and crime in a globalised world.
There are more opportunities to specialise in year 3. With the support of your tutors you’ll have the chance on your Dissertation module to research an area of law you find interesting at a deeper level. Other modules, like Carnival of Pleasures, will have you exploring why some people enjoy breaking the law and the feelings they experience from doing this.
Learning and teaching
Throughout the course, you’ll learn in different ways. You’ll be supported at every level of the course, with close access to lecturers, small seminar groups and tutorials.
You will learn through a variety of teaching and learning methods including:
- lectures, seminars and workshops
- supervised independent learning
- court visits
- work with a wide range of practical resources.
During your studies, you’ll gain a range of personal and professional skills. These skills will be a springboard for your future career development in a number of industries.
We use a range of assessment techniques. In some modules, you’ll be assessed through formal exams. In other modules, you may be assessed through coursework, in-class exercises or other means.
After you complete your LLB, you can go straight to the vocational stage of training. If you want to be a barrister, you’ll be ready to progress to the Bar course. You’ll also have a strong foundation of law knowledge from which you can move on to prepare for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE).
After completing the course, you’ll be ready to take the next steps towards a rewarding career. A law degree can lead to a variety of careers. You could take the Bar Course and become a barrister, or start your preparation for the Solicitors’ Qualifying Exam.
Not all of our graduates go into the legal profession, for example, graduates have also joined the Civil Service, and one is now a senior policy adviser in the Home Office. You’ll also be prepared for practitioner careers in criminology - in areas like prison services, policing and local government.
Whatever your plans, you’ll have developed a range of skills which will make you a valuable employee.
To gain further specialist legal knowledge and carve your own career path, you could undertake one of our postgraduate LLM Master of Law pathways.
Specific entry requirements
English language requirements
Pathways courses for international and EU students
If you do not meet the entry requirements for this degree, or if you would like more preparation before you start, you can take an international foundation course. Once you enrol, you will have a guaranteed pathway to this degree if you pass your foundation course with the required grades.
If you only need to meet the language requirements, you can take our pre-sessional English course. You will develop key language and study skills for academic success and you will not need to take an external language test to progress to your degree.
English requirements for visas
If you need a student visa to enter the UK you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration minimum language requirements as well as the University's requirements. Find out more about English language requirements.
Terms and Conditions of Enrolment
International qualifications and equivalences
How to apply
Full time international applicants can also apply through UCAS
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Questions about fees?
Please note, tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
The following factors will be taken into account by the University when it is setting the annual fees: inflationary measures such as the retail price indices, projected increases in University costs, changes in the level of funding received from Government sources, admissions statistics and access considerations including the availability of student support.
How and when to pay
Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.
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It’s your responsibility to cover print / binding costs where coursework submission is required. Please note that a lot of the coursework is now submitted online.
|You may choose to purchase books to support your studies. Many books on our reading lists are available via the Library, or can be purchased secondhand.||£20-60 per book|
Accommodation fees in Brookes Letting (most do not include bills)
|£94-265 per week|
Accommodation fees in university halls (bills included, excluding laundry costs)
|£122-180 per week|
Graduation costs include tickets, gowning and photography. Gowns are not compulsory but typically students do hire robes, starting at £41.
Students are responsible for their own travel to and from university for classes. BrookesBus travel is subsidised for full-time undergraduate students that are on a course with a fee of £9,250 or more, or living in an Oxford Brookes hall of residence. There is an administration fee for the production of a BrookesKey.
Financial support and scholarships
Featured funding opportunities available for this course.