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Law with Criminology
DipHE or LLB Law (Hons) or CertHE
Would you like to examine critical issues facing society today while securing a qualifying law degree (QLD)?
Our Law with Criminology course at Oxford Brookes enables you to examine and debate key issues in criminal law including:
- digital crime and criminology
- misogyny, equality and human rights
- policing, sentencing and the criminal justice system.
We have designed our course to provide you with a deep understanding of criminal law. This means that you can pursue this area of law while securing a QLD.
You’ll be part of a close-knit department and have the support of leading academics who are recognised experts in their fields.
You’ll have access to career events, law fairs, regular guest lectures, legal mentoring and pro bono schemes and mock trials. On graduating you'll be prepared for professions in criminal law such as:
- defence lawyer, solicitor or barrister
- CPS prosecutor/public prosecutor/defender
- probation officer
- policy advisor, human rights advisor, NGO or voluntary sector
- local authority or government legal service.
How to apply
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Please note tuition fees for Home/EU students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.
Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.
Financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
During your studies you will develop a deep understanding of criminal law. You can also expect to investigate the biggest crime-related issues facing our society. Your course will cover topics such as:
- cyber crime
- the globalisation of crime
- border controls.
In Year 1 you'll develop a sound understanding of principal areas of law. We will introduce you to a range of key topics related to criminal, contract and public law.
Law and criminology modules in Year 2 are more advanced. They will build and strengthen your knowledge of criminology.
In Year 3 you’ll study a range of topics that will allow further specialisation. You will also have the option of carrying out your own research projects. This will be part of the dissertation and independent study modules.
Throughout your degree, you can take part in extracurricular activities, including:
- mooting competitions
- client interviewing competitions
- Law Society events.
After you graduate
Our Law with Criminology degree is a suitable education for a wide variety of careers. This is because it is a qualifying law degree. Upon graduation, some students will embark on a professional practice route. Others will choose not to practice law.
By the time you graduate from Oxford Brookes, you will be confident in communicating legal knowledge. You will have gained valuable skills in research, analysis and articulation. These are transferable to postgraduate study and to a wide range of careers. Whether you choose a career in legal practice or not, your law degree will open many doors.
We pride ourselves on maintaining strong links with major law firms. We have an excellent reputation for creating high calibre and sought-after trainees.
Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.