Law with Criminology – LLB (Hons)
Attendance Full Time (3 Years), Sandwich (4 Years), Part Time (5 Years)
Want to study both law and criminology at University? Our LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology course combines both subjects and allows you to take a year-long industry placement.
Through studying this specialised pathway you will gain a practice-based education in law with a critical appreciation of crime.
The aim of this pathway is to allow you to study the foundations of law while exploring the social aspects of crime, punishment and victimisation, making this course highly relevant if you are aiming for a career in the legal profession or more generally within the criminal justice system.
What’s covered in the course?
The specialised Criminology modules will enable you to explore a diverse set of criminological issues, from youth crime to intelligence and security or prisons and punishment. You will have the opportunity to engage in philosophical and ethical debates surrounding human rights theory and practice, developing a criminological understanding of homicide. You will also have the opportunity to study the gender aspects of crime or cyber crime.
Why Choose Us?
- Students are satisfied with our courses! Our Law courses scored 89 per cent for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2018.
- This degree course is accredited by the Joint Academic Stage Board (representing the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board). This means that the course is designed to be as professionally relevant and up-to-date as possible, taking into account the very latest developments in the profession.
- On all of our programmes you will gain a professional focus and real world experience of law, ensuring you are equipped to make an immediate impact in the legal world. You have the opportunity to embark on a year-long sandwich placement as part of your degree course.
- Our renowned American Legal Practice placement offers you the chance to apply to undertake an internship in the United States.
- We have strong links with law firms and companies based right here in Birmingham, which allow us to host guest speakers from industry regularly.
- Our relationship with the Birmingham Law Society has allowed students to work on a variety of exciting pro bono projects with them.
- All of our programmes have an international focus. This is embedded throughout the curriculum, giving you the opportunity to transform your experience with us into a global one. There are a variety of exciting possibilities open to you, ranging from our successful international travel scholarships scheme, through which you can spend a summer working for a charitable organisation overseas, to one of our many overseas study exchange programmes.
- As a student on one of our undergraduate degrees, you will be able to benefit from our Graduate+ initiative. This three-year award programme enables you to gain award levels for all the extra-curricular activities you undertake so that you can stand out from the crowd on graduation.
- Taught by the School of Law and the Department of Criminology, you will receive excellent advice and guidance from leading industry professionals from both fields.
- We will equip you with the skills and knowledge to make a difference in issues of fairness, equality and access to justice.
- You will have the chance to join our nationally recognised Mooting Society, as well as our Student Law Society and Student Debating Society. All three provide extracurricular opportunities for you to practise, develop and enhance your skills.
- Our Virtual Solicitors’ Office gives you the opportunity to practise your law skills in an authentic work setting.
- You will study in our state-of-the-art City Centre Campus, ideally located for you to take advantage of our links to Birmingham’s legal district, one of the largest in the UK.
- Birmingham City University has just launched the UK’s first Centre for Brexit Studies, researching all aspects of the UK’s vote to leave the EU, including the impact it has on domestic law and legislation.