BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Law with Criminal Justice

LLB (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   Yes

Understanding how criminal justice works as a system will enable you to think critically about the genesis of crime, its effects on society and the most effective strategies to fight against it. The course brings the substantive (statutory/written law) and procedural (the 'machinery' to enforce) criminal law together into one programme.

There are two options available to students wishing to undertake the LLB with a specialisation in criminal justice:

  • LLB Law with Criminal Justice (three years full-time)
  • LLB Law with Criminal Justice (Professional Placement) (four years) - this includes a one-year work placement in law-related work. Previous placements have been in solicitors' firms, barristers' chambers, governmental institutions and related organisations.

LLB Law with Criminal Justice fulfils all the requirements of the traditional LLB degree, giving graduates qualifying law degree status. They gain the competitive advantage of a specialised knowledge in the area of criminal law and criminal justice.

To ensure that students possess a solid foundation and gain the most comprehensive understanding of criminal justice, in the first year of the programme they are introduced to the Criminal Justice System in conjunction with substantive criminal law. This allows them to put substantive criminal law into its procedural, institutional and cultural context.

Study requirements:

  • The foundation/qualifying law degree, first and second year modules, prepare students for an indepth examination of criminal justice in the final year of the programme, during which they are required to study at least two criminal law/criminal justice related modules.
  • Students must choose at least two criminal justice related modules from those available in any particular year. Modules offered in previous years have included:
    • Criminology
    • Sentencing and 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.

Programme description

Understanding how criminal justice works as a system will enable you to think critically about the genesis of crime, its effects on society and the most effective strategies to fight against it. The course brings the substantive (statutory/written law) and procedural (the 'machinery' to enforce) criminal law together into one programme.

There are two options available to students wishing to undertake the LLB with a specialisation in criminal justice:

  • LLB Law with Criminal Justice (three years full-time)
  • LLB Law with Criminal Justice (Professional Placement) (four years) - this includes a one-year work placement in law-related work. Previous placements have been in solicitors' firms, barristers' chambers, governmental institutions and related organisations.

LLB Law with Criminal Justice fulfils all the requirements of the traditional LLB degree, giving graduates qualifying law degree status. They gain the competitive advantage of a specialised knowledge in the area of criminal law and criminal justice.

To ensure that students possess a solid foundation and gain the most comprehensive understanding of criminal justice, in the first year of the programme they are introduced to the Criminal Justice System in conjunction with substantive criminal law. This allows them to put substantive criminal law into its procedural, institutional and cultural context.

Study requirements:

  • The foundation/qualifying law degree, first and second year modules, prepare students for an indepth examination of criminal justice in the final year of the programme, during which they are required to study at least two criminal law/criminal justice related modules.
  • Students must choose at least two criminal justice related modules from those available in any particular year. Modules offered in previous years have included:
    • Criminology
    • Sentencing and 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.

Key Modules

Opportunities for law graduates arise in a wide range of activities. You may take advantage of your professional exemptions and train to become a barrister or solicitor, but your degree could take you into careers other than law, including mediation, consultancy, industry, commerce, public administration, the social services, management and humanitarian aid.

Module & Subject

The LLB consists of both compulsory and optional modules, a typical selection can be found below. Modules can vary from year to year, but these offer a good idea of what we teach.

Level 1

Compulsory

  • Criminal Law
  • Contract Law
  • The Criminal Justice System
  • The Civil Justice System
  • Legal Skills and Methods
  • Public Law in Context

Level 2

Compulsory

  • Tort
  • Law of the European Union
  • Land Law
  • Trusts

Level 3

Compulsory

Dissertation on a criminal law or criminal justice topic

  • Plus 2 from the following:
  • Sentencing & Penology
  • Evidence
  • International Human Rights

Optional

  • Jurisprudence
  • Sentencing and Penology (if not chosen as a compulsory module)
  • Taxation of Income
  • Competition Law
  • Family Law
  • Evidence (if not chosen as a compulsory module)
  • Children and the Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Human Rights (if not chosen as a compulsory module)
  • Banking Law
  • Company Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Employment Law
  • International Law
  • International Sales Law and Arbitration
Entry Requirements
  • GPA 5.0 or 80%

    80% is required in any specific subjects that are stated in GCE A-level entry requirements above.

    • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
    • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
    • BrunELT: 65% (min 55% in all areas)
     
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 4 years
Course Fee:  14800.00
Course Level:  POSTGRADUATE
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Brunel University London, Kingston Lane Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER