Law with Criminology (2017 Entry)

Course type: Single Honours,
Entry requirements: Read more about entry requirements
Typical offer:ABB
Tuition fees: Read more about tuition fees
Duration and mode of study: 3 years, Full time
Location of study:Keele University campus
Subject Area: Law, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Course Overview

Keele is a leading UK law school. Depending on the modules you choose, this course can be recognised as a ‘qualifying law degree’.

If you study Law with Criminology you will undertake modules that will provide the knowledge and professional exemptions you need to train to become a solicitor or barrister.

This degree will also prepare you for a wide range of other career opportunities. Alongside studying a variety of perspectives on law and developing your legal skills, you’ll also develop a strong understanding of crime, its relationship to society, and the criminal justice system. You’ll learn about the causes of crime and official and unofficial responses to it.

Course content

Our Course Information Documents (CIDs) are designed to give you all of the details you need to make an informed decision about what and where to study.

Single Honours Course Information Document (PDF)

Single Honours

Below is an indicative range of modules you could study as part of single honours Law with Criminology. 

First year

Core modules:

  • Legal Skills
  • Public Law: Constitutional Law
  • Torts: Foundations
  • Criminology: Understanding Crime
  • Legal Systems
  • Public Law: Administrative Law
  • Torts: Development
  • Criminology: Criminal Justice: Process, Policy & Practice 

Second year

Core modules:

  • Land Law
  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Research Methods in Criminology
  • Crime and Justice in a Global Context

Third year

Core modules:

  • EU Law
  • Equity and Trusts

Elective modules:

  • Dissertation
  • Elective Law module
  • Elective Criminology module

Skills and Careers

What will this mean for my future?

This programme is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board and can be a qualifying law degree, enabling you to train to practise as a solicitor or barrister. It will also open up a wide range of other careers including the police, probation, prison, the courts services, community safety, human rights, transnational law, social work or the civil service.

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Codes and Combinations

Codes and Combinations

Single Honours, Major and Foundation course information

LLB Law and Criminology : M1LH View Unistats for this course
LLB Law and Criminology with Foundation Year: M1L4 View Unistats for this course

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This subject/programme is accredited by The Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board. Please note the following:

Module Selection: You should note that to have your award recognised as a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) you must study Law modules of not less than 240 credits in a 360 credit degree programme and that the coverage of Foundations of Legal Knowledge subjects must amount to not less than 180 credits. Those of you wishing to achieve a QLD must satisfy both the Keele requirements for the award of a single honours degree as well as the requirements of the professional bodies.

Regulations: Your programme has professional accreditation and while there are no specific regulations, which you have to agree to abide by, you should be aware that the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) has a responsibility under the Solicitors Act 1974 to ensure that those who are admitted to practice as solicitors are of satisfactory character and suitability (SRA weblink). The Bar Standards Board applies similar criteria to those seeking admission as barristers. If you intend to seek professional qualification you will therefore be required to complete a screening process before you are admitted as a solicitor or barrister. This may include a request to the University for a reference as to your suitability to practice. Any such reference must include information about any finding of academic misconduct (cheating or plagiarism).