Law with Criminology, LLB (Hons)

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A fascinating that degree that combines our expertise in Law and Criminology to prepare you for employment in the legal profession and criminal justice system.

This Qualifying Law Degree has an applied, practical focus. It provides a sound grounding in English Law, which allows you to progress on to further legal training and also addresses the foundational areas of crime and criminal justice.

Why choose this course?
  • It is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board as a Qualifying Law Degree.
  • You will study specialist topics in relation to victims, offenders and specific crimes.
  • You can take part in our International Summer School Scheme.
  • You will gain …

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A fascinating that degree that combines our expertise in Law and Criminology to prepare you for employment in the legal profession and criminal justice system.

This Qualifying Law Degree has an applied, practical focus. It provides a sound grounding in English Law, which allows you to progress on to further legal training and also addresses the foundational areas of crime and criminal justice.

Why choose this course?
  • It is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board as a Qualifying Law Degree.
  • You will study specialist topics in relation to victims, offenders and specific crimes.
  • You can take part in our International Summer School Scheme.
  • You will gain a Certificate in Professional Practice by undertaking mini-placements during vacations.
  • You will benefit from our renowned expertise in mooting. You will take a mooting module and can get involved in international and national mooting competitions for which we have a winning track record.
  • You can join our thriving Law Society, Lex, and get involved with a range of sporting, social and networking activities.
  • You will learn in outstanding facilities, including a suite of authentic mock courtrooms and mooting rooms.
  • Upon graduation you can apply for entry to our Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course which is the next stage of training to become a solicitor or barrister.
  • 95% of our LLB (Hons) with Criminology graduates are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving (Latest DLHE Survey Undergraduate results 2011-12).
  • 91% of our students are satisfied with the quality of their course (NSS 2013). This is higher than the national average for an undergraduate law course.
Interested?

You can experience NTU for yourself at one of our open days or if you can't make it in person, take a virtual tour instead.

How many places are available on this course?

There are approximately 95 places available.

Contact time

On average you will spend around 10 hours per week in lectures, seminars and tutorials. In addition to this you will be expected to spend at least 18 hours a week on independent study to expand and consolidate your knowledge and to prepare for taught sessions.

Where will I study?

Lectures and seminars will take place in the Chaucer and Newton Buildings on the City Site. The Chaucer Building is home to the Law School.

For term dates see the academic calendar.

What will I study?

Modules
Our skills-focused modules have been specially designed to develop your analytical, evaluative, reasoning, communication and problem-solving abilities. We have integrated a strong focus on career planning, commercial awareness and entrepreneurship into the course. In the final year there is a Path to Professional Practice module. This provides a transition to the next stage of professional legal training, if you wish to pursue a legal career.

Throughout the course you will study compulsory foundation modules required by the following in order to achieve a Qualifying Law Degree:

  • Solicitors Regulation Authority
  • Bar Standards Board.

This will be complemented by specialist Criminology modules covering a range of topics.

Year One

  • Law of Contract and Problem Solving
  • Public Law and Human Rights
  • Legal Method
  • Two Criminology modules

Year Two

  • Land Law and Professional Advice
  • Law of Torts and Case Analysis
  • European Union Law and Report Writing
  • Two Criminology modules

Year Three

  • Law of Trusts
  • Criminal Law with Mooting
  • International Law Independent Research Project or Path to Professional Practice module
  • Law Option
  • Two Criminology modules

Typical choices for Law option:

  • Critical Legal Thinking
  • Evidence
  • Family Law
  • International Criminal Justice
  • International Human Rights
  • Sexuality and the Law

Criminology modules
The Criminology modules in each year will address the foundational areas of crime and criminal justice and will cover topics such as:

  • Youth Crime
  • Hi-tech Crime
  • Victimology
  • Gender and Violence.

Please note that options are subject to change.

All our LLB courses operate within a common framework. This not only ensures consistently high standards but also means that should your circumstances change then we are normally able to facilitate a change in your programme and study mode. You should discuss any request to change course with your personal tutor.

How will I learn?

Skills are integral to the course and you will build and refine these as your degree progresses. Initially you will focus on the key skills of problem solving, case analysis, report writing and teamwork. You will also be introduced to oral presentation through the mooting module.

In Years Two and Three these core skills will be developed to a more advanced level. You will be expected to address more complex, multi-issue assignments and apply legal analysis. Assignments will require increasing levels of independent research and critical evaluation and your writing will become more specialised, focussing on specific client advice with reasoned and logical arguments.

Each module is delivered through a series of lectures and there will be regular seminars linked to each lecture, which provides the opportunity to enhance your understanding through critical evaluation of your own reading and debate.
Your knowledge and understanding will be assessed by a diverse range of methods that reflect the skills required. You will take part in oral presentations, mooting exercises, cases analysis, research projects, group projects, problem solving assignments and both seen and unseen examinations.

Learn from the experts

You'll learn from a multi-disciplinary team and the majority of our teaching staff are professionally qualified solicitors and barristers or criminal justice practitioners who are leading researchers in their field. Their many years of experience in legal practice ensure that the law is taught with a real-life context and with a focus upon its practical relevance and impact.
Our enthusiastic staff have won a number of awards.

  • Rebecca Huxley-Binns, Reader in Legal Education and Co-Director of our Centre for Legal Education, has added to her Law Teacher of the Year accolade with a National Teaching Fellowship. This is the most prestigious award in Higher Education Teaching.
  • Senior Lecturer and Pro Bono Director Nick Johnson also won an Outstanding Teaching Award voted for by students in recognition of his teaching and support for volunteer projects in the Law School.

"The Academic staff at the Law School are fantastic. Whenever they can and in whatever ways they can they will help you both in your undergraduate studies and further career ambitions."

Sarah Cawley-Wilkinson, LLB (Hons) Law (Sandwich) and Bar course graduate.

What's included in the fee?

Your fees will cover the following on top of your tuition:

  • access to central support services, Law School pastoral adviser, law ‘buddy’ scheme, and law careers consultants
  • your welcome bag and year planner
  • a pre-paid printing allowance of £20
  • entry to national, intervarsity mooting competitions and all associated expenses
  • entry to the annual awards ceremony and two tickets to the Graduation Ceremony.
Welcoming students from across the world

Nottingham Trent University has a diverse student community, with a significant number of international students choosing to study here from across the world. We provide specialist staff, services and facilities to help you through all stages of being a student. Find out more about our International Student Support Services.

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Nottingham Law School is based in the Chaucer building on the City site. It is a vibrant place to study with fantastic facilities and accommodation just a few minutes' walk from everything Nottingham has to offer. Not only will you study in outstanding lecture theatres and seminar rooms, but the Law School has also invested in a:

  • mock courtroom
  • family courtroom
  • four mooting rooms to enhance your mooting and advocacy experience in an authentic environment.

You'll also have easy access to a great combination of facilities that include:

  • Café Chaucer IT area which is open 24 hours a day
  • the £13 million Boots Library with learning resources specific to your course
  • the recently regenerated Newton and Arkwright buildings. We've recently invested a massive £90 million in these landmarks which provide you with an inspiring place to learn, relax with friends and share ideas.

Our Virtual learning environment (NOW) also allows you to learn online at any time.

The prime location of the City site gives you easy access to a great combination of facilities and activities including:

  • sports facilities
  • student accommodation
  • music venues
  • cafes.
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