|Study location||United Kingdom, Birmingham|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
We prefer applications from students offering at least two A levels from our list of preferred subjects:
Accounting, Ancient History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Classical Civilisation, Computing, Drama and Theatre Studies, Economics, English Language, English Language and Literature, English Literature, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Further Mathematics, Geography, Geology, Government and Politics, History, History of Art, Human Biology, Law, Mathematics, Medieval History, Modern or Classical Languages, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Statistics, World Development
We are happy to accept any subject as the third A level (excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking). If you are not studying an A level combination that includes two of these subjects, please contact the Law School.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 7.0 overall (with no less than 6.5 in any band)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Criminology examines the nature, extent, causes, and control of criminal behaviour in both the individual and wider society, exploring the factors that underscore processes of law making, law breaking and law enforcement.
Criminology complements and contextualises Legal study, and is an extremely useful addition to those looking to practice criminal law or work in the criminal justice system. The LLB Law with Criminology programme is a qualifying law degree and draws upon the significant expertise of our academic staff to offer a wide range of specialist modules.
Birmingham Law School is the most established law school in one of the largest legal communities in the country. For almost 100 years we have made a major contribution to teaching and scholarship, and you’ll learn from academics who are leaders in their fields and the authors of many key works used by practitioners today. The skills you will acquire throughout the degree are transferable and as a result you will enjoy excellent employment prospects in both law and non-law careers.
Students currently take the following compulsory modules in their first year:
Legal Skills and Methods
Law of Contract
Criminological Theory 1
Crime and Society
These are assessed by a mixture of traditional examinations, essays and projects.
In their second year students take modules in:
Law of Torts
Legal Foundations of the European Union
Legal Communication and Writing
Law in Action II
Criminological Theory 2
Contemporary Issues in Policing
You can apply to study abroad for a year in an approved university around the world. If you achieve a grade of 2.1 or above in your first year then you will be invited to apply for a Year Abroad in your second year. If your application is successful, you will go abroad in your third year and return to us for your final year. Find out more.
In the final year students study one compulsory module:
Harmful Societies: Crime, Social Harm and Social Justice.
You will also have the opportunity to study one optional criminology module and four optional law modules from the range available within the Law School which may include:
Advanced EU Law
Advanced Law of Torts
Banking and Financial Services Law
Canadian Constitutional Law
Comparative Public Law
Counter Terrorism Law
Dissertation on a prescribed legal topic
Employment Law in Practice
Gender and Law
Human Rights and Criminal Justice
Intellectual Property Law
International Criminal Law
International Economic Law
International Human Rights Law
Law and Policy of the WTO
Law of Adult Relationships
Law of Health and Safety at Work
*Law of Trusts and Equity
Legal Issues in Health Care Law
Legal Systems of the World
Political and Legal Theory II
Private International Law
Public International Law
Regulation of the Legal Profession
This degree is a ‘qualifying’ degree; this means that it provides exemption from the first or academic stage of the examinations required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board before you can qualify as a solicitor or barrister.
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.