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LLB (Hons) LLB Law and Criminal Justice
3 years :
We are ranked 1st in London for student satisfaction in Law (NSS 2021).
In this law degree, you will be encouraged to think like a lawyer from day one. Exploring the essential law foundation subjects, you will learn to practise law, with a good understanding of current trends and responses to crime.
The course has been designed by experienced academics and practitioners, with input from our internationally-renowned Crucible Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice. It is specifically designed for your career development.
Throughout your degree, you will gain the practical experience of putting law into action through our pro bono activities at the Law Clinic and the Citizens’ Advice Bureau and have the opportunity to go on work placements.
Through practice-based learning, you will learn to understand the law in the context of everyday life and legal practice, and apply your learning to critical criminological and legal issues.
You will begin by building a comprehension of the key functions of the English legal system, explore the moral dimension of the practice of law, grasp criminal law and human rights, and learn to present reasoned and logical arguments.
Drawing on disciplines such as sociology, psychology and human rights, you will gain a dynamic understanding of legal concepts, values, principles and rules, as well as criminological theories and criminal justice practice.
A high proportion of your time will be spent working face to face with tutors, developing your understanding of legal and criminological issues, and the core skills and competencies legal practitioners are expected to have.
Modules include Legal Systems, Ethics and Skills, where you will be introduced to the structure and functions of the English legal system; Criminal Law, which focuses on key principles in crimes such as murder, manslaughter, non-fatal and theft-related offences; and Introduction to Criminal Justice, where you will analyse contemporary trends and policies in the criminal justice system.
Our dedicated Careers Adviser has established links with graduate recruiters and can help you obtain a graduate role. You will be supported to map out your aptitudes and create a career plan. We provide personalised sessions in CV and application writing, presentations, mock-interviews and commercial-awareness training, as well as opportunities to develop your networking skills.
Above all, this degree provides you with a Qualifying Law Degree, with a specialism in criminology.
Read a blog about a Law student’s experience working for the Citizen’s Advice Bureau.
You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.
You will be qualified to work in a range of legal and criminal justice related professions, for example, as a paralegal, crime analyst, practising solicitor or barrister.
Graduates can work in prison and probation services, the police, the Home Office, the Ministry of Justice and the court system. You will also be equipped to work in any career that demands critical reasoning skills.
Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. They will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers. You’ll also have opportunities to work with our partners across London and beyond, and to attend a Roehampton jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet employers.