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Undergraduate courses 2024/25

Law with Criminology, LLB Hons

Our law with criminology degree is aimed at those who want to study the main range of legal knowledge, and complement this with knowledge of the causes, consequences and prevention of crime.

You will study essential areas of law, including Criminal Law and Public Law. In your final year you will be able to choose a specialist law module, such as Immigration Law or Environmental Law.

You will also choose criminology modules such as Policing, Understanding Deviance, or Penology. Many of these criminology modules explore the social, cultural and political debates around crime. One module, Forensic Criminology (which is studied in place of Understanding Deviance), includes an introduction to forensic psychology and crime scene investigation.

The curriculum will be complemented by a range of employability opportunities that you can apply for. These include mentor programmes with relevant organisations, assisting lawyers in our Legal Advice Centre, the Innocence Project London, our Community Street Law Project, and moots and mock trials.

UCAS points

128 (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes

ML10 G LLB/LawC

Location

Greenwich Campus

Duration

3 years full-time

Start month

September

Home/international fees 2024/25

£9,250 /£17,000

What you should know about this course

  • This degree includes the foundations of legal knowledge recognised by the Bar Standards Board.
  • This degree incorporates knowledge and skills relevant to the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE).
  • Core and specialised legal knowledge is complimented by a choice of criminology content, thus providing a holistic approach to crime and criminal justice.
  • Employability enhancing opportunities and mentor schemes bridge the gap between theory and practice, and develop transferable and specialised skills.
  • The degree is suited to those seeking employment within the legal profession and in related areas, such as the police.

Innocence Project London


The Innocence Project London (IPL) is a law clinic and registered charity based at the University of Greenwich

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

This degree course employs a range of innovative teaching and learning methods. Lectures and seminars are dynamic and interactive. You will be taught by an experienced team of lecturers, who are experts in their field, including senior academics and practitioners with legal or criminal justice experience. Teaching is informed by our research and consultancy. Approximately 90% of all our lecturers hold a teaching qualification.

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Entry requirements

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Qualifications

  • 128 UCAS Tariff points. We accept A Levels, T Levels, BTECs, Access to HE and all other qualifications with UCAS Tariff points.
  • In addition, you will need: GCSE Mathematics at grade 4/C and GCSE English Language/Literature at grade 4/C. Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

Contextual Admissions

  • We make Contextual offers to this programme. Applicants that meet specific eligibility criteria will be made a contextual offer with a reduced tariff of up to 16 UCAS Tariff points. Other entry requirements such as GCSEs, Interview, etc., will still need to be met. For further information, please see our Contextual Admissions Policy.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses. If you cannot find your country on this list, please contact international@gre.ac.uk.

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Further information about entry

For more information, contact us at courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or call us on 020 8331 9000. You can also read our admissions policy.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use Prior Learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages

Note: Direct Entry into year 2 or year 3 of this course is NOT permitted.

How you will learn

The following data is based on the compulsory modules for this programme.*

* Compiled from modules taught on 2023-2024 courses.

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

Learning takes place through a combination of timetabled learning and independent study.

You can view more information about how each module is taught within our 'What you will study' section.

Seminars and workshops enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

If approved, this course will run for the first time from September 2023 so we are unable to give an indication of class sizes.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to dedicate self-study time (around 20-30 hours per week) to prepare for seminars, coursework, presentations, tests and exams.

You can use Stockwell Street library and online resources to support further reading and research.

In addition, you can also apply to participate in a variety of activities beyond your studies which may help to supplement your general awareness and understanding of the subject:

  • Employability events
  • Peer and alumni mentoring
  • Employability mentor schemes
  • Mock trials and moots
  • Greenwich Street Law
  • Innocence Project London
  • The Legal Advice Centre
  • Student societies

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. Each module you study towards this degree is worth 15 or 30 credits. These represent around 150 or 300 study hours respectively. If you receive 72 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 228 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

Students are assessed through a combination of assessment methods depending on the modules chosen.

You can view how each module is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Official statistics on Discover Uni

Full time

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Full time Part time Distance learning
Home £9,250 N/A N/A
International £17,000 N/A N/A

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from £126.35 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Trips: The cost of field trips is activity dependant. Some may be free, while others may require a contribution. You are not obliged to pay for field trips in order to complete your course.

Resources: Module texts and other study resources are available from our Stockwell Street Library, but you may wish to purchase your own copies.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

You will have the option to select a law placement module* for which you will be required to undertake a short-term placement. The module will be assessed on your reflection on this placement and how you can apply your knowledge to the workplace. Many placements are found through our network of industry contacts, and students are supported in securing these. (* As above, the course and all modules are currently subject to validation.)

How long is my placement?

Placements are normally one day a week for either one or two terms depending on the number of credits available from the module.

What are the financial arrangements?

Placements are usually unpaid.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

This degree has been designed to set graduates up for a wide range of professions. Graduates may choose to go on to undertake the further study and training required in order to qualify to practise as a solicitor or barrister in England and Wales. While this course is new, graduates from Greenwich's existing LLB course have gone on to become solicitors, advocates and barristers, paralegal and legal assistants, compliance officers and underwriters.

A background in criminology can also lead to employment in human services, including the police and prison, probation and security services, youth offending services, drug and alcohol counselling, The Home Office, UK Visas and Immigration, and HM Revenue & Customs.

This degree will help students to develop strong analytical, problem-solving and communication skills - all providing a solid foundation for other occupations in the public and private sectors. Alternative career paths might include careers in teaching and the civil service, the financial sector, NGOs, social work, child protection, mental health, journalism, civil service, local government, and charities.

Are internships available?

Students are encouraged to take up summer internships during the summer holidays, though it is up to the student to find them. Support is available to students from the Employability and Careers Service when applying for placements and internships.

Do you provide employability services?

Employability activities take place all the time at Greenwich and students are encouraged to take part in as many opportunities as possible. The central Employability and Careers Service provides support for students preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles, such as CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops. In addition, your School has a dedicated Employability Officer who will be organising work-related activities throughout the year which will help you to build you industry knowledge and networks.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

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If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you can apply directly via our online application form.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply via UCAS, directly via our online application form or via one of our in-country representatives. If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.