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LLB Hons (Law) with Criminology

University of Essex Online
48 months
Part time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Online / distance program
Start dates throughout the year
18,500 GBP

Program description

LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology - University of Essex Online

This challenging and widely-recognised undergraduate law degree with the optional of studying criminology is perfect for prospective students who wish to obtain a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) while also developing knowledge of criminal behaviour and its origins. In this combined course, students will develop a solid grounding in both legal and criminological principles including subject-specific abilities, intellectual skills, practical professional skills and general transferable skills.

The programmes encompasses a wide range of exciting and thought-provoking legal topics including Contract Law, Law of Tort, Land Law, Equity and Trusts plus a number of optional law modules. The criminology modules make this programme truly unique, allowing students to develop social science skills and knowledge. Topics such as crime and society, justice and punishment and criminal investigation will introduce sociological, legal and economic theories that will complement the legal knowledge gained.

Studying law and criminology will allow for a joint understanding of these two disciplines, broadening your understanding and the transferable skills developed. 

Developed and taught by subject experts, this course  enhances your career development and improves your employability. You’ll be prepared for job roles in a wide variety of industries as you will acquire a solid grounding in both legal and criminological principles while covering all the subject-specific abilities, intellectual skills, practical professional skills and general transferable skills outlined by the QAA subject benchmarks.

Those working in a wide range of professions such as HR, Civil Service, Accountancy, Criminal Justice, Legal Services, Police, Probation, and the Prison Service will be able to use the abilities and understanding acquired through this course to forward their own working practice.

This degree contains the seven foundations of legal knowledge required by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to practise law, including ‘Contract Law’, ‘Criminal Law’, ‘Land Law’, ‘Equity and Trust’, ‘Public Law’, ‘EU Law’ and ‘Law of Contract and Tort’.

Admission requirements

Entry requirements are flexible and based on both academic merits and work-based experience.

The LLB (Hons) Law online is recognised as a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) in England and Wales and is the first step if you are considering practising law professionally. To be classed as a Qualifying Law Degree, you must also complete all your degree studies in not more than six years from start to finish. The minimum standard for a QLD undertaken for the purpose of completion of the Academic Stage for qualification as a barrister is lower second class honours.

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Tuition fees

UK or EU undergraduate students who are residents of the UK may be eligible for a government-backed student loan from Student Finance England. For those who are ineligible for a tuition fee loan, University of Essex Online offers a simple monthly payment plan. 21-day money back guarantees are also available. A 10% discount is available for students who pay all course fees up front. 


LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology

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University of Essex Online

University of Essex Online

Kaplan Open Learning has been collaborating with University of Essex under the name of University of Essex Online since 2007, providing high-quality online undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. The degree programs created from this partnership are carefully curated by subjects experts...

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University of Essex Online

West Gate, 6 Grace Street
LS1 2RP Leeds
United Kingdom

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