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LLB in Law With Criminology (Full Time)

Bangor University

Bachelor Degree , Criminology

Course Description

Law affects all of our lives and the knowledge of law increases our understanding of the society and the world in which we live. This Law with Criminology programme provides a liberal education in Law, or in Law combined with another discipline, to promote such an awareness and to allow those who so wish to progress to careers in the legal professions.

You can combine the study of Law with a range of subjects. Approximately two-thirds of the curriculum will focus on Law and one-third on the other subject. All are LLB degrees and all have been accredited by the Law Society and the Bar Council as Qualifying Law Degrees (QLD). This status denotes that Bangor LLB graduates have completed the academic stage of training for the legal professions in England and Wales, and may enter directly onto Legal Practice Courses (LPC) to become solicitors or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) to become barristers.

Combining the study of Law with Criminology leading to a Qualifying Law Degree gives you an opportunity to study in greater depth areas relating to the criminal justice system. Studies will relate to theories, policies, practice and important issues that are affecting the Law - studies that will be of value for graduates and for individuals who will later qualify as practising solicitors or barristers.

Examples of the areas of Criminal Justice that relate to Law include: policing, the sentencing framework, the function of the courts in England and Wales, housing and welfare matters, and issues relating to immigration and ethnic minority groups.

Law affects all of our lives and the knowledge of law increases our understanding of the society and the world in which we live. This Law with Criminology programme provides a liberal education in Law, or in Law combined with another discipline, to promote such an awareness and to allow those who so wish to progress to careers in the legal professions. You can combine the study of...

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Course Content

You will study the seven foundation subjects to obtain a Qualifying Law Degree plus additional legal and/or non-legal subjects which allow for specialisation. You will be encouraged to study in areas which complement your chosen degree scheme.

The Foundations of Legal Knowledge are:

  • Public Law
  • Law of the European Union
  • Criminal Law
  • Obligations (including Contract, Restitution and Tort)
  • Property Law
  • Equity and the Law of Trusts
  • Legal Research

Year 1

Core modules:

  • Public Law
  • Contract Law
  • Introduction to Law
  • Legal Skills

Including the following Criminology modules:

  • Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Understanding Society

Year 2

Core modules:

  • European Union Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Tort
  • Equity and Trusts

Including the following Criminology modules:

  • Theories of Crime and Control
  • Crime and Justice in Modern Britain

Year 3

Core modules:

  • Land Law

20 credits from:

  • Commercial Law
  • Company Law

40 credits from:

  • Regulating Society
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Crime and Power
  • Crime and the Media

You will study the seven foundation subjects to obtain a Qualifying Law Degree plus additional legal and/or non-legal subjects which allow for specialisation. You will be encouraged to study in areas which complement your chosen degree scheme. The Foundations of Legal Knowledge are: Public Law Law of the European Union Criminal...

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Entry Requirements

Typical offer is based on a minimum 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:

  • A Levels
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical/ Extended Diploma: case by case
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Access: pass
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements). More information here. 

We also welcome applications from mature applicants.

*For a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com.

Prospective students should be aware that if they wish to practice as a solicitor or barrister following their university studies, they would need to meet the requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Bar Standards Board to become qualified. This would include meeting requirements in relation to criminal offences and behaviour. Prospective students with a criminal conviction are advised to contact the relevant professional body for advice. 

Typical offer is based on a minimum 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.: A Levels BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM City & Guilds Advanced Technical/ Extended Diploma: case by case International Baccalaureate Diploma Access: pass Welsh Baccalaureate is...

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Assessment Methods

In compulsory modules you will usually have 2 hours of lectures every week and one hour-long tutorial every fortnight, while in optional courses tuition is by means of weekly seminars, 2 hours in length. Reading and library-based research are required before tutorials and seminars. Written essays and/or class tests are also set.

Final assessment is by means of examinations in the first and second years, but independently-researched essays and the dissertation on a legal subject of your own choice contribute to assessments in the final year.

In compulsory modules you will usually have 2 hours of lectures every week and one hour-long tutorial every fortnight, while in optional courses tuition is by means of weekly seminars, 2 hours in length. Reading and library-based research are required before tutorials and seminars. Written essays and/or class tests are also set. Final assessment is by means of examinations in...

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