Undergraduate Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Law with Criminology

Combine the essential elements of a law degree with the study of criminology. You’ll gain an insight into criminal behaviour, policing and criminal justice.

Law with Criminology

Course Overview

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  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    19 Sep 2022

Explore criminal behaviour, policing and criminal justice, and cultivate a deeper understanding of our current responses to crime on this qualifying law degree.

The course is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board as meeting the academic requirements of your legal training, and completion will enable you to undertake further study in order to become a solicitor or barrister.

As part of your course, you’ll:

  • Develop your understanding of case law and legislation
  • Engage with key criminological theories and concepts relating to crime, victimisation, responses to crime and deviance
  • Develop legal analysis skills
  • Have access to a wide range of law textbooks online for free through Law Trove, a subscription-only service offered by Oxford University Press
  • Have the opportunity to be mentored by an industry expert

Guest lectures

Our guest lecture series sees leading figures from the legal profession visit Leeds Law School to share their ideas and experience. You’ll have access to the lectures digitally, so you can benefit even if you are unable to attend in person. Past speakers have included politician and human rights activist Baroness Chakrabarti and Sir Keir Starmer, leader of the Labour Party.

Law Societies
We have an active Student Law Society which organises social as well as networking and career-focused events. We also have a popular Street Law Society where our students go out to local schools and communities to deliver presentations on legal topics.

The Law Clinic
Leeds Law School’s Law Clinic provides a confidential environment for clients to seek free legal advice. If you choose to get involved, you could develop key transferable skills – The Law Clinic brings local law firms even closer to the university’s student community and will provide you with invaluable first-hand experience of legal practice, enhancing your employability prospects.

Career links
Leeds Law School will support you to attend events that will cultivate a range of skills to prepare you for the work place, as well as giving you opportunities to meet a variety of employers from legal and non-legal professionals who could help you plan your career path.

Our mentoring scheme is an integral part of the educational experience at Leeds Law School. You'll be paired with a professional mentor from Leeds’ legal community, who will provide invaluable insight into the legal profession to support educational development and enhance career opportunities.

You’ll have the opportunity to add valuable experience to your CV during your third year through the University's study or work abroad programme.

Changes to legal education and training
Legal education and training has been subject to a detailed review by professional regulators in the legal sector. The review has examined the routes to qualification as a solicitor or barrister.

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) no longer requires the study of a 'Qualifying Law Degree' (QLD), however, the study of what are referred to as the 'legal foundations of knowledge' is still required before the vocational stage of bar training. All our undergraduate law degrees meet this requirement. The changes to the routes to qualification as a solicitor are due to be finalised in the summer of 2020, with the introduction of those changes provisionally from September 2021 onwards. 

Applicants and prospective applicants are invited to find out more about the changes at our open days and applicant days. In addition, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board (BSB) have issued a common protocol for guidance. This can be found by visiting the SRA web pages Solicitors Qualifying Examination and Common Protocol on the Academic Stage of training. You may also find some helpful information in the Law Society of England and Wales guide to the Solicitors Qualifying Examination.

Why study Law with Criminology at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Placement and sandwich year opportunities
  2. Law Trove, an online service that will give you free access to a wide range of textbooks online
  3. Get involved in our Law Clinic and give legal advice to real people with real problems
  4. Our mentoring scheme that will pair you with a professional mentor from Leeds’ legal community
  5. Extra-curricular activities such as mooting competitions and groups including The Student Law Society and The Junior Barristers Society
  6. Our Law in Practice guest lectures, previous speakers include human rights campaigner Baroness Shami Chakrabarti CBE PC

LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology student Coreen talks about her experience at Leeds Beckett.

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