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Law with Criminology

3 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught
Foundation Entry

Our Law with Criminology degree will suit those who wish to achieve a recognised legal qualification. It is an excellent starting point if you’re thinking of a career with a specific criminological interest.

This degree will allow you to explore your law interests side by side with criminology. It will provide you with the academic training required to pursue a career within the legal sector.

You will get taught by qualified staff from the School of Justice and by renowned and published criminology academics. You will gain an awareness of current legal issues and of current issues in criminology. You will achieve this by participating in debates surrounding criminal justice, social control and the role of the police.

The course covers all the core law modules required for considering both the nature of crime and criminality and society’s response to it.

Why study with us

  • Preston is the second largest city in the UK for conducting trials, second only to London. Examples include the Cregan, Bulger, and Shipman trials. You can visit the courts and go behind the scenes.
  • You will be taught by leading academics and by staff who are professionally qualified and research active.
  • We've been providing innovative legal education for over half a century.

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What you'll do

  • Our Pro Bono Clinic, Business Law Clinic and Mediation Clinic give you first-hand experiences of legal practice; providing countless opportunities of dealing with real cases.
  • Option modules in both law and criminology allow you to hone in on areas of interest relevant to your future career aspirations. An optional module in Year 3 means you can spend a period in law related work placements.
  • Development opportunities include taking part in mooting competitions, undertaking work placements, mini-pupillages and attending Summer Schools.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Law with Criminology course facilities


  • This course is validated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the regulatory body for solicitors in England and Wales. They set the Principles and a Code of Conduct that professionals have to abide by in order to provide legal services.
  • This course provides the first stage of training should you wish to go on to a career as either a solicitor or a barrister. It is validated by the Bar Standards Board, which regulates barristers and specialised legal services businesses in England and Wales.

Future careers in Law and Criminology

Successful completion of our LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology course  provides you with the basis to undertake the next stage of training as a barrister (the Bar Professional Training Course) or in becoming a solicitor.

The programme is also an excellent starting point for criminological careers, such as in the probation service, social work, prison and immigration services, or the police.

Our graduates are attractive to a range of employers – solicitors, barristers, company legal advisers, football clubs, insurance companies, HR departments, teachers, criminal justice system, courts, probation service, the police service.

Some of our eminent alumni include judges, Queen’s Counsel, barristers and solicitors across the UK, Europe and around the world, CEOs, business leaders and industrialists, entrepreneurs and business owners, senior public servants such as civil servants, politicians, senior police and local government officers, senior academics and researchers at all levels, authors of many academic works, leading voluntary sector workers, board representatives and trustees.

Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£13000 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£13000 per year
Full-time£9250 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Justice located in the Faculty of Business and Justice

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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