Law plays a key role in all aspects of our lives. Whether at work or play law governs our behaviour and gives shape to government, business and personal relationships.
Our LLB Law with Criminology course will provide you with key communication and research skills. Alongside the core topics which satisfy the Foundation of Legal Knowledge requirements of the Law Society and the Bar Council, you will study key aspects of criminology including why people offend and how crime is controlled, and contemporary issues such as violence in in today’s society and corporate and organised crime.
Our law graduates leave us as articulate, knowledgeable and work ready individuals with a range of transferable skills to pursue a career in law, management, HR, the public sector, education and many other areas.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
Learn the Foundation legal skills alongside key aspects of Criminology, then use and explore them in further units to develop your proficiency and competence even further.
Study law within the broader economic, social, political, historical, ethical and cultural environment of specific areas of legal knowledge
Develop your advocacy skills in our newly refurbished courtroom giving you confidence in a realistic setting
Gain skills in critical analysis, research, teamwork, use of language and argument and the ability to work and learn independently
Explore your ability to present arguments in a way that others can understand
Challenge yourself with a demanding but valuable qualification highly regarded by employers which is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
The LLB is the undergraduate degree for all students wishing to pursue a career in law. Graduating with an LLB from the University of Bedfordshire is the first step on your journey towards becoming a solicitor or a barrister. The LLB is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Council as a Qualifying Law Degree which exempts you from the academic stage of legal training.
The LLB Law with Criminology offers the added opportunity to study the issues of crime and punishment from an alternative perspective. You will study not only what constitutes a crime from in the eyes of the law but also explore the problem of crime and the reasons people commit crimes from a social science perspective.
Teaching on the LLB Law with Criminology is taught by a dedicated team of staff who combine world leading research with professional experience in the legal industry and the criminal justice system.
In class teaching is supported by a range of fantastic extra-curricular opportunities including our Law clinic, our award winning Refugee Legal Aid Clinic and our mooting debate programme.
Our degree will help you to develop skills and experiences which you will need for any future job whether in law or any other professional area. These include the ability to ‚think on your feet’; to identify important points in discussions, negotiations or from documents; to present your point of view clearly and the ability to write in an appropriate way for lots of different situations.
The additional element of Criminology will offer opportunities to pursue careers in Criminal Justice organisations including the private and charitable sectors or to focus on a career in Criminal Law.
Within both areas there is a strong emphasis on identifying potential career paths and on preparing our students for life beyond graduation. Both elements of the course will offer guidance on potential careers while ensuring that assessments are designed around key professional skills.
We pride ourselves on maintaining strong links with major law firms in the local area and offer a range of opportunities to develop contacts the legal profession whether through our programme of court visits, our legal advice clinics or our mooting programme.