Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

Law with Criminology


Year of entry:
UCAS code: M1M2

What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Systems of Justice

  • Introduction to Law and its Study

  • Criminological Institutions

  • Public Law

  • Criminal Law

  • Development of Criminological Theory

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Obligations I (Tort)

  • European Union Law

  • Policing and criminal investigation

  • Obligations II (Contract)

  • Equality and Human Rights

  • Criminology in late modernity

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Trusts: Managing for Others

  • Land Use and Regulation

Optional modules

  • Criminal Evidence

  • Criminalization

  • Dissertation

  • European Human Rights Protection

  • Medical Law and Ethics

  • Penology

  • Green Criminology

  • Surveillance and Social Control

  • Drug Use Today

  • Contemporary Imprisonment

  • International Protection of Human Rights

  • International Protection of Refugees

  • Law Clinic

  • Sex(uality), Gender and the Law

  • Histories of punishment

  • Prostitutes, Pickpockets and Peelers: Crime and Policing, 1750-1950

  • Organisations of Violence

  • Transnational Organised Crime

  • Desistance

  • Restorative Justice and Peacemaking Criminology

  • Understanding Terrorism

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More about this course

Why do people commit crimes? How can society deal with it and where does law come into it? This combined programme gives you the opportunity to complete a qualifying law degree while also developing an understanding of aspects of criminology and criminal justice. This hands-on programme allows you to put your theory into practice, engaging with real-world problems and case studies. In the final year, students can take the Law Clinic module and gain mentored work experience, providing legal advice to real clients. You can also choose to spend an extra year studying abroad at one of our partner universities in Europe, enhancing your learning from an international perspective.

Studying at Hull gives you the opportunity to get involved in a wealth of extracurricular activities to boost your employability. The Student Law Society runs an extensive programme of competitions in mooting, negotiating and client interviewing. Hull pioneered the study of Criminology more than 30 years ago, and we’ve built strong links with local, regional and national criminal justice agencies, opening up opportunities for work experience, work placements and job opportunities.

Teaching and Learning

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Law has been taught at Hull since 1927 and our staff are at the forefront of research, scholarship and teaching.

Our LLB degrees are accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board as a Qualifying Law Degree.

You'll have the opportunity to provide legal advice to real clients through our Legal Advice Centre and Law Clinic.

Hull pioneered this exciting area of study more than 30 years ago and is one of the UK's leading criminology centres.

Entry requirements

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

120 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

Fees may be subject to permitted inflationary increases in future years. 

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Future Prospects

While a number of our graduates embark on legal careers as solicitors or barristers, many use their degree as a springboard for a career in management, business or the Civil Service. The criminology quotient of the degree opens up a range of jobs in the police, probation or prison service.

Law graduate destinations include: Barrister; Solicitor; Legal Executive; Investment Adviser; Paralegal; Probation Service; Prosecutor, Crown Prosecution Service; Circuit Judge; Legal Clearances Adviser. Find out more about Law alumni.

Social Sciences destinations include: Probation Officer; Police Officer; Social Science Researcher; Youth Worker.