crime-scene

Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

Law with Criminology

UndergraduateLLB

Year of entry:
UCAS code: M1M2

What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Systems of Justice

    Develop your understanding of law as a fundamental social institution. You'll develop your intellectual skills and competencies, learn how to 'think like a lawyer', and reflect critically on your understanding of 'justice', with reference to contemporary social issues.

  • Introduction to Law and its Study

    This module provides you with a basic introduction to law and the key skills necessary for its study. In particular, you will develop and practise skills of academic writing, problem solving and research that are required to study law with success.

  • Criminological Institutions

  • Public Law

    In this module, you will study the law governing the UK state. You'll develop an understanding of such matters as parliamentary sovereignty, the rule of law, the separation of powers and the three branches of government, human rights and judicial review.

  • Criminal Law

    Develop a strong and critical understanding of the core values underlying the criminal law in England and Wales. You'll focus on topics including property offences, non-fatal offences against the person, defences and inchoate offences.

  • Development of Criminological Theory

    You will study the development of criminological theory, ranging from biological and psychological theories of the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries, to the emergence of new deviancy theory, radical perspectives, and rational choice theories.

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Tort Law

    You will study the general framework and key concepts of the law of tort. You'll analyse the principles and rules governing liability for negligence, analyse the principles governing tort damages, consider the grounds of liability and evaluate the role of tort law in modern society.

  • European Union Law

    This module provides basic knowledge of the law of the European Union. You'll consider the operation of the internal market and how to 'access' it, the state of Brexit negotiations and the available alternative models for continuous partnership with the EU.

  • Policing and criminal investigation

  • Obligations II - The Law of Contract

    Develop an understanding of the main rules and principles relevant to the law of contract under English law. You'll focus on contract formation and enforceability, factors that may render a contract void, the interpretation of contractual terms and potential remedies for breach of contract.

  • Equality and Human Rights

    Understand the nature of prejudice and discrimination. You'll gain an understanding of anti-discrimination law and policy, and the theories around the protected characteristics in European and domestic anti-discrimination law, including approaches such as feminism, difference theory, the social model of disability, heteronormativity and cisgenderism.

  • Criminology in late modernity

    You will look at how contemporary social theory has been used to understand recent developments in crime and crime control, taking in Left and Right Realism, Cultural Criminology, Contemporary Feminist Perspectives and Advanced Marginality.

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Trusts: Managing for Others

    This module will introduce you to the legal concept of the trust and develop an understanding of the role the device plays in facilitating and regulating the management of wealth for others in modern society.

  • Land Use and Regulation

    Develop insight into the political, social and economic issues surrounding the use and regulation of land. You'll cover topics such as co-ownership, leases, and private and public regulation of the use of land.

Optional modules

  • Criminal Evidence

    Study the law of criminal evidence with a focus on the balance between the interests of the defendant, and respect for victims and witnesses. You'll study the right to a fair trial, the process of collecting evidence and the adversarial system, with a focus on hearsay and character evidence.

  • Criminalisation

    Study debates about how society should decide whether any activity should be defined as a criminal offence. You'll learn how to research and write a report advising a government committee on whether a certain type of conduct should be prohibited through criminal law.

  • Dissertation

  • European Human Rights Protection

    Develop critical understanding of the nature of European human rights law; to gain the ability to identify and evaluate aspects of human rights law and to be able to apply human rights law to research questions and actual cases.

  • Medicine, Ethics and the Law

    This module gives you the opportunity to get to grips with hugely controversial issues which often make the headlines. You'll explore the ethical controversies behind the legal principles of topics such as abortion, assisted dying and the withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment.

  • Penology

    You'll critically analyse the purpose of punishment and, through active discussions and debate, consider whether our penal system is currently fit for purpose. Topics include prisoners' rights, women offenders, sex offenders and the juvenile secure estate.

  • Green Criminology

    Green Criminology is the study of environmental crime, corporate/white collar, and state crime. It includes crimes against animals and also transnational organised crime, in addition to food crime and food security, the illegal trades in wild flora and fauna, and the impacts of climate change upon all types of crime, to name just a few.

  • Surveillance and Social Control

    You will study a wide range of competing theoretical perspectives on the emergence of a 'surveillance society' and examine what impact this transformation is having on policing, criminal justice and social justice.

  • Drug Use Today

    You will be introduced to the study of ‘the drug problem’, in Western society from sociological and psychological perspectives. You'll also explore the range of theoretical perspectives used to explain drug using behaviour.

  • Contemporary Imprisonment

    You will study broad themes in the contemporary sociology of imprisonment. You'll examine current controversies in the use of imprisonment and consider the effects of incarceration on a range of offenders, including women, young people and children, the elderly and BME groups.

  • European Human Rights Protection

    Develop critical understanding of the nature of European human rights law; to gain the ability to identify and evaluate aspects of human rights law and to be able to apply human rights law to research questions and actual cases.

  • International Protection of Refugees

    Develop a critical understanding of the nature of refugee law. You will gain the ability to identify and evaluate aspects of refugee law, and be able to apply refugee law to research questions and actual cases.

  • Law Clinic

    Experience law in practice, advising real clients with real problems, researching legal issues and writing letters of advice under the supervision of professionally-qualified members of staff.

  • Sex(uality), Gender and the Law

    Develop a critical overview of key aspects in the field of sex, sexuality, gender, religion and the law. You'll explore opportunities for the study and evaluation of the latest research and enhance your understanding of inclusion, exclusion and the situatedness of knowledge.

  • Histories of punishment

    You will study the history of punishment and penal policy between the mid-eighteenth and the early twentieth century. You will examine public punishments, notably execution, transportation overseas, the birth of the prison, the operation of the Victorian penal system and the ways in which different offenders have been punished and how this has changed over time (e.g. female offenders, juvenile offenders).

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

    You will study how society has conceived of the ‘problem of crime’ and public perceptions of crime and responses to it from 1750 to 1950. You will examine crime, offending and crime control mechanisms examining for example, the 'criminal classes', juvenile delinquency, prostitution, rural crime and the development of policing.

  • Transnational Organised Crime

    Become familiar with the historic and contemporary theories and concepts that inform our understanding of Transnational Organised Crime (TOC). You will work on an individual and a group basis to consider a range of contemporary areas of transnational crime, including the trade in illegal drugs and arms, people trafficking for the sex trade and forced labour, cybercrime and online child abuse, terrorism, corporate crime, environmental and wildlife crimes.

  • Desistance

  • Restorative Justice and Peacemaking Criminology

    You will examine the origins and development of restorative justice and peacemaking criminology, and critically analyse their key concepts, values, principles, practices and controversies surrounding them.

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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
Scheduled
Placement
Independent

First year

13%

87%

Second year

15%

85%

Final year

14%

86%

Assessment
Written
Practical
Coursework

First year

24%

2%

74%

Second year

36%

2%

62%

Final year

18%

2%

80%

Our teaching staff

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

2019 Tariff points: 120 points. Points can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from 

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications

UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications.

Alternative qualifications 

  • IB Diploma: 30 points
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 45 credits at merit

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for individual guidance.

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

  • Home/EU: £9,250 per year*
  • International: £14,000 per year

*The amount you pay may increase each year, in line with inflation.

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.