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What makes Law with Criminology at Worcester special?

LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology is a Qualifying Law degree (subject to validation). It is accredited by the Solicitors Regulations Authority and the Bar Standards Board and covers all the foundation subjects required to pass the ‘Academic Stage’ – the first step in your journey to qualifying as a barrister or a solicitor.

Law with Criminology at Worcester combines a strong foundation in core principles of law and also enables you to gain a valuable insight into related areas of Criminology. When it comes to the criminal justice system, your criminal law studies will be enhanced through criminology modules that study the causes of crime and its impact on individuals, families and society as a whole. 

Key features

  • Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) (subject to validation)
  • Enables lawyers to explore  related areas of Criminology
  • Blended theoretical & practical approach brings Law to life
  • Professional volunteering opportunities develop your knowledge of how Law operates in the real world and benefit the local community
  • Supportive, encouraging environment
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Law at Worcester

Worcester offers an intimate, collegial and diverse environment in which you will grow through your interactions with other students and with our dedicated and interdisciplinary faculty. After your time here, you will be able to think about the law systematically and be academically prepared to work at the highest levels of the profession.

With extensive instruction in the technical aspects of the profession and a broad range of practical opportunities to engage with Law in action, you will not just learn about the Law, but will learn to think like a lawyer.  This practical, professional approach is further enhanced by the brand new School of Law premises with its specialist teaching facilities including a purpose built courtroom enabling students to engage in mooting, mock trials and other court based exercises.

You will also have the possibility of working with our research centres, such as the National Centre for the Study and Prevention of Violence and Abuse, to further enhance your learning and develop your experience.

Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?


UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

120 UCAS points (typically BBB at A level)

The points above are the new UCAS tariff, which will be used for courses starting from September 2017. See our new UCAS tariff page for more information.

GSCE English at Grade C or above

Applicants for whom English is not their first language require IELTS 6.5 or above

Applicants may be invited for interview

Other information

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email for advice.

Further information about the UCAS Tariff can be obtained from   

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Course content

What will you study?

Indicative course content.

Year 1

Mandatory modules

  • Contract Law
  • Public Law
  • Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Professional Legal Skills & Ethics

Year 2

Mandatory modules

  • Law of Torts           
  • European Union Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Theory, Research and Practice: Developing a Criminological Perspective

Year 3

Mandatory modules

  • Equity & Trusts Law
  • Land Law           

Optional modules       

  • Independent Study
  • Children, Young people and Crime
  • Crime, Offenders, Victims and Communities – Reducing Re-Offending
  • Jurisprudence
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Work based placement
  • Dissertation
  • Employment Law
  • Company Law
  • Family Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Medical Law & Ethics
  • Law of Evidence
  • Mediation & ADR

Teaching and Assessment

How will you be taught?

Teaching approach

You will be taught by legal academics and members of staff who have worked as solicitors and barristers. We use a wide range of teaching methods, including traditional lectures and seminars, but also incorporating approaches such as problem based learning – where you will work individually or as part of a group on a legal issue. We believe in helping you acquire practical skills alongside your academic studies and we embed employability skills throughout the three year academic programme.

You will also be given the opportunity to learn through “doing” – perhaps by working alongside solicitors in our legal advice centre or volunteering in a local advice agency.

Above all, we want to make your time as a Law student at the University of Worcester interesting, exciting and full of opportunities.


Practical experience

Law is constantly evolving and practical experience is one of the best ways to develop the creative and critical approach you will need to succeed.


Pro bono activity is built into the LLB at Worcester, giving you the chance to improve your legal research, public speaking and client care skills while making a genuinely positive contribution to society. You will also have the opportunity to speak to lawyers and others involved in institutions such as the courts to gain an insight into how they work.


You may also choose to develop your legal skills further by joining in extracurricular activities such as mock trials or client interviewing. You can choose to be part of the University of Worcester Student Law Society, which will be run by Law students for Law students.


Where could it take you?


Employability is at the heart of Law at the University of Worcester, and we offer a wide range of opportunities to gain work experience through volunteering, mentoring schemes and placements.

We work closely with a variety of local, regional and national employers and use their expertise to input into the academic curriculum. In this way, we ensure that your Law degree is attractive to potential employers and that you have the opportunity to explore many different career options, both in the legal profession and in other areas, such as business and management.

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How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fee for full-time UK and EU students registering in 2017 will be £9,250.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international (non-EU) students registering in 2017 will be £11,700 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students registering on this course in 2017 will be £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module and £2,313 per 30-credit module.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying.  The amounts vary between courses.


Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls, 358 of which were new in 2009. We offer halls of residence to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £94 per week to the £153 per week 'En-suite Extra'.

For full details visit our accommodation page.


How do you apply?

Applying through UCAS

Law with Criminology LLB (Hons) - M10L

UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.

Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.



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Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Admissions Office

01905 855111