LLB (Criminal Law) – (Hons)

Why study this course?

The LLB (Hons) degree from London Metropolitan University has an emphasis on Criminal Law and Litigation. Attaining this degree provides an excellent opportunity for early specialism in this important area of legal practice.

More about this course

The LLB Hons (Criminal Law) is a fully recognised Qualifying Law Degree which gives you the early opportunity to specialise in aspects of Criminal Law.

This course is especially well suited for those looking to become criminal lawyers, police officers or work within the Crown Prosecution Service. However, you won’t be restricted to this sector, as your degree will be equally valid for any field of legal professional practice.

As well as studying and researching some fascinating and niche areas of the Criminal Justice system – well beyond what you will study in the traditional LLB Foundations of Criminal Law course – you’ll get the opportunity to practise your advocacy skills in our purpose built court room.

Professional accreditation

The degree is recognised as a Qualifying Law Degree by both the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

Administrative Law (core, 15 credits)

Constitutional Law (core, 15 credits)

Contract I (core, 15 credits)

Criminal Law I (core, 15 credits)

English Legal System (core, 15 credits)

Land Law I (core, 15 credits)

Law of Tort I (core, 15 credits)

Legal Method (core, 15 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Contract Law II (core, 15 credits)

Criminal Law II (core, 15 credits)

Land Law II (core, 15 credits)

Law of Equity and Trusts I (core, 15 credits)

Law of Tort II (core, 15 credits)

Law of the European Union I (core, 15 credits)

Law of Evidence (alternative core, 15 credits)

Consumer Rights Law (option, 15 credits)

Employment Law (option, 15 credits)

Law of Advocacy and Mooting (option, 15 credits)

Legal Research Methods (option, 15 credits)

Medical Law (option, 15 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Civil Law and Practice (core, 15 credits)

Criminal Litigation (core, 15 credits)

Law of Equity and Trusts II (core, 15 credits)

Law of the European Union II (core, 15 credits)

Criminal Law Dissertation (alternative core, 15 credits)

Criminal Law Extended Essay (alternative core, 15 credits)

Law of Evidence (alternative core, 15 credits)

Child Law (option, 15 credits)

Civil Liberties and Human Rights (option, 15 credits)

Company Law (option, 15 credits)

Environmental Law (option, 15 credits)

Family Law (option, 15 credits)

International Trade Law (option, 15 credits)

Jurisprudence (option, 15 credits)

Landlord and Tenant Law (option, 15 credits)

Law of Immigration (option, 15 credits)

Music and Entertainment Law (option, 15 credits)

Penal Policy (option, 15 credits)

Public International Law (option, 15 credits)

Where this course can take you

You could go on to train as a solicitor or barrister, after graduating with this LLB course. As well as qualifying you for this next stage of training, this course prepares you for other graduate careers, including roles in business, media, voluntary organisations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Career management is encouraged through reference to the relevant professional bodies, work experience and careers advice.

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