LLB (Criminal Law) - (Hons)

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.

Course details

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.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London Metropolitan University

Course overview

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 the criminal justice 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.


Entry requirements

a minimum of grades BBC in three A levels (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC National, OCR Diploma or Advanced Diploma)

English Language GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent)

What the students say

The highlight of my time at London Met so far has been using the resources made available by the University, especially the careers department, along with the skills obtained on my degree to successfully secure an intern position in my first year.


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.

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Entertainment 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 and Asylum (option, 15 credits)
  • Penal Policy (option, 15 credits)
  • Public International Law (option, 15 credits)