LLB (Hons) Law and Criminal Justice

In this law degree, you will be encouraged to think like a lawyer from day one. Exploring the essential law foundation subjects, you will learn to practise law, with a good understanding of current trends and responses to crime.

The course has been designed by experienced academics and practitioners, with input from our internationally-renowned Crucible Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice. It is specifically designed for your career development.

Course details

Gain the key legal skills required in our ‘law in practice’ environment while specialising in current trends and responses to crime.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

University of Roehampton

Course overview

Throughout your degree, you will gain the practical experience of putting law into action through our pro bono activities at the Law Clinic and the Citizens’ Advice Bureau and have the opportunity to go on work placements.

Through practice-based learning, you will learn to understand the law in the context of everyday life and legal practice, and apply your learning to critical criminological and legal issues.

You will begin by building a comprehension of the key functions of the English legal system, explore the moral dimension of the practice of law, grasp criminal law and human rights, and learn to present reasoned and logical arguments.

Drawing on disciplines such as sociology, psychology and human rights, you will gain a dynamic understanding of legal concepts, values, principles and rules, as well as criminological theories and criminal justice practice.

A high proportion of your time will be spent working face to face with tutors, developing your understanding of legal and criminological issues, and the core skills and competencies legal practitioners are expected to have.


Entry requirements

Year 1 entry: 112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

We welcome applications from students studying T Levels.

For all courses we also accept a wide range of other qualifications and experience.

Specific entry requirements:
GCSE requirement: English and Maths, Grade 4 (C) or higher


You will be qualified to work in a range of legal and criminal justice related professions, for example, as a paralegal, crime analyst, practising solicitor or barrister. Graduates can also work in prison and probation services, the police, the Home Office, the Ministry of Justice and the court system. You will also be equipped to work in any career that demands critical reasoning skills.

Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. They will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers. You’ll also have opportunities to work with our partners across London and beyond, and to attend a Roehampton jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet employers.


All modules are core and are worth 15 credits unless specified.

Compulsory modules

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Legal Systems, Ethics and Skills
  • Law of Contract 1
  • Public Law and Human Rights
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminological Theories

Compulsory modules

  • Criminological Imagination
  • The Law of Torts
  • Law of Contract 2
  • Law of Property
  • European Union Law
  • Professional Practice in Social Sciences

Compulsory module

  • Equity & Trusts

Compulsory module choice

  • Placement Learning in Criminology
  • Law in Practice 3 (Placement)
  • Law in Practice 3 (Pro bono)
  • Law and Legal Research
  • Clinical Legal Skills
  • Public International Law

Optional modules

  • Gender, Violence and Human Rights
  • Drug Use and Policy
  • Illegal Economies
  • Punishment and Imprisonment
  • Family Criminology
  • Understanding Justice
  • Victims of Crime
  • Crime, Culture and the City
  • Global Disorder
  • Corporate Finance and Acquisitions
  • Criminal Evidence
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • International Human Rights
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Tax Law
  • Competition Law
  • Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights
  • International Criminal Justice
  • Earth in Crisis: Interdisciplinary Approaches