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LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology with Foundation Year

Course overview

Start date

September 2021

Subject area

Law

Attendance

Full-time, 4 years

Part-time

Learning

On campus, dual delivery

Course summary

This Level 3 course prepares students for successful transition to a wide range of honours degree courses in the complementary subject areas in the Law and Criminology department within the Royal Docks School of Business and Law, including: 


  • LLB (Hons) Law
  • LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology
  • LLB (Hons) Law with International Relations
  • LLB (Hons) Business Law 
  • BA (Hons) Criminology and Law 


This course is designed to give you the opportunity to:


  • Enjoy a stimulating and engaging introduction to a broad range of multidisciplinary contemporary Law and Criminology learning and teaching;
  • Develop the necessary practical, intellectual and communication core skills necessary for the study of various disciplines in preparation for Level 4;
  • Build on the personal attributes necessary for independent learning and study to form the basis of future skill development in level 4;
  • Prepare for a successful transition to a full degree course;
  • Stimulate engagement and participation in the learning process and make use of constructive feedback for personal development;
  • Enable completion of Level 3 within the academic year;
  • Prepare for future employability and enhance personal and professional development.

     

UCAS points

64

Course options

Degree

UCAS code

M1M2

Return to campus: dual delivery

In a Covid-secure environment, enjoy learning on our state-of-the-art campuses and flex between online delivery

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80%

Overall satisfaction

In the latest NSS for 2018 our students rated the course with more than 80% overall, where the teaching has been rated with 86%.

87%

High employability

More than 87% our Law with Criminology students were in employment or further study six months after graduating (DLHE 2016/2017). You can study two fascinating and highly compatible subjects while still achieving a qualifying law degree.

Superb facilities

You’ll be joining a cosmopolitan community of more than 1,000 law students at our ultra-modern base in University Square, Stratford, where you’ll benefit from fantastic facilities, including a chamber for moots and mock trials.

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Fees and funding

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will be automatically cancelled.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Maintenance Loan

You can apply for a loan to help with living costs such as food, travel and accommodation. How much you can borrow depends on where you live and study, and whether you are currently on welfare benefits. The maximum loan you can apply for is £12,382.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Supplementary Grants

The government also offer the following additional support:

-          Parent’s Learning Allowance

-          Adult Dependants' Grant

-          Childcare Grant

-          Disabled Students’ Allowance

For further information visit gov.uk/student-finance

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you are applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We have invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2019. If you are awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

 


There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

Bank Of England Scholarship Programme

European Funding Guide

The Student Disability Association Fund

Sir John Cass’s Foundation

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust

The Newby Trust

Walcot Foundation

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Some courses offer the option of a placement year, giving you the chance to gain valuable work experience in a relevant industry between your second and third years. If you are an international student on a Tier 4 visa, you are able to undertake a placement if it is an integral and assessed part of your course.

In 2018/19 placement year tuition fees are set at £1,060.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
UK
£TBC
Course fees will be confirmed soon.

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will automatically be cancelled.

For information visit gov.uk/student-finance

Please note EU students can only apply for their funding using a paper application form.
To download a form visit www.gov.uk/student-finance-forms

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you are applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We have invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2019. If you are awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

 


There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

Bank Of England Scholarship Programme

European Funding Guide

The Student Disability Association Fund

Sir John Cass’s Foundation

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust

The Newby Trust

Walcot Foundation

Scholarships Search

Some courses offer the option of a placement year, giving you the chance to gain valuable work experience in a relevant industry between your second and third years. If you are an international student on a Tier 4 visa, you are able to undertake a placement if it is an integral and assessed part of your course.

In 2018/19 placement year tuition fees are set at £1,060.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
EU
£TBC
Course fees will be confirmed soon.

At UEL, we understand that studying in another country is a big financial commitment. If you apply early for an undergraduate, you may be entitled to a scholarship of up to £3,000.You can find out more about the international scholarships here.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) also run an Emergency International Fund to assist international students in hardship.

You can contact our SMART team on 02082233333 or study@uel.ac.uk

As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1,265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11,385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money.

* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA pages (www.uel.ac.uk/isa) for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.

Deposits and paying by instalments

International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here

After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.

Our International team at UEL are available for advice and guidance on studying in London, fees, scholarships and visa requirements.

Email: international@uel.ac.uk

Tuition fees
International
£TBC
Course fees will be confirmed soon.

Entry requirements

64

New UCAS Points

From
A Level
Must include passes at A2 in at least 1 subject
From
Btec
Extended Diploma or Diploma
From
International Baccalaureate
Diploma with 24 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level

INTERNATIONAL

(Including European Union)

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Access to HE Diploma (QAA approved) with 60 credits overall and 45 credits at Level 3

We will also consider the UEL New Beginnings pre-entry course

Overall IELTS score of 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. Find out more here.

Level 2 equivalences such as Level 2 Functional Skills in English / Maths, Level 2 Key Skills in Communication / Application of Number and Level 2 Adult Literacy / Adult Numeracy

As an inclusive university, we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have the relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application – in particular your personal statement - to help us decide on your eligibility for the course.

Please note that some courses require applicants to meet the entry requirements outlined on the course page. Our pre-entry Information Advice and Guidance Team are able to provide further advice on entry requirements and suitability for study.
You can speak to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can visit our Information, Advice and Guidance centre.

What you'll learn

This course will give you a comprehensive understanding of the law and its place in the criminal justice system. In your first two years you’ll build firm foundations by studying the fundamentals of the law, taking modules that include the Legal System and Legal Methods, and Constitutional and Administrative Law.


As you progress into your second and final years, you’ll study aspects of civil and criminal law, along with modules in Human Rights and European Union Law.


Following a first-year Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice module, you’ll then be able to choose what module to study in each of your second and third years for the criminology component.

Your choices include: Theoretical Criminology; Crime, Deviance and Social History; Race/Ethnicity, Crime and Justice; and Youth Crime and Sub-Culture.


You’ll be encouraged to ‘learn by doing’ by taking the chance to gain work experience and take an active role in student clubs and societies.

What you'll study and when

We consistently review our courses to ensure we are up-to-date with industry changes and requirements from our graduates. As a result, our modules are subject to change.

  • Mental Wealth: Introduction to Legal Method (Core)
  • Legal Communications (Core)
  • Academic Literacy and Research for Social Scientists (Core)
  • Crime, Surveillance and Society (Core)
  • Key Themes and Debates in Social Sciences (Core)
Developing Skills for Justice (Mental Wealth) (Core)
Legal System (Core)
Legal Method (Core)
Public Law One (Core)
Contract Law (Core)
Contemporary Issues in Criminology (Core)
  • Essential Skills for Justice (Mental Wealth) (Core)
  • Criminal Law One (Core)
  • Tort Law (Core)
  • Land Law (Core)
  • Public Law Two (Core)
  • Policing and Society (Core)
  • Mental Wealth – Leadership Skills for Justice (2) (Core)
  • Criminal Law (Core)
  • EU Law (Core)
  • Criminology/ Law Option
  • Law Option
  • Criminology Option

How you'll be assessed

We’ll assess you with a 50-50 mix of coursework and exams. Coursework includes essays, a reflective diary, oral presentations, practical exercises and answering hypothetical problem questions.


Assessment is designed to enable us to see how you manage in a variety of situations that reflect the real world of work rather than simply focusing on traditional unseen exams. Throughout the course you’ll be given plenty of feedback to help you improve.

Course Specification

How you'll learn

Teaching methods vary throughout the course – and you’ll find this variety to be stimulating and challenging. You’ll learn by lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops and individual supervision, supported by digital materials, notes and handbooks. For some of the law elements you’ll have the chance to learn through moots and mock trials in our own chambers.

University is more demanding than school or college, so you’ll need to be motivated to earn your degree by doing a lot of independent study outside of the formal teaching times.

Our lecturers have strong links with government, industry and the wider academic community, so you’ll have lots of opportunities to learn outside of the lecture theatre and seminar room.

If you play an active role throughout the course, joining in with debates and attending guest talks, conferences and events, you’ll enhance your learning and find that the more you put in, the more you get out.

You’ll be encouraged to volunteer or do work experience to broaden your horizons and learn in ways that academic study alone can’t give you. Many law students volunteer at our acclaimed community Legal Advice Centre, working alongside solicitors to give advice to local residents on real legal problems.

Your future career

By studying Law with Criminology, you’ll gain skills and knowledge that are in high demand from employers in a variety of fields.

Many of our students go on to enjoy successful careers as solicitors after completing their legal studies through the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and obtaining a training contract with a law firm.

Others become barristers, going on to take the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) and then obtaining Pupillage in barristers’ chambers. This can lead to a tenancy as a self-employed barrister, or you can practise as an employed barrister.

Some students use their legal knowledge and the other skills and qualities they develop at UEL to pursue other related careers. Communication skills, such as writing, speaking and presenting, and the ability to analyse and evaluate information are just the thing many employers are looking for.

Other career options include:

  • General management roles in the private or voluntary sectors, e.g. in finance, insurance, media or education
  • The criminal justice system, e.g. police, prison or probation officer
  • Public administration, e.g. in local government housing, planning or legal departments
  • Paralegal or legal executive work in a variety of sectors.

Some students go on to postgraduate study or enter other fields, such as teaching or journalism.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal

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Meet us in your country

Our international team travel overseas regularly to meet prospective students and attend recruitment fairs. Our academics also give regular lectures overseas and are happy to speak to prospective students. In addition, we have a large worldwide network of advisors who can provide guidance and support with applying to study at the University of East London.

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