Law (Criminal Law)
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Award: LLB (Hons)
Placement: Placement year not available
Suitable for international students
Faculty of Management & Law
Our Criminal Law LLB gives you the opportunity to explore the criminal justice system, and understand how it operates and impacts on our lives.
This degree is suited to students who are interested in a career as a criminal lawyer, or law-related careers such as working for the police or the Crown Prosecution Service.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board have accredited the Bradford LLB as a qualifying law degree. This means that, if you successfully complete the assessments and examinations in the seven foundations of legal knowledge and legal skills training, you will be eligible for exemption from the academic stage of training and be able to continue to the postgraduate study and practical-based training stages needed to become a solicitor or barrister in England and Wales.
"The LLB at Bradford has so many opportunities compared to other universities. Next year I can specialise in criminal law - it will make me stand out. I want to take advantage of the opportunities to go into court a lot."
During the first two years you will study subjects we consider crucial to your understanding of law, giving you a good grounding in important legal topics, issues and principles. Then in your final year you will specialise in Criminal Law, covering topics from the Law of Evidence to Youth Justice.
This is a qualifying law degree accredited by the Professional Bodies, and is therefore your first step into a career as a solicitor or barrister. We will equip you with all the legal tools and expertise you’ll need, as well as help you develop important transferable knowledge and skills; honing your communication, analytical and critical thinking skills.
Our LLB programmes are flexible in structure and share a common first and second year, which gives you the option to switch to a different LLB pathway in the final year. This allows you to take your time to decide on which aspect of law is right for you.
You can also combine your passion for learning and travelling by studying abroad at one of our partner institutions in Europe, Canada, Australia, North America or Hong Kong.
Upon successful completion of the Bradford LLB Law degree, you are able to proceed to the Legal Practice Course (for aspiring solicitors) or the Bar Professional Training Course (for aspiring barristers).
Typical offer: BBB / 120 UCAS points
New UCAS tariff
We use the UCAS tariff system to help us compare different qualifications. For courses starting from September 2017 onwards, the way points are calculated is changing.
The number of points you get for each qualification and grade will be lower, for example, an A* grade at A level will be worth 56 points from 2017 onwards, instead of 140 in 2016. Despite the lower points, you will still need to achieve the same grades. The only exception to this is that AS Levels will now be worth 40% of an A Level, instead of 50%.
All qualifications that are currently on the UCAS Tariff will continue to attract points under the new system. More qualifications are also being brought into the UCAS tariff system for the first time, including Access to Higher Education courses.
Work out your UCAS tariff points using the UCAS Tariff Calculator (link opens in a new tab).
There are no specific subject requirements.
BTEC Extended Diploma:
DDM — there are no specific subject requirements.
Applicants on Access Programmes:
Meet UCAS Tariff of 120 — there are no specific subject requirements.
Plus minimum of:
GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).
Additional entry requirements:
If you do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto this course you may be interested in our Foundation Year in Social Sciences and Management or our International Certificate of Foundation Studies.
English language requirements:
Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.
If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.
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Please note that not all options will be available every year as they depend on student demand and staff availability. Students will be given the opportunity to state their preferences and the School of Law will do its best to accommodate these.
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Learning activities and assessment
Assessment largely involves a combination of coursework assessments and formal examinations held at the end of each semester.
Your first-year assessments aim to measure your progress. The assessments that count towards the classification of your degree are held in the second and final years.
Students at University of Bradford are truly part of an international learning environment, with students and staff from over 70 countries worldwide.
We encourage international exchange and there is the opportunity for our students to broaden their knowledge by studying abroad at one of our partner institutions. You may combine your studies at Bradford with a year in Europe, Canada, Australia, North America or Hong Kong.
To find out more information, please visit our Study Abroad website.
Career support and prospects
The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.
Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.
93% of our 2015 graduates in Law found employment or went on to further study within six months of graduating.
Our LLB Law degree will enable you to proceed to the second stage of training to become a solicitor or barrister.
It is designed to give you the legal tools you will need for a career as a Criminal Law solicitor or barrister, or in the Crown Prosecution Service, the probation service, or the police.
It will also equip you for employment in other areas, such as general business and management, public service or teaching.
The average starting salary for our 2015 Law graduates was £17,714.
The School of Law is situated in its own beautiful parkland campus on the outskirts of Bradford, providing a perfect setting for legal study.
Our dedicated law library provides a wide range of legal resources and we have a unique collaboration with Bradford's Police Museum.
Fees, Finance and Scholarships
- Home/EU: £9,250*
- International: £14,250
* Home/EU fees will be subject to an annual increase, set in line with government policy. A percentage of any additional higher fee income will be used to support student opportunity through increased expenditure on access, student success and progression activities.
See our Fees and Financial Support website for more details.
See our Fees and Financial Support website.
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