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Undergraduate Study

Undergraduate Study

The Department of Law and Criminology offers a number of undergraduate degrees in Law, Criminology and Sociology, and Criminology and Psychology.

We have earned a strong reputation for excellence in research and teaching, with recognition of our expertise in issues associated with law, criminal justice, health, human rights, terrorism and children.

We have a strong culture of support for students. You will be allocated a personal tutor prior to arrival who will work with you during the course of your studies to provide both academic and pastoral support.

All our LLB programmes satisfy the academic stage of legal training for entrance into the legal professions:

Most of our degrees are available with a Year in Industry to further enhance your employability.

From 2022-23 we will also offer Law with various Modern Languages such as French, German, Spanish and Italian.

See a full list of the degree courses available in the department here.

We offer students an in-depth and critical education perspective on how the legal system operates and intersects with social, moral, and global issues. Our Law programmes are taught within an inter-disciplinary Department of Law and Criminology which also offers degrees in Criminology and Sociology and Criminology and Psychology.

If you have any queries about the courses, please contact:

Admissions Tutor Dr Leonardo Oliveira: 


The BSc Criminology and Psychology degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society and is jointly delivered with the Department of Psychology. Students learn about crime, criminality, and the criminal justice system alongside the biological, social, clinical and cognitive factors that influence behaviour.

The study of BSc Criminology and Sociology is approached from an interdisciplinary social science perspective. On this programme of study students will explore different areas of the Criminal Justice System and debate crime and its causes. Students will also examine a range of social problems and inequalities whilst considering the social forces that affect individuals and impact on their behaviour.

The BA in Sociology and Philosophy is a joint degree with the Department of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy. The degree brings the social sciences into conversation with a range of philosophical traditions, and it allows the students to gain a critical understanding of a range of social platforms and policy issues.

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