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LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology

Delivered 100% online and part-time, so you can fit studying around your existing work and family commitments

University of Essex Online


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Online, self-paced
4 years
Level 6 Bachelor's degree
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Develop your understanding and employability by achieving a Qualifying Law Degree while also acquiring knowledge of criminal behaviour and its origins. In this combined course, students will develop a solid grounding in both legal and criminological principles including subject-specific abilities, intellectual skills, practical professional skills and general transferable skills.


Level 6 Bachelor's degree
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This challenging and widely-recognised undergraduate law degree with the optionality of studying criminology is perfect for prospective students who wish to obtain a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) while also developing knowledge of criminal behaviour and its origins.

The programmes encompasses a wide range of exciting and thought-provoking legal topics including Contract Law, Law of Tort, Land Law, Equity and Trusts plus a number of optional law modules. The criminology modules make this programme truly unique, allowing students to develop social science skills and knowledge. Topics such as crime and society, justice and punishment and criminal investigation will introduce sociological, legal and economic theories that will complement the legal knowledge gained.

Studying law and criminology will allow for a joint understanding of these two disciplines, broadening your understanding and the transferable skills developed.

Developed and taught by subject experts, this course enhances your career development and improves your employability. You’ll be prepared for job roles in a wide variety of industries as you will acquire a solid grounding in both legal and criminological principles while covering all the subject-specific abilities, intellectual skills, practical professional skills and general transferable skills outlined by the QAA subject benchmarks.

Who is this course for?

Those working in a wide range of professions such as HR, Civil Service, Accountancy, Criminal Justice, Legal Services, Police, Probation, and the Prison Service will be able to use the abilities and understanding acquired through this course to forward their own working practice.


At University of Essex Online, we believe that everyone should be able to access education. That’s why we take both academic and work-based experience into account when deciding if a student is eligible for a course. All of our potential students are assessed individually by a dedicated admissions team who will determine whether they are right for either our academic, open or work experience entry route onto our courses.

Career path

This degree contains the seven foundations of legal knowledge required by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to practise law, including ‘Contract Law’, ‘Criminal Law’, ‘Land Law’, ‘Equity and Trust’, ‘Public Law’, ‘EU Law’ and ‘Law of Contract and Tort’.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.