LLB Law with Criminology




School: Newcastle School of Law

Course code: LLB-LC-DIG

Credits: 120





 3 years


Undergraduate (NLS/HLC LLB)

HLC Qualification Number:


    Easy payment plans available with no charges.


    LLB Law with Business Studies

    The programme aims to develop pro-active decision makers, managers and leaders for a variety of careers in business sectors in a Newcastle context.

    The LLB Law with Criminology programme is a qualifying law degree and is taught collaboratively between Newcastle Law School and the School of Social Policy, drawing upon the significant expertise of academic staff in both Schools to offer a wide range of specialist modules in Criminology.

    With a particular emphasis on the nature, extent, causes, and control of criminal behaviour in individuals and society, this programme provides students with a rigorous and critical understanding of these issues. It also explores social responses to crime and criminality, exploring the factors that underscore processes of law making, law breaking and law enforcement, and their consequences.

    Criminology complements and contextualises legal study, and is an extremely useful addition to those looking to practice criminal law or work in the criminal justice system.

    Newcastle Law School is one of the US top 20 law schools  and is the most established law school in one of the largest legal communities in the country. For almost 100 years we have made a major contribution to teaching and scholarship, and you’ll learn from academics who are leaders in their fields and the authors of many key works used by practitioners today.


    Why Study this Course?


    • Study at a top global law school – Newcastle Law School is one of the US top 20 law schools , reflecting our excellence in teaching and our world-leading research. Our academics are experts in their fields, conducting cutting-edge research which informs law reform
    • Extensive extra-curricular legal opportunities – our Centre for Professional Legal Education and Research (CEPLER) run pro bono groups and mooting competitions. Last year, over 200 of our students volunteered in our pro bono groups
    • Professional links – opportunities include placement schemes, the annual law fair, and visits to leading firms. CEPLER run careers events and work placements throughout the year. Last year 163 of our students participated in CEPLER organised work placements
    • Optional modules – tailor your law degree to suit your interests in final year with our extensive range of electives  
    • Optional year abroad opportunities – study overseas at a partner institution and experience incredible cultures, as well as an alternative perspective on Law, and a different academic environment
    • Excellent graduate prospects – 93% of graduates from our Law programmes are in employment or further study 6 months after graduating 
    • Transferable skills – a law degree prepares you for a wide range of careers as it enables you to develop a variety of skills, such as oral and written communication, analysis and evaluation, problem solving, independent working and research skills

    The programme is available in two duration modes:

    • 3 Years
    • 4 Years
    Course Structure

    First year

    Students currently take the following compulsory modules in their first year:

    • Legal Skills and Methods
    • Criminal Law
    • Public Law
    • Law of Contract

    You will also study Criminological Theory 1, and Crime and Society. 

    Second year

    In their second year students take modules in:

    • Land Law
    • Law of Torts
    • Legal Foundations of the European Union
    • Legal Solutions

    You will also study Criminological Theory 2, and Contemporary Issues in Policing. 


    Year abroad

    You can apply to study abroad for a year in an approved university around the world. If you achieve a grade of 2.1 or above in your first year then you will be invited to apply for a Year Abroad in your second year. If your application is successful, you will go abroad in your third year and return to us for your final year. 


    Final year

    In the final year students study two compulsory modules:

    • Equity, Trusts, Wills & Formalities
    • Harmful Societies: Crime, Social Harm and Social Justice.
    Entry Requirements

    Entry requirements


    Applicants should normally have one of the following:

    • A non-law bachelor’s degree (from a US university or recognised by the BSB if you wish to study the BPTC), or
    • A ‘stale’ law degree, where five or more years have elapsed since graduation, or
    • An academic or professional qualification at degree equivalent level

    If English is not your first language, you will also need to demonstrate your English Language proficiency. For example, you should have IELTS 7.5 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in all components.

    If you intend to become a Solicitor

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority has reduced its requirements for pre-authorisation this year. For details of the current arrangements,. You should pay special attention to the Character and Suitability section. 


    Learning outcomes, teaching and assessment

    This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:


    • Knowledge and understanding
    • Cognitive skills
    • Practical and professional skills
    • Key skills

    The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the Newcastle Law School’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

    Credit transfer

    If you’ve already completed some study at another university, you may be able to count it towards your University qualification – reducing the number of modules you need to study.

    You should apply for credit transfer before you register, at least 4 weeks before the registration closing date. Just tell us what you studied, where and when, and we’ll compare this against the learning outcomes for your chosen course.


    US Awarding Association (USAA)

    How to apply ?

    Simply follow the steps given below to enrol:
    1. Fill enrolment form on-line at https://nclaws.org/apply-now/
    (This can be paid online using credit or debit card)