The Brunel Law with Criminal Justice LLB gives students the opportunity to earn a qualifying law degree with specialised knowledge in the field of criminal law and criminal justice.
Along with the requirements of the traditional LLB degree you’ll learn substantive criminal law and how the criminal justice system works in practice and procedure.
Importantly, you’ll be encouraged to use this knowledge to think critically about crime: its origins, its impact on society and the most effective strategies to combat it.
We offer two study options. You can choose three years full-time, or four years full-time with a one-year professional placement that will give you hands-on experience in a legal practice.
Our Law with Criminal Justice LLB undergraduate degree is accredited by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA), meaning that you will gain the necessary knowledge and skills required to go on to be a practicing solicitor.
All of our students have careers advisers who you can discuss career ideas with and who can offer guidance on placements and further study options throughout the duration of your time with us.
Contact our Enquiries team.
Course Enquiries: +44 (0)1895 265599 (before you submit an application)
Admissions Office: +44 (0)1895 265265 (after you submit an application)
The LLB consists of both compulsory and optional modules, and are designed to give you a thorough grounding in the English law and criminal justice system.
Optional modules are indicative and available subject to numbers.
- Criminal Law
- Contract Law
- The Criminal Justice System
- The Civil Justice System
- Legal Skills and Methods
- Public Law in Context
- Law of the European Union
- Land Law
- Dissertation on a criminal law or criminal justice topic
Plus two from:
- Sentencing and Penology
- International Human Rights
- Jurisprudence Sentencing and Penology (if not chosen as a compulsory module)
- Taxation of Income
- Competition Law
- Family Law
- Evidence (if not chosen as a compulsory module)
- Children and the Law
- Intellectual Property Law
- International Human Rights (if not chosen as a compulsory module)
- Banking Law
- Company Law
- Consumer Law
- Employment Law
- International Law
- International Sales Law and Arbitration
Read more about the structure of undergraduate degrees at Brunel
and what you will learn on the course.
Entry criteria 2018/19
- GCE A-level BBB (all subjects considered excluding General Studies).
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma D*D*D in Business or Public Services.
- BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD in Business or Public Services subject, with an A-Level at grade B.
- BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D in Applied Law, Business or Public Services subject, with A-Levels grade BB.
- International Baccalaureate Diploma 30 points.
- Accessto Higher Education Diploma Complete and pass Access to Law course with 45 credits at Level 3 Distinction.
A minimum of five GCSEs are required, including GCSE English grade C or grade 4. GCSE Mathematics grade C or grade 4 is also normally required.
Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants as well as our full GCSE requirements and accepted equivalencies in place of GCSEs.
Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.
International and EU entry requirements
If your country or institution is not listed or if you are not sure whether your institution is eligible, please contact Admissions
This information is for guidance only by Brunel University London and by meeting the academic requirements does not guarantee entry for our courses as applications are assessed on case-by-case basis.
English language requirements
- IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
- Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
- BrunELT: 65% (min 55% in all areas)
You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.
If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.
Should you wish to take a pre-sessional English course to improve your English prior to starting your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider for the same reason.
We offer our own BrunELT English Test and have pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet requirements or who wish to improve their English. You can find out more information on English courses and test options at the Brunel Language Centre.
Teaching and learning
Brunel Law School is research driven and was ranked 14th in the UK for REF Intensity in Law in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014).
Our Criminal Justice tutors undertake advanced research in a wide range of subjects including domestic and international criminal law, youth justice and human rights, and our Criminal Justice Research Centre (CJRC) is engaged in publishing international journals and books, presenting conference papers and reviewing criminal justice policies. All of which means your legal education will be expansive, inspiring and truly up-to-date.
Your courses will consist of lectures, tutor-led seminars, study visits to criminal courts and criminal justice institutions, private study, online study and one-to-one supervision with your tutor. You’ll receive further support with our unique first-year module, ‘Legal Skills and Methods’, where you’ll learn the fundamental skills of the profession and begin to build your professional skills and legal profile.
The learning doesn’t stop there. We offer a host of professional development activities to help you develop the legal and transferable skills that will make you stand out in the job market.
- We run workshops, short courses and career events with experts from across the legal spectrum that will give you an insider’s view of the various aspects of the profession.
- Our mentoring scheme gives you the opportunity to work individually with a criminal law expert and gain insight into a particular aspect of criminal law and the criminal justice system in general. You’ll also have the chance to meet and network with solicitor and barristers.
- Mooting sessions, which are mock courtroom hearings, allow you to test out put the presentation, argument and research skills you’ve been learning
Should you need any non-academic support during your time at Brunel, the Student Support and Welfare Team are here to help.
Assessment and feedback
Modules are assessed by various combinations of coursework and/or examinations. In the final year you are also required to write a dissertation.
Read our guide on how to avoid plagiarism in your assessments at Brunel.
Fees and funding
Fees for 2018/19 entry
£9,250 full-time; £1,000 placement year
Some courses incur additional course related costs. You can also check our on-campus accommodation costs for more information on living expenses.
UK/EU students can opt to pay in six equal monthly instalments: the first instalment is payable on enrolment and the remaining five by Direct Debit or credit/debit card.
Overseas students can opt to pay in two instalments: 60% on enrolment, and 40% in January for students who commence their course in September (or the remaining 40% in March for selected courses that start in January).
Fees quoted are per year and may be subject to an annual increase. Home/EU undergraduate student fees are regulated and are currently capped at £9,250 per year; any changes will be subject to changes in government policy. International fees will increase annually in line with RPI, or 5%, whichever is the lesser.
There is a range of financial support available to help you fund your studies. Find out about undergraduate student funding options.