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Law with Criminology LLB (Hons)

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Overview

This course will appeal to you if you're interested in current debates about the problem of crime, criminal justice policy, litigation, and the place of crime in contemporary society.

6 reasons to study Law here

Happy students: No.3 UK wide for Student Satisfaction in Law (Complete University Guide League Table, 2018) with an energetic Student Law Society that arranges talks, visits and competitions.
Great teaching: No. 1 University in London Modern Uni for Teaching in Law (National Student Survey 2016).
Legal Advice Clinic: Students have the chance to gain experience at LSBU's free legal advice drop-in service.
Expert academics: Our teachers are qualified solicitors and barristers, passing on their insights, real-world case expertise and passion for law.
Free iPad: Advanced e-learning techniques, a personal e-law library worth £6,000 and a free iPad will support your studies.
Work experience: Students have the opportunity to undertake placements and volunteering.

We're now ranked 13th in the UK in The Guardian's annual league table for law courses.

This degree course covers...

The course gives you a solid foundation across all key aspects of criminology and law. This course covers:

  • the legal system
  • contract and tort
  • contemporary policing
  • crime and society
  • penal theory and practice
  • criminal evidence
Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
Mode
Full-time
Duration
3 years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus

Case studies

  • Legal Advice Clinic

    Legal Advice Clinic

    The University’s on-campus Legal Advice Clinic (LAC) is a free legal advice service that’s open to the community and staffed by law students working under the supervision of practicing solicitors.

  • Mooting

    Mooting

    The Department of Law at LSBU actively encourages students to take part in external Mooting competitions, resulting in many success stories.

Modules

Modules are assessed by coursework, oral presentation, MCT tests, case notes, in-class essays and exams. Methods of assessment for this course overall: 25% coursework

Year 1

  • Legal skills, legal study and legal system
    You'll be introduced to aspects of the English Legal System, and practical, transferable and legal skills and legal theory essential to effective engagement with their legal studies. You'll be introduced to the theories of what law is and what are its sources, the court system, EU and International law, and the personnel involved in the administration of the law.
    You'll encounter and develop a range of skills, including study skills, deriving law from primary sources and explaining, discussing and applying it, research, using secondary sources, problem solving, essay writing, communication and IT skills, numerical skills, and reflective learning. 
  • Introduction to contract and tort
    This module is designed as your introduction to the areas of Tort and Contract Law. You'll be introduced to the basic concepts of contractual and tortious liability. In terms of substantive coverage, Contract Law will focus on formation of contract and Tort will focus on Trespass to the Person and how this aims to ensure protection of liberty, autonomy and personal integrity. The module seeks to explore the workings of these areas of law with exploration of the underlying legal, social and economic policies. In addition this module is designed to reinforce the Legal Skills, Legal Study and Legal System module.
  • Deconstructing the crime problem
    What is crime? How and to what extent is the crime problem dispersed throughout contemporary British society? What do we know about current levels of crime in the UK and how do these compare historically?  These are some of the key questions addressed in this module which aims to introduce you to the basic anatomy of the crime problem. In addition to addressing specific questions concerning trends in different types of crime and social distribution of crime across society, you'll be encouraged to think about these issues in terms of broader social trends and relations. 
  • Contract law
    This module is designed to build on the Introduction to Tort and Contract Module and introduces you to the basic concepts of contractual liability arising in the context of contract content, vitiating factors and discharge of a contract. You'll explore the workings of these areas of contract by considering the underlying legal, social and economic policies. In addition this module is also designed to reinforce the Legal Skills, Legal Study and Legal System module..
  • Law of torts
    This module builds on the Introduction to Tort and Contract Module and introduces you to the basic concepts of tortious liability in the context of negligence and torts derived from negligence. The module seeks to explore the workings of these areas of torts with exploration of the underlying legal, social and economic policies. In addition this module is also designed to reinforce the Legal Skills, Legal Study and Legal System module..
  • Introduction to criminological theory
    In this module you’ll learn about the key underlying theories that shape criminology and how society thinks about crime. We’ll examine the conceptual and practical differences between these schools and show how their differences have resulted in the very different definitions of crime, types of research and governmental policy. We’ll also see how these different theories have shaped the criminal justice system of different societies. We’ll do all this within the broad historical context of the development of criminology.

Year 2

  • Foundations of public law
    You'll study the fundamental laws, practices and principles of Public law which define and influence the relationship between the individual and the state as characterised by various governmental institutions in the UK. Detailed consideration is given to the fundamental mechanisms by which human rights are protected and government is subject to legal and political accountability. Various skills are developed including those of analysis, critical evaluation and problem solving.
  • Criminal law 1
    You'll be introduced to the basic principles of criminal liability, and will explore statutory and common law sources on which the law is based. The module is assessed by a part seen examination paper (100% - 2 hour examination + 15 minutes reading time - 50% for unseen questions and 50% for a seen question which will be made available to students a week prior to the examination).
  • Issues in contemporary policing
    This module offers an insight into key issues in contemporary policing. The module develops the student's understanding of the concepts of 'policing' and 'the police'. It explores a number of issues including: the historical origins of contemporary policing; the legitimacy of policing; police culture(s); the policing of private and public order; the privatisation of policing functions; the growth of transnational policing, together with an analysis of the significance of a human rights agenda for twenty-first century policing. It also considers the implications of globalisation for policing both on an organisational and conceptual level. Underlying such discussions is a critical focus on protection through a critical appreciation of the police function and role. 
  • Public and EU law
    The purpose of this module is to develop further students’ understandings of the nature of constitutional arrangements in the UK with a focus on sovereignty especially in relation to membership of the EU. The aims of this course are as follows: To provide students with a good grounding in the institutions of governments in the UK and the underlying principles upon which they are based; To provide students with a grounding in the institutions and principles of governance in the EU; To link the above mentioned through an exploration of the dilemmas of sovereignty and the continuing need for the supremacy of governmental institutions drawing upon selected historical, social and constitutional developments to highlight such issues.
  • Property, equity and trusts 1
    This module introduces you property law (including Land law) and Equity and Trusts.  You'll study some basic property law topics, focusing upon the creation, transfer and management of property interests.  Key legal, transferable and practical skills are developed.   At the same time, the module explores the economic and social basis of property law in business and the family, and the reasons for and policies behind the law.  Assessment is by means of a part seen examination.  The module also gives preparation for the further study of Property Equity and Trusts 2 and Land Law. 
  • Penal theory, policy and practice
    This module examines penal theory and practice in a theoretical, comparative and historical way, and engages critically with the theoretical justifications and policy proposals for punishment. The first part of this module examines the philosophical and historical bases of punishment in general and the prison in particular. The module focuses strongly on how the term crisis has been used to describe almost every aspect of the penal system. In particular it examines the background and current contexts of the crisis. The course also reflects on the concepts of 'place', 'space' and 'time' as sources of suffering and emphasises the significance of vulnerability and imprisonment. The course critically evaluates the future promise of the penal system through an examination of the issue of the privatisation of punishment and its role in future penal policy. 

Year 3

  • EU rights
    Law of the European Union reflects the importance of EU law in the English Legal system. It is important to the management of the UK economy and relevant to the financial practitioners in the City. Business leader's decisions are influenced by EU competition law. It is important to migrants and practitioners of immigration law, to consumers and trading standards officials, to all employees through employment law and to all of us in relation to the environment.
    The module is assessed by an unseen examination paper (100% - 2 hours plus 15 mins reading time).
  • Property, equity and trusts 2
    You'll build on the Property Equity and Trusts 1 module, in particular its introduction to Equity and Trusts, to fulfil the study of these topics required by the legal professional bodies as a foundation subject of a qualifying law degree.  You'll examine the trust and equity in action by considering the powers and duties of trustees, and the control exercised by the courts over them at the behest of beneficiaries (or in the case of charity trustees, the Attorney-General and the Charity Commissioners).  Special attention is given to the role of trustees in the management of charities and co-owned land among numerous other examples of the role played by trustees in business life, such as in pension funds, investments, and as personal representatives. The module is assessed by a part seen end of term examination paper (100% -  2 hour examination + 15 minutes reading time).
  • Crime, criminology and modernity
    This module examines the emergence and development of criminology as an academic discipline in the context of the development of the human sciences and governmental needs of societies in the modern period. Whilst its main emphasis is on intellectual development It also explores how and in what ways such ideas come to be embodied in governmental policy, how this process transforms them and the conditions under which they decline both intellectually and in their application.
  • Criminal law 2 and the law of criminal evidence
    In this module you'll build upon the basic principles of criminal liability studied in Criminal Law 1 and examine how the rules of Evidence apply while considering some more complex areas of the Criminal law. The module is assessed by a trial Observation (50% - 2,500 words maximum) for Criminal Evidence, and, an unseen examination paper (50%  - 1 hour + 15 minutes reading time) for Criminal Law 2.
  • Land law
    Land law is a study of relationships. You'll study the relationship between the land and the rights which can exist in or over it, the relationship between the various persons who own an estate or interest over the land or want to defeat the competing interests in or over the land. You'll look at the rights and duties of each party to that relationship, how these relationships co-exit and what happens when the relationships come into conflict. Land Law governs the relative priorities enjoyed by two or more interests concerning the same piece of land. Land Law creates clear rules and formalities as to how the owner of an interest in land can acquire, transfer or extinguish that interest in land. You'll study the interests over land which Land Law is prepared to recognise and how these interests must be protected to ensure enforceability against third parties. The module is assessed by a part seen end of term examination paper (100% -  2 hour examination + 15 minutes reading time).
  • Law combined project
    You'll be given an opportunity to carry out extended, independent, research in an area of your choice relating to substantive English law. Normally, you'll not be allowed to choose a topic that has been taught in detail on the degree. There are three pieces of assessed work, which count towards the final project mark. A project supervisor is allocated to you once you've selected a project area.

Employability

LSBU Employability Service

We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018

LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search.

As an LSBU student you have access to the Employability Service and its resources during your time here and for two years after you graduate.

Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or a placement/internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the career you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:

  • Direct engagement from employers who come in to network with students
  • Job Shop &ndash\; daily drop in service to help with, tailoring CVs, cover letters and applications, sourcing online resource, mock interviews and general job searching. One to one appointments for further support also available
  • Mentoring and work shadowing schemes
  • Higher education achievement report - The HEAR is designed to encourage a more sophisticated approach to recording student achievement, which acknowledges fully the range of opportunities that LSBU offers to our students.
    It pulls into one certificate: Module grades, Course descriptions, Placements, LSBU verified extra-curricular activities
  • Employability workshops - delivered free to students all year round on a variety of related topics
  • Careers fairs throughout the year to really focus your thoughts on a career after university

Find out about any of these services by visiting our student employability page

As a qualifying law degree this course is one of the pre requisites for application to the Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course.

A law degree offers a variety of career choice in one of the most well-paid and socially important sectors. The type of career on offer can depend on the kind of law firm you want to work for, and possibly the area of law you specialise in. And options are not confined to the legal services sector either, due to the range of transferable skills gained from the course.

DAC Beachcroft partnered with LSBU to create an employability programme which aims to help increase diversity within the firm. This project came about due to Nick Young's (regional partner at DAC Beachcroft) strong affiliation to LSBU as an alumnus of the university.

Legal professions

Commitment is needed to work in the legal profession as it can take a long time to qualify and it is a very competitive sector. Having good analytical skills and the ability to digest large amounts of information and then explain it in plain English are essential.

Holding the LLB award is useful for many jobs that value skills in analysis, clear communication, efficient organisation and reasoned persuasion. As a 'gold' standard degree many employers, recognising the value of having a good understanding of the law in commercial and industrial life, value it.  Small companies, individual departments and service or voluntary organisations seek specialist legal advice on major issues. They also need staff aware of legal pitfalls, with an understanding of when specialists need to be consulted.

Solicitor

Solicitors form the largest part of the legal profession, with around 120,000 practicing solicitors in the UK, the majority based in the London area. (Law Society) Competition for training places is fierce and some firms arrange training contracts up to two years in advance. Solicitors provide expert legal support and advice to clients.  They take instructions from clients who can be individuals to private companies and then advise on necessary courses of legal action.

Roughly 75% of solicitors work in private practise, however opportunities elsewhere include the Crown Prosecution Service or legal aid services. Unsurprisingly, law is the highest paid graduate job with salaries averaging £36,000, with massive potential to rise with career development. (Solicitor job profile, Prospects)

Barrister

Another option is to become a barrister. Barristers represent their clients in court, usually instructed by the client's solicitor. Although demand to be a barrister far outweighs the amount of positions available, and it requires further qualifications and training, the benefits can include salaries  of up to £300,000.

Paralegal

Another popular legal profession, paralegals, usually work with solicitors and carry out a host of legal work – from providing information to clients, to preparing documents. In the long-term there is the possibility of becoming a solicitor from taking this route. Paralegals can initially expect  to earn £12,000-£30,000, although with more experience this can increase, especially in large commercial firms. (All About Careers)

Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx)

As modules in this course are accredited by Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), on graduation you will can eligible to work as a legal executive. Legal executives are similar to solicitors, except they specialise in one area of law. Legal executives are becoming an increasingly popular  way of entering the law profession, and after five years' experience salaries can reach £55,000. (National Careers Service)

Gold standard degree

While our graduates may go on to join professional courses leading to qualification as a solicitor or barrister, the LLB is also useful for numerous jobs that value skills in analysis, clear communication, efficient organisation and reasoned persuasion.

It is a gold standard degree valued by Employers because a sound understanding of the law is sought in most areas of commercial and industrial life. Small companies, individual company departments and service or voluntary organisations seek specialist legal advice on major issues. They also require  staff with an awareness of where the legal pitfalls may lie and an understanding of when specialists need to be consulted.

Placements

We encourage you to undertake a mini-placement in your second year of study. The University's new Legal Advice Clinic, based in Caxton House, is a free legal advice service for the local Southwark community. You'll have the opportunity to gain invaluable legal experience working on real cases under the supervision of voluntary local barristers and solicitors.

Staff

Louise Andronicou

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
Job title: Associate Professor; Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions, Schools of Law and Social Sciences and Arts and Creative Industries

Louise is an Associate Professor specialising in Land Law, as well as Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions for the Schools of Law and Social Sciences and Arts and Creative Industries.


Alan Birbeck

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
Job title: Course Director of LLB

Alan is the Course Director of LLB Law and related courses, a Senior Lecturer and a barrister.  Alan specialises in Advocacy, Criminal Evidence, Criminal litigation, and Public law.


Dr Janice Brown

School/Division: Applied Sciences / Psychology
Job title: Associate Professor

Janice Brown is an Associate Professor of Psychology.


Risham Chohan

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
Job title: LLB Year 1 Director of Studies, Senior Lecturer in Law

Senior Law Lecturer, Director of Studies for single honours full time LLB (Hons), admissions tutor for the LLB (Hons) and member of London South Bank University's Employability Committee.


Dr Cherry James

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
Job title: Senior Lecturer and LLB Year 2 Director of Studies

Dr James specialises in English Legal System, the first year student experience, student mobility, and EU law.  Within the field of EU law her particular interests are EU citizenship, EU Higher Education law, Erasmus student mobility, and the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice.


Dr Hillary Katz

School/Division: Applied Sciences / Psychology
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Hillary Katz is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology.


Chris Shepherd

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
Job title: Course Director LLM International Commercial Law

Chris is the Course Director of the LLM International Commercial Law. He specialises in contract law, company law and the international sale of goods and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Kim Silver

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Kim Silver is a Senior Lecturer in the Law Division, where she leads final year project modules.


Katherine Stylianou

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Katherine Stylianou specialises in the following subjects: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation Skills and the Law and Analysis of Evidence (mainly Criminal).


Caron Thatcher

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Caron has lectured and tutored at LSBU for over 20 years and has used her experience of legal practice to enhance the practical legal content of the subjects that she teaches.


Andy Unger

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
Job title: Head of Academic Division Law

Andy Unger is Head of the Law Division and a Solicitor. He specialises in Legal Education, International Human Rights and Medical Law & Ethics.


Prof. Max Weaver

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
Job title: Visiting Professor

Max is deeply interested in the interaction between the common law (which judges ‘make’) and social needs and norms. He explores these through tort law and through philosophical scholarship.


Facilities

Teaching and learning

Free iPad and core e-books

We know law textbooks can be costly so we provide you with a free iPad including core e-books plus you'll also receive some hard copies of books. You'll also gain access to the VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) to benefit from weekly online teaching support. This includes quizzes with instant feedback and audio presentations which summarise the lectures. This is in addition to face-to-face teaching at lectures and seminars.

Personal tutoring

We provide excellent student support combined with compulsory personal tutoring for every first year student. Our personal tutoring system focuses on our students' personal and professional development and provides guidance for our students as to how to become more effective learners.

We provide a range of online learning resources to complement and support our lectures and seminars. Our online quizzes and e-learning activities give you an invaluable opportunity to test your knowledge of what you've covered in lectures and seminars, with instant feedback available.

If you'd like to develop your interest in a specific area of law whilst studying for a Qualifying Law Degree then take a look at the Law Portfolio.

Teaching and learning

Teaching staff will encourage and support you to secure placements, volunteer and engage with other activities that help enhance your professional career opportunities.

Percentage of time spent in different learning activities
Lectures and seminars Self-directed study
Year 1 24% 76%
Year 2 24% 76%
Year 3 20% 80%

Entry requirements

2018 Entry

  • A Level ABB or:
  • BTEC National Diploma DDM or:
  • Access to HE Diploma with 33D 3M 9P or:
  • Equivalent Level 3 qualifications worth 128 UCAS points
  • Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English, or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).
  • We welcome qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.0 or Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.

Work experience in a Law firm prior to enrolment is not required. However if you can secure any, it will provide a good entry point and start your self-development connected to Law.

Visit UCAS for guidance on the 2018 tariff.

How to apply

International (non Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.

Instructions for Home/EU applicants
Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode
Full-time
Duration
3 years
Start date
September
Application code
M1M9
Application method

All full-time undergraduate students apply to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) using the University's Institution Code L75. Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply webpage for undergraduate students.

All part-time students should apply directly to London South Bank University and full details of how to do this are given on our undergraduate How to apply webpage.

Accommodation

Students should apply for accommodation at London South Bank University (LSBU) as soon as possible, once we have made an offer of a place on one of our academic courses. Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.

Finance

It's a good idea to think about how you'll pay university tuition and maintenance costs while you're still applying for a place to study. Remember – you don't need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance. Read how to pay your fees as an undergraduate student.

Fees and funding

Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursary Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.

Full-time
The fee shown is for entry 2017/18.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £12500
AOS/LSBU code: 3522Session code: 1FS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £27750
International £37500

For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for undergraduate students.

Possible fee changes

Current regulatory proposals suggest that institutions will be permitted to increase fee levels in line with inflation up to a specified fee cap. Specifically, LSBU may be permitted to increase its fees for new and existing Home and EU undergraduate students from 2017/18 onwards. The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any governmental guidance or decisions.

The fees for international students are reviewed annually, and additionally the University reserves the right to increase tuition fees in line with inflation up to 4 per cent.

Scholarships

We offer students considerable financial help through scholarships, bursaries, charitable funds, loans and other financial support. Many of our scholarships are given as direct tuition fee discounts and we encourage all eligible students to apply for our Access Bursary. New home full-time undergraduate students meeting eligibility criteria could receive a £1,000 cash bursary by joining us in the 2017/18 academic year. Find out more about all our scholarships and fee discounts for undergraduate students.

International students

As well as being potentially eligible for our undergraduate scholarships, International students can also benefit from a range of specialist scholarships. Find out more about International scholarships.

Please check your fee status and whether you are considered a home, EU or international student for fee-paying purposes by reading the UKCISA regulations.

Case studies

Select a case study and read about practical project work, students' placement experiences, research projects, alumni career achievements and what it’s really like to study here from the student perspective.

  • Legal Advice Clinic

    Legal Advice Clinic

    The University’s on-campus Legal Advice Clinic (LAC) is a free legal advice service that’s open to the community and staffed by law students working under the supervision of practicing solicitors.

  • Mooting

    Mooting

    The Department of Law at LSBU actively encourages students to take part in external Mooting competitions, resulting in many success stories.

  • Dan Hedley, LLB Law

    Dan Hedley, LLB Law

    Dan Henley is practicing his trade with one of the most prestigious law firms in the world after graduating with a first class LLB Law degree at LSBU.

  • Fatemah Shabneez Seeroo, LLB Law

    Having seen her cousin study LLB Law at LSBU and go on to work successfully as a solicitor, she followed in her footsteps and came to study at LSBU – determined to be ready for the world of law on graduation.

  • Harun Efrant, LLB (Hons) Law

    A few years ago Harun was working as a hod carrier on a building site, now he is studying for a Law degree at LSBU.

  •  Olivia da Silva, BSc (Hons) Criminology

    Olivia da Silva, BSc (Hons) Criminology

    Olivia chose Criminology at London South Bank University (LSBU) because she had a strong desire to help people with her degree and later career.

  • Danica Luces, student diaries, Working in Law

    Danica Luces, student diaries, Working in Law

    Danica gained invaluable insight and an eye opening experience at Southwark Law Centre where she worked on placement during her Working in Law module during second year.

  • Robert Narteh, student diaries, Working in Law

    Robert Narteh, student diaries, Working in Law

    Robert aimed to gain practical legal knowledge of the law, understand the principles of client care and the legal professional ethics, whilst on his placement of Working in the Law during his second year at LSBU.

Prepare to start

We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read the How to apply tab for this course.

Applicant Open Days

To help you and your family feel confident about your university choice we run Applicant Open Days. These are held at subject level so students start getting to know each other and the academic staff who will be teaching them. These events are for applicants only and as an applicant you would receive an email invitation to attend the relevant event for your subject.

Enrolment and Induction

Enrolment takes place before you start your course. On completing the process, new students formally join the University. Enrolment consists of two stages: online, and your face-to-face enrolment meeting. The online process is an online data gathering exercise that you will complete yourself, then you will be invited to your face-to-face enrolment meeting.

In September, applicants who have accepted an unconditional offer to study at LSBU will be sent details of induction, which is when they are welcomed to the University and their School. Induction helps you get the best out of your university experience, and makes sure you have all the tools to succeed in your studies.

Read more about Enrolment and Induction.

Preparatory Reading List

Law

We would not want students to buy course texts until they have seen tutors and been advised. Instead they could usefully read an introduction to studying law, e.g. Learning the Law by Glanville Williams, Letters to a Law Student by Nicholas McBride or Studying Law by Askey and McLeod. 

Criminology

  • M. Maguire, R. Morgan and R. Reiner (2012) (5th edn) The Oxford Handbook of Criminology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • S. Walklate (2003) (2nd edn) Understanding Criminology: Current theoretical debates. Buckingham: Open University Press.
  • R. Lippens (2009) A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Studying Criminology. London: Sage
  • J. Muncie and E. McLaughin (2001) The Problem of Crime. Sage/Open University: London.

How to prepare

Read newspapers preferably the quality press particularly news about crime (politics of crime as well as actual crime stories). Follow what's happening in parliament and related constitutional issues o Follow news stories related to legal issues.

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Tel: 0800 923 8888

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7815 6100

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Course Enquiries - International

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7815 6189

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