Why Herts?
  • Get a real feel for a career in law with our on-campus mock courtroom!
  • Enhance your CV with our range of co-curricular courses, from debating and mooting, to client interviewing.
  • Provide real legal advice to members of the public through our Law Clinic or get involved in pro bono activities such as Streetlaw.

About the course

Perhaps you would like to study Law, but you want to specialise in Criminal Justice? Then our LLB Criminal Justice degree could be for you! The programme allows you to complete the seven modules required to satisfy the academic stage of training for Barristers and Solicitors and also allow you to focus specifically on criminal justice including, but not limited to, criminal justice process and procedures, international crimes, commercial crimes and cybercrimes. Our degree offers a unique approach to teaching and learning, adopting a flipped classroom model which increases flexibility by providing a permanent online resource to support you and encourage your learning journey. By studying with us, you'll be able to develop skills such as legal drafting (contractual clauses, defence statements), and advocacy (interim and junction applications) alongside developing your knowledge in the foundations of law. 

To enhance your student experience, our law programme includes a diverse approach to assessment which incorporates a wide range of coursework and practical elements alongside traditional exams. Our techniques mean that 73% of our students secure a good honours degree!

Fact sheets 2019 Course fact sheet 1 Bachelors of Law LLB (Hons) Criminal Justice Sem A entrants 2019 Course fact sheet 2 Bachelors of Law LLB (Hons) Criminal Justice Sem B entrants
Programme specifications 2019 Programme specification 1 Law Degree (LLB)

Why choose this course?

Our law degree is significantly enhanced by expert research-informed and practitioner-led teaching to ensure you are academically supported. You'll also be part of a community which offers significant pastoral and careers support along the way in, thanks to our dedicated student support tutors, cohort tutors and programme leaders, student mentors and careers tutors.

We offer a unique range of co-curricular activities including Mooting, Trial Advocacy and Client interviewing. We also offer the opportunity to be involved in our law clinic or participate in a range of pro bono activities. You may also have the chance to participate in internal and external competitions. 

We also offer a broad range of career events throughout the year, including speed careers networking, and guest speakers from a wide range of employers Our aim is to allow you to enhance your employability, whilst giving you the best University experience possible! It's no wonder that 93.8% of Hertfordshire Law School graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating*

* Data sourced from 2016/17 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.

Professional Accreditations

This programme satisfies the academic stage of legal training and is fully recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board.

The LLB Programme has also received an Institutional Exemption from the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx’s) level 6 qualifications. Students enrolled upon and successfully completing the LLB (including completion of the following modules: Land Law, Company Law and Litigation) will be eligible to apply for exemptions from the following CILEx qualifications:

  • CILEX Level 6 Diploma in Law and Practice
  • CILEx Graduate Fast Track Diploma (CILEx Level 6 Diploma in Legal Practice)

This means that upon graduation, you will be able to apply to CILEx to become a Graduate Member (for a fee). Graduate members will therefore not be required to undertake a Legal Practice Course or a Training Contract, and can instead enter the legal profession ahead of their peers. For further benefits of the CILEx membership please visit their website.

Course details


The largest single career choice made by law graduates is the legal profession, with around 30-40% choosing to follow this path each year. Many of our graduates who have entered the legal professional are now in private practice or employed in fields such as industry, local government, or the Crown Prosecution Service. Of those who choose not to enter the legal profession, many have gone on to pursue higher degrees or enter other fields of employment such as personnel or management training programmes, the police, accountancy, teaching, local government and journalism.

What job can I get?

Many of our graduates who have entered the legal professional are now in private practice or employed in such fields as industry, local government, or the Crown Prosecution Service. Of those who choose not to enter the legal profession, many have gone on to pursue higher degrees or enter other fields of employment such as personnel or management training programmes, the police, accountancy, teaching, local government and journalism.

We are particularly proud of our alumnus Grace Ononiwu OBE who is the Chief Crown Prosecutor for the West Midlands.

Teaching methods

We offer an innovative teaching programme with high levels of contact time during the week between staff and students.

Each module has a knowledge-based lecture to explain the law, a focused two-hour seminar incorporating knowledge enhancement and skills and weekly surgeries to allow you to see tutors on a one-to-one basis. These seminars offer a chance to test your own understanding and raise any tricky issues in a supportive study environment. Lectures are available online and can be downloaded to allow you to review key issues again at your leisure.

Work Placement

This course offers you the opportunity to undertake a placement, and we make sure that we have close links with a wide range of employers, such as law firms, local businesses, local authorities and more. Many of our alumni are also actively engaged with us to offer work placement and experience opportunities. 

Study Abroad

This course also offers you the opportunity to study abroad in the Sandwich Year through the University's study abroad programme. The University has partnerships with universities around the world, including; in the USA, Canada, Latin America, South Africa, China, Korea, Japan, South East Asia and Australia.

Find out more about Study abroad opportunities


  • Level 4
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Contract Law 30 Credits Compulsory
    English Legal System and Research 30 Credits Compulsory
    Public Law 30 Credits Compulsory
    Criminal Law 30 Credits Compulsory
  • Level 5
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Property Law 30 Credits Compulsory
    European Union Law 30 Credits Compulsory
    Criminal Evidence 15 Credits Compulsory
    Law of Torts 30 Credits Compulsory
    Criminal Litigation 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Level 6
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Equity, Trust, Wills and Probate 30 Credits Compulsory
    Terrorism 15 Credits Compulsory
    State Crime 15 Credits Compulsory
    White Collar Crime 15 Credits Compulsory
    Organised Crime 15 Credits Compulsory
    Cybercrime 15 Credits Compulsory
    Year Abroad 0 Credits Optional
    Dissertation 30 Credits Optional
    Litigation 30 Credits Optional
    Company Law 30 Credits Optional
    Human Rights 15 Credits Optional
    Family Law 30 Credits Optional
    Jurisprudence 15 Credits Optional
    Public International Law 30 Credits Optional
    International Commercial Law 30 Credits Optional
    Employment Law 30 Credits Optional
    Law Placement Year 0 Credits Optional
    Intellectual Property 30 Credits Optional
    Data Protection Law 15 Credits Optional
    Legal Aspects of Digital Economy 15 Credits Optional
    Medical Ethics 15 Credits Optional
    Medical Law 15 Credits Optional
    Space Law and Policy 15 Credits Optional
    International Environmental Law 15 Credits Optional
  • Fees & funding

    Fees 2019

    UK/EU Students

    Full time
    • £9250 for the 2019/2020 academic year

    International Students

    Full time
    • £12350 for the 2019/2020 academic year

    Fees 2020

    UK/EU Students

    Full time
    • £9250 for the 2020/2021 academic year

    International Students

    Full time
    • £13000 for the 2020/2021 academic year

    Discounts are available for International students if payment is made in full at registration

    *Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

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    Read more about additional fees in the course fact sheet

    Other financial support

    Find out more about other financial support available to UK and EU students

    Living costs / accommodation

    The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.

    View detailed information about our accommodation

    Entry requirements

    UCAS points A Level BTEC IB requirement
    112 BBC DMM 112 points

    How to apply

    Course length
    • Full Time, 3 Years
    • Sandwich, 4 Years
    • University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield


    Start DateEnd DateLink
    16/01/202031/07/2020Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)


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    24/09/202031/05/2021Apply online (Full Time)
    25/09/202031/05/2021Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)


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    24/09/202131/05/2022Apply online (Full Time)
    25/09/202131/05/2022Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)
    Optional Sandwich Placement or Study Abroad year
    We welcome applications from international and EU students