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Law and criminology

Law impacts all of our lives, from domestic issues to social injustices, it has a direct influence on our global decision making and shapes the world around us. Studying law or criminology requires students to possess a varied set of skills, which you will build upon as you engage in debate, think analytically and confront challenging perspectives.

Why choose this subject area?

  • 2nd in the East of England for Social Policy (2023 Complete University Guide)
  • benefit from our purpose built Law Court Building which includes a mock court room
  • strong links with industry, including leading law firms, barristers' chambers, international mediators, PCCs, Magistrate and Crown Courts, prisons and voluntary sectors
  • take part in co-curricular courses in areas including mooting, trial advocacy, mediation, debating and restorative justice
  • undertake pro bono activities providing legal advice to members of the public, with guidance from qualified solicitors in our Hertfordshire Law Clinic (awarded Best Contribution by a Team of Students in the 2022 Law Works Student Pro Bono Awards and Best Contribution by a Pro Bono Clinic in the 2022 Law Works Pro Bono Awards)
  • September and January start dates available
'Your opportunities are limitless. The skills you learn are made for the professional world. Take every professional opportunity available and make the best of the great staff there to advise you.'

Anwar 'Ash' Khan

LBB (Hons) Law