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LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology with Integrated Foundation Year

Explore Law with Criminology following an initial foundation year

Explore Law with Criminology following an initial foundation year

4 years full-time
Bishop Otter Campus (Chichester)
  • Build your academic skills on an initial foundation year
  • Learn the seven core foundations of legal knowledge
  • Explore the psychology of criminals and crime
  • Strong links to employers and organisations within the profession
  • Smaller classes sizes for better individual support
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Develop your knowledge of Law alongside your study of criminology after your foundation year

Law exists to regulate pretty much everything we do, which is why it remains such a relevant and fascinating subject to study.

Our LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology with Integrated Foundation Year course provides you with an introductory foundation year that provides you with the academic knowledge and confidence to progress onto a full degree.

Build your academic skills on an initial foundation year

This four-year course includes an integrated, introductory foundation year that develops your academic skills and confidence, as well as provides you with an overview of core aspects of law that you will build upon in your further years of study.

All our Law courses are suitable for those who have previously studied the subject, but previous study is not required.

Study criminal law in each year of your degree

The course provides debate, discussion and learning on the seven core areas of knowledge, as you develop your academic and practical skills to prepare for a career within the profession.

We also offer you the unique opportunity to study criminal law in each year of your degree.

Examine the psychology of criminals

In addition, you will explore Criminology as a real-world application of the law as you examine the psychology of criminals and the investigative element of understanding crime.

Feel the support of our expert teaching staff

Our intimate class sizes allow our team of experienced law experts to really get to know you and your needs, so they know how best to support you throughout your degree.

Innovative assessments

We use a variety of assessment methods beyond just traditional exams to fully prepare you for your professional career, including mock trials and client interviews.

Expand your experience and professional opportunities

There are many extra-curricular opportunities you can be involved in that could include: pro bono work, mediation, work experience in a law firm or mini pupillage, in addition to participating in mooting competitions, client interviewing competitions, or contributing to the University of Chichester Student Law Review.

Support for SQE 1

We also offer specific support put in place to help prepare you for the first Solicitors’ Qualifying Examination.

The Course

Gain an in-depth understanding of the foundations of legal knowledge

Integrated Foundation Year

The initial foundation year develops the academic skills you will need to excel at degree level, as well as provides you with a broad overview of the English legal system, global law, public law, and the law of obligations.

Fundamentals of law

Our Law with Criminology degree develops your knowledge and understanding of real-world legal skills in preparation for your progression into the profession.

You will study many aspects of the law, including the foundation of legal knowledge subjects of:

  • Criminal law
  • Contract law
  • Tort law
  • EU law
  • Public law
  • Land law
  • Equity and trusts

Explore our optional modules

You will also have opportunities to study:

  • History of criminology
  • Understanding the criminal mind
  • Forensic psychology
  • Cyber crime and security
  • International environmental law
  • Sexual offending
The following list of modules for this course is indicative and subject to change.

Select a year

Skills and Scholarship

This module provides you with opportunity to develop your academic and employability skills needed to study and work within Law. You will develop your awareness of how cases and legislation are used to enhance your academic writing.  You will learn how to successful develop legal argument both orally and in writing.

Law of Obligations

This module will give you an insight into the Law of Obligations by examining the foundation elements of liability within Contract Law and Tort law. You will examine the legal requirements for the formation of a contract and factors that could see a contract void. You will also explore the liability within negligence in tort law.

Aspects of Public Law

This module gives you an insight into aspects of public law, including the role of the rule of law and parliamentary supremacy. You will also examine liability within criminal law, by looking at how to establish whether a crime has been committed. Furthermore, you will explore the incorporation of human rights within the English Legal System.

Introduction to the English Legal System

This module introduces you to the different aspects of the English Legal System. You will examine the different ways laws are made and interpreted in court and form an understanding of the different personnel and courts within the English Legal System, looking at how effectively these operate. This module will also include an introduction to legal research and methods.

Law in a Global Context

In this module you will examine the position and role of law within our modern, globalised world. You will demonstrate a critical understanding on how the law impacts various aspects of law. You will develop awareness of the changing landscape of law both now and in the future.

Constitutional Law

This module examines the different aspects of constitutional law, which involves the nature and the structure of the UK Constitution, as well as the impact of membership of the European Union and the Human Rights Act 1998. You will also continue to develop legal reasoning, research and referencing skills.

Contract Law I

This module introduces you to the different aspects of contract law. These include the nature of contract law and the fundamental elements of contract, as well as understanding contract terms and exclusion clauses. You will also continue to develop legal reasoning, research and referencing skills.

Contract Law II

This module will continue to develop your knowledge of contract law. Topics include, the factors that can vitiate a contract, when a contract is discharged, remedies for breach of contract and privity of contract. You will also continue to develop legal reasoning, research and referencing skills.

Criminal Law I

This module introduces you to the different aspects of criminal law, which examines the theory underpinning criminal law and the elements of criminal liability, as well as providing an understanding of a range of criminal offences and the ability to analyse and evaluate related case law. You will also continue to develop legal reasoning, research and referencing skills.

EU Law I

This module introduces you to European Union law and the impetus behind the formation of the European Union. This provides an insight into the law-making institutions of the European Union, the different sources of EU law and the relationship between EU law and the law of member states. In addition, it shows you how to examine the impact of the different EU laws on the enforceability of an individual’s legal rights. Throughout, you will also continue to develop legal reasoning, research and referencing skills.

Introduction to the English Legal System

This module introduces you to the different aspects of the English Legal System. You will examine the different ways laws are made and interpreted in court and form an understanding of the different personnel and courts within the English Legal System, looking at how effectively these operate. This module will also include an introduction to legal research and methods.

Administrative Law

In this module you will continue to study public law by focusing on administrative law. You will examine the development of administrative law in England, Judicial Review and Police Powers.

Company Law

In this module you will study the law relating to the practical aspects of setting up and running a business. This will include learning about business organisations, rules and procedures, as well as examining the different types of tax in relation to businesses.

Criminal Law II

This module continues to develop your understanding of criminal law, including how to examine homicide and non-fatal offences, understanding a range of defences and developing your ability to analyse and evaluate related case and statutory law and proposed reforms.


This module continues the study of EU law, which examines the substantive law of the European Single Market, focusing on free movement of goods, services, and people. You will also look at individual rights under EU law including the protection of fundamental rights linked to EU citizenship.

International Environmental Law

This module introduces you to different aspects of Environmental Law in the context of National, European Union and International Law. You will examine the underpinning foundations of Environmental Law and how National Law has developed in both Criminal and Civil Law. You will assess the impact that the European Union and International Law has had on the development of Environmental Law regionally and globally.

International Human Rights Law

This module examines different sources of human rights law, its impact on the English Legal System and considers different substantive areas of the law under the European Convention on Human Rights including absolute, limited and qualified rights.

Mental Health and Forensic Psychology

This module is an opportunity to explore a comprehensive range of key constructs, theories, and research in mental health and forensic psychology. You will examine the numerous ways that psychological research, methods, and expertise are applied to the study of criminal behaviour and the issues that psychopathology create within the context of the criminal justice system.

Tort Law I

This module introduces you to the concept of tort law and a range of torts including negligence, product liability, trespass to the person and defamation, as well as relevant defences and remedies. You will continue to develop legal reasoning, research and referencing skills.

Tort Law II

This module develops your understanding of tort law, building on the knowledge you developed in Tort I. You will study a range of torts including nuisance, trespass to land, Rylands v Fletcher, occupiers’ liability, vicarious liability and breach of statutory duty, as well as relevant defences and remedies.

Work Placement

This double module provides invaluable experience working as a performance analyst within a sporting organisation. It will enable you to foster an acute understanding of how performance analysis is used within sport, offer insight into organisational culture, develop essential professional knowledge and skills, facilitate reflective practice, and develop a network of professional contacts.

Committing Crime Under Duress

This module provides an in-depth study of the criminal defence of duress by examining its historical development, current restrictions, reform proposals and drawing comparisons to other common law jurisdictions.

Criminology in Professional Practice

This will introduce you to the practice in real life of criminology and give you an idea of where you could apply your skills.

You will explore jobs relating to criminology degrees, including:

  • Community development worker
  • Detective
  • Police officer
  • Prison officer
  • Probation officer
  • Social worker
  • Youth worker.


You will produce a dissertation which, as the culmination of your undergraduate studies, will enable you to engage with, and participate in, research and scholarship appropriate to your object of study

Equity and Trusts I

In this module, you will study how the law of equity was developed, the different types of trusts, and the requirements for a valid trust.

Equity and Trusts II

In this module you will continue your study of equity and trusts focusing on the areas of law relating to when a trust is up and running, as well as considering the nature of charitable trusts.

Land Law I

In this module you will study how property is classified, the registration of land and the doctrine of tenures and estates.  Your studies will examine role and impact of statutory law, common law and equity in relation to the classification and ownership of land.

Land Law II

In this module you will continue your study of land law.  You will examine the topics of easements and profits, mortgages, licenses, covenants relating to freeholds and the rules of perpetuity.

Sexual Offenders: Across the Life Course

This module will introduce you to the theoretical models that underpin sexually problematic behaviours perpetrated across the life course, while considering the typology of offenders in this cohort.

Teaching and Assessment

Feel the support of experienced expert staff with our smaller class sizes

Smaller class sizes

You will learn in small groups to allow our experienced and expert staff to mould their teaching around you.

Teaching sessions are interactive and include case analysis, interpretation of statutes, debates and discussion on every core aspect of English law.

Meet our expert teaching team

Amy Elkington

Senior Lecturer in Law

Amy achieved an LLB (Hons) in Law from Brunel University and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Portsmouth, before achieving a PhD in Law from the University of Surrey.  She has since gone on to further achieve a Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Management from the University of Chichester.

Luke Browning

Lecturer in Law

Luke achieved LLB (Hons) in Law from Birmingham City University and a PGCE in Further Education and Training from the University of Brighton. Luke is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and holds a PGcert in Higher education (Teaching and Learning) From the University of Chichester.

Keith Sinclair

Lecturer in Law

Keith holds a first-class BA (hons) in English & History which he achieved before being awarded MA in Law at the University of Bristol. He was then called to the Bar of England and Wales at the Inner Temple and was awarded LL.M from City, University of London.

He has previously practiced as a litigator for an international law firm and a researcher to a Member of Parliament, advising on law, taxation, environmental and planning matters both locally and nationally.

More than just exams

We use a wide range of assessment methods rather than relying just on exams.

As such, none of the modules are 100% exams, but rather a blend of coursework, mock trials, presentations, academic posters, mock client interviews, and negotiations.

Modules are assessed at every stage of the course, allowing you to clearly see your academic progress.


Develop strong professional links and seize vital networking opportunities

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Gain practical advocacy experience in our new mooting room

Our new purpose-built mooting room gives you the space to develop the skills needed to argue logically, confidently, and persuasively.

It is the ideal location for students to practice advocacy and is the setting for our internal and inter-university mooting competitions, where teams of students argue a client’s case before a judge.



Law student and winner of the Scholar of the Year prize for 2020
"The University of Chichester has allowed me to continue further with my studies and I have been able to explore and fall in love with this multi-faceted subject. The lectures have ensured that I enjoy my time studying and have pushed me work as best I can. I have also been given incredible opportunities such as: meeting Lady Hale, being in contact with legal firms, and even being taught by solicitors. The experience I have had at Chichester has gone far further than my expectations. I am very glad I chose Chichester."


Law student
"I chose to study Law full-time after taking an introductory class under another course at the University of Chichester - I was hooked! The topics are so interesting and the tutors are incredibly supportive. It’s been a wonderful experience so far."


Law student
"I chose Law because it’s a diverse field of study I know will always give me opportunities to continue learning throughout and after my degree. I always want to be learning, to me a day I haven’t learnt something new even if it is small, is a day wasted. That coupled with The University of Chichester has been a great fit for me, there are two beautiful campuses and plenty of facilities to make the most of your Degree! The teaching methods are personal and give opportunities to ask questions, discuss and understand subject material in every face to face session as well as outside of the classroom."

Preparation for SQE

Dedicated support for new postgraduate examinations for solicitors

The way to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales has changed through the introduction of a new postgraduate examination process known as the Solicitors Qualifying Examinations, known as SQE 1 and SQE 2.

You will be supported in preparing for the first of the Solicitor’s Qualifying Examinations, which you can sit after completing your degree.

This will include:

  • How to make a bail application
  • The role of a duty solicitor in a police station
  • How to bring a claim in the civil courts
  • The methods of resolving a dispute without resorting to court

Work Placements

Gain vital experience through our strong links with professional settings

During your second year, you will have the opportunity to undertake a work placement that will give you vital real-world experience of working within the law profession.

You will have the choice of taking this work placement at a local law firm (e.g. Irwin Mitchell), an in-house legal department of a large company, Citizen’s Advice, or at a local authority.

These placements can lead to additional opportunities, with students having sealed coveted mini-pupillage positions in chambers to enhance their professional prospects.



Law student
"I feel that we have been truly fortunate to have the opportunity to take part in the virtual sessions with Irwin Mitchell. The way in which the sessions were designed around mock scenarios really helped me to understand application of the law in practice. It has also been a wonderful networking experience."

Study Abroad

Explore the opportunity to study part of your course abroad

As a student at the University of Chichester, you can explore opportunities to study abroad during your studies as you enrich and broaden your educational experiences.

Students who have undertaken this in the past have found it to be an amazing experience to broaden their horizons, a great opportunity to meet new people, undertake further travelling and to immerse themselves within a new culture.

You will be fully supported throughout the process to help find the right destination institution for you and your course. We can take you through everything that you will need to consider, from visas to financial support, to help ensure that you can get the best out of your time studying abroad.


Open up your future career options

Our LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology with Integrated Foundation Year course allows you to work towards becoming a solicitor or barrister.

All Solicitors must pass the Solicitor Qualifying Exam (SQE Parts 1 & 2), with the University of Chichester offering specific support for our students to take the first part after they graduate.

Other career paths include:

  • Paralegal
  • Legal secretaries
  • In-house lawyers
  • Human resources
  • Local and national government
  • Civil services
  • Teaching

Careers within law enforcement

  • Criminologist
  • Police officer
  • Forensic science technician
  • Probation manager

Some Law students choose to pursue a career within teaching. At Chichester, we offer postgraduate options to allow you to qualify as teacher.

Postgraduate pathways

  • PGCE Primary (5-11)
  • PGCE Primary (5-11): Modern Languages
  • PGCE Secondary (with subject specification)

University of Chichester alumni who have completed a full undergraduate degree at the University will receive a 15% discount on their postgraduate fees.

Course Costs

Course Fees 2024/25

UK fee
International fee

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fees page.

For further details about international scholarships, please see our Scholarships page.

To find out about any additional costs on this course, please see our Additional Costs page.

Entry Requirements

Typical Offer (individual offers may vary)

tariff points.
T Level
in Legal Services.
6.0 overall
with a minimum of 5.5 in writing or equivalent if English is not your first language.

Non-standard Application Entry Routes

The University has an alternative entry route for applicants who have relevant skills and experience but who do not hold the formal minimum entry qualifications required. Applicants who demonstrate the necessary skills and experience to enter a course of higher education will be asked to complete an entry task involving the completion of specially set assignments.


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