LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology University of Portsmouth
Scholarships and Funding
You may be able to partly or fully fund the costs of your study with a bursary or scholarship. You can use these alongside student loans, and you don't have to pay them back.
Whether you can get a scholarship or bursary depends on your circumstances. So they aren't available to everyone.
These are the scholarships and bursaries we currently offer to home (UK) students. You may also be eligible for some of these scholarships and bursaries if you have refugee status or are seeking asylum.
- The University of Portsmouth Bursary – £750 a year
- Care Leavers Bursary – £1,750 a year
- Stand Alone Bursary – £1,000 a year
- Young Carers Bursary – £500 a year
- Unite Scholarship – a free place in halls
- Greenwich Hospital Bursary – £3,000 a year
- Sport Scholarship
- NHS Learning Support Fund – at least £5,000 a year
- Best Begins Scholarship – £5,000
- Portsmouth Football Club Partnership Scholarship – £3,000 a year towards course fees
- Sanctuary Scholarship
- Sanctuary Language Bursary
- The English Legal System – 20 credits
- Contract Law – 20 credits
- Criminal Law – 20 credits
- Public Law – 20 credits
- Understanding Criminology – 20 credits
- Tort – 20 credits
- Law Level 4 Personal Tutoring – 0 credits
- Land Law – 20 credits
- Equity and Trusts (Level 5) – 20 credits
- Human Rights Law (Level 5) – 20 credits
- Questioning Criminology – 20 credits
- Legal Writing and Research – 20 credits
- Crimes of the Powerful – 20 credits
- Global, State and Corporate Security – 20 credits
- Penology and Prison – 20 credits
- Policing and Society – 20 credits
- Principles of Economic Crime Investigation – 20 credits
- Wildlife Crime: Threats and Response – 20 credits
- Contemporary Criminologies – 20 credits
- European Union Law – 20 credits
- Advocacy, Practice and Theory – 20 credits
- CILEx Client Care Skills – 0 credits
- CILEx Level 6 Practice – 20 credits
- Commercial Law – 20 credits
- Community Lawyer – 40 credits
- Employment Law – 20 credits
- Family And Child Law – 20 credits
- Landlord and Tenant Law – 20 credits
- Law In Practice – 40 credits
- Law of Succession (Level 5) – 20 credits
- Legal Dissertation – 40 credits
- Legal Project – 20 credits
- Social Care Law (Level 5) – 20 credits
- Company Law – 20 credits
- Jurisprudence And Ethics – 20 credits
- Data Protection Law and Policy (Level 6) – 20 credits
- Equality Law (Level 6) – 20 credits
- Intellectual Property Law – 20 credits
- Public International Law – 20 credits
- Dispute Resolution Skills (Level 6) – 20 credits
Work placement year
You can boost your employability even more by taking an optional paid placement year between years 2 and 3.
Previous students have had placements in organisations such as:
- Verisona Law
- Opus 2 International
- GE Capital
- Rolls Royce Motor Cars
Whatever your career ambitions, our placements team will be there to help and guide you, and you'll maintain contact with your tutors throughout the year.
The average salary for a 12-month paid placement is £19,000. It could be more or less than this amount depending on your placement. You'll only pay a small percentage of your tuition fee for this year.
Study abroad year
Between your second and third year, you can choose to study abroad at one of our partner universities in Europe, Asia, Australia or North America. All classes are delivered in English, you don't have to study Law, and you'll still be able to get your tuition fee and maintenance loans. You may also qualify for a government travel grant.
Law is an incredibly flexible degree. If you don't believe us, look at our blog about the seven reasons to study law.
When you graduate, you'll be ready to take your next step to train as a solicitor, a barrister or a Chartered Legal Executive. It's worth noting that Chartered Legal Executives can now become judges, coroners, advocates and partners in law firms.
Law degrees are in the top 10 degrees for employability. You'll graduate with a wide range of transferable skills that will make you very employable across other sectors. Your knowledge of criminology will be particularly helpful when applying for roles within the criminal justice system, such as the police or the probation service.
Graduates of this course have gone on to work for companies such as:
- DC Kaye & Co
- The Home Office
- Surrey Police
- Willis Towers Watson (risk management)
- Invicta law
- Parker Bullen LLP
- Fidelity Investments
- Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Graduates of this course have secured jobs as:
- trainee solicitor
- legal executive
- probation service officer
- Border Force executive officer
- police community support officer
- account manager
- criminology teacher
Ongoing career support – up to 5 years after you graduate
Get work experience while you study with support to find part-time jobs and volunteering opportunities. Towards the end of your degree and after graduation, you'll get 1-to-1 support from our Graduate Recruitment Consultancy to find your perfect role. On top of this, you'll get bespoke careers to support through our faculty 'career-ready' programme.
About the School
Legal Advice Clinic
Volunteer in our Legal Advice Clinic, where you can help Portsmouth residents with their real legal problems, such as consumer or employment issues.
Community Lawyer module
Work with one of our partners to apply your learning by giving them legal advice. Partners have included the British Red Cross and Citizens Advice.
English Language Requirements
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