Undergraduate LLB (Hons)

Law with Criminology

Salford Business School



With placement


Three year

Four year

Next enrolment

September 2024


In a nutshell

Designed to allow you to gain a law degree, while exploring crime and justice from a sociological perspective, LLB Law with Criminology is a course for people who wish to embark on a career in law and lift the lid on some of the most important and contentious issues facing society. 

You will study at our University of Salford campus close to Manchester city centre.

This programme is available with professional placement or study abroad year. 

We strongly encourage you to develop your personal skills and your confidence by taking a year-long work placement in your third year and/or studying abroad for a term or a year. To find out more, attend an Open Day or contact the team.


An industry-focused education is at the heart of every programme delivered at Salford Business School. Modules are designed around the current needs of employers and the legal profession. 

We also place great emphasis on the development of your professional skills; you will have the opportunity to shadow working lawyers and judges, practise your learning during a year’s work placement and develop your client care skills by helping people looking for support from our legal advice schemes. In this way, you learn to put your academic knowledge into practice.

Extracurricular activities, like mooting and trips, are organised by our student led Law Society, complementing your studies and enhancing your experience throughout. Through initiatives like the SILKS law clinics, you’ll have the chance to offer Family and Housing Law support to people in the region, allowing you to not only practise what you’ve learned, but also provide help for vulnerable people in the community.

Law with Criminology equips you with the tools you need for a successful career in the legal sector and an advanced knowledge of criminology. The programme provides the foundations of legal knowledge required by the Bar Standards Board and identified by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) as being essential to progression to any of the several careers in Law.

You'll also have access to a wide range of opportunities that help you develop your real-world skills, such as live projects, a year's paid work placement and study abroad.

As part of this course, you will learn: 

WestLaw, Body swap technology, Microsoft PowerPoint – LinkedIn Learning, Microsoft Word – LinkedIn Learning, Generative AI – LinkedIn Learning, Microsoft Fundamentals - Microsoft 365.

Want to find out more about our Law courses? Sign-up to attend an Open Day or book your place on a campus tour. Alternatively, our supportive course enquiries team is on hand to help you with any general questions you may have.

All set? Apply now


You will:

  • Gain an an advanced knowledge of criminology alongside law to prepare you for a future career in crime and justice.
  • Earn a law degree recognised by the Bar Standards Board.
  • Help the local community in our legal support schemes.
  • Practise your professional skills through a range of out-of-the-classroom activities.
  • Study in a dynamic environment and learn practical management skills from business simulations and live projects.

options available


students accepted

Course accreditations

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This is for you if...


You are eager to develop sought-after skills through work placements, study abroad schemes, and real-world learning.


You are interested in exploring the societal causes and implications of crime from a sociological perspective


You want to develop highly transferable skills which can benefit you for successful careers in a range of sectors

Course details

All about the course


Like all programmes at Salford Business School, the modules delivered on this course are designed around the current needs of employers and professional bodies. With the opportunity for all students to complete a paid work placement between their second and third years, you will enter the world of work with an in-depth knowledge of the industry and of key business concepts.

In the first year of the programme, you’ll study a number of modules aimed at introducing law as an area of academic study and professional practice. Throughout the remainder of the course, these key concepts are expanded upon and combined with criminology related modules. In your final year, you have a wide choice of modules so you can pick the topics that interest you and support your career ambitions.

A career-focused and industry-relevant approach is taken to the curriculum, meaning that the syllabus is designed to reflect the current needs of employers and encourage the development of professional skills. You will also have access to a wide number of out-of-the-classroom activities to develop your real-world skills.

What's it like to study Law at University of Salford? Watch this video about a new student starting their Law degree.


When you study a Law programme at Salford Business School, you will have access to opportunities that will help increase your practical experience, employability and legal skills. 

  • Take a placement year, where you will learn on the job whilst being paid for your time
  • Internship opportunities
  • Mooting practice and competitions
  • Pro bono activities
  • Mock assessment centres
  • Professional presentations
  • Launch@Salford
  • Mock interviews and practice networking

We strongly encourage you to develop your personal skills and your confidence by taking a year-long work placement in your third year and/or studying abroad for a term or a year.  

  • A work placement really enhances your CV and shows future employers that you can apply the skills, knowledge and understanding you have learned. You will not pay fees to the University and will earn a salary for the work that you do. Read about Emma Clarke's experience studying at Salford, her placement at Viacom Media and how Salford Business School supported her journey to success on her blog post.
  • Find out more about the range of International Opportunities such as Erasmus, Turing Scheme and International study exchanges.


Year one

Contract Law

A contract is a legally binding agreement between two or more parties which, if it contains the elements of a valid legal agreement, is enforceable by law. The contract law module concerns itself with the rules governing such agreements. You will be acquainted with the role contract law performs in business and economic activity. The course also aims to teach the principles that underlie the common law of contract and explain the effect of legislative intervention on the common law principles of contract law. You will learn both the common law rules and legislation affecting contract law, as well as the ability to avoid contractual disputes and/or solve them


Tort Law

Tort law is an area that remains very central to all aspects of society. This essential module has been designed to ensure that you are well versed in the core areas of Tort, with emphasis on its role in day-to-day life.

We will cover the core areas of Negligence, Breach of Duty, Causation, Vicarious Liability, Psychiatric Harm, Occupiers Liability, and the land tort of Nuisance will be studied in depth.

Legal Systems and Legal Digital Skills

This module will introduce you to the English Legal System and its role within society: you will look at the court system and learn how the law is integrated within society. You will also look at the importance of legal principles, concepts, structures, citations, and practices within English law; and develop your skills in interpreting primary and secondary sources of law including how to use OSCOLA (Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities).

This module also looks at the importance of digital skills within the law and you will be supported and assessed through an eLearning legal training course in conjunction with completing the Westlaw UK Research Basic Certificate.

Criminal Law

In this diverse module, we will explore the criminal law system in England and Wales, focussing on substantive criminal law. We start by looking at how offences such as theft and murder are defined. During this process, you will analyse what the defendant did, what circumstances he/she did it in and what effect it had on the victim. Questions like these lead us to identify the correct category of possible offences. Following this, we will also explore potential defences to criminal liability.

Crime, Conflict and Society

This module provides an introduction to the key foundational issues, ideas, and ways of thinking within criminology. You will explore the various relationships between crime and society drawing upon contemporary, historical and comparative evidence and demonstrate links between particular theories and concepts and their implications for research methodology and social policy. 

Criminal Justice and Human Rights

You will be introduced to the form, key features and purpose of the institutions of the contemporary criminal justice system in England and Wales and begin an exploration of the issues relating to justice and civil liberties.

Year two

Public Law

This module will allow you to analyse the nature and structure of the UK constitutional arrangements post-Brexit. After introducing the idea of constitutionalism in general, we explore the peculiar uncodified nature of the UK Constitution, and how this is reflected in its sources and basic principles.

We will discuss two recent 'constitutional revolutions': the Human Rights Act 1998 and the devolution settlement. Then we will look at the theory and practice of judicial review of administrative action. Finally, we will look at the issue of police powers and their legitimate use

European Union Law

This module gives you a general introduction to European Union Law, dealing with the structures and institutions of the EU, the obligations imposed upon the EU Member States, and the rights conferred upon EU citizens.

Land Law

Land Law in England and Wales is a bit of an anomaly! While the subject of Land Law has long had a reputation for being difficult, technical and archaic, this simply is not accurate. Land Law is in fact a rich, fascinating and modern subject.

On this module, we will break down difficult legal concepts, such as: ownership versus possession; the legal ‘stealing’ of land known as adverse possession; and the various rights and interests which exist in Land.

You will apply your learning to practical scenarios which you will likely come across after you graduate as most of us encounter the peculiarities of land law at some point of our lives!

Theoretical Criminology

You will develop an understanding of the range of theories of crime and criminal justice and locate the key issues of criminology within their socio-political and historical context. You will gain a knowledge of the most important theories, and their relevance for understanding crime matters in contemporary society.

Optional modules

Media Law

This module will introduce you to the key aspects of Media Law. You will develop a range of skills that are important not only for your law degree but also to take forward and develop after your graduation.

We will consider some of the legal, moral, social and political debates which exist in this area of law. We will examine issues such as the freedom of the press, reporting restrictions and pretrial publicity as well as defamation, privacy and harassment.

Commercial and Consumer Law

On this module, we will examine the law relating to the sale and supply of goods and services, agency, product safety, insurance and consumer credit. Building on the general principles of contract law, we will focus specifically on contracts of sale and supply of goods and services as well as addressing the rights and protections afforded to consumers.

While the academic knowledge is important, you will also see how the law works in practice in the commercial and retail sectors. The module includes an international dimension, looking at international consumer protection issues and how they apply in the UK jurisdiction.

This module is a base for further vocational study with SQE, ILEX or BTC or further post-graduate study. You will develop skills to help your employability, growing your knowledge of the workings of the commercial and consumer processes in contemporary legal society.

Human Rights, Genocide and Resistance

This module addresses the complex and often paradoxical relationships between human rights, extreme human rights abuses, particularly genocide, and resistance to such abuses. Its distinctiveness lies in providing students with interdisciplinary, theoretically informed approaches to human rights, genocide and resistance.

Violence in Society

An overview of the conceptualisation of “violence”. You will examine debates concerning violence in various aspects of life, consider the contemporary debates surrounding violence in a range of contexts, trace the development of theorisations of violence and consider ethical, methodological and practical issues involved in the researching of violence.

Critical Perspectives on Policing

In this module, you will be introduced to issues surrounding policing and social control in the past, in contemporary society and in the future, and analyse how social control and surveillance are manifested. You will identify the implications for policing and social control studies on wider sociology as well as policy and practice.

Critical Victimology

This module offers an opportunity to develop and apply knowledge on victimology, including causes, processing and responses to victimisation at individual, community and criminal justice levels. The criminological approaches (including theory) and (national and international) policy responses to victims and their needs are examined from a critical criminological approach.

Environmental Justice

We live in a globally responsible world where decisions taken at a local level inevitably have a global impact. Addressing issues of environmental concern through a lens of social justice, this module invites you to think critically about the most pressing issue of our life – the Climate Crisis and you will examine this through both a Sociological and Criminological lens, emphasising the ‘Local to Global’ policy-making across subjects as interconnected as, climate change and activism, environmental ideology and Eco-Fascism, human rights, and the rural/urban divide. During this module, you will become equipped with the knowledge, skills, and tools to analyse the complex interactions between environmental and social systems, and to advocate for a more sustainable and equitable future.

Internet, Risk and Security

On this module you will critically engage with ideas concerning social and cultural issues associated with risk and security regarding the uses of the internet

Optional year

Professional Placement

All of our BSc students can apply for a one-year professional placement, which takes place between your second and last years of study.

This is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of and we will help you find out about vacancies and make the right connections with high profile employers through regular events and presentations.

Here is just a small selection of the companies our students have enjoyed placements with so far: NatWest, Barclays and the Cooperative Bank; BP, Esso and Shell; IBM, Hewlett Packard and Compaq; Ford, Vauxhall, Jaguar and Nissan; Marks & Spencer, Selfridges and Sainsbury’s; Eli Lilly, Glaxo and ICI; Fujitsu, Marriott and Virgin.

Year three

Criminal Justice and Punishment

You will be introduced to the form, key features and purpose of the institutions of the contemporary criminal justice system in England and Wales and begin an exploration of the issues relating to justice and civil liberties.

Equity and Trusts

Equity and Trusts is a wonderful subject which is rooted in morality and the history of ‘conscience’. It is utterly unique and occurred entirely accidentally as a result of the flaws in common law. The purpose of this module is to provide an introduction to an invisible system of justice which runs alongside the common law known as Equity. Equity ‘glosses’ over the harsh results sometimes incurred by the rigidness of common law and it’s development is fascinating. For anyone who feels that the legal system is sometime unjust, Equity will restore your faith. The second purpose of this module is to introduce you to the concept of a trust. This is often referred to as Equity’s greatest achievement. The trust is used in almost all financial aspects of your life probably without you even realising and thus its exploration is vital and eye-opening."

Optional modules (Law) - select one in semester one and two in semester two

The Practice of Company and Partnership Law

This module covers the law relating to the formation, financing and management of companies, and related corporate activity.

Client Care

Designed to enable you to acquire a sound knowledge of the role played by negotiation within legal practice, the Client Care module is a unique and highly practical offering at undergraduate level. Throughout the module you will develop and strengthen your capability to demonstrate good practice in legal writing, as well as a real appreciation of professional conduct issues arising in modern UK practice. The aim of the module is to enable you to build skills and gain a real awareness of the importance of client care within legal practice, giving you a real competitive edge in any legal and customer facing roles.

Artificial Intelligence and Law

Emerging technologies are having a major impact on society and transforming the way lawyers provide legal solutions to clients. This module introduces key technologies that have the potential to change how lawyers operate in practice, with a particular focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI). You will look at topics such as data mining, data protection, how robotics interacts with the law and the legal implications of present-day issues such as driverless cars, military applications, and care robots.

With an understanding of the interaction of the legal, technical, ethical and business issues around Artificial Intelligence and Law, you will gain a grounding in the technical aspects of autonomous technologies that will enable you to perform better in your future roles.

Family Law

You will start this module by looking at how the law defines ‘family’, and the impact that this legal definition has on how the area is regulated.

We will consider the current law on divorce, proposals for reform and how this affects the division of property and finances when marriage and co-habitation comes to an end. We will study abusive relationships, and the family law remedies available to address domestic violence; the impact that assisted reproductive technologies have on parenthood and parental responsibilities; and finally, children’s rights and the protection measures available in law to keep children safe.

This module is extremely emotive. We will look at specific examples and consider relevant case law, as well as analysing the current legal frameworks and the socio-legal research available in this area.

Industrial Law

Industrial Law in England and Wales is a rich and fascinating subject which embraces industrial safety law including corporate manslaughter and the law relating to industrial relations.

On this module, we will break down some difficult legal concepts, such as corporate criminal liability and corporate manslaughter and the various statutory duties and obligations which exist in health and safety law. We will also look at the impact of strikes and trade unions in a post-Brexit working environment.

You will apply your knowledge to practical scenarios through an individual video presentation and will complete a research essay.

Medical Law and Ethics

Medical ethics is moral decision making, made by an individual based on guidance and shared values. One way in which medical ethics operates is regulatory in nature, bearing in mind the medical profession is a self-regulating one.

The module looks at the interplay between the ethical, practical and moral dimensions which affect the healthcare professionals’ decision-making process.

We will focus on ethical discussions on pertinent issues and the corresponding legal and practical considerations. We will consider whether decision-making is ultimately controlled by ethics, morals or the law.

Employment Law

This module looks at complex issues relating to employment law. We will consider how the law defines ‘employment’ and the impact that this legal definition has on how the area is regulated. We will explore the current law on discrimination, termination of employment, the employment contract, the impact of reform and how this affects the employee and employer. We will also cover redundancy, occupational stress and employability status.

On this extremely emotive module, we consider interesting and relevant case law, as well as analysing the current legal frameworks and the socio-legal research available in this area.

Cyber Law

This module covers a growing area of legal practice. In today's online society an understanding of the law in cyberspace is now vital. You will consider topics including cybercrime, data protection and internet regulatory issues.

Law in Action

You will develop hands-on legal skills, working under supervision in the University’s SILKS Law Clinic on housing, employment and family law cases.

In the Clinic you will work with real clients, observing interviews, writing advice notes, undertaking research and drafting documents.

There will be some lectures and seminars to introduce key topics, module expectations and assessment.  This is supplemented by small group fortnightly supervision discussions.

There are limited places and you will apply for this module in your second year.

Civil and Criminal Litigation

The module builds on the fundamental principles of law during the Contract Law, Tort Law, and Criminal Law modules from Level Four, by enabling the students to gain knowledge and skills to understand how civil and criminal litigation is applied in practical situations governed by rules of civil and criminal procedure and practice.

Competition Law and the Digital Economy

This module introduces you to the approach to competition law and policy. The module will enable you to critically analyse and discuss contemporary issues of competition law and policy. Students will also learn about the digital economy and its implications for competition law outside the EU and UK borders. The module will discuss digital dominance and the behaviour of the powerful tech companies.

International Law

An introduction to international law, covering the nature and history of international law, the way in which public and private international law is made, and distinct issues such as statehood and state immunity, and enforcement. It also introduces distinct areas of public international law, including international human rights law, the law of armed conflict, and international criminal law

Optional modules (Criminology) - select one in semester one and one in semester two

Crime, Society and Racialisation

You will gain an understanding of the construction of deviant labels based on variables of ethnicity, gender and youth, and the relationship between these labels and crime. You will engage with issues surrounding experiences of crime and encounters with the criminal justice system. You will also compare crime policies on a national and international scale and look at a number of historical and contemporary case-studies.

Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice

This module offers a broad introduction to the gendered dimensions of crime/criminality, criminal victimisation, criminal justice, and penology, and of the gendered theorising which attempts to account for this. It looks at the significance of gender to our understandings of and responses to crime and deviant behaviour.

The Criminal Justice Process - Criminology

You will gain an overview of the philosophy, nature, significance, outcomes and consequences of the criminal justice process and explore how it functions. You will think critically about key aspects of the criminal justice process and examine the interaction between different actors and agencies involved, and between the criminal justice process and politics, the community and the media. You will also have the opportunity to engage with professionals from each stage of the criminal justice process.

Probation and Rehabilitation

You will gain an understanding of rehabilitation and personal change, developing a critical appreciation of how dominant theoretical approaches underpin professional practice in criminal justice. You will consider the development of probation services and related interventions (including substance misuse) in their historical, cultural, political and conceptual contexts and develop an understanding of the relationship between rehabilitation and diversity. You will be encouraged to take a critical, reflexive approach and consider the purposes and challenges of delivering rehabilitation in the penal system, substance misuse services and related industry.

Prisons and Punishment

Provides an understanding of the evolution of the modern prison and its policies, practices, and regimes. In this module you will develop an understanding of the relationship between prisons, probation, and the courts; and of the use and impacts of punishment with regard to age, gender, and ethnicity.

Violence in Society

An overview of the conceptualisation of “violence”. You will examine debates concerning violence in various aspects of life, consider the contemporary debates surrounding violence in a range of contexts, trace the development of theorisations of violence and consider ethical, methodological and practical issues involved in the researching of violence.

Critical Approaches to (counter) Terrorism

Terrorism has become the issue of our times and it has been at the heart of a reordering of society and the world at large. Key to this reordering has been the notion of ‘new terrorism’: that post 9/11 terrorism is of a ‘new’ form. This module provides students with a systematic understanding of terrorism and counterterrorism in the twenty first century. It interrogates the ‘new terrorism’ thesis, charts the development & expansion of counterterrorism with ‘soft-power’ techniques, and analyses UK counter-terrorism policing practice and policy. Finally, the module analyses the way in which UK counterterrorism has influenced and shaped national security policies across the world.

Migration and Socio-Legal Dynamics

This module explores the complex interconnections within the field of migration studies and human rights, as related to various identities, i.e. gender, sexuality, religion, race and ethnicity. Students will be introduced to a range of theoretical approaches and critically examine the socio-legal frameworks, policies, and ethical dilemmas surrounding the rights of migrants, refugees, and displaced communities. By employing an intersectional and multi-layered analytical approach, students will gain an understanding of the interconnectedness of various social identities and their impact on the migration process. Here, we will focus on particular case studies such as children and young people, women and queer migrants, and their experiences in hostile migration environments (such as the UK and EU).

When exploring case studies and contemporary issues relating to migration, links will be made to historical contexts and processes of racialisation that shape discourses of migration. The lecturers will draw on their own experiences and research, and there will be guest lectures by other experts by experience. A mixed teaching approach will be used, with lectures, workshops and tutorials all delivered interactively

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

What Will I be Doing?



Our staff are legal experts who have experience of working in the real world as well as academia, so our teaching is strongly industry focused and informed. You will benefit from a wide range of teaching methods which keep your studies interesting:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Practical workshops
  • Mooting exercises
  • Case study classes

This is further enhanced by our Virtual Learning Environment and the use of podcasts, blogs, discussion boards and electronic voting systems, which make classes highly interactive.

There are various opportunities to develop your practical skills in real world situations.  You can shadow a lawyer or a judge; or improve your courtroom skills in mooting competitions. You may also get the chance to participate in our legal advice clinic, working under supervision of qualified lawyers to provide legal advice and other practical help to local people unable to access free or affordable legal advice (see below for more info).

Read about how the Salford Mooting Team got on when they travelled to Zambia for the Commonwealth Moot Competition.

Don’t bypass the Clifford Whitworth library, it really is a beneficial resource for you. The Skills for Learning team, based in the library, will help you develop the skills you need to be successful in your studies and in your work.


Assessments are not just about exams. We use different assessment techniques in different modules and wherever possible these will reflect the types of work you will do in the ‘real world’ for example, portfolio work, multiple choice questions, court visit reports and problem questions. The weighting between exams and coursework varies between modules and years, however exams do still play an important role.

A global community

As a hub for knowledge exchange within the local business community, our collaborations benefit students, businesses, and the community. We aim to equip you with the skills to thrive in life and your career, fostering curiosity, adaptability, and confidence to tackle 21st-century challenges. 

Our goal is to prepare you for future career success. Along the way, you’ll learn to be curious, adaptable and confident, ready to meet the digital, ethical and sustainability challenges of the 21st century. 

Where will I learn?

Based at our picturesque Peel Park campus, just a five-minute journey from central Manchester, Salford Business School sits at the heart of Greater Manchester's thriving business and digital sectors, with close links and a campus at MediaCity, alongside the largest legal market outside of London. 

Our student space on the sixth floor of the Maxwell Building offers dedicated areas for collaborative and independent study and break-out spaces like our student kitchen. Additionally, here you can find our in-school progression and careers teams to support your journey. Lady Hale is also the home for our mock courtroom where the mooting team hone their skills in case presentation and debate. 


In your final year, you can choose the Law in Action module where you develop your practical skills in real-world situations in our law clinic, SILKS (Salford Information and Legal Knowledge Scheme). SILKS law clinic offers free legal advice to members of the public in housing and family law. Working under the supervision of professional lawyers, you’ll have the opportunity to develop your legal knowledge and your client-facing skills.

Alternatively, you can choose the Law in Practice module where you can develop your real-world skills on a work-related voluntary project.

  • An innovative and immersive learning experience with exposure to real-life and simulated client meetings 
  • First hand experience of key professional legal skills developed with the assistance of industry experts
  • A comprehensive, tailored and engaging range of materials designed to supplement your learning off campus
  • Flexible and accessible resources to enable to you to structure your learning along with dedicated lecturer support to fit around your lifestyle
  • Strong links with external stakeholders and industry partners. 

Salford's mooting success

In 2018, the mooting team from Salford beat off stiff competition from - amongst others - the University of Law to win the The English Speaking Union-Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition, which has long been established as the most prestigious mooting competition in the UK. As a result, the Salford team represented the UK at the Commonwealth moot in Zambia ending up in the final.  You can read about Emma and Ja'far's experiences at the Made in Salford blog

Don't know what mooting is?  Read Charles Buckman's blog to find out more. 

Dedicated support

Our in-school Student Progression Assistants ensure a smooth journey throughout your course. For non-course matters, our university-wide support service, askUS, is on hand to assist across a range of topics. 

Our Careers and Employability team, along with in-school advisors, support your career journey with one-on-one appointments, drop-ins, industry events, networking opportunities, and more. Interested in starting a business? Our start-up incubator, Launch @Salford, offers expert insight and support. 

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What about after uni?


A postgraduate degree is a great option if you want to take your knowledge and skills to the next level. Salford graduates and alumni also receive a significant fees discount. 

Learn about our postgraduate courses


Studying Law opens up opportunities in a wide variety of career paths both within and outside the legal profession. Because of their rigorous intellectual training and highly developed skills in research, analysis and communication, law graduates are in high-demand by employers.

Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, Keoghs, Reeds Solicitors, Simpson Millar and Slater and Gordon are just a few of the organisations our LLB graduates have joined after graduating.

A taste of what you could become

a criminal lawyer

a solicitor

a barrister's clerk

A Paralegal

a detective

And More...

Career Links

We have strong relationships with legal firms which open up excellent opportunities for you to learn from and network with solicitors and barristers.  These include:-

  • Mini-pupillage: all Law students have the opportunity of a week-long mini-pupillage shadowing a barrister at Kenworthys Chambers during your 2nd or 3rd year of study. This includes a morning briefing to go through files and spend the day in court sitting with the barrister. You get direct experience of how the system works and the nature of the role of barrister, helping you to make career decisions, develop contacts and enhance your CV.
  • Judicial Shadowing: spending a day with a judge, you start with breakfast in the judicial dining room, going through case files then sit in on cases and discuss the reason for the decision.  You see first hand how the court works, gain valuable contacts and enhance your CV.  Numbers are limited and are by application.

The University of Salford has a number of legal advice schemes which give you the opportunity to develop your client skills in a number of ways:-

  • CLOCK: you can apply to the CLOCK scheme through which you can practise what you’ve learned by offering support to people who otherwise might have none.  Watch the video to hear students talk about their experience.
  • Employment Law Scheme: you can apply to be trained to be part of a team delivering presentations on the Employment Tribunal procedures to litigants in person (someone who makes or defends a claim without legal representation from a solicitor or barrister). You do not give advice; however, this support is of great practical benefit to litigants in person and, at the same time, you get practical experience (including presenting to judges) and develop contacts, as well as working with teams of students from another university. Read Hannah Murphy's blog on the Tribunals project and how it helped her to develop her skills.
  • Housing Advice Scheme: if you apply to support this, you will be trained and supervised to provide advice to tenants experiencing a range of housing problems (such as homelessness or disrepair). You will have the chance to interview clients at Bury Law Centre, working with an experienced supervising solicitor, to draw up action plans to give real, practical help to clients in need. You will support the community with your legal knowledge while developing your skills and enhancing your CV.
  • Universal Credit Application Scheme: an opportunity open to all Law students, you will be trained to support Salford Citizens Advice with their requests for assistance from local people with Universal Credit applications.  This is another great opportunity to deliver real community benefit whilst you develop your employability skills and your awareness of the advice sector.

There is an exciting series of guest lectures and industry visits when you can network with Law professionals.  Recent speakers have included Wilf White, Head of Communications at the Bar Standards Board; and lawyers from DWF LLP.

LLB Law is recognised by one of the leading regulatory bodies in the legal sector, the Bar Standards Board.


You can enhance your career options with a year-long work placement with a legal firm giving you the opportunity to apply the skills, knowledge and understanding you have gained in the first two years of the course. Taking a placement between your second and final year helps to further develop your management skills and enhances your CV and employment prospects. A placement also provides a real context for the subjects studied on the course and helps in the preparation for your final year.

You will work with an employer which could be a local, national or international organisation. Our students have worked in a wide variety of organisations; some legal, some commercial – recently, these included Shoosmiths LLP, Slater and Gordon Lawyers and the Viacom International Media Networks. You will arrange your work placement with support from the School’s dedicated Employability Hub and from your industrial placements tutor both before and during your placement. The placement year gives you an additional 60 credits towards your final results.

During this year, you will not pay fees to the University and will earn a wage for the work that you do.

There are different entry requirements and course codes for the Professional Experience Year option.


What You Need To Know


If you are looking to study any law degree, you need to be prepared to work consistently to meet the standards and deadlines required by the academic and professional strands of a qualifying law degree.

Law with Criminology involves a high level of self-directed study and research outside of the classroom; you will be required to read each week, and digest and critically analyse complex source materials.  You will be expected to be up-to-date with news and enjoy reading, debating and developing your own arguments.

But, as well as this hard work and dedication, you will meet great people like yourself, have access to a wide range of learning activities and open the doors to an exciting and rewarding career.


All of our courses are taught and assessed in English, so as an applicant you must meet our minimum English language entry requirements. If you are an international student and not from a majority English speaking country, you will need IELTS 6 with no element below 5.5.

We also accept a range of other English language qualifications. If you do not have the English language requirements, you could take the Pre-Sessional English course, or the International Foundation Year to gain entry onto this degree.

Standard entry requirements


English Language and Maths at grade C / level 4 or above (or equivalent). You must fulfil our GCSE entry requirements as well as one of the requirements listed below

UCAS Tariff points

120 points UCAS Tariff points

If applying to start from September 2024, you will need 120 - 128 UCAS Tariff points.

A level

BBB with a minimum of two A2 passes

If applying to start from September 2024, you will need BBB - ABB.

BTEC National Diploma


If applying to start from September 2024, you will need DDM.

T level


Access to HE

112 UCAS Tariff points – Pass with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2

If applying to start from September 2024, you will need 120 - 128 UCAS Tariff points.

Scottish Highers

120 UCAS Tariff points with a minimum of two Advanced Highers

If applying to start from September 2024, you will need 120 - 128 UCAS Tariff points.

Irish Leaving Certificate

UCAS Tariff points with a minimum of two Higher Level Subjects

If applying to start from September 2024, you will need 120 - 128 UCAS Tariff points.

International Baccalaureate

Indicatively 31 points for International Baccalaureate Diploma

European Baccalaureate

Pass Diploma with 60% or above

International Students

We accept qualifications from all around the world. Find your country to see a full list of entry requirements. If you do not meet the entry requirements, you could take the International Foundation Year to gain entry onto this degree.

Alternative entry requirements

Salford Alternative Entry Scheme (SAES)

We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.

There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.

How Much?

Type of study Year Fees
Full-time home 2024/25 £9,250.00per year
Full-time international 2024/25 £15,720.00per year
Full-time home 2025/26 £9,250.00per year
Full-time international 2025/26 £15,720.00per year

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Scholarships for international students

If you are a high-achieving international student, you may be eligible for one of our scholarships. Explore our international scholarships.

Apply now

All Set? Let's Apply?

Still have some questions? Register for one of our Open Days or contact us:

By email: enquiries@salford.ac.uk
By phone: +44 (0)161 295 4545

Enrolment dates

September 2024

September 2025

UCAS information

Course ID M1M9

Institution S03