Brunel university london law entry requirements

Brunel university london law entry requirements

About the course

Understanding how criminal justice works as a system will enable you to think critically about the genesis of crime, its effects on society and the most effective strategies to fight against it. The course brings the substantive (statutory/written law) and procedural (the ‘machinery’ to enforce) criminal law together into one programme.

There are two options available to students wishing to undertake the LLB with a specialisation in criminal justice:

  • LLB Law with Criminal Justice (three years full-time)
  • LLB Law with Criminal Justice (Professional Placement) (four years) – this includes a one-year work placement in law-related work. Previous placements have been in solicitors’ firms, barristers’ chambers, governmental institutions and related organisations.

LLB Law with Criminal Justice fulfils all the requirements of the traditional LLB degree, giving graduates qualifying law degree status. They gain the competitive advantage of a specialised knowledge in the area of criminal law and criminal justice.

To ensure that students possess a solid foundation and gain the most comprehensive understanding of criminal justice, in the first year of the programme they are introduced to the Criminal Justice System in conjunction with substantive criminal law. This allows them to put substantive criminal law into its procedural, institutional and cultural context.

Study requirements:

  • The foundation/qualifying law degree, first and second year modules, prepare students for an indepth examination of criminal justice in the final year of the programme, during which they are required to study at least two criminal law/criminal justice related modules.
  • Students must choose at least two criminal justice related modules from those available in any particular year. Modules offered in previous years have included:
    • Criminology
    • Sentencing and Punishment
    • Criminal Evidence and International Human Rights.

Students may choose all the criminal justice related modules offered in that year, if they wish. Alternatively they may choose up to two other modules.

Brunel university london law entry requirements

Entry Criteria 2017/18

  • GCE A-level ABB (all subjects considered excluding General Studies).
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma D*D*D in Business or Public Services.
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD in Business or Public Services subject, with an A-Level at grade A.
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D in Applied Law, Business or Public Services subject, with A-Levels grade AB.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma 31 points.
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma Complete and pass Access to Law course with 45 credits at Level 3 Distinction.


5 GCSEs to include Maths at Grade C and English Language at Grade C are also required.

Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants as well as our full GCSE requirements and accepted equivalencies in place of GCSEs.

Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.


International and EU Entry Requirements

If your country or institution is not listed or if you are not sure whether your institution is eligible, please contact Admissions

This information is for guidance only by Brunel University London and by meeting the academic requirements does not guarantee entry for our courses as applications are assessed on case-by-case basis.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 65% (min 55% in all areas)

Brunel University London strongly recommends that if you will require a Tier 4 visa, you sit your IELTS test at a test centre that has been approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) as being a provider of a Secure English Language Test (SELT). Not all test centres have this status. The University can accept IELTS (with the required scores) taken at any official test centre or other English Language qualifications we accept as meeting our main award entry requirements.

However, if you wish to undertake a Pre-sessional English course to further improve your English prior to the start of your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider. This is because you will only be able to apply for a Tier 4 student visa to undertake a Pre-sessional English course if you hold a SELT from a UKVI approved test centre. Find out more information about it.

Brunel also offers our own BrunELT English Test and accepts a range of other language courses. We also have Pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet these requirements, or who wish to improve their English. Find out more information about English course and test options.