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Online Law and Criminology degrees

If you're passionate about pursuing, or advancing, a career in law or criminology then our portfolio of online law degrees could be just what you're looking for. We've got you covered if you're looking to begin your journey to becoming a solicitor or barrister, want to advance your understanding of criminal justice and crime prevention or master international business and commercial law.

Our online degrees are taught by experienced and passionate professionals who will help you develop the skills and knowledge to make a real difference, either by working as a solicitor or barrister, working within the criminal justice system or applying your legal knowledge to support a variety of business roles. You benefit from the same high teaching standards as campus-based students but have the flexibility to fit your learning around a full time job and still get to attend an in-person graduation ceremony.

ARU has been named as Times Higher Education’s University of the Year 2023 and we've received a Gold award, from the Teaching Excellence Framework, for the quality of our undergraduate education in a UK-wide review of university teaching standards.

Online law degrees to fit your lifestlye

Whether you're looking to climb the career ladder, launch a new career or enrich your existing role, you're in the right place. Our online law and criminology courses are designed to be studied 100% online, giving you the flexibility to study, learn and grow around your other commitments, including work and family life. We'll equip you with skills, knowledge and confidence to reach your potential.

Scroll down if you'd like to see our law and criminology courses or visit our about us page if you'd like to know more about distance learning with ARU. If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

92% of our alumni surveyed said all the effort and expense was worth the outcome*

Our undergraduate law and criminology courses

LLB (Hons) Law

Our Bachelor of Laws degree is perfect for those wanting to develop their legal knowledge and skills to pursue a career in law. It provides the core foundation of legal knowledge and meets the requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board for a career as a solicitor or barrister in the UK.

Criminology BA (Hons)

Our Criminology BA (Hons) is designed to expand your understanding of crime, justice and punishment. You’ll explore the causes of crime and the effectiveness of punishment in order to help solve complex social problems. This degree is ideal for anyone working or aspiring to work in criminal justice or crime prevention related roles such as the courts, police, probation, prisons, or youth justice.

Our postgraduate law courses

LLM International Business and Commercial Law

Our LLM Law degree is ideal for those working in, or aspiring to work in, legal, compliance, commercial, banking, or business roles that require an in-depth understanding of international business and commercial law. You’ll develop key skills and expand your knowledge and understanding, that you can apply directly to your workplace and help support your future career aspirations.

LLM International Business and Commercial Law (Top-up)

Our LLM International Business and Commercial Law (top-up) is ideal if you have a postgraduate diploma in either International Business Law or International Commercial Law and aspire to have a full master's degree. Transform your postgraduate diploma into a full master's degree while enhancing your research, analytical and critical thinking skills.
Flexible online learning that supports your passion

Because we appreciate the challenges of fitting studying around work and family, flexibility is at the heart of our online education degrees.

You'll study our law and criminology courses online through Canvas, our world-class Learning Management System (LMS), which is optimised for all major devices and accessible from anywhere in the world — and you'll enjoy the same quality of staff support as campus-based students.

Canvas allows you to keep in contact with your tutors and other students, access your learning materials, and submit your assignments.

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If you'd like to talk to our experienced team about our online law and criminology degrees, ARU or any aspect of completing further education via distance learning then please do not hesitate to contact us.
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96% of our Alumni would recommend studying with ARU Distance Learning*

*2023 alumni survey with 158 respondents