Studying Criminology and Law together provides a fascinating approach to two complementary fields in the Social Sciences. You will examine the foundations of legal study that underpin the relationship between crime, society and the law, focusing on the political, psychological and social aspects of criminology.
As well as gaining a detailed and in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system, you will examine related elements of the legal system and critically analyse their connection with criminal behaviour in terms of the individual and wider society.
To be eligible for this Criminology and Law degree through the standard entry requirements you must have either:
For students whose prior learning was not taught in English
If you have work experience
We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme.
We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience
For this Criminology and Law degree, you get the opportunity to enhance your knowledge of two linked and well established areas of the social sciences. You will spend equal time on both disciplines.
The criminology aspects of this course explore how crime is controlled and prevented through policing and the criminal justice system, whilst law will concentrate on the English legal system, criminal law and human rights.
You’ll learn about crime’s complex relationship with social policy by analysing a variety of legal concepts and ethics, as well as the social, psychological and political effect crime has on the social world.
Year 1 (Level 4)
Year 2 (Level 5)
Year 3 (Level 6)
You can support your study in a variety of ways.
If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:
Other options include:
If you choose to pay for the course yourself you can pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations, simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.
Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship
You will graduate with key skills that will enhance your employability and prepare you for your chosen career, as well as knowledge of your chosen field of study, helping you to stand out from the crowd.
After studying this Criminology and Law degree, you will be able to:
Where you go after your degree
This degree programme is useful to those looking to practice criminal law (with further relevant study) or work in the criminal justice system, such as policing, probation and prison services. However, this flexible degree can provide access to many different career opportunities, such as:
Or you could go onto further relevant study (such as a law conversion course ) to become a solicitor or barrister.
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