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Law with Criminology

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

128 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

UCAS Tariff

128

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subjects

Criminology

Law

Why Law with Criminology?
The LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology is a distinctive programme offering you the ability to take a fully Qualifying Law Degree and combine this with Criminology. It offers an excellent way to prepare for a career in the field of criminal justice (for example, Crown Prosecution Service, the police service, probation service, prison service or other related fields).This course will enable you to study the essential foundations of law while exploring the impacts and explanations for crime including punishment and victimisation.

Taking a Huddersfield Law School degree means you can choose to take an LLB in Law, LLB in Law and Practice, LLB in Law and Criminology and an MLaw (incorporating LLB) as an integrated Masters in Law and Practice. Whichever pathway you choose, all degree programmes support you in exploring your options and the career path you wish to take and you can change your route from the LLB Law with Criminology into one of the other Law degrees right up to the end of your second year and choose the path that is best for you, for your final year.

How will you learn?
You will learn through practical application and delivered lectures, workshops, seminars and group work sessions.

* You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of legal principles and core legal concepts.

* You’ll take law and criminology modules each year and be able to start focussing on the topics that interest you in your second and third year, when you can choose from a range of optional modules. *Our strong alumni networks provide wide opportunities to engage with local practitioners and our Law School Professional Mentoring scheme is a particular success which enables our students to bridge the gap between education and working in the legal sector.

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Contract Law
Criminal Law
English Legal System and Method
Public Law
21st Century Legal and Employability Skills
Introduction to Explaining Crime

Year 2
Core modules:
EU Law
Equity and Trusts
Land Law
Law of Torts
Criminological Explanations

Option modules:
Choose one from a list of up to 18 modules which may include:
Introduction to Explaining Crime
Violent Crime
Organised and International Crime
Approaches to Policing
Working with offenders and Victims

Year 3 - optional placement year
The course offers an optional one-year (48 weeks) work placement after the second year, in the UK or abroad.

Final year
Core modules:
Contemporary and Comparative Criminology

Option modules:
Choose five optional modules, 3 from law and 2 from criminology from a list of up to 18 modules which may include:
Childcare Law
Company Law
Equality Law
Human Rights Law
Experiencing Punishment and the Penal System
Offenders and Mental Disorder
Serious Crime Investigation
Substance Misuse and Crime

Assessment methods

Based on your choice of modules, assessments vary from essays and exams to reports, case notes, briefs, oral presentations, moots, skills-based, reflective learning, and clinic-based learning. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£15,000
per year
International
£15,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

University of Huddersfield Law School (BDLAW)

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
med
Criminology
79%
low
Law

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology

Teaching and learning

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

88%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
19%
Male students
81%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

Law

Teaching and learning

63%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
60%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
70%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
45%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
34%
Male students
66%
Female students
50%
2:1 or above
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,500
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
38%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
8%
Welfare professionals

We have quite a lot of sociology graduates, although numbers fell last year. But graduates still do pretty well. Most sociology graduates go straight into work when they complete their degrees, and a lot of graduates go into jobs in social professions such as recruitment, education, community and youth work, and housing. An important option for a sociology graduate is social work - and we're short of people willing to take this challenging but rewarding career. Sociology is a flexible degree and you can find graduates from the subject in pretty much every reasonable job — obviously, you don't find many doctors or engineers, but you do find them in finance, the media, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology, HR and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.

Law

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,000
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
59%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

36%
Legal professionals
26%
Legal associate professionals
8%
Functional managers and directors

Law graduates tend to go into the legal industry, and they usually take similar routes. Jobs are competitive — often very competitive - but starting salaries are good and high fliers can earn serious money - starting on over £24k in London on average. Be aware though - some careers, especially as barristers, can take a while to get into, and the industry is changing as the Internet, automation and economic change all have an effect, If you want to qualify to practise law, you need to take a professional qualification — many law graduates then go on to law school. If you want to go into work, then a lot of law graduates take trainee or paralegal roles and some do leave the law altogether, often for jobs in management, finance and the police force. A small proportion of law graduates also move into another field for further study. Management, accountancy and teaching are all popular for these career changers, so if you do take a law degree and decide it’s not for you, there are options.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Sociology, social policy and anthropology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£16k

£16k

£17k

£17k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Law

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£20k

£20k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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