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Law with Criminology with Professional Experience Year

Entry requirements


128 From a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

128 From a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent. Additional AS Levels can be used towards the overall tariff points provided they are not completed in the same subject as the A2.

128 UCAS Tariff Points from a QAA Approved Level 3 Access to HE Diploma to contain a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2 to total 60 credits overall for the full award.

128 Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

128 Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

We require Grade C or 4 (or above) in Maths and English GCSE. Equivalent qualifications Key Skills Level 2, and Functional Skills Level 2, are also accepted.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

including a grade 5 in standard level maths and grade 6 in standard level english or grade 4 in higher level maths and grade 5 in higher level english

128 from a minimum of 2 Higher Level Subjects including a minimum of H7 (D3) or O4 (C3) in Maths and English

128 Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

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

D*D*

Not acceptable on it's own, must be taking an additional level 3 qualification to make up the required points.

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

D,D,M

128 Not acceptable on it's own. Must be completing a minimum of 2 of these or other A Level equivalent qualification.

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

DDM

UCAS Tariff Points 128

128 Not acceptable on it's own or with additional AS Levels. Must be doing an additional A2 or equivalent to top up to required points.

128 From a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers

128 From a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers

UCAS Tariff

128

From a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

128 Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2022

Subjects

Law

Criminology

Designed to allow you to gain a qualifying law degree, as well as to explore crime and justice from a sociological perspective, Law with Criminology is a programme 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.

An industry-focus is placed at the heart of every programme delivered at Salford Business School. Modules are designed around the current needs of employers and the law 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.

Extra-curricular activities, like mooting and trips, are organised by our student-led Law Society, complementing your studies and enhancing your experience throughout.

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 is accredited by the Bar Standards Board and the Solicitors Regulation Authority. This means your studies will satisfy the requirements of the legal professional bodies for the award of a qualifying law degree with nine generic core law modules and one other specialist law module.

All our undergraduate law courses are available with:

• **Placement Year** - gain important work experience. You will not pay fees to the University and will earn a wage for the work that you do
• **Foundation Year** – start with the fundamental areas of business and the key skill you need to study at University level
• **Study Abroad** – study with one of our partner Universities for a semester or a year

Find out more at https://www.salford.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/law-criminology-professional-experience-year

**Our commitment to our students**
Our goal is to prepare you for a fulfilling life and professional career. 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. How will we - together - achieve this? Find out more at www.salford.ac.uk/salford-business-school/our-commitment-our-students.

Modules

Year 1: Contract Law, Legal Writing and Analytical Skills, Crime, Conflict and Society, Law of Tort, Criminal Law, Criminal Justice and Human Rights.

Year 2: Public Law, Theoretical Criminology, Media Law, EU Law, Land Law; and choose one of Policing and Social Control, Prisons and Punishments: Responses to Crime, Violence in Society, Human Rights, Genocide and Resistance.

On completion of year 2 you may choose to undertake a year's paid professional placement. If you choose to take the professional year option, you will not pay fees to the University and will earn a wage for the work that you do.

Year 3: Equity & Trusts, Criminal Justice; choose two of The Practice of Company and Partnership Law, Client Care, Artificial Intelligence and Law, Family Law, Industrial Law, Medical Law and Ethics, Employment Law, Cyber Law, Business Ethics and Sustainability, Civil Litigation, Law in Action, Law in Practice; and choose two of Intersectionality and Crime, Understanding Victims and Victimisation, Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice, The Criminal Justice Process - Criminology, Probation and Rehabilitation, Policing and Social Control, Prisons and Punishment: Responses to Crime, Violence in Society, Human Rights, Genocide and Resistance.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

Salford Business School

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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.

82%
med
Law
86%
med
Criminology

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.

Law

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
72%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
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

82%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
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?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
12%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
D

Sociology

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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

89%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
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?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
17%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

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.

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.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
56%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Legal associate professionals
15%
Legal professionals
14%
Administrative occupations: records

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.

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.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
25%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Other elementary services occupations
6%
Welfare and housing associate 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.

What about your long term prospects?

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

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.

£16k

£16k

£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.

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.

£16k

£16k

£17k

£17k

£19k

£19k

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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