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law with criminology

criminology

Please if someone could help me to understand the difference in them and which is better/worse or a list or pros/cons to each please? Trying to do my application and can't decide on courses and don't know if I am best to just do criminology alone or with law? I am unsure of the difference.
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law with criminology

criminology

Please if someone could help me to understand the difference in them and which is better/worse or a list or pros/cons to each please? Trying to do my application and can't decide on courses and don't know if I am best to just do criminology alone or with law? I am unsure of the difference.
Look at the course syllabus.

Law with criminology is likely to be a joint honours with at least 50% law and criminology modules.

You will study some non criminology (contract, negligence,property etc) subjects and will have the option to make it a qualifying law degree t give you the option of the faster route for a career in becoming a solicitor along with other law graduates.
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/un...course-profile

Criminology will be mostly criminology with a few law modules relating to the criminal justice system and none of those relating to non criminal law. There will be more specialist focus on the wider sociological issues.

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/un...ourse-details/

Law with criminology = more law based and less specialist, but has the option of being a qualifying law degree which can help with further legal study.

Criminology is the specialist criminology degree and you only study law which relates to the criminal justice system.

Neither is better than the other, they just have different use for jobs. Decide whether you want to do half a law degree or whether you just want to focus on criminology.

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-...ee/criminology
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Look at the course syllabus.

Law with criminology is likely to be a joint honours with at least 50% law and criminology modules.

You will study some non criminology (contract, negligence,property etc) subjects and will have the option to make it a qualifying law degree t give you the option of the faster route for a career in becoming a solicitor along with other law graduates.
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/un...course-profile

Criminology will be mostly criminology with a few law modules relating to the criminal justice system and none of those relating to non criminal law. There will be more specialist focus on the wider sociological issues.

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/un...ourse-details/

Law with criminology = more law based and less specialist, but has the option of being a qualifying law degree which can help with further legal study.

Criminology is the specialist criminology degree and you only study law which relates to the criminal justice system.

Neither is better than the other, they just have different use for jobs. Decide whether you want to do half a law degree or whether you just want to focus on criminology.

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-...ee/criminology
Thank you! So basically I don't want to go into a law career, but would like to study this subject as it's of my best interest. Would you suggest law with criminology then?
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Thank you! So basically I don't want to go into a law career, but would like to study this subject as it's of my best interest. Would you suggest law with criminology then?
When I tell people I am a law grad, they start talking about criminal law and defending clients you know are guilty. I know little to nothing about it and have taken 1 criminal law module. The rest has been private law.

You should know that law is a diverse degree and not very criminological.
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