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    Hi everyone,
    So I have a LLB Law with Politics degree, graduated 3 years ago and now have a mundane, boring job. I want to do my masters part-time (or at least PGDip to get me back into that academic headspace again). Courses I’m more interested in have been like crime & justice and more criminology based than law or politics. With me not having any experience in any -ology (crim-, socio-, psych- etc), will I be at a major disadvantage?
    I’m not doing it as a stepping stone to a career, I just miss academics really but I really could not deal with the failure so if I’ll be in over my head I’d rather know!
    *Please don’t suggest I do a Law MA (the only ones I’ve seen have had the compulsory modules I actively avoided at uni) or LPC (my solicitor dreams died years ago).*
    Thanks everyone/anyone who replies
    Jessica
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    Hi everyone,
    So I have a LLB Law with Politics degree, graduated 3 years ago and now have a mundane, boring job. I want to do my masters part-time (or at least PGDip to get me back into that academic headspace again). Courses I’m more interested in have been like crime & justice and more criminology based than law or politics. With me not having any experience in any -ology (crim-, socio-, psych- etc), will I be at a major disadvantage?
    I’m not doing it as a stepping stone to a career, I just miss academics really but I really could not deal with the failure so if I’ll be in over my head I’d rather know!
    *Please don’t suggest I do a Law MA (the only ones I’ve seen have had the compulsory modules I actively avoided at uni) or LPC (my solicitor dreams died years ago).*
    Thanks everyone/anyone who replies
    Jessica
    The ology I wouldnt worry about. It is just knowledge. You could always do some pre reading, but you understand the legal aspect already.

    My concern is it sounds like a bit of escapism. maybe have a look at a detailed course structure to see what you are letting yourself in for.

    Imo it sounds like a bit of escapism and expensive at that. Maybe you will end up enjoying it and it can inspire you to related work. GL.
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    (Original post by TS1301827)
    Hi everyone,
    So I have a LLB Law with Politics degree, graduated 3 years ago and now have a mundane, boring job. I want to do my masters part-time (or at least PGDip to get me back into that academic headspace again). Courses I’m more interested in have been like crime & justice and more criminology based than law or politics. With me not having any experience in any -ology (crim-, socio-, psych- etc), will I be at a major disadvantage?
    I’m not doing it as a stepping stone to a career, I just miss academics really but I really could not deal with the failure so if I’ll be in over my head I’d rather know!
    *Please don’t suggest I do a Law MA (the only ones I’ve seen have had the compulsory modules I actively avoided at uni) or LPC (my solicitor dreams died years ago).*
    Thanks everyone/anyone who replies
    Jessica
    Hey

    Some universities, such as Hope, will ask for an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. I would suggest that Law is relevant to Criminology and as long as you can demonstrate this on your application it should be fine.

    I hope this helps and best of luck with finding a course to best suit you
    Ruth
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    Thank you both, I will invest in some -ology books so I have a bit more knowledge before enrolling.

    I’m looking at the Open University and taking 1 day a week (as well as weekends) so hopefully that’ll be enough. It will be expensive escapism!

    If anyone can suggest any books (criminology for dummies kind of thing 😅) that would be greatly appreciated!
 
 
 
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