How do I become a lawyer with a criminology and law degree? Need lots of opinions?

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Ok so I’m from the uk and I am wanting to do a degree in criminology with law , a lot of controversy I know lol but at the end of the day I’m passionate about this degree, he however my end goal is to be a criminal lawyer or something in this sector . I know that I should study law or law with criminology but unfortunately I don’t have the grades so my only option is to study criminology with law which I have been given a offer on. How would I go in the law side of things after this degree as I’m hearing from a lot of people that it takes many years. I do have a lack of information on this degree hence why I am asking so I don’t need people to come and attack me. I also don’t want people’s opinion on how this degree is a waste of time because I want to study it .
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Ok so I’m from the uk and I am wanting to do a degree in criminology with law , a lot of controversy I know lol but at the end of the day I’m passionate about this degree, he however my end goal is to be a criminal lawyer or something in this sector . I know that I should study law or law with criminology but unfortunately I don’t have the grades so my only option is to study criminology with law which I have been given a offer on. How would I go in the law side of things after this degree as I’m hearing from a lot of people that it takes many years. I do have a lack of information on this degree hence why I am asking so I don’t need people to come and attack me. I also don’t want people’s opinion on how this degree is a waste of time because I want to study it .
Seems like you are being very naive and need to do more research.
If I were in your position the smartest move to make would be improve your study skills and then resit A levels or do BTEC or an access course to get the best grades possible to get into the best uni. That will save you a lot of grief down the line.


You talk about passion, then resit and get the grades needed.
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Or GDL and the BPTC if you plan to be a criminal barrister.
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Why would I waste 2 more years trying to get the highest grades lol .My grades are good just know the best.
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Seems like you are being very naive and need to do more research.
If I were in your position the smartest move to make would be improve your study skills and then resit A levels or do BTEC or an access course to get the best grades possible to get into the best uni. That will save you a lot of grief down the line.


You talk about passion, then resit and get the grades needed.
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Alright sir no need to be so aggressive. I’m not being defensive, I just know there is a lot of judgmental people on here so I’m just letting them know that I know what they will say and I don’t care
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Why would I waste 2 more years trying to get the highest grades lol .My grades are good just know the best.
So what grades did you get and which uni is your course at?

And the answer is you will just need to do more exams to meet the requirements of the SRA. You seem to know best though so no pint in explaining things to you.
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Lmfao I’m just sick of people getting so aggressive when I talk about this degree,
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So what grades did you get and which uni is your course at?

And the answer is you will just need to do more exams to meet the requirements of the SRA. You seem to know best though so no pint in explaining things to you.
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(Original post by Nournash)
Ok so I’m from the uk and I am wanting to do a degree in criminology with law , a lot of controversy I know lol but at the end of the day I’m passionate about this degree, he however my end goal is to be a criminal lawyer or something in this sector . I know that I should study law or law with criminology but unfortunately I don’t have the grades so my only option is to study criminology with law which I have been given a offer on. How would I go in the law side of things after this degree as I’m hearing from a lot of people that it takes many years. I do have a lack of information on this degree hence why I am asking so I don’t need people to come and attack me. I also don’t want people’s opinion on how this degree is a waste of time because I want to study it .
I am assuming that this isn’t an LLB course, at the end of your degree you’ll have to take a conversion to convert your degree into a law degree and then do finals etc.
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If you want to be a barrister, you finish your degree and do the GDL (if your degree is not 'qualifying', I don't know your chosen uni so I can't clarify this) and then sit the BPTC. You will have to apply for a Pupilage with a chambers. If you want to be a solicitor, I suggest you do some research on the changes the SRA are introducing to examinations and qualification.
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