The course is a three year law degree with options that focus on criminology. It is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in the legal or wider public or commercial sectors, and who have an interest in criminal justice, crime and criminal behaviour. It has a practical focus, with employability integrated into the course. There is a high level of face-to-face tuition which for the law modules is delivered predominantly by professionally qualified lawyers. Students will study the key legal topics and related skills that are critical for the modern law student but also have a choice of options. The course is delivered over two semesters per academic year. The students study six modules per year.
The course will deliver an insight into critical legal and criminological topics and develop knowledge and understanding of key concepts in a practical environment. Students will have practical issues raised and develop relevant skills of analysis, research, problem-solving, and communication skills so as to resolve those issues but also the relevant skills to be able to communicate them.
This course will assist students to gain employment within the wider legal sector (and other commercial/business fields) and also complete the academic stage of training for those who wish to progress to become solicitors or barristers or form the foundation for those who wish to study for Masters degrees.
There are two semesters per academic year. Each semester is 15 weeks long; 12 weeks face-to-face tuition, one week consolidation/revision and two weeks to complete the assessments. Students study three modules per semester. All modules are worth 20 credits. The course starts with a one week freshers/induction week.
A range of assessment methods will be used. Some will be by examination (two hours, 10 multiple choice questions and a choice of two from six long form questions). Some will be by coursework (which may be essay, project report or portfolio) and some by way of oral presentation. This range of assessment methods reflects the practical nature of the programme and aligns the assessment with the learning outcomes of the programme. A mock assessment will be included.
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My tutors, who are all qualified lawyers, barristers, and judges, were fantastic – intellectually sharp, organised, and offering strong content packed lectures based on their own lived experience of practicing law. They are also really supportive and always available for a chat. The Uni also has a wide range of electronic resources and journals that are incredibly helpful. There plenty of opportunities for practical placements, thanks to its connections to all the major City of London law firms, which is invaluable experience in starting a legal career. The career support and legal vacancy database available is incredibly helpful.
Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Channel Islands at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for International at £13,500
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