Law with Criminology
School - Salford Business School
Subject area - Law
UCAS Code: M1M9 (8L41 with professional placement)
Start Dates(s): September
LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology (three years full-time)
LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology with Professional Placement Year (four years full-time)
UK - £9,250 per year
International - £13,320 per year
- Overall satisfaction with this course was 100% (Source: NSS 2017)
- Gain a qualifying law degree, accredited by the Bar Standards Board and the Solicitors Regulation Authority, with highly transferable skills
- Enhance your employability with a year-long professional placement with a law firm; during this year, you will not pay University fees and you will earn a salary for your work
- Benefit from strong industry links to help develop your skills in real-world situations
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
Law with Criminology allows you to gain a qualifying law degree but also caters for those who are interested in discovering more about crime and justice from a sociological perspective. It is an excellent degree if you wish to pursue a career in the field of criminal justice (for example, the police service, probation service, Crown Prosecution Service, prison service or other related fields).
As well as acquiring specialised legal knowledge, studying law and criminology will also provide you with highly transferable skills that are valued by employers from many walks of life. Law graduates are skilled in oral and written communication, proficient in research and are able to solve problems in a structured and logical way. This course has a wide range of module choices so you can tailor your learning to your interests and learn from our specialist lecturers.
The programme also offers a wide range of learning outside the classroom including an exciting series of guest lectures and industry visits. There is a dynamic Law Society (run by students on the Law programmes) which organises extra-curricular activities – including Mooting, law debates and trips - as well as social events and competitions that will enhance your student experience and help you make new friends and connections
The programme is accredited by the Bar Standards Board and by the Solicitors Regulation authority. To satisfy the requirements of the legal professional bodies for the award of a qualifying law degree you will take nine generic core law modules, and one other specialist law module. You will also take three business related modules.
This degree is also offered with a Foundation Year, visit www.salford.ac.uk/ug-courses/business-foundation-year for details.
There was a really warm and friendly feel about the University. The staff in the School have been so supportive and I cannot thank them enough. It’s not just chalk and talk at Salford. We can participate in the lectures and engage with the topics.
As well as placements in Law firms and taking part in the CLOCK initiative, we were given valuable opportunities to sit in chambers and put our questions to two judges. Salford really does fully prepare you for the working world ensuring you have the opportunity to gain as much industry experience as possible.Kirsty Ann Mayle, LLB Law
Studying Law at the University of Salford gives you a solid grounding in:
- The foundation subjects at the heart of every qualifying law degree
- Specialist studies in some key commercial and business law subjects
- Core modules focussed on the principles of business and entrepreneurship.
The course normally runs over three academic years, or four years if you decide to take a professional placement.
Each academic year is divided into two semesters, during which you will study three modules worth 20 credits each, making a total of six modules studied each year worth 120 credits. On graduation you will have taken eighteen modules altogether, which makes up the 360 credits required for an honours degree.
If you take a professional placement year between your second and third years, you will accumulate a further 60 credits.
To satisfy the requirements of the legal professional bodies for the award of a qualifying law degree you will take nine generic core law modules, and one other specialist law module. In years two and three you will have the opportunity to select an option from a range of specialist law, business and management modules.
During year 1 of your LLB course, you will study six core modules, four law modules and two criminology modules. The majority of the law modules are common to law schools across the country as they are determined by professional requirements. Alongside these modules, at Salford we will ensure you have all the key skills you need to be successful in the core legal modules. Your criminology modules in year 1 set the scene, providing introductions to the criminal justice system and some key concepts in criminology.
During year 2 you will continue your study of core legal modules and start to diversify in your study of criminology.
Choose two modules from:
In your final year, you will study the final core legal modules and choose from a range of optional modules in criminology. This will allow you to tailor your studies to your particular interests and learn from our specialist lecturers.
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.