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.
Salford Law School's Master of Moots Chris Mallon talks about the practice of 'mooting' and competing in national competitions.
Studying Law with Criminology at the University of Salford gives you;
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.
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.
Choose two criminology modules from:
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.
|GCSE||Minimum of five at grade C or higher, to include English language and maths|
|UCAS tariff points||LLB: 260-300 points
With Professional Placement: 280-320 points
|GCE A level||LLB: BCC with a minimum of two A2 passes
With Professional Placement: BBC with a minimum of two A2 passes
|BTEC National Diploma||DMM/DMM - DDM|
|International Baccalaureate||indicatively 24 points for International Baccalaureate Diploma (25 points with experience year)|
We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.
There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.
For admission to programmes of study at the University an applicant whose native tongue is not English must possess a current qualification deemed acceptable by the University as evidence of proficiency in the English Language. For entry to level 4,5,6 such a qualification must equate to a minimum average score of 6.5 or above (and for each component 5.5 or above) from the Cambridge/British Council English Language Testing Service (IELTS) or alternative examinations as recognised by the University.
Any student wishing to embark on legal study must be prepared to work consistently and to meet the demanding standards and deadlines required by the academic and professional strands of a qualifying law degree.
Law and criminology involve a high level of self directed study and research outside the classroom. Every week and in every law module you will be required to read, digest and critically analyse complex primary source materials. In all your modules you will be required to critically evaluate source materials and the academic arguments of others and to construct your own logical, ethical and well-resourced arguments.
Applicants will be expected to be up-to-date with news and enjoy reading, debating and developing their own arguments.
You will benefit from a wide range of teaching methods which keep your studies interesting. Lectures, seminars, practical workshops, mooting exercises and case study classes are used across our modules and ensure variety in your learning experience. This is further enhanced by our Virtual Learning Environment and the use of podcasts, blogs, discussion boards and electronic voting systems, which making classes highly interactive.
Over the duration of your course a range of assessment techniques will be used. Types of assessment include; essays, assignments, exams, multiple choice tests, online tests, group reports, and portfolio work. The weighting between exams and coursework varies between modules and years, but exams still play a major role.
Studying law will enable you to go onto a wide range of future careers both within and outside the law. As well as barristers and solicitors, students may go onto work in local government, the financial industry, the probation service, in many different managerial roles and some will become legal academics.
Our first cohort of Law with Criminology students graduated from Salford Law School in July 2010. Many of them will now have completed their Legal Practice Course or the Bar Professional Training Course, to allow them to continue to qualify as solicitors and barristers. Other students are working as paralegals or legal executives, some in administrative roles and many have continued onto postgraduate qualifications. We look forward to continued contact with these students, to see which career path they choose.
Studying law prepares you for a wide range of different careers and your degree will be highly sought after by employers of all kinds.
Our first cohort of Law with Criminology students graduated from in July 2010. Many of them will now have completed their Legal Practice Course or the Bar Professional Training Course, to allow them to continue to qualify as solicitors and barristers. Other students are working as paralegals or legal executives, some in administrative roles and many have continued onto postgraduate qualifications. We look forward to continued contact with these students, to see which career path they choose.
Students will have the opportunity to source a paralegal placement with a law firm for a duration of 9-12 months as part of their course. The School will assist students with finding a placement. This takes place between years two and three, and students have the opportunity to learn valuable work-based skills in a professional legal environment.
This is an excellent opportunity which allows the student to graduate with the LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology (with Professional Placement) degree, which few other universities are able to offer.
You will also have the opportunity of a mini-pupillage at a local barristers’ chambers, as well as other short placement options.
Salford Law has developed strong links with local professions and opportunities exist for students to engage with a wide range of firms and practices.
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You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.
As a UK/EU student you could be entitled to:
As an International student you could be entitled to:
The Vice-Chancellor's Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship is currently available to international students who achieve ABB at A level (or equivalent).
Salford Business School is located at the heart of the University’s Peel campus in the newly refurbished Lady Hale Building, and the new Chapman Building, offering state-of-the-art facilities for the Business School’s student learning community, just minutes from Manchester city centre. Chapman is a stylish modern space with six lecture theatres equipped with the very latest technology and large screen displays, a series of communal learning and breakout spaces, plus a Fairtrade café with panoramic views across the campus. Lady Hale is the home to all dedicated business school student support including the school office, an employability hub, a base for the Business School society, several open study spaces and a mock trial room for Salford Law students.
M1M9 (8L41 with professional placement)
Start Dates: September
LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology (three years full-time)
LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology with Professional Placement Year (four years full-time)