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Law with Criminology

LLB (Hons)

School - Salford Business School

Subject area - Law

UCAS Code: M1M9 (8L41 with professional placement)

Start Dates(s): September

Duration:

LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology (three years full-time)

LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology with Professional Placement Year (four years full-time)

Fees:
UK - £9250 per year

International - £12,000 per year

In Brief:

  • Qualifying law degree with highly transferable skills sought by employers
  • Opportunity of a professional placement with a law firm
  • Overall satisfaction with this course was 100% (Source: NSS 2015)
  • Work/industrial placement opportunity
  • International students can apply

Course Summary

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.

This degree is also offered with a Foundation Year, visit www.salford.ac.uk/ug-courses/business-foundation-year for details.

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Awards and Accreditation

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.

Entry Requirements

Qualification Entry requirements
GCSE Minimum of five, to include Maths and English at grade C or grade 4
UCAS tariff points LLB: 112-120 points
With Professional Placement: 120-128 points
GCE A level BBC-BBB with a minimum of two A2 passes. With professional experience year: BBB-ABB with a minimum of two A2 passes
BTEC National Diploma DMM for the three year programme
DDM with Professional Experience Year
International Baccalaureate Indicatively 31 points for International Baccalaureate Diploma (32 points with experience year)

Entry Requirements

Qualification Entry requirements

Salford Alternative Entry Scheme (SAES)

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.

English Language Requirements

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.

Applicant profile

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.

Fees and Funding

Fees

Type of Study Fee
Full-time £9250 per year
Full-time International £12,000 per year

Additional Costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Teaching

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.

Assessment

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.

Employability

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.

Career Prospects

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.

Alumni Profile

Links with Industry

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.

Placement Opportunities

Further Study

Facilities

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.