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Criminology and Law, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #1001 (WUR) Cambridge, United Kingdom
If you want to explore the perspectives around the causes of crime and the role and function of the criminal justice system, together with the complementary study of key legal principles, then this degree gives you an opportunity to study Law alongside Criminology in an integrated programme. 
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Overview

In addition to giving you knowledge of law, and civil and criminal justice systems, it will help you develop a critical understanding of the connections between the law and the institutions, processes and perceptions of crime and criminal justice and examine the complex and often contradictory relationship between crime, justice and the law. You will be studying cutting edge, contemporary subjects alongside staff at the forefront of research in Criminology and Law.

  • Gain exemptions from qualifying law modules towards the academic stage of training to become a solicitor or barrister (specific modules must be selected);
  • Benefit from highly-committed research active staff and visiting experts who will introduce you to new concepts and ideas.

Career Prospects

You will be prepared for a career in legal or legal related training, social work, probation, youth justice, youth and community work, research, police service, prison service, criminal justice agencies, welfare rights, care and resettlement of offenders, and civil liberties.

This degree also provides you with the opportunity to gain exemptions required by The Law Society of England and Wales, the legal professional body which validates the academic stage of legal training towards becoming either a barrister or a solicitor. You will need to choose specific optional modules in order to be eligible for these exemptions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Criminology and the Modern World 
  • Introduction to Criminological Theory 
  • Introduction to the Criminal Justice Process 
  • Legal Methods and Systems 
  • Law of Contract 
  • Law of Torts 
  • Critical Criminological Theory 
  • Crime, Media and Criminology
  • Generating Reputations 
  • 'Race', Crime and Criminology 
  • Gender, Sex and Violence
  • Work Experience 
  • Crime, Law and Society 
  • Youth Justice 
  • Violence and Society 
  • Challenging Childhoods
  • European Union Constitutional Law 
  • Criminal Law 
  • Equity and Trusts 
  • European Union Substantive Law 
  • Land Law 
  • Public Law 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    58

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

120 UCAS Tariff points. No specific subjects are required.

Some typical examples of how you can achieve 120 UCAS Tariff points are detailed below.

  • A Levels – BBB;
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications) – Distinction, Distinction, Merit (DDM);
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma – 45 credits at Level 3, for example 24 credits at Distinction and 21 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Subject to eligibility, UK and EU students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

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