The course is a qualifying law degree (QLD). It fulfils the requirements of the academic stage of training as specified by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board. This means that you can progress to the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or the vocational stage of training for the bar without additional study.
As well as core legal subjects, you’ll get to choose from various optional modules to suit your own interests. These currently include Commercial Law and White Collar Crime.
After the course, you could continue your legal training or take up employment in sectors such as the police or the probation service. You could also continue your studies on a Master’s degree.
What you'll experience
On this course, you can:
- Bring what you learn to life in mock trials in our replica of a crown court, complete with dock, witness box, public gallery, jury room and interview room
- Use your skills advising members of the public on a variety of aspects of the law, by working in one of our community settings
- Join our student law society and take part in team competitions such as negotiation and mooting
- Develop your understanding of the key issues in criminology
After your second year, you can do an optional work placement year with support from our placements office.
You'll get support in choosing and applying for placements that fit your aspirations, whether you want to work in a legal or non-legal context.
Work experience and career planning
Our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience to boost your career prospects further.
We can help you identify placements, internships and voluntary roles that will complement your studies.
Teaching methods on this course include:
- clinical legal training
- practical learning in our replica court
How you're assessed
You’ll be assessed through:
- coursework essays
- participation in mock trials
- written moot arguments
You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.
Careers and opportunities
After the course, you could progress to a graduate training scheme, go straight into employment in the private, public or voluntary sector, or continue your studies.
If you chose a career in law, you can do the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) or Legal Practice Course (LPC), which are the traditional routes to becoming a barrister or solicitor.
The course also prepares you for graduate training schemes and other roles where you can use your knowledge and experience of law and criminology. For example, in the police force, probation service or prison service.
Roles the graduates have taken on include:
- fraud auditor
- police officer
- criminal management officer in a firm of solicitors
- designated detention officer
- business development executive
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- English Legal System
- Contract Law
- Criminal Law
- Public Law
- Understanding Criminology
- Criminal Justice
- Land Law
- Substantive Law of Tort
- Questioning Criminology
- Key Issues in Criminal Justice
- Research and Professional Development
- Equity and Trusts
- EU Law
- Equality and Human Rights
- Contemporary Criminologies
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- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesCriminal Law Legal Studies Criminology View 356 other Masters in Criminal Law in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 128-136 points from 3 A levels or equivalent.
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International14300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14300 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.