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BA (Hons)Law and Sociology

Bucks New University
United Kingdom, High Wycombe
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Overview

The sector that this course is aimed at is changing, and becoming much more litigious, for example NHS medical and social services have invested heavily in legal expertise buy in and legal training, including medical records witness training, with negligence cases growing rapidly. Legal knowledge and awareness is at the heart of decision-making.

This programme focuses on the development of enhanced transferrable skills and employability-focused opportunities for students, while ensuring the emergence of sound social scientific understanding of the nature of social and economic change from a socio legal perspective.

This joint programme is excellent preparation for a wide variety of occupations and sectors, including commercial businesses, charities, government and nongovernment agencies, healthcare, community support organisations, police and other criminal law agencies and departments, including probation.

Skills for a competitive job market

The nature of the programme will provide students with an interest in a career in law/sociology and/or wanting to apply their knowledge in another area of business or service provision, to develop a depth of legal and sociological understanding in areas such as race, ethnicity, gender, age, education, labour, social class that impact on work and how organisations operate.

By combining law and sociology, you can study our innovative sociology modules, for example, disability in the criminal justice system, as well as gain an understanding of the work environment, including volunteering. It will also provide an opportunity for filtering legal knowledge and legal skills gained via the study of real-world scenarios, including opportunities to volunteer in the citizens advice bureau and other legal advice and healthcare service providers, court services provision and probation.

This will help you develop the multidisciplinary skills, knowledge and experience that makes you versatile and relevant for the competitive job market.

Experienced and supportive course team

Our team of tutors includes qualified lawyers and social scientists, combining backgrounds as academics and as practitioners, so they add depth and breadth to your experience of law and sociology.

With smaller, more intimate class sizes, our staff are committed to nurturing your development, helping you graduate with the skills and capabilities for a successful and fulfilling career.

Who is it for?

The combined programme would be of interest to students who do not wish to qualify as lawyers or barristers, and who may already be working or interested in a career in the relevant sectors, as well as enhancing postgraduate and employability opportunities as a result of undertaking this combined course of study.

Career opportunities

Key employers, and work opportunities, include commercial employers, small and large, banks and insurance agencies, human resources, in-house company and industry advisers, as well as law firms, advocacy agencies, the courts, legal advice providers, and civil service departments. This degree will also prepare you to work in charities, including gender action support groups, environmental groups, child support and domestic violence support groups, local housing trusts as well as the police, probation, private investigation and the NHS.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States