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LLB (Hons)Law with Criminology

St Mary's University
United Kingdom, Twickenham
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Overview

The Law with Criminology programme is tailored for students who are interested in careers in the criminal justice system, or are interested in law and in becoming a barrister or solicitor.

A major challenge to society is ‘crime’. Criminology examines ‘crime’ and ‘deviance,’ and the processes through which the criminal justice system responds to these phenomena.

You will learn the core ‘foundations of legal knowledge’ required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board in order to pass the academic stage of training and progress on to the vocational stage.

Future changes to the qualification routes for solicitors with the introduction by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of the new Solicitors Qualifying Exam (‘SQE’) mean that if you start a law degree course in the 2021/22 academic year or later, you would need to pass the SQE to qualify as a solicitor.

The Criminology modules on offer as part of this degree enable you to explore why crime exists, how crime and deviance is socially constructed, which societies have the most crime and how societies deal with crime. No society is crime free; crime and society are intertwined.

By studying this degree you’ll develop the analytical and reasoning skills essential for formulating legal arguments and will gain a thorough understanding of key issues within criminology. Not only does it allow graduates to pursue legal careers, but the programme provides the opportunity to pursue several career pathways.

Career opportunities

Although many law graduates will go on to their vocational training in order to practise law as a barrister, solicitor, legal executive, others become paralegals. Almost half of graduates use their law degree to enter careers in the private and public sector, public services, commerce and government.

Generally, a Law with Criminology LLB degree is highly valued by employers in all sectors as you will have a range of highly transferable skills as well as a detailed and analytical knowledge of law.

Law with Criminology graduates have a wide variety of career options including those in the criminal justice system. Possible career pathways include:

  • Policy and administration
  • Government civil service
  • Campaign groups working for social and criminal justice
  • Investigating justice and victim support
  • The Police
  • HM Prison Service
  • National Probation Service
  • Community, health and social work
  • Postgraduate programmes, research and teaching
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