Why this course? • Learn from dedicated tutors, with extensive criminological and legal knowledge of national and international justice systems • Opportunity to study an optional mini-SQE module to help pass your SQE assessments • Silver in the 2023 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for delivering high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students About this course Gain the key legal skills required in our ‘law in practice’ environment while specialising in current trends and responses to crime. Through practice-based learning, you will learn to understand the law in the context of everyday life and legal practice, and apply your learning to critical criminological and legal issues. You will begin by building a comprehension of the key functions of the English legal system, explore the moral dimension of the practice of law, grasp criminal law and human rights, and learn to present reasoned and logical arguments. A high proportion of your time will be spent working face to face with tutors, developing your understanding of legal and criminological issues, and the core skills and competencies legal practitioners are expected to have. Skills You will be encouraged to think like a lawyer from day one. Exploring the essential law foundation subjects, you will learn to practise law, with a good understanding of current trends and responses to crime. The course has been designed by experienced academics and practitioners, with input from our internationally-renowned Crucible Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice. It is specifically designed for your career development. Throughout your degree, you will gain the practical experience of putting law into action through our pro bono activities at the Law Clinic and the Citizens' Advice Bureau and have the opportunity to go on work placements. Above all, this degree provides you with a qualifying law degree, with a specialism in criminology. Career opportunities You will be qualified to work in a range of legal and criminal justice related professions, for example, as a paralegal, crime analyst, practising solicitor or barrister. Graduates can also work in prison and probation services, the police, the Home Office, the Ministry of Justice and the court system. You will also be equipped to work in any career that demands critical reasoning skills. Our dedicated Careers Adviser has established links with graduate recruiters and can help you obtain a graduate role. You will be supported to map out your aptitudes and create a career plan.
Examples include: • Legal Systems, Ethics and Skills • Professional Practice in Social Sciences • Equity & Trusts
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Please see https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/applying/undergraduate-entry-requirements/
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with a minimum of 5.5 in each band|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||with the following minimum scores: Reading: 18 Writing: 17 Listening: 17 Speaking: 20|
|PTE Academic||59||with no less than 59 in any band|
|Cambridge English Advanced||C||grade C in tests prior to 2015 with no less than 'weak' in any band|
We may accept other high school English qualifications if you are applying for an undergraduate degree. Please contact us at [email protected] to clarify.
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|