Law with Criminology with Professional Placement Year at University of Salford - UCAS

University of Salford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Law with Criminology with Professional Placement Year

Course summary

Designed to allow you to gain a qualifying law degree, as well as to explore crime and justice from a sociological perspective, Law with Criminology is a programme for people who wish to embark on a career in law and lift the lid on some of the most important and contentious issues facing society. An industry-focus is placed at the heart of every programme delivered at Salford Business School. Modules are designed around the current needs of employers and the law profession. We also place great emphasis on the development of your professional skills; you will have the opportunity to shadow working lawyers and judges, practise your learning during a year’s work placement and develop your client care skills by helping people looking for support from our legal advice schemes. In this way, you learn to put your academic knowledge into practice. Extra-curricular activities, like mooting and trips, are organised by our student-led Law Society, complementing your studies and enhancing your experience throughout. Law with Criminology equips you with the tools you need for a successful career in the legal sector and an advanced knowledge of criminology. The programme is accredited by the Bar Standards Board. This means your studies will satisfy the requirements of the legal professional body for the award of a qualifying law degree with nine generic core law modules and one other specialist law module. All our undergraduate law courses are available with: • Placement Year - gain important work experience. You will not pay fees to the University and will earn a wage for the work that you do • Foundation Year – start with the fundamental areas of business and the key skill you need to study at University level • Study Abroad – study with one of our partner Universities for a semester or a year Find out more at Our commitment to our students Our goal is to prepare you for a fulfilling life and professional career. Along the way, you’ll learn to be curious, adaptable and confident, ready to meet the digital, ethical and sustainability challenges of the 21st century. How will we - together - achieve this? Find out more at


Year 1: Contract Law, Legal Writing and Analytical Skills, Crime, Conflict and Society, Law of Tort, Criminal Law, Criminal Justice and Human Rights. Year 2: Public Law, Theoretical Criminology, Media Law, EU Law, Land Law; and choose one of Policing and Social Control, Prisons and Punishments: Responses to Crime, Violence in Society, Human Rights, Genocide and Resistance. On completion of year 2 you may choose to undertake a year's paid professional placement. If you choose to take the professional year option, you will not pay fees to the University and will earn a wage for the work that you do. Year 3: Equity & Trusts, Criminal Justice; choose two of The Practice of Company and Partnership Law, Client Care, Artificial Intelligence and Law, Family Law, Industrial Law, Medical Law and Ethics, Employment Law, Cyber Law, Business Ethics and Sustainability, Civil Litigation, Law in Action, Law in Practice; and choose two of Intersectionality and Crime, Understanding Victims and Victimisation, Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice, The Criminal Justice Process - Criminology, Probation and Rehabilitation, Policing and Social Control, Prisons and Punishment: Responses to Crime, Violence in Society, Human Rights, Genocide and Resistance.

Assessment method

We use different forms of assessment in different modules and wherever possible these will reflect the types of work you will do in the ‘real world’ for example, report writing, presentations and business pitches. Exams will only be used when it is a requirement for professional accreditation. Throughout your studies, the work you produce will help to build your personal portfolio of professional evidence that you will be able to use in job applications and interviews.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Law with Criminology with Professional Placement Year at University of Salford - UCAS