Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Law with Criminal Justice with Foundation Year

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Course summary

Foundation Year Our Foundation Year provides an excellent alternative route to Keele, providing a unique opportunity to better prepare for your chosen degree, and with guaranteed entry onto your undergraduate course once you successfully complete your Foundation Year. This extra year of study can improve your academic skills, expand your subject knowledge, give you a better understanding of higher education and, perhaps most importantly of all, build your confidence. On the Keele Foundation Year, you'll study on campus, joining our undergraduate community from the outset, with access to all the facilities and support that you'd get as an undergraduate student at Keele. International Students For International Students, Foundation Years are delivered through our dedicated on-campus provider, Keele University International College. To find out more, visit Law with Criminal Justice Studying Law with Criminal Justice will allow you to develop your knowledge of foundational law subjects alongside gaining a deeper insight into the criminal justice system. You will explore how crime is defined and how the criminal justice process operates. Our programme will allow you to tailor your course with a range of optional modules. You will also have the opportunity to get involved with extra curricular activities, such as our mooting competitions and Legal Advice Clinics, that will enhance your learning experience and prepare you for your chosen career. Why choose this course?

  • Global Top 250 for Law (Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings, 2023)
  • Study the seven foundations of legal knowledge required by The Bar Standards Board
  • Prepare for various legal careers and non-legal careers with a wide range of skills and expertise in criminal justice
  • Tailor your degree to your interests and career aspirations, through an extensive choice of modules
  • Wide range of career enhancing opportunities: Legal Advice Clinics, Community Legal Outreach programmes, practical legal skills competitions and placement schemes
Law with Criminal Justice at Keele combines two closely related areas of study, providing a solid legal foundation for a career within the criminal law arena. Through a carefully crafted curriculum, you will develop the skills and acumen required to enter the legal profession as a solicitor or barrister, working in a criminal law practice, or for a career within the Crown Prosecution Service, Probation, Home Office, Court Service and Police. Blending core legal modules with specialist criminal justice themes, you will build your knowledge of the major principles of English and EU law, enabling you to develop a clear understanding of how the law operates. You will develop your understanding through both theoretical and practical experience and acquire various skills that will support you throughout your learning and employment prospects. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Please note, our fees for 2023 entry will be available soon. Although we review our fees annually and these may change, our 2022 entry fees are available on our website:
Law with Criminal Justice with Foundation Year at Keele University - UCAS