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Course summary

  • Join a long tradition of legal history in the city of Winchester
  • Develop real-world professional skills from practical assessments such as negotiation and mooting – presenting a legal argument to defeat an opponent in court
  • Gain in-depth legal knowledge while developing your understanding of the criminal mind and behaviours.
  • Benefit from small numbers in tutorials, which allow for rewarding discussions and debates and closer interaction with our expert staff
The BA (Hons) Law with Criminology Programme explores the legal framework of our modern society, whilst being underpinned by criminological theories and issues. Legal knowledge and practical skills will be developed alongside an applied examination of the fundamentals of contemporary criminal justice. The Law discipline at Winchester has been developed to embed legal skills, which include mooting, negotiation and client‐interviewing as a general learning, teaching and assessment method. The emphasis on skills-based learning is a core component of the programme and forms a key element in the assessment pattern. Our three‐year Law with Criminology course appeals to those who are fascinated by these two overlapping and intellectually stimulating subjects. Taught by research‐active experts who form part of a strong and lively community of students and staff, you are actively encouraged to critically evaluate a broad range of criminal and legal concepts, developing your understanding for strategic and operational entities. Studying for a law degree with us is a thought-provoking experience. The programme encourages you to develop an enquiring and critical attitude to law, learn to think logically and communicate clearly. In Year 1, you study The English Legal System and Academic Legal Skills; Introduction to English Legal Process and Practical Legal Skills; Introduction to Public Law; Public Law: Judicial Review and Human Rights; Foundations of the Law of Tort; Further Principles of Tort; Introduction to Criminology, and Police and Police Work. In Year 2, you study Criminal Law - Principles and Personal Offences; Criminal Law - Property Related Offences; Criminal Justice; Penology, and Violent Crime. In Year 3 you undertake a dissertation or an Independent Research Project. This provides you with an opportunity to research in-depth an area of law which is of particular interest with the support of an assigned supervisor. A wide range of optional modules available in Years 2 and 3 may include The Politics of Crime; Human Rights Law; Medical Law; Mental Health Law; Employment Law in the Workplace; Intellectual Property Law, and Technology and Cyber Law.


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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We accept a wide range of non-UK qualifications and use UK NARIC (National Recognition Information Centre) guidelines to confirm their equivalence.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of 2 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 2 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. We welcome applicants who have completed the Extended Project (EP/EPQ) and points obtained from this qualification will be included in any offer. In addition, we accept a maximum of 32 points from level 3 qualifications below A2 that are included in the tariff (e.g. AS-levels not studied at A-level, music or dance qualifications). If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £16700 Year 1
International £16700 Year 1

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