Leeds Trinity University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Criminology and Law with Foundation Year in Legal Issues

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Course summary

What makes the criminal mind tick? How do police and lawyers seek to understand the social and psychological causes of crime? How does the legal system provide justice for victims while balancing punishment and rehabilitation for offenders? Criminology and Law explores the answers to these questions, examining criminal behaviour from a range of legal, social, policing and social justice viewpoints. This four-year course includes an initial full-time Foundation Year and offers an alternative route into university and gaining a degree. This route is for you if you do not have the necessary qualifications or don’t yet feel ready to begin degree-level study, or are returning to education and would like some support to get up to speed with learning in a university setting. The Foundation Year in Legal Issues will allow you to develop your academic skills and confidence as well as introduce you to key concepts, debates and skills that will support and inform your subsequent years of undergraduate study. Following successful completion of your Foundation Year, you’ll progress onto Year 1 of our Criminology and Law BA Joint (Hons) degree.

Course details

Modules

Academic skills and studying with confidence: We'll help you develop core academic skills such as using electronic resources, planning and note-taking, communication skills related to essay and report writing and delivering presentations. You'll learn how to manage your time, how to prioritise and how to manage stress, and you’ll become more confident in engaging with collaborative learning, debates, discussions and critical reflection. Project: You’ll study an area of interest related to your chosen degree. You’ll work individually on your project, whether that's a written report, a presentation and oral examination, a film or a series of blog posts. You’ll undertake problem-solving learning, and formative feedback and support will be provided throughout, helping develop your self-confidence. Understanding UK Case Law: This module will introduce you to the principal methods of legal reporting for news, journals and specialised reports as well as focusing on case research, legal terminology, citations and judicial reasoning. You will take part in seminars and group work to explore selected case reports and provide additional information through reference resources. Common Law and Precedent: This module will introduce you to the system of common law and the practice of precedent as well as focusing on case research, legal terminology, citations and judicial reasoning. You will take part in seminars and group work to explore selected case reports and provide additional information through reference resources. For module information on the related three-year honours degree, please visit our website.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
M1M0
Institution code:
L24
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


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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
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

We advise students that there may be additional course costs in addition to annual tuition fees: Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. On some courses there may be additional costs, such as field trips, equipment, accreditations, that may be part-funded by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course. You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.
Criminology and Law with Foundation Year in Legal Issues at Leeds Trinity University - UCAS