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.
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. Law Project You’ll study an area of interest related to your chosen future academic specialisation or area of legal practice interest. 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, with formative feedback and support provided throughout, helping develop your self-confidence. Law Foundations This module will introduce you to foundation legal principles and concepts. You will explore various fundamentals of law - including their connection with the English legal system - focusing on interesting and topical contexts, cases and principles as well as the way the law is reported, how citations work and how to research cases. Law and Society This module will encourage you to engage with the broader implications of law in society. Drawing on examples from topical legal areas and legal practice, you’ll develop an understanding of the nature of common law and legal precedent within UK Law, in distinction from civil code systems. You will take part in seminars and group work to explore selected case studies and reports and locate additional information through reference resources. For module information on the related three-year honours degree, please visit our website.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.