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?
Law and Criminology explores the answers to these questions, examining criminal behaviour from a range of legal, social, policing, and social justice viewpoints.
You'll learn about the structure and nature of the legal system of England and Wales, which includes the criminal justice system. We'll give you an overview of the processes through which criminal behaviour is addressed – from profiling and arrest, to sentencing and rehabilitation – as well as exploring important related aspects, such as family law and comparative law.
You'll work with a range of theories and methodologies used to understand and respond to criminal behaviour, as well as gaining an understanding of the causes and consequences of crime, looking at serious and violent crime in particular. And you'll have the chance to look at different types of criminal groups, such as football hooligans and crime gangs, as well as different social perceptions of crime.
Professional work placements in each year of your degree will provide you with insights into the range of professional careers available. You'll have the chance to specialise in your preferred area of law and criminology in a substantial research project, along with getting the option to complete a year-long professional project module with an employer.
You'll graduate with a solid grounding in law and criminology, which will prepare you for a range of careers in youth justice, the Criminal Justice System, and local government. You'll also have the chance to develop a set of transferable skills that would prepare you for the further study you need to become a barrister's clerk, advice worker, civil service administrator, journalist, or immigration adviser.
We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You'll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months' professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out. Leeds is one of the UK's major centre for legal services, making it an ideal setting for placement and graduate opportunities. You'll complete a seven-week professional work placement in your first year and a six-week placement in your second year, and we have links to local youth justice, policing, and penal justice placements.
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
16 September 2019
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
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The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||104 points||GCSE in English language at grade C or 4 or higher is required|
|International||£11,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.