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University of Plymouth

Law with Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies

UCAS Code: M216

Bachelor of Law (with Honours) - LLB (Hons)

Entry requirements


120 UCAS Tariff points, including a minimum of 2 A Levels, excluding General Studies. Preferable subjects include English, History, Languages, Geography, Sociology, and Law, but any subjects are considered.

Considered in combination.

Pass a named Access to HE Diploma in any subject with at least 33 credits at Merit and/ or Distinction. Preferable subjects include English, History, Languages, Geography, Sociology, and Law, but any subjects are considered.

Considered in combination.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

To include a Grade 4 in a preferable subject at Higher Level. Preferable subjects include English, History, Languages, Geography, Sociology, and Law. Maths and English accepted within

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H2,H3,H3

Preferable subjects include English, History, Languages, Geography, Sociology, and Law, but any subjects are considered.

Considered in combination

Considered in combination

Considered in combination

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

Any subject is considered.

Considered in combination

120 UCAS Tariff points, including a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers. Preferable subjects include English, History, Languages, Geography, Sociology, and Law, but any subjects are considered.

Considered in combination with Advanced Highers.

UCAS Tariff

120

Including a minimum of 2 A Levels, excluding General Studies. Preferable subjects include English, History, Languages, Geography, Sociology, and Law, but any subjects are considered.

Considered in combination.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

Law

Criminology

Ready to make your mark? Our academically challenging, qualifying law degree will prepare you for a career in the legal or criminal justice professions and beyond. With strong public and private sector connections, and a focus on workplace learning, well ground you in the fundamentals of law and criminology so you can set your sights high. From national competitions to High Court appeals and community projects our students win acclaim. And a satisfaction rating of 87%* says theyre enjoying it.Youll benefit from working with a faculty of highly qualified law and criminal justice staff who provide a great mix of research-informed and practice-led teaching. You will also learn your practice while making a real difference to real clients, with work experience placements open to all year two and three students, supported by our well-connected Law Clinic.* Get ahead with a skills-focused, qualifying law degree designed to help you stand out with employers, whatever your career goals.* Learn your practice while making a real difference to real clients, with work experience placements open to all year 2 and 3 students, supported by our well-connected Law Clinic.* Benefit from working with a faculty of highly qualified law and criminal justice staff who provide a great mix of research-informed and practice-led teaching.* Choose the subjects that most interest you from a range of elective law or criminology modules, so you can shape your degree and prepare for a career inside or outside the legal and criminal justice sectors.* Take part in a range of competitions and social activities, as well as networking with high-profile guest speakers and prospective employers, as a member of our highly successful, student-run Student Law Society.* Make a difference draw on our inter-disciplinary approach to study with a focus on contemporary issues and gain a real insight into the nature of crime, the workings of the criminal justice system and the society around you. You will graduate equipped with the skills to bring about change.* Deepen your understanding and insight through our sophisticated array of online resources.* Pursue your ambition to become a solicitor, barrister or criminal justice professional, or a range of other professions linked to law and criminology.* Enjoy the opportunity to mix with students and organisations from both the law and criminology and criminal justice parts of Plymouth Law School. Youll benefit socially and boost your employability too.

Modules

In the first year, you’ll learn about the core theories, principles and processes of the law, introducing you to how it’s studied and practised. We’ve structured the curriculum so that alongside studying legal systems, contract, constitutional and administrative law (fulfilling the requirements of professional bodies), you’ll also get to grips with criminology and start to develop the kind of critical thinking and self-reflective skills that will equip you for your chosen career.

In the second year, you’ll focus on real-life scenarios and develop practical skills in areas such as negotiation and advocacy. You’ll study law of tort, land and EU law in depth and begin to tailor your degree to your specific interests by studying criminological and penal theory. Unlike most other law degrees, where you have to wait until your final year, you’ll also start gaining hands-on experience through work-based studies and a compulsory skills module.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Plymouth

Department:

School of Law, Criminology and Government

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

89%
high
Law
86%
high
Criminology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Law

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

84%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Sociology

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
100%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

97%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Law

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
98%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

41%
Legal associate professionals
9%
Secretarial and related occupations
6%
Other administrative occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Law graduates tend to go into the legal industry, and they usually take similar routes. Jobs are competitive — often very competitive - but starting salaries are good and high fliers can earn serious money - starting on over £24k in London on average. Be aware though - some careers, especially as barristers, can take a while to get into, and the industry is changing as the Internet, automation and economic change all have an effect, If you want to qualify to practise law, you need to take a professional qualification — many law graduates then go on to law school. If you want to go into work, then a lot of law graduates take trainee or paralegal roles and some do leave the law altogether, often for jobs in management, finance and the police force. A small proportion of law graduates also move into another field for further study. Management, accountancy and teaching are all popular for these career changers, so if you do take a law degree and decide it’s not for you, there are options.

Sociology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
88%
low
Employed or in further education
95%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Other elementary services occupations
10%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

We have quite a lot of sociology graduates, although numbers fell last year. But graduates still do pretty well. Most sociology graduates go straight into work when they complete their degrees, and a lot of graduates go into jobs in social professions such as recruitment, education, community and youth work, and housing. An important option for a sociology graduate is social work - and we're short of people willing to take this challenging but rewarding career. Sociology is a flexible degree and you can find graduates from the subject in pretty much every reasonable job — obviously, you don't find many doctors or engineers, but you do find them in finance, the media, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology, HR and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Criminology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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