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University of East London

Criminology and Law

UCAS Code: M911

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

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

D*D*

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112
89%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Law

Criminology and Law are a perfect fit, combining a social science approach to crime with an understanding of core legal principles and institutions.Youll learn about the causes and consequences of crime through a study of the current theories, issues and debates, backed by an understanding of the criminal justice system and its institutions and roles such as the police, courts, prisons and probation service.And youll explore the inter-relationships between the law, individuals and society, studying how the law fits into the social, political and cultural context of the society we live in.You should note that this very popular course does not provide exemption from the academic stage of qualifying as a solicitor or barrister. Please see our LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology if this interests you.

Modules

Year 1:
Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice (core)
Contemporary Issues of Youth Justice and Criminology (core)
The Legal System and Legal Methods (core)
Constitutional and Administrative Law (core)
Year 2:
Research Methods in Criminology (core)
Applied Criminology & Professional Practice (core)
Criminal Law (core)
Human Rights (core)
Year 3:
Project (option)
Global Illicit Drug Trafficking (optional)
Mentally-disordered Defendants & Suspects (optional)
Preventing and Correcting Offending Behaviour (optional)
Prison Studies (optional)
Terrorism Studies (optional)
Psychological Criminology (optional)
Race, Ethnicity, Crime and Justice (optional)
Youth Crime and Sub-culture (optional)
Work-based learning (optional)
Football Hooliganism (optional)
Surveillance, Technology and Society (optional)
Psychosocial Perspectives on Criminal Behaviour (optional)
Civil and Criminal Litigation (optional)
Client Practice (optional)
Evidence (optional)
Human Rights in the Developing World (optional)
Intellectual Property Law (optional)
Introduction to Islamic Law (optional)
Immigration Law (optional)
Law and Society in Africa (optional)
Media Law (optional)
Public International Law (optional)

Assessment methods

We’ll assess you with a mixture of coursework and exams. Coursework includes essays, reflective reports, group and seminar presentations. You’ll be given plenty of feedback to help you improve.

You will also have the chance to complete a work-based learning module, where you’ll be assessed on your practical work, and in your final year you’ll complete a project based on independent research.

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
International
£11,880
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Stratford Campus

Department:

Royal Docks School of Business and Law

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.

79%
med
Law

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

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

72%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
37%
Male students
63%
Female students
53%
2:1 or above
21%
Drop out rate

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
97%
med
Employed or in further education
76%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Legal associate professionals
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Public services and other associate professionals
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.

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