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University of Northampton

Law and Criminology

UCAS Code: M1M9
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

104

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Law by area
  • Others in law
Student score
81% MED
81% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
Not Available
£16k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Any Subject at grade B and Any Subject at grade C and Any Subject at grade C.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Any Subject at grade B and Any Subject at grade B and Any Subject at grade B and Any Subject at grade B.

BTEC Diploma
MMD

BTEC Certificate
DD

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

International Baccalaureate
25

UCAS tariff points
104

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Within this popular and well-established degree, students undertake a comprehensive study of the law and combine this with the study of crime, social order and social control that is central to the study of Criminology. Law modules are designed with three basic aims: to provide a sound basic legal education, to cater for the teaching of law in its social, economic and political context and to cmplement other subject areas in the joint honours programme. Students gain practical experience from moots and mock trials in our dedicated Moot Room, visiting law firms and career advice. Law also offers a student mentoring scheme with Shoosmiths solicitors. With detailed insight into the law, students are able to understand how the law relates and responds to crime and criminal acts in society and conversely how criminal acts and changes in the behaviour, organisation and types of crime have an impact on how the law is enforced and new ones developed.? Students are encouraged to develop employability skills through volunteering opportunities, events, workshops and research placements.

Modules

Criminology Modules include: Crime and punishment; forensic psychology; introduction to psychology; media representations of crime; policing; socialisation, conformity and deviance; terrorism; transnational crime; white collar crime; crime youth and justice; crime and society. Law Modules include: Law of contract; legal system; introduction to public law; criminal law; law of European institutions; public law; law of tort; land law; equity and trusts; law dissertation; criminal law; medical law; human rights; terrorism.

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
27%
73%

Year 1

27%
73%

Year 2

27%
57%
16%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
63%
37%

Year 1

15%
85%

Year 2

45%
55%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 87%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources

83%

Staff made the subject interesting

74%

Library resources are satisfactory

75%

Feedback on work has been helpful

68%

Feedback on work has been prompt

47%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

84%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
33% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
30% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
21% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
248 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
44% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
15% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary Not Available
Graduates who are customer service occupations

7%

Graduates who are secretarial and related occupations

7%

Graduates who are legal associate professionals

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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. Be aware though - some careers, especially as barristers, can take a while to get into. If you want to qualify to practise law, you need to take a professional qualification and 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 – about one in 17 last year– of law graduates also move into another field for further study. Psychology, business and social studies 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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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 87%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources

83%

Staff made the subject interesting

74%

Library resources are satisfactory

75%

Feedback on work has been helpful

68%

Feedback on work has been prompt

47%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

84%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
Not Available; ">
Not Available
Male / Female
64% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
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Not Available
Typical Ucas points
248 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
N/A
Drop-out rate
7% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £16k LOW
Graduates who are customer service occupations

9%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

16%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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. Be aware though - some careers, especially as barristers, can take a while to get into. 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 – about one in 17 last year – of law graduates also move into another field for further study. Psychology, business and social studies 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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