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University of South Wales

Legal Studies

UCAS Code: M110

Certificate of Higher Education - CertHE

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

Access to HE Diploma

M:15,P:30

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

MPP

UCAS Tariff

64

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Criminal justice

Law

The Certificate of Higher Education in Legal Studies is a new innovative 12 month programme which is aimed at students who have an interest in public service, law and legal systems, but have not yet decided what career route to take. The programme will help students determine whether they are ready for a HE environment by allowing them to study a range of contemporary and topical subjects. These will include Brexit and devolution in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, the relationship between the media and the law, the intricacies of the English and Welsh legal system and individuals' legal rights in a range of domains. In addition, students will obtain an understanding of social problems and their relationship to crime and society, and how the criminal justice system operates. It will also ensure students obtain a wide range of skills such as communication, referencing, research and interpersonal skills that will prepare them for undergraduate study in a HE environment.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£11,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Coleg Gwent (Ebbw Vale)

Cardiff and Vale College (Barry)

Coleg Gwent (Newport)

Department:

School of Law, Accounting and Finance

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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.

88%
high
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.

Criminal justice

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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.

Law

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

86%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
89%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Criminal justice

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

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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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Post-six month graduation stats:

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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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Graduate field commentary:

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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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