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Law and Criminology (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code:

    M1M9

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Duration:

    3 years full time
    4 years part time

  • Starting:

    September

Get in touch


For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 892134

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Overview


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 complement other subject areas in the joint honours programme.

We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating* we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

*with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

Updated 15/10/2020

Highlights


  • Optional year-long placement available.
  • Flexible modules to tailor your degree to your need.
  • Specialist rooms and facilities for both subjects.
  • Guaranteed paid internship with the Northampton Employment Promise.

Course Content


  • 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.

    The Law programme has been developed over the last 25 years to provide a contextualised study of Law. Students benefit from a varied and imaginative modular scheme, which is designed to offer students a wide range of options in addition to the foundation subjects identified by legal professional bodies. In addition, as the ‘problem’ of crime has increasingly become a matter of public and political concern, so the prevention of crime has been prioritised as a matter of social policy. The combination of Law and Criminology into one programme addresses each of these issues and many others in a systematic and methodical manner

    You will be required to study six modules at each stage – how many will be in the Law field will depend upon whether you are studying Law as a major subject, a minor subject or as part of a joint honours degree. If you are majoring in Law and wish to use your degree to satisfy the professional legal bodies for exemption purposes, at least two thirds of your degree must be in Law and must cover the foundation subjects identified by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board. Guidance is given to those who are interested in achieving this when they are making their module choices.

    Work Experience and Placements

    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. Students are encouraged to develop employability skills through volunteering opportunities, events, workshops and research placements. Students are encouraged to become involved in law-related volunteering and to participate in the Shoosmiths Link Scheme and the Pro Bono Legal Advice Clinic.

    Assessments

    A variety of assessment strategies are used at each level to ascertain your level of competence in a range of academic and transferable skills. These strategies include essays, practical reports, multiple-choice tests, oral presentations, time-constrained essays, seen and unseen examinations, critical reviews and group project work.

    Methods of Learning

    The course is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials and research workshops, student-chaired debates and problem-solving exercises as well as directed private study. Students are also expected to work independently and to actively participate in seminar discussion through individual presentations and small group activities.

     

  • UK & EU

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module

    Additional Costs

    Students who major in Criminology, studying The Beyond Justice module, will incur travel costs associated with trips to a prison.

    There are no other additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2020. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2020/21. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

    International

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,900
    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    Additional Costs

    Students who major in Criminology, studying The Beyond Justice module, will incur travel costs associated with trips to a prison.

    There are no other additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2020. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,500

  • Every Criminology student (Single and Joint Honours) receives an undergraduate membership to the British Society of Criminology (BSC) for the entirety of their degree. Benefits of the membership include access to e-bulletins and newsletters, access to free BSC seminars and events, discounted rates to attend BSC events and many more. Check out the full Member Benefits list.

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