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BA in Law with Criminology (Full Time)

Aberystwyth University

Bachelor Degree , Criminology

Course Description

The LLB Law and Criminology is perfect for anyone ambitious for a law career in the 21st century. This challenging and stimulating course within the Department of Law and Criminology will introduce you to the basics of Law alongside Criminology modules which introduce theories and debates relating to crime, deviance, victimhood, law and punishment. You will benefit from the experience and the enthusiasm of our expert staff, many of whom have also practiced as barristers, solicitors, thus providing a practical application to your theoretical studies. On completion of this degree, you will emerge with real-world capabilities, enabling you to shape your future and develop the career you deserve.

  • It is a practical law degree designed to meet employer needs and taught by experienced legal professionals and academics.
  • Upon completion, you will be eligible to continue vocational training on the Legal Practice Course (LPC), or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC).
  • Successful completion of particular modules will grant you exemption from certain professional examinations.
  • Taught by professionals who are active for large organisations e.g. GRETA, the Country Side Commission for Wales, the Youth Justice Board, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
  • Excellent social and professional opportunities, visits to Law Fairs and Inns of Court in London.
  • Option to do a work placement module in different areas of law.
  • Option to study abroad in the second year at one of our many partner universities in Europe, USA, Canada and Australia.
  • Option to participate in our national and international competing Mooting Society, in order to develop your key advocacy and litigation skills. We also offer a Welsh medium Mooting competition for students who wish to moot through the medium of Welsh.

The LLB Law and Criminology is perfect for anyone ambitious for a law career in the 21st century. This challenging and stimulating course within the Department of Law and Criminology will introduce you to the basics of Law alongside Criminology modules which introduce theories and debates relating to crime, deviance, victimhood, law and punishment. You will benefit from the experience and...

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Course Content

The First Year:

  • You will receive core training in a number of subjects e.g. Contract law, Criminal Law and Tort Law, which must be studied and passed for exemption from the first stage of professional law examinations;
  • Explore the structure and development of the English and Welsh Legal system;
  • Sociological and psychological approaches to the study of criminal behaviour; 
  • The relationship of the judicial precedent and the court system;
  •  Essential research skills in criminology;
  • Analyse the process of creating legislation and how it is interpreted by judges.

The second year and third year, you will be introduced to:

  • EU Law;
  • Public Law;
  • Critical perspectives of imprisonment; 
  • Police, Policing and Society; 
  • Youth Crime and Youth Justice; 
  • Psychology and crime,
  • Equity and the Law of Trusts Land Law;
  • You will also be able to tailor your study through careful selection from a range of elective modules.

The First Year: You will receive core training in a number of subjects e.g. Contract law, Criminal Law and Tort Law, which must be studied and passed for exemption from the first stage of professional law examinations; Explore the structure and development of the English and Welsh Legal system; Sociological and psychological approaches...

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Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 104 - 128

A Levels ABB-BCC

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-MMM

International Baccalaureate:
30-28

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall

UCAS Tariff 104 - 128 A Levels ABB-BCC GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4): English or Welsh BTEC National Diploma: DDM-MMM International Baccalaureate: 30-28 European Baccalaureate: 75%-65%...

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Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through essays, exams, study logs or portfolios and oral presentations including mooting exercises.

You will be assessed through essays, exams, study logs or portfolios and oral presentations including mooting exercises.