Why study criminology and law?
Studying criminology gives you a deep understanding of offending and victimisation and the realities of societies’ responses to crime. This knowledge both complements and critically contextualises the study of the laws through which criminal justice is applied. You’ll develop an understanding of how law is applied, which will benefit you whether you wish to practise criminal law or work in the criminal justice system.
Why UWE Bristol?
BA(Hons) Criminology and Law allows you to explore modules spanning criminal justice, such as criminal law, crime patterns, policing, media, youth, drugs, terrorism, serious offending and penology. You’ll gain a solid grounding in criminological research methods and practice plus you’ll develop valuable legal skills such as mooting and negotiating.
Our course gives you real-world insight and you’ll develop professional abilities through community engagement and work-based learning. You’ll study law and criminology equally in your first year and then have the option to change to a major in law or criminology from Year two.
If you decide to specialise in law by studying our LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology, it will provide a good foundation if you opt to sit the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE). If you’re an aspiring barrister, our LLB Law with Business can include the core subjects you’ll need to satisfy the academic stage of training before studying the Bar Training Course (BTC).
You can study the LLM/PGDip Bar Training Course (BTC), PGDip Bar Training Course | (BTC) (two part), PGDip/PGCert Solicitors Training Course (SQE prep) and LLM/PGDip Solicitors Training Course (SQE Prep) with us.
Where can it take me?
This course naturally leads to a career in criminal law, but depending on your specialism you could pursue a career as a solicitor, barrister, legal adviser, paralegal, teacher, social worker, counsellor or charity worker. There are also opportunities with the police, prison and court services, plus the legal sector.