Highly respected due to their demanding nature and intensity, law degrees will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to work within the legal system. Studying at a law school allows you to gain an advanced understanding of the laws and practices of the justice system in the UK and beyond. You will gain an in-depth perspective of the law at a philosophical and ethical level, as well as how the legal system impacts on the lives of those who are affected. Criminology is the study of criminal behaviour and the systems in place that deal with offenders and victims. A cross between sociology, psychology, economics and social work, criminology will give you an insight into crime and criminals, as well as society as a whole.
The entry requirements for studying law and criminology will depend on where you choose to study. An undergraduate degree will normally require you to have a background in a social science, such as law, sociology, psychology or philosophy.
Typical Entry Requirements
- A-Level Grades – A*AA-BBC
- Required/Desired Subjects – Law, Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy, English
Law and criminology graduates will find that there are many different career opportunities available to them. Although it is highly common for graduates to pursue jobs in legal roles, you will not be limited to working in the legal and justice system. The wide range of legal skills you gain throughout your studies will mean that you are able to find work in a variety of industries, including business, banking and politics. If you do pursue a practising legal career, you will have to work your way through the system as you progress and gain more experience.
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