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3 years
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Bachelor's degree
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Awarded by: Aberystwyth University (Prifysgol Aberystwyth)

In choosing to study Aberystwyth University's LLB Criminal Law Degree, you will discover a challenging and stimulating course. This degree is recognised by the Bar Standards Board and the Solicitors Regulation Authority; this provides a direct route to the legal profession. The degree is taught in the most established Law School in Wales. You will benefit from the experience and enthusiasm of our expert staff, many of whom have also practised as solicitors, thus providing a practical application to your theoretical studies. You will emerge with real world capabilities, enabling you to shape your future and develop the career you deserve.

You will study within a university that is a top 5 in the UK and 1st in Wales for student satisfaction (NSS, 2017). The LLB in Criminal Law opens up a range of exciting opportunities for you. You will be a strong candidate to become a barrister or a solicitor. 95% of students were in employment or further study within 6 months after graduating (DLHE, 2017).

From the moment you arrive at the Aberystwyth Law School we will work with you to build on your skills and experience to enhance your career prospects. During your time with us you will have the opportunity to undertake a work experience placement with large organisations such as the County Council and NHS Wales. The third year module ‘Employability Skills for Professionals' is an opportunity for you to discover more about the industry sector and network with potential future employers.

You can also take advantage of the Aber Forward and Aber Works schemes, which advertises paid placements or internships in various professional services departments across the University. These paid placements will give you a great insight of life in the workplace and provide you with the relevant skills that will be required upon entering the work environment after graduation. In addition, every student has the opportunity to undertake a Year in Employment placement also known as 'YES'. This programme is centered around a year long placement in a chosen industry by yourself between your second and third year. Aberystwyth University has a dedicated Careers department that are here to advise, help and mentor you during your time at Aberystwyth University.

The department offers extra curricular activities, these include a competing mooting society, where the participants take part in national and international mooting competitions. The department also has a specific Welsh medium mooting society for those who wish to moot in the Welsh language. Students who are part of the mooting society develop key advocacy and litigation skills.

Aberystwyth Law School has many successful alumni globally. Many our graduates also succeed in different Locations including: Criminology, Financial Management, Business, Human Resources, International Relations, Journalism, and Education. medium of Welsh.

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Aberystwyth University

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Founded in 1872, Aberystwyth University was the first university institution to be established in Wales. Today, it has over 7,000 registered students, including over 1,100 postgraduates across eighteen academic departments. Aberystwyth University has a wide range of interesting undergraduate university...

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