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3 years
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Bachelor's degree
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Program description

Law and Criminology (BA)

The course combines the study of Criminology where the student will look at crime, why people commit crime, what deters people from crime, policing of crime and the legal penal system, with a grounding of legal principles such as Contract, Public tort, Property, and Criminal Law.

The course offers students the opportunity to go into a variety of different professions in the legal justice system, for instance the operational policing module incorporates the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (CKP) a level 3 qualification which currently an entry requirement for a number of Police forces in the UK.

It will also allow students wishing to go further with their legal professional studies with either the opportunity to study further with Chartered Institute of Legal Executives CILEX to become CILEX Lawyers or gain exemptions for the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL).

Admission requirements

80 UCAS Points.

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Program content

Level 4 – Year 1

  • Legal Process
  • Public Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Academic Skills
  • The Public Services Environment
  • Social Theory, Policy and Practice

Level 5 – Year 2

  • Contract Law
  • Tort Law
  • European Law
  • Understanding, Crime, Justice and Punishment
  • Police, Policing and society
  • Understanding Policing

Level 6 – Year 3

  • Property Law
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Research Project
  • Operational policing
  • social inclusion Victimisation and Welfare
  • Forensics and examination

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • Home/EU: £9,000 per year
  • (London and Swansea Campuses) Overseas: £11,850 per year

Career opportunities

The course team has developed very close links with a number of professional organisations in both the public sector and legal services fields. This has allowed for close consultation on the development of course content and the availability of unique work experience opportunities.

For those students who wish to pursue a career in the Police force then the course works closely with South Wales Police and Dyfed Powys Police and has developed a volunteer work program for the students to gain valuable experience and insight into the profession.

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About this institute

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

UWTSD is the oldest University in Wales and was founded in 1822. It has campuses in rural and city locations in the UK. The University’s main campuses are situated in various locations in and around Swansea’s city centre as well...

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David

College Road Carmarthen
SA31 3EP Carmarthen Carmarthenshire
United Kingdom

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