Get access to advanced computing systems, laboratories, mock courtrooms and simulations that give you real-world experience to succeed in your career.
Why study criminology and law?
Studying criminology gives you a deep understanding of crime and criminal justice in the real world.
It complements and contextualises legal study, and is useful for those looking to practise criminal law or work in the criminal justice system.
Why UWE Bristol?
BA(Hons) Criminology and Law is a flexible course that allows you to explore topical modules spanning criminal justice, penology, sexual offences and offending.
Gain a solid grounding in criminological research methods and practice. Develop valuable legal skills such as mooting and negotiating alongside your academic studies. Graduate with crucial skills that enhance your employability and prepare you for diverse careers in law or criminology.
This hands-on course gives you real-world insight and helps you develop professional abilities through community engagement and work-based learning.
You'll study both law and criminology in equal measure in your first year and then opt to major in one or the other from year two.
If you major in law, you'll have the option to graduate with a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD). This gives you access to our Legal Practice Course (LPC), which includes the option to do an LLM in Advanced Legal Practice (LPC LLM) or Bar Professional Training Studies (BPTS) to become a solicitor or barrister.
Law majors can choose from a range of modules that provide academic discourse as well as examples of real-life cases. Criminology majors get to explore contemporary issues through practical lab sessions.
Where can it take me?
The knowledge and professional skills you'll gain on this course are highly valued by employers. They also provide a solid foundation for a variety of careers.
This degree combination leads naturally to a career in criminal law. But depending on your specialism, you could pursue a career as a solicitor, barrister, legal adviser or paralegal, or as a teacher, social worker, counsellor or charity worker.
There are also opportunities with the police, prison and court services, as well as the legal sector.