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Develop your understanding and employability by achieving a Qualifying Law Degree while also acquiring knowledge of criminal behaviour and its origins. In this combined course, students will develop a solid grounding in both legal and criminological principles including subject-specific abilities, intellectual skills, practical professional skills and general transferable skills.
This challenging and widely-recognised undergraduate law degree with the optionality of studying criminology is perfect for prospective students who wish to obtain a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) while also developing knowledge of criminal behaviour and its origins.
The programmes encompasses a wide range of exciting and thought-provoking legal topics including Contract Law, Law of Tort, Land Law, Equity and Trusts plus a number of optional law modules. The criminology modules make this programme truly unique, allowing students to develop social science skills and knowledge. Topics such as crime and society, justice and punishment and criminal investigation will introduce sociological, legal and economic theories that will complement the legal knowledge gained.
Studying law and criminology will allow for a joint understanding of these two disciplines, broadening your understanding and the transferable skills developed.
Developed and taught by subject experts, this course enhances your career development and improves your employability. You’ll be prepared for job roles in a wide variety of industries as you will acquire a solid grounding in both legal and criminological principles while covering all the subject-specific abilities, intellectual skills, practical professional skills and general transferable skills outlined by the QAA subject benchmarks.
Those working in a wide range of professions such as HR, Civil Service, Accountancy, Criminal Justice, Legal Services, Police, Probation, and the Prison Service will be able to use the abilities and understanding acquired through this course to forward their own working practice.
This degree contains the seven foundations of legal knowledge required by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to practise law, including ‘Contract Law’, ‘Criminal Law’, ‘Land Law’, ‘Equity and Trust’, ‘Public Law’, ‘EU Law’ and ‘Law of Contract and Tort’.
At University of Essex Online, we believe that everyone should be able to access education. That’s why we take both academic and work-based experience into account when deciding if a student is eligible for a course. All of our potential students are assessed individually by a dedicated admissions team who will determine whether they are right for either our academic or open entry route onto our courses.
Andy Robertson, BA (Hons) Business and Management
“Being a naval chap, I thought that I was a broad, adaptable, comfortable manager.
However, as a mature student, the vagaries and pressures of work take priority and zap your energy, making the balance beyond work, between family and study even more precarious.
In maintaining the balance between work, study and home life, I learned that one has to set aside a period known as the “study period” and sacrifice being idle! Giving up free time simply means giving up time without purpose, a really neat trick of useful time management. And when in doubt, I sought the great bunch of tutors and student advisers at University of Essex Online.”
Breshana Francis, CertCE Law
"I am a Jamaican living in Qatar with my family as expats; we can be called upon to relocate to another country at any time. The University of Essex Online law programme fits perfectly with this lifestyle, as it provides the flexibility that I need to pursue my studies vigorously and to keep up with my ever-changing environment.
I was able to achieve my CertCE Law, which allows me to continue studying towards an LLB qualification. The University of Essex Online law degree programme has developed and shaped my mind to think like a lawyer from the start of my studies.
During this time, I can work, take a holiday and have family time as this is only possible through The University of Essex Online programmes."
Aisha Legge, MBA (Human Resource Management)
"I wish I’d started my MBA years ago. I feel like I’m part of a community. I created a WhatsApp group for students based in the UAE and we physically meet up regularly. If I can’t watch any lectures live because of the time difference I can watch them on demand and our tutors try to be flexible with their office hours.
Even though we’re miles away from the Essex team, they’re always willing and able to help with any issues or questions I have. My student adviser, Marie, replies promptly, is always able to assist me and offers support in my studies.
My hope is that my MBA will help with career advancement and open doors to opportunities with potential employers in the future."