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FdSc Law with Criminology and Criminal Justice

FdSc Law with Criminology and Criminal Justice at Truro and Penwith College provides an exciting opportunity for you to study degree-level law in Cornwall and has several distinctive features. These include excellent links with the University of Plymouth and a teaching team that includes both legal professionals and academics, providing exposure to a range of perspectives in the field. The inclusion of criminology modules adds another dimension to the course. The inter-disciplinary approach provides invaluable context which helps to deepen and focus understanding of the subject.

Why Choose This Course?

You will develop a key understanding of the English legal system. In addition, you will explore a number of substantive topics such as criminal law, youth justice and the law of torts. Law acts as the ‘major’ part of the course with criminology and criminal justice as a specialism.

The Research Project allows students to study an area of interest in more depth, with previous topics including raising the criminal age of responsibility, revenge porn, male domestic abuse victims, the influence of the media on trial and sentence, the UK housing crisis and the role of victims in the criminal justice system.

The College has extensive links to industry and practice and a plethora of opportunities for further study and work experience. The position of the course in the heart of Cornwall provides the very best platform for professional development.

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Start date: 19/09/2022

Course code
Level 5
Truro College
2 years
Foundation Degree
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Top Course Highlights

Exceptional Resources

Progression Opportunities

Teaching Excellence

Industry Links

Small Class Sizes

Small class sizes at the College are very rare in Higher Education. This leads to excellent student: teacher ratios and superior educational settings.

Meeting the Needs of Employers

The College endeavours to meet the needs of the legal sector. We ensure that our content is industry-led and we embed transferable employability skills throughout the programme.

Accessibility and Diversity

We timetable our sessions to ensure that contact hours are compressed into just two days. This makes it easier for our students to work alongside their classes and to meet the demands of life outside of study.

What Will I Learn?

The following modules will be delivered during your two-year programme:

  • English Legal System: Sources of Law
  • English Legal System: Legal Process
  • Law of Torts
  • Professional Practice
  • Criminology and Crime Problems
  • Restorative Justice and Victims of Crime
  • Law of Contract
  • Public Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Research Project
  • Criminology and Penal Theory
  • Youth Justice

Where Will It Take Me?

The course provides a valuable stepping stone for those hoping to become:

  • Solicitors
  • Barristers
  • Legal Executives
  • Police Officers
  • Estate Agents
  • Advice Workers
  • Paralegals

In addition, there are various opportunities for further study. These include the following top-up options:

  • Year 2 LLB (Hons) or Year 2 LLB with Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies (University of Plymouth)
  • Year 3 BSc Law with Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies (University of Plymouth)
  • Year 3 BSc Law with Business (University of Plymouth)
  • Year 3 BA Business Enterprise and Leadership (Truro College)
  • Year 3 BA (Hons) Human Behavioural Studies (Truro College)
  • Year 3 BA (Hons) Applied Social Science (Truro College)
  • Year 3 LLB (Hons) Law (Open University)
  • Year 3 LLB (Hons) Law Truro College
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Assessment Arrangements

Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework tasks including essays, reports, portfolios, presentations and a research project. In addition to summative assessments, which count towards your final mark, there are plenty of opportunities to gain formative feedback to aid your progression.

Entry Requirements

48 UCAS points from a relevant Level 3 qualification and English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above.

Additional Information

Duration: Two years full time, four years part time

Awarding body: University of Plymouth

Location: Truro College

UCAS code: M201

All students will have the opportunity to become a member of the Cornwall Law Society, free of charge, which is an excellent networking platform for those interested in gaining work experience or employment locally.

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