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FdSc Law with Criminology and Criminal Justice

FdSc Law with Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University Centre Truro and Penwith 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 University Centre 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: 23/09/2024

Course code
HELAWCJ24T
Level
Level 5
Location
Truro College
Duration
2 years
Qualification
Foundation Degree
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Top Course Highlights

Exceptional Resources

Progression Opportunities

Teaching Excellence

Industry Links

Business, Admin, Finance & Law at Truro and Penwith College

Small Class Sizes

Small class sizes at the University Centre lead to excellent student: teacher ratios and superior educational settings.

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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.

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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

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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.

Meet the staff, tour the campus and find out about life as a student at one of the best colleges in the country.

What you could earn

  • Marketing and Sales Directors
  • Financial Managers and Directors
  • Chartered and Certified Accountants
  • Financial and Accounting Technicians
  • Advertising Accounts Managers and Creative Directors
  • Financial Accounts Managers
  • Sales Accounts and Business Development Managers
  • Marketing Associate Professionals
Potential Salary

£122,465

Entry Level Salary

£21,857

Average Salary

£63,547

Annual openings in Cornwall

110

Potential Salary

£107,159

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£17,426

Average Salary

£48,150

Annual openings in Cornwall

88

Potential Salary

£60,867

Entry Level Salary

£15,462

Average Salary

£35,579

Annual openings in Cornwall

29

Potential Salary

£65,282

Entry Level Salary

£16,764

Average Salary

£34,287

Annual openings in Cornwall

6

Potential Salary

£74,776

Entry Level Salary

£18,052

Average Salary

£38,718

Annual openings in Cornwall

7

Potential Salary

£56,458

Entry Level Salary

£13,641

Average Salary

£29,902

Annual openings in Cornwall

67

Potential Salary

£80,022

Entry Level Salary

£22,374

Average Salary

£41,215

Annual openings in Cornwall

179

Potential Salary

£49,018

Entry Level Salary

£13,579

Average Salary

£24,024

Annual openings in Cornwall

67

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