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Develop your knowledge across seven key areas of Law alongside your study of criminology
Law exists to regulate pretty much everything we do, which is why it remains such a relevant and fascinating subject to study.
Study criminal law in each year
This three year course will develop your knowledge and understanding of legal frameworks to give you the opportunity to pursue a career as a barrister or solicitor.
The course provides debate, discussion and learning on the seven core areas of knowledge, as you develop your academic and practical skills to prepare for a career within the profession.
We also offer you the unique opportunity to study criminal law in each year of your degree.
Examine the psychology of criminals
In addition, you will explore Criminology as a real-world application of the law.
You will examine the psychology of criminals and the investigative element of understanding crime.
We use a variety of assessment methods beyond just traditional exams in order to fully prepare you for your professional career, including mock trials and client interviews.
Support for SQE 1
We also offer specific support put in place to help prepare you for the first Solicitors’ Qualifying Examination.
Start your journey
All of our Law courses are suitable for those who have previously studied the subject, but previous study is not required.
Study criminal law every year as you learn the foundations of legal knowledge
Fundamentals of law
Our Law with Criminology degree develops your knowledge and understanding of real world legal skills in preparation for your progression into the profession.
You will study many aspects of the law, including the foundation of legal knowledge subjects of:
- Criminal law
- Contract law
- Tort law
- EU law
- Public law
- Land law
- Equity and trusts
Explore our optional modules
You will also have opportunities to study:
- History of criminology
- Understanding the criminal mind
- Forensic psychology
- Cyber crime and security
- International environmental law
- Sexual offending
Select a year
In this module, you will study the different aspects of constitutional law. You will examine the nature and the structure of the UK Constitution, as well as the impact of membership of the European Union and the Human Rights Act 1998. You will continue to develop legal reasoning, research and referencing skills.
Contract Law I
This module introduces you to the different aspects of contract law. You will study the nature of contract law and the fundamental elements of contract. You will develop an understanding of contract terms and exclusion clauses. You will continue to develop legal reasoning, research and referencing skills.
Contract Law II
This module will continue to develop your knowledge of contract law. You will study the factors that can vitiate a contract, when a contract is discharged, remedies for breach of contract and privity of contract. You will continue to develop legal reasoning, research and referencing skills.
Criminal Law I
This module introduces you to the different aspects of criminal law. You will examine the theory underpinning criminal law and the elements of criminal liability. You will develop an understanding of a range of criminal offences and be able to analyse and evaluate related case law. You will continue to develop legal reasoning, research and referencing skills.
EU Law I
This module introduces you to European Union law and impetus behind the formation of the European Union. You will examine the law-making institutions of the European Union, the different sources of EU law and the relationship between EU law and the law of member states. You will examine the impact of the different EU laws on the enforceability of an individual’s legal rights. You will continue to develop legal reasoning, research and referencing skills.
Introduction to the English Legal System
This module introduces you to the different aspects of the English Legal System. You will examine the different ways laws are made and interpreted in court. You will form an understanding of the different personnel and courts within the English Legal System and how effectively these operate. This module will also include an introduction to legal research and methods.
In this module you will continue to study public law by focusing on administrative law. You will examine the development of administrative law in England, Judicial Review and Police Powers.
In this module you will study the law relating to the practical aspects of setting up and running a business. You will learn about business organisations, rules and procedures. You will also examine the different types of tax in relation to businesses.
Criminal Law II
This module continues to develop your understanding of criminal law. You will examine homicide and non-fatal offences. You will also develop an understanding of a range of defences. You will be able to analyse and evaluate related case and statutory law and proposed reforms.
EU Law II
In this module you will continue to study EU law. You will examine the substantive law of the European Single Market, focusing on free movement of goods, services and people. You will also look at individual rights under EU law including the protection of fundamental rights linked to EU citizenship.
International Environmental Law
This module introduces you to different aspects of Environmental Law in the context of National, European Union and International Law. You will examine the underpinning foundations of Environmental Law and how National Law has developed in both Criminal and Civil Law. You will assess the impact that the European Union and International Law has had on the development of Environmental Law regionally and globally.
International Human Rights Law
This module examines different sources of human rights law, its impact on the English Legal System and considers different substantive areas of the law under the European Convention on Human Rights including absolute, limited and qualified rights.
Mental Health and Forensic Psychology
This module is an opportunity to explore a comprehensive range of key constructs, theories, and research in mental health and forensic psychology. You will examine the numerous ways that psychological research, methods, and expertise are applied to the study of criminal behaviour and the issues that psychopathology create within the context of the criminal justice system.
Tort Law I
This module introduces you to the concept of tort law and a range of torts including negligence, product liability, trespass to the person and defamation, as well as relevant defences and remedies. You will continue to develop legal reasoning, research and referencing skills.
Tort Law II
This module develops your understanding of tort law, building on the knowledge you developed in Tort I. You will study a range of torts including nuisance, trespass to land, Rylands v Fletcher, occupiers’ liability, vicarious liability and breach of statutory duty, as well as relevant defences and remedies.
This double module provides invaluable experience working as a performance analyst within a sporting organisation. It will enable you to foster an acute understanding of how performance analysis is used within sport, offer insight into organisational culture, develop essential professional knowledge and skills, facilitate reflective practice, and develop a network of professional contacts.
Committing Crime Under Duress
This module provides an in-depth study of the criminal defence of duress by examining its historical development, current restrictions, reform proposals and drawing comparisons to other common law jurisdictions.
Criminology in Professional Practice
This will introduce you to the practice in real life of criminology and give you an idea of where you could apply your skills. You will explore jobs relating to criminology degrees, including: community development worker, detective, police officer, prison officer, probation officer, social worker, and youth worker.
You will produce a dissertation which, as the culmination of your undergraduate studies, will enable you to engage with, and participate in, research and scholarship appropriate to your object of study
Equity and Trusts I
In this module, you will study how the law of equity was developed, the different types of trusts, and the requirements for a valid trust.
Equity and Trusts II
In this module you will continue your study of equity and trusts focusing on the areas of law relating to when a trust is up and running, as well as considering the nature of charitable trusts.
Land Law I
In this module you will study how property is classified, the registration of land and the doctrine of tenures and estates. Your studies will examine role and impact of statutory law, common law and equity in relation to the classification and ownership of land.
Land Law II
In this module you will continue your study of land law. You will examine the topics of easements and profits, mortgages, licenses, covenants relating to freeholds and the rules of perpetuity.
Sexual Offenders: Across the Life Course
This module will introduce you to the theoretical models that underpin sexually problematic behaviours perpetrated across the life course, while considering the typology of offenders in this cohort.
Develop strong professional links and seize vital networking opportunities
Teaching and Assessment
Feel the support of experienced expert staff with our smaller class sizes
Smaller class sizes
You will learn in small groups to allow our experienced and expert staff to mould their teaching around you.
Teaching sessions are interactive and include case analysis, interpretation of statutes, debates and discussion on every core aspect of English law.
More than just exams
We use a wide range of assessment methods rather than relying just on exams.
As such, none of the modules are 100% exams, but rather a blend of coursework, mock trials, presentations, academic posters, mock client interviews, and negotiations.
Modules are assessed at every stage of the course, allowing you to clearly see your academic progress.
Preparation for SQE
Dedicated support for new postgraduate examinations for solicitors
The way to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales has changed through the introduction of a new postgraduate examination process known as the Solicitors Qualifying Examinations, known as SQE 1 and SQE 2.
You will be supported in preparing for the first of the Solicitor’s Qualifying Examinations, which you can sit after completing your degree.
This will include:
- How to make a bail application
- The role of a duty solicitor in a police station
- How to bring a claim in the civil courts
- The methods of resolving a dispute without resorting to court
Gain vital experience through our strong links with professional settings
During your second year, you will have the opportunity to undertake a work placement that will give you vital real-world experience of working within the law profession.
You will have the choice of taking this work placement at a local law firm (e.g. Irwin Mitchell), an in-house legal department of a large company, Citizen’s Advice, or at a local authority.
These placements can lead to additional opportunities, with students having sealed coveted mini-pupillage positions in chambers to enhance their professional prospects.
Explore the opportunity to study part of your course abroad
As a student at the University of Chichester, you can explore opportunities to study abroad during your studies as you enrich and broaden your educational experiences.
Students who have undertaken this in the past have found it to be an amazing experience to broaden their horizons, a great opportunity to meet new people, undertake further travelling and to immerse themselves within a new culture.
You will be fully supported throughout the process to help find the right destination institution for you and your course. We can take you through everything that you will need to consider, from visas to financial support, to help ensure that you can get the best out of your time studying abroad.
Open up your future career options
Our LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology course allows you to work towards becoming a solicitor or barrister.
All Solicitors must pass the Solicitor Qualifying Exam (SQE Parts 1 & 2), with the University of Chichester offering specific support for our students to take the first part after they graduate.
Other career paths include:
- Legal secretaries
- In-house lawyers
- Human resources
- Local and national government
- Civil services
Careers within law enforcement
- Police officer
- Forensic science technician
- Probation manager
Some Law students choose to pursue a career within teaching. At Chichester, we offer postgraduate options to allow you to qualify as teacher.
- PGCE Primary (5-11)
- PGCE Primary (5-11): Modern Languages
- PGCE Secondary (with subject specification)
Course fees 2023/24
Typical Offer (individual offers may vary)
Access to HE Diploma
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