Law with Criminology LLB (Hons) - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Law with Criminology
DipHE Law with Criminology
CertHE Law with Criminology

Professional recognition

Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time ULA22008 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY ULA22008 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

JACs code

M200, L300

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Law

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - School of Law

Programme Leader

O'MEARA NC Dr (Schl of Law)

Date of production/revision of spec

16/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

To produce graduates with a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) who are capable of continuing onto the next stage of training for entry into the legal profession or who are able to secure positions in industry, commerce or the public sector

To produce Graduates with a sound grasp of criminology and its development as a discipline and current debates within criminology

To enable students to develop an understanding of the criminal justice system

To enable students to develop skills in criminological analysis and in considering primary and secondary data in criminology

To develop and deepen students interest and understanding of Law and Criminology, in its national and European, social, political and cultural context

To produce graduates with a sound grasp of the principles of Law across a wide range of legal topics with an ability to apply those principles to legal problem solving

To produce graduates with well- developed legal research skills

To produce graduates who have a foundation understanding and experience of key practical legal skills (e.g. negotiation, interviewing, debating, advocacy, presentation skills)

To enable students to integrate a wide range of legal materials from various sources (both paper and electronic) and use these materials to marshal both written and oral arguments

To enable students to identify legal issues within factual problem scenarios

To assist students in producing clearly express, succinct and cogent written and oral arguments

To develop students insight into the application of the legal rules so they can, for example, demonstrate an ability to distinguish cases on their facts and to argue by analogy

To facilitate students engagement in life-long learning, study and enquiry

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Knowledge of the principal features of English and EU systems, including general familiarity with their institutions and procedures K
Knowledge of the principles of Law in the Foundation Subjects in Law and foundational theories in criminology and an ability to apply those principles to solve legal problems K
Some in-depth knowledge of specialist areas of Law where options have been taken in that area and an ability to apply that knowledge to solve legal problems K
An ability to demonstrate an understanding of how Law and the criminal justice system fits together and operates K
Engage critically, at undergraduate level, with a wide range of legal concepts, values, principles and rules of English and EU Law (and other legal systems where appropriate) and to explain the relationships between them in C
Explain accurately the major legal institutions and procedures of English Law (and some other systems); C
Analyse critically the Law and its context and to reach defensible conclusions after such analysis; C
Apply criminological knowledge to situations which engage with doctrinal disputes; C
Demonstrate familiarity with doctrinal and conceptual difficulties within the study of Law and Criminology and an ability to provide own solution to unresolved debates. C
Conduct efficient searches of legal websites to locate relevant legal information; exchange documents by email and manage information exchanges by email; use an online learning platform to facilitate study effectively; P
Use primary and secondary legal and criminology sources, both in hard copy and electronic form, as part of guided study within the syllabus and as part of private study/further research P
Critically analyse key sources and reflect on their own learning P
Engage in academic debate in a professional manner P
Demonstrate proficiency, at a level appropriate to undergraduate study, in clear and accurate oral communication on legal and criminology topics in a variety of different contexts P
Present a variety of different types of written work clearly and accurately using fluent prose, including using terminology correctly P
Read and assimilate read a range of complex works, suitable for study at undergraduate level, within and about Law and Criminology and to summarise arguments accurately P
Operate in a work environment and demonstrate employment experience P
Communicate effectively in written and oral forms at a level suitable to undergraduate study including by email and using an online learning platform T
Read complex primary materials and to find the key statements from them T
Demonstrate proficiency in the use of word processing, and research using standard library materials (including hard copy and electronic materials), and internet resources T
Demonstrate the ability to work together in teams by way of a variety of activities, including extra-curricular activities T
Reflect critically on their work and to deconstruct feedback to apply in future work to facilitate continuous improvement T
Apply principles to practical contexts and vice versa T
Knowledge of the principal features of English and EU systems, including general familiarity withtheir institutions and procedures K
Knowledge of the principles of Law in the Foundation Subjects in Law and foundational theories in criminology and an ability to apply those principles to solve legal problems K
Explain accurately the major legal institutions and procedures of English Law (and some other systems) C
Analyse critically the Law and its context and to reach defensible conclusions after such analysis C
Apply legal and criminological knowledge to situations which engage with doctrinal disputes C
Conduct efficient searches of legal websites to locate relevant legal information; exchange documents by email and manage information exchanges by email; use an online learning platform to facilitate study effectively P
Use primary and secondary legal and criminology sources, both in hard copy and electronic form, as part of guided study within the syllabus and as part of private study/further research P
Critically analyse key sources and reflect on their own learning; P
Engage in academic debate in a professional manner; P
Demonstrate proficiency, at a level appropriate to undergraduate study, in clear and accurate oral communication on legal and criminology topics in a variety of different contexts; P
Present a variety of different types of written work clearly and accurately using fluent prose, including using terminology correctly; P
Read and assimilate read a range of complex works, suitable for study at undergraduate level, within and about Law and Criminology and to summarise arguments accurately. P
Operate in a work environment and demonstrate employment experience. P
Communicate effectively in written and oral forms at a level suitable to undergraduate study including by email and using an online learning platform T
Read complex primary materials and to find the key statements from them T
Demonstrate proficiency in the use of word processing, and research using standard library materials (including hard copy and electronic materials), and internet resources T
Demonstrate the ability to work together in teams by way of a variety of activities, including extra-curricular activities T
Reflect critically on their work and to deconstruct feedback to apply in future work to facilitate continuous improvement T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Optional modules for Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

N/A

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) Y
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) Y Yes
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) Y
Study exhange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) Y Yes
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.