Overview

 

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Why study Leadership and Enterprise law?

Students undertaking this level 3 (UZVRU-20-3) or Masters level (UZVRTY-20-M) module are required to relate theory to practice and develop the skills required to improve service delivery or make changes to practice as a result of their learning, which will include:

Why University of Newcastle?

BA(Hons) Criminology and Law is a flexible course that allows you to explore topical modules spanning criminal justice, penology, sexual offences and offending.

Gain a solid grounding in criminological research methods and practice. Develop valuable legal skills such as mooting and negotiating alongside your academic studies. Graduate with crucial skills that enhance your employability and prepare you for diverse careers in law or criminology.

This hands-on course gives you real-world insight and helps you develop professional abilities through community engagement and work-based learning.

You’ll study both law and criminology in equal measure in your first year and then opt to major in one or the other from year two.

 

Key features of the course

Develops your expertise of topics related to the investigation, exploration and contested terrain of crime, and social harm Extends skills and insights regarding the criminal justice system, victim protection and support, civil liberties, human rights, security and social justice Ideal preparation for work where analytical and careful decision making is required, and where initiative is valued. Please note that this masters degree is not suitable for those who wish to go on to PhD level study.

Accreditation

The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality. Accreditation is your assurance that the University meets quality standards.

Institutional Accreditation

Regional accreditation is an institution-level accreditation status granted by one of six U.S. regional accrediting bodies. Accreditation by more than one regional accrediting body is not permitted by the U.S. Department of Education.

 

BA (Honours) 

Course Level:

Undergraduate

Credits 

180

Course

codeF756

How long it takes:

Three Years, Four Years Sandwich

Study Mode:

Distance learning/ Campus

Course cost

Price: US$15000.00

Entry requirements

Find out more about

Department:

Newcastle Law School

Why study Leadership and Enterprise law?

Students undertaking this level 3 (UZVRU-20-3) or Masters level (UZVRTY-20-M) module are required to relate theory to practice and develop the skills required to improve service delivery or make changes to practice as a result of their learning, which will include:

Why University of Newcastle?

BA(Hons) Criminology and Law is a flexible course that allows you to explore topical modules spanning criminal justice, penology, sexual offences and offending.

Gain a solid grounding in criminological research methods and practice. Develop valuable legal skills such as mooting and negotiating alongside your academic studies. Graduate with crucial skills that enhance your employability and prepare you for diverse careers in law or criminology.

This hands-on course gives you real-world insight and helps you develop professional abilities through community engagement and work-based learning.

You’ll study both law and criminology in equal measure in your first year and then opt to major in one or the other from year two.

If you major in law, you’ll have the option to graduate with a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD). This gives you access to our Legal Practice Course (LPC), which includes the option to do an LLM in Advanced Legal Practice (LPC LLM) or Bar Professional Training Studies (BPTS) to become a solicitor or barrister.

Law majors can choose from a range of modules that provide academic discourse as well as examples of real-life cases. Criminology majors get to explore contemporary issues through practical lab sessions.

Where can it take me?

The knowledge and professional skills you’ll gain on this course are highly valued by employers. They also provide a solid foundation for a variety of careers.

This degree combination leads naturally to a career in criminal law. But depending on your specialism, you could pursue a career as a solicitor, barrister, legal adviser or paralegal, or as a teacher, social worker, counsellor or charity worker.

There are also opportunities with the police, prison and court services, as well as the legal sector.

Content

On successful completion of this level 3 (UZVRU-20-3) or Masters level (UZVRTY-20-M) module, students will be able to:

  • Analyse leadership theory through exploring leadership roles in relation to own area of specialist practice.
  • Evaluate mechanisms for supporting the development of staff; promoting the philosophy of collective leadership.
  • Identify the concepts of enterprise and entrepreneurship in the context of health and social care and the role that service user involvement plays
  • Recognise the drivers for change and evaluate personal ability to become an enterprising change agent in own area of specialist practice.
  • Utilise skills to influence service improvement
  • Analyse and reflect on own area of specialist practice in terms of initiating an improvement to the systems used or services provided.

Students should have prior academic learning at an appropriate level, and experience of or working in an appropriate environment to meet the learning outcomes.

Fees Amount (£)
Home/EU-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee 9250
Home/EU-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit) 1156
International-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee 13000
International-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit) 1625

 

Careers / Further study

Criminology and Law students are highly valued by employers because of their broad skillset and knowledge base.

This degree combination leads naturally to a career in criminal law. If you major in law, you could pursue a career as a solicitor, barrister, legal adviser, legal executive or paralegal.

You could also begin a career in HR, finance, teaching, advice and charity work or the public sector.

Many students train as a barrister or solicitor through the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) or Legal Practice Course (LPC LLM), or undertake one of our LLMs.

If you major in criminology, you could go into research, education, social work, counselling, charity work and healthcare. There are also opportunities with the police, prison and court services, as well as the legal sector.

Learning and Teaching

A varied learning approach will be used including lectures, self-directed study, group work, e-learning and case study discussions.

Study time

24 hours of lectures and six hours of peer group learning.

Assessment

Assessment will consist of a presentation. The module is assessed through one component.

Students are required to prepare and deliver an individual presentation, which will demonstrate their ability to analyse key areas outlined in the syllabus and learning outcomes. Content will be assessed for originality, accuracy and clarity. Presentation skills will also be assessed for clarity and effectiveness. Questions following the presentation will allow for an opportunity to clarify the students’ knowledge and understanding.

A maximum time limit of 30 minutes will be set per presentation.

Students will receive ongoing formative feedback during the course of the module and in their preparation for the assessment.