Whether you’re looking to become a solicitor or a barrister, a law degree is one route towards qualification. The knowledge and skills that student acquires on a law degree however are recognised as valuable attributes by many graduate employers. The aim of this course is to enable you to study the foundations of law while exploring the social aspects of crime, punishment and victimisation and makes it highly relevant if you wish to pursue a career in the field of criminal justice (for example, the police service, probation service, Crown Prosecution Service, prison service or other related fields). You’ll gain a firm understanding of legal principles and core legal concepts. As you progress you’ll be able to start focussing on the topics that interest you, particularly in your second and final year, when you can choose from a range of specialised modules. The specialised Criminology modules will enable you to explore a diverse set of criminological issues, from Criminological Explanations Administration of Justice, Human Rights and Contemporary and Comparative Criminology To help you take the first steps on your legal career we aim to give you as much experience as possible. Our Partners in Law and mentoring schemes provide you with networking, mentoring and training opportunities. Firms that are currently part of Partners in Law include Pinsent Masons, DLA Piper, Walker Morris, Eversheds, Hammonds, Chadwick Lawrence, Ramsdens Solicitors, Eaton Smith, Ridley and Hall, Switalskis, Wilkinson Woodward and Kirklees Council Legal Services. IMPORTANT NOTICE If you are thinking of becoming a solicitor please read the following statement which we received in April 2017 from the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The SRA specifies the qualification requirements for solicitors. “The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has announced it will be introducing the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), the earliest date for introduction is September 2020. This will be a national assessment for anyone who wants to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales. It will provide a fair and consistent assessment for all candidates regardless of whether they have taken a law degree or qualified through new routes like the solicitor apprenticeship. If you have already started your law degree, or will do so before the SQE is introduced, you will be able to finish and qualify in the same way as before or qualify under the new system. The SRA will be providing information and guidance about how to qualify in the new system so keep checking its website.