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Law and Sociology with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Buckinghamshire New University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Buckinghamshire New University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Law is one of the most complex and fascinating systems in the world. It’s constantly evolving to reflect and adapt to social attitudes. You’ll benefit from guest speakers from the legal industry and social sciences, expert teaching and a range of out of classroom trips to variety of law courts and Parliament to see first-hand how these institutions operate.**Why study this subject?**The world is changing and becoming much more litigious, for example NHS medical and social services have invested heavily in legal expertise and training, including medical records witness training, with negligence cases growing rapidly.**Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?**Our BA (Hons) Law and Sociology is a flexible interdisciplinary course, ideal if you are interested in developing both careers in law and other socio-legal sectors. The nature of the programme will provide you with an interest in a career in law/sociology and/or wanting to apply their knowledge in another area of business or service provision, to develop a depth of legal and sociological understanding in areas such as race, ethnicity, gender, age, education, labour, social class that impact on work and how organisations operate.This joint programme is excellent preparation for a wide variety of occupations and sectors, including commercial businesses, charities, government and nongovernment agencies, healthcare, community support organisations, police and other criminal law agencies and departments, including probation.By combining law and sociology, you can study our innovative sociology modules, for example, disability in the criminal justice system, as well as gain an understanding of the work environment, including volunteering.It will also provide an opportunity for filtering legal knowledge and legal skills gained via the study of real-world scenarios, including opportunities to volunteer in the citizens advice bureau and other legal advice and healthcare service providers, court services provision and probation.This course is offered as a four-year programme, including an initial Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate degree.**What will I study?**Employability is at the core of this degree programme and central to the curriculum is the development of professional skills. This will start from year one with an academic and employability skills programme. This will be embedded into our year one core teaching, and will focus on legal, academic and research skills.The programme of study will allow those students with a keen interest in law, or the pursuit of a career in law, to view the law in a socio-legal context, and provide sociologists with an understanding, and application, of law and legal techniques, within their chosen area of work.Particular to sociology is a high level of communication skills, including media communication and management. These will be continued and developed in year two, including legal debating skills, interviewing and mediation skills, as well as giving evidence in court.This programme will also help you develop key skills required to carry out legal and sociological research as well as prepare and deliver presentations and undertake legal and policy debates.You'll also get the chance to participate in a real magistrates court role play bail application, court visits, listen to talks by magistrates, judges, law firms and guest speakers.**What are my career prospects?**This course will help prepare you for a range of careers. Key employers and companies include:- Commercial employers- Banks and insurance agencies- Human resources- In-house company- Industry advis

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 14,250per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 32 - 56

A typical offer will require a UCAS Tariff score between 32 - 56. Every application is considered on an individual basis. For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our General Entry Requirements pages.


University information

Buckinghamshire New University

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  • Campus address

    Buckinghamshire New University, Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2JZ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    101st out of 104

    102nd out of 105 21

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    87 39%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    74 38%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    45.0 45%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%


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