5 reasons to study law and criminology
There are many reasons to study law and criminology:
1. Receive an advanced knowledge of law
Through your studies, you will gain a deeper understanding of the principles of law and criminology, looking at real-world examples of how to apply that knowledge in legal cases.
2. Transferable skills
An undergraduate or postgraduate degree in law and criminology will equip you with a variety of transferable skills. The skills you will learn and develop will make you desirable to employers, both in the legal industry and out of it.
3. Prestigious career
Law graduates have the opportunity to go on and change the world. You will be able to pursue a career as a barrister, family lawyer, human rights lawyer or as an environmental lawyer, where you can make meaningful and lasting impacts on individuals and on society.
4. High earning potential
Law graduates will typically benefit from a high earning potential; from £25,000 for entry-level solicitor roles (National Careers Service).
5. Structured further study
You will have the advantage of having a clear further study path, with specific courses required to follow certain careers.
Why study law at the University of Surrey?
University of Surrey's Criminology degree is ranked in the UK top 10 (Guardian University Guide 2022). Studying Law and Criminology at the University of Surrey means you will be based in the School of Law. Our law school will help you gain the skills and knowledge required to pursue a legal career.
Through a student-focused approach, you will learn the fundamentals of Law and Criminology with the opportunity to study specific modules that interest you.
The School of Law at Surrey is renowned for giving students the opportunity to gain practical legal experience. Undergraduate students can take part in the Professional Training Year programme that offers students the chance to take a work placement in prestigious organisations which have included the European Parliament and the House of Commons in UK Parliament.
Surrey offers a programme of career sessions to help and support you in pursuing your dream job. Graduates of Law and Criminology at Surrey have secured roles in a variety of global companies, including:
- Clifford Chance
- Electricité de France.
The School of Law also boasts a number of research centres including:
- China Law Centre
- Surrey Centre for Law and Philosophy
- Environmental Regulatory Research Group
- Surrey International and European Law Research Group.