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Undergraduate Pathway in Law and Social Sciences

The Law degree at St Mary’s University is taught by leading academics in the field, and former solicitors and barristers, in an open and friendly environment, with emphasis given to supporting students as individuals. Our Criminology and Sociology degrees will provide a sound understanding of the key conceptual issues involved in the study of society, crime and criminal justice. The programme places an emphasis on helping you to develop your employability skills and providing a wide range of relevant experiences: an employment tribunal; Supreme and County courts; Bank of England; and Lloyds of London, to name just a few.

Commercial awareness workshops give you the chance to develop awareness of topical issues. In addition, guest lecturers, which have in the past included a practitioner teaching a domestic violence workshop and a former prisoner running a workshop on aspects of Criminal Justice, feature regularly on the programme. There are also opportunities to observe practitioners at a local Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) and at a pro-bono legal advice service for the local community. You may even be able to take part in an extensive CAB training course, bespoke to St Mary's law students, and become CAB telephone assessors.

Our degree programmes are connected to the Centre for the Study of Modern Slavery and the Centre for Law and Culture. You're encouraged to attend public lectures and other suitable events as these opportunities will enable you to develop learning beyond your undergraduate studies, both in the context of further studies and career development.

The School of Management and Social Sciences at St Mary's scored 91% for Overall Satisfaction in the 2016 National Student Survey and was rated 90% for teaching satisfaction, with 94% of students agreeing that staff are good at explaining things.

Undergraduate Pathway

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Stage 1Stage 2Stage 3Stage 4
University Foundation               First Year Degree     Second Year Degree     Final Year Degree    

£7,500 (One Semester
£11,365 (Two Semesters)

£11,750*  £11,750* £11,750*

* NB. All stated St. Mary’s University fees are a guide only and are subject to change on an annual basis.

Stage 1: University Foundation


  • Business and Economics Critical Thinking
  • Globalisation
  • ICT Skills
  • Mass Communication
  • Either Introduction to the English Legal System or World Cultures 

Stage 2: First Year Degree

As per the normal first year - see information about your chosen degree below.

Stage 3: Second Year Degree

See information about your chosen degree below.

Stage 4: Final Year Degree

See information about your chosen degree below.

Successful completion of this pathway will lead to one of the following awards from St Mary’s University:

  • LLB (Hons) Law
  • LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology
  • BSc (Hons) Criminology & Sociology

*All courses are subject to approval


Stage 1: Two semesters
Stage 2: Two semesters


Stage 1: September, January and May
Stage 2: September

Study Location

St Mary’s University
60 Waldegrave Road
TW11 8GT

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Undergraduate Programmes

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University Foundation in Creative Media and Humanities
University Foundation in Law and Social Science
University Foundation in Science and Health
University Foundation in Sport and Exercise Science

Postgraduate Programmes

Premaster’s in Creative Media and Humanities
Premaster’s in Business, Management and Tourism
Premaster’s in Science and Health
Premaster’s in Sport and Exercise Science
Premasters in Law