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Law, crime and social studies

Take the first step in your legal career

This pathway encompasses law, criminology and social sciences.

Key information

Postgraduate course


  • Full Time (15-19 months)


  • January
  • September


  • Cambridge

Law, crime and social studies overview

Our postgraduate degrees let you explore your interests, boost your knowledge and expand your horizons. They’re designed with your career in mind.

In social sciences, that means you’ll be supported by research-active staff and leading practitioners from the fields of history, sociology and international relations.

In law  you will master the theory and practice of international, business or commercial law. Train to become a solicitor, or explore emerging legal questions and policy issues in the digital economy. With advanced legal knowledge and hands-on experience, you’ll be perfectly placed to embark on a career in law.

In Criminology you will help shape the landscape of the criminal justice system. You’ll apply your learning to live situations as you engage with experts and research-active academics.

Pathway progression

Successful completion of this pathway will lead to the award of the following from ARU:

Please see our International and UK Course Matrix for intake information.

Stage 1: Pre-Masters in Law, Crime and Social Studies


Cambridge at ARU College

You will do the following modules during your pre-masters with ARU College:


PM1000: Interactive Learning Skills and Communication

Skills-based module designed to develop advanced academic skills required for successful post-graduate study.

Credits: 15
Contact hours per week: 4


  • Oral Presentation: 10%
  • Group Report: 20%
  • Critical Reading Assessment: 20%
  • Closed Book Exam: 40%
  • PDP Journal: 10%
PM1002: Law and Governance

Study of English/EU law; Contract Law; Corporate governance and corporate social responsibility.

Credits: 15
Contact hours per week: 4


  • 2500 Word Report: 25%
  • Group Presentation: 25%
  • Exam: 50%
PM1007: Principles of ICT

Skills-based module designed to develop advanced IT skills required for successful post-graduate study.

Credits: 15
Contact hours per week: 3


  • Multiple Choice Test: 20%
  • Group Presentation: 20%
  • Assignment: 60%
PM1006: Business Management (Double Module)

Study of Business Strategy and The Economic Environment of Business.

Credits: 30
Contact hours per week: 6


  • 2x Written Reports: 60%
  • Closed Book Exam: 40%

You will be required to pass all modules (75 credits) in order to successfully complete the pre-masters course.

Stage 2: Masters Degree


Cambridge at ARU

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For more information about intake semesters and campus location please see our course matrices.

Find out the academic entry requirements for our courses listed by country. Unless stated, requirements are standard across all courses.

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