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Can I become a barrister/solicitor with criminology degree?

I studied Access to Higher Education Diploma in Law, then I went to university and started studying Criminology which I am not enjoying as much as I enjoyed studying law. my question here is if I should start studying law from year 1, which would mean that I have to restart and waste £18 000 or should I continiue studying criminology? will I be able to become a lawyer with criminology degree?
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I will have to start studying from year 1 because I have been told that I won't be able to swatch courses Nino K.

Hi...if I am hearing you correctly, you have interest in criminology and law, which are complimentary fields of professional studies. I would encourage you continue the law degree and enter a speciality area of law related to criminality. You don’t simply drop what you earned, if you still enjoy studying law but make adjustments, so that career direction is not burden with backward steps. You need to ask yourself, do you to be a practicing lawyer or a criminologist? You can achieve both, if you commit to do so. Best wishes... Arthera S.

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Maria’s Answer

UK is not my jurisdiction, but I suggest you reach out to the Law Society and confirm requirentes to become a solicitor. Perhaps you can use related studies to expedite a law degree by asking for some of your pre- studies to be considered for the law degree. I hope it helps.


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Aniruddha’s Answer

I suggest you continue with the Criminology degree as it will complement nicely with your law degree and give you a holistic view of the entire field of law which is so much in demand at this time

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Susan’s Answer

I would continue with your law degree. You have found that your are not as interested in criminality as you once thought, but it will helpful to you deciding if you want to be a defense or a prosecutor. I would expect that the classes you have taken for your Criminology degree can be used for a law degree.

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Jonathan’s Answer

I do not know for sure but I believe yes.

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