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Sheffield Hallam University


UCAS Code: M100

Bachelor of Law (with Honours) - LLB (Hons)

Entry requirements

At least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Maths and GCSE English at grade C or 4.

UCAS Tariff


80 UCAS points, including 48 points from two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

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About this course

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Full-time | 2019



Learn the law, gain practical experience and enhance your career prospects.

•Study the theories, concepts, values, principles and rules of public and private laws.
•Gain legal work experience in our own legal practice.
•Take part in real legal work in a range of practice areas including private litigation, criminal appeals, and pro bono advice clinics.

Prepare for your career with practical experience in SHU Law, our on-campus law firm, designed to give you the edge needed in today's competitive employment market. This course is a fully qualifying law degree, satisfying the standards of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board for legal training.

**How you learn**

You are supported throughout your studies by a dedicated academic advisor, committed to your development as a confident, reflective and autonomous learner.

You learn through

• case studies in both simulated and live client environments
• live client case work, conducted in small groups under the supervision of qualified solicitors and paralegals

**Professional work-related learning**

You will have opportunities to advise, assist and represent real-life clients in a range of different areas, giving you transformational experiences and transferable skills.

All our work-based legal professional practice areas provide valuable experience that improves your legal skills and impresses future employers.

You can gain practical, graduate skills and experience in the following four areas:

• business and commercial
• litigation
• property and private client
• professional voluntary work and human rights


We have excellent links with the local, regional and national legal profession. Local firms provide assessed one-day-a-week placements for many of our students. Local professionals also provide work experience opportunities, give guest lectures, advise on casework and provide career guidance where appropriate.

**Global focus**

You study English law in its international context and encounter cross-jurisdictional issues through simulated and live client work.

Additionally, you have the opportunity to undertake work placements abroad, including opportunities to spend time in the summer working at law firms across the USA on predominantly criminal law cases. Typical placements involve working in a public defender's office.

**Future careers**

Your degree can be the first step towards a legal, business or public sector career. With a law degree, you will also be in the top 25% of those who secure graduate jobs in the wider commercial and business sector.

The practical and work-based learning you take part in gives you a range of transferable skills of value in any future career path. This course prepares you for a career in

• solicitors' firms
• barristers' chambers
• the legal services sector
• business
• the police, probation and prison services
• financial services
• the Crown Prosecution Service


This qualifying law degree exempts you from the Common Professional Examination of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Council.


**Year one core modules** • introduction to law and practice • UK constitutional law and practice • criminal law and practice • dispute resolution in contract.

**Year two core modules** • dispute resolution in tort • land, property law and practice • trusts and equitable wrongs (including wills and administration of estates) • legal professional practice development (see grid below for practice areas).
**Year two options** choose two from • commercial law • international human rights • law and medicine • sports law • foreign language

**Year three optional modules** In year 3, you can select two options from the list of modules below (subject to availability) • commercial law and practice • dissertation • employment law and practice • family law, policy and practice • immigration law and practice • international human rights • law and medicine • law of business organisations • sports law and practice • foreign language

**Legal professional practice department** **Business and Commercial department** Advising SMEs. Business start ups. Placements in businesses.
**Property/Private client department** Domestic property disputes. Leasehold and freehold transactions. Wills and probate.
**Litigation department** Advocacy and mooting. County court representation. Court Help Desk - Civil. Court Help Desk - Family. Small claims. Fast Track Claims. Insolvency. Personal Injury.
**Pro bono/ Human rights department** Criminal Appeals Clinic. Human Rights Clinic. Placements in legal practice – UK and International. Prison Clinic. Refugee Advice Clinic. StreetLaw/Urban Lawyers.

These legal practice areas are indicative and are subject to change dependent upon client demand.

Assessment methods

• Examinations
• Coursework
• Live client work
• Group assessments
• Presentations
• Moots
• Reflective reports
• Vivas
• Portfolios
• Dissertation

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Good advice available when making study choices

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

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Top job areas of graduates

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What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Law graduates tend to go into the legal industry, and they usually take similar routes. Jobs are competitive — often very competitive - but starting salaries are good and high fliers can earn serious money - starting on over £24k in London on average. Be aware though - some careers, especially as barristers, can take a while to get into, and the industry is changing as the Internet, automation and economic change all have an effect, If you want to qualify to practise law, you need to take a professional qualification — many law graduates then go on to law school. If you want to go into work, then a lot of law graduates take trainee or paralegal roles and some do leave the law altogether, often for jobs in management, finance and the police force. A small proportion of law graduates also move into another field for further study. Management, accountancy and teaching are all popular for these career changers, so if you do take a law degree and decide it’s not for you, there are options.

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