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Sheffield Hallam University

Law

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

English Language or English Literature at grade C or 4 Mathematics at grade C or 4

UCAS Tariff

120

This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example: BBB at A Level. DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma. A combination of qualifications, which may include up to two AS Levels, EPQ and general studies.

92%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Law

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

**Placements**

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

**Accreditation**

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

Modules

The modules for 2020/21 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2019/20.

Year 1
Compulsory modules

Criminal Law And Practice 30 Credits
Dispute Resolution In Contract 30 Credits
Introduction To Law And Practice 30 Credits
Uk Constitutional Law And Practice 30 Credits

Year 2
Compulsory modules
Dispute Resolution In Tort 30 Credits
Land, Property Law And Practice 30 Credits
Legal Professional Practice Development 30 Credits
Trusts & Equitable Wrongs (Including Wills And Administration Of Estates) 30 Credits
Final year
Compulsory modules

Legal Professional Practice (Contentious) 30 Credits
Legal Professional Practice (Non-Contentious) 30 Credits
Elective modules

Commercial Law And Practice 30 Credits
Dissertation 30 Credits
Employment Law And Practice 30 Credits
Family Law, Policy And Practice 30 Credits
Immigration Law And Practice 30 Credits
International Human Rights 30 Credits
Law And Medicine 30 Credits
Law Of Business Organisations 30 Credits
Sports Law And Practice 30 Credits

Assessment methods

• Coursework
• Exams
• Practical assessments

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

85%
high
Law

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Law

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

83%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
30%
Male students
70%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Law

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,000
low
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
93%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Legal associate professionals
8%
Public services and other associate professionals
6%
Customer service occupations
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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