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Sheffield Hallam University

Law with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: A098

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

P:45

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 or equivalent •Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalent

UCAS Tariff

64

This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example: •CC at A Level •MPP in BTEC Extended Diploma. •A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2020

Subject

Law

Gain a degree in law, with an initial foundation year to prepare for the course.

•Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.
•Study theories, concepts, values, principles and rules of public and private laws.
•Gain legal work experience in our own regulated legal practice, SHU Law.
•Engage in real legal work in a range of practice areas including private litigation, criminal appeals, and pro-bono advice clinics.

Benefit from an academically rigorous and career-enhancing education, which includes unique work-related modules designed to give you the practical edge needed in today's competitive employment market. Once you have completed the foundation year, you progress to a fully-qualifying degree, satisfying the standards of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board for legal training.

**How you learn**

The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our LLB (Hons) Law course. You share the foundation year with other Business, Law, Criminology and Psychology foundation students, before moving on to your subject-specific degree. The foundation year will take place at City Campus in the Sheffield Business School.

We have highly motivated, knowledgeable and creative staff across the department, who bring a breadth and depth of skills from legal practice. This enables high quality learning of the core aspects of the discipline and a range of specialist topics and areas of study.

You learn through
•lectures
•seminars
•workshops
•team meetings
•moots
•peer learning
•placement activity
•visits
•guest lectures

In the foundation year, you build your subject-specific and general business knowledge alongside developing academic skills to prepare you for starting your undergraduate degree.

You will be provided with an overview of the key concepts, ideas, approaches, research and general knowledge to the topic areas and will have the opportunity to question, debate and discuss these within your seminar groups.

You will receive feedback regularly from your tutors, peers and through guided self-reflection to help you develop the skills and knowledge needed to undertake the various module assessments.

**Work 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.

**Live projects**

You are given multiple chances to undertake real law and criminology client work. These include opportunities to advise, assist and represent real life clients in a range of different practice areas, providing transformational experiences which enable you to develop transferable skills and enhance your graduate attributes.

Legal professional practice modules in SHU Law, our on-campus law firm, involve small group work under the supervision of qualified solicitors and paralegals.

All our work-based legal professional practice areas provide valuable experience that improves legal skills and impresses future employers. There are four legal departments where you can gain practical, graduate skills and experience:
•Business and Commercial
•Litigation
•Property and Private Client
•Professional Voluntary Work and Human Rights

**Competitions**

In our Legal Professional Practice areas, you can represent fictitious clients in an appeal before the Court of Appeal and/or the Supreme Court, in our on-campus moot court. Our Mooting and Debating Society members take part in internal and national competitions and we have enjoyed considerable success. We have previously won the prestigious national BPP/Oxford University Press Mooting Competition and in 2017 we were again finalists.

Modules

The modules for 2020/21 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2019/20.
Year 1
Compulsory modules

Contemporary Issues 20 Credits
Introduction To Psychology, Law And Criminology 20 Credits
Organisation Management And Delivery 1 20 Credits
Organisation Management And Delivery 2 20 Credits
Self And Stakeholder Management 20 Credits
The Practice Of Law And Criminology 20 Credits
Year 2
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 3
Compulsory modules

Equity & Trusts 20 Credits
Law Of The European Union 20 Credits
Law Of Tort 20 Credits
Simulated Legal Practice 20 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 and practical assessment

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
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.

84%
med
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

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
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

89%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
88%
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

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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