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Law (Optional pathways in Bar, Professional and Digital)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Other A Level combinations possible to achieve 112 points.

Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 points

Pass Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 112 UCAS points.

Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 points

HNC (BTEC)

P

May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content of level 4. A transcript will be required.

HND (BTEC)

P

May be considered for advanced entry onto the second or third year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content of level 4 and level 5 (where appropriate). A transcript will be required.

112 tariff points from composite elements of IB

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H4,H4,H4,H4

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 112 points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*

Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 112 points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points

Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers.

Achieve a minimum of 112tariff points achieved from either five Highers or a combination of two Highers offered with two Advanced Highers. Where only Highers have been taken a minimum of (CCCCD) are required.

UCAS Tariff

112

We welcome a wide range of qualifications and qualification combinations. We assess each application individually, taking in to account any experience and skills you may have in your chosen field. Don't worry if you can't see your specific qualification listed, just contact our team of experts on 01782 294400 or email us at [email protected] for further advice

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Law

All of our undergraduate law degrees are regulated by the SRA and compliant with the QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Law, so they include the seven legal foundation subjects and the skills associated with graduate legal work. They therefore meet the requirements of the Academic Component of becoming a barrister, as well as the underpinning knowledge requirements for a wide range of legal careers.

Our Law degree offers innovative, exciting challenges and provides opportunities to enter a wide range of law-related roles. From the opportunity to take part in mock trials to student conferences, the unique feature of this award is its student-centred, problem-based approach to learning. You’ll be offered a supportive, guided environment to practise skills for careers in the legal sector and to create awareness of the roles of law and lawyers in society.

Aspiring advocates can choose to specialise in courtroom skills on our Bar Pathway, while potential solicitors can develop client facing skills through mediation and giving advice in our Law Clinic, with our Legal Professional Pathway. The Digital Pathway is ideal for exploring the impact on law of cutting-edge technologies. Or if you want maximum flexibility you can pursue your individual academic interests from a range of exciting options within and beyond Law.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: LLB (Hons) Law, LLB (Hons) Law (Bar), LLB (Hons) Law (Professional), or LLB (Hons) Law (Digital).

Modules

Year 1 – All Pathways
Legal Skills, English Legal Systems, Contract Law, Tort Law, Constitutional Law, Law in Practice

Year 2 - Law Pathway
EU Law, Administrative Law, Property Law and Application, Criminal Law, two option modules
Options include: Business Law and Commercial Awareness, Community Safety, Introduction to the Law of Evidence, E-Commerce, Work Experience.

Year 2 – Bar Pathway
EU Law, Administrative Law, Property Law and Application, Criminal Law, Introduction to the Law of Evidence, option module
Options include: Business Law and Commercial Awareness, Community Safety, E-Commerce, Work Experience.

Year 2 - Professional Pathway
EU Law, Administrative Law, Property Law and Application, Criminal Law, Work Experience, option module
Options include: Business Law and Commercial Awareness, Community Safety, Introduction to the Law of Evidence, E-Commerce.

Year 2 – Digital Pathway
EU Law, Administrative Law, Property Law and Application, Criminal Law, E-Commerce, Digital Investigation

Year 3 – Law Pathway
Law of Trusts and Equitable Remedies, 100 credits of option modules (3 to 5, 40 or 20 credit modules)
Options include: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Artificial Intelligence Law, Company and Commercial Law, Contemporary Developments in Criminal Law, Cyber Law, Digital Project, Dissertation, Employment Law, Family Law, Healthcare Law, Human Rights, International Human Rights, Jurisprudence, Law Clinic, Mooting, Private International Law.

Year 3 – Bar Pathway
Law of Trusts and Equitable Remedies, Dissertation, Mooting, 40 credits of option modules (1 to 2 modules)
Options include: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Artificial Intelligence Law, Company and Commercial Law, Contemporary Developments in Criminal Law, Cyber Law, Employment Law, Family Law, Healthcare Law, Human Rights, International Human Rights, Jurisprudence, Law Clinic, Private International Law.

Year 3 – Professional Pathway
Law of Trusts and Equitable Remedies, Law Clinic, Alternative Dispute Resolution, 40 credits of option modules (1 to 2 modules)
Options include: Artificial Intelligence Law, Company and Commercial Law, Contemporary Developments in Criminal Law, Cyber Law, Digital Project, Dissertation, Employment Law, Family Law, Healthcare Law, Human Rights, International Human Rights, Jurisprudence, Mooting, Private International Law.

Year 3 – Digital Pathway
Law of Trusts and Equitable Remedies, Digital Research Project, Artificial Intelligence Law, Cyber Law, option module.
Options include: Company and Commercial Law, Contemporary Developments in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Family Law, Healthcare Law, Human Rights, International Human Rights, Jurisprudence, Mooting, Private International Law

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
£14,000
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)

Department:

Law, Policing and Forensics

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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.

73%
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

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
66%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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

81%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
77%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
36%
Male students
64%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
20%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
D

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
low
Employed or in further education
46%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Legal associate professionals
7%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
6%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Law

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£21k

£21k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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