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Law

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

achieved from any units awarded at merit.

128 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.

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

DDM

UCAS Tariff

128

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Law

Why Law?
Whether you’re intending to use the LLB degree as the start of your legal career in the legal profession, or as the stepping stone for other career opportunities, make Huddersfield Law School your first choice to what could be a brilliant, dynamic and rewarding future.

Giving you the very best in legal teaching, this degree gives you a comprehensive Qualifying Law Degree with access to lots of different optional modules and a whole third year devoted to your own choices. You can create a business law pathway, social justice and human rights pathway or focus on wider areas of law such as family law, mental health law or international law. This degree is for students who choose careers both in law as well as the wider associated professions in business, finance, education, public policy, public service and social services, for instance and also provides the ideal bridge towards postgraduate study.

Taking a Huddersfield Law School degree means you can choose to take an LLB in Law, LLB in Law and Practice or an MLaw (incorporating LLB) as an integrated Masters in Law and Practice. Whichever pathway you choose, all degree programmes support you in exploring your options and the career path you wish to take and you can change your route right up to the end of your second year and choose the path that is best for you, for your final year. We also offer an LLB in Law with Criminology, if you want to study a different discipline alongside law.

As well as gaining an understanding of the law itself, studying a law degree will teach you a wide range of essential skills such as how to construct an argument, how to present yourself and your ideas, the importance of attention to detail, and the ability to work in a team as well as on your own initiative. We’ll help you to build your employability skills while you study, making you stand out to potential employers.

On the LLB Law course we also give you the opportunity to take a placement year that could see you working in a business and gaining real world experience.

How will you learn?
You will learn through practical application and delivered lectures and group work sessions.

* You’ll gain a firm understanding of legal principles and core legal concepts.

* You’ll be able to start focusing on the topics that interest you in your second and spend the whole of your third year, studying your choices from a range of specialised modules.

* Our strong alumni networks provide wide opportunities to engage with local legal practitioners working in regionally and internationally renowned firms. Our Law School Professional Mentoring scheme is a particular success which enables our students to bridge the gap between education and working in the legal sector.

* You may decide to take up the opportunity to be part of our Legal Advice Clinic, where you will work closely with practising solicitors and help them with real cases.*

*Available from Year 2 and subject to successfully completing a competency assessment.

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
21st Century Legal and Employability Skills
Contract Law
Criminal Law
English Legal System and Method
Law in Society
Public Law

Year 2
Core modules:
Equity and Trusts
EU Law
Land Law
Law of Torts

Option modules:
Choose three from a list of up to 18 modules which may include:
Childcare Law
Commercial Law
Company Law
Employment Law
Equality Law
Family Law
Insolvency Law
Intellectual Property:Copyright and Related Rights
Taxation Law

Year 3 - optional placement year

Final year
Option modules:
Choose four from a list of up to 18 modules which may include:
Environmental Law
Human Rights Law
Immigration and Asylum Law
International Law
Legal Advice Clinic
Law of Evidence
Mental Health Law
Medical Law and Ethics

Assessment methods

Based on your choice of modules, assessments vary from essays and exams to reports, case notes, briefs, oral presentations, moots, skills-based, reflective learning, and clinic-based learning. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

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
£15,000
per year
International
£15,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

University of Huddersfield Law School (BDLAW)

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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.

61%
low
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

62%
Staff make the subject interesting
71%
Staff are good at explaining things
62%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
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

68%
Library resources
68%
IT resources
65%
Course specific equipment and facilities
46%
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?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
34%
Male students
66%
Female students
50%
2:1 or above
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
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
100%
high
Employed or in further education
59%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

36%
Legal professionals
26%
Legal associate professionals
8%
Functional managers and directors

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.

£18k

£18k

£20k

£20k

£24k

£24k

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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