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Law with Professional Experience Year

Entry requirements


128 From a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

128 From a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent. Additional AS Levels can be used towards the overall tariff points provided they are not completed in the same subject as the A2.

128 UCAS Tariff Points from a QAA Approved Level 3 Access to HE Diploma to contain a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2 to total 60 credits overall for the full award.

128 Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

128 Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

We require Grade C or 4 (or above) in Maths and English GCSE. Equivalent qualifications Key Skills Level 2, and Functional Skills Level 2, are also accepted.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

including a grade 5 in standard level maths and grade 6 in standard level english or grade 4 in higher level maths and grade 5 in higher level english

128 from a minimum of 2 Higher Level Subjects including a minimum of H7 (D3) or O4 (C3) in Maths and English

128 Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

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

D*D*

Not acceptable on it's own, must be taking an additional level 3 qualification to make up the required points.

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

D,D,M

128 Not acceptable on it's own. Must be completing a minimum of 2 of these or other A Level equivalent qualification.

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

DDM

UCAS Tariff Points 128

128 Not acceptable on it's own or with additional AS Levels. Must be doing an additional A2 or equivalent to top up to required points.

128 From a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers

128 From a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers

UCAS Tariff

128

From a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

128 Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Law

**Combining an intellectually challenging curriculum with an industry-focus, studying Law at Salford Business School gives you a grounding in the key concepts of any qualifying law degree and prepares you to embark on a high-level legal career.**

Preparing students for career success is a priority on this Law degree. Modules are designed around the current and future needs of employers and the legal profession; in particular, we have built into your learning an understanding of how changing technology and artificial intelligence is influencing the law. We also place great emphasis on the development of your professional skills; you will have the opportunity to shadow working lawyers and judges, practise your learning during a year’s work placement and develop your client care skills by helping people looking for support from our legal advice schemes. In this way, you learn to put your academic knowledge into practice.

Extra-curricular activities, like mooting and trips, are organised by our student-led Law Society, complementing your studies and enhancing your experience throughout. Through initiatives like the CLOCK scheme (in partnership with Salford Citizens Advice), you’ll have the chance to offer support to people with welfare benefits appeals in the region, allowing you to not only practise what you’ve learned, but provide help for vulnerable people in the community.

“The pro bono and extracurricular activities have been second to none as the University has developed training programs and schemes designed to test students in a real world setting while simultaneously providing legal support to those who need it in our society.” Shaun Cooper, Law student.

You can enhance your career options with a year-long work placement giving you the opportunity to apply the skills, knowledge and understanding you have gained in the first two years of the course. You will work with an employer which could be a local, national or international organisation. During this year, you will not pay fees to the University and will earn a wage for the work that you do.

All our undergraduate law courses are available with:
• **Placement Year** - on the placement year option, you will not pay fees to the University and will earn a wage for the work that you do.
• **Study Abroad** – study with one of our partner Universities for a semester or a year.
• **Foundation Year** – start with the fundamental areas of business and the key skill you need to study at University level

Find out more on www.salford.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/law-foundation-year

**Our commitment to our students**
Our goal is to prepare you for a fulfilling life and professional career. Along the way, you’ll learn to be curious, adaptable and confident, ready to meet the digital, ethical and sustainability challenges of the 21st century. How will we - together - achieve this? Find out more at www.salford.ac.uk/salford-business-school/our-commitment-our-students.

Modules

Year 1: Contract Law, Legal Writing and Analytical Skills, Legal Systems and Legal Digital Skills, Law of Tort, Criminal Law, Principles of Accounting.

Year 2: Public Law, Legal Professional Development, Media Law, EU Law, Land Law, Intellectual Property Law.

On completion of year 2 you may choose to undertake a year's paid professional placement. If you choose to take the professional year option, you will not pay fees to the University and will earn a wage for the work that you do.

Year 3: Equity & Trusts, Artificial Intelligence and Law; in semester one, choose two from Criminal Justice, Employment Law, Cyber Law, Civil Litigation, Medical Law and Ethics, Law in Practice, Law in Action; in semester two, choose two from Principles of Company and Partnership Law, Family Law, Client Care Skills, Industrial Law, Law in Practice, Law in Action

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

Salford Business School

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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.

76%
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

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
72%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
72%
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

73%
Library resources
74%
IT resources
74%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
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?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
12%
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.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
56%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Legal associate professionals
15%
Legal professionals
14%
Administrative occupations: records

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.

£16k

£16k

£19k

£19k

£26k

£26k

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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