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Year of Entry 2021/22
LLB (Hons)

Law with Criminology with Foundation Year

Full-time Law

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


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What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International/EU: £13,995 per year
How long will I study? 4/5 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
What are the entry requirements? 64 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? A099
When do I start? September 2021
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.
  • Study legal and criminal justice principles, rules and practice and the effect of law in society from complementary academic and practical perspectives.
  • Gain legal work experience within 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 with Criminology course. You share the first year with other Business, Law, Criminology and Psychology foundation students, before moving on to your subject specific degree. 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 subject specific 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.

Course leaders and tutors

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Applied learning

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. You are encouraged to engage in professional voluntary work, human rights, civil liberties and social justice.

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.

International opportunities

Opportunities exist for study and work experience 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.

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Future careers

Your degree can be the first step towards a career in law, public sector and criminal justice professions, and the wider business and commercial sector.

This course prepares you for a career in

  • solicitors' firms
  • barristers' chambers
  • the police, probation and prison services
  • financial services
  • local government
  • Crown Prosecution Service
  • victim support

Accreditation

Once you have completed the foundation year, you progress to the fully-qualifying law degree which exempts you from the Common Professional Examination of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Council.

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.

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Collegiate Crescent
Sheffield
S10 2BP

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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 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.

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

GCSE

  • English Language or English Literature at grade C or 4 or equivalent
  • Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalent

• Access - at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Introduction To The Psychological, Political, Legal, Criminal Justice And Sociological Sciences Credits: 60
Module: The Practice Of Law And Policing Credits: 60

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Criminal Law And Practice Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Dispute Resolution In Contract Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Criminology And Practice Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Uk Constitutional Law And Practice Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Controversies Of Punishment Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Dispute Resolution In Tort Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Social Justice Professional Practice Development Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Trusts & Equitable Wrongs (Including Wills And Administration Of Estates) Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Exclusion Rights And Justice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Experiencing Criminal Justice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Life Beyond Crime, Substance Use And Offending Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 4

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Land, Property Law And Practice Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Social Justice Professional Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: 21St Century Crime: Threats, Responses And Human Rights Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Business Law And Practice Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Commercial Law And Practice Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Comparative Criminal Justice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Crime And Justice In The Information Age Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Criminal Justice Realities Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Dissertation Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Employment Law And Practice Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Experiencing Custodial And Community Sentences Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Family Law, Policy And Practice Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Human Rights Law And Practice Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Immigration Law And Practice Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Law And Medicine Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Law Of Evidence And Practice Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Legal Professional Practice (Non-Contentious) Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Making Desistance And Recovery A Reality Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Policing And Crime Reduction Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sex Violence And Extremism Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Simulating Justice Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sports Law Credits: 30 Assessment: Exam
Practical
Module: Understanding Social Justice And Community Action Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/22 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £13,995 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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