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International/EU: £7,210 per year
- 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. Prepare for your career with work-related modules designed to give you the practical edge needed in today's competitive employment market.
How you learn
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.
You are supported by a dedicated academic adviser, committed to your development as a confident, reflective and autonomous learner.
You learn through
- case studies in both simulated and live client environments
- group work and presentations
- workshops and lectures
- working on real client cases under the supervision of qualified solicitors and paralegals
Course leaders and tutors
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 projectsYou 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 work on human rights, civil liberties and social justice.
You study English law in its international context and encounter cross-jurisdictional issues through simulated and live client work. You can also study and work 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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Find out more at our undergraduate open days. Book now for your place.
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
- the Crown Prosecution Service
- victim support
Student success story
As part of her law course, Anna Lester went into schools across Sheffield, educating children on legal issues such as drugs and cyber-bullying. The project aims to inspire people from poorer backgrounds to think about a career in law. ‘It feels really good to be working in schools and the community in Sheffield. This is not something that every university does – I moved over four hours from home to come here.‘It feels really good to be working in schools and the community in Sheffield. This is not something that every university does – I moved over four hours from home to come here.
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.
Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.
Collegiate Library can be found just off Ecclesall Road. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- library services and study space at the Collegiate Library
- our on-campus law firm SHU Law, human rights hub housed in the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice, our moot court, and other collaborative learning spaces
- digital access to the latest legal material, commentary and analysis through our subscriptions to practitioners' databases
- specialist software to manage client case-work
This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:
- BBB at A Level.
- DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
- A combination of qualifications, which may include up to two AS Levels, EPQ and general studies.
- English Language or English Literature at grade C or 4
- Mathematics at grade C or 4
• Access - at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course
• Grade B from CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma.
If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in both reading and writing and 5.5 in all other skills, or equivalent.
We consider other qualifications from the UCAS tariff. Applicants with alternative qualifications or a combination of qualifications and work experience are also considered. We welcome applications from people of any age.
You should ensure that you submit a personal statement and reference as these are considered as part of the selection process.
Please note that if you have a criminal conviction and want to become either a solicitor or barrister that you speak with the relevant regulatory body to determine if this will have any implication for your chosen career path. This is in order to ensure students are notified of regulator requirement for entering the legal profession.
Please note that we do not accept direct entry into 2nd or 3rd year for this course.
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'.
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.
|Module: Dispute Resolution In Contract||Credits: 30||
|Module: Introduction To Criminology And Practice||Credits: 30||
|Module: Criminal Law And Practice||Credits: 30||
|Module: Uk Constitutional Law And Practice||Credits: 30||
|Module: Criminological Theory In A Contemporary World||Credits: 10||
|Module: Dispute Resolution In Tort||Credits: 30||
|Module: Trusts & Equitable Wrongs (Including Wills And Administration Of Estates)||Credits: 30||
|Module: Criminal Appeals||Credits: 20|
|Module: Exclusion Rights And Justice||Credits: 20|
|Module: Experiencing Criminal Justice||Credits: 20|
|Module: Life Beyond Crime, Substance Use And Offending||Credits: 20|
|Module: Prison Clinic||Credits: 20|
|Module: Land, Property Law And Practice||Credits: 30|
|Module: Business Law And Practice||Credits: 30|
|Module: Commercial Law And Practice||Credits: 30|
|Module: Dissertation||Credits: 30|
|Module: Employment Law And Practice||Credits: 30|
|Module: Family Law, Policy And Practice||Credits: 30|
|Module: Human Rights Law And Practice||Credits: 30|
|Module: Immigration Law And Practice||Credits: 30|
|Module: Law And Medicine||Credits: 30|
|Module: Law In Practice||Credits: 30|
|Module: Law In Practice International||Credits: 30|
|Module: Law Of Evidence And Practice||Credits: 30|
|Module: Mediation||Credits: 30|
|Module: Refugee Rights||Credits: 30|
|Module: Rights Of Women||Credits: 30|
|Module: Shu Law Legal Practice||Credits: 30|
|Module: Sports Law||Credits: 30|
|Module: Streetlaw Schools||Credits: 30|
|Module: 21St Century Crime: Threats, Responses And Human Rights||Credits: 20|
|Module: Comparative Criminal Justice||Credits: 20|
|Module: Crime And Justice In The Information Age||Credits: 20|
|Module: Criminal Appeals||Credits: 20|
|Module: Criminal Justice Compared||Credits: 20|
|Module: Criminal Justice Realities||Credits: 20|
|Module: Experiencing Custodial And Community Sentences||Credits: 20|
|Module: Law In Practice||Credits: 20|
|Module: Law In Practice International||Credits: 20|
|Module: Making Desistance And Recovery A Reality||Credits: 20|
|Module: Policing And Crime Reduction||Credits: 20|
|Module: Prison Clinic||Credits: 20|
|Module: Rights Of Women||Credits: 20|
|Module: Sex Violence And Extremism||Credits: 20|
|Module: Shu Law Legal Practice||Credits: 20|
|Module: Simulating Justice Practice||Credits: 20|
|Module: Understanding Social Justice And Community Action||Credits: 20|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fees for UK students starting part-time undergraduate study in 2022/23 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fees for UK students starting this course in 2021/22 are £4,625 per year (based on studying 60 credits per year).
† 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.
Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting part-time study in 2022/23 is £7,210 per year (based on studying 60 credits per year). This course is not eligible for full-time Tier4 visa sponsorship. International students may apply for part-time Tier4 sponsorship on an individual basis. Please contact Admissions for further advice.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
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.Additional costs for Law courses (PDF, 758.8KB)
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