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International: £13,250 per year
- Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.
- Study theories, concepts, values, principles and rules of public and private laws.
- Gain legal work experience in 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 course. 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
- team meetings
- peer learning
- placement activity
- 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 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
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.
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.
Legal professional practice modules in SHU Law, our on-campus law firm, involve small group work under the supervision of qualified solicitors and paralegals.
All our work-based legal professional practice areas provide valuable experience that improves legal skills and impresses future employers. There are four legal departments where you can gain practical, graduate skills and experience:
- Business and Commercial
- Property and Private Client
- Professional Voluntary Work and Human Rights
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.
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.
Your degree can be the first step towards a legal, business or public sector career. With a law degree, you will also be in the top 25% of those who secure graduate jobs in the wider commercial and business sector
This course prepares you for a career in
- financial services
- management and commerce
- civil service
- local government
- the police
- Crown Prosecution Service
- Trading Standards
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
Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.Collegiate Campus map
Collegiate Library can be found just off Ecclesall Road. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
GCSE Maths and GCSE English Language at grade C or 4.
48 UCAS points, including 24 points from one A level or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.
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'.
The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19
|Module: Contemporary Issues||Credits: 20||
|Module: Introduction To Psychology, Law And Criminology||Credits: 20||
|Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 1||Credits: 20||
|Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 2||Credits: 20||
|Module: Self And Stakeholder Management||Credits: 20||
|Module: The Practice Of Law And Criminology||Credits: 20||
|Module: Criminal Law And Practice||Credits: 30||
|Module: Dispute Resolution In Contract||Credits: 30||
|Module: Introduction To Law And Practice||Credits: 30||
|Module: Uk Constitutional Law And Practice||Credits: 30||
|Module: Equity & Trusts||Credits: 20||
|Module: Law Of The European Union||Credits: 20||
|Module: Law Of Tort||Credits: 20||
|Module: Simulated Legal Practice||Credits: 20||
|Module: Legal Professional Practice (Contentious)||Credits: 30|
|Module: Legal Professional Practice (Non-Contentious)||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: Immigration Law And Practice||Credits: 30|
|Module: International Human Rights||Credits: 30|
|Module: Law And Medicine||Credits: 30|
|Module: Law Of Business Organisations||Credits: 30|
|Module: Sports Law And Practice||Credits: 30|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 is £9,250 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 students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year.
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)
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