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LLB (Hons) Law

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Study Mode Full-time
Year of Entry 2022/23
LLB (Hons)


Full-time Law

Study law and work in our on-campus law firm — getting a head start on your solicitor qualifications.

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: See fees section below
International/EU: £14,415 per year
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
What are the entry requirements? 120 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? M100
When do I start? September 2022
Placement year available? Yes

Course summary

  • Get real legal work experience in every year of your degree.
  • Take work placements in legal settings across the UK and overseas.
  • Study modules designed around the Solicitors Qualifying Examination.
  • Work in our on-campus law firm alongside practising lawyers and specialist academics.
  • Have the opportunity to work abroad — with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme.

On this course, you’ll gain the skills, experience, contacts and credentials you need to kick-start your legal career. You’ll do real legal work through our on-campus law firm while gaining a detailed legal education, designed around the Solicitors Qualifying Examination. When you graduate, you won’t only have an accredited law degree — you’ll have extensive legal work experience to support your qualification as a solicitor.

Student View

Watch student Conor Jones-Bishop talk about what it’s like to study this course

How you learn

Watch Principle Lecturer in Law Keeley Fletcher talk about this course.

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.

This course provides you with a solid base for a wide range of legal careers.

From your first year, you’ll gain a detailed induction into law, and begin working on real cases and projects in our on-campus law firm, SHU Law.

In your second year, you’ll begin to specialise — choosing an area such as criminal appeals, prisoners' rights, commercial litigation, personal injury or employment law to experience as part of SHU Law.

Your final year allows you to build on your experience, taking on more responsibility for your cases and working more closely with your clients. You will also have opportunities to branch out into placement settings across the UK and overseas, while cementing your knowledge not just as a student, but as a trainee lawyer.

Other final year opportunities include working within our Human Rights Clinic and working with children and young people through our Street Law module.

You learn through

  • lectures, seminars and workshops
  • practical module
  • work placements in SHU Law and elsewhere

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme.

Course leaders and tutors

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Rebecca Hartley
Senior Lecturer in Law and Criminology

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Applied learning


Our regulated and supervised on-campus law firm, SHU Law, offers law students a unique chance to get ahead with their solicitor qualifications. You’ll gain vital industry experience, working alongside solicitors on real cases.

Uniquely, your work with SHU Law is fully integrated into your course from your first year, and will continue throughout your studies.

Work placements

In your final year, you can choose to opt out of SHU Law work placements and enter an external legal setting.

Placements have been taken at major national and international law firms such as Irwin Mitchell and DLA Piper, and often involve sitting in on real hearings and court cases with solicitors. You may also choose to do a placement in areas such as local government, coroners’ offices or local law firms.

There are also international work placements available in the USA, including at the Public Defenders’ Office in Savannah, and Innocence Project in San Diego.

Your placement supervisor will help you find the right fit for your career, and will provide support throughout your experience.

Social justice

Throughout the course, you’ll help and advocate for those who don’t have or can’t afford representation. You’ll also work on our court helpdesks which provide vital legal advice, free of charge, to members of the public.

In your third year, you will have the opportunity to work in our Human Rights Clinic, which is part of the award-winning Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice. You’ll also have the chance to work with the charity Urban Lawyers through the Street Law module — where you will teach school children from disadvantaged areas about their rights, and how they can enter the legal profession.

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Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • solicitors' firms
  • barristers' chambers
  • the legal services sector
  • business
  • the police, probation and prison services
  • financial services
  • the Crown Prosecution Service

Previous graduates have gone on to work in a wide variety of legal roles, including

  • barrister at 15 Winckley Square Chambers
  • senior solicitor at SHU law
  • assistant serious crime analyst for the National Crime Agency
  • managing director at MSL Corporate Consulting Ltd
  • solicitor at CMS
  • legal assistant at Irwin Mitchell

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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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

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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 120

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.

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


  • 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 also consider other qualifications from the UCAS tariff. Applicants with alternative qualifications or a combination of qualifications and work experience will also be considered. We welcome applications from people of any age. Please contact us for further advice.

Meeting the qualifications on the entry criteria does not guarantee you a place. You should ensure that you submit a personal statement and reference as these will also be considered as part of the selection process. Guidelines on personal statements and references can be found on the UCAS website.

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.

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'.


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 will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.

Year 1

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

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Dispute Resolution In Tort Credits: 30
Module: Land, Property Law And Practice Credits: 30
Module: Trusts & Equitable Wrongs (Including Wills And Administration Of Estates) Credits: 30
Elective modules
Module Credits
Module: Court Practice Credits: 30
Module: Human Rights Clinic Credits: 30
Module: Law As A Business Credits: 30
Module: Shu Law New Enquiries Credits: 30

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Elective modules
Module Credits
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 Of Evidence And Practice Credits: 30
Module: Mediation Credits: 30
Module: Sports Law Credits: 30

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/23 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, 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 2022/23 is £14,415 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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How do I apply?

You can apply for this course through UCAS.

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