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LLB (Hons) Law

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

Law

Course in clearing
Full-time Law

Learn the law and key legal skills while gaining practical experience and enhancing your career prospects.


Places available in clearing

Apply for a place on this course starting in 2022. Call us now on 0330 024 6390 from 6.30am on Thursday 18 August.

Clearing is not open to international students this year.

 

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International/EU: £14,415 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
What are the entry requirements? 120 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? M100
When do I start? September 2022
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Study modules to provide you with knowledge and skills in law.
  • Prepare for the Solicitors Qualifying Examination or other professional legal qualifications.
  • Gain a variety of legal experience in our on-campus law firm and facilities.
  • Develop employability skills by working with legal sector professionals.
  • Consider the  possibility of undertaking placements in the UK and overseas.

On this course you’ll learn and apply the law practically. You’ll gain experience in our own law firm, SHU Law, and the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice (HKC). Through the modules you study, you’ll develop excellent legal knowledge and skills – while shaping your degree around your own interests and aspirations.

Student View

Watch student Laith Jaafar talk about the LLB Law course at Sheffield Hallam University.

How you learn

Watch course leader Rebecca Ratcliffe 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.

At every level of your course, you’ll have the opportunity to learn the law and the personal and practical skills required to apply the law to a variety of simulated and real-life scenarios. Our award-winning tutors are experts in their fields. You’ll be taught by lecturers who are expert legal researchers, and who have years of experience in the legal profession.

You learn through

  • lectures and interactive workshops
  • independent research
  • case studies in both simulated and live client environments
  • practice-based learning centred around live client case work, conducted in small groups under the supervision of legal professionals
  • work placements in SHU Law and elsewhere

From your first year, you’ll gain applied foundational knowledge into law – plus a detailed induction in our on-campus law firm, SHU Law. In your second year, you’ll continue to learn the core areas of law and begin to specialise – choosing areas such as commercial litigation, personal injury or family law through SHU Law.

In your final year take on more responsibility for your learning and develop your portfolio through SHU Law and a variety of elective modules. You’ll also have opportunities to branch out into placement settings across the UK and overseas – cementing your knowledge not just as a student, but as a lawyer of the future.

You will be supported in your learning journey towards highly skilled graduate employment in a number of ways. These include

  • support throughout your studies from your own dedicated academic adviser, committed to your personal and professional development as a confident, reflective and autonomous learner
  • access to our Skills Centre with one to ones, workshops and online resources to help you to plan and structure your assignments
  • employability opportunities such as project work, networking and field trips – and expert advice and guidance from our careers and employability team

Applied learning

Work placements
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

In your final year, you can choose to opt out of SHU Law work placements and enter an external legal setting. Previous students have had placements 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 might also have the chance 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 the 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 advocate for those who don’t have or can’t afford representation. You’ll also have a chance to work on our court help desks – which provide vital legal advice free of charge to members of the public.

In your third year, you’ll have the opportunity to work in the award-winning Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice on a range of projects relating to immigration, asylum and human rights. There’s also the opportunity to help reunite families through our own Refugee Rights Hub.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • private practice law firms 
  • in-house legal teams
  • barristers' chambers
  • legal advice centre
  • business and commerce
  • the criminal justice sector
  • financial services
  • the Crown Prosecution Service

Previous graduates have gone on to work as

  • barristers at 15 Winckley Square Chambers and Spire Barristers
  • senior solicitor at SHU Law Limited
  • risk management adviser for the Environment Agency
  • assistant serious crime analyst for the National Crime Agency
  • solicitors at CMS, Walker Morris and Irwin Mitchell
Graduate View

LLB (Hons) Law graduate Tabitha works as a barrister in criminal law representing both prosecution and defence cases in Crown and Magistrates court. She has worked on many interesting cases and hopes to one day become Queen's Counsel.

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

Collegiate campus

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

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Location

Collegiate Crescent
Sheffield
S10 2BP

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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, Refugee 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

We’ve invested over £100m in new facilities to help you study how and when you want. This means 24-hour libraries and study spaces designed by our students.


Learn more about your department

The Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice has brought Sheffield Hallam's law and criminology departments international esteem.

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Entry requirements

All students

120 UCAS points from two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.5 or above, with a minimum score of 6.5 in reading and writing, a minimum of 5.5 in all other skills.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over 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 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
Exam
Module: Dispute Resolution In Contract Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Introduction To Law And Practice Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Uk Constitutional Law And Practice Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Year 2

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

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advocacy And Drafting Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Business Law And Practice Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Commercial Law And Practice Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Criminal Appeals Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Dissertation Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Employment Law And Practice Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
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 In Practice Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Law In Practice International Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Law Of Evidence And Practice Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Mediation Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Prison Clinic Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Refugee Rights Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Rights Of Women Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Shu Law Legal Practice Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sports Law Credits: 30 Assessment: Exam
Practical
Module: Streetlaw Schools Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/23 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.

Additional costs for Law courses (PDF, 223.6KB)

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Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

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This course has places available in clearing. Call us now on 0330 024 6390 from 6.30am on Thursday 18 August.

Clearing is not open to international students this year.

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