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LLB (Hons) Law

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

Law

Part-time Law

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


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £4,625 per year
International/EU: £7,210 per year
How long will I study? 6 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
What are the entry requirements? 120 UCAS Points
When do I start? September 2022

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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 environments.
  • 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. 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.

You’ll have the chance to study core modules and electives relating to all aspects of criminal, civil and commercial law – with the opportunity to select modules that are of most interest to you in your final years.

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 advisor, 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 you a unique chance to gain real-life experience working alongside solicitors on real cases throughout your studies.

We also 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.

You’ll also study English law in its international context and encounter cross-jurisdictional issues through simulated and live client work. You may even be able to undertake work placements 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.

Live projects

All our work-based legal professional practice areas and elective modules provide valuable experience that improves your legal skills and impresses future employers. You can gain experience in areas such as

  • business and commercial
  • litigation and employment
  • family and private client
  • voluntary work and human rights

All of our modules contain practical, applied activities – helping you to develop your legal knowledge and professional skills throughout your course.


Future careers

Your degree can be the first step towards a career in law, business or the public sector. The practical and work-based learning you take part in gives you a range of transferable skills of value in any future career path.

This course prepares you for a career in

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

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 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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Collegiate Library can be found just off Ecclesall Road. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.

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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

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.


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.

GCSE

  • 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 need an IELTS average score of 6.5 with at least 6.5 in reading and writing and with a minimum score of 5.5 in all other skills.

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.

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.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Dispute Resolution In Contract Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Introduction To Law And Practice Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Criminal Law And Practice Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Uk Constitutional Law And Practice Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
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: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 4

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Dispute Resolution In Tort Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Commercial Law Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Company Law Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Court Practice Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Employment Law Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Family Law And Policy Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Human Rights Clinic Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Immigration Law Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Law As A Business Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Law Of Evidence Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Legal Perspectives On Criminal Justice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Shu Law New Enquiries Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework

Year 5

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: Prison Clinic Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Refugee Rights Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Shu Law Legal Practice Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sports Law Credits: 30 Assessment: Exam
Practical

Final year

Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Business Law And Practice Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Commercial Law And Practice 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: Refugee Rights Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Rights Of Women 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 part-time study in 2022/23 is £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.

International students

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.

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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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