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Law with Criminology with Foundation Year LLB (Hons)

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Law (with Honours) - LLB (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.****Course summary:**- Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.- 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.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 with Criminology course. You share the first 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:- lectures- seminars- workshops- team meetings- moots- peer learning- placement activity- visits- guest lecturesIn the foundation year, you build your subject specific and general business knowledge alongside developing academic skills to prepare you for starting your subject specific 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.**Applied learning - Work placements**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 projects**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. You are encouraged to engage in professional voluntary work, human rights, civil liberties and social justice.**Competitions**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.**International opportunities**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.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,415per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 64

This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:CC at A LevelMPP in BTEC Extended Diploma.A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies.

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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Home to a globally diverse student community from 100 countries, Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, and Malaysia.
Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities collaborate on a range of research and teaching projects and study exchange programmes.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working, or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    59th out of 104 4

    55th out of 105 13

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    104 47%

    73rd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72.0 72%

    45th

    36
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%

    80th

    71
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    107 56%

    69th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    52nd

    21
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    28th

    11

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