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Law 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

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Course summary**• 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• 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 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.Applied learningWork placementsWe 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.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• Litigation• Property and Private Client• Professional Voluntary Work and Human RightsOpportunities 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.**Accreditation**This qualifying law degree exempts you from the Common Professional Examination of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Council.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 13,650per 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 Level •MPP 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

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Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    63rd out of 103 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    107 49%

    75th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%

    81st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.26 85%

    9th

    13

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