In Year 1 you will study the same subjects as all three-year LLB course routes, developing a solid understanding of areas such as the English Legal System,Contract Law and Law and Society. A workshop-based skills module runs throughout this academic year, along with large group sessions and small workshops covering another three core modules. The focus is on practice-based learning, using authentic scenarios and skills exercises.
You will continue to study the core foundations of legal knowledge in your second year, being introduced to Criminal Law as well as the core 'pathway' module of Evidence and Human Rights. This will introduce you to contemporary issues relevant to the field and is unique to this award.
In your final year, in addition to the final core module of Law of Trusts and Equitable Remedies, you will focus on specialist areas of Criminal Justice, such as Crime Prevention and Law of Criminal Evidence, as well as the opportunity to write a dissertation.
Staffordshire University Legal Advice Clinic (SULAC) and Employability
Our Law Department offers one of the most exciting and innovative legal advice clinics in the UK (SULAC – Staffordshire University Legal Advice Clinic). Enabling students to gain real life experience working within the community, our law clinic offers free legal advice, on a variety of subjects, to the public and to certain specific sectors of the local community. SULAC provides Staffordshire law students the unique opportunity to experience the process of applying law to real life situations in some truly innovative settings.
We have also embedded clinical legal education into our LLB suite of awards. You will learn about professional conduct, standards and ethics as well as various skills such as letter writing, interviewing, negotiation and advocacy in your first year. In your second year, you can take the full Legal Advice Clinic module in your final year, putting you at the front line in employability skills as you graduate.
The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6. The full-time course has one start point in September.