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LLB (Hons)

Key facts

UCAS code:
M100
UCAS code:
M101
UCAS code:
M111
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Full-time
Study option:
Full-time, two-year accelerated
Study option:
Full-time, with a foundation year
Study option:
Part-time
Duration:
3 Years
Duration:
2 Years
Duration:
4 Years
Duration:
6 Years
Start date:
27 September 2021
19 September 2022

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LLB (Hons) Law is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and is compliant with the QAA subject benchmark statement for Law, so they include the seven legal foundation subjects and the innovative skills associated with graduate legal work.

LLB (Hons) Law is the key route that students follow if they plan to enter the legal profession. From the opportunity to take part in mock trials to student conferences, the unique feature of this award is its student-centred, practical approach to learning. You’ll be offered a supportive, guided environment to practise skills for careers in the legal sector and to create awareness of the roles of law and lawyers in society.

We have three-year, part-time and accelerated degrees. There is also a Foundation year route for students who may not have the necessary academic profile for entry onto one of our three or two-year courses or who have been out of formal education for a while and would like to enhance their skills and capabilities first.

Pathway Options

On the three-year degree, you will be given the chance to specialise in a particular aspect of law in your second and third years, tailoring your study to align with your career aspirations. You will be able to continue to study Law as a broad subject, or specialise by taking one of the following pathways: Bar, Professional or Digital. 

The Bar pathway has been specifically designed to meet the requirements of the Academic Component of becoming a Barrister, whilst our LLB (Hons) Law (Professional) pathway will enable you to meet the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) new Solicitor qualification requirements. Our Digital pathway is ideal for exploring the impact on law of cutting-edge technologies and to provide you with legal expertise in a rapidly evolving, digital world.

LLB (Hons) Law is the key route that students follow if they plan to enter the legal profession. From the opportunity to take part in mock trials to student conferences, the unique feature of this award is its student-centred, practical approach to learning. You’ll be offered a supportive, guided environment to practise skills for careers in the legal sector and to create awareness of the roles of law and lawyers in society.

The accelerated two-year LLB gives students an opportunity to complete their studies in a shorter time than the standard degree course and is particularly attractive to applicants with relevant work or industry experience

LLB (Hons) Law is the key route that students follow if they plan to enter the legal profession. From the opportunity to take part in mock trials to student conferences, the unique feature of this award is its student-centred, practical approach to learning. You’ll be offered a supportive, guided environment to practise skills for careers in the legal sector and to create awareness of the roles of law and lawyers in society.

The Foundation Year is part of our LLB suite of courses and is designed to encourage non-standard entrants to access the study of law and entry to the legal professions.

Pathway Options

After completing the Foundation year and year one, you will be given the chance to specialise in a particular aspect of law in your second and third years, tailoring your study to align with your career aspirations.You will be able to continue to study Law as a broad subject, or specialise by taking one of the following pathways: Bar, Professional or Digital. 

The Bar pathway has been specifically designed to meet the requirements of the Academic Component of becoming a Barrister, whilst our LLB (Hons) Law (Professional) pathway will enable you to meet the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) new Solicitor qualification requirements. Our Digital pathway is ideal for exploring the impact on law of cutting-edge technologies and to provide you with legal expertise in a rapidly evolving, digital world.

 

LLB (Hons) Law is the key route that students follow if they plan to enter the legal profession. From the opportunity to take part in mock trials to student conferences, the unique feature of this award is its student-centred, practical approach to learning.

You’ll be offered a supportive, guided environment to practice skills for careers in the legal sector and to create awareness of the roles of law and lawyers in society. 

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: LLB (Hons) Law

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: LLB (Hons) Law

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: LLB (Hons) Law

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: LLB (Hons) Law

Part-time study

This course can be studied part time over 6 years.

Part-time study

The LLB (Hons) Law can be studied part time over 6 years. 

Part-time study

The course can be studied part time after the Foundation year. The Foundation year itself is full time. 

Part-time study

This part time course is studied over 6 years. 

Work placements

Depending on your chosen pathway, there are core or option Work Experience modules, including the Law Clinic Module. 

Work placements

There is the opportunity to choose the Work Experience and Law Clinic module.

Work placements

Depending on your chosen pathway, there is a core or option Work Experience module, including Law Clinic. 

Work placements

There are is the opportunity to choose the Work Experience and Law Clinic option module. 

Course content

A key aspect of our course is the opportunity to participate in a number of work-related learning experiences that reflect graduate-level employment. For example, students join in presentations, meeting scenarios, case studies, interviewing and negotiation – and have the opportunity to practice advocacy.

In Year 1, you will study the same subjects as all three-year LLB course routes. These modules are Legal Skills, English Legal Systems, Contract Law, Tort Law, Constitutional Law, and Law in Practice.

In Year 2, you will continue with your study of the foundations of legal knowledge, with EU Law, Administrative Law, Property Law and Application, and Criminal Law. Your other modules will depend on the pathway you choose to study. The Law pathway provides the opportunity to choose two optional modules. The Bar pathway includes a core Evidence module and also provides the opportunity to choose one optional module, whilst the Professional pathway includes a core Work Experience module and also provides the opportunity to choose one optional module. The Digital pathway includes two more core modules on E-Commerce and Digital Investigation

In your final year, you will study the specialist module, Law of Trust and Equitable Remedies for all pathways.On the Law pathway, you will tailor the remainder of your study by choosing option modules aligned to your area of interest. On the Bar pathway, core modules also include Mooting and Dissertation, along with two option modules. The Professional pathway includes a core Work Experience module and also provides the opportunity to choose one optional module. On the Digital pathway, you will study the core modules Cyber Law, Artificial Intelligence Law, a Digital Research Project and then choose one option module. Options include Human Rights, Company and Commercial Law, Jurisprudence, Family Law, private International Law, Healthcare Law and Law Clinic.

Every year, we host our own Law Careers Fair and Networking Event. They attract a wide range of employers for students to network with.

Staffordshire University Legal Advice Clinic (SULAC) 

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.  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 2 Year Accelerated course is designed for students who feel able to fast track their studies and achieve their law degree a year earlier than a standard 3-year degree programme.

The 2-year course is attractive to a wide range of students, including those with relevant work experience who wish to return to the workplace more quickly than on a standard programme. In addition, the course appeals to students from other jurisdictions who are attracted by the shorter time to qualification. Students take the same core modules as 3-year students, covering the foundations of legal knowledge, but there are also a choice of optional modules which allow them to pursue interests in more specialist areas of law. Options currently include Business Law and Commercial Awareness, E-Commerce, Cyber Law, Healthcare Law, Mooting and Law Clinic.

The hallmark of the Accelerated course is that in addition to Semesters 1 and 2, students engage in accelerated learning during the summer months.  Semester 3 combines an intensive teaching block with an extended period of blended learning, during which students manage their studies independently. In this blended learning phase, students have access to an online learning environment, which offers resources tailored to the individual module as well as discussion areas supported by tutors.

Staffordshire University Legal Advice Clinic (SULAC)

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. 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.

Every year, we also host our own Law Careers Fair and Networking Event. They attract a wide range of employers for students to network with.

A key aspect of our course is the opportunity to participate in a number of work-related learning experiences that reflect graduate-level employment. For example, students join in presentations, meeting scenarios, case studies, interviewing and negotiation – and have the opportunity to practice advocacy.

In Year 1 you will develop your academic skills by studying the foundation year modules, such as Crime in Context, Introduction to Principles of Law and Introduction to Critical Thinking and Argument.

In Year 2, you will study the same subjects as all three-year LLB course routes. These modules are Legal Skills, English Legal Systems, Contract Law, Tort Law, Constitutional Law, and Law in Practice.

In Year 3, you will continue with your study of the foundations of legal knowledge, with EU Law, Administrative Law, Property Law and Application, and Criminal Law. Your other modules will depend on the pathway you choose to study. The Law pathway provides the opportunity to choose two optional modules. The Bar pathway includes a core Evidence module and also provides the opportunity to choose one optional module, whilst the Professional pathway includes a core Work Experience module and also provides the opportunity to choose one optional module. The Digital pathway includes two more core modules on E-Commerce and Digital Investigation

In your final year, you will study the specialist module, Law of Trust and Equitable Remedies for all pathways.On the Law pathway, you will tailor the remainder of your study by choosing option modules aligned to your area of interest. On the Bar pathway, core modules also include Mooting and Dissertation, along with two option modules. The Professional pathway includes a core Work Experience module and also provides the opportunity to choose one optional module. On the Digital pathway, you will study the core modules Cyber Law, Artificial Intelligence Law, a Digital Research Project and then choose one option module. Options include Human Rights, Company and Commercial Law, Jurisprudence, Family Law, private International Law, Healthcare Law and Law Clinic.

Every year, we host our own Law Careers Fair and Networking Event. They attract a wide range of employers for students to network with.

Staffordshire University Legal Advice Clinic (SULAC)

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. 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.

A key aspect of our course is the opportunity to participate in a number of work-related learning experiences that reflect graduate-level employment. For example, students join in presentations, meeting scenarios, case studies, interviewing and negotiation – and have the opportunity to practice advocacy.

In Year 1, you will start studying the key areas of Law, including Constitutional Law and English Legal System.

In Year 2, you will continue with your study of the foundations of legal knowledge, Contract Law, Tort Law and Law in Practice.

In Year 3 you will explore modules in Property Law and Application and Criminal Law and choose from options, including Work Experience, E-Commerce and Community Safety.

In Year 4, core modules include Administrative Law and EU Law, and option modules include Introduction to the Law of Evidence and Business Law and Commercial Awareness.

In your final years, you will study the specialist module, Law of Trust and Equitable Remedies and tailor the remainder of your study by choosing option modules aligned to your area of interest. Options include Human Rights, Cyber Law, Mooting, Law Clinic and Healthcare Law.

Every year, we host our own Law Careers Fair and Networking Event. They attract a wide range of employers for students to network with.

Staffordshire University Legal Advice Clinic (SULAC)

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. 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.

Academic year

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 20 and 40 academic credits. 

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 courses have one start point in September.

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 20 and 40 academic credits.

Students on the Accelerated two-year degree complete modules totalling 180 credits in each of their two years of study. 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. 

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 20 and 40 academic credits. 

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 courses have one start point in September.

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 20 and 40 academic credits. 

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 courses have one start point in September.

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Constitutional Law 20 credits
Contract Law 20 credits
English Legal System 20 credits
Law In Practice 20 credits
Legal Skills 20 credits
Tort Law 20 credits

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Constitutional Law 20 credits
Contract Law 20 credits
English Legal System 20 credits
Law In Practice 20 credits
Legal Skills 20 credits
Tort Law 20 credits

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Year 0 compulsory modules
Year 0 compulsory modules
Academic Skills 20 credits
Core Legal Skills 20 credits
Crime In Context 20 credits
Foundations Of Legal Knowledge 20 credits
Introducation To Critical Thinking And Argument 20 credits
Introduction To Principles Of Law 20 credits
Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Constitutional Law 20 credits
Contract Law 20 credits
English Legal System 20 credits
Law In Practice 20 credits
Legal Skills 20 credits
Tort Law 20 credits

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Constitutional Law 20 credits
English Legal System 20 credits
Legal Skills 20 credits
Year 2 compulsory modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Contract Law 20 credits
Law In Practice 20 credits
Tort Law 20 credits

Entry requirements

Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points

  • A levels: BBC 
  • BTEC: DMM

Typical UCAS Offer: 120 points

  • A levels: ABC
  • BTEC: DDM

Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points

  • A levels: BBC 
  • BTEC: DMM

Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points

  • A levels: BBC 
  • BTEC: DMM

We understand that you might have experienced a challenging run up to higher education and may have not met the entry requirements as listed. If this is the case don’t worry, contact us and our team of expert advisors can guide you through the next stages of application, or help you find the perfect course for your needs.

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Facilities

Lecture Theatres

Course lectures take place in the Ashley Building, adjacent to the Law School. These lecture theatres seat up to 200 students each and are equipped with the latest audio visual and computer technology.

Libraries

We have Libraries and Service desks at both sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. All have experienced and friendly staff who can answer your IT queries, help you to access resources, show you how to research for your assignments and even help with referencing.

Some libraries are open 24/7 at key times in the academic year and we have a 24 hour help line too.

Careers

Here at Staffordshire University you will be supported by our designated law careers tutor and our wider careers team.

You can expect exciting and diverse events throughout the academic year which will support you in enhancing your employability skills in whichever career you choose following your law degree We have a number of links with local firms and businesses that mentor our students and provide guest lectures, which will spark your enthusiasm further. Unique to the law department is our specific law fair event. A number of delegates from law and non-law businesses attend.

he event enables you to build on your networking skills, obtain information about the different areas you can work and the opportunity to secure work experience or even training contracts. Upon graduation, you’ll be able to continue your studies via our highly regarded Legal Practice Course, or complete one of our specialised postgraduate awards.

LLB (Hons) Law opens the door to a number of exciting graduate opportunities within legal practice and legal services, as well as graduate opportunities in other relevant areas, such as: management training schemes, local government, human resource management, healthcare management commercial regulation, and compliance. On the Professional pathway you will obtain the knowledge to complete the Solicitor Regulation Authority (SRA) Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) and meet the academic component for the Bar on the Bar pathway. 

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

You will be taught through a combination of lectures and workshops. Workshops enable you to develop your knowledge of topics covered in lectures and apply your learning to real-world case studies and problems, as well as consideration of theoretical and critical perspectives to enhance knowledge and understanding.  The aim is to foster an academic community which promotes lifelong learning and is supported by research and practice informed teaching with learning strategies and technologies to support the student experience. In addition, you will have opportunities to meet with your personal tutor twice a year.   

You will be taught through a combination of lectures and workshops. Workshops enable you to develop your knowledge of topics covered in lectures and apply your learning to real-world case studies and problems, as well as consideration of theoretical and critical perspectives to enhance knowledge and understanding.  The aim is to foster an academic community which promotes lifelong learning and is supported by research and practice informed teaching with learning strategies and technologies to support the student experience. In addition, you will have opportunities to meet with your personal tutor twice a year.   

You will be taught through a combination of lectures and workshops. Workshops enable you to develop your knowledge of topics covered in lectures and apply your learning to real-world case studies and problems, as well as consideration of theoretical and critical perspectives to enhance knowledge and understanding.  The aim is to foster an academic community which promotes lifelong learning and is supported by research and practice informed teaching with learning strategies and technologies to support the student experience. In addition, you will have opportunities to meet with your personal tutor twice a year.   

You will be taught through a combination of lectures and workshops. Workshops enable you to develop your knowledge of topics covered in lectures and apply your learning to real-world case studies and problems, as well as consideration of theoretical and critical perspectives to enhance knowledge and understanding.  The aim is to foster an academic community which promotes lifelong learning and is supported by research and practice informed teaching with learning strategies and technologies to support the student experience. In addition, you will have opportunities to meet with your personal tutor twice a year.   

Assessment

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module includes a practice or ‘formative’ assessment for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. Each module has one or more formal or ‘summative’ assessment. This includes a range of assessments, such as essays, reports, problem-solving tasks, portfolios, presentations, academic posters, projects, dissertations and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module includes a practice or ‘formative’ assessment for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. Each module has one or more formal or ‘summative’ assessment. This includes a range of assessments, such as essays, reports, problem-solving tasks, portfolios, presentations, academic posters, projects, dissertations and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module includes a practice or ‘formative’ assessment for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. Each module has one or more formal or ‘summative’ assessment. This includes a range of assessments, such as essays, reports, problem-solving tasks, portfolios, presentations, academic posters, projects, dissertations and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module includes a practice or ‘formative’ assessment for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. Each module has one or more formal or ‘summative’ assessment. This includes a range of assessments, such as essays, reports, problem-solving tasks, portfolios, presentations, academic posters, projects, dissertations and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Learning support

In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Additional support

Our Student Inclusion Services support students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

Feedback

You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take summative assessment.

You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take summative assessment.

You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take summative assessment.

You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take summative assessment.

Your study time will consist of class contact hours, self-directed learning, assessment and placements where appropriate. Your actual contact hours will depend on the subject area, on the option modules you select and professional body requirements. A typical composition of study time for this course is:

Your study time will consist of class contact hours, self-directed learning, assessment and placements where appropriate. Your actual contact hours will depend on the subject area, on the option modules you select and professional body requirements. A typical composition of study time for this course is:

Your study time will consist of class contact hours, self-directed learning, assessment and placements where appropriate. Your actual contact hours will depend on the subject area, on the option modules you select and professional body requirements. A typical composition of study time for this course is:

Your study time will consist of class contact hours, self-directed learning, assessment and placements where appropriate. Your actual contact hours will depend on the subject area, on the option modules you select and professional body requirements. A typical composition of study time for this course is:

Year 1

20% of time in lectures, seminars or similar
80% of time in independent study
0% of time in placements

Year 2

20% of time in lectures, seminars or similar
80% of time in independent study
0% of time in placements

Year 3

12% of time in lectures, seminars or similar
88% of time in independent study
0% of time in placements

Independent learning

When not attending lectures, seminars or other timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve utilising a range of digital resources including our virtual learning environment; reading journals, articles and books; working on individual and group projects; undertaking research in the library; preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning will be supported by a range of excellent facilities, including the library, open access computer facilities and informal learning zones.

When not attending lectures, seminars or other timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve utilising a range of digital resources including our virtual learning environment; reading journals, articles and books; working on individual and group projects; undertaking research in the library; preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning will be supported by a range of excellent facilities, including the library, open access computer facilities and informal learning zones.

When not attending lectures, seminars or other timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve utilising a range of digital resources including our virtual learning environment; reading journals, articles and books; working on individual and group projects; undertaking research in the library; preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning will be supported by a range of excellent facilities, including the library, open access computer facilities and informal learning zones.

When not attending lectures, seminars or other timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve utilising a range of digital resources including our virtual learning environment; reading journals, articles and books; working on individual and group projects; undertaking research in the library; preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning will be supported by a range of excellent facilities, including the library, open access computer facilities and informal learning zones.

Year 1

10% practical exams
50% coursework
40% written exams

Year 2

8% practical exams
38% coursework
53% written exams

Year 3

17% practical exams
75% coursework
8% written exams

Staff

You will be taught by an expert teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Postgraduate research students who have undertaken teaching training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader. Our teaching is research-informed and a large percentage of our full-time staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.

Anna Garland

Course Director

Anna was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1994 and practised as a Barrister specialising in Family and Criminal Law. She is now Course Leader for LLB (Hons) Law and Course Director for our Law courses.

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Aidan Flynn

Senior Lecturer

Aidan worked in three Law firms, before becoming a lecturer at Staffordshire University in 2016. He is Course Leader for the LLB (Hons) Law (Accelerated) and has expertise in Constitutional, EU and Human Rights Law.

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Keith Wharton

Lecturer

Keith served with West Midlands Police and the National Crime Squad and became a specialist in pro-active paedophile investigation and Head of Intelligence and Prison Intelligence. He is the Course Leader for LLB Law (Criminal Justice).

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Kathryn Harvey

Senior Lecturer

Kathryn is a Law lecturer, currently teaching across UG and PG provision, including Property Law and Application, Civil Litigation and Criminal Litigation. She assists with the provision of the Legal Advice Clinic and supervises research projects.

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Sallyann Mellor

Course Director

Sallyann attended Staffordshire University as a mature student, gaining her LLB in 2010, before studying at postgraduate level and attaining her LPC qualification. In addition to her teaching practice, Sallyann is also engaged in her PhD doctoral r…

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Dr Samantha Spence

Senior Lecturer

Samantha is a lecturer in the Law department. Her main area of interest lies in feminism and international human rights law, specifically the rights of marginalised groups

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Dr John Mcgarry

Senior Lecturer

I am a Senior Lecturer in Law, with expertise in Public Law and Legal Theory.

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Charlie Lovatt

P/T Lecturer(Hrly)-Business & Comm Law

Charlie is a Lecturer in Law. His main interests include criminal law, criminal justice, vigilantism, youth justice, sexual offences, and criminology. He is committed to the delivery of a high-standard of teaching to all students.

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Louis Martin

Senior Lecturer (Tef)

Louis worked for Derbyshire Constabulary before becoming Head of the Roads Policing Unit and Detective Inspector for Derby City Centre. He is Course Leader for Criminal Justice with Offender Management.

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Dr Abdullah Nawafleh

Senior Lecturer

Prior to joining Staffordshire University, I worked as Legal Research Team Lead at CUBE Global, London, and Assistant Professor of Law at Al Ain University of Science and Technology. My research interests lie in Private and Public International …

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Dr Rachael Stretch

Lecturer

I am a Lecturer in Law, specialising in Family Law, Law and Disability and SEND, Equity and Trusts, Quantitative Methodology, Comparative Methodology and Professionals and Mandatory Reporting.

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Joanne Beswick

Senior Lecturer

I am a Senior Law Lecturer and my expertise are in Clinical Negligence.

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Elodie Fellows

Lecturer

Dr Diane Atherton-Blenkiron

Lecturer

I am a Lecturer in Law at Staffordshire University.

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Fees

For the course starting on 27 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for LLB (Hons)-Full-time
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £9,250 per year of study £14,000 per year of study

For the course starting on 19 September 2022 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for LLB (Hons)-Full-time
Study option UK / Channel Islands
Full-time To be confirmed

For the course starting on 27 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for LLB (Hons) Full-time, two-year accelerated
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £11,100 per year of study £14,000 per year of study

For the course starting on 27 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for LLB (Hons) Full-time, with a foundation year
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £9,250 for your first year subsequent years will be charged at the University standard rate £14,000 for your first year subsequent years will be charged at the University standard rate

For the course starting on 19 September 2022 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for LLB (Hons) Full-time, with a foundation year
Study option UK / Channel Islands
Full-time To be confirmed

For the course starting on 27 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for LLB (Hons) Part-time
Study option UK / Channel Islands
Part-time £4,620 per year of study

UK and Channel Island students: This tuition fee is agreed subject to UK government policy and parliamentary regulation. If the UK government passes appropriate legislation, the fee for subsequent years of study may increase in each academic year. But this increase will not exceed the rate of inflation as measured by RPIX**. Any change in fees will apply to both new and continuing students. The University will notify students of any change as early as possible. Further information about fee changes would be posted on the University’s website once this becomes available.

**RPIX is a measure of inflation equivalent to all the items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments.

Included in tuition fees
Included in the fees:
  • As a Staffordshire University student, you’ll be entitled to a range of free software programs.
  • The use of specialist facilities relating to your course of study.
  • As a Staffordshire University student, you’ll be entitled to a range of free software programs.
  • The use of specialist facilities relating to your course of study.
  • As a Staffordshire University student, you’ll be entitled to a range of free software programs.
  • The use of specialist facilities relating to your course of study.
  • As a Staffordshire University student, you’ll be entitled to a range of free software programs.
  • The use of specialist facilities relating to your course of study.
Not included in tuition fees
Not included in the fees:
  • Text books are available from the library, but some students choose to purchase their own copies.
  • Printing
  • Travel costs to and from any placements
  • Clothing suitable for any placements and facilities
  • Any optional field trips
  • Text books are available from the library, but some students choose to purchase their own copies.
  • Printing
  • Travel costs to and from any placements
  • Clothing suitable for any placements and facilities
  • Any optional field trips
  • Text books are available from the library, but some students choose to purchase their own copies.
  • Printing
  • Travel costs to and from any placements
  • Clothing suitable for any placements and facilities
  • Any optional field trips
  • Text books are available from the library, but some students choose to purchase their own copies.
  • Printing
  • Travel costs to and from any placements
  • Clothing suitable for any placements and facilities
  • Any optional field trips
Accommodation and living costs
Accommodation and living costs

Accommodation and living costs are not included in our fees. 

For more information on accommodation and living costs, please see: Accommodation

Sources of financial support

If you receive funding from Student Finance you may be eligible to apply for additional benefits. Details can be obtained by visiting: www.gov.uk

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Our students

My lecturers are considerate, approachable and really professional, they encourage me to always aim higher. It is a very vibrant learning environment with networking events, competitions and a thriving Legal Advice Clinic. I find it an exciting and stimulating place to read law.

Leona Shala

Law LLB (Hons) Student

The lecturers are always supportive and the tutor system is very effective. We have been able to shape our degree in the way we want, learning the subjects that interest us. I would highly recommend the course and believe it has set me up very well for the future.

Naseem Khan

LLB (Hons) Law Graduate

There’s a real community feel at the University, there’s always people there to help you and I’ve just really enjoyed my course. I think the Law couerse has really set me up well for my future career.

Lisa Rutter

Law LLB (Hons)

The staff pushed me to my absolute best. The teaching standard is second to none - enormously engaging teaching methods that mixed theoretical law with practical skills. Lecturers are approachable at any time and are always willing to assist you in any way that they can.

Thomas Hunt

Law LLB (Hons)

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Location Award Study option Start date Apply Link
Stoke-on-Trent campus LLB (Hons) Full-time 27 September 2021 Apply now
Stoke-on-Trent campus LLB (Hons) Full-time 19 September 2022 Apply now

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If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.

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