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LLB (Hons)

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UCAS code:
M100
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Full-time
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Duration:
3 Years
Start date:
16 September 2019
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LLB (Hons) Law is a Qualifying Law Degree that is recognised by both the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board (BSB). It offers innovative, exciting challenges and provides opportunities to enter a wide range of law-related roles.

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.

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

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. 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.

In Year 2, you will continue with your study of the foundations of legal knowledge, but also study a module distinctive to your Law award.

In your final year, you will focus on specialist law modules, such as: Family Law, Criminology, Company Law, Commercial Transactions, Employment and Equality Law, Environmental Law and Human Rights. 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) 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.

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. 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.

In Year 2, you will continue with your study of the foundations of legal knowledge, but also study a module distinctive to your Law award.

In your final year, you will focus on specialist law modules, such as: Family Law, Criminology, Company Law, Commercial Transactions, Employment and Equality Law, Environmental Law and Human Rights. 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) 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 Foundation Year incorporates a variety of learning experiences to prepare students both academically and personally for the challenges of studying an undergraduate law degree.  Great emphasis is placed on developing the skill of reflection so as to enable students to identify and address specific learning needs and objectives.  The high level of pastoral support on the award reinforces this approach. On successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will move on to the full 3 year LLB programme.

The 2 Year Accelerated course is designed for students who feel able to fast track their studies and achieve their qualifying 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, plus a choice of optional modules which allow them to pursue interests in more specialist areas of law.  Options currently offered include Criminal Law in Context, Employment and Equality Law, Criminal Justice, Company and Commercial Law, and Family Law. Other options include Mooting, which allows students to develop practical and academic skills in case preparation and legal argument, and the 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) 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.

Academic year

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.

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.

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.

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically, most modules are 30 academic credits with a choice 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. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. 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. 

Professional body accreditation

The qualifying law degree is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for the purposes of satisfying the academic stage of training.

Accredited by the Bar Standards Board for the purpose of a Qualifying Law Degree.

Professional body accreditation

The qualifying law degree is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for the purposes of satisfying the academic stage of training.

Accredited by the Bar Standards Board for the purpose of a Qualifying Law Degree.

Professional body accreditation

The qualifying law degree is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for the purposes of satisfying the academic stage of training.

Accredited by the Bar Standards Board for the purpose of a Qualifying Law Degree.

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.

Standard route

Year 1 compulsory modules
Constitutional Law 15 credits
Contract And Problem Solving 30 credits
English Legal System And Legal Skills 30 credits
Law And Society 15 credits
Tort Law And Civil Remedies 30 credits
Year 2 compulsory modules
Administrative Law And Human Rights 15 credits
Criminal Law 30 credits
European Union Law 15 credits
Property Law And Application 30 credits
Show 5 optional modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Law Of Trusts And Equitable Remedies 30 credits
Show 12 optional modules

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.

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.

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.

Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points

  • A levels: BBC 
  • BTEC: DMM

Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points

  • A levels: BBC 
  • BTEC: DMM
  • Typical UCAS Offer: 48 points
  • A levels: A, DD, EEE
  • BTEC: PPP

Typical UCAS Offer: 120 points

  • A levels: ABC
  • BTEC: DDM

Facilities

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. The 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.

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 AccessAbility 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.

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
Anna GarlandCourse Leader - accelerated Law

I studied English at the University of Cambridge before deciding to pursue a career in Law. I was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1994 and practised as a Barrister specialising in Family and Criminal Law. I am a qualified and experienced teacher in both maintained schools and the Higher Education sector.

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Aidan Flynn
Aidan FlynnCourse Leader – Law (3 year and foundation year)

I graduated in Law from University College Cork in 1995 and worked in three Law firms, before becoming a lecturer. I came to Staffordshire University in 2016 and become Course Leader for the LLB (Hons) Law (3 Year) and LLB (Hons) Law (with a foundation year) a year later.

My areas of expertise are Constitutional Law, Human Rights Law and European Union Law.

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For the course starting on 16 September 2019 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£12,500 per year of study

For the course starting on 16 September 2019 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Part-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£6,930 per year of study

For the course starting on 16 September 2019 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£7,375 for your first year subsequent years will be charged at the University standard rate
International (Non-EU)
£12,500 for your first year subsequent years will be charged at the University standard rate

For the course starting on 16 September 2019 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£12,500 per year of study

For the course starting on 7 September 2020 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
To be confirmed

UK, EU 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.

International (Non-EU) students: Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course, as long as you complete it in the normal time-frame (i.e. no repeat years or breaks in study).

Our students

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Leona Shala
Law LLB (Hons) Student

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.

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Naseem Khan
LLB (Hons) Law 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.

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Stoke-on-Trent campus
LLB (Hons)
Full-time
16 September 2019

Rules and regulations

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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