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LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology with Foundation Year

Sheffield Hallam University
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Course UCAS code: A099
Qualification type:
  • LLB (Hons), Full-time Including Foundation Year , Duration: 4 Years
Course Summary:
Gain a degree in law with criminology, with an initial foundation year to prepare for the course. •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. 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 lectures In 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. 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. **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.
The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19 **Year 1 compulsory modules** Contemporary Issues - 20 credits Introduction To Psychology, Law And - 20 credits Organisation Management And Delivery 1 - 20 credits Organisation Management And Delivery 2 - 20 credits Self And Stakeholder Management - 20 credits The Practice Of Law And Criminology - 20 credits **Year 2 compulsory modules** Criminal Law And Practice - 30 credits Dispute Resolution In Contract - 30 credits Introduction To Criminology And Practice - 30 credits UK Constitutional Law And Practice - 30 credits **Year 3 compulsory modules** Controversies Of Punishment - 20 credits Equity & Trusts - 20 credits Law Of The European Union - 20 credits Law Of Tort - 20 credits **Year 3 elective modules** Commercial Law - 20 credits Exclusion Rights And Justice - 20 credits Experiencing Criminal Justice - 20 credits International Human Rights - 20 credits Law And Medicine - 20 credits Life Beyond Crime, Substance Use And Offending - 20 credits Simulated Legal Practice - 20 credits Sports Law - 20 credits **Final year compulsory modules** Administrative Law And Social Justice - 20 credits Land Law - 20 credits Law Of The European Union - 20 credits **Final year elective modules** 21st Century Crime: Threats, Responses And Human Rights - 20 credits Advocacy And Mooting - 20 credits Company Law - 20 credits Crime And Justice In The Information Age - 20 credits Criminal Appeals - 20 credits Criminal Justice Realities - 20 credits Dissertation - 20 credits Employment Law - 20 credits Experiencing Custodial And Community Sentences - 20 credits Family Law And Policy - 20 credits Immigration Law - 20 credits Law Clinic - 20 credits Law In Practice - 20 credits Law In Practice International - 20 credits Law Of Evidence - 20 credits Legal Perspectives On Criminal Justice - 20 credits Making Desistance And Recovery A Reality - 20 credits Policing And Crime - 20 credits Prison Clinic - 20 credits Sex Violence And Extremism - 20 credits Simulating Justice Practice - 20 credits Street Law Schools - 20 credits
Assessment Methods:
Coursework, practical assessment and exams
Application deadline details:

15 January

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  • MellieMelody's avatar by MellieMelody on 24th January 2019
    I think Hallam can be a great university, especially if you choose to live in and want a good night life. The only real downside to it is the poor management of timetables, but that may be relevant to my course only.
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