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Law (Media and Digital Industries)

LLB (Hons)

School - Salford Business School

Subject area - Law

UCAS Code: 2R14 (2W11 with Professional Placement)

Start Dates(s): September

Duration:

LLB  (three years full-time)
LLB with Professional Placement (four years full-time)

Fees:
UK - £9250 per year

International - £12,000 per year

In Brief:

  • 94% of our LLB (Hons) Law students are satisfied with the quality of their course (source: UNISTATS)
  • Benefit from the opportunity to take a professional placement with a law firm
  • This course is desgined to provide you with a solid foundation in the subjects at the heart of every qualifying law degree
  • Work/industrial placement opportunity
  • International students can apply

Course Summary

As a law graduate with specialist digital knowledge and skills, you will be equipped for career success in modern professional practice or business.

Studying Law at Salford combines the intellectual rigor of a qualifying law degree with the real-world focus and commercial awareness that barristers and solicitors seek when recruiting new trainees.

If a career in the legal profession is not your ultimate goal then, like all law graduates, you will still be in high demand from employers across business and other sectors. Your employability will be further strengthened by exposure to the key principles of business and entrepreneurship.

As a graduate with high level legal and business skills you will be equipped for career success in any corporate, business, public service or third sector employment.

This degree is also offered with a Foundation Year, visit www.salford.ac.uk/ug-courses/business-foundation-year for details.

Awards and Accreditation

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

Entry Requirements

Qualification Entry requirements
GCSE Minimum of five, to include Maths and English at grade C or grade 4
UCAS tariff points LLB: 112-120 points
With Professional Placement: 120 - 128 points
GCE A level BBC-BBB with a minimum of two A2 passes. With professional experience year: BBB-ABB with a minimum of two A2 passes
BTEC National Diploma DMM for the three year programme
DDM with Professional Experience Year
International Baccalaureate Indicatively 31 points for International Baccalaureate Diploma

Entry Requirements

Qualification Entry requirements

Salford Alternative Entry Scheme (SAES)

We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.

There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.

English Language Requirements

International students should possess (or expect to achieve) a qualification equivalent to the above (as defined by NARIC) with an English language capability of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Applicant profile

Any student wishing to embark on legal study (and its business components) must be prepared to work consistently and to meet the demanding standards and deadlines required by the academic and professional strands of a qualifying law degree.

Law and its digital business components involve a high level of self directed study and research outside the classroom. Every week and in every law module you will be required to read , digest and critically analyse complex primary source materials.  In all your modules you will be required to critically evaluate source materials and the academic arguments of others and to construct your own logical, ethical and well-resourced arguments.

Applicants will be expected to be up-to-date with news and enjoy reading, debating and developing their own arguments

Fees and Funding

Fees

Type of Study Fee
Full-time £9250 per year
Full-time International £12,000 per year

Additional Costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Teaching

You will benefit from a wide range of teaching methods which keep your studies interesting. Lectures, seminars, practical workshops, mooting exercises and case study classes are used across our modules and ensure variety in your learning experience. This is further enhanced by our Virtual Learning Environment and the use of podcasts, blogs, discussion boards and electronic voting systems, which making classes highly interactive.

Assessment

Over the duration of your course a range of assessment techniques will be used. Types of assessment include; essays, assignments, exams, multiple choice tests, online tests, group reports, and portfolio work. The weighting between exams and coursework varies between modules and years, but exams still play a major role.

Employability

Law graduates are in high demand by employers in all sectors, and have the option of entering the traditional binary legal profession as a barrister or solicitor or choosing  a more generic career path in, for example  business, financial services or the third sector.

Because of their rigorous intellectual training and highly developed skills in research, analysis and communication, law graduates are always in high demand by employers.  

The legal profession expects its trainees to demonstrate high commercial awareness and business acumen, as well as having a sound legal skillset and academic knowledge.  

The majority of our law graduates choose to practice their legal skills in alternative business structures, while others develop careers in financial services, banking and other managerial opportunities in the private, public and third sectors.

Career Prospects

Alumni Profile

Chris Smith, LLB (Hons) Law graduate, 2012

“The course was intellectually demanding, requiring hard work and dedication, but it was a thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding experience. I would recommend it to anyone wishing to pursue a career in the legal profession and to those looking to enhance their future career opportunities. The skills developed throughout the course are some of the most sought after by prospective employers.”  

“The greatest advantage in studying Law at Salford was the quality of teaching. The lecturers were incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and approachable. This was immediately apparent upon my arrival, and I never felt uncomfortable asking a question or discussing a particular point with any of my tutors. That experience really helped me to excel and develop my confidence throughout the degree.”  

“After graduating I managed to secure a training contract with a reputable law firm and am currently studying the Legal Practice Course before starting as a trainee solicitor in 2014. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to study at Salford and wouldn't be in the position I am without the support of staff, the guidance they provided and the experiences I had during my time there."

Links with Industry

The Salford LLB is unique in offering paralegal placements with a North West law firm for a duration of 9-12 months. This takes place between years two and three, and students have the opportunity to learn valuable work-based skills in a professional legal environment.

This is an excellent opportunity which allows the student to graduate with the LLB (Hons) Law: Media and Digital Industries (with Professional Placement) degree, which few other universities are able to offer.

Our School has forged strong links with HL Interactive, which has provided significant placement opportunities to our students over the years.

Based in the centre of Manchester, HL Interactive covers a wide range of services including credit service, conveyancing, litigation and negligence.

You will also have the opportunity of a mini-pupillage at a local barristers’ chambers, as well as other short placement options.

Salford Law has developed strong links with local professions and opportunities exist for students to engage with a wide range of firms and practices.

Placement Opportunities

Further Study

Facilities

Salford Business School is located at the heart of the University’s Peel campus in the newly refurbished Lady Hale Building, and the Chapman Building, offering state-of-the-art facilities for the Business School’s student learning community and just minutes from Manchester city centre. Chapman is a stylish modern space with six lecture theatres equipped with the very latest technology and large screen displays, a series of communal learning and breakout spaces, plus a Fairtrade café with panoramic views across the campus. Lady Hale is the home to all dedicated business school student support including the school office, an employability hub, a base for the Business School society, and several open study spaces.