Undergraduate LLB (Hons)

Law

Salford Business School

Attendance

Full-time

With placement

Course

Three year

Four year

Next enrolment

September 2022

Introduction

In a nutshell

Combining an intellectually challenging curriculum with an industry focus, the LLB Law course at Salford Business School gives you a grounding in the key concepts of law while preparing you for a high level legal career. 

You will study at the University of Salford campus close to Manchester city centre.

Our goal is to prepare you for a fulfilling life and professional career. Along the way, you’ll learn to be curious, adaptable and confident, ready to meet the digital, ethical and sustainability challenges of the 21st century.

How will we - together - achieve this?

Find out about our commitment to our students.

BE INDUSTRY READY 

Preparing students for career success is a priority on this Law degree. Modules are designed around the current and future needs of employers and the legal profession; in particular, we have built into your learning an understanding of how changing technology and artificial intelligence is influencing the law. We also place great emphasis on the development of your professional skills; you will have the opportunity to shadow working lawyers and judges, practise your learning during a year’s work placement and develop your client care skills by helping people looking for support from our legal advice schemes. In this way, you learn to put your academic knowledge into practice.

Extracurricular activities, like mooting and trips, are organised by our student led Law Society, complementing your studies and enhancing your experience throughout. Through initiatives like the SILKS law clinics, you’ll have the chance to offer Family and Housing Law support to people in the region, allowing you to not only practise what you’ve learned, but provide help for vulnerable people in the community.

"The pro bono and extracurricular activities have been second to none as the University has developed training programs and schemes designed to test students in a real world setting while simultaneously providing legal support to those who need it in our society." Shaun Cooper, LLB Law student

To see their learning in action, a group of our LLB students recently travelled to the Hague to visit the International Criminal Court. Read about their experience at our Made in Salford Blog.

Want to find out more about our Law courses? Sign-up to an Open Day or attend a campus tour. Explore the Salford campus on our virtual tour. Our supportive course enquiries team can also help you with any general questions you may have.

You will:

  • Earn a degree accredited by the Bar Standards Board
  • Gain an excellent foundation of skills and knowledge for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam, if this is your career ambition
  • Develop the professional competency needed for any legal career
  • Benefit from opportunities including mini pupillage and judicial shadowing and gain real, hands-on experience on a work placement
  • Help the local community in our legal support schemes
Placement

options available

International

students accepted

Course accreditations

Bar Standards Board logo

This is for you if...

1.

You have ambitions for a career in law

2.

You like debating and developing your arguments

3.

You want to learn how you can help the vulnerable in our society

Course details

All about the course

CAREER FOCUSSED, HANDS ON LEARNING

Our Law programme provides the foundations of legal knowledge required by the Bar Standards Board and identified by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) as being essential to progression to any of the several careers in Law.

As the course progresses, you will have the chance to specialise by choosing modules that are relevant to your interests or the direction in which you would like to steer your career. At the end of year 2, you will be able to choose your career pathway, either following the professional route which leads you to the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) or the general route which opens doors to a range of legal careers.

What's it like to study Law at University of Salford? Watch this video about a new student starting their Law degree.

BUILD YOUR CV

When you study a Law programme at Salford Business School, you will have access to opportunities that will help increase your practical experience, employability and legal skills. 

  • Take a placement year, where you will learn on the job whilst being paid for your time
  • Internship opportunities
  • Mooting practice and competitions
  • Pro bono activities
  • Mock assessment centres
  • Professional presentations
  • Launch@Salford
  • Mock interviews and practice networking
WORK PLACEMENTS / STUDY ABROAD

We strongly encourage you to develop your personal skills and your confidence by taking a year-long work placement in your third year and/or studying abroad for a term or a year.  

  • A work placement really enhances your CV and shows future employers that you can apply the skills, knowledge and understanding you have learned. You will not pay fees to the University and will earn a salary for the work that you do. Read about Emma Clarke's experience studying at Salford, her placement at Viacom Media and how Salford Business School supported her journey to success on her blog post.
  • Find out more about the range of International Opportunities such as Erasmus, Turing Scheme and International study exchanges.
Year one

Legal Writing and Analytical Skills

You will learn skills that are essential for legal work, looking at legal reasoning and developing your skills in analysing legal issues.  As part of the module, you will consider the different types of legal writing (problem question, essay, drafting of documents including letters and emails) as well as how to conduct legal research using primary and secondary sources of law to support legal arguments.  You will also develop the key legal writing skills of planning, grammar, punctuation, sentence and paragraph structures to be able to produce a polished piece of legal writing.

Criminal Law

In this diverse module, we will explore the criminal law system in England and Wales, focussing on substantive criminal law. We start by looking at how offences such as theft and murder are defined. During this process, you will analyse what the defendant did, what circumstances he/she did it in and what effect it had on the victim. Questions like these lead us to identify the correct category of possible offences. Following this, we will also explore potential defences to criminal liability.

Legal Systems & Legal Digital Skills

This module will introduce you to the English Legal System and its role within society: you will look at the court system and learn how the law is integrated within society. You will also look at the importance of legal principles, concepts, structures, citations, and practices within English law; and develop your skills in interpreting primary and secondary sources of law including how to use OSCOLA (Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities).

This module also looks at the importance of digital skills within the law and you will be supported and assessed through an eLearning legal training course in conjunction with completing the Westlaw UK Research Basic Certificate.

Contract Law

A contract is a legally binding agreement between two or more parties which, if it contains the elements of a valid legal agreement, is enforceable by law. The contract law module concerns itself with the rules governing such agreements. You will be acquainted with the role contract law performs in business and economic activity. The course also aims to teach the principles that underlie the common law of contract and explain the effect of legislative intervention on the common law principles of contract law. You will learn both the common law rules and legislation affecting contract law, as well as the ability to avoid contractual disputes and/or solve them

 

Tort Law

Tort law is an area that remains very central to all aspects of society. This essential module has been designed to ensure that you are well versed in the core areas of Tort, with emphasis on its role in day-to-day life.

We will cover the core areas of Negligence, Breach of Duty, Causation, Vicarious Liability, Psychiatric Harm, Occupiers Liability, and the land tort of Nuisance will be studied in depth.

An Introduction to Legal Ethics and Concepts

On this module, you will start to develop an understanding of legal ethics and legal concepts taking into account the nature of law, legal practice, legal-decision making and real-life experience of law.

Looking at legal ethics, we will explore the moral reasoning behind the practice of law, professionalism and employability. Legal concepts enable you to develop an understanding of the nature of law, legal practice and legal decision-making.

Year two

Legal Professional Development

This module will enable you to plan and carry out appropriate professional development activities to increase your employability and performance. These include self-presentation, professional networking, project planning and implementation, team working, influencing and multimedia communication. You will gain all the necessary experience required to take advantage of global employment opportunities.

European Union (EU) Law and the UK

On this module, you will start to develop an understanding of the law of the European Union. We will consider the fundamental constitutional structures of the EU and look at the law of the single market with a focus on the free movement of goods and persons. We will look in particular at the residual effect of EU Law in the UK and consider the impact of Brexit on both the UK and the EU and the legal relationship between them post-Brexit.

Public Law

This module will allow you to analyse the nature and structure of the UK constitutional arrangements post-Brexit. After introducing the idea of constitutionalism in general, we explore the peculiar uncodified nature of the UK Constitution, and how this is reflected in its sources and basic principles.

We will discuss two recent 'constitutional revolutions': the Human Rights Act 1998 and the devolution settlement. Then we will look at the theory and practice of judicial review of administrative action. Finally, we will look at the issue of police powers and their legitimate use

Land Law

Land Law in England and Wales is a bit of an anomaly! While the subject of Land Law has long had a reputation for being difficult, technical and archaic, this simply is not accurate. Land Law is in fact a rich, fascinating and modern subject.

On this module, we will break down difficult legal concepts, such as: ownership versus possession; the legal ‘stealing’ of land known as adverse possession; and the various rights and interests which exist in Land.

You will apply your learning to practical scenarios which you will likely come across after you graduate as most of us encounter the peculiarities of land law at some point of our lives!

Optional Modules 

Media Law

This module will introduce you to the key aspects of Media Law. You will develop a range of skills that are important not only for your law degree but also to take forward and develop after your graduation.

We will consider some of the legal, moral, social and political debates which exist in this area of law. We will examine issues such as the freedom of the press, reporting restrictions and pretrial publicity as well as defamation, privacy and harassment.

Commercial and Consumer Law

On this module, we will examine the law relating to the sale and supply of goods and services, agency, product safety, insurance and consumer credit. Building on the general principles of contract law, we will focus specifically on contracts of sale and supply of goods and services as well as addressing the rights and protections afforded to consumers.

While the academic knowledge is important, you will also see how the law works in practice in the commercial and retail sectors. The module includes an international dimension, looking at international consumer protection issues and how they apply in the UK jurisdiction.

This module is a base for further vocational study with SQE, ILEX or BTC or further post-graduate study. You will develop skills to help your employability, growing your knowledge of the workings of the commercial and consumer processes in contemporary legal society.

Intellectual Property Law

This module exams patents, trademarks and copyrights – some of the most valuable assets requiring protection in a developed economy. We look at the key concepts of intellectual property law and the justification for these laws bearing in mind intellectual property is firstly ‘property’ even though it is an intangible property right.

You will explore key topics including: those rights protected by statute; copyright, and trademarks; and the protection of the common law rights of passing off and confidentiality. We will look at how the landscape of intellectual property has changed in the digital era and the impact this has had on the law. You will develop your understanding by working on real world cases in terms of problem solving and legal application.

Human Rights Law

The law of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) now permeates all branches of the law and impacts an increasing number of legal relations. The Human Rights Law module focuses on understanding the scope of protection afforded by the ECHR, especially in light of its integration in the UK with the Human Rights Act 1998 and how it affects any future changes to domestic legislation.

Optional placement year

Optional placement year

All of our BSc students can apply for a one year professional placement, which takes place between your second and last years of study.

This is an excellent opportunity and, over the last five years, 90% of Salford Business School undergraduates taking a one year placement secured a 2:1 or 1st class Honours degree.

We will help you find out about vacancies and make the right connections with high profile employers through regular events and presentations.

Year three (SQE preparation route)

Equity and Trusts

Equity and Trusts is a wonderful subject which is rooted in morality and the history of ‘conscience’. It is utterly unique and occurred entirely accidentally as a result of the flaws in common law. The purpose of this module is to provide an introduction to an invisible system of justice which runs alongside the common law known as Equity. Equity ‘glosses’ over the harsh results sometimes incurred by the rigidness of common law and it’s development is fascinating. For anyone who feels that the legal system is sometime unjust, Equity will restore your faith. The second purpose of this module is to introduce you to the concept of a trust. This is often referred to as Equity’s greatest achievement. The trust is used in almost all financial aspects of your life probably without you even realising and thus its exploration is vital and eye-opening."

Civil and Criminal Litigation

The module builds on the fundamental principles of law during the Contract Law, Tort Law, and Criminal Law modules from Level Four, by enabling the students to gain knowledge and skills to understand how civil and criminal litigation is applied in practical situations governed by rules of civil and criminal procedure and practice.

Law in Action

You will develop hands-on legal skills, working under supervision in the University’s SILKS Law Clinic on housing, employment and family law cases.

In the Clinic you will work with real clients, observing interviews, writing advice notes, undertaking research and drafting documents.

There will be some lectures and seminars to introduce key topics, module expectations and assessment.  This is supplemented by small group fortnightly supervision discussions.

There are limited places and you will apply for this module in your second year.

Law in Practice

This module offers the opportunity to undertake work-related voluntary activity to develop your 'real-world' skills in preparation for employment. There will be some formal lectures to introduce key topics and discuss and develop further employability skills, professional skills and ethics.

This is supplemented by seminars when you will set your personal employability goals and explore the skills you are developing . These will be highly personalised dependent on your current employability profile.

Company Law

This module intends to develop your problem-solving skills, focussing primarily on the enhancement of individual research and analysis, through a critical review of key legal, contractual and practical issues relevant to corporate legal practice.

Working through a fictional case study which places you in the role of a junior lawyer, you will be encouraged to demonstrate a working knowledge of key corporate law concepts and apply your understanding of corporate law processes to generate realistic and considered client-focussed solutions. The module will be of particular interest to those wishing to pursue a career in law, finance, accountancy, business and management.

Choose one optional module

Family Law

You will start this module by looking at how the law defines ‘family’, and the impact that this legal definition has on how the area is regulated.

We will consider the current law on divorce, proposals for reform and how this affects the division of property and finances when marriage and co-habitation comes to an end. We will study abusive relationships, and the family law remedies available to address domestic violence; the impact that assisted reproductive technologies have on parenthood and parental responsibilities; and finally, children’s rights and the protection measures available in law to keep children safe.

This module is extremely emotive. We will look at specific examples and consider relevant case law, as well as analysing the current legal frameworks and the socio-legal research available in this area.

Employment Law

This module looks at complex issues relating to employment law. We will consider how the law defines ‘employment’ and the impact that this legal definition has on how the area is regulated. We will explore the current law on discrimination, termination of employment, the employment contract, the impact of reform and how this affects the employee and employer. We will also cover redundancy, occupational stress and employability status.

On this extremely emotive module, we consider interesting and relevant case law, as well as analysing the current legal frameworks and the socio-legal research available in this area.

Year three (Broader route)

Equity and Trusts

Equity and Trusts is a wonderful subject which is rooted in morality and the history of ‘conscience’. It is utterly unique and occurred entirely accidentally as a result of the flaws in common law. The purpose of this module is to provide an introduction to an invisible system of justice which runs alongside the common law known as Equity. Equity ‘glosses’ over the harsh results sometimes incurred by the rigidness of common law and it’s development is fascinating. For anyone who feels that the legal system is sometime unjust, Equity will restore your faith. The second purpose of this module is to introduce you to the concept of a trust. This is often referred to as Equity’s greatest achievement. The trust is used in almost all financial aspects of your life probably without you even realising and thus its exploration is vital and eye-opening."

Choose up to five optional modules

Artificial Intelligence and Law

Emerging technologies are having a major impact on society and transforming the way lawyers provide legal solutions to clients. This module introduces key technologies that have the potential to change how lawyers operate in practice, with a particular focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI). You will look at topics such as data mining, data protection, how robotics interacts with the law and the legal implications of present-day issues such as driverless cars, military applications, and care robots.

With an understanding of the interaction of the legal, technical, ethical and business issues around Artificial Intelligence and Law, you will gain a grounding in the technical aspects of autonomous technologies that will enable you to perform better in your future roles.

Medical Law and Ethics

Medical ethics is moral decision making, made by an individual based on guidance and shared values. One way in which medical ethics operates is regulatory in nature, bearing in mind the medical profession is a self-regulating one.

The module looks at the interplay between the ethical, practical and moral dimensions which affect the healthcare professionals’ decision-making process.

We will focus on ethical discussions on pertinent issues and the corresponding legal and practical considerations. We will consider whether decision-making is ultimately controlled by ethics, morals or the law.

Employment Law

This module looks at complex issues relating to employment law. We will consider how the law defines ‘employment’ and the impact that this legal definition has on how the area is regulated. We will explore the current law on discrimination, termination of employment, the employment contract, the impact of reform and how this affects the employee and employer. We will also cover redundancy, occupational stress and employability status.

On this extremely emotive module, we consider interesting and relevant case law, as well as analysing the current legal frameworks and the socio-legal research available in this area.

Criminal Justice and Punishment

You will be introduced to the form, key features and purpose of the institutions of the contemporary criminal justice system in England and Wales and begin an exploration of the issues relating to justice and civil liberties.

Family Law

You will start this module by looking at how the law defines ‘family’, and the impact that this legal definition has on how the area is regulated.

We will consider the current law on divorce, proposals for reform and how this affects the division of property and finances when marriage and co-habitation comes to an end. We will study abusive relationships, and the family law remedies available to address domestic violence; the impact that assisted reproductive technologies have on parenthood and parental responsibilities; and finally, children’s rights and the protection measures available in law to keep children safe.

This module is extremely emotive. We will look at specific examples and consider relevant case law, as well as analysing the current legal frameworks and the socio-legal research available in this area.

Legal Research Project

This is a dissertation style module with two potential routes. You will be able to undertake:

1. A doctrinal legal research project under the supervision of an academic member of staff with relevant expertise and experience;

or

2. A practical legal project under the supervision of SILKS Law Clinic (Salford Information and Legal Knowledge Scheme).

Caring for Clients in the Working Environment

Although this module will be taught from a practitioner lawyer perspective, much of the material dealt with is important whatever area of the industry you enter. 

This module will look into care for clients and how to build a good relationship. We begin by considering the first contact with a client in some detail in both the lectures and seminars. It will be very important that you make the best possible impression on a new client/customer. They will need to believe in you. There are specific regulations that we will assess for lawyers in this regard.

Competition Law and the Digital Economy

This module introduces you to the approach to competition law and policy. The module will enable you to critically analyse and discuss contemporary issues of competition law and policy. You will also learn about the digital economy and its implications for competition law outside the EU and UK borders. The module will discuss digital dominance and the behaviour of the powerful tech companies.

Industrial Law

Industrial Law in England and Wales is a rich and fascinating subject which embraces industrial safety law including corporate manslaughter and the law relating to industrial relations.

On this module, we will break down some difficult legal concepts, such as corporate criminal liability and corporate manslaughter and the various statutory duties and obligations which exist in health and safety law. We will also look at the impact of strikes and trade unions in a post-Brexit working environment.

You will apply your knowledge to practical scenarios through an individual video presentation and will complete a research essay.

International Law

You will learn about the role of law across international boundaries by considering the nature and history of international law; the way in which public and private international law is made; and distinct issues such as statehood and state immunity, and enforcement. We will look at distinct areas of public international law, including international human rights law, the law of armed conflict and international criminal law.

Company Law

This module intends to develop your problem-solving skills, focussing primarily on the enhancement of individual research and analysis, through a critical review of key legal, contractual and practical issues relevant to corporate legal practice.

Working through a fictional case study which places you in the role of a junior lawyer, you will be encouraged to demonstrate a working knowledge of key corporate law concepts and apply your understanding of corporate law processes to generate realistic and considered client-focussed solutions. The module will be of particular interest to those wishing to pursue a career in law, finance, accountancy, business and management.

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.

What will I be doing?

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Employability focused

TEACHING

Our staff are legal experts who have experience of working in the real world as well as academia, so our teaching is strongly industry focused and informed. You will benefit from a wide range of teaching methods which keep your studies interesting:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Practical workshops
  • Mooting exercises
  • Case study classes

This is further enhanced by our Virtual Learning Environment and the use of podcasts, blogs, discussion boards and electronic voting systems, which make classes highly interactive.

There are various opportunities to develop your practical skills in real world situations.  You can shadow a lawyer or a judge; or improve your courtroom skills in mooting competitions. You may also get the chance to participate in our legal advice clinic, working under supervision of qualified lawyers to provide legal advice and other practical help to local people unable to access free or affordable legal advice (see below for more info).

Read about how the Salford Mooting Team got on when they travelled to Zambia for the Commonwealth Moot Competition.

Don’t bypass the Clifford Whitworth library, it really is a beneficial resource for you. The Skills for Learning team, based in the library, will help you develop the skills you need to be successful in your studies and in your work.

ASSESSMENT

Assessments are not just about exams. We use different assessment techniques in different modules and wherever possible these will reflect the types of work you will do in the ‘real world’ for example, portfolio work, multiple choice questions, court visit reports and problem questions. The weighting between exams and coursework varies between modules and years, however exams do still play an important role.

Be part of our community

Salford Business School aims to foster the next generation of leaders and create a new vision of innovative and entrepreneurial leadership. We are integrated into the local community as a hub for knowledge creation and exchange. We are proud that our industry collaborations and partnerships benefit students, the law sector and the community.

Our goal is to prepare you for a fulfilling life and professional career. Along the way, you’ll learn to be curious, adaptable and confident, ready to meet the digital, ethical and sustainability challenges of the 21st century.

We want you to gain the best academic and personal experience possible. As a student here, you’ll have access to a range of experiences and opportunities, including pro bono activities, internships and work placements in the UK or internationally so you graduate with much more than a degree.

Where will I learn?

Salford Business School is located in the Maxwell building on the University’s beautiful Peel Park campus and just minutes from Manchester city centre. Teaching facilities include Lady Hale and Chapman buildings, which offer stylish modern spaces with lecture theatres equipped with the very latest technology and large screen displays. Lady Hale is also the home for the mock courtroom where the mooting team hone their skills in case presentation and debate.

The University library isn’t just for reading books.  The ‘library in the park’ is a fresh, modern learning space with PC suites, Mac computers, bookable working rooms and café.  It's open 24/7 everyday of the year (except Christmas Day!) so you can study when it suits you. 

A dedicated Employability team will help you with work placements and access to work skills.

Throughout campus, there is a choice of individual study areas, communal learning and breakout spaces, plus a selection of food outlets.

SILKS

In your final year, you can choose the Law in Action module where you develop your practical skills in real-world situations in our law clinic, SILKS (Salford Information and Legal Knowledge Scheme). SILKS law clinic offers free legal advice to members of the public in housing and family law. Working under the supervision of professional lawyers, you’ll have the opportunity to develop your legal knowledge and your client-facing skills.

Alternatively, you can choose the Law in Practice module where you can develop your real-world skills on a work-related voluntary project.

  • An innovative and immersive learning experience with exposure to real-life and simulated client meetings 
  • First hand experience of key professional legal skills developed with the assistance of industry experts
  • A comprehensive, tailored and engaging range of materials designed to supplement your learning off campus
  • Flexible and accessible resources to enable to you to structure your learning along with dedicated lecturer support to fit around your lifestyle
  • Strong links with external stakeholders and industry partners. 

Salford's mooting success

In 2018, the mooting team from Salford beat off stiff competition from - amongst others - the University of Law to win the The English Speaking Union-Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition, which has long been established as the most prestigious mooting competition in the UK. As a result, the Salford team represented the UK at the Commonwealth moot in Zambia ending up in the final.  You can read about Emma and Ja'far's experiences at the Made in Salford blog.

 

Don't know what mooting is?  Read Charles Buckman's blog to find out more.

Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE)

The routes to becoming a qualified lawyer are changing, especially for those who wish to become Solicitors. If this is your career ambition, at the end of year 2, you will be able to choose the professional route which leads you to the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE).

Student Support

We want you to enjoy your time studying here, but we understand that there may be times you need a little extra support to help you. The Business School student progression team is here to help you progress through your courses as smoothly as possible.

University-wide, askUS is at the core of our student support service, offering information and advice on matters such as finance, wellbeing and counselling, accommodation and more. If you have any worries, concerns, or need advice on a particular topic, visit askUS on campus.

Find out more about Student Support Services at Salford.

Getting Here

If you’re planning on commuting, both our MediaCityUK and Peel Park campuses are perfectly placed. Whether by bus, rail, bike or car, we’re easily accessed from all over Greater Manchester, Lancashire and beyond. 

Get more information about your options for commuting, or hear about the experience from current students
 

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What about after uni?

FURTHER STUDY

A postgraduate degree is a great option if you want to take your knowledge and skills to the next level. Salford graduates and alumni also receive a significant fees discount. 

Learn about our postgraduate courses

EMPLOYMENT

Studying Law opens up opportunities in a wide variety of career paths both within and outside the legal profession. Because of their rigorous intellectual training and highly developed skills in research, analysis and communication, law graduates are in high-demand by employers.

Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, Keoghs, Reeds Solicitors, Simpson Millar and Slater and Gordon are just a few of the organisations our LLB graduates have joined after graduating.

A taste of what you could become

A barrister

A solicitor

A chartered legal executive (England and Wales)

A paralegal

A barrister's clerk

And more...

Career Links

We have strong relationships with legal firms which open up excellent opportunities for you to learn from and network with solicitors and barristers. These include:

  • Mini-pupillage: all Law students have the opportunity of a week-long mini-pupillage shadowing a barrister at Kenworthys Chambers during your 2nd or 3rd year of study. This includes a morning briefing to go through files and spend the day in court sitting with the barrister. You get direct experience of how the system works and the nature of the role of barrister, helping you to make career decisions, develop contacts and enhance your CV.
  • Judicial Shadowing: spending a day with a judge, you start with breakfast in the judicial dining room, going through case files then sit in on cases and discuss the reason for the decision. You see first hand how the court works, gain valuable contacts and enhance your CV. Numbers are limited and are by application.

The University of Salford also runs the SILKS law clinics which offer advice to the local community and give you the opportunity to develop your client skills in a number of ways.

There is an exciting series of guest lectures and industry visits when you can network with Law professionals. Recent speakers have included Wilf White, Head of Communications at the Bar Standards Board; and lawyers from DWF LLP.

LLB Law is recognised by the two leading regulatory bodies in the legal sector, the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board.

PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

You can enhance your career options with a year long work placement with a legal firm giving you the opportunity to apply the skills, knowledge and understanding you have gained in the first two years of the course. Taking a placement between your second and final year helps to further develop your management skills and enhances your CV and employment prospects. A placement also provides a real context for the subjects studied on the course and helps in the preparation for your final year. You will work with an employer which could be a local, national or international organisation. Our students have worked in a wide variety of organisations; some legal, some commercial – recently, these included Shoosmiths LLP, Slater and Gordon Lawyers and the Viacom International Media Networks. You will arrange your work placement with support from the School’s dedicated Employability Hub and from your industrial placements tutor both before and during your placement. The placement year gives you an additional 60 credits towards your final results. During this year, you will not pay fees to the University and will earn a wage for the work that you do. There are different entry requirements and course codes for the Professional Experience Year option.

Requirements

What you need to know

APPLICANT PROFILE 

You need to be prepared to work consistently to meet the standards and deadlines required by the academic and professional strands of a qualifying law degree. 

There is a high level of self-directed study and research outside of the classroom. You will be expected to be up-to-date with news and enjoy reading, debating and developing your own arguments.

But, as well as this hard work and dedication, you will meet great people like yourself, have access to a wide range of learning activities and open the doors to an exciting and rewarding career.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

All of our courses are taught and assessed in English, so as an applicant you must meet our minimum English language entry requirements. If you are an international student and not from a majority English speaking country, you will need IELTS 6 with no element below 5.5.

We also accept a range of other English language qualifications. If you do not have the English language requirements, you could take the Pre-Sessional English course, or the International Foundation Year to gain entry onto this degree.

Standard entry requirements

GCSE

English Language and Maths at grade C / level 4 or above (or equivalent).

You must fulfil our GCSE entry requirements as well as one of the requirements listed below.

UCAS tariff points

LLB: 120 points
 

A level

BBB with a minimum of two A2 passes

BTEC National Diploma

DMM for the Law programme

T levels

Merit

Access to HE

112 Points – Pass with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2

Scottish Highers

120 points with a minimum of two Advanced Highers 

Irish Leaving Certificate

120 points with a minimum of two Higher Level Subjects 

International Baccalaureate

Indicatively 31 points for International Baccalaureate Diploma
 

European Baccalaureate

Pass Diploma with 60% or above

International Students

We accept qualifications from all around the world. Find your country to see a full list of entry requirements. If you do not meet the entry requirements, you could take the International Foundation Year to gain entry onto this degree.

Alternative 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.

How much?

Type of study Year Fees
Full-time home 2022/23 £9,250per year
Full-time international 2022/23 £14,700per year
Full-time home 2023/24 £9,250per year
Full-time international 2023/24 £15,120per year

Additional costs

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

Scholarships for international students

If you are a high-achieving international student, you may be eligible for one of our scholarships. Explore our international scholarships.

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Enrolment dates

September 2022

September 2023

UCAS information

Course ID M100

Institution S03