Studying Law courses at Salford

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Congratulations on your offer to study at Salford! We can't wait for you to join us.

Get a flavour of what to expect as a Law student by reading our dedicated student success stories and learn all about the unmatched opportunities available with the Business School.

Three good reasons to study at Salford


Choose to take a work placement. You'll earn money, you won't pay University fees and you'll build up some great experience for after graduation


Study in a supportive environment where the staff know you by name and your fellow students become your friends for life


Learn in our green campus, minutes from Manchester city centre – voted the UK’s most liveable city


Law student at moot final

Salford Business School is committed to ensuring you graduate with the skills and resources needed in order for you to land a thriving, exciting and lucrative career within your chosen industry. Not only do we equip you with academic knowledge of your subject, but we will also ensure you have the professional skills and experience needed to become a lawyer, barrister or legal professional. In order to achieve this, you will have access to:

  • A paid work placement year in your chosen field 
  • Internship opportunities
  • Mock assessment centres
  • VR body-swap technology to practice interview skills which can then be watched back, reviewed and learnt from
  • Business simulation suites 
  • Mooting competitions 
  • Mock interviews and practice networking
  • Launch@Salford - Have an idea for a business? Visit our very own incubation centre for business start-ups. Get advice from experts and watch your business grow

What will my timetable in first year look like?

Your weekly timetable will vary from term to term and from year to year depending on what modules you are studying. Classes can be scheduled for any day of the week between 9am and 6pm, however, we do as much as we can to groups classes together and the University does not schedule teaching on Wednesday afternoons so that students can participate in clubs, societies and extracurricular activities. Most students are in three or maximum four days a week.

You also need to schedule in personal study time when you will be reading, writing assignments or working with your fellow classmates on group work.

You will get your timetable at the start of each year.

How much contact time will I have with my tutors?

Contact time with your tutors varies by course but you will have a minimum 10 hours per week of required attendance. You'll study three modules per semester, each with three hours of classes per week (a one-hour lecture and a two-hour seminar) plus one hour of course-specific guided study to make up your 10 hours of attendance.

Large group lectures provide an opportunity to introduce key concepts before you explore these in more detail in smaller group classes (seminars).  The small group classes take an interactive approach to ensure your learning can be applied in a real world context. If you want further help from your tutors with that week's work, there are also opportunities for one-to-one sessions with them.

Will the university help me to find work experience and placements?

While students are responsible for finding their own work experience and industry placements, the dedicated Business School employability team will guide and support you through the process. Industry experience not only enables you to apply your knowledge in real-world situations but allows you to form those vital connections early on in your career. We have links with a range of leading organisations and will help you in securing your placement with support such as CV writing and interview skills.

How is the course assessed?

Assessment methods vary depending on the module, some will be coursework based only, whilst others may contain an exam. Assessment will usually be at the end of the semester, however coursework-based assessments can take place throughout the semester. We try to vary our assessment styles using presentations, video presentations, essays and case studies to ensure that they are authentic and prepare students for the kind of work they will undertake in practice.

Are there any relevant student-run societies?

There is a Business Society and a Law Society, run by students based in the Business School. In addition, the Salford students Enactus group gives you opportunities to develop your skills by working on community projects. The University of Salford Students’ Union is home to a huge range of societies and teams you might be interested in; they’re a great way to meet people and make friends.

Outside of the placement year, what sort of industry opportunities are there to help my professional development?

Our Law courses are focused on providing an industry approach so that students are work ready. Our student-led legal clinic offers extra opportunities for students to gain practical experience throughout their degree. We also offer practical opportunities and help to secure experiences throughout each year of study, not just during the placement year.

Can you recommend any books in preparation to start my law course in September so I can familiarise myself with legal vocabulary

Reading lists are carefully prepared over the summer to ensure that they are current in terms of the subject. 'Letters to a Law Student' by Nicholas McBride is an excellent guide to studying law at university.


To learn more about your course, visit our coursefinder pages below: 

LLB (Hons) Law

LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology 

BSc (Hons) Business Management with Law