Studying Law courses at Salford
So you’ve applied to study one of our Law courses, we've made you an offer, but you’re still deciding or have further questions?
We want to make sure you have all the information you need as you get ready to study at Salford. Find out what our students say about Salford, hear about the work placements they’ve done and take a virtual tour of our campus.
We hope the information below helps you in your decision making. If you have any further questions, simply get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org, via social media (links below) or call us 0161 295 4545.
Three good reasons to study at Salford
Choose to take a work placement between years two and three; you’ll earn a salary, pay no University fees and develop your skills for future employability
Study in a supportive environment where the staff know you by name and your fellow students become your friends for live
Learn in our green campus, minutes from Manchester city centre – voted the UK’s most liveable city
Hear from our students in their blogs and on video
Great placements. Great experience. Great for the CV!
Thinking about doing a work placement? You'll earn money, you won't pay University fees but you'll build up some great experience and networks for after graduation. In our experience, too, students who have done a year's work placement are more likely to get a first class or a good second class degree.
We're proud of our close links with business and work with companies of all sizes from large multi-nationals to micro organisations. Our students have had placements with companies including: Shoosmiths, Slater and Gordon, Express Solicitors and Viacom International Media Networks (parent company to MTV).
Take a look around
Take a look at our virtual tour and explore where you will study.
Here to help you settle in
We've all felt nervous as we've started on something new; it's natural. But there are lots of people to help you settle in to Salford and your course.
WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT LIFE AT SALFORD?
Find out more about life as a Salford student, read the student blog at Made in Salford blog.
Meet other applicants, ask questions, share your thoughts; join the Salford Applicant 2021 Facebook group.
Follow Salford Business School students on our YouTube playlist.
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?
Whilst students are responsible for securing 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, where possible, will assist students in securing placements.
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.