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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course Summary Study law and work in our on-campus law firm on a fast-track conversion course for non-law graduates.

  • Combine the study of law with experience in legal practice.
  • Work alongside practising lawyers in our on-campus law firm.
  • Study the core foundations of legal knowledge by blending legal theory with practice.
  • Develop transferable professional and legal skills – such as interviewing, legal writing and drafting, teamwork and commercial awareness.
For non-law graduates, this course is a stepping stone to go on to qualify for a career in law and will give you a practical edge in the employment market. You’ll study the core foundations of legal knowledge while gaining legal work experience on campus. As a result, you’ll gain the skills, experience, contacts and credentials you need to kick-start your legal career. How You Learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. We have highly motivated, knowledgeable and creative staff across the department. They bring a breadth and depth of knowledge and skills from legal practice. This enables high-quality learning of the core aspects of the discipline – as well as a range of specialist topics and areas of study. You learn through:
  • online lectures
  • two-hour workshops
  • group work and presentations
  • practically-based case studies
  • professional work-based learning
Applied learning Live projects: You will spend 12 weeks working for two days a week in our on-campus law firm – SHU Law Ltd. Here you’ll gain vital practical experience under the supervision of practising lawyers. You’ll advise and assist on cases in areas such as litigation, private client, personal injury and employment law. Through this experience, you’ll gain practical, transferable skills and experience – such as teamwork, oral and written communication, legal writing and drafting, advocacy and commercial awareness. These will enhance your graduate skills and impress future employers. You’ll also have the opportunity to engage in mooting and debating – representing fictitious clients in appeals before the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, in our on-campus moot court. Networking opportunities: You’ll create and develop your professional network by working under the supervision of qualified solicitors and paralegals – as well as liaising with lawyers and other professionals. Our excellent links with the local, regional and national legal profession mean you can gain valuable work experience opportunities and benefit from guest lectures from legal experts. Competitions: Our Mooting and Debating Society members take part in internal and national competitions – where we’ve enjoyed considerable success.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. COMPULSORY MODULES: Business Law And Practice, Criminal Law And Practice, Dispute Resolution In Contract, Dispute Resolution In Tort, Land, Property Law & Practice, Legal Professional Practice Project, Public Law And Practice 1, Public Law And Practice 2, and Trusts And Equitable Wrongs (Including Wills And Administration Of Estates).

Assessment method

Exams Coursework

Entry requirements

Typically a 2.2 honours degree or above in any subject. Students without a 2:2 honours degree from the UK or Republic of Ireland are required to evidence that they meet the academic entrance requirements of the relevant professional body. This includes applicants with overseas degrees or mature students without an undergraduate degree. Students are required to complete 180 credits to achieve the award. ENGLISH LANGUAGE QUALIFICATIONS: If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS 6.5 score with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all other skill areas or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.5 or equivalent we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees for both full-time and part-time postgraduate study options:
Legal Professional Practice at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS