University of Huddersfield

Degree level: Undergraduate

MLaw (incorporating LLB(Hons)) Law and Practice

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Course summary

The integrated Masters in Law and Practice (MLaw) is a unique programme that aims to give you access to both a wide range of legal theory by incorporating a full LLB law degree, as well as taking an extended approach to professional practice with additional specialist practice-based training and clinical legal experience.* As you would expect, the course is rigorous and engaging, for outcomes that are highly rewarding. Graduating with both an LLB Honours degree and a Masters qualification, you’ll learn the skills designed to allow you to work towards the new Solicitor’s Qualifying Exams (SQE1 and SQE 2) and be able to pace these over years three and four. In your final year, you’ll gain access to a range of specialist modules such as Commercial Property, Employment or Family Law and Practice and Immigration and Asylum Practice to help prepare you for professional practice in these fields. Alongside this, if your application to the Legal Advice Clinic is successful, you’ll get the opportunity* to spend a full academic year working with solicitors with real life clients building up your formal Qualifying Legal Work Experience, that is needed to become a solicitor. Taking a Huddersfield Law School degree means whichever path you choose, MLaw, LLB in Law or LLB in Law and Practice, all degree programmes support you in exploring your options and the career path you wish to take. You can also change your route right through into your second year and choose the path that is best for you, for your final year. As well as gaining an understanding of the law itself, studying a law degree will teach you a wide range of essential transferrable skills such as how to construct an argument, how to communicate with clients, the importance of attention to detail, and the ability to work in a team as well as on your own initiative. We’ll help you to build your employability skills while you study, making you stand out to potential employers. *Where available How will you learn? You will learn through practical application and delivered lectures, workshops, seminars and group work sessions.

  • You’ll gain a firm understanding of legal principles and core legal concepts.
  • You’ll be able to start focusing on the topics that interest you in your second and third years, when you can choose from a range of specialised modules.
  • Our Partners in Law scheme is a part of the excellent range of networking opportunities that gives you opportunities to engage with both local and national law firms. We can provide you with networking, mentoring and training opportunities through our links with regional and internationally renowned legal firms.
  • You may decide to take up the opportunity to be part of our *Legal Advice Clinic, where you will work closely with practising solicitors and help them with real cases.
**Available from Year 2 and subject to successfully completing a competency assessment.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Core modules: 21st Century Legal and Employability Skills Contract Law Criminal Law English Legal System and Method Law in Society Public Law Year 2 Core modules: EU Law Equity and Trusts Land Law Law of Torts Option modules: Choose two from a list which may include: Childcare Law Commercial Law Company Law Employment Law Equality Law Family Law Insolvency Law Intellectual Property: Copyright and Related Rights Taxation Law Year 3 Core modules: Administration of Estates Criminal Litigation Dispute Resolution Professional Conduct Option modules: Choose two from a list which may include: Environmental Law Human Rights Law Immigration and Asylum Law International Law Legal Advice Clinic Law of Evidence Mental Health Law Intellectual Property: Copyright and Related Rights Final year Core modules: Business Law and Practice Property Law and Practice Practical Legal Skills Option modules: Choose three from a list which may include: Legal Advice Clinic Commercial Property Commercial Law and Practice Immigration and Asylum Law and Practice Family Law and Practice Private Client Employment Law and Practice

Assessment method

Based on your choice of modules, assessments vary from essays and exams to reports, case notes, briefs, oral presentations, moots, skills-based, reflective learning, and clinic-based learning. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
M005
Institution code:
H60
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/howtoapply/entryrequirements/


English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/where-are-you-from/


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £15000* Year 1
International £15000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

This information is for applicants applying to study at the University of Huddersfield in the academic year 2022/23. This information will be updated with 2023/24 tuition fees as information becomes available. If you are an EU or International student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - http://www.hud.ac.uk/international/tuition-fees/ Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

Please see our website for more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

MLaw (incorporating LLB(Hons)) Law and Practice at University of Huddersfield - UCAS