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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary

  • Develop critical understanding of the law and its practices.
  • Explore how justice and order is fostered in societies.
  • Gain experience at our Legal Service Clinic and Hubs and work on live client cases.
  • Work with law firms and legal and social-justice providers.
  • Consider the global reach of law, with opportunities for UK and international placement.
On this course you’ll learn and apply the law practically. You’ll gain valuable experience in at least one of the following settings: the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice, on-campus legal service providers, or with external organisations. While developing excellent legal knowledge and skills, you’ll shape your degree around your interests, values and aspirations – preparing you for graduate careers in and beyond the legal sector. 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. On this course you’ll learn how to understand, critique and create knowledge and information. You’ill also develop and practise key skills and attributes essential for future work – challenging and confirming your personal and professional values to become an active citizen within a diverse society. This approach will prepare you for challenges and opportunities across our global society. Key Themes At every level of your course, you’ll have the opportunity to learn the law and the personal and practical skills required to apply the law to a variety of simulated and real-life cases. You’ll collaborate with legal professionals and rights and justice practitioners to challenge law and its application, engaging with projects and initiatives which are making a difference in Sheffield, nationally and globally. With a thorough grounding in the foundational areas of legal knowledge, you’ll be able to demonstrate what you’ve learned in theoretical and practical contexts. Applied learning Your course has been designed to embrace real-world challenges and provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to be successful within your chosen sector. Work Placements You’ll have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you valuable work experience to prepare you for your future career – and allows you to graduate with an Applied Professional Diploma to add to your CV. As part of your course you’ll have opportunities to undertake a range of placements with our legal and social-justice service providers. These include major national and international law firms – such as Irwin Mitchell and DLA Piper – and international legal practitioners such as attorneys’ firms, public defenders and miscarriage of justice projects in the USA. Live Projects Throughout the course you’ll gain vital industry experience working alongside lawyers and other professionals on real projects. The course is designed to develop your practical legal skills to support and prepare you to participate in work with legal service providers and their clients. Social Justice Our department is committed to advocating for those who don’t have or can’t afford representation. You can get involved in a range of legal advice initiatives supporting access to justice – including local court helpdesks and our Refugee Rights Hub. You’ll have the opportunity to assist with reuniting families of refugees, work with the miscarriage of justice organisation 'Appeal', and attend small claims hearings to provide legal advice and representation to self-represented litigants.


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. You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information. Year 1 Compulsory modules Applied Human Rights & Justice Criminal Law Introduction To Law & Legal Practice Principles Of Contract Law Year 2 Compulsory modules Land Law Legal Environments And Professional Skills The Law Of Trusts Tort Law Year 3 Optional modules Placement Year Final year Compulsory modules Professional Practice Experience Elective modules Commercial Law Company Law Criminal Justice Theories And Realities Employment Law Extended Professional Practice Family Law Immigration Law Intellectual Property Law International Criminal Law And Justice International Human Rights Law And Medicine Law Of Evidence Public Interest Law And Judicial Review Public International Law Sports Law

Assessment method

Coursework | Exam | Practical

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please note that we do not accept direct entry into 2nd or 3rd year for this course.

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

Additional entry requirements


Please note that if you have a criminal conviction and want to become either a solicitor or barrister that you speak with the relevant regulatory body to determine if this will have any implication for your chosen career path. This is in order to ensure students are notified of regulator requirements for entering the legal profession. Please note that this information is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in both reading and writing and 5.5 in all other skills, or equivalent.

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Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16655 Year 1
International £16655 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/2025 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2023/2024 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fees for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2023/24 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees:

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

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