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Undergraduate study

Law

2019/20


Our trophy cabinet The awards we’ve won don’t just make us feel proud. They give you an idea of what the University is like.

Teaching Excellence Framework Gold Award Huddersfield is a TEF gold-rated institution delivering consistently outstanding teaching and learning of the highest quality found in the UK (Teaching Excellence Framework, 2017).

Global Teaching Excellence Award We won the first Global Teaching Excellence Award. It recognised the University’s commitment to world-class teaching and its success in developing students as independent learners and critical thinkers (HEA, 2017).

University of the Year The Times Higher Education named us as University of the Year in November 2013. They liked our “bold, imaginative and innovative initiatives.”

Queen’s Anniversary Prize The Queen’s Anniversary Prize is a big thing in UK Higher Education. We were delighted to earn one for our role in expanding global boundaries of new music.

A Four Star University QS Stars has given us four stars. That means we are “highly international, demonstrating excellence in both teaching and research with an excellent environment for students and staff.”

Athena Swan We’re serious about gender equality. We want an equal number of men and women on our science and engineering courses, for instance. Our commitment was recognised in 2015 with the Athena SWAN Bronze Award.

Find out more about our awards at hud.ac.uk/about/our-awards

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What’s inside Study with us

4–5 Our courses

Meet us Megan’s student journey so far

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Apply to us

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Hear from Natalie, ‘Qualifying as a solicitor’

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Welcome to Law Located at the heart of Huddersfield town, we at the University of Huddersfield’s Business School pride ourselves on enabling our internationally diverse group of students to develop the skills, knowledge, and experience needed to become tomorrow’s professionals.

We’ll help you to apply your academic understanding to the real world and this is a key factor behind our exceptional employability record. Join us this year, and together we will take the first steps in your career.

Our teaching, informed by research as well as professional relevance, will prepare you for a fulfilling and enriching career. Modern facilities tailor-made to suit your learning requirements provide an outstanding study environment. As well as studying in the vibrant and dynamic School itself, we strongly encourage our students to gain practical experience in the workplace, and our excellent Placement Unit is on hand to provide support.

Professor Jill Johnes Dean of the Business School National Teaching Fellows 2011

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Perhaps you’d like to defend someone against a miscarriage of justice. Or go on to work as a legal adviser in an international corporation.

Study with us Huddersfield was one of the best universities for the course I wanted to study as it offers the incorporated Master’s degree and I won’t have to do a separate LPC. Megan Bedford, Law (Exempting) Master of Law and Practice (MLP), incorporating LLB(Hons)

Guest speaker, Michael Mansfield QC, is best known for participating in some of Britain’s most prominent and controversial court cases 4


Check this out! Networking Our pioneering Partners in Law scheme provides you with networking, mentoring and training opportunities via regional and internationally renowned legal firms.

A law qualification can lead to so many different career paths. Each one is different, exciting and rewarding in its own way. The different Law degrees from Huddersfield are designed to help you decide which way to go next and take your first steps in your career. Our courses aim to provide you with a good grounding in core legal concepts alongside an understanding of developments in the English and European legal system. As your knowledge develops, your interest in specific areas of law may too, which is why you’ll have the opportunity to choose specialist options in your second and third years. If you’re looking to establish a career in law we’ll give you the chance to gain as much experience as you need to stand out from your peers. For example, our Partners in Law scheme is a pioneering initiative that links you up with law firms in the region and further afield.**

100% The UK’s only University where all our permanent teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy*

You might also have the chance to be part of our Legal Advice Clinic, where you work closely with practising solicitors and help them with real cases.*** The Clinic is located in the centre of Huddersfield and serves the local community, where you’ll be able to give real people legal advice to help them in their daily lives. You can’t beat hands-on experience like this to develop your skills and give you a feel for law in practice. Many of our tutors are qualified solicitors and have worked in senior legal positions; all of them focusing on the end goal of getting you into rewarding employment. In the past, graduates have gone on to work as barristers and solicitors, and others have chosen to take up careers in personnel, industrial relations, finance, banking and business management.

*Permanent staff, after probation: some recently appointed colleagues will only obtain recognition in the months after their arrival in Huddersfield, once they have started teaching. **Some of the firms currently involved in the partnership include Pinsent Masons, DLA Piper, Eversheds, Ridley and Hall Solicitors, Ramsdens Solicitors and Eaton Smith. *** Available from Year 2 and subject to successfully completing a competency assessment.

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Graduates employed from this subject

95%* Key information: UCAS code: M210 Duration: 3 years full-time Entry requirements: BBB at A level DDM at BTEC 120 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications

Business Law LLB(Hons)

Business law combines commercial law with real-world practices of business. Whether you are advising a client on setting up a company or dealing with a complex business contract, you will be equipped with a specialist understanding of both business law and the wider commercial world. Organisations of all sizes need employees with a broad understanding of corporate and other law, as well as people with good corporate awareness, initiative and communication skills. This degree will give you the legal background you need to get ahead in business and by selecting from a list of designated option modules you will undertake a course with a focus on Business Law.

To help you take the first steps on your legal career we aim to give you as much experience as possible. Our Partners in Law scheme is a pretty unique service that could give you all the support you need. We can provide you with networking, mentoring and training opportunities through our links with regional and internationally renowned legal firms. Firms that are currently part of Partners in Law include Pinsent Masons, DLA Piper, Walker Morris, Eversheds, Hammonds, Chadwick Lawrence, Armitage Sykes, Ramsdens Solicitors, Eaton Smith, Ridley and Hall, Switalskis, Wilkinson Woodward and Kirklees Council Legal Services.

* Percentage of graduates from this subject area at Huddersfield who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16).

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this course

95%* Key information: UCAS code: M100 Duration: 4 years full-time Entry requirements: AAB at A level DDD at BTEC 136 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications

Law (Exempting) Master of Law and Practice (MLP), incorporating LLB(Hons) The Master of Law and Practice (MLP) is an exciting Master’s degree that provides a clear route to professional qualification. The degree gives you an exemption from the Legal Practice Course (LPC), which is the second vocational stage of training you need to qualify as a solicitor, so it could see you well on your way to your chosen profession. The four-year Master of Law and Practice (MLP) course helps you meet all the academic requirements before going on to start your legal training, so once you graduate successfully, you can move on to train directly with a legal firm.

MLP Route The four year MLP route gives you exemption from the Legal Practice Course (LPC), the second academic stage of training required for qualification as a solicitor.

By studying law in this way, you’ll be able to access tuition fee loans and other financial support, so you won’t have to fund a separate LPC course on top of your LLB(Hons). That could save you quite a sum, and make all the difference when you’re trying to get established in your legal career. We keep things flexible. After your second year if you decide you’d rather do the three-year LLB(Hons) then that’s fine. Pass your LLB(Hons) and you’ll have a law degree that qualifies you to go on to train as a solicitor or barrister. To do that, you’ll have to complete a separate professional practice course, as well as a training contract or pupillage. Whatever you choose to do, our Partners in Law scheme is a pretty unique service that could give you all the support you need. We can provide you with networking, mentoring and training opportunities through our links with regional and internationally renowned legal firms.

Laura-Jade King graduated from Master of Law and Practice (MLP) 2015, now a Paralegal and Trainee Solicitor at Pinsent Masons * Percentage of graduates from this course who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16).

“Studying Law at the University of Huddersfield not only allowed me to obtain the academic knowledge required when working within the legal profession, but also allowed me to also develop invaluable practical skills that have proved crucial in my work as a Trainee solicitor and a Paralegal for Pinsent Masons. The tutors cannot do enough for you and are always available to offer any required help or support.”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this course

Law

LLB(Hons)

100%* Key information: UCAS code: M101 Duration: 3 years full-time 4 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: BBB at A level DDM at BTEC 120 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications

Whether you’re looking to become a solicitor or a barrister, the LLB is the main route that people take towards getting qualified in the legal profession. It’s your first step on the way to what could be a brilliant, dynamic and rewarding career. This course gives you the chance to gain a firm understanding of legal principles and core legal concepts. As you progress you’ll be able to start focussing on the topics that interest you, particularly in your second and third years, when you can choose from a range of specialised modules. Whichever side of law you go into, employers will be looking for a wide variety of skills, not just an understanding of law, but how to apply that understanding, how to put forward an argument, attention to detail, and the ability to work

in a team. We’ll help you to build your skills while you study and make yourself more attractive to potential employers. To help you take the first steps on your legal career we aim to give you as much experience as possible. Our Partners in Law scheme is a pretty unique service that could give you all the support you need. We can provide you with networking, mentoring and training opportunities through our links with regional and internationally renowned legal firms. Firms that are currently part of Partners in Law include Pinsent Masons, DLA Piper, Walker Morris, Eversheds, Hammonds, Chadwick Lawrence, Armitage Sykes, Ramsdens Solicitors, Eaton Smith, Ridley and Hall, Switalskis, Wilkinson Woodward and Kirklees Council Legal Services.

* Percentage of graduates from this course who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16).

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from these subjects

90– 95%*

Key information: UCAS code: M138 Duration: 3 years full-time, 4 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: BBB at A level DDM in BTEC in Extended Diploma 120 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications

Law with Criminology LLB(Hons)

The aim of this course is to enable you to study the foundations of law while exploring the social aspects of crime, punishment and victimisation which makes it highly relevant if you wish to pursue a career in the field of criminal justice (for example, the police service, probation service, Crown Prosecution Service, prison service or other related fields). You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of legal principles and core legal concepts. As you progress you’ll be able to start focussing on the topics that interest you, particularly in your second and final year, when you can choose from a range of specialised modules.

The specialised Criminology and Legal modules will enable you to explore a diverse set of criminological issues, from Criminological Explanations Administration of Justice, Human Rights and Contemporary and Comparative Criminology. To help you take the first steps in your legal career we aim to give you as much experience as possible. Our Partners in Law and mentoring schemes provide you with networking, mentoring and training opportunities.

Phil Drake, Senior Lecturer in Law and Director of the University’s Legal Advice Clinic. Phil was shortlisted in the category of ‘Most Innovative Teacher of the Year’ in The Times Higher Education Awards 2015.

* Percentage of graduates from these subject areas at Huddersfield who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16).

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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My student journey so far

Megan Bedford

Law (Exempting) Master of Law and Practice (MLP), incorporating LLB(Hons)

“I grew up in Leeds and I wanted the opportunity to move away from home and live by myself. “The transition from being at home to becoming independent was much easier than I thought. I really enjoyed living at Storthes Hall in my first year. It was what you’d expect from your time at uni and more. I had such a great time going to student events and living in a student village. I met some of my best friends here and I expect them to be friends for life.

I’ve learned so much during my time here and I was surprised at how much support I was given.

“From a young age I’d always thought about having a career in law. I went on to study law at A level. I really enjoyed it and it made me certain that it’s what I want to do. “Huddersfield was one of the best universities for the course I wanted to study as it offers the Master’s in Law practice degree and I won’t have to do a separate LPC. I’ve learned so much during my time here and I was surprised at how much support I was given. “After I graduate, I hope to gain a training contract as a conveyancer and build my career as a solicitor.”

To hear Megan talk about her student journey visit hud.ac/profiles

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Meet our staff

My biggest achievement in my career is qualifying as a solicitor

Natalie Gibson Senior Lecturer, Law “When I was younger, I knew that I wanted to be a solicitor one day. This was cemented when I secured work experience at the Huddersfield firm Holroyd & Co Solicitors, during my time at Greenhead College. I went on to train as a solicitor with this firm, immediately after completing my degree and Legal Practice Course at the University of Huddersfield. “I have lived in Huddersfield my whole life. I studied for my LLB degree, Legal Practice Course, and LLM at the University and I am currently undertaking my PhD here. Following changes to legal aid funding in family law cases in 2014, I made the decision to shift from practice to academia and it has been the best decision I have ever made.

Without a doubt, it is the time I get to spend with my students that I enjoy the most.

“My most memorable experience has been my role as the Honorary Secretary for the Huddersfield & Dewsbury Incorporated Law Society. This role not only allows me to maintain links with the local legal profession, but also provides me with the opportunity to organise the Law Society Dinner. The dinner is attended by University staff and students, as well as local practitioners, many of whom are our alumni. “Without a doubt, it is the time I get to spend with my students that I enjoy the most. Seeing them progress throughout the course and graduation, and then on to employment, is tremendously rewarding. It is particularly pleasing when students who have studied my family law modules go on to practice in that specialism. “My biggest achievement in my career is qualifying as a solicitor.”

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We hope you’ve found all the information you need to inspire you to become a student here at Huddersfield. Now all you need to do is apply.

Apply to us UCAS If this is your first (undergraduate) degree and you want to study a full-time course, then you’ll apply via UCAS at ucas.com If you’re at a college or school right now, it’s probably already registered with UCAS. The best thing to do is ask your teacher or careers adviser to help with your application. Once you’ve applied we’ll keep in touch with you throughout the application process, so you’re up to speed with what’s going on.

When to apply If you want to start your course in September 2019, you can apply to UCAS any time from 1 September 2018 onwards. Please make sure UCAS receives your application by 15 January 2019. Course codes The UCAS website gives you codes for all courses but you’ll also find these with the course details in this brochure. Make sure you enter the right code on your application form. The institution code for Huddersfield is HUDDS H60.

Contact us Got a question? Get in touch with us. Tel. +44 (0)1484 472956 Email. sbuscourseadmin@hud.ac.uk @thebusinessschool @UoHBusinessSch HudBus

Important Information This brochure is provided for information only and will not form part of your student contract. For full, up to date details on our courses, including when and how that information may change, visit our website at www.courses.hud.ac.uk

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Law 2019/20 Undergraduate Guide  

Everything you need to know about undergraduate Law at the University of Huddersfield (2019/20 Edition)

Law 2019/20 Undergraduate Guide  

Everything you need to know about undergraduate Law at the University of Huddersfield (2019/20 Edition)