Expert facilities

Put legal theory into practice in our purpose-built mock courtrooms

Get connected

Study under expert academics with active business links

Networking

Develop contacts at the Annual Law Careers and Networking Fair

From the study of murder and the understanding of crime, through to the complexity of business and regulation, you'll investigate the rules and principles which impact society and social order.

Students will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of how the law deals with accidents and contractual disputes, the sale and acquisition of property, the management of trusts and wealth through to the organisation of the state and constitutional powers.

Studying one of our undergraduate or postgraduate law courses also allows for specialisation into areas such as criminology, family law, employment and equality law, environmental law, and more.

 

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Crime Tapes podcast

Experts at Staffordshire University dissect controversial crimes that shocked the world.
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Studying Law

Video

Louise Derbyshire speaks about her experience studying at Staffordshire University.

Courses

Undergraduate

Law LLB (Hons)

Study options
Full-time
Full-time, accelerated
Part-time
Foundation year

Law (Criminal Justice) LLB (Hons)

Study options
Full-time

Postgraduate

Taught courses

Legal Practice LLM

Study options
Full-time
Part-time
Full-time, blended learning
Part-time, blended learning
Part-time, top-up
Top-up

Legal Practice PgDip

Study options
Full-time
Part-time
Full-time, blended learning
Part-time, blended learning

Facilities

Work experience and careers

Work experience

This work experience may link to your course, or it could be in a broader field. Alongside your studies, it will give you the best possible mix of knowledge and practical understanding.

Work experience opportunities

We take the challenge of work experience very seriously. Combined with academic study, students will be able practise interview, negotiation and advocacy skills within their modules as well as problem-solving, presentation and communication skills. All courses require students to reflect on the value of work experience and we offer a range of in-house work experience opportunities to every student.

You'll also have the opportunity to participate in:

  • Annual Law Careers and Networking Fair to allow you to develop professional contacts.
  • Staffordshire University Law Clinic (SULAC) providing you with authentic practice-based learning with real clients.
  • Student Conferences designed to enhance employability and graduate skills.
  • Opportunities to take part in national competitions such as client interviewing and negotiation.
  • A mooting module and advocacy competitions for budding advocates.
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School of Law, Policing and Forensics

Blog

Read the latest news from the different areas of the School.

Careers

Our law qualifications don't just put you on the pathway to becoming a successful solicitor or barrister.

Graduates from our undergraduate degrees can progress directly to the Legal Practice Course (LPC) - the vocational stage of becoming a solicitor, or take the barristers' Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC). It's also an excellent qualification for a range of careers, including paralegal and legal executive work, education, business, management and HR.

Our courses offer fantastic employability opportunities - 2013-14 statistics indicate that 89% of our students are in employment or further study 6 months after graduating.

Employment opportunities

Our courses are designed to lead into the following job roles:

  • Solicitor
  • Barrister
  • Legal executive
  • Licensed conveyancer
  • Civil service
  • Court officer
  • Human resource manager
  • Customs and excise officer
  • Police officer
  • CAB Advice worker
  • Company secretary
  • Environmental officer
  • Estates and property manager

Our students

The lecturers are always supportive and the tutor system is very effective. We have been able to shape our degree in the way we want, learning the subjects that interest us. I would highly recommend the course and believe it has set me up very well for the future.

Naseem Khan

LLB (Hons) Law Graduate

My lecturers are considerate, approachable and really professional, they encourage me to always aim higher. It is a very vibrant learning environment with networking events, competitions and a thriving Legal Advice Clinic. I find it an exciting and stimulating place to read law.

Leona Shala

Law LLB (Hons) Student

They include real-life scenarios and high-profile cases. We also get to practice our skills in the University's mock courtrooms. Through skills I picked up at the careers days, I was confident enough to approach several law firms for placements. I worked in Chambers in both Stoke and Nottingham and shadowed a judge in Walsall. The experience was incredible.

James Holmes

LLB(Hons) Law

I gained the academic knowledge, skills and abilities to make me employable. I've now managed to break into the profession I was aiming for, working with the Home Office for UK Border Control, and managing a team responsible for the improvement of the asylum seeker, immigration and entry clearance appeals process.

Hazel Burgess

LLB(Hons) Law

Our staff

Louis Martin

Senior Lecturer (Tef)

Louis worked for Derbyshire Constabulary before becoming Head of the Roads Policing Unit and Detective Inspector for Derby City Centre. He is Course Leader for Criminal Justice with Offender Management.

Louis's profile

Anna Garland

Course Director

Anna was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1994 and practised as a Barrister specialising in Family and Criminal Law. She is now Course Leader for LLB (Hons) Law and Course Director for our Law courses.

Anna's profile

Aidan Flynn

Senior Lecturer

Aidan worked in three Law firms, before becoming a lecturer at Staffordshire University in 2016. He is Course Leader for the LLB (Hons) Law (Accelerated) and has expertise in Constitutional, EU and Human Rights Law.

Aidan's profile

Paul Allen

Head Of Department - Law

Paul joined Staffordshire University in 2015 and became Course Leader for the Legal Practice Course, specialising in Property Law and Practice, Drafting skills, Solicitor's Accounts and Family Law and Practice. He is now Head of Department for Law.

Paul's profile

Keith Wharton

Lecturer

Keith served with West Midlands Police and the National Crime Squad and became a specialist in pro-active paedophile investigation and Head of Intelligence and Prison Intelligence. He is the Course Leader for LLB Law (Criminal Justice).

Keith's profile

Our graduates

Kulwant Singh Boora, Esq.

Law, 2018

Kulwant, an attorney and lawyer, completed his second LLM with us. He is growing his practice, and has published a book to help other aspiring law graduates.

Kulwant's story

Emma Lilley

Law, 2015

As a qualified in-house solicitor herself, Emma wanted to shine a light on the world of law, dispel notions of exclusivity, and help law students.

Emma's story

Jamie Hill

Law, 2015

After graduating, Jamie pursued the Bar Professional Training Course and subsequently secured a pupillage. His ultimate ambition is to be a district judge.

Jamie's story

Annemarie Thomas

Law, 2013

Annemarie’s work for Staffordshire County Council began during her studies. She’s now with them as a Chartered Legal Executive on her way to a Master’s degree.

Annemarie's story

Fayyaz Afzal

Commercial Law, 2000

Fayyaz was the first Asian blind Barrister in the UK and is now a judge presiding over some of the most serious family cases in the legal system.

Fayyaz's story

Mark Blackhurst

Law, 2000

Law School alumni Mark started his own internet venture and has turned it into an international, multimillion pound search and web development business.

Mark's story

Del Shemar

Advice Work and Law, 1999

Del supports adults in prisons as an Offender Learning Lecturer after a placement during his PGCE gave him a taste for the often difficult, but rewarding work.

Del's story

Simon Cohen

Law, 1995

Simon Cohen is the Chief Executive of the most successful English rugby union club, the Leicester Tigers.

Simon's story
Top 250 Young University

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Top 15 for Teaching Quality

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Top 15 for Social Inclusion

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