Three years full-time.
Six years part-time.
112 UCAS tariff points (or above)
- Apply your legal knowledge and theory in practical exercises such as mooting and disputes.
- Ideal for students looking for a career in law, including roles as barristers and solicitors.
- Benefit from multi-disciplinary experienced course tutors.
- Opportunities to network and gain experience with legal service providers, including legal practitioners.
Studying law at Suffolk gives you a solid legal education. You will learn how to solve complex legal problems and develop a firm grounding in the contexts in which law and legal institutions function.
We draw on a range of perspectives in our teaching, combining the finest traditions of legal education with recent innovations and current theory. You will notice a substantial change in your ability to engage with topical issues and current affairs, as well as challenging legal issues.
Law students are among the most employable and adaptable graduates, and pursue a broad range of career paths. Although law is the focus, our methods and analytical approaches draw on fields within the broader humanities and the social sciences.
If you wish to pursue a career in legal practice, this course is designed to meet the requirements for completion of the academic stage of legal training as determined by the Bar Standards Board and the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority.* You may also seek exemptions from aspects of the CILEX programme.
*The Solicitors Regulation Authority is implementing additional requirements for solicitors to take effect from 2019.
As a Law student at Suffolk, you will have access to a range of opportunities to hone your skills and gain relevant experience.
Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.
A selection of optional modules are provided from the following list in years two and three:
Public International Law
International Criminal Law
Jurisprudence and Legal Reform
Intellectual Property Law
Property Law: Practice
Clinical Legal Practice
Sociology of Law
Law of Succession
This module introduces the essential characteristics of the English legal system and the fundamentals of common law reasoning. You will engage with the techniques of legal reasoning used in the common law world, the law-making process and the sources of law in England and Wales.
This module examines the main components of the constitutional, administrative and human rights dimensions of public law in England and Wales. You will engage critically with the nature of the British constitution and the function of constitutional principles in balancing the relationship between the executive, the legislature and the judiciary.
This module examines the concepts and principles of criminal law in England and Wales. It covers the general principles of criminal law and the substantive law concerning a range of offences and defences. You will be able assess the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on criminal law.
This module will allow you to examine the moral and ethical dimensions of law and the practice of law in a range of contexts. Ethics is a broad field and this module will combine the necessary theoretical aspects of the subject in order to facilitate the development of critical and reflective applications to the practice law.
Effective dispute resolution is a very significant aspect of the management of cases undertaken by lawyers. This module introduces a range of dispute resolution mechanisms to students new to the subject of law. The module explores the nature and development of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and the intersections between formal litigation.
This module places considerable emphasis on the current applications of legal principles, policy and academic discourses in this branch of the law of obligations. Very complex sets of social relationships are governed by legal concepts of duty, harm and compensation.
You will examine the principles, policies and practical applications of contract law from a variety of perspectives. You will develop a thorough understanding of how contractual obligations are formed and regulated, how legal principles and concepts are used to identify and resolve legal problems, and the function of contracts in society and the economy.
European Union law (EU law) governs the relations among member states of the European Union and the means by which economic, social and political integration are designed and enforced. This module examines the laws and principles that comprise EU law and determine implementation in member states.
You would have been introduced to legal research in the first year. This module deepens understanding of legal research for particular purposes and contexts. You will develop insights into how legal research is conducted to address substantive, procedural and contextual legal issues and how to apply techniques from related subjects in the social sciences and humanities.
You will develop a solid understanding of the historical and theoretical foundations of English land law and of the current legal principles and concepts in use today. The module examines the development of the legal frameworks regulating property in land, including the normalisation of the registration of titles.
You will develop a solid understanding of the principles and concepts used in the law of trusts in England and Wales, covering the main forms of trust property. The module examines the development and current application of the fundamental maxims in equity, using both primary legal sources and academic discourses.
This module consolidates the legal research skills developed over the previous two years and enables you to undertake independent research and write a dissertation. The module covers all stages of the research and writing processes. You will develop your research proposal with support from a supervisor with knowledge of the subject area.
Students can progress in to a range of law related careers, including roles as Barristers and Solicitors as well as other careers within the law sector.
Examples of careers students may pursue include: legal practice (with further training for those intending to become Solicitors, Barristers, Chartered Legal Executives, Patent Attorneys or Trade Mark Attorneys), local government, criminal justice roles, social justice, financial services and journalism.
Fees and finance
- Full-time Tuition fee: £9,250 p.a.
- Part-time Tuition fee: £1,454 per 20 credit module (Please contact the Infozone for further information).
- International Tuition fee: £12,150 p.a.
At University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with you course that you will need to budget for.
112 UCAS tariff points (or above), BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC) or Access to HE Diploma - a minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at merit grade or above.
Applicants are also required to have GCSE English and Maths grade 4/C or above, or equivalent Level 2 qualifications. Applicants who do not hold these qualifications may be considered on an individual basis based upon their overall application and the course applied for.
If you do not hold these qualifications please contact Admissions directly on 01473 338348 to discuss.
If you have previously studied at higher education level before you may be able to transfer credits to a related course at the University of Suffolk and reduce the period of study time necessary to achieve your degree.