In a nutshell
Combining an intellectually rigorous curriculum with an industry focus, the Law with Management course is an excellent way to gain the skills and knowledge required for a career as a solicitor, barrister or in a managerial position. You will study at our Salford campus close to Manchester city centre.
During your time at Salford Business School, you’ll expand your academic knowledge, gain valuable industry experiences and develop professional skills to help you excel in any corporate, business, public service or third sector employment. Modules are designed around the current needs of employers and the law profession. We also place great emphasis on the development your professional skills; you will have the opportunity to shadow working lawyers and judges, practice your learning during a year’s work placement and develop your client skills by helping people looking for support from our legal advice schemes. In this way, you learn to put your academic knowledge into practice.
Outside of the course, extra-curricular activities such as mooting and law debates are arranged by our Law Society, and opportunities like the CLOCK initiative and the professional placement year give you the chance to use your knowledge in real-world situations. The course is accredited by the Bar Standards Board and by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, meaning your studies will satisfy the requirements of the legal professional bodies for the award of a qualifying law degree.
- Gain a qualifying law degree
- Develop essential managerial skills
- Benefit from strong industry links
- Practice your professional skills through a range of out-of-the classroom schemes and activities
- Help the local community in our legal support schemes
- Make yourself more employable with your work placement experience
This is for you if...
You are a good problem solver
You are a critical thinker
You have ambitions of a career in the legal sector
You aim to enter the world of business management
You enjoy putting learning into practice
You enjoy reading, debating and developing arguments on complex topics
All about the course
Throughout the programme, Law with Management combines the required modules for an accredited qualifying law degree with a number of more business-focused topics. In the first year of the syllabus, you will develop an in depth knowledge of the concepts that underpin law and management as areas of academic study.
As the course progresses, more advanced skills and theories will be introduced, improving your skillset and academic knowledge. On completion of your second year of study, you may choose to undertake a paid work placement or study abroad for a year. Embarking on a professional placement is an invaluable opportunity to put your studies into practice, enhance your CV and earn a wage for the work you do.
Throughout your studies, you will also have access to a wide number of out-of-the-classroom activities to develop your real-world skills.
You will explore the rules that govern legally binding agreements between parties, and the importance of informed negotiation skills in making contracts.
Legal Systems & Legal Digital Skills
On this introduction to the English Legal System and its role within society, you will look at the court system in England and Wales and learn how core legal subjects are integrated in the legal landscape. You will look at the importance of legal principles, concepts, structures, citations and practices within English Law; and develop your skills in interpreting primary and secondary sources of law including how to use OSCOLA (Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities). This module looks at the importance of good digital skills within the law and you will be supported and assessed through an eLearning legal training course.
Students are encouraged to sign up for and complete the following online courses after the end of the module to develop your digital legal skills further:
- The Duke of York Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA) working towards your bronze award. iDEA is an interactive programme that improves digital, enterprise and employability skills
- Westlaw and Lexis Library Legal Research Basic Certificates.
Legal Writing and Analytical Skills
You will learn skills that are essential for legal work, looking at legal reasoning and developing your skills in analysing legal issues. As part of the module, you will consider the different types of legal writing (problem question, essay, drafting of documents including letters and emails) as well as how to conduct legal research using primary and secondary sources of law to support legal arguments. You will also develop the key legal writing skills of planning, grammar, punctuation, sentence and paragraph structures to be able to produce a polished piece of legal writing.
Law of Tort
This module allows you to review the law relating to civil wrongs, such as negligence, and when and how compensation can be claimed if one person negligently causes harm to another.
You will examine punishment by the state of offenders and the general principles of criminal liability, along with an examination of principal offences and defences.
Principles of Accounting
This module gives you a theoretical and practical introduction to the basics of accounting, including how to prepare financial statements.
This module explores the rights and obligations of the citizen and the state, judicial review of administrative action, and the constitution of the UK.
Equity and Trusts
This encompasses the study of trusts and their uses, looking at both structures and remedies where traditional contractual and tortious rules have proved inadequate.
European Union Law
This module gives you a general introduction to European Union Law, dealing with the structures and institutions of the EU, the obligations imposed upon the EU Member States, and the rights conferred upon EU citizens.
You will consider the legal nature of ownership and possession of land, the classification of property in English law, and how interests in land are created and transferred.
This module focuses on developing an understanding of the interrelationships and behavioural manifestations at three levels of analysis in organisations, namely: individual, group and organisational. You will also explore the dynamic nature of personal, social and professional relationships across a broad range of business, public and voluntary organisations and the broader international external environment.
Optional module - select one in semester one
You will look at the history, context, implications, and regulation of media law. Considering some of the legal, moral, social and political debates which exist in this area of law. Issues such as the freedom of the press, reporting restrictions and pretrial publicity will be examined as well as defamation, privacy and harassment.
Human Rights Law
The law of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) now permeates all branches of the law and impacts an increasing number of legal relations. The Human Rights Law module focuses on understanding the scope of protection afforded by the ECHR, especially in the light of its integration in the UK with the Human Rights Act 1998.
You will learn about the role of law across international boundaries by considering the rules of public and private international law. This module puts these rules into a context of international trade law and intellectual property law.
Social Welfare Law
With legal aid becoming more tightly restricted than ever before, more and more emphasis has shifted to this acutely affected and ever-relevant area of law. The module has been designed to give students a critical understanding and knowledge of the law governing housing provision, care in the community and welfare benefits in particular. Students who undertake the module will develop key analytical and research skills in relation to broadening their understanding of legislation and case law in relation to the state's role in the delivery of financial support, housing assistance, and the care of and the supported employment of adults. With the module providing students with clear and critical understanding of how the general principles of social welfare law influence professional practice in the UK. Thus providing an academically, vocationally and professionally relevant module to enable graduates to gain multi-disciplinary skills.
Intellectual Property Law
This module exams patents, trademarks and copyrights – some of the most valuable assets requiring protection in a developed economy.
Professional Experience Year
We encourage all our BSc students to apply for a one year professional placement, which takes place between your second and last years of study.
This is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of and over the last five years, 90% of Salford Business School undergraduates taking a one year placement secured a 2:1 or 1st class Honours degree.
We will help you find out about vacancies and make the right connections with high profile employers through regular events and presentations.
Here is just a small selection of the companies our students have enjoyed placements with so far: NatWest, Barclays and the Cooperative Bank; BP, Esso and Shell; IBM, Hewlett Packard and Compaq; Ford, Vauxhall, Jaguar and Nissan; Marks & Spencer, Selfridges and Sainsbury’s; Eli Lilly, Glaxo and ICI; Fujitsu, Marriott and Virgin.
During this year, you will not pay fees to the University and will earn a wage for the work that you do.
You will acquire an organisation-wide perspective by exploring strategy techniques and processes operating in the global environment. This module prepares you for a career in business and management.
This enables you to understand the nature of international business and its interrelationships. You will learn about and evaluate relevant concepts and theories of international trade, investment, and the internationalisation of business.
You will explore the rights and obligations that arise directly and indirectly from the employment relationship.
Optional modules - select two in semester one and two in semester two
You will be introduced to the form, key features and purpose of the institutions of the contemporary criminal justice system in England and Wales and begin an exploration of the issues relating to justice and civil liberties.
This module covers a growing area of legal practice. In today's online society an understanding of the law in cyberspace is now vital. You will consider topics including cybercrime, data protection and internet regulatory issues.
Medical Law and Ethics
This module increases your awareness of contemporary medico-legal issues in all areas of healthcare and helps you to develop an understanding of the role ethical disclosure has to play in shaping the law in this field.
This module has been developed to provide students with strong foundations of Civil Litigation at undergraduate level. Students will develop a broad and detailed understanding of Civil Litigation, including the role of arbitration therein. Undertaking this module will provide students with a strong capability to apply legal principles to the solution of the problems and dilemmas arising from the civil litigation process; and inculcate in students an appreciation of policy in the principles and practice of civil litigation.
Designed to enable you to acquire a sound knowledge of the role played by negotiation within legal practice, the Client Care module is a unique and highly practical offering at undergraduate level. Throughout the module you will develop and strengthen your capability to demonstrate good practice in legal writing, as well as a real appreciation of professional conduct issues arising in modern UK practice. The aim of the module is to enable you to build skills and gain a real awareness of the importance of client care within legal practice, giving you a real competitive edge in any legal and customer facing roles.
Commercial and Consumer Law
This module builds upon the study of the general law of contract, covering specific contracts in both a commercial and consumer context, such as sales and supply of goods, credit agreements and insurance.
Competition Law introduces you to the approach to competition law and policy taken at the EU and UK levels. The module will enable you to critically analyse and discuss contemporary issues of competition law and policy.
You will look at case law and legislation in the area of health and safety law, evaluate the nature, purpose, sources and development of the UK industrial law; develop an understanding of the general duties of employers and others and complexities of their legal interpretation; and consider the impact of the international and European principles and regulation on the development of the UK industrial law. The module also looks at the nature and application of various health and safety specific regulations, including workplace regulations and construction regulations.
You will start this module by looking at how the law defines ‘family’ and what family law is, analysing current issues in family law and exploring socio-legal research in this area. You will consider the current law on divorce, proposals for reform and how this affects the division of property when marriage and cohabitation ends. You will also study abusive relationships and the implications of domestic violence. Looking at child protection under the Children Act 1989 and Human Rights Act 1998, you will consider the arrangements for children in private family matters.
Artificial Intelligence and Law
Emerging technologies are having a major impact on society and also transforming the way lawyers provide legal solutions to clients. This module introduces key technologies that have the potential to change how lawyers operate in practice, with a particular focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI). You will look at topics such as data mining, data protection, how robotics interacts with the law and the legal implications of present-day issues such as driverless cars, military applications and care robots. With an understanding of the interaction between legal, technical, ethical and business issues in the area of Artificial Intelligence and Law, you will gain a grounding in the technical aspects of autonomous technologies that will enable you to perform better in your future roles.
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.
What Will I be Doing?
Our staff are legal and business experts who have experience of working in the real-world as well as academia, so our teaching is strongly industry-focussed and industry-informed. You will benefit from a wide range of teaching methods which keep your studies interesting. Lectures, seminars, practical workshops, mooting exercises and case study classes are used across our modules and ensure variety in your learning experience. This is further enhanced by our Virtual Learning Environment and the use of podcasts, blogs, discussion boards and electronic voting systems, which making classes highly interactive.
There are various opportunities to develop your practical skills in real-world situations. You can shadow a lawyer or a judge; perfect your client skills while supporting the work of our legal advice schemes; and improve your courtroom skills through the CLOCK scheme or mooting competitions.
Over the duration of your course a range of assessment techniques will be used. Types of assessment include; essays, assignments, exams, multiple choice tests, online tests, group reports, and portfolio work. The weighting between exams and coursework varies between modules and years, but exams still play a major role.
SALFORD BUSINESS SCHOOL
Salford Business School aims to be the most business-informed, industry-relevant business school in the UK. Industry shapes everything we do, from informing our students’ learning to providing work placements, driving our research and influencing our academic staff.
We want you to gain the best academic and personal experience possible. As a student here, you’ll have access to a range of experiences and opportunities, including internships and work placements in the UK or internationally so you graduate with much more than a degree.
Salford Business School is located at the heart of the University’s Peel Park campus and just minutes from Manchester city centre. Teaching facilities include Lady Hale and Chapman buildings, which offer stylish modern spaces with lecture theatres equipped with the very latest technology and large screen displays. Lady Hale is also the home for the mock courtroom where the mooting team hone their skills in case presentation and debate. A dedicated Employability team will help you with work placements and access to work skills.
Throughout campus, there is a choice of individual study areas, communal learning and breakout spaces, plus a selection of food outlets.
Salford's mooting success
In 2018, the mooting team from Salford beat off stiff competition from - amongst others - the University of Law to win the The English Speaking Union-Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition, which has long been established as the most prestigious mooting competition in the UK. As a result, the Salford team represented the UK at the Commonwealth moot in Zambia ending up in the final. You can read about Emma and Ja'far's experiences at the Made in Salford blog.
Don't know what mooting is? Read Charles Buckman's blog to find out more.
Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE)
The routes to becoming a qualified lawyer are changing, especially for those who wish to become Solicitors. At present this new route to qualification is still in the planning stages, however here at Salford we are putting provisions in place to ensure that our graduates are industry-ready and prepared for the new method of professional qualification.
If you’re planning on commuting, both our MediaCityUK and Peel Park campuses are perfectly placed. Whether by bus, rail, bike or car, we’re easily accessed from all over Greater Manchester, Lancashire and beyond.
What about after uni?
The skills developed over the course, and the academic rigour of the programme prepares graduates aptly for careers as solicitors and barristers.
However, because of the inclusion of the business related modules and the career focus that runs throughout the curriculum, you will graduate well placed to undertake a career in a variety of roles and industries. Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, Keoghs, Reeds Solicitors and Simpson Millar are just a few of the companies our LLB graduates have gone on to enjoy careers with.
We have strong relationships with legal firms which opens up excellent opportunities for you to learn from and network with solicitors and barristers. These include:
Mini-pupillage: all Law students have the opportunity of a week-long mini-pupillage shadowing a barrister at Kenworthys Chambers during your 2nd or 3rd year of study. This includes a morning briefing to go through files and spend the day in court sitting with the barrister. You get direct experience of how the system works and the nature of the role of barrister, helping you to make career decisions, develop contacts and enhance your CV.
Judicial Shadowing: spending a day with a judge, you start with breakfast in the judicial dining room, going through case files then sit in on cases and discuss the reason for the decision. You see first hand how the court works, gain valuable contacts and enhance your CV. Numbers are limited and are by application.
The University of Salford has a number of legal advice schemes which give you the opportunity to develop your client skills in a number of ways:
CLOCK: you can apply to the CLOCK scheme through which you can practice what you’ve learned by offering legal support and advice to people who otherwise might have none. Watch the video to hear students talk about their experience.
Employment Law Scheme: available to all Law students, you can provide presentations on the content and procedure for Employment tribunals to litigants in person (someone who makes a claim without legal representation from a solicitor or barrister). You do not give advice; however, this support is of great practical benefit to litigants in person and, at the same time, you get practical experience and develop contacts.Read Hannah Murphy's blog on the Tribunals project and how it helped her to develop her skills.
Housing Advice Scheme: if you apply to support this, you will be trained and supervised to provide advice to tenants. You will support the community with your legal knowledge while developing your skills and enhancing your CV.
Universal Credit Application Scheme: an opportunity open to all Law students, you will be trained to support the Citizens Advice Bureau with their requests for assistance with Universal Credit Applications.
There is an exciting series of guest lectures and industry visits when you can network with Law professionals. Recent speakers have included Wilf White, Head of Communications at the Bar Standards Board; and lawyers from DWF LLP.
LLB Law with Management is also accredited by the two leading regulatory bodies in the legal sector, the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board.
We teach the skills that employers need and as a result, our graduates enjoy excellent international career prospects.
What You Need To Know
If you are looking to study any law degree, you need to be prepared to work consistently to meet the standards and deadlines required by the academic and professional strands of a qualifying law degree.
Law with Management involves a high level of self-directed study and research outside of the classroom; you will be required to read each week, and digest and critically analyse complex source materials. You will be expected to be up-to-date with news and enjoy reading, debating and developing their own arguments.
But, as well as this hard work and dedication, you will meet great people like yourself, have access to a wide range of learning activities and open the doors to an exciting and rewarding career.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
Applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.
Please note: The entry criteria below are related to entry onto this course in the 2020/2021 academic year. If you’re interested in a future intake year, please check the course entry on UCAS.
English Language and Maths at grade C / level 4 or above (or equivalent). You must fulfil our GCSE entry requirements as well as one of the requirements listed below
UCAS tariff points
GCE A level
ABB with a minimum of two A2 passes
BTEC National Diploma
120 points with a minimum of two Advanced Highers
Irish Leaving Certificate
128 points from a minimum of two Higher Level Subjects
Pass Diploma with 60% or above
Access to HE
120 Points – Pass with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2
Salford Alternative Entry Scheme (SAES)
We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.
There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.
|Type of study||Year||Fees|
|Full-time home/EU||2020/21||£9,250per year|
|Full-time international||2020/21||£14,100per year|
You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.
Scholarships for international students 2020/21
If you are a high-achieving international student, you may be eligible for one of our international scholarships worth up to £5,000. Our international scholarships include the Salford International Excellence Scholarship.
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