801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2020
201–250 th
Young University Rankings 2019
151-200 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Howard Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 1WB, United Kingdom

Law with Criminology

Learn law and criminology, gain practical experience and enhance your career prospects. • Study legal and criminal justice principles, rules and practice and the effect of law in society from complementary academic and practical perspectives. • Gain legal work experience within our own regulated legal practice, SHU Law. • Engage in real legal work in a range of practice areas including private litigation, criminal appeals, and pro bono advice clinics. Benefit from an academically rigorous and career-enhancing education, which includes unique work-related modules designed to give you the practical edge needed in today's competitive employment market. This course is a fully qualifying degree, satisfying the standards of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board for legal training. **How you learn** We have highly motivated, knowledgeable and creative staff across the department who bring a breadth and depth of skills from legal practice. This enables high quality learning of the core aspects of the discipline, and a range of specialist topics and areas of study. You learn through • lectures • seminars • workshops • team meetings • moots • peer learning • placement activity • visits • guest lectures **Work placements** We have excellent links with the local, regional and national legal profession. Local firms provide assessed one-day-a-week placements for many of our students. Local professionals also provide work experience opportunities, give guest lectures, advise on casework and provide career guidance where appropriate. **Live projects** You are given multiple chances to undertake real law and criminology client work. These include opportunities to advise, assist and represent real life clients in a range of different practice areas, providing transformational experiences which enable you to develop transferable skills and enhance your graduate attributes. You are encouraged to engage in professional voluntary work, human rights, civil liberties and social justice. **Competitions** In our Legal Professional Practice areas, you can represent fictitious clients in an appeal before the Court of Appeal and/or the Supreme Court, in our on-campus moot court. Our Mooting and Debating Society members take part in internal and national competitions and we have enjoyed considerable success. We have previously won the prestigious national BPP/Oxford University Press Mooting Competition and in 2017 we were again finalists. **International opportunities** Opportunities exist for study and work experience abroad, including opportunities to spend time in the summer working at law firms across the USA on predominantly criminal law cases. Typical placements involve working in a public defender's office. **Future careers** Your degree can be the first step towards a career in law, public sector and criminal justice professions, and the wider business and commercial sector. This course prepares you for a career in: • solicitors' firms • barristers' chambers • the police, probation and prison services • financial services • local government • Crown Prosecution Service • victim support