This course is for people who want to top-up a Foundation Degree in Law to a full honours degree. As well as three core modules in Commercial, Company and Intellectual Property Law, you can choose from a range of optional modules that reflect your interests and longer-term aspirations. The course is structured to help you build on skills and knowledge that you have already acquired. By taking another year to gain a full honours degree, you will be making a very rewarding investment.
- ‘Internationally excellent’ research in Law, according to the Latest Research Excellence Framework (REF)
- A dynamic and forward thinking course that is academically rigorous and business law oriented
- A study environment designed to create independence, autonomy and the reflective qualities in you
- A course that offers a wide range of legal subjects, so you can develop the intellectual skills to perform well in the business world
You will be taught by passionate academics who produce internationally-excellent research. A typical week for you will include lectures, seminars, group work and e-learning. We encourage you to develop study skills and carry out independent legal research. You will also have opportunities to present ideas to other students and develop concepts within groups. A number of modules incorporate court/tribunal visits, video presentations and visiting speakers.
Your progress will be assessed via on-going assessments for feedback and consolidating your learning. Assessment methods include research assignments, case studies, problem questions, practical activities, reports and exams.
Law and legal organisations provide competitive and hugely rewarding job prospects. At Sunderland, we directly aim to improve your employability and competence, which are relevant to the needs of employers in these sectors.
A law course does not commit you to following a career in the law – although it is a useful stepping stone if you choose to do so. It encourages general skills of clear thinking, logical argument and effective writing that are valuable in many different professions and sectors.
Careers Evening for law students
We invite all final year students to a Careers Evening. Contributors include representatives from local firms, as well as a number of our past graduates. Some of these have moved on to a Legal Practice Course (for solicitors), a Bar Vocational Course (for barristers) or another postgraduate programme. Other graduates are now employed in a wide range of careers including the police service and teaching.