This 4-year programme offers you the opportunity to take up a placement year working in business in your third year.
Placements are real, paid jobs in a wide variety of organisations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors and offer you a valuable opportunity to experience first-hand how business and management concepts are applied in practice, and to give you direct exposure to real issues in the workplace. It can also be done abroad.
The placement year is a vital part of your learning and will add significantly to your personal development, self-confidence, planning, communication and business acumen skills. Statistics show that students who have undertaken a placement year benefit from a better graduate job, higher graduate starting salary and a better degree outcome. In a competitive graduate market, valuable experience and employability skills gained from a year’s work placement will differentiate you from the thousands of other graduates seeking work.
Placements are not guaranteed, and students will have to invest considerable time and effort in their 2nd year in securing one, with the support of the dedicated Careers team.
We have links with a range of top law organisations in Bradford and the surrounding area. Additionally, the Faculty of Management and Law has an excellent network of organisations that offer placements, including:
- GE Money
- ARRIS (formerly Pace)
- Enterprise Rent A Car
Through your placement you can apply your knowledge in practice and have a real and positive impact on the business. Your experience will be monitored as part of your degree.
We find that students return from their placement year with their confidence and personal skills enhanced, and ready to implement their focused plan for the future.
Learning and assessment
The programme is delivered through a combination of interactive lectures, tutorials and workshops using state-of-the-art IT, group work and individual study.
Assessment largely involves a combination of coursework assessments and formal examinations held at the end of each semester.
The Law Clinic
Our law clinic gives students an opportunity to put theory into practice. As part of their degree, students work in our law clinic advising members of the public in conjunction with the Citizens Advice Bureau and CHAS@StVincent's.
Students are trained to interview and advise members of the public on any aspect of law. Working as part of a team, students discuss the case and decide whether the client is in need of legal advice. Under the guidance of the Clinic Director, students then prepare advice for their client.
Students also have the opportunity to receive formal training on immigration law, leading to the award of OISC (Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner) Level 1 and 2 qualifications through collaboration with CHAS@StVincent's. This gives students the opportunity to be involved in giving immigration advice whilst earning recognised qualifications.
Our students have the opportunity to get involved in a range of internal and external mooting competitions.
Mooting complements students' legal education and is a great way to learn how to use the law to create persuasive legal arguments. Students have to analyse problems, research the law, prepare written submissions and present their arguments to a trained lawyer or judge.
The competition imitates the procedures followed in appeal courts and is a great chance for students to put their skills and knowledge into practice.
The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.
Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes, there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.
During your time studying at the Faculty of Management and Law, you will have the opportunity to take part in our distinctive career booster programme throughout the duration of your course. The programme is designed to equip you with the necessary skills and graduate attributes to be job-ready when seeking employment with leading innovative organisations. The Career Booster Programme offers you the opportunity to gain certificates in:
- The European Computer Driving License (ECDL) - the benchmark for digital literacy
- Sage 50 Accounting and Sage 50 Payroll - training that will allow you to develop leading accounting and payroll software skills
- Project Manager Professional certificates - giving you the edge when seeking to become a Certified Project Manager
- Big Data analysis and reporting skills - using Software and Services (SAS) that will lead to certification.
In addition, the programme will also include activities to promote teamwork, confidence, communication and many other skills sought by employers.
Developing a portfolio of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certificates will demonstrate to employers that you are not only ambitious but also take responsibility for your own professional development.
Our LLB Law degree will enable you to proceed to the second stage of training to become a solicitor or barrister.
It is designed to give you the legal tools you will need for a career as a solicitor or barrister, as well as equipping you for employment in other areas if you choose not to go on to professional qualification in law.
In any event, our LLB course is likely to increase your employability and employment prospects in a wide range of other professions, such as general management, legal executive positions, the probation service, the police, or teaching.
86% of our 2017 School of Law graduates found employment or went on to further study within six months of graduating.
The average starting salary for our 2017 School of Law graduates was £18,333.*
*These DLHE statistics are derived from annually published data by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), based on those UK domiciled graduates who are available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known.