Staffordshire University Law School offers several unique advantages to those wishing to study for a law degree or related subject. We are situated in the heart of England with easy access to London, Birmingham and Manchester as well as to other parts of the UK. We have first rate facilities in our purpose designed building, featuring both a mock courtroom and dedicated library with modern technology and access to a vast array of learning materials.
Our staffs have contacts with a vast array of professionals – not just solicitors and barristers, but also people in many other careers where a law degree is a useful asset, for example, business and commerce, accounting, local government and the NHS. Many of our students look towards a career in the criminal justice system – in the police
B. A (Hons) Criminal Justice with Offender Management
This course provides the opportunity to study traditional criminology with the additional option to specialise in penology and offender management. The prison population has doubled in size over the last twenty years and critics argue that offender management has never been so challenging.
This course provides exciting new modules for people interested in the justice sector and rehabilitation, however the course offers a pathway for people with an interest in prisons and punishment, mental well-being and offender management. The course is one of the first of its kind to offer modules dedicated to mental assessment for non-mental health professionals and identifying suicide and self-harm.
We provide our students with the opportunity to conduct research in prisons, engage in field trips to local prisons and enjoy teaching sessions delivered by experienced prison staff. You elect on how you can contribute to achieving a reduction in prisoner re-offending rates and contribute towards research on driving down levels of violent incidents across the entire custodial estate.
On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) Criminal Justice with Offender Management
LLB (Hons) Law is a Qualifying Law Degree that is recognised by both the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board (BSB). It offers innovative, exciting challenges and provides opportunities to enter a wide range of law-related roles.
LLB (Hons) Law is the key route that students follow if they plan to enter the legal profession. From the opportunity to take part in mock trials to student conferences, the unique feature of this award is its student-centred, practical approach to learning. You’ll be offered a supportive, guided environment to practise skills for careers in the legal sector and to create awareness of the roles of law and lawyers in society.
On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: LLB (Hons) Law
LL.B (Hons) Criminal Justice
Our LLB (Hons) Law (Criminal Justice) is a qualifying law degree that is recognised by both the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board (BSB).
The Law (Criminal Justice) course covers a distinctive knowledge base relating to the study of crime, deviance and the criminal justice system. If you’re hoping to become a solicitor or barrister specialising in criminal law, this is the ideal course for you. The Criminal Justice modules draw upon knowledge and perspectives from a range of disciplines, such as law, sociology, psychology and history. Following on from the foundations of legal knowledge (the subjects required for qualifying law degree-status), you will study Criminal Law as well as the core ‘pathway’ module of Community Safety, which introduces contemporary issues relevant to the field and is also unique to this course.
On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: LLB (Hons) Law (Criminal Justice)
The Legal Practice Course prepares students for the next stage of vocational training, the training contract. Many students go on to secure training contracts locally and further afield. The LLM routes combine the taught elements of the Legal Practice Course with a tutor guided research project, giving you a full Master if Law degree in Legal Practice.
It is delivered in different ways to meet the needs of students. You can study the LLM Legal Practice Course full-time, part-time, on campus, or blended learning. There is also the top-up option for those who have already completed their Legal Practice Course and would like to complete the Masters stage.
Thompson Library is situated on the Stoke Campus and is the largest of the University site libraries. Located on College Road, Stoke, opposite the film theatre, it houses materials and learning resources for all subject areas but mainly the library resources for Undergraduate Law students are now located within the Thompson Library.
Text books and other resources are available on the ground floor Core Collection. Law materials are classified between 340 and 349 so the collection is kept tightly together (reference materials and pamphlets are alongside loanable materials) and there are lots of study spaces nearby.
Law reports, statutes and encyclopaedic works are available in the Thompson Book Store which is accessed beyond the Main Collection again this is on the ground floor. All Law periodicals can be found in the Thompson Bookstore too.
The Thompson Library is open 24/7 every day of the year.
Staffordshire University Law School
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Staffordshire ST4 2DE
+44 (0)1782 294000
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