There are many opportunities for the study of law at Sunderland. The LL.B is an internationally recognised undergraduate qualification. It provides students with the academic stage of training required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to embark upon the Legal Practice Course (LPC) for those wanting to qualify as a solicitor, or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) for those wanting to qualify as a barrister.
Students studying the LL.B programme also have the opportunity to obtain licensed Paralegal status with the National Association of licensed Paralegals, without the need for any additional study or assessment.
The LL.B at Sunderland has been designed with flexibility in mind, and as a result the Paralegal Accreditation prepares students for a great alternative career in law. Paralegals undertake similar work to solicitors and can be employed as fee earners with their own client base. Students who complete a number of option modules over the course of their LL.B programme will be able to graduate with both a law degree and the NALP Diploma in Paralegal Studies, without any additional assessment.
As well as our LL.B with combined Paralegal accreditation, we also offer a BA in Business Law (Top Up) Programme, a Foundation Degree in Law and the chance to combine the study of law with another subject.
We have recently introduced a number of new modules into the LL.B, including space law and coroners' law as third year options, to provide students with a wide, interesting and relevant range of study choices.
There is a wide variety of Masters Programmes that incorporate the research expertise of the department and allow students to specialise in a wide range of contemporary legal subjects at postgraduate Level.
The Department of Law recently partnered with the University of West England (UWE) and the National College of Legal Training (NCLT) to provide the Legal Practice Course (LPC) for those wanting to qualify as a solicitor.