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    University of Sunderland offering qualifying law degrees recognised in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

    The University of Sunderland is located in Sunderland, North East England. The University has more than 10,000 students, including 7,000-plus international students from some 70 countries.

    The University was named the 'Best English University for student experience' by the Times Higher Education Supplement in December 2005.

    The University is also one of the 31 United Kingdom Universities providing the New Route PhD as an alternative to the traditional Ph.D., although Sunderland also provides the latter.


    The University has four academic faculties, responsible for teaching and learning, academic development and research, and working with partners in business and industry. The University also has a Graduate Research School which provides a focus and catalyst for research, especially in cross-School developments and activities, for research students and as a vehicle for enhancing the level of intellectual debate within the University.

    The Faculties are supported by a number of service departments responsible for a wide range of activity such as student welfare and accommodation for example, right through to teams responsible for managing the University estate, financial matters, and human resources.
    • Arts, Design, Media : Creative and Performing Arts, Design, Humanities, Combined Subjects, Journalism
    • Business & Law : Accounting, Business and Management, Combined Subjects, Law and Tourism
    • Education and Society : Education and Combined Subjects, Culture and Scociety
    • Applied Science : Computing, Engineering , Psychology, Environment, Pharmacy, Health and Sport and Exercise Sciences

    Welcome: The University of Sunderland

    The Faculty of Business and Law
    Welcome to the Faculty of Business and Law. We are a large Faculty which provides undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across a diverse range of Business, Tourism, Law and work-based learning programmes.
    • Business
    • Law
    • Tourism
    • Flexible and Work-Based Learning

    We offer a wide range of exciting programmes which are continuously updated to make them more challenging and enjoyable for you.

    Subject Areas: Law

    For full course listings in this area click the link below.

    Listing | Faculty of Business and Law | University of Sunderland

    Why study law at Sunderland?
    • The best new University in the country for studying law (The Guardian, 2008)
    • The best for academic support and assessment and feedback (The National Student Survey, 2008)
    • The best for teaching and organisation and management (The National Student Survey, 2008)
    • The best for student experience in the UK (Times Higher Education Supplement, 2007)
    • The only University offering the 2 in 1 Paralegal Accreditation
    • Law at Sunderland has been ranked 1st in the UK for student satisfaction. (Times University Guide 2008)

    Law at Sunderland continues to grow in terms of both national and international recognition and popularity. In 2007 the National Student Survey ranked the Law Department first for academic support, assessment and feedback. In that same year the THES declared Sunderland University the best for student experience and this year the Guardian League Tables showed that Sunderland is the best new University in the Country for studying law. In addition to this, Sunderland Law Department offer an exclusive 2 in 1 Paralegal Accreditation, placing Sunderland graduates ahead of the competition when considering their career options.

    There is a wide array of opportunities for the study of law at Sunderland. As well as our flagship LL.B with combined Paralegal accreditation, we also offer Foundation Degrees and the chance to combine the study of law with another subject. The Graduate Diploma in Law offers non-law graduates the chance to convert their degree into a recognized legal qualification. We also offer 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.

    Why study law?

    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 Vocational Course (BVC) for those wanting to qualify as a barrister.

    Even if you don't plan to enter the legal profession, a law degree is a valuable qualification in itself and it can be used to springboard you into a career in management, the Crown Prosecution Service, the law courts, government, publishing, education and many more.

    As a student at Sunderland you will have the opportunity to tailor your degree so that it complements your career ambitions. If you plan to work in the commercial sphere you may wish to select modules such as employment law, intellectual property law and company law. Alternatively, if you wish to pursue a career practising as a criminal litigator you may wish to select options such as Evidence, Organised Crime and Terrorism and Civil and Criminal Practice. We also offer a range of modules that approach law in a wider socio-legal context as we recognise that not everyone wants to pursue a career in law. Modules such as Law and Sexuality and Sports Law, amongst others, provide students with a bespoke degree and a contemporary outlook upon the law.

    2 in 1 Paralegal Accreditation

    (Exclusive to the University of Sunderland)

    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.

    Keep ahead of the competition

    With your tailored degree and 2 in 1 Paralegal qualification you will already be ahead of the competition. Additionally however, students will be eligible for associate membership of the Sunderland Law Society and the MaD (Mooting and Debating) team. Using the faculty's newly constructed law court, students can develop their advocacy skills in practical surroundings. Click here if you are MaD for it

    Sunderland was one of the first UK Law Schools to have a Law on Film Group. Originally pioneered at Harvard Law School in the USA, law on film explores complex legal problems through real life scenarios. Click here to find out more.

    Finally when looking towards your future career in law, firms increasingly look for evidence of pro-bono or voluntary work. Through the Community Business Bridge scheme students can apply for voluntary project work to enhance their experience and their CVs. The Business Bridge Scheme can also provide the opportunity for students to obtain paid work experience.

    Come to Sunderland and be part of the experience; be part of the best new law department in the country (The Guardian 2008).

    More Info:
    Law | Faculty of Business and Law | University of Sunderland
    New Courses

    New courses are listed below.

    Course Title|UCAS code|Level|Duration|Mode
    • Accounting and Financial Management (Top-Up) by Flexible Learning|CID860|BA (Hons)|1-2 Years Flexible Learning|Distance Learning
    • Business Management Top-Up by Flexible Learning|CID394|BA (Hons)|1/2 Years|Distance Learning
    • Events Management|N820|BA (Hons)|3-4 years|Full Time
    • Graduate Diploma in Law|CID901|Graduate Diploma (conversion course)|1 year|Full Time
    • Legal Studies|M250|BA (Hons)|1 year|Full Time
    • Leisure Management|N870|BA (Hons)|3-4 years|Full Time
    • Law|M200|Foundation|2 years|Full Time
    • LLM Criminal Law and Procedure|CID671|LLM|1 Year|Full Time
    • LLM General|CID926|LLM|1 year|Full Time
    • LLM Human Rights|CID925|LLM|1 year|Full Time
    • Sports Management|N291|BA (Hons)|3-4 years|Full Time
    • Service Sector Management|N860|BA (Hons)|3-4 years|Full Time

    Contact details

    +44 (0)191 515 2000
    Course helpline:
    +44 (0)191 515 3341
    Email (Helpline): [email protected]

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    Re: UK law degrees: University of Sunderland

    The Mooting and Debating Society (MaD) is an extra curricular opportunity for you to practice your legal advocacy skills. MaD develops group work skills, the skill of argument, the skill of making reasoned judgements and self confidence.

    Our website contains more information as well as contact details.

    University of Sunderland Society for Mooting and Debating


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      Re: UK law degrees: University of Sunderland

      These students were able to attend the graduation of our second class, which took place on November 11, 2005 in the Golden Hall of the City of Augsburg, with the President of the European Patent Office


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        Re: UK law degrees: University of Sunderland

        Originally posted by Unregistered
        The Mooting and Debating Society (MaD) is an extra curricular opportunity for you to practice your legal advocacy skills. MaD develops group work skills, the skill of argument, the skill of making reasoned judgements and self confidence.

        Our website contains more information as well as contact details.

        University of Sunderland Society for Mooting and Debating

        Excellent practical input and frankly more law schools need that these days!!


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