I enjoy studying law because it is a fast-paced field and under constant development. You get to spend a lot of time with lecturers here, there’s a lot more contact time, and any problems, any issues, the lecturers are more than happy to sort it out. At Bradford I've had opportunities to get involved with mooting and have even visited The Hague in Amsterdam with the Law Society.
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 School of Law is situated in its own beautiful parkland campus on the outskirts of Bradford, providing a perfect setting for legal study.
Our dedicated law library provides a wide range of legal resources and we have a unique collaboration with Bradford's Police Museum.
Enhancing your employability
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.
As a student at University of Bradford Faculty of Management and Law you'll have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner institutions around the world.
You can study abroad for one semester or a whole year.
This gives you international experience, exposure to a different culture and opportunities to network with students and academics at other leading business schools.
You'll be allocated a Personal Academic Tutor, who will provide you with personal guidance and support.
Module leaders and tutors are accessible, providing office hours and appointments in order to support your learning beyond class contact.
The use of a virtual learning environment as part of the programme further enhances the accessibility of your teaching team, enabling you to interact when you are off-campus.
The Effective Learning Service (ELS) is a dedicated facility within the Faculty of Management and Law, established to support our students to maximise their academic learning (e.g assignments and examinations) as well as help overseas students adapt quickly to UK academic requirements.
The ELS provides a huge range of services, including various workshops run during term time, 1-1 consultations and vast printed and online resources to cater for every possible development area.
These are in addition to the wide range of students support that are offered by the University of Bradford at the City Campus.
Many of your teaching staff are research active.
You will benefit from research informed teaching, and have the opportunity to develop and use practical research skills and gain understanding of research methodologies.