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All our LLB programmes satisfy the degree requirements laid down by the Bar Standards Board to be able to complete the academic stage of legal training to become a barrister. The pathway to becoming a solicitor changed in 2021 so that from 2022 all law students will follow the Solicitors Qualification Exam (SQE) route to qualification.

The SQE will remove the need for a qualifying law degree. Instead you will need to:

  • hold a degree (or equivalent qualification/experience)
  • successfully complete both parts of the SQE (the SQE has two parts: SQE 1 focuses on legal knowledge and SQE 2 on practical legal skills)
  • have two years’ qualifying work experience

An Edge Hill University LLB Law Degree is an excellent first-step to becoming a solicitor. We provide a skills pathway that will ready you for working in a law firm, this includes practical law modules taught by practitioners and the opportunity to study the law clinic module. Further you can take a four year sandwich degree which will provide the chance to complete a year of the required qualifying work experience.

Postgraduate courses

Applied Management of Offending Behaviour

MSc

Why do people commit crime? And what makes them stop? Untangle the causes of criminality, explore management options and research routes out of offending. Studying with us, you’ll develop the expertise for a career in criminal justice.

Course Length:
1 year, 2 years
Location:
Online study

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International Cyber Regulation & Policy

LLM

How should we govern the digital world? Untangle the rules and rights involved in online services, hardware and software. Explore the limits of traditional legislation. Analyse the new dangers we face and debate the conflicting underlying principles at stake.

Course Length:
1 year, 2 years
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Policing and Law Enforcement Investigation

MSc

Get to know the investigation process with insights from former senior police officers. Studying with us, you’ll master the strategies used by the police and other law enforcement agencies in serious and complex cases.

Course Length:
1 year, 2 years
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Strategic Leadership in Emergency Services and Law Enforcement

MSc

When critical incidents happen, there must be a streamlined response. We’ll help you take the lead in identifying, managing, and leading in this challenging area. Graduate ready for rewarding roles in emergency services and law enforcement agencies.

Course Length:
2 years
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Applied Management of Offending Behaviour

MSc

Why do people commit crime? And what makes them stop? Untangle the causes of criminality, explore management options and research routes out of offending. Studying with us, you’ll develop the expertise for a career in criminal justice.

Course Length:
1 year, 2 years
Location:
Online study

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The negotiation competition

The Judge-Gatfield negotiation competition allows students from all year groups to take up simulated roles of solicitors and act on behalf of different sets of clients. The competitors, who compete in pairs, are given a scenario and one week to prepare for each round. The competitors develop transferrable skills applicable to both legal and non-legal practice, for instance, time management, organisational skills, communication skills, confidence, the ability to work well in a pressurised environment and most of all, the ability to negotiate.

The negotiation competition provides students with a fantastic opportunity to gain an understanding of what life as a solicitor will be like.

Tonika Stephenson

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Tonika Stephenson

LLB (Hons) Law

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