The subject matter of our curriculum has been determined to meet the stringent standards demanded by the legal profession, and that the teaching you will receive here will be a significant step towards your goals. You will be well prepared for the demands, challenges and rewards of a prestigious, intellectual, dynamic and fast-paced career.
You will be taught by lecturers and tutors with a wealth of experience, who have been involved with the legal profession, having attained individual accolades and developed particular fields of expertise.
Skills you will be taught include legal skills but also critical thinking, which is one of the most highly desirable attributes in a number of fields aside from Law. The skills that will be gained through our curriculum will enhance your employability.
We also offer a combined Law and Business Degree to offer the opportunity for learning key skills that will prepare you for careers in both the commercial and legal market place.
The Course is divided into 3 parts with 6 subjects or modules in each part as the table below explains:
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
|Contract Law||Criminal Law||Equity, Trusts andProperty Law II|
|Public Law||EU Law||Human Rights Law|
|Principles of PropertyLaw||Tort||Company Law|
|English Legal Systemand Method||Human Rights Law||Intellectual Property|
|Law, Ethics andMorality||Law Experiential||Evidence|
|Law in Context||Commercial Law||International Law|
The subjects are assessed by a combination of coursework and examinations with exams mostly used for the Accounting and IT subjects and coursework for the others and for which in each subject the pass mark is 40%
If the student
- Only completes the first 6 subjects/modules or Part 1 they will be awarded a University Certificate of Higher Education in Law
- Only completes the first 12 subjects/modules or Parts 1 and2 they will be awarded a University Diploma of Higher Education in Law
- Completes all 18 subjects or parts 1 ,2 and 3 they will be awarded a University Degree ie an LLB Hons in LawThe Class of the degree though will depend upon the average of the marks obtained in the final part 3 of the course
The Course has 3 different start dates throughout the year, which are January, June, September.
The year is divided into 3 terms of 13 weeks each, with a normal 4 week holiday break between each term.
The Course is designed to make it possible to complete the whole degree in either
[a] 2 years by taking 3 terms in each calendar [12 month] year, assuming all subjects are passed at the first attempt.
[b] 3 years if the student only studies for 2 terms in a 12 month year OR has resit subjects in term 3.
|Degree||Term 1||Term 2||Term 3||Total modules studied per year||Duration|
|LLB in 2 years||3 Modules||3 Modules||3 Modules||9 Modules||18 modules over 2 years of 12months study per year|
|LLB in 3 years||3 Modules||3 Modules||Extended Holidays or Resits ofcoursework/ exams||6 Modules||18 subjects over 3 years of 9months study per year|
A choice of start dates and time taken to obtain the degree gives students the maximum flexibility.
- Career opportunities in Law –
Many Law graduates go on to become solicitors or barristers. A solicitor is someone who can be approached by the public for initial legal advice on a very wide range of issues such as property, family, and injury compensation as well as crime. Barristers are those members of the legal profession whose main functions are advocacy in court and giving specialised opinion on legal issues. Very popular amongst Law students are careers with Corporate Law firms who specialise in matters like Company Law: Banking: High Level Insurance; Shipping; Corporate insolvency and similar issues. Salaries/ bonuses in these firms are very attractive.
- Career opportunities in other fields –
A Law degree is not simply a first step in a legal career. It is quite common that Law graduates go on to work in other areas such as accountancy: banking: finance: insurance etc. A Law degree with its basis in Logic and argument provides an excellent grounding for work in such fields.
- Own business –
Quite a number of lawyers wish to set up their own practice after they qualify and have gained some years’ of experience. Usually they do this in partnership with some other solicitors whom they know, although since the Legal Services Act 2007 solicitors can now set up business with other legal professionals such as barristers. The majority of barristers are self-employed which means that they depend on fees paid directly to them by solicitors. A self-employed barrister works for himself and does not share fees with other barristers.
- Professional memberships –
All solicitors must be members of the Law Society. The Society organises conferences: updates: information days: continuing professional development and so on. All barristers must be members of one of the four Inns of Court and the Bar Council. Student memberships are available for both Law Society & Council at a small fee. However, the Council does more or less the same as above.
- Further study –
In order to become a solicitor, a Law graduate has to take a year (full time) or two years (part time) practical course and develop the necessary practical skills to be able to work in a solicitors practice. To become a barrister there is a similar course to be followed (but no accounting or conveyance). Some Law graduates like to undertake more advanced/specialised Study of law. This can be undertaken by completing a postgraduate course in Law known as an LLM (Masters Degree in Law). This can be most helpful in gaining employment.
- A typical applicant will have a minimum of 320 UCAS points, of which 280 points must be obtained from GCE A2 or Vocational A – Level (6 or 12 unit) awards, including a grade C in one subject. The remaining points may be from A2, AS, Vocational A/AS level (3, 6 or 12 units) awards, or from level 3 skills certification. Applicants will not be interviewed. There is no typical applicant background for Law, although the majority of students do have the conventional Curriculum 2000 qualifications. Within those qualifications, most subject disciplines are acceptable, although, again, the majority will have studied arts/social science/business-related curricula.
- Applicants with non-standard qualifications will be considered by the Law School in conjunction with the Marketing, Recruitment and Admissions Services in accordance with the precepts and procedures set out in the University Handbook on The Admission of Students. This may particularly apply to those wishing to study the programme part-time, although, as there is no separate part-time mode of delivery, such students will be considered against the same criteria as non-standard full-time applicants.
|Course / Duration||Fees|
|LLB Law (3 years)||£6,000 per year|
We are committed to our prospective students to understand the costs and funding for them if they choose to apply in our partner universities. Studying with us is a real investment in your future; if you are LLB Law you may be eligible for funding through Student Finance.
Student Loans & Student Grants
- A loan to cover your tuition fees and a maintenance loan towards your expenses. The loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of term. You have to pay the loan back.
- The student grant is paid into your bank account at the start of term. Additional money (up to £3,250) for qualifying full-time students only, which you will not have to pay back.
- Learn more.https://www.gov.uk/student-finance
Help for Students with Children
- Full-time higher education students with children can apply for a Childcare Grant that provides additional money for childcare costs or other financial support for parents.
- Learn more.https://www.gov.uk/childcare-grant
Are you eligible?
If you are not sure, then please feel free to contact us for further assistance.