[A] Why choose this Course
[B] Course Content, Assessment and Award
The Course is divided into 3 parts with 6 subjects or modules in each part as the table below explains:
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 with Business
- Only completes the first 12 subjects/modules or Parts 1 and2 they will be awarded a University Diploma of Higher Education in Law with Business
- Completes all 18 subjects or parts 1 ,2 and 3 they will be awarded a University Degree ie an LLB Hons in Law If the student. The Class of the degree though will depend upon the average of the marks obtained in the final part 3 of the course
[C] Course start dates and duration
The Course has 3 different start dates throughout the year which are February, July or October.
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
- 2 years.by taking 3 terms in each calendar[12 month] year assuming all subjects are passed at the first attempt or
- 3 years if the student only studies for 2 terms in a 12 month year OR has resit subjects in term 3
A choice of start dates and time taken to obtain the degree gives students the maximum flexibility.
[D] Entry requirements and exemptions
- For entry to the programme for 2015/16 a typical applicant will have a minimum of 300 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 6 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.