Law LLB (Hons) Accelerated Route

This course is validated by: UOSW

Course Information

Overview

This Law (Accelerated Route) LLB (Hons) course has been designed for graduates of other disciplines or those who have successfully completed at least one year of Honours level undergraduate university study or those with a HND/Foundation Degree in another subject who now wish to study Law at Honours level.

Whether you want to become a barrister, solicitor or study law for another reason, University Centre at Blackburn College offers the opportunity to achieve an LLB degree through two years of full-time study. The LLB Hons degree is franchised from the University of South Wales and is recognised as a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) for professional purposes. This means that it covers the academic stage of training for barristers and solicitors in England and Wales, as set by the professional bodies.The law degree has been designed to provide a balanced and stimulating legal education, as well as vital practical skills for your professional development. By the time you graduate, you will have had excellent preparation for a career in law and a wide variety of other professions. A range of International trips are available - students have visited Barcelona, Berlin and The Hague in Amsterdam. 

This award provides graduates with a qualification for entry into the legal profession, as it contains all the subjects that make up the academic stage of training. It is also designed to act as a valuable qualification for people who wish to enter industry, commerce, education, public service or to progress to postgraduate study.

What will I study?

You will study the core areas of English and European law. The accelerated LLB law degree is taught through a combination of lectures, workshops and tutorials. The programme is delivered on a full-time basis, so you will study six modules a year for two years. If you would prefer to study part-time, you will complete four modules a year for three years.

Modules

Modules

  • Law of Contract
  • Law of Torts
  • Criminal Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • European Union Law
  • Property Law
  • Law of Equity and Trusts

You can also specialise in areas that interest you most by choosing optional modules, such as:

  • Commercial Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Family Law
  • Medical Law
  • European Human Rights Law
  • Law of Criminal Evidence
  • Legal Philosophy
  • Employment Law
  • Media Law
Entry Requirements

You will need a Foundation Degree/HND from any subject area or will have successfully completed the first year of a non Law Honours degree course at a higher education institution. International students are required to have a degree or a qualification that is equivalent to having successfully completed Year One at a University or another higher education institution in the UK. You may wish to join the programme if you already hold an honours degree in a different discipline but wish to enter the legal profession. In this case you need to search out how you will finance the programme as you may not be eligible for student loans. Applicants may be invited to interview.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment methods include formal examinations, self, peer and tutor assessment, written coursework, learning portfolio and problem-based exercises delivered in class.

Formative and summative assessments enable lecturers or tutors to monitor the learning that has/is taking place. Summative assessment is not always noticeable by the student as it is a continuous process; lecturers or assessors may observe participation and responses to class discussions and group work, a student’s response to question and answer sessions, participation in workshop practical and engagement with demonstrations. Each module is formally assessed through, for example, examination, open-book test, individual and group presentation, essay, observation of practice, assessment of course work e.g. art portfolio, written report, reflective practice and portfolios of evidence.

Students receive both formal and informal feedback. Formal feedback is through assessments, is usually in writing and given within 3 weeks following the submission date. However, some lecturers will provide group feedback, for example, following an examination they may choose to work through the exam paper in a tutorial. It should be noted that feedback is part of the ongoing learning cycle which is not limited to written feedback. Other forms of feedback include one-to-one meetings with a personal tutor, dissertation and project supervision meetings, a lecturer responding to learner questions or responses during topic or situation discussions.

Teaching and Learning

The learning environment and facilities include lecture theatres, classrooms, technology suites, laboratories and workshops, library and skills labs, art and photography studios, small group and quiet zones. Learning methods will vary according to the programme of study but will include lectures and group tutorials. In addition, seminars, field trips, work placements, role play or scenario activities, laboratory and workshop practical, demonstrations, guest lectures, discussions and debates all contribute to the learning experience to support the acquisition of subject specific skills and knowledge and the development of transferable and employment related skills.

What can I do next?

This award provides graduates with a qualification for entry into the legal profession, as it contains all the subjects that make up the academic stage of training. It is also designed to act as a valuable qualification for people who wish to enter industry, commerce, education, public service or to progress to postgraduate study.

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