LLB (Hons) Law - Part-Time Only

This course is validated by: UOSW

Course Information

  • Course Code: BS3030B14
  • Duration: 5 year
  • Fees: View fees and financial support information
  • UCAS Code: M100
  • Awarded by: University of South Wales
  • Study Mode: Part time
  • This course is recruiting in: 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19
Overview

University Centre at Blackburn College offers a part-time law degree that allows a student to choose the pace of study, flexibility exists to take up to six years. The most popular format is to study two evenings a week under a programme of study that allows for the degree studied on a part-time basis.

The overall aim of the scheme is to provide a balanced and stimulating academic legal education that leads to an effective yet critical understanding of law and its role in contemporary Britain along with the development of intellectual and other skills to enhance employability.

The LLB (Hons) offers students the opportunity to study as wide a range of optional modules which enable individual students to choose to study areas of law of specific interest to them.

As part of the University of South Wales policy of Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL), it is possible for individuals to have previous relevant qualifications and experience accredited, which can lead to a reduction in the modules studied and the length of time to obtain the degree.

What will I study?

Year One:

  • Criminal Law (20 credits each)
  • Legal Skills (20 credits each)
  • Legal Systems and Sources (20 credits each)
  • Public Law (20 credits each)

Year Two:

  • Contract & Problem Solving (20 credits each)
  • Tort and Transactional Law (20 credits each)
  • Law of the European Union (20 credits each)
  • Law on Trial (20 credits each)

Year Three:

  • The Land Law (20 credits)
  • Learning Through the Workplace (20 credits)
  • Two optional modules (20 credits each) 

Year Four/Five:

  • Advanced Legal Skills and Ethics (20 credits)
  • Contemporary Legal Research Project (20 credits)
  • Equity and the Law of Trusts (20 credits)
  • Three optional modules (20 credits each)

 

Students on the part-time LLB course may also undertake a double dissertation (40 credits) instead of two 20 credit modules in order to complete the required credits of 360. 

Optional modules may include:

  • Company Law
  • Legal Philosophy
  • Medical Law
  • Equality and Discrimination
  • European Human Rights Law
  • Dissertation
  • Commercial and Consumer Law
  • Family Law
  • Media Law
  • Employment Law
  • Law of Intellectual Property
  • Criminal Evidence.

Download the Programme Specification for LLB (Hons) Law. The Programme Specification will give you further information about the course structure, learning outcomes and detailed information about the assessment you can expect during the course.

Entry Requirements

The standard minimum entry requirement is 300 UCAS points or equivalent and/or relevant professional or industrial experience. Equivalent international qualifications are acceptable.

Those without such qualifications are considered on an individual basis and a wide range of prior experience may be taken into account. In each case entry is judged on a reasonable expectation of you being able to successfully complete the programme.

Applicants with no formal qualifications but an aptitude for the relevant field of study and work experience would be considered (subject to a successful interview).

How will I be assessed?

Throughout the course you'll be assessed through a range of mechanisms. These include: essays, presentations, assignments, briefs, coursework and group work. 

Lectures will be interactive in order to encourage your participation in the learning experience. 

The workshops will give you the opportunity to develop practical skills by the use of group work exercises.  These will involve:

  • Making presentations to other groups
  • Carrying out simulations
  • Engaging in role plays
  • Attempting problem solving exercises related to legal case studies and source documentation.

 

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?

Our LLB (Hons) Law part-time programme provides students with a valuable qualification for entry into the legal profession.

The part-time LLB also provides students with an excellent qualification for entry into an array of vocations.

For those wishing to enter the legal profession, whether as a barrister or a solicitor, it contains all the subjects constituting the academic stage of training. It is also designed to act as a worthwhile qualification for those wishing to enter industry, commerce, education or public service, by providing a comprehensive yet critical understanding of the functioning of law and the legal system in Britain today, within the contextual framework.

The programme also allows students to progress onto further study at postgraduate level with study of a Masters Degree or to continue their legal education by undertaking the Legal Practice Course or the Bar Vocational Course.

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