|Location:||University Centre at Blackburn College|
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|Awarded by:||University of South Wales|
|Study Mode:||Full Time, Part Time|
Full time: 2 academic years
Part time: 3 academic years
|Start Dates:||september 2020
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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 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.
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 and you will study a total of 240 credits over the three Levels in two years.
It is also possible to study modules that will allow exemptions from the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX).
Level 4 Modules:
- Law of Contract
- Law of Tort
- Constitutional and Administrative Law
- Criminal Law
- Legal Skills, Sources & Methods
- The Legal Process
Level 5 Modules:
- Legal Systems and Sources
- Tort and Transactional Learning
- Contract and Problem Solving
- Public Law
- Criminal Law
- Legal Skills
Level 6 Modules:
- Equity and the Law of Trusts – Specified
- Law on Trial – Specified
- Land Law – Specified
- Law of the European Union – Specified
Optional modules could include:
- Consumer Law
- Corporate Law and Governance
- Commercial Law
- Employment Law
- Environmental Law and Justice
- Testate and Intestate Succession
- Immigration Law
- Intellectual Property Rights
- Cyber Law
- Law of Criminal Evidence
- Legal Philosophy
- Media Law
- Medical Law
- Family Law
- Legal History
- European Human Rights Law
If we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, this may not be offered. If an optional module will not be run, we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.
- 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 or obtained a Certificate of Higher Education at a higher education institution.
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?
Throughout the course a full range of assessment techniques will be used. You could be assessed by examinations, including open-book examinations, practical assessments, assignments, briefs, essays, presentations (including group presentations), reports and portfolio building.
Each module is formally assessed through, for example, examinations, open book examinations, essays, assignments or briefs, group presentations, presentations, portfolio building and a dissertation. This formal assessment will count towards your module mark and feedback is usually given within 4 weeks following the formal submission of your work.
Additionally, some lecturers will provide informal 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.
Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor.
- Teaching and Learning
You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team could include senior academics, professional practitioners with industry experience, demonstrators and technical officers. You can learn more about our staff by visiting our staff profiles.
On this course, students generally spend up to 4 days a week in College if studying the course full-time. As all course timetables are subject to change you should not make definite plans based on this information; this information is intended as a guide only. Please remember that you will be expected to carry out work in your own time in addition to the time you spend in College.
You overall workload consists of class contact hours, around 20 hours of independent learning and assessment activity and any field trips which may take place.
Students will be responsible for paying their own costs for any optional trips or visits offered during their studies
We have a dedicated Student Engagement Team who will be able to provide support in the following areas;
- Study Skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills)
- Written English
- Academic Writing (including referencing)
- Research Skills
- What can I do next?
Our LLB (Hons) Law programme provides students with a valuable qualification for entry into the legal profession it also provides students with an excellent qualification for entry into an array of other vocations.
For those wishing to enter the legal profession, whether as a barrister or a solicitor, it contains all the subjects constituting the current 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.
- Supplementary Information
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.