Law LLB (Hons) Accelerated Route

This course is validated by: UOSW
Location: University Centre at Blackburn College
UCAS Code: M101
Code: BS3310A14
Fees: View fees and financial information
Awarded by: University of South Wales
Study Mode: Full Time, Part Time
Duration: Full time: 2 academic years
Part time: 3 academic years
Start Dates: september 2019
september 2019
Term Dates: View term dates
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 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 could include:

  • Law of Contract
  • Law of Tort
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Legal Skills, Sources & Methods 
  • The Legal Process

Level 5 Modules could include:

  • Law On Trial
  • Land Law
  • European Union Law
  • Consumer Law*
  • Corporate Law and Governance*
  • Commercial Law*
  • Employment Law*
  • European Human Rights Law*
  • Intellectual Property Rights*
  • Internet Law*
  • Criminology*
  • Legal History*
  • Legal Philosophy*
  • Family Law*

Level 6 Modules could include:

  • Equity and the Law of Trusts
  • Dissertation
  • Civil Procedure*
  • Consumer Law*
  • Corporate Law and Governance*
  • Commercial Law*
  • Employment Law*
  • Environmental Law and Justice*
  • Testate and Intestate Succession*
  • Immigration Law*
  • Intellectual Property Rights*
  • Internet Law*
  • Law of Criminal Evidence*
  • Criminology*
  • Legal Philosophy*
  • Media Law*
  • Medical Law*
  • Social Welfare Law and Policy*
  • Family Law*
  • Legal History*
  • European Human Rights Law*

Optional Modules

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.

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

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.

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, 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.  This formal assessment will count towards your module mark and feedback is usually given within 3 weeks following the submission of your formal submission of 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.

Timetables

We endeavour to make timetables available one month before you start your course.  Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week.  Part-time classes are normally scheduled on one or two days per week. 

Overall Workload

You overall workload consists of class contact hours, around 15 hours of independent learning and assessment activity and any field trips which may take place.

Academic Support

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 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.

Career Options

Solicitor

  • £
    16,650
    + starting salary
  • 37 hours per week

If you are interested in the law and want a career in legal work, this job could be ideal for you. As a solicitor it would be your job to advise clients about the law, and act on their behalf in legal matters. Your clients could be individuals, groups of people or companies.

There are different ways to become a solicitor and all involve academic and vocational training over several years.

To be a solicitor you will need strong spoken and written communication skills. You will need to be able to analyse large amounts of information. You will also need confidence and the ability to work under pressure

 

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Court Legal Adviser

  • £
    20,500
    + starting salary
  • 30-40 hours per week

Court legal advisers (sometimes known as court clerks) in England and Wales are able to represent the Justices’ Clerk, and advise magistrates and District Judges. If you are a trained solicitor or barrister, and you can explain complex laws and procedures to non-experts, this could be the ideal job for you.

In this job you would need good organisational and research skills. You would need to be objective and non-judgemental. You would also need detailed knowledge of the law.

To get into this job you must have completed the academic stage of training to become a solicitor or barrister. You will need to pass a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Crown Prosecutor

  • £
    27,722
    + starting salary
  • 37 hours per week

Crown prosecutors make sure decisions to bring people to court are fair and likely to succeed. They do this by examining criminal cases investigated by the police.

If you've got good presentation skills and you can make balanced decisions, this career could suit you.

In this job you would need to set out your arguments clearly. You would also need to explain complex matters in a way that everyone can understand.

You can apply directly for a crown prosecutor post in the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) if you are a qualified solicitor or barrister. You must have completed your Legal Practice Course (LPC) or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) and a two-year training contract or a 12-month pupillage.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Legal Executive

  • £
    15,000
    + starting salary
  • 30-40 hours per week

Legal executives specialise in one area of law. They have trained to the same level as solicitors in that area and do much of the same work.

This job will suit you if you have good spoken and written communication skills, as you'll need to explain complex legal matters clearly to people. You’ll need patience and discretion. You also need to be able to work under pressure.

To become qualified in this area you will have to follow one of the training routes offered by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. You will also need to have practical experience in a legal environment.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Trading Standards Officer

  • £
    19,000
    + starting salary
  • 37 hours per week

As a trading standards officer (TSO), it would be your job to protect consumers and businesses by promoting a safe and fair trading environment. You would advise on and enforce the laws on buying, selling, renting and hiring of goods and services.

If you can understand technical information and you have good people skills, this job could be for you.

In this job you would need to communicate well and be assertive, tactful and resilient. You would also need to have good judgement.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Licensed Conveyancer

  • £
    16,000
    + starting salary
  • 36-40 hours per week

Conveyancers use the legal process to transfer a house or flat, commercial property or piece of land, from one owner to another. They are specialist property lawyers who deal with the paperwork and finances involved in buying and selling property in England and Wales.

If you like working with people and are good at finding the right information whilst paying attention to detail, this job could be perfect for you.

To become a licensed conveyancer you must pass the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) exams.

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Coroner

  • £
    83,000
    + starting salary
  • Variable hours per week

Coroners are independent judicial officers who inquire into all reported deaths from unnatural or unknown causes, or those that have happened suddenly or in prison or police custody.

If you are good at exploring information and interested in finding out why things happen, this job could suit you.

To be a coroner you need excellent communication skills. You would have to explain difficult information in a clear and understandable way.

To become a coroner you must be a qualified barrister or solicitor, or a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), with at least five years' experience after qualifying. Most coroners start out as a deputy or assistant deputy coroner.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire