Law LLB (Hons)

This course is validated by: UOSW
Award: LLB (Hons) (FT)
Location: University Centre at Blackburn College
UCAS Code: M100
Code: BS3030A14
Fees: View fees and financial information
Awarded by: University of South Wales
Study Mode: Full Time, Part Time
Duration: Full time: 3 academic years
Part time: 6 academic years
Start Dates: september 2019
Term Dates: View term dates
Overview

This Law LLB (Hons) is the more traditional Law qualification that we offer. The course is a qualifying degree for the purpose of the Law Society and Bar Council. Once you have completed the course you may choose to continue their studies by taking either of the professional courses – Legal Practice Course for intending solicitors, or the Bar Vocational Course for intending barristers. You will study all of the subjects in a traditional Law course as well as being able to specialise in areas of your choosing.

The Law LLB (Hons) is taught at UCBC and franchised from the University of South Wales.  The course is available on both a full time and part time basis. The overall aim of the programme is to provide a balanced and stimulating academic legal education together with an understanding of the essential practical skills such as debating, mooting and presentations which support employability.

 

What will I study?

Students will normally study 120 credits in each year of the degree.  The first year comprises of compulsory subjects. These modules are aimed at providing students with essential skills required for the study law.  The second year will build upon these foundations and students will gain the confidence to engage in analytical and critical thought, which will continue into the final year.

In the third year, students can undertake a dissertation, which allows for detailed study of a legal issue of your own choice. It is also possible to study modules that will allow exemptions from the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX).

Modules

  • Law of Contract
  • Criminal Law
  • Law of Tort
  • Constitutional Law
  • Legal Sources, Skills and Methods
  • Legal Process
  • The Law of Property*
  • European Community Law*
  • Law on Trial*
  • Plus three optional modules
  • Equity and the Law of Trusts*
  • Plus five optional modules

*Students who wish to achieve a qualifying Law degree must successfully complete these modules in addition to those studied in Year One.

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


For those joining this programme in September 2017, you will need to have between 80 and 104 UCAS Tariff points. Most offers we make are at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer.  All applicants must show that they have a good level of spoken or written English, and if English is not your first language you’ll need to demonstrate the ability to study in English. Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have relevant work / life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be invited to interview. 

 If you are an International Student from outside of the EU it is a requirement for you to have a Tier 4 Visa in order to study with us. In order for you to undertake this particular programme of study, you will also need to demonstrate that you have a good level of written and spoken English and will require a UK VI Academic IELTS score of 6.0. Please note: the fees for International Students from outside of the EU, for this particular programme are £9,250 per year. Fees are subject to change in subsequent years.

 

New UCAS Tariff 2017 Entry. UCAS has introduced a new tariff system which aims to provide a fair and more transparent process of allocating tariff points across a wide range of qualifications. This new tariff system will be used for courses starting 2017. Applicants should note that new tariff points for a qualification may be different to the points for the same qualification in the previous system – generally tariff points will be lower on the new tariff.

 

 

How will I be assessed?

Assessment may be by self, peer and tutor assessment, essays, written coursework, group projects, written exercises, in-class work, presentations (including group presentations) and examinations.

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. Recent graduates have been successful in attaining training contracts with local solicitors as well as gaining employment in roles in the NHS and local government.

Career Options

Barrister

  • £
    12,000
    + starting salary
  • 37-40+ hours per week

Barristers give specialist legal advice to solicitors and other professional clients. They also give advice to non-professional clients, including the public. They represent individuals and organisations in court, at tribunals and at public enquiries.

If you’re interested in a career in law and want to specialise, this could be perfect for you.

To be a barrister you must have a degree and complete a training course followed by practical experience.

To become a barrister, you’ll need to be confident about speaking in public. You’ll also need to work well under pressure and be able to handle a lot of information and keep it confidential.?

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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

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Probation Officer

  • £
    28,000
    + starting salary
  • 37 hours per week

If you want a fulfilling job that could help change people's lives for the better, this job could be ideal for you. Probation officers supervise people serving community and prison sentences. They also help with their rehabilitation after release.

To qualify, you would start out as a probation services officer, then train for a degree or postgraduate award in Community Justice and the Level 5 Diploma in Probation Practice.

To be a probation officer, you will need to be able to get on with a wide range of people and have a fair-minded approach. You will also need to stay calm under pressure and be able to handle challenging behaviour.

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.

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