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

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).


  • 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.

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