Since 2015, UWTSD has offered a range of law joint honours degrees, coupled with Public Services, Business, Policing and Criminology. The School is an accredited centre for the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) and students on the law joint honours degrees are have gained exemptions from the CILEx Level 3 and Level 6 Law and Practice.
In 2018, the Solicitors Regulations Authority (SRA) announced the plan to dispense with multiple routes into practice and instead to introduce a single entry point with the Solicitors Qualification Exam (SQE). This means that universities no longer have to be accredited to offer a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD), nor do students need to have a QLD or the Legal Practice Course (LPC). Students just need to have been taught the knowledge needed to pass the SQE.
This new course, BA Law and Legal Practice (coupled with its associated intermediate awards of a DipHE and CertHE) proposes to combine the foundations of law, already delivered in the joint honours degrees, with essential and corresponding practice modules, thus making it SQE compliant. This will make it easier for students to enter the SQE and remove the need for the LPC.
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Why choose this course
- The course prepares students to sit the Solicitors Qualification Exam (SQE)
- The course cover areas that are critical 21st Century Legal Practice
- The course is delivered by experienced staff
- The course team have significant links with Local Law firms to provide invaluable opportunities for placements.
What you will learn
The BA (Hons) Law and Legal Practice has been designed to cover the fundamentals of law and the linked areas of legal practice required to enter the legal profession.
This new programme will prepare students to sit the Solicitor’s Qualifying Exams and has been designed around this national framework. It is entirely focused on employment or self-employment within legal practice. This can only enhance the student’s prospects and make them more competitive within the legal profession’s recruitment programmes.
There has already been a high level of engagement with professional organisations for the existing law programmes and this engagement continues throughout the year. Local law firms such as Peter Lynn and Partners, Graham Evans and Partners, JCP and DJM have been consulted and work with the team to create opportunity of placements and internships for the students, with a number of graduates continuing into employment.
- Legal Process
- Criminal Law
- Academic Skills
- Public Law
- Criminal Litigation
- Principles of Professional Legal Practice
- Contract Law
- Business Law and Practice
- European law
- Civil Litigation
- Legal Research
- Property Law
- Equity and Trusts
- Taxation and Solicitors Accounts
- Probate Practice
- Research Project
The course will be assessed by a mixture of written coursework, simulations, workbooks, presentations and exams. Each module is worth 20 credits which would equal two assessments per module with the equivalent of a 2000- 3500-word assignment or an exam per 10 credits, depending on level of study.
Swansea Business Campus
80 UCAS points or equivalent
The course team has developed very close links with a number of professional organisations in both the public sector and legal services fields. This has allowed for close consultation on the development of course content and the availability of unique work experience opportunities.
The course works closely with other Public sector organisations, the combination of both legal and public sector understanding and knowledge would be seen as a benefit to the wider legal Justice professions.
The team has developed close relationships with local law firms and organisations and developing work experience opportunities which would benefit the students if they chose to extend into further legal justice study.
It is possible to complete this programme of study without any additional costs.
Students may wish to purchase textbooks for modules, such as Research Project but this is not a requirement and will have no bearing on the final grade.
There may also be optional field trips which may incur some costs.
- Law and Public Services (BA)
- Law and Criminology (BA)
- Law & Policing (BA)
- Policing and Criminology (BSc)
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