Since 2015, UWTSD has offered a range of law joint honours degrees, coupled with Public Services, Business, Policing and Criminology.
In 2018, the Solicitors Regulations Authority (SRA) announced the plan to dispense with multiple routes into practice instead of introducing 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 need to have been taught the knowledge needed to pass the SQE.
This course 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.
Tuition Fees 2021/22:
Home (Full-time): £9,000 per year
Overseas (Full-time): £13,500 per year
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
Law and Legal Practice (LLB) 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 the opportunity of placements and internships for the students, with a number of graduates continuing into employment.
You will study the foundations of the English Legal System, including practical topics such as dispute resolution, conveyancing and criminal litigation. You will also develop your academic skills together with knowledge and understanding of the legal sector by linking theory with practice.
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 2,000- 3,500-word assignment or an exam per 10 credits, depending on level of study.
Graduate Attributes Framework
This Framework aims to develop your professional skills and competence alongside your academic subject knowledge. You’ll study up to 40 credits per level throughout your programme from the Graduate Attributes Framework.
The Graduate Attribute modules are designed to enable you to develop, and evidence, a range of career-focused skills related to your subject area. These skills include digital competency, research and project management, as well as such personal competencies as communication, creativity, self-reflection, resilience and problem-solving.
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 that 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.
You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Scholarships and Bursaries section.