Our Law and Legal Practice LLB degree aims to help develop your knowledge and understanding of the English Legal System, key areas within these systems, specifically the Foundations of Legal Knowledge, while providing you with a general foundation for legal practice.
You will gain a systematic understanding of key aspects of law and legal practice, including coherent and detailed knowledge, some at, or informed by, the forefront of the discipline. This includes:
Public and private laws within an institutional, social, national and global context;
Context of substantive areas of law and justice;
The SRA Principles of Regulation and Code of Conduct and its ethical requirements;
Doctrinal and policy issues;
Equity and trusts;
Business law; and,
You will learn to source, evaluate and comment upon research, or equivalent scholarship, in law and legal practice, with an appreciation of the uncertainty, ambiguity and limits of knowledge, and show conceptual and critical thinking, analysis, synthesis and evaluation of assumptions, abstract concepts and data.
Tuition Fees 2023/24:
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.
Year One – Level 4 (CertHE, DipHE & LLB)
Criminal Law (20 credits; compulsory)
Criminal Litigation (20 credits; compulsory)
Legal Process (20 credits; compulsory)
Principles of Professional Legal Practice (20 credits; compulsory)
Public Law (20 credits; compulsory)
Study Skills (20 credits; compulsory).
Year Two – Level 5 (DipHE & LLB)
Business Law and Practice (20 credits; compulsory)
Civil Litigation (20 credits; compulsory)
Contract Law (20 credits; compulsory)
Family Law and Practice (20 credits; compulsory)
Legal Research (20 credits; compulsory)
Tort Law (20 credits; compulsory).
Year Three – Level 6 (LLB)
Conveyancing (20 credits; compulsory)
Equity and Trusts (20 credits; compulsory)
Law of Succession and Administration of Estates (20 credits; compulsory)
Probate Practice (20 credits; compulsory)
Property Law (20 credits; compulsory)
Research Project (20 credits; compulsory)
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 to 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.