LLB (Hons) Law including Foundation Year (4 Year)

Start Dates: October
Duration: Three years full-time
Average Contact Hours: 12 per week
Awarding Body: University of Northampton
UCAS Code: M100
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The Course

Whether you want to work within the legal profession or you just have a real interest for the subject, studying law with us will challenge the way you think while opening the door to incredible career opportunities.

The LLB Law (three year) degree covers the key aspects of legal theory and practice theory. You will study all areas of English Law and how this is influenced by and impacts ethical, social, political, environmental and economic values. The skills and knowledge you’ll gain will be transferable to everyday life, enabling you to experience and see the world from different viewpoints.

Teaching and Learning

Throughout your studies you’ll be taught via three methods: lectures, workshops and seminars. The exact format will depend on the modules studied, but you can expect a variety of all three.

Assessments come in a mix of formats, also depending on your chosen options. These include essays, portfolios, exams, reports, group presentation and case studies.

Assessments play a big part in your degree – they are key indicators in measuring your own success, as well as showing your progress to your tutors. If your grades are not as expected, we’ll offer the correct support to ensure improvement.

We constantly monitor assessment results and feedback to make sure our teaching is effective. We adapt our teaching and learning methods to suit our students, offering you a high quality and stimulating educational experience.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Five GCSEs at Grade C/4 (or equivalent), including English Language. EU and International equivalent qualifications may also be accepted.

If you do not meet these entry requirements, you can take our assessments and attend an interview.  If you pass, you can be admitted to the course. We do not charge a fee for this.

For international applicants, if your first language is not English, you will require Academic IELTS at 5.5 (minimum 5.0 in each category).

You must have completed Year 11 (Key Stage 4) at least 2 years before you start the course.  This would normally mean that you will be 18 years old or above when you start.

FEES

UK/EU: £6,150 per year
Total course fee: £18,460
EEA and Swiss nationals*: £12,000 per year
Total course fee: £36,000
International: £12,000 per year
Total course fee: £36,000

We are currently unable to issue student visas to new international students.

All the above fees are correct as of October 2018 and may be subject to change in the future.

*Scholarships may be available. Email hello@bil.ac.uk for more information.

Find more information about our International students at Bloomsbury Institute here.

Level/Year Semester 1 Semester 2
Level 0 – Foundation Professional Skills (30 credits) Contemporary Themes (30 credits) Study and Research Skills (30 credits) Introduction to Law (30 credits)
Level 4 – Year 1 Legal Method and Systems (30 credits) Contract Law (30 credits) Option (30 credits) Criminal Law (30 credits)
Level 5 – Year 2 Public Law (30 credits) Law of Tort (30 credits) Option (30 credits) Option (30 credits)
Level 6 – Year 3 Option (30 credits) Equity and Trusts (30 credits) Option (30 credits) Dissertation (30 credits)

Option modules
Students will complete one of the following option modules in their first year:

Perspectives on Law
Professional Legal Skills

Students will complete two of the following Year 2 option modules:

European Union Law **
Principles of Land Law ***
Punishment and the Penal System
Independent Learning Module****

Students will complete two of the following Level 6 option modules:

Civil Litigation and Client Care (subject to demand)
Criminal Litigation (subject to demand)
Aspects of International Law (subject to demand)
Company and Partnership Law and Practice
Employment Law and Practice (subject to demand)
Family Law and Practice
Legal Internship (see below)
Law of the European Union **
Land Law ***
Independent Learning Module****

** Students are only allowed to take one of the following two option modules: (i) Level 5 European Union Law; or (ii) Level 6 Law of the European Union.

*** Students are only allowed to take one of the following two option modules: (i) Level 5 Principles of Land Law; or (ii) Level 6 Land Law.

**** Students are only allowed to take one Independent Learning Module during their programme.

Qualifying Law Degree
Students will have to complete the following modules to graduate with a Qualifying Law Degree. This will enable you to enter the legal profession as a barrister or solicitor of England and Wales, as you will satisfy the academic stage of training.

Module Code Level Module
LSBM110 4 Legal Method and Systems
LSBM108 4 Contract Law
LSBM109 4 Criminal Law
LSBM212 5 Law of Tort
LSBM214 5 Public Law
LSBM319 6 Equity and Trusts
LSBM213 5 Principles of Land Law or Land Law
LSBM321 6
LSBM211 5 European Union Law or Law of the European Union
LSBM322 6

Independent Learning Module (ILM)
During the first and second year, you can choose to take an Independent Learning Module. If you’re interested in a subject outside of your chosen modules, this is a perfect opportunity to pursue this. You will agree on the topic area with your supervisor who will support and help you throughout this module.

Legal internship
Experience within the legal profession is available through our internship programme. If you have taken the Level 4 module Professional Legal Skills, you can choose to undertake an internship in Year 3. More information about this will be available during the second semester of Year 2.

Work Experience
Students will gain valuable industry experience through completing 200 hours of work experience. You can choose to do this full-time during the summer break at the end of your first year, or part time throughout your final year.

Dissertation
Students complete a 30-credit Level 6 dissertation. Teaching for this is provided Year 3, Semester 1. Students will submit a research proposal in teaching week 8 of Semester 1. The due date for the dissertation will be teaching week 12 of Semester 2.

Featured Modules

Public Law is a compulsory module at Level 5 that covers UK constitutional and administrative law. It explores the nature, functions and fundamental principles of the UK’s constitution, and the impact of EU Law and the European Convention on Human Rights (and Human Rights Act 1998) on the UK’s constitution. This is followed by analysis of how the Human Rights Act 1998 has been applied by UK courts. The module concludes with a detailed study of how judicial review can be used to challenge the decision-making duties and powers of public bodies.

Company and Partnership Law and Practice is an optional Level 6 module that requires a systematic understanding of the following key aspects of the legal system:

Financial and fiscal implications in choice of business medium
Formation, management and termination of a partnership
Formation of a limited company and implications of incorporation
Convening and conducting of shareholder meetings
Role and responsibilities of directors and other company officers
Amending a company’s constitution
Issuing share capital and company borrowing
Company administration and disclosure requirements
Corporate insolvency

This module examines these key aspects of company and partnership law, to enable students to critically discuss the issues and provide practical advice and assistance within the context of a specific legal situation.

Accreditations and Employability

All our courses are Qualifying Law Degrees (QLD), meaning those who wish to qualify as a Solicitor or Barrister of England and Wales can skip the academic stage of training.

You can go on to unlock a traditional legal career as a solicitor, barrister, chartered legal executive or paralegal. But many of our students follow exciting careers outside of law. You can look forward to working in areas such as education, journalism and public relations.

Once graduated, you will be eligible for CILEx Graduate Member status if you have taken our CILEx-approved modules in your final year. This saves you a year of further study and opens up additional career opportunities such as a trainee CILEx lawyer or paralegal.