This four-year course is perfect for those returning to education who may not have the correct qualifications. If you’ve only studied up to GCSE Level but have always dreamed of working in law, there’s nothing stopping you. We pride ourselves on accepting applicants who have previously ruled out a degree based on their past grades.
In your first year you’ll complete four foundation year modules designed to prepare you for the next three years, covering study skills and an introduction to law.
After this, you will learn 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.
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.
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.
UK/EU: £9,000 per year
Total course fee: £36,000
EEA and Swiss nationals*: £12,000 per year
Total course fee: £48,000
International: £12,000 per year
Total course fee: £48,000
International students who require a Tier 4 visa will not be permitted to work during their studies.
All the above fees are correct as of October 2018 and may be subject to change in the future.
*Scholarships are available
|Level/Year||Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Level 0 – Foundation||Study and Research 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)||Criminal Law (30 credits)||Professional Legal Skills (30 credits)|
|Level 5 – Year 2||Public Law (30 credits)||Law of Tort (30 credits)||European Union Law (30 credits)||Principles of Land Law (30 credits)|
|Level 6 – Year 3||Equity and Trusts (30 credits)||Option (30 credits)||Dissertation (30 credits)||Option (30 credits)|
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)
Employment Law and Practice (subject to demand)
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.
|LSBM212||5||Law of Tort|
|LSBM319||6||Equity and Trusts|
|LSBM213||5||Principles of Land Law|
|LSBM211||5||European Union Law|
During your final year, we run an optional Legal Internship module. This is the perfect opportunity to develop an understanding of real life, legal practice in the workplace, as well as the skills and experience needed to undertake legal work in today’s leading organisations.
Criminal Litigation develops a student’s understanding of the following key aspects: the criminal court structure; the investigative powers of the police; the availability of public funding to provide defendants with advice and representation; bail; the stages of criminal proceedings; sentencing and ancillary orders; legal professional ethics and the special rules which apply to juveniles.
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.