This programme recognises the need to provide an academically challenging degree which will give you a sound knowledge of legal concepts together with an understanding of the operation of law in society. This Honours degree consists of six semesters, taken over three years of full-time study.
This course will only run subject to numbers.
Law students also receive bespoke module handbooks for each module of study. These will include the full scheme of work, assessment details, and recommended reading, and seminar / workshop tasks.
A specialist Commercial/Business portfolio might include Contract Law, with options in Commercial Law, Company Law and a dissertation in one of those areas.
A specialist Criminal Law portfolio might include Criminal Law, with Criminology as an option and a dissertation in that area, and a Property Law portfolio might include Contract Law, Land Law and Conveyancing and a dissertation to support one of those areas.
The programme employs a blended learning strategy where attendance in lectures, workshops and seminars is both online and in College. The programme is supported by a comprehensive e-learning portal, Moodle.
This Solicitors Regulation Authority/Bar Council LLB (Hons) degree contains the 7 core law subjects:
- Criminal Law
- Public Law
- Equity and Trusts
- Land Law
- European Law
- English Legal Process
These professionally required core modules are supplemented with a range of electives including:
- Employment Law
- Immigration Law
- Work Placement
- Commercial Law
- Family Law
- Company Law
Entry to this course requires 72 – 96 UCAS Tariff points as well as a minimum of 5 passes in GCSE subjects at Grade C/4-5 or above and A levels, or equivalent, or successful completion of an accredited Access to Higher Education Course.
Non-standard applicants will be required to produce evidence of their ability to study at the Higher Education level. Short courses and relevant work experience may be taken into account. Non-standard applicants may be interviewed and may be required to complete a piece of written work as part of their application.
The programme actively supports claims for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) and Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). Students should consult the admissions tutor if they wish to claim such.
Students who have successfully completed the Foundation Degree in Law and Legal Practice are eligible to join the LLB (Hons) at level 5 (Year 2). Their course of study is two years of Foundation Degree plus two years of Degree.
We also consider individual applicants who can demonstrate relevant learning, work/voluntary experience, using our Recognition of Prior Learning process. Please contact the admission team for further information and support.
The programme employs a plurality of assessment methods including assignments, examinations, dissertation, presentations, assessed moots, assessed negotiations, assessed client interview, ‘soap box’ debates, and portfolio submission.
This plurality of assessment ensures that you will graduate with the skills and abilities required in employment, such as the ability to work under pressure and within short time constraints (examinations), and the ability to address a large audience (presentations). The programme will develop your communication skills e.g. in writing (assignments/portfolios) and communicating verbally (moots/client conference/negotiation). This knowledge and these skills are designed to be transferable to a variety of careers, whether such is within the legal professions or another realm such as commerce, public service or education.
Work Placement and Legal Skills are a component of this programme; you are required to study one or the other in your second year.
The Legal Skills modules are designed to replicate legal practice with students developing a portfolio (case file) on behalf of a client. In representing a client, you will conduct client and witness conferences, perform negotiations and undertake advocacy exercises as well as draft an opinion, write various correspondences and undertake legal research.
In the Work Placement modules, you will undertake the above activities with an external placement provider and under the strict supervision of a mentor, usually a solicitor or trainee solicitor in the firm. You are encouraged to find your own placement by pursuing a traditional application process, but in the event of such being unsuccessful, the Law School does have a number of placement contacts. The majority of placements are with Law Firms but we also have placements with the Citizens Advice Bureau and are exploring opportunities with the College Student Union. The placements are available in Bradford, Dewsbury, Halifax and Manchester. This enables some students to perform their placements near their place of residence. Beacon Recruitment, part of the Bradford College family, and the College Health and Safety team assist academic colleagues in undertaking health and safety checks with placement providers.
The structure of the programme offers a wide range of exciting career opportunities in the legal and business world. These include: working as a Solicitor, Barrister or Legal Executive; working in local and national government; working for the Inland Revenue Service; working in insurance, banking and finance or in a variety of public service roles – including the probation service. You may also use the qualification in property management roles, and we do have a number of young entrepreneurs who use the transferable skills and knowledge acquired on the course to set up in business themselves.
Full-time: £8,750 per year.
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