Bath Spa University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Law (Professional Placement Year)

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Course summary

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Our Law degree develops your practical and vocational skills alongside your knowledge of legal theory.

  • Put your legal knowledge into practice while you develop career-enhancing skills.
  • Designed to prepare you for a wide range of careers, both within and beyond the legal sector.
  • Meets the requirements of Bar Standards Board and prepares you for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam.
Designed to help you attain many of the skills required to complete the practice elements of the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE), Law at Bath Spa develops your legal knowledge, research and professional skills. This innovative Law degree is informed by the new regulatory framework for the training of solicitors and barristers, and meets the requirements of the Bar Standards Board. Gain a broad understanding of legal systems and criminal law. You'll expand your knowledge to topics such as international law, media and entertainment law, and cybercrime. In your final year, you’ll hone your practice skills in our law clinic, or undertake a law research project. Learn how to be a lawyer in practice and understand the business of law, so that you can hit the ground running when you graduate. We recognise that many Law students don’t pursue a career in law and have built career planning into each strand of the course, with a focus on the growing number of roles that require related skill sets. These include roles in governance, risk management, advocacy, public policy, HR and finance. More about the Professional Placement Year A Professional Placement Year (PPY), traditionally known as a sandwich year, is where a student undertakes a period of work with an external organisation for between 9-13 months. The placement occurs between the students' second and third years of undergraduate study. Students can engage in up to 3 placements to make up the total time and are required to source the placement(s) themselves with support from the Careers & Employability Team.

Course details

Modules

Year one - Gain a broad understanding of English Legal Systems, the British Constitution, and Criminal Law. Contextualise your learning and develop your professional identity and employability skills. Develop skills of case analysis, and understand legal research methods. Year two - Focus on extending your legal understanding to include subjects such as Contract Law, EU and International Law, and Settlements. Develop skills of negotiation, advocacy and drafting. Continue to contextualise your learning and extend your employability skills. Select from a range of law, business, criminology and sociology options such as Employment Law, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Policing. You will also be supported and encouraged to take a Work Placement. Year three - Professional Placement Year. Year 4 - Hone your practice skills in our Law Clinic, or undertake a Law Project. Explore Property Law and Litigation whilst developing skills of drafting and mooting. Select from an interdisciplinary range of options, such as Entertainment, Media and Intellectual Property Law, Leadership, Exploring Violence, and Cybercrime.

Assessment method

The course will include a range of practice based assessments such as drafting, negotiating and mooting. It will also include a limited number of exams to prepare you for the SQE.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeLLB2
Institution code B20
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level BBC - CCC A-level – grades BBC-CCC expected. Applicants will need to hold GCSE English Language grade C/4 and demonstrate a strong interest in Law in their personal statement.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM BTEC – Extended Diploma grades Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM) accepted. Applicants will need to hold GCSE English Language grade C/4 (or equivalent) and demonstrate a strong interest in Law in their personal statement.
Access to HE Diploma M: 30 credits Access to HE courses – typical offers for applicants with Access to HE will be the Access to HE Diploma or Access to HE Certificate (60 credits, 45 of which must be Level 3, including 30 at merit or higher). Applicants will need to hold GCSE English Language grade C/4 (or equivalent) and demonstrate a strong interest in Law in your personal statement.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 27 points International Baccalaureate – a minimum of 27 points are required. Applicants will be to achieve either English Grade 5 (Standard) or Grade 4 (Higher).

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5English Language Requirements for International and EU Applicants IELTS 6.5 with a minimum score of IELTS 6.0 in each element.

English Language Requirements for International and EU Applicants IELTS 6.5 with a minimum score of IELTS 6.0 in each element.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £13300* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Our undergraduate fees for 2020/21 entry are not yet available. See current undergraduate tuition fees for UK and EU students and international students for reference. For some courses, material fees and additional costs for trips may apply.
Law (Professional Placement Year) at Bath Spa University - UCAS