Study Law at Roehampton - ranked Number 1 in the UK for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2022) The best preparation for the legal profession is to think like a lawyer from day one. Our practice-based learning approach focuses on understanding the law in the context of everyday life and legal practice, and applying your learning using a number of approaches, including problem-based learning. And joining this degree also gives you the option of a one-year paid work placement. Roehampton's Law degree has been designed by experienced academics and practitioners, with input from our internationally-renowned Crucible Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice. It is designed specifically to focus on your career development. Throughout your degree, you will work with practitioners from the legal sector. You will gain the practical experience of putting law into action through our pro bono activities with the Citizens Advice Bureau and have the opportunity to obtain work placements. You will develop an understanding of the different areas of law making and legal practice by visiting the historic courts of central London. This year students have observed cases in the Supreme Court, visited other courts and tribunals as part of the Law in Practice module and are visiting the Houses of Parliament. You will be encouraged to engage from the start of the course with legal issues and reflect on what you learn as an integral part of your academic experience. A high proportion of your time will be spent working face to face with tutors, developing your understanding of legal issues and particularly the core skills and competencies that legal practitioners are expected to have. Our dedicated Law Careers Advisor has established links with graduate recruiters and can give you the ideas and tips to help you gain a good graduate job. She will support you to map out your aptitudes and create a career plan. We also provide personalised sessions in CV and application writing, presentations, mock-interviews, and commercial-awareness training, as well as also having opportunities to develop your networking skills. This course offers all students the option of a one-year paid work placement, to boost your employability even further. If you choose this route, you will take the placement following year two of your course, and then return to complete your degree. A placement year is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable work experience, to build on the career skills we will teach you on this degree. The connections you make on the placement will improve your career prospects further, and equip you with the skills you need to secure graduate-level employment. Key features
- Law at Roehampton has the highest student satisfaction in the UK (National Student Survey)
- Provides the option of a one-year paid work placement
- The degree is taught so it can fit around your work, family or other commitments
In your first year, you will gain an understanding of the key functions of the English legal system, explore the moral dimension of the practice of law, grasp criminal law and human rights, and learn how to present reasoned and logical arguments. You will also study Law in Practice 1: Legal Communication - an interactive module designed to build your skills and confidence in legal communication, to understand how to apply law in practice and the wider society. In your second year, Law in Practice 2: Commercial Awareness will introduce you the commercial world and the role of lawyers within it, including the concept of law as a business (how law firms make money) and the role of financial markets. You will build upon your legal skills by studying different types of contract law and will develop an understanding of the law of tort and your ability to apply the law to solve legal problems. You will also learn about the law of business enterprises, explore the legal theories, rules and commercial drivers that influence the practice of law concerning limited companies, partnerships and other business models; other modules taken are EU Law and land law. In your final year, you will be able to choose from options, including employment law, corporate finance and acquisitions, family law, international human rights, and medical and tax law plus you may have an opportunity to gain practical experience of legal practice in a placement or with the Citizen's Advice Bureau.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Please see https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/applying/undergraduate-entry-requirements/
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with a minimum of 5.5 in each band|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||with the following minimum scores: Reading: 18 Writing: 17 Listening: 17 Speaking: 20|
|PTE Academic||51||with no less than 51 in any band|
|Cambridge English Advanced||C||grade C in tests prior to 2015 with no less than 'weak' in any band|
We may accept other high school English qualifications if you are applying for an undergraduate degree. Please contact us at [email protected] to clarify.
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The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|