City, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Law

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Course summary

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This course is ideally suited to anyone looking to pursue a legal career - from becoming a barrister or solicitor to working as legal counsel in large organisations. The skills acquired during the course of your study will also open doors to a variety of other, non-law specific careers including in the public sector, commerce and finance, international organisations, charities, health care, human rights, transport, education, publishing, journalism, and politics. Our Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree gives you a foundation in the essential skills and knowledge needed to be successful in law and related fields. It gives you a range of transferable skills which will help if you want to pursue a career path both within and outside law. You will leave confident in your abilities and equipped with the skills demanded by employers. You will be trained to deal with challenging situations in the law or law related workplace and demonstrate a high degree of professionalism in your work environment. The knowledge and intellectual competencies you gain will enable you to develop as a mature, professional individual. Our degree is also highly internationalised in its content, delivery and assessment strategies. We aim to produce highly qualified individuals with a global perspective on the law.

Course details

Modules

In addition to the LLB Law degree we provide the opportunity for you to graduate with a degree in a specialised area of Law. All students that enter our LLB Law route can apply to specialise in one of the 4 pathways below, or continue with their general LLB Law degree. You can make this choice at the end of your 2nd year. If you enter a specialised pathway you will need to study at least 4 15-credit modules related to this pathway in your final year. The additional pathways and respective degree titles are: LLB Law with Commercial Law LLB Law with International Law LLB Law with Human Rights LLB Law with Professional Practice In year one you will study some of the core legal subjects common to all undergraduate law degrees: Legal Systems and Skills Foundations of Public Law Foundations of Contract Law Foundations of Criminal Law Foundations of Tort Law Contract Law and Practice Government, Accountability and Administrative Law Applied Legal Writing and Research. In year two you will study the remaining core legal subjects common to all undergraduate law degrees: Foundations of EU Law Foundations of Land Law Foundations of Trusts Law In addition, you will choose five modules from a wide range of elective subjects that allow you to study in a specialised field and gain important professional skills for your future career. The range of elective subjects offered, which is subject to availability and demand, includes: Business Organisation and Private Company Law Commercial Awareness and Risk Contemporary Issues in EU Constitution Family Law Foundations of Public International Law Further Issues in Criminal Law Further Issues in Tort Law Immigration Law Intellectual Property Law Islamic Law Law relating to Domestic Banking Law, Rights and Context Legal Career Exploration, Development and Management Media Law Mediation Regulation of Leisure Industries Small Venture and Social Enterprise Law The UK and The European Union. In your final year, you will choose eight modules from a wide range of elective subjects (all at 15-credits each) that allow you to study in a specialised field and gain important professional skills for your future career. The range of elective subjects offered, which is subject to availability and demand, includes several electives rarely offered at undergraduate level: Advanced Issues in International Law Aviation Law Canadian Constitutional Law – Foundational Principles Canadian Corporate Law Child Law Commercial Property Law Competition Law Constitutional Law of the USA – Foundational Principles Constitutional Law of the USA – Modern Controversies Criminal Justice Discrimination Law Employment Law EU Law and the Global Legal Order Forensic Science and the Legal Process Foundations of Commercial Law Free Movement of Goods, Persons and Services in the Internal Market Further Issues in Commercial Law Further Issues in Equity Further Issues in Land law Gender, Sexuality and Law Government, Law and Democracy Human Rights Law in the UK International Banking Law International Commercial Arbitration International Criminal Law International Economic Law International Human Rights Law Introduction to the Solicitor’s Professional Qualification Introduction to Transnational Law Jurisprudence Justice, Law and History Law and Film Law of Evidence - The Evidential Implications of Criminal Investigation Law of Evidence: Safeguarding Reliability and Protecting Witnesses Law of the European Convention of Human Rights Law relating to Public Companies Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Legal Skills Maritime Law Medical Law and Bioethics Pro Bono Training (academic) Pro Bono Training (practice) Sports Law The Canadian Charter of Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. There is also an opportunity to write a 30-credit Dissertation if you meet certain specified pre-conditions. For more, information please refer to our Programme Specification.

Assessment method

Law students are assessed by a variety of methods. Those include written coursework, mooting, portfolios, multiple choice questions tests, oral and written examinations, as well as project work and activities undertaken as part of a team. Formative assessment and mock examinations and feedback are given throughout the academic year to help you prepare for your assessments. The School recognises the importance of prompt and helpful feedback to its students. Academic staff highlight the learning outcomes at the start of each module, ensure that core skills are developed and refined as part of the course and provide students with effective feedback on individual and group assignments.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Bar Standards Board
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
M100
Institution code:
C60
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


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Fees and funding

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