Why this course? • Learn from dedicated tutors with extensive knowledge and experience of the practice and teaching of law • Gain real-world experience through our Law Clinic, and in partnership with Citizens Advice • Silver in the 2023 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for delivering high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students • Teaching designed for you: the contact time you need to succeed, with timetables designed to recognise your wider commitments. • £500 per year scholarship for all UK students (home fee status) enrolling in September 2024 (worth up to £2000 over the course of the degree) About this course You will have the opportunity to act like a lawyer from the start, gaining the key legal skills required in our ‘law in practice’ environment. From the start, you will be encouraged to engage with legal issues and reflect on what you learn as an integral part of your experience. A high proportion of your time will be spent working face to face with tutors and developing your understanding of legal issues, particularly the core skills and competencies legal practitioners are expected to have. Modules currently available include Legal Systems, Ethics and Skills, which covers the structure and function of the English legal system; Public Law and Human Rights, which explores civil liberties and human rights; and our Law in Practice modules in year one, focusing on legal communication, and in year two, on business and commercial awareness. This course is offered as a degree with foundation year – a four-year programme which provides an additional foundation year at the beginning of the degree, that will give you academic and practical experience, as well as the skills you need to ensure you are equipped to successfully complete your chosen degree. Skills The best preparation for the legal profession is to think like a lawyer from day one. Our practice-based approach means you’ll learn to understand the law in the context of everyday life and legal practice, and apply your learning in a number of ways. This 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. Career opportunities This course will prepare you well for a range of legal careers including working as a practising solicitor, barrister or paralegal, working in academic law, or working in any career that demands critical reasoning skills. Our dedicated Law Careers Advisor has established links with graduate recruiters and can give you ideas and tips to help you gain a good graduate job. Together, you will map out your aptitudes and create a career plan. Teaching designed around you At Roehampton, we want to provide you with the flexibility you need while you study, and the contact time to help you succeed. We schedule our teaching across no more than three days each week. Plus, we'll confirm which days these are well in advance of the start of term, so you can plan ahead. So, if you want to have more focused personal study time, a part-time job, need to balance family commitments, or want to reduce the time you spend commuting, we’re the ideal choice for you. Student support available 24/7 At Roehampton, student support is available 7 days a week. Our committed academic staff will support, help and guide you throughout your studies and help you prepare for your future career. We also offer study, wellbeing and careers support on-campus and online, so you can get the help you need when you want it. We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.
Examples include: • Law Reform • Law of Business Enterprises • Clinical Legal Skills
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
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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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||59||with no less than 59 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.
English Language requirements
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
**To help assist with the cost of living, all UK students with home fee status enrolling in September 2024 will receive a £500 per year cash scholarship (worth up to £2000 over the course of the degree).** We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London.