Law at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS

Course summary

Do you want to be at the centre of law and order, governance, and justice? Take the first steps towards a legal based career with our LLB (Hons) Law degree. Whether it’s holding people to account or protecting the innocent, our course will provide you with a strong foundation of legal knowledge and an understanding of how the law operates. Why study this subject? Studying an LLB (Hons) Law degree at BNU is an exciting opportunity that provides you with a knowledge of the law, develops high-level transferable and applied skillsets in legal practice, advocacy and research. BNU is a student focused and employer led university, with you at the forefront of all that we do. Whether you want to be a legal practitioner, work on regulation and contracts, helping transform governance by designing policies and advocating or making an impact through politics as a champion of social change, we can help enhance your employability. Having a degree that meets the requirements of the Solicitors Regulatory Authority, the academic stage requirements for the new, centralised external Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) and Bar council, will provide the perfect opportunity to kickstart your legal career. As well as the support from our lecturers, our Students’ Union has a Mooting Society. Giving you the perfect opportunity to pursue your passion for law outside of your timetable. It allows you to meet with likeminded students and practise court proceedings and arguing your case. Our law course has been specifically designed with an international and contemporary perspective. It is designed to focus on contemporary issues in law with an innovative teaching approach that underscores employability and professional skills and practice. There are plenty of chances to visit magistrates’ courts to participate in bail applications, visit Parliament and law courts to experience first-hand how they operate on a day-to-day basis. You can also meet guest speakers from across the legal industry, including judges, magistrates and law firms and learn more about how you can apply your knowledge in the workplace. What will I study? You’ll cover diverse subject areas including civil and criminal human relationships and rights, legal practice and Law of Torts, as well as equity and trusts. Studying such varied topics will help you understand how law interacts with society and government. You will also develop key skills, such as understanding complex information, attention to detail and analytical thinking which will ensure you are well placed to enter the employment market. Our Law course embeds professional skills modules in your first and second year. This gives you the opportunity to develop a high level of legal and employability skills. It will help enhance your career opportunities and enable you to stand out from the crowd to future employers. We are focused on providing you with all the building blocks you need to create a solid understanding of the law. Your first year will be integrated with the LLB (Hons) Business Law course. You will be taught a range of modules that cover both courses allowing you to collaborate with fellow students. During your second year, you will study the Law of Torts and property law and begin to develop your independent research skills with the research methods module. You’ll learn to apply, analyse and evaluate the principles and theories and be able to reference and apply them to contemporary situations. You will be able to choose optional modules from family and child law, employment law, and human rights and social justice. In your final year, you’ll focus on preparing yourself for life after BNU. In addition to equity and trusts law, you will undertake an independent dissertation project on an area of law of your choice. This will help you to illustrate how you have developed a depth of understanding through a combination of critical analysis and evaluation.


Year one Core Modules Law of Contract Criminal Law English Legal System European Union Law Public Law Legal Practice and Skills Year two Core Modules Law of Torts Property Law Research Methods Ethics in Legal Practice Optional Modules Family and Child Law Employment Law Human Rights and Social Justice Year three Core Modules Equity and Trusts Dissertation Optional Modules Advocacy and Alternative Dispute Resolution Intellectual Property Law Contemporary Legal Issues International Law Medical Law and Ethics

Assessment method

At Buckinghamshire New University we like to foster an interactive and student-focused teaching style where we blend lectures, seminars, one-to-one workshops, tutorial sessions, independent study and guest speakers to enhance the learning experience. Our lecturers work hard to ensure that you learn the latest industry standard practices and knowledge. To support in the delivery of this we also welcome industry experts and professionals to deliver guest lectures who share their experience of the latest legal rulings and cases. Seminars and workshops have been created to provide you with the chance interact and collaborate with other students and the tutor and begin to engage with the subject matter, identify legal issues and engage in discussion/formulate legal arguments. Throughout your studies you will carry out the following assessment activities: written coursework essays oral group and individual presentations client advice written reports role play advice (applying for jobs, presenting a bail a case, preparing for a legal advice exhibition, mediation and negotiations) written examinations.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15000* Year 1
International £15000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

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Law at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS