University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Law

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Course summary

Take on a new career and succeed in the courtroom with our Bachelor of Laws LLB (Hons) Degree. Prepare to enter the fast-paced legal world with extensive training and support. The perfect qualification to begin your journey in law, this degree introduces you to core legal principles whilst strengthening your academic skills. This course is for anyone who wishes to gain an understanding of legal education in the United Kingdom. It combines both compulsory and optional modules, allowing you to choose your route and specialist area of study whilst gaining a qualifying law degree. Regardless of the route you take, you will be assessed on the skills, attributes and competencies relevant to your chosen field of study. Route A: Practical Legal Studies Enhance your employability by developing practical skills required for the practice of law. This route provides you with a step up to various training programmes and qualifications, including the Solicitors Qualifying examination, the Legal Practice course, the CILEX Professional qualification and the Bar Practice Training course. Route B: Law and Criminal Studies This route of study is designed for those wanting an alternative career outside of the traditional legal qualification routes, including civil service, policing and the probation service. You will further your knowledge and understanding of victimology; working with vulnerable people; policing and social control; the psychology of crime; and working with offending behaviour.

Course details

Modules

Modules may include: Year 1 (Level 4) Legal Research and Ethics (20 credits) Develop your understanding of legal research theory and philosophy of law, whilst exploring legal research and learning how to use various research tools. English Legal Systems (20 credits) Delve into the legal system whilst exploring your own personal practice. Criminal Law (20 credits) Study key defences relating to murder, manslaughter and theft offences, whilst exploring the theories of criminal law and its place in modern society. Public Law and Human Rights (20 credits) Develop your knowledge on the nature, structure and operation of the British constitution, whilst considering the relationship between legislation, executive and the judiciary. European Union Law (20 credits) Gain an understanding of European Union (EU) law and the different institutes, people, concepts and rules that form EU law. Tort Law (20 credits) Learn about the law of torts, how it protects reputation and personal integrity and what is meant by defamation and trespass to the person. Year 2 (Level 5) In semester 1, you will choose your optional module route. Compulsory modules: Contract Law (20 credits) Develop your understanding of legal contract requirements and recognise the different sections needed for a variety of contracts. Equity and Trusts (20 credits) Understand the importance of trusts and explore the principles of equity and trusts. Land Law (20 credits) Gain introduction to land law, real property law and the law relating to easements and covenants. Practical Legal Studies route: Business Law and Practice (20 credits) This unit allows you to gain an insight into the principles of business law and practice. Wills and Probate (20 credits) Understand, analyse and synthesise the principles of wills and probate. Property in Practice (20 credits) Explore the principles of property in practice, whilst building on content learnt in the Land Law module. Law and Criminal Studies route: Youth Crime and Justice (20 credits) Discover the key theories relating to youth crime and justice, alongside patterns of youth offending and the reasons behind it. Psychology and Crime (20 credits) Deepen your understanding of criminal behaviour and psychological theories by analysing a range of serious crimes. Criminal Justice (20 credits) Explore the criminal justice system, the theories that underpin it and the contemporary debates surrounding it. Year 3 (Level 6) Compulsory modules: Dissertation (40 credits) You will undertake an in-depth research investigation into an ethically appropriate topic relating to the legal sector. Criminal Litigation (20 credits) You will gain an understanding of the principles and processes of criminal litigation. Practical Legal Studies route: Client Care (20 credits) Develop and enhance your practical skills and employability, whilst learning about the principles and processes of client care. Family Law (20 credits) Learn how to critically evaluate concepts of family law and further your understanding of causes of action that arise in practice. Civil Litigation (20 credits) Critically analyse and synthesise principles and processes of civil litigation and develop your knowledge around rules when offering advice to clients. Law and Criminal Studies route: Policing and Social Control (20 credits) You will build on your knowledge and skills from the Psychology and Crime module, whilst exploring contemporary content and skills relating to policing and social control. Crime and Deviance (20 credits) Explore crime and delinquency, and develop your understanding of the causes of crime and criminology. Vulnerability and the Victim (20 credits) Offering an insight into theories relating to victims and vulnerability, this module enables you to understand the role victims play within the justice system and crime prevention. For full module descriptions please see - https://ucleeds.ac.uk/courses/law-bachelor-of-laws-llb-hons/


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

Course code:
2R11
Institution code:
L21
Campus name:
University Centre
Campus code:
1

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

NCFE: M grade LCC Law Foundation Year: Overall pass (6 modules at minimum of 40%) International qualifications: International qualifications will be assessed against these criteria. Mature applicants: Leeds City College welcomes applications from mature* applicants who may not meet the academic criteria, but who can demonstrate a wealth of experience in their chosen field. Candidates in this category and otherwise are likely to be interviewed to assess their suitability for the course and may be asked to provide a portfolio of evidence to support their application. *21 years and over at the start of the course APL claims: The course structure actively supports claims for Accreditation of Prior Certified Learning (APL). Additional Requirements for Part Time provision: Applicants for part-time study must be currently in employment.

Additional entry requirements

Interview


English language requirements

GCSE English: English Language Grade C or above (grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards). Alternatively, Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and a certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any component.


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7950 Year 1
Scotland £7950 Year 1
Wales £7950 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are charged per academic year.
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