Be at the centre of law and order, governance and justice as you learn about the fundamentals that underpin all aspects of society on our Law programme and pathways. This programme provides the perfect opportunity to kickstart your legal career and gain an insider’s knowledge of the law. Take the first steps towards a legal based career, whether it’s holding people to account, protecting the innocent or advising businesses on their obligations. Having a degree that meets the requirements of the Solicitors Regulatory Authority and Bar Council means you will graduate having completed the academic stage of a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) and be well on your way to becoming a solicitor or barrister. This course has a shared first year across multiple specialisms. After your first year, if you want to study a different specialism you can choose to change between LLB (Hons) Law and LLB (Hons) Business Law. Why study this subject? Studying LLB (Hons) Law is a great way to gain a comprehensive understanding of the law, regulation and the legal system. It also gives you the flexibility of being able to develop your career in whatever direction you wish. The degree will provide you with a strong foundation of legal knowledge and an understanding of the broader social, economic and political contexts within which the law operates. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? We are proud of our high lecturer to student ratio, which means that we see you as a person and for who you are. You are our priority and our lecturers operate an open-door policy meaning that you can get the staff time, support and contact you need to best suit your learning. We are all about making sure you are ready for the workplace. Our Business Law degree is accredited by professional bodies, Solicitors Regulatory Authority and Bar Council. This means that the degree is recognised as a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) and means you can enter the next stage of qualifying upon leaving university, whether that is securing a training contract to become a solicitor or securing vocational training and pupillage to become a barrister. There are plenty of opportunities to put your knowledge to the test as we regularly have chances to learn outside of the lecture theatre. You can visit magistrates’ courts to participate in bail applications, take trips to Parliament and law courts, and meet guest speakers from across the legal industry, including judges, magistrates and law firms, to learn more about how you can apply your knowledge in the workplace. What will I study? During your time studying law you’ll cover diverse subject areas including, civil and criminal human relationships and rights, including, professional skills, digital and new technologies. Studying such varied topics will help you understand how law interacts with society and government, alongside developing 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. In your first year you will study topics, such as, criminal law, EU constitutional and procedural law and the law of contract. During your second year, you will be able to specialise in specific areas of law that interest you, including law of torts, property law and ethics in legal practice. In your final year you will explore topics ranging from: intellectual international law, medical law and ethics, contemporary legal issues and equity and trusts. What are my career prospects? Not only will you be graduating with a coveted qualification, the additional benefit of having studied a degree recognised by professional bodies, the SRA and Bar Council means that you start one step closer to becoming a fully qualified solicitor or barrister. The skills and knowledge you acquire throughout this degree will also equip you well for the law-related areas of accountancy, financial regulation and insurance.
Law Pathway Foundation Year Preparing for Success: Knowledge and Creativity Preparing for Success: Self Development and Responsibility Inquiry Based Learning Introduction to Law 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 Opportunity Modules 2 x 10 credit Level 5 Opportunity modules 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 Business Law Pathway Foundation Year Preparing for Success: Knowledge and Creativity Preparing for Success: Self Development and Responsibility Inquiry Based Learning Introduction to Law 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 Business Law and Practice Corporate Social Responsibility Ethics in Legal Practice Opportunity Modules 2 x 10 credit Level 5 Opportunity modules Year three Core modules Equity and Trusts Dissertation Commercial Law Optional Modules Advocacy and Alternative Dispute Resolution Intellectual Property Law Contemporary Legal Issues International Law
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.
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Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the 3-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a Level 4 course, will be considered for the 4-year programme including a Foundation Year.
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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