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. Pathways Our law programme gives you the opportunity to choose your specialism for your future career after your experience of the core curriculum in year one. Rather than having to make your big career decision before you join us, we introduce you to various specialisms and offer you the flexibility to choose the pathway which leads to your chosen career. Make your application to LLB (Hons) Law. You'll then choose one of the below pathways after your first year and your final degree award will be the pathway you have chosen. These pathways are also offered as four-year programmes, including an initial Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate programme. LLB (Hons) Law What will I study on this pathway? 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, whether that is within the legal sector or in another area of business or service provision. 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. LLB (Hons) Business Law What will I study on this pathway? If you wish to focus on the law in relation to business and commerce, our Business Law degree provides the opportunity to study a range of areas relevant to the governance and regulation of business entities. Business can be a challenging landscape, with international trade, emergence of electronic commerce, contracts being exchanged and corporate governance to adhere to. Gaining an LLB degree allows you to work in the legal profession, business, finance, insurance and corporate negotiating. What will I study? During your time studying law you will cover diverse subject areas including, professional skills, digital business and new technologies and human rights. 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 we are focused on providing you with all of the building blocks you need to create a solid foundation and understanding of the concepts, theories and models of law. You will study topics, such as, criminal law, EU constitutional and procedural law the law of contract. During your second year, you will begin to specialise in specific areas of law that interest you. You will learn to apply, analyse and evaluate the principles and theories you have learned and be able to reference and apply them to contemporary situations. You will be able to study subjects including criminal justice, employment law, media law and tort law. In your final year, you will focus on preparing yourself for your future and career after graduation. Topics, ranging from children and law, intellectual property law, medical law and equity and trusts will be explored. You will also undertake a dissertation or research project to illustrate how you have developed a depth of understanding through a combination of critical analysis and evaluation.
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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