Take your first step to a legal career at the North West’s top Law School (Guardian League Table 2019). Our course is approved by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)and The Bar Standards Board, and hence will facilitate your journey to becoming a solicitor or a barrister, or a broader range of careers. You'll learn about the law and legal skills such as how to interview clients. You’ll take part in mock court cases (civil and criminal) and work on real-life legal problems. Course Overview You’ll gain a strong foundation in legal knowledge and skills relevant to careers in the legal profession and many other areas of employment. There is a focus on work experience and professional mentors, thanks to our industry links. Public speaking events, mock trials, and student competitions will further boost your skills. Throughout, you’ll be taught by tutors with experience of working in law, who will provide the support and knowledge to ensure you stay on track. On this course you will...
- Have access to our law team consisting of former practicing solicitors and barristers with national and international experience.
- Have access to the criminal courts for mock trials, presided over by real judges.
- You’ll have the option to do a placement in a local law firm or legal service provider so you get work-based learning.
- Be able to use our connection with local law firms and legal service providers and strong working relationship with Solicitors Regulator Authority and the Law Society.
- Have opportunities to use your academic skills practically via our Street Law project, in which you research and advise on real legal issues to clients in our local community.
- Essential University Skills 1
- Contemporary Issues and the Media
- Introduction to Policing, Criminology and Law
- Essential University Skills 2
- Families, Communities & the Criminal Justice System
- Professional Practice in the Community
- Legal Skills and Method
- Legal Institutions
- Law of Contract
- Law of Torts
- Public Law
- Persuasive presentation and courtroom skills
- Lawyers' Skills
- Criminal Law
- Land Law
- Equity and Trusts
- Law of the European Union
- Law of Criminal evidence (optional module)
- Human Rights (Optional)
- Family law (optional module)
- Law Dissertation
- Medical law and ethics (optional module)
- Human Rights (Optional)
- Law of Criminal evidence (Optional)
- Family Law (Optional)
- Intellectual Property Law (Optional)
- Media Law (Optional)
- Independent Legal Study (Optional)
Foundation year - Compulsory modules: Essential University Skills 1, Contemporary Issues and the Media, Introduction to Policing, Criminology and Law, Essential University Skills 2, Families, Communities & the Criminal Justice System, Professional Practice in the Community. Year one - Compulsory modules: Legal Skills and Method, Legal Institutions, Law of Contract, Law of Torts, Public Law. Year two - Compulsory modules: Lawyers' Skills, Criminal Law, Land Law, Equity and Trusts, Law of the European Union. Optional modules (subject to availability and demand): Employment Law, Human Rights. Year three - Compulsory modules: Law Dissertation. Optional modules: Employment Law, Human Rights, Placement, Company Law, Law of Criminal Evidence, Family Law, Intellectual Property Law, Media Law, Medical Law and Ethics, Independent Legal Study.
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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Points of entry
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If you are over 21 and returning to study after being in relevant employment for a minimum of 3 years and do not meet the published entry requirements for Year 1 of our degree courses, please do not assume you are not qualified to join us. Our experienced Admissions and Academic staff will review your prior qualifications and professional experience to support your application. The Integrated Foundation Year programmes support your return to education and are specifically designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree but may not have all the necessary qualifications, skills or experience to join the degree in Year 1. Contact our Course Enquiries Team for more information.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6125||Year 1|