The University of Law has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
The course is a three year law degree with options that focus on government and politics. It is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in the legal or wider public, central and local government sectors or the commercial sector, and who have an interest in government and politics . It has a practical focus, with employability integrated into the course. There is a high level of face-to-face tuition which for the law modules is delivered predominantly by professionally qualified lawyers. Students will study the key legal topics and related skills that are critical for the modern law student but also have a choice of options. The course is delivered over two semesters per academic year. The students study six modules per year. The course will deliver an insight into critical legal, government and political topics and develop knowledge and understanding of key concepts in a practical environment. Students will have practical issues raised and develop relevant skills of analysis, research, problem-solving, and communication skills so as to resolve those issues but also the relevant skills to be able to communicate them.
There are two semesters per academic year. Each semester is 15 weeks long; 12 weeks face-to-face tuition, one week consolidation/revision and two weeks to complete the assessments. Students study three modules per semester. All modules are worth 20 credits. The course starts with a one week freshers/induction week.
A range of assessment methods will be used. Some will be by examination (two hours, 10 multiple choice questions and a choice of two from six long form questions). Some will be by coursework (which may be essay, project report or portfolio) and some by way of oral presentation. This range of assessment methods reflects the practical nature of the programme and aligns the assessment with the learning outcomes of the programme. A mock assessment will be included.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BBB||Excluding General Studies|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 27 credits||Pass Diploma (60 credits) with 45 credits at Level 3 including 27 Distinctions|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||BBB|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||29 points|
|Extended Project||Not accepted|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H3, H3, H3, H3||or B2 B2 B2 B2 B2|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||M2, M2, M2|
In addition we require all applicants to hold GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4 or above.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||IELTS 6.5 or above with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.|
|PTE Academic||58||Pearsons (academic) score of 58 with no one component below 51|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.