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The LLB (Hons) Law with Government and Politics with Foundation Year is a 4 year law degree. It is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in the legal or wider public or commercial sector. The LLB has a practical focus with employability integrated into the course. There is a high level of face-to-face tuition. The law modules are 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 degree programme is designed so that the Foundation Year provides an underpinning year, incorporating both academic and legal/professional related learning. For applicants needing to improve their knowledge and understanding of law along with the necessary skills needed to participate in the undergraduate law programmes at levels 4, 5 and 6. Students will develop the critical study and legal skills required to progress onto the next stage of the degree and ultimately that will equip them for further study or employment . The Foundation Year will involve the study of 6 modules which will develop the necessary skills and introduce students to key concepts so as to enable progression onto the University's 3 year LLB or any of the LLB 'Law with' degrees . Those 6 modules are ; Introduction to Legal Personnel and Principles; Academic and Report Writing; Numeracy; Introduction to Marketing; Public/Private Law and Citizenship and the Law.
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:
|UCAS Tariff||48 points||48 UCAS points from a maximum of 3 A-levels or acceptable equivalent.|
|A level||DD - EEE|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MP|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MM|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||D|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
In addition we require all applicants to hold GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4 and to attend an interview.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS 6.0 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.|
|PTE Academic||54||Pearsons (academic) score of 54 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.