University of Bedfordshire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Law

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Course summary

The LLB (Hons) Law is the undergraduate degree for all students wishing to pursue a career in law. During your degree, you will explore the latest developments in legal practice. In addition to the core subjects all LLB undergraduates are required to study, you will have the opportunity to study a range of specialist optional units including medical law and ethics; family and child law; immigration and asylum law; aviation law; commercial law; and international law. Teaching is delivered by a dedicated team with professional experience in the legal industry. In-class teaching is supported by a range of fantastic extra-curricular opportunities including our Law Clinic; our award-winning Refugee Legal Assistance Project; and our mooting programme. Our law graduates leave us as articulate and knowledgeable individuals with a range of transferable skills, ready to pursue a career in law, management, human resources, the civil service and public sector, education, and many other areas. All our LLB courses satisfy the requirements set by the Bar Standards Board for the academic component of Bar training. For further information, go to the Bar Standards Board website here. Why choose this course?

  • Study law within its broader economic, social, political, historical, ethical and cultural environment
  • Develop your advocacy skills in our modern Moot Court, giving you confidence in a realistic setting
  • Explore your ability to present arguments in a persuasive and authoritative way
  • Gain skills in critical analysis, research, teamwork, use of language and argument, and the ability to work and learn independently
  • Benefit from the option to obtain an additional qualification, the Higher Diploma in Paralegal Practice, accredited by the National Association of Licensed Paralegals (NALP).
Note on QLD/SQE transitional arrangements The LLB is a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). In line with the relevant SRA guidance, the QLD/LPC route will no longer be available to students who register after 21 September 2021. Upon successful completion of the LLB course, those students will be able to pursue their professional qualification through the SQE route. Students who register on one of our LLB courses by 21 September 2021 (inclusive) will be eligible for a QLD upon graduation and will be able to pursue professional qualification as a solicitor through either the Legal Practice Course (LPC), soon to be phased out, or the new Solicitor Qualifying Examination (SQE).

Course details

Modules

  • Contract Law (LAW007-1) Compulsory
  • Criminal Law (LAW003-1) Compulsory
  • Introduction To Legal Practice In The English Legal System (LAW010-1) Compulsory
  • Public Law (LAW004-1) Compulsory
  • Eu Law (LAW008-2) Compulsory
  • Land Law (LAW001-2) Compulsory
  • Law Of Tort (LAW002-2) Compulsory
  • Civil Litigation And Advocacy (LAW021-2) Optional
  • Commercial Law (LAW005-2) Optional
  • Employment Law (LAW012-2) Optional
  • Immigration And Asylum Law (LAW020-2) Optional
  • Probate And Wills (LAW016-2) Optional
  • Public International Law (LAW013-2) Optional
  • Dissertation (LAW008-3) Compulsory
  • Equity And Trusts (LAW001-3) Compulsory
  • Aviation Law (LAW006-3) Optional
  • Company Law (LAW009-3) Optional
  • Conveyancing (LAW021-3) Optional
  • Criminal Litigation And Evidence (LAW020-3) Optional
  • Family And Child Law (LAW019-3) Optional
  • Intellectual Property Law (LAW015-3) Optional
  • International Human Rights Law (LAW005-3) Optional
  • Medical Law And Ethics (LAW013-3) Optional
Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate at the point of publication on the UCAS website. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website.

Assessment method

The course has been carefully designed to develop a wide range of academic, legal and practical skills, including by giving you the opportunity to engage with a varied range of assessment methods. A developing range of assessments will enable you to grow in confidence and demonstrate your acquisition of knowledge and skills. The assessment methods used across the course include:

  • Written assignments, which may vary from short essays and reports to more in-depth research work on broader topics, to problem questions and case studies which will require you to apply your legal knowledge to a `real life scenario. These assessments will test your ability to analyse an issue, to conduct research, to collect relevant materials, to assess the quality of the materials and to synthesise them into a scholarly answer.
  • Examinations, which will test your ability to convey your knowledge and understanding of a topic and to demonstrate your skills of analysis and evaluation in a time-sensitive manner.
  • Oral presentations, aimed at developing your public-speaking skills and testing your verbal and presentational skills in communicating information in a professional setting. Mooting activities will test your ability to carry out research and present your findings in a persuasive and authoritative manner.
They will also introduce the practical skills of court etiquette and procedure. In the final year of your course, the dissertation unit will allow you to undertake a complex research project in a subject area of your choosing. With the support of your supervisor, you will be expected to formulate a relevant and viable research question. The project will allow you to further develop your legal research skills and the ability to communicate knowledge, findings and recommendations.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Bar Standards Board
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Application codes

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
65%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £13500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually.

Provider information

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