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Course summary

Apply your legal learning rather than just focusing on theory with this new LLB Law with Legal Practice degree. For example, when looking at business law you'll apply your learning to the setting up, running and dissolution of a company. This course is specifically tailored to today's legal career pathways, preparing you for your next step as a solicitor or a chartered legal executive. The course is built around the outcomes needed to go on to further study for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE). You'll cover all the foundations of legal knowledge, but you'll be able to demonstrate much more practical experience of dispute resolution, legal drafting and legal practice than on our other law courses. You'll gain 3 months work experience that can count towards your qualifying work experience for the new Solicitors Qualifying Exam by helping real clients in our Legal Advice Clinic. Course highlights

  • Gain real-world legal practice skills in legal writing, litigation, advocacy and applied law such as business or property practice
  • Help local people solve their legal issues by working in our Legal Advice Clinic, or taking our Community Lawyer module, where you'll work with partners such as the British Red Cross or Citizens Advice
  • Get a head start on studying for your SQE exams after graduation through teaching and assessment that's designed with these exams in mind
  • Develop professional skills for the legal workplace in our dedicated skills module
  • Benefit from teaching that's shaped by expert staff who have been practicing lawyers and who understand how the legal landscape is changing
  • Take a 1-year paid placement in a business or local law firm
Accreditation This course satisfies all the degree requirements laid down by the Bar Standards Board. This course is accredited by CILEX, the professional governing body for chartered legal executive lawyers. Students who successfully complete this course, including studying Civil and Criminal Litigation and one of the CILEX designated Level 6 optional modules, will gain an exemption from the CILEX Advanced stage assessments. Graduates will therefore be able to enter the CILEX Professional Qualification route direct at the Advanced Stage, and will achieve the status of CILEX Advanced Paralegals on completion of the required professional experience and the Ethics and Professional Responsibility e-learning modules.

Modules

Year 1 Core modules in this year include:

  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law
  • The English Legal System
  • Public Law
  • Planning Your Professional Journey
  • Tort
There are no optional modules in this year. Year 2 Your core and optional modules in this year will depend on whether you're taking the CILEx route. We will help you choose the right modules to meet your career ambitions. Core modules in this year include:
  • Land Law
  • Practical Writing and Professional Skills
  • Law Level 5 Personal Tutoring
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Human Rights Law
Options to choose from in this year currently include:
  • Advocacy - Practice and Theory (Level 6)
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Sports Law
  • Advocacy - Practice and Theory (Level 6)
  • Data Protection Law and Policy
  • Dispute Resolution Skills
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Training For Students on Clinical Legal Education Projects
Placement year (optional) On this course, you can do an optional work placement year between your 2nd and 3rd years to get valuable experience working in industry. We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your situation and ambitions. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year. Year 3 Your module options in this year will depend on whether you're taking the CILEx route. Core modules in this year include:
  • Property Practice
Options to choose from in this year currently include:
  • Business Law
  • Comparative Equality Law (Berkley)
  • Data Protection Law and Policy L6
  • Law of Succession L6
  • Professional Insight
  • Public International Law
  • Advocacy - Practice and Theory (Level 6)
  • Civil and Criminal Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Equality Law
  • European Union Law
  • Family and Child Law
  • Community Lawyer
  • Law in Practice
  • Legal Project
We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies. Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Professional bodies

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

  • Bar Standards Board

How to apply

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
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

We welcome applications for advanced entry. If you’d like to apply for advanced entry, you need to select the required year when you complete your UCAS application.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
80%
Student satisfaction
57%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
93%
Go onto work and study

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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 £18100 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students who are resident in EU countries: please note that the net fee is inclusive of the Transition Scholarship Placement Year and Year abroad: UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £925 | EU – £925 (including Transition Scholarship)| International (Non-EU) – £2,000. Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation. For more information about fees, go to port.ac.uk/ug-tuition-fees
Law with Legal Practice at University of Portsmouth - UCAS