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Course summary

This is a Connected Degree Portsmouth is the only University in the UK with the flexibility to choose when to do an optional paid placement or self-employed year. Either take a placement in your third year, or finish your studies first and complete a placement in your fourth year. You can decide if and when to take a placement after you've started your course. Overview This LLB (Hons) Law with Legal Practice degree offers a practical way to enter the legal profession. You'll graduate ready to work as a trainee legal executive and have the option to start your career with completed industry qualifications, thanks to our CILEX accredited modules. This course is designed around the outcomes you’ll need to study for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE), so you'll cover all the foundations of legal knowledge and have plenty of opportunities to build your practical skills. You’ll be able to demonstrate more practical experience of dispute resolution, legal drafting and legal practice than on our other law courses. With professional skills modules included in all levels of study, you’ll develop key solicitor skills such as negotiating, client interviewing and legal writing. And by working with real clients in our Legal Advice Clinic you'll also gain three months of work experience that can count towards your qualifying work experience for the SQE. If you choose to complete an optional paid placement year before or after your third year, you’ll graduate with a year of industry experience too. 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 — as well as through our partnership with Barbri, the world’s largest legal exam preparation experts
  • Develop professional skills for the legal workplace in our dedicated skills module
  • Benefit from teaching that's shaped by expert staff who have been practising lawyers and who understand how the legal landscape is changing
  • Take a 1-year optional paid placement in a business or local law firm before or after your final year of study, with support from our Placement Team throughout the application and placement process
Careers and opportunities This course is specifically designed to maximise your employability as a future solicitor or chartered legal executive. When you graduate you'll be ready to apply for work immediately as a paralegal or trainee legal executive, or go on to study for your SQE exams. You'll have lots of practical experience to talk about at job interviews. It's worth noting that chartered legal executives can now become judges, coroners, advocates and partners in law firms. Non-legal careers If you decide that you don't want to become a lawyer, you'll still have plenty of experience and skills to boost your future career. Law degrees are in the top 10 degrees for employability, as you'll graduate with a wide range of transferable skills that will make you very employable across a range of other sectors.

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.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
M1M2
Institution code:
P80
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

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.

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
PTE Academic61An overall score of 61 with a minimum of 54 in each skill.
TOEFL (iBT)9191 with a minimum of 20 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 21 in Speaking and 20 in Writing
Cambridge English AdvancedCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 176 with no component score less than 169.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 176 with no component score less than 169.
Trinity ISETrinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components

Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
89%
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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 £17200 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 – £1,385 EU – £1,385 (including Transition Scholarship)| International (Non-EU) – £2,875. 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