Birmingham City University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Law with American Legal Studies course gives you the opportunity to apply for our American Legal Practice internship programme.
The programme provides a practice-based education in English law, with a selection of modules focusing on the law of the United States.
Our course is delivered by a team of internationally-recognised researchers and former professional practitioners, and also offers opportunities to gain valuable international work experience.
Whether you are aiming for a career in professional legal practice, or want to gain key transferrable skills, this course provides comprehensive coverage of both the foundations of legal knowledge and skills that can be used in other disciplines, such as critical thinking, negotiation and analysis.
Your learning will enable you to develop the skills and attributes to become a legal professional with independent learning skills.
We aim to enable you to develop a critical awareness of the role of law in influencing social change, as well as individual and corporate behaviour. We will equip you with the skills and knowledge to make a difference in issues of fairness, equality and access to justice.
For full details, visit our website.
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.
|Campus name||Curzon Building Campus|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||112 points|
A maximum of three subjects are considered.
Subject excluded - General Studies and Critical Thinking
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||Subjects accepted: Applied Law, Business or Public Services.|
|Access to HE Diploma||
60 credits overall. Minimum of 45 credits at level 3, 18 of of which must be achieved at merit or distinction in Law or a related subjects - for 2016 entry.
Must be in a law-related subject.
GCSE English language at grade C or above.
|Scottish Higher||One or two Higher subjects only considered if offered along with two Advanced Highers to total 112 points|
|AS||AA - EE||
A maximum of two AS-level subjects can be considered along with either two A-levels, two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma.
subjects excluded General Studies and Critical Thinking
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||Considered in combination with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas / OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas / BTEC BTEC 12-unit or 90 Credit Diploma / OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma to achieve a total of 112 UCAS points.|
|Extended Project||A* - E||
Must be offered along with at least two A-levels totalling at least 112 tariff points.
Must be in a related topic.
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||
GCSE English Language at grade 4 or above. Equivalent qualifications will be considered. Required at the point of enrolment.
- City and Guilds Level 2 Certificates in Adult Literacy
- Functional Skills / Essential Skills level 2 - English
- IGCSE English language grade C or above
- Pearson Edexcel certificate level 1/ level 2 grades A-C
|HNC (BTEC)||M||For entry to year one only.|
|HND (BTEC)||M||Must be in a Law or Business-related subject.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||14 points||
For Students who complete the full IB Diploma obtain a total of 14 points or above from three Higher level subjects.
English Group A – Grade 4 or above or English Group B and Ab initio – grade 5
A combination of GCSEs, A-levels and IB certificates will be considered on a case by case basis
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H3, H3, H3||Must include English|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate||Not accepted|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||D*D*||Must be in a related subject .|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||DMM||Must be in a related subject .|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma||Must be in a related subject. Only in combination with other qualifications. Must be offered along with either two A-levels (grades B and C), two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas (grades D and M) or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma (grades DM).|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma||Must be in a related subject. Only in combination with other qualifications. Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*D*||Subjects accepted: Applied Law, Business or Public Services.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||
Must be offered along with either two A-levels, two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points.
Subjects NOT considered: Early Years.
|Scottish Advanced Higher||CCD||Maximum of three Advanced Highers can be considered together.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||
Must be offered along with either two A-levels (grades B and B), two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas (grades D and M) or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma (grades DM) totalling at least 112 UTP.
Must include English
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||with no less than 5.5 in any level|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|