Law Petroc Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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The skills learnt on this course are transferable and can be applied to a wide range of careers within the legal and business world.

The Foundation Degree will introduce you to a broad range of legal concepts, relevant in both legal practices and in business. Employability, practical and transferable skills feature highly, allowing you to offer real and appropriate skills whether in a legal or business environment.

First Year
1. Law Modules:
-Contract Law - how agreements are made, Consumer Law.
-Crime and Land Law - murder, theft, presenting a speech in court, buying and selling houses, and, land registration.
-English Legal System 1 - how laws are made and what it's like to be a judge.
-English Legal System 2 - magistrates, juries, police powers and the court system.

2. Business Modules:
-Organisational Behaviour.
-Human Resource Management - provides learners with the principles and theories of human resource management. The module will focus on the employer need for a flexible workforce and the importance of training and staff development.

Second Year
1. Law Modules:
-Tort Law - negligence (who sues who), accidents (who is responsible?).
-Family Law - divorce, resolving financial issues and arrangements for children, child abuse, interviewing a mock client, formal writing of advice letter.
-Constitutional Law - The theory, practice, and relevance of British Constitutional and Administrative Law; the separation of powers; and, human rights.
-Research Project - lectures and interactive workshops to guide students in planning and writing a legally based topic of your choice.

2. Business Modules:
-Financial strategy - to gain an understanding of the management of finance within an organisation.
-Business Strategy - offers the opportunity to work with real businesses and help them to develop up-to-date business strategies.

The course includes a large practical element, and you will have the chance to learn how to complete court papers and hone interview and presentation skills, including interviewing and court advocacy.

If you wish to qualify as a solicitor or barrister you will need to complete the Graduate Diploma in Law, prior to taking the Legal Practice Course or the Bar Professional Training Course. Some exemptions from modules within the Graduate Diploma in Law modules may be awarded. You may also progress to the second year of the 3-year LLB (Hons) Law degree (subject to approval), after which you can proceed to the Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course to gain qualified status.

In the future we hope to offer a criminology and criminal justice pathway. The law modules will remain the same but the plan is for additional optional modules for criminology and criminal justice. Please contact us if you may be interested so that we can keep you informed.

Course details

Assessment method

The assessments are varied and include traditional exams, being assessed upon interviewing technique,and writing a letter of advice to a client, completing a joint presentation, presenting a plea in mitigation, research and coursework projects. We have made the course as relevant as possible to a career in law.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

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Course code 8CR2
Institution code P51
Campus name North Devon Campus
Campus code -

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 56 points 56 UCAS points. Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C or above,or equivalent, including English and Maths.
Mature students will be considered individually but must demonstrate at interview that they have the necessary motivation, potential, experience and/or knowledge to follow the course successfully.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Fees and funding

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EX31 2BQ

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