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This programme recognises the need to provide an academically challenging degree which will give you a sound knowledge of legal concepts together with an understanding of the operation of law in society. Choose from a range of Qualifying Law Degrees; the LLB (Hons) Law, LLB (Hons) Law (Social Welfare), LLB (Hons) Law (Marketing), and LLB (Hons) Law (Accountancy). Preparing you for your future whilst offering flexibility and choice are the key features to our specialist LLB Law Degrees, which are recognised as Qualifying Law Degrees by the legal professional bodies. Do you want to specialise during your degree or sample a variety of legal topics? Both are possible on our degree. For example; a criminal law theme may include Crime, Criminology, Evidence and a Criminal law or Criminology Dissertation. A property theme may include Contract Law, Land law, Landlord and Tenant Law, Conveyancing and a property Dissertation. A business theme may include Contract, Tort, Commercial Law, Employment Law, Company law and a business law Dissertation. However, you do not have to choose a specialist theme at the outset. You are free to use your degree to sample different areas of law and through that process decide where you feel that your future will lie. Other subject options include Family law, Jurisprudence (legal philosophy) and Immigration law. Preparing you for your future career is our central concern and that preparation goes beyond the acquisition of legal knowledge to developing legal skills. As a result, you have the option of undertaking Work Placement modules or Legal Skills modules. These modules focus on client counselling, advocacy, negotiation and legal research and writing. Skills that you will require in the legal and business world. All of our students do a final year Dissertation. We have an appropriate staff/student ratio to support this through one-to-one supervision. Within the Dissertation you are able to undertake primary research (interviews/questionnaires). This is a great experience in itself, develops new skills, and helps you stand out from the crowd. If that is not enough, we also encourage you to become authors (or co-authors with your tutors) publishing in our Law School and College journals. Our focus is on working with our students and not creating overly big classes. We are a friendly and informal Law School which prides itself on supporting you, ensuring that you graduate with the knowledge and skills required to succeed, and ensuring that you have the opportunity to make yourself stand out from the crowd.
We look forward to welcoming you to Bradford Law School.
*PLEASE NOTE - THIS PROGRAMME IS UNDERGOING PERIODIC REVIEW/REAPPROVAL IN THE 2019-20 ACADEMIC YEAR FOR DELIVERY FROM 2020-21. Periodic Review is a monitoring and review activity undertaken by all universities/colleges delivering HE programmes. Any changes to the existing programmes as a result of this process will be fully communicated to all applicants as soon as possible after conclusion of the reviews.
This Solicitors Regulation Authority/Bar Council qualifying Law degree contains the seven core law subjects. These are: Contract; Tort; Criminal Law; Public Law; Equity and Trusts; Land Law; European Law. These professionally required core modules are supplemented with a range of electives including: Work Placement; Immigration Law; Commercial Law; Jurisprudence (Legal Philosophy); Family Law. Work Placement and Legal Skills are a component of this programme; you are required to study one or the other in your second year. The Legal Skills modules are designed to replicate legal practice with students developing a portfolio (case file) on behalf of a client. In representing a client, you will conduct client and witness conferences, perform negotiations and undertake advocacy exercises as well as draft an opinion, write various correspondences and undertake legal research. In the Work Placement modules, you will undertake the above activities with an external placement provider and under the strict supervision of a mentor, usually a solicitor or trainee solicitor in the firm. You are encouraged to find your own placement by pursuing a traditional application process, but in the event of such being unsuccessful, the Law School does have a number of placement contacts. The majority of placements are with Law Firms but we also have placements with Citizens Advice Bureaus, and are exploring opportunities with the College Student Union. The placements are available in Bradford, Dewsbury, Halifax and Manchester. This enables some students to perform their placements near their place of residence. Beacon Recruitment, part of the Bradford College family, and the College Health and Safety team assist academic colleagues in undertaking health and safety checks with placement providers.
The programme employs a blended learning strategy where attendance in lectures, workshops and seminars is supported by a comprehensive e-learning portal, Moodle. The resources on Moodle include links to websites, our e-databases, electronic books and tutor/ librarian produced materials. There are sections for each module of study which focus on specific module content, including a module handbook with assessment details, reading lists, workshop and seminar tasks. Each module is divided into a weekly breakdown of materials and specific resources. The online resources may include lecture PowerPoint’s, lecture hand-outs, television programmes, web links, video clips, MCTs and other materials. Written assessments are submitted to Moodle and the submission goes through Turnitin (plagiarism detection software). Our primary intention is not to use Turnitin as a punitive tool but as part of the learning process. To that end, you can submit and re-submit your work to Turnitin as many times as you wish prior to the end submission date, and through this process you may identify referencing points that require rectification.
All tutors have access to Skype and this can be utilised inside and outside of the classroom. You may use this tool to have discussions with us throughout the year. Both Skype and Moodle also have messaging tools to assist communication to students, either as a group or to individuals. Teaching will be delivered through a combination of Lectures, Workshops and Seminars. Lectures will be interactive, with question and answer sessions and other forms of student involvement. Workshops are designed to enhance individual learning in relation to a common end task [the set seminar task(s)], which will then be explored in further detail with the tutor in the seminar. The individualised workshops may have you practicing timed essays, whilst others are involved in peer discussion and support. Alternatively, they may be based on last minute preparation, viewing resources on the e- learning portal or even test their knowledge with multiple choice questions (MCQs). In the workshop, the onus is on you to identify your own learning requirements. The programme employs a plurality of assessment methods including assignments, examinations, dissertation, presentations, assessed moots, assessed negotiations, assessed client interview, 'soap box' debates, and portfolio submission. This plurality of assessment ensures that you will graduate with the skills and abilities required in employment, such as the ability to work under pressure and within short time constraints (examinations), and the ability to address a large audience (presentations). The programme will develop your communication skills eg in writing (assignments/portfolios) and communicating verbally (moots/client conference/negotiation). This knowledge and these skills are designed to be transferable to a variety of careers, whether such is within the legal professions or another realm such as commerce, public service or education.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Solicitors Regulation Authority
- The Law Society
How to apply
To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||72 - 96 points||Standard applicants should normally have a minimum of three A Levels, or equivalent, or successful completion of an accredited Access to Higher Education Course.|
|A level||DDD - CCC|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMP - MMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||Overall Pass with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3.|
|Scottish Higher||DD - CC|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Five GCSE subjects at Grade C/4 or above including English.|
Non-standard applicants will be required to produce evidence of their ability to study at the Higher Education level. Short courses and relevant work experience may be taken into account. Non-standard applicants may be interviewed and may be required to complete a piece of written work as part of their application.
The programme actively supports claims for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) and Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). Students should consult the admissions tutor if they wish to claim such.
Students who have successfully completed the Foundation Degree in Law and Legal Practice are eligible to join the LLB (Hons) at level 5 (Year 2). Their course of study is two years of Foundation Degree plus two years of Honours Degree.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8,750||Year 1|