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Our Law LLB course is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board as a Qualifying Law Degree in England and Wales. The course gives exemption from the academic stage of qualification for both branches of the legal profession. If you are intending to qualify as a solicitor or barrister then this is the course for you.
As part of this course you will have the chance to visit courtrooms and prisons. Our Law team has strong links with the local legal profession and invite law firms and barristers to visit to provide you with career advice and allow you to learn from their experience.
If you choose to study Law with us you will benefit from a varied and imaginative modular scheme that is designed to offer you a wide range of options in addition to the foundation subjects that are required by legal professional bodies. Our approach to teaching and learning is centred around you, we ensure that we teach Law in its social, political, and economic context across all three stages of the course.
We offer a wide range of additional voluntary activities, such as court visits, mooting, client interviewing and negotiating as part of the Law LLB. There is also the opportunity for you to join the Student Law Society, which organises social and professional activities that help to prepare you for a legal career. You will also be encouraged to get involved with our Pro Bono Advice Clinic that will allow you to put your learning to practice in real-life scenarios and make a positive difference within the local community. Our Law division also has links with local organisations such as the Northamptonshire Rights and Equality Council and Citizens Advice, that you can benefit from and explore as work experience opportunities.
By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:
You will experience student life at the University’s £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more.
Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (northampton.ac.uk/benefits).
Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.
Our expert academics teach in small groups supported with one to one assistance. Our academics and students form a tight bond, providing individualised support and guidance whilst challenging students academically.
We invest more money into your education than 90% of Universities in the UK**
- Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.
The Northampton Employment Promise
- In fact, we’re so confident in our careers and employability support that if you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study.
✱ terms and conditions apply. See northampton.ac.uk/benefits for more information
✱✱ source: Guardian University League Table 2020
• Law of Contract (compulsory)
• Learning the Law (compulsory)
• Introduction to Public Law (compulsory)
• Criminal Law (compulsory)
• Law and Society (designated)
• Professional Legal Skills1 (designated)
• Business and Company Law (designated)
• Law of European Institutions (compulsory)
• Public Law (compulsory)
• Law of Tort (compulsory)
• Academic and Employability Skills (designated)
• Environmental Law (designated)
• Organised Crime (designated)
• The Criminal Process (designated)
• Child Law (designated)
• Human Rights in the United Kingdom (designated)
• Consumer Law (designated)
• Intellectual Property Rights Law (designated)
• Discrimination Law (designated)
• Law in the Community (designated)
• Law in Context (designated)
• Practical Placement Preparation (WBL) (designated)
OPTIONAL PLACEMENT YEAR
• The Placement Year Experience: Organisations in Context (compulsory)
• Law Dissertation2 (designated)
• Law Dissertation3 (designated)
• Land Law (compulsory)
• Equity and Trusts (compulsory)
• Employment Law (designated)
• Family Law (designated)
• Medical Law (designated)
• Sale of Goods and Agency (designated)
• Sentencing & Prisons (designated)
• European & International Human Rights Law (designated)
• Terrorism (designated)
• Legal Advice in the Community (designated)
• Practical Legal Skills (designated)
Module information is quoted for 19/20 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.
Assessment methods vary on our Law LLB course. The modules involve a variety of assessment activities including seminar debates, group and individual presentations and project work.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Solicitors Regulation Authority
- Bar Standards Board
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.
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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||120 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 45 credits|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||M2, M3, M3|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||25 points|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H3, H3, H3|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD||Accepted at DM with an BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma at Merit, or with an A-level at C.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|