University of Plymouth

Law University of Plymouth Degree level: Undergraduate

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Are you ready to make your mark? Our academically challenging, qualifying law degree will prepare you for a career in the legal profession. With strong public and private sector connections, and a clear focus on developing skills in the workplace, we’ll ground you in the fundamentals of law – so you can set your sights high. From national competitions to High Court appeals and community projects – our students win acclaim.

  • Get ahead with a skills-focused, qualifying law degree designed to help you stand out with employers, whatever your career goals.

  • Learn your practice while making a real difference to real clients, with work experience placements open to all in year 2 and 3 students supported by our well-connected Law Clinic.

  • Benefit from working with a faculty of highly qualified law and criminal justice staff who provide a great mix of research-informed and practice-led teaching.

  • Tailor your degree to match your career aspirations by studying LLB Law in conjunction with Business or Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies.

  • Choose the subjects that most interest you from a range of elective modules, so you can shape your degree and prepare for a career inside or outside the legal sector.

  • Take part in a range of competitions and social activities – as well as networking with high-profile guest speakers and prospective employers – as a member of our highly successful, student-run Student Law Society.

  • Deepen your understanding and insight through a sophisticated array of online resources.

  • Pursue your ambition to become a solicitor or barrister, or a range of other professions linked to law.

Course details

Modules

In your first year, you’ll learn about the core theories, principles and processes of the law, introducing you to how it’s studied and practised. You’ll be able to join the Student Law Society and take part in mooting, debating, negotiation and advocacy competitions. We’ve structured the curriculum so that alongside studying legal systems, contract, constitutional and administrative law (fulfilling the requirements of professional bodies), you’ll also start to develop the kind of critical thinking and self-reflective skills that will equip you for your chosen career.

In your second year, you’ll focus on real-life scenarios and develop practical skills in areas such as negotiation and advocacy. You’ll study law of tort, land and EU law in depth and begin to tailor your degree to your specific interests by choosing from modules in company, environmental, media, commercial and consumer law. Unlike most other law degrees, where you have to wait until your final year, you’ll also start gaining hands-on experience through work-based studies and a compulsory skills module.

In your final year, you'll complete the core subjects with criminal law and equity and trusts. You can choose to study electives such as family, employment and immigration law. You’ll be able to demonstrate your research skills with a dissertation on a legal issue that inspires you, or undertake a project based on your work experience within the Law Clinic.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Assessment method

41% of assessment is by exam, 59% by coursework.


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code M200
Institution code P60
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

The University of Plymouth has a dedicated International Student Advice (ISA) service who will support you from the day you accept an offer at the University, right through to graduation. They will offer help and advice so you can get the most out of your studies, and your time in the UK, visit www.plymouth.ac.uk/student-life/services/international-students/international-student-advice for more information. Once you have applied through UCAS, your conditional offer letters will also be sent to you by email, so be sure to enter your current email address on your application and to check this email regularly. You'll need your unconditional letter, and the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) that we'll send you, when applying for your student visa to the UK. A minimum £2,000 tuition fee deposit will be required before we'll send you the CAS. We're a licenced Tier 4 Sponsor under the Points Based System. To comply with our duties as a Tier 4 sponsor, we're required to check other aspects of your application in addition to your academic achievements, for example any previous studies, financial status and your immigration history in the UK. For course entry requirements (inc. English requirements) please refer to the specific page for the course you are interested in (www.plymouth.ac.uk/study). A recognised English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) would be required or successful completion of one of the University's pre-sessional English Language courses. Check our country pages to find out more about application from your specific home country www.plymouth.ac.uk/international/study/international-students-country-guides. International fees, please visit our fees and funding pages www.plymouth.ac.uk/study/fees If you have any questions please contact international-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 points Including a minimum of 2 A Levels, excluding General Studies. Preferable subjects include English, History, Languages, Geography, Sociology, and Law, but any subjects are considered.
A level 104 to 120 UCAS Tariff points, including a minimum of 2 A Levels, excluding General Studies. Preferable subjects include English, History, Languages, Geography, Sociology, and Law, but any subjects are considered.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM - DDM Any subject is considered.
Access to HE Diploma Pass a named Access to HE Diploma in any subject with at least 33 credits at Merit and/ or Distinction. Preferable subjects include English, History, Languages, Geography, Sociology, and Law, but any subjects are considered.
Scottish Higher Considered in combination with Advanced Highers. Maths and English accepted within as GCSE equivalent.
AS Considered in combination.
Extended Project Considered in combination.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 27 - 30 points To include a Grade 4 in a preferable subject at Higher Level. Preferable subjects include English, History, Languages, Geography, Sociology, and Law. Maths and English accepted within as GCSE equivalent.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 Preferable subjects include English, History, Languages, Geography, Sociology, and Law, but any subjects are considered. Maths and English accepted within as GCSE equivalent.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Considered in combination
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Considered in combination
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Considered in combination
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Considered in combination
Scottish Advanced Higher 120 UCAS Tariff points, including a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers. Preferable subjects include English, History, Languages, Geography, Sociology, and Law, but any subjects are considered. Maths and English accepted within as GCSE equivalent.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Considered in combination.

GCSE Maths and English at Grade C/ 4 or above are required for this course.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 With 5.5 in all elements.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

* Please note fees are subject to change - for all information about tuition fees, please visit our fees and funding pages. ** International fees, please visit our fees and funding pages. *** ‘Islands’ refers to fees for both the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

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Plymouth
PL4 8AA


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