Birmingham City University

Law and Practice Birmingham City University Degree level: Undergraduate

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TEF Silver

Birmingham City University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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The course offers a rigorous and satisfying appreciation of legal studies and is a stepping stone to the LLB (Hons) Law programme.

It is suitable for those with an interest in law and is perfect for mature students with relevant work-based experience.

The course offers two qualifications, an HND and a Certificate in Higher Education entitling you to progress to Level 5 of the LLB (Hons) Law at the University.

The course is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board as providing exemptions from the academic stage of training.

The ‘Work Placement’ module in Year 2 enables you to gain valuable work experience and useful contacts with legal professionals, as well as achieving academic credit.

You will benefit from the University’s strong professional links with Birmingham Law Society (the UK’s largest Law Society outside London), the four Inns of Court, especially Lincoln’s Inn and Inner Temple.

As a HND in Law and Practice student you will attend both the University and Birmingham Metropolitan College, enjoying the facilities of both institutions, with access to all library materials and IT resources. This collaboration of teaching and learning arrangement enables you to experience educational and social activities alongside full-time LLB students.

This course is in the final stages of approval to ensure it meets the very highest standards of quality, creativity and applied learning.

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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

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

Course code 039M
Institution code B25
Campus name BMet (Matt Boulton)
Campus code G

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 64 points GCSE English Language and Maths grade 4 or above or equivalents.
Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment.
Equivalent qualifications can be considered in lieu of GCSE subjects as long as the required subject are covered.
A level CC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP
Access to HE Diploma 60 credits overall - 15 credits at level 2 and 45 credits at level 3.
Scottish Higher One or two Higher subjects only considered if offered along with two Advanced Highers.
AS AA - EE AS levels in conjunction with A levels.
Extended Project Can be considered along with a GCE AS-level plus 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.
Must be in a topic related to the degree subject being applied for.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 grade C/4 English language. Must have been achieved at the point of Enrolment.

Considered in lieu of GCSE English Language at grade C/4. Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment.
Functional Skills/ Essential Skills level 2 - English
Scottish Intermediate - C English Language
Scottish Credit Standard Grade - 2 English Language
Scottish National 5 English Language
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points overall. Students who do not complete the IB Diploma and who achieve the minimum of  10 points or above from two Higher Level Subjects will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates and alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications to meet 64 UCAS Tariff Points
For students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma will be accepted. For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not literature) Group A English Group A - Grade 4 or above or English Group B- Grade 5 from the IB will be accepted.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H4, H4, H4
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MM Can be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 64 tariff points.
Scottish Advanced Higher CC Maximum of three Advanced Highers can be considered together.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) grade B plus grades BB at A-Level (or equivalent qualifications)
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).


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) with no less than 5.5 in any level

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Provider information

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Birmingham City University
University House
15 Bartholomew Row
Birmingham
B5 5JU


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