University of Buckingham

Law (with integrated Foundation) University of Buckingham Degree level: Undergraduate

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The University of Buckingham is:
o Home of the 2-year degree – less cost and more focus
o Top for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide)
o Joint 4th in England for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey)
o Small group teaching focused – student:staff ratio of 11:1
o Flexible – start your course in September or January

The 3 year LLB (with integrated Foundation) is designed for students who can benefit from an introduction to enable them to study at undergraduate level. The first year of the programme provides a foundation to the more specialist ‘core’ subjects delivered in years two and three.

The unique structure of Buckingham’s LLB degree allows our students to become confident, competent lawyers, able to practise almost anywhere in the world after just three years (eight or nine terms) of study.

With an English ‘qualifying law degree’ from Buckingham you will be recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (formerly the Law Society) and the Bar Standards Board as qualified to be exempt from the academic stage of training for entry into the legal profession. Every LLB programme at Buckingham (whether single honours or combined honours) provides our graduates with this qualification.

We can usually accommodate the additional requirements needed for those who wish to practise in other jurisdictions and if you are an overseas student we are happy to discuss exactly which subjects you need to study in order to qualify for your jurisdiction.

During your study for the Buckingham LLB you will become proficient in written and oral presentation, develop and perfect your research techniques and learn to solve problems in a logical and structured way and also acquire the practical skills of oral advocacy.

Students at Buckingham who gain a second class honours degree or higher are guaranteed a place on our LLM programme in International and Commercial Law with its specialist pathways. This opportunity greatly enhances specialist knowledge and enables our students to acquire two degrees in only three years (or four years if you pursue our three year undergraduate programme). There is also the opportunity for undertaking research degrees at LLM, MPhil and DPhil level.

Course details

Modules

English and Study Skills,
Life and Institutions,
Critical Thinking,
English for Academic Studies,
International Studies,
The English Legal System,
Legal Writing and Research,
Research Skills,
Introduction to Criminal Law,
Introduction to the Law of Contract and Tort,
Introduction to Legal Studies,
Law of Contract,
Criminal Law,
European Union Law 1,
Legal Skills and Procedure,
Constitutional and Administrative Law,
Law of Torts,
European Union Law 2,
Law of Trusts,
Land Law,
Foundations of Interntional Human Rights,
Four of the following 30 unit options:
Commercial Law,
Company Law,
Criminology/Criminal Justice,
Family Law,
Employment Law,
Intellectual Property Law,
Contemporary Issues in Human Rights,
International Law,
Jurisprudence,
Law of Evidence,
Sex, Gender and Minorities in the Legal Process,
Medical Law and Ethics.

Assessment method

Teaching is carried out through a combination of lectures supported by seminars and tutorials. A key feature of the Buckingham teaching method is the use of small tutorial groups which provide the most effective means of ensuring that the students benefit from the academic expertise at their disposal. It is also the philosophy of Buckingham’s faculty to be available to students outside the scheduled tutorial times and to encourage good working relationships between staff and students with our excellent Personal Tutor system which supports student every step of the way.The University of Buckingham’s distinctive style of small group teaching makes our Law School different from almost all others in the UK. A profession in Law invariably requires intense discussion of the nature of problems, understanding different viewpoints and analysis to resolve them and we believe our teaching style provides outstanding preparation for these challenges. Mooting and negotiating are compulsory elements in our Legal Skills module and our students also have the opportunity of practical sessions and stimulating external competitions.The assessment of individual modules within each course varies according to the subject. Assessment is usually by examination, assessed coursework, or a combination of the two.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • The Law Society
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority

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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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

With staff and students from over 90 countries around the world, the University enjoys a wonderful and culturally diverse atmosphere. Ranked joint 4th in England and joint 7th in the UK in the National Student Survey (NSS) for student satisfaction this year, the University and has always scored highly since it started taking part 14 years ago. We provide support for students from outside the UK including: assistance with visa application and renewal; guaranteed accommodation in halls of residence; and a personal tutor to support your academic studies. Academic staff are available to help and advise, and operate an open-door policy. We have the best staff to student ratio of any university in the UK. Our students have formed a number of overseas clubs, and there is a sports and social programme each term to ensure you enjoy your time with us. Our idyllic setting between Oxford and Milton Keynes offers access to a range of cultural and social activities and Bicester Village, the renowned shopping outlet is a short bus ride away. English Language requirements: it is very important that your English level is of a good standard for you to be successful in your studies. All applicants must achieve specific requirements in all four components (listening, reading, speaking and writing). Please check our website for more details of the undergraduate or postgraduate language requirements for your course. https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/international/english-language-requirements/


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level Entry requirements vary. Please contact our Admissions Team.

Applicants should have satisfactory completion of grade 12 plus GCSE English and Maths at Grade C / Grade 4, or above, plus evidence of genuine intellectual capacity. If your first language is not English, you will also need an IELTS score of 6.0.

Please note that the first nine months of this programme constitute the Foundation stage. Students are expected to pass in all Foundation modules with marks of 60% or better, in order to progress to the second year stage of the course.

Additional entry requirements

Interview


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0

https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/international/english-language-requirements/

https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/international/english-language-requirements/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £34,650 Whole course
EU £34,650 Whole course
International £44,250 Whole course
England £34,650 Whole course
Northern Ireland £34,650 Whole course
Scotland £34,650 Whole course
Wales £34,650 Whole course

Additional fee information

Home Students: Buckingham students are eligible for support from Student Finance England towards their studies: (1) An annual repayable Tuition Fee Loan of £6,165 (September 2019) paid direct to the University if you are studying a 9 Term programme (2 years and 1 term). Where applicants are taking an 8 term degree (two year honours degree) or start in January they may be eligible for an annual repayable Tuition Fee Loan of £7,400 (September 2019). Students are responsible for paying the remaining balance to the University for each term’s fees. (2) An annual repayable Maintenance Loan to help with living costs (the amount awarded is dependent on household income). Most students at Buckingham receive additional maintenance loan support for the additional 10 weeks a year of study from the Long Courses Loan. This is paid directly to you after registration. The undergraduate fees, bursaries and scholarships can be found on our website: https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/admissions/fees/

Sponsorship information

The University would like to encourage students – both undergraduates and postgraduates – to come to Buckingham regardless of their financial circumstances. The bursaries and scholarships we offer are awarded on merit and/or on financial need. You may only accept one University award. All awards are subject to your meeting the University’s academic entry requirements and abiding by the University’s rules and regulations. To be eligible to apply for a scholarship you will need to have been offered a place to study at Buckingham. For details of our current range of scholarships and bursaries please see our website: https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/admissions/scholarships

Provider information

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University of Buckingham
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Buckingham
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