LLB Law

A law degree opens doors to many different opportunities. From becoming a successful lawyer, a degree in law would enable individuals to gain valuable skills and knowledge that can be applied to a range of industries.

Programme Profile

With the changes in the legal education sector, our LLB Law degree programme is designed to meet the requirements of the Bar Standards Board (BSB), specifically, the programme will cover the seven foundations of legal knowledge. From September 2021, the new Solicitors’ Qualifying Examination (SQE) have changed the way all solicitors qualify. Our LLB Law programme is designed to align and prepare our students for this new route to becoming a solicitor. The programme is aimed at those who are interested in building up their legal career and for those who are already working within the sector and would like to enhance or take their career a step further.

The LLB offers a rigorous academic programme of study at a level appropriate to an honours degree that will provide successful students with a sound foundation in law and equip students for a career where they can make use of their legal knowledge. This programme will enable students to identify and understand legal issues and apply rules to facts to solve problems. It will also equip students with the necessary transferable skills for lifelong learning, employability and flexibility in the context of changing labour markets.

Throughout the duration of this programme many different aspects of law will be covered, some key topics are:

  • Demonstrate critical awareness of the principles and values of law, justice and ethics
  • Conduct self-directed research, including accurate identification of issues, retrieval and evaluation of accurate, current and relevant information from a range of appropriate sources, including primary legal sources
  • Analyse complex, real or hypothetical legal problems and produce reasoned conclusions
  • Recognise ambiguity and deal with uncertainty in law
  • Critically evaluate and analyse relevant doctrinal and policy issues to present a reasoned choice between alternative solutions and critical judgement of the merits of arguments
  • Demonstrate independence and intellectual curiosity, making use of questions and feedback to reflect and to develop knowledge.

Modules

Foundation Level

Research Skills
Professional Skills
Data Skills
Communication Skills

Year 1

Public and EU Law
English Legal System
Law of Contract
Criminal Law

Year 2

Law of Tort
Law of Trusts and Succession
Business Law
Land Law and Conveyancing

Year 3

Dissertation
Criminal Procedure and Litigation
Law in Practice: Accounts and Taxation
Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Entry Criteria

Standard Entry Requirements

A typical offer would be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC / 112 UCAS Points.

Foundation Year Entry Requirements

The standard entry requirements for an Integrated Foundation Year are DEE at A level or MPP at BTEC / 64 UCAS Points.

English Language Requirements

All students applying with International or EU qualifications must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our English Language Requirements.

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on our assessment of your overall suitability for the programme. We treat everyone as an individual, which means we will look at your whole application, including any relevant work experience and personal circumstances, as well as your educational qualifications.

Duration

This award is available as a three-year degree programme or a four-year extended degree programme.

Please note, for academic year 2022/23 we are only accepting students to apply for the foundation year on this programme.

Location

University of Northampton London
6th Floor, Import Building
2 Clove Crescent
London, E14 2EB

Fees and Funding

UK Full-time fee: £9,250 per annum.

Please visit our Funding and Student Finance page for more information.

Assessments

This programme is assessed via a number of methods including individual management reports, presentations, examinations, group work, boardroom simulations and portfolio writing.

Employability

Our scheduling of lectures and tutorials optimise the chance of meaningful part-time work. A part-time job in the right sector can help hone your understanding of business and help develop the graduate skills employers want to see upon graduation.

Throughout the programme, students will build upon their employability skills. As part of self-development enhancement as learners and professionals, students will have to analyse and critically reflect on given scenarios throughout a variety of contexts. This will allow students to analyse different approaches necessary for working and communicating effectively, creating successful professional relationships and actively engage through the provision of meaningful contributions.

Graduate employment opportunities that might be available to graduates of the programme could include:

  • Legal Executive
  • Paralegal
  • Company Secretary
  • Data Analyst
  • Patent Attorney
  • Advice Worker
  • Management Consultant
  • Project Coordinator
  • Administrator
  • Office Manager.

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