LLB (Hons) Law

University of Essex Online

Program Description

LLB (Hons) Law

University of Essex Online

LLB (Hons) Law

Places available: Summer / Autumn 2015

About the LLB (Hons) Law course

Our online LLB (Hons) Law degree will provide you with a thorough academic training in the discipline of law. It will enable you to develop a critical awareness of common law and legal principles, build knowledge of the UK and EU legal systems and gain the analytical and problem solving skills needed to build a successful career in what is a dynamic and challenging discipline. You will be given the opportunity to study a wide range of topics and develop your expertise in specific areas of law.

Law is a widely recognised and highly respected subject and the knowledge gained on our LLB (Hons) Law degree online will open up many opportunities for you to develop your career both inside and outside the legal field. It can also act as a foundation for postgraduate study on a Master of Law (LLM) programme or business Masters course such as an MSc or MBA.

The LLB (Hons) Law is a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) approved by the relevant legal professional bodies and is the first step if you are considering practising law professionally.

Why study this subject?

Our online LLB (Hons) Law degree gives you a flexible approach to learning, allowing you to work alongside your studies. Alongside subject-specific knowledge, the course will help you develop graduate skills in a number of areas including research, presentation and critical thinking. The course is also relevant if you are an international student who wants to access an English Law programme from a respected UK institution whilst living overseas.

Learning and Assessments

Studying online for your law degree offers you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – you can learn at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else where you have internet access.

All of our online undergraduate courses have a standard study duration which indicates the length of time it should take you to complete your studies.

It is possible to complete your studies faster than the standard course duration by doubling up on modules at certain times during your course, however minimum study durations apply.

Teaching methods and style

Unlike a traditional university environment, our online degree courses utilise a Virtual Learning Environment. The system is designed to track and manage the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials wherever you are.

This learning platform allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and you can listen to, and view, live lectures and seminars over the internet. Studying is carried out entirely online and the programme of study can fit around your work and personal commitments.

You are supported throughout your online law course by a dedicated Student Adviser and have the opportunity to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor.

Methods of assessment

We adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment instead of exams. LLB (Hons) Law assignments are based on real life work experience and assessed by tutors on an ongoing basis.

You will always be aware of your current provisional grade right from the start of the programme, allowing you to evaluate the success of your current study methods and clearly identify areas to improve.

We believe that this transparency gives you the information you need to make the most of your course. We achieve this by:

  • showing your marks clearly in your gradebook, which can be viewed whenever you log onto the learning platform;
  • the rapid turnaround of work assessed to ensure that your gradebook is always up to date;
  • assessing your work throughout the module rather than waiting for end of year exams;
  • ensuring you have regular contact with your Student Adviser;
  • the simplicity and transparency in the design of our assessment criteria.

We also have a policy of ensuring that work submitted by students is authentic. As well as the fact that all work is frequently assessed, we use a well established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism.

On successful completion of your LLB (Hons) Law degree, you will be invited to attend a graduation ceremony at the University of Essex, Colchester Campus.

Career Prospects

If you’re looking to enhance your professional career, online study is one of the most cost-effective, convenient and flexible ways to get a degree. You can enhance both your education and career with a degree from a top UK university regardless of geographical location, work or personal commitments.

We are dedicated to improving employability amongst our graduates. Our online courses give you the opportunity to improve your career prospects and earning potential with a mix of key skills that are directly transferrable to the workplace.

Career destinations

Studying Law will prepare you for a career in many sectors. Roles in finance, human resources, education, local and central government, the voluntary sector or management all benefit from a legal background.

The LLB (Hons) Law online is recognised as a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) in England and Wales and is the first step if you are considering practicing law professionally.

Entry requirements

We have flexible entry requirements that look at both your academic and work-based experience. There are two entry routes onto our qualifying LLB (Hons) Law degree:

1. Academic Entry Route

In order to satisfy the Academic Entry Route requirements for the LLB (Hons) Law degree you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • Three A-levels, or equivalent; plus
  • If English is not your first language, IELTS (Academic) 6.0 or equivalent.
  • If you do not hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, we require students to pass a free online English test.

You will be required to pass your initial assignment set during the first 21 days of the course in order to continue with your studies

2. Open Entry Route

To apply for the LLB (Hons) Law degree via our Open Entry Route you must meet the following criteria:

  • GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above, or equivalent;
  • 3 year’s relevant work experience; plus
  • If English is not your first language, IELTS (Academic) 6.0 or equivalent.

You will be required to pass your initial assignment set during the first 21 days of the course in order to continue with your studies.

21 day money back guarantee

We want to give you the opportunity to experience a University of Essex Online course for a 21 day trial period. That’s why we have introduced our money back guarantee. If you start the course and decide it’s not for you during the first three weeks, you will receive a full refund. Course Structure The LLB (Hons) Law is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 360 credits.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


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