Law is an interesting and challenging discipline which impacts at every level, from people's individual daily lives to the operations of Government on the international stage. Increasingly the international dimension to legal study has become more important, across a wide range of legal areas, as the influence of the European Union and international organisations have become so significant.
The Law LLB Honours course offers you an exciting and dynamic educational experience, while also providing you with the core subjects required by the professional legal bodies. The legal professions require graduates to possess both intellectual and practical skills, and the course explicitly addresses these requirements with a structured programme of skills development. It will also equip you with the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.
Our LLB course provides you with an excellent amount of choice. Alongside the core modules, required by the professional legal bodies, you are able to study a wide range of distinctive modules to suit your areas of interest.
We have a strong focus on employment and we spend a lot of time supporting you to develop your career. From the outset we concentrate on professional and transferable skills, employability and personal development planning. We also offer innovative modules to prepare you for the realities of working in modern law practice and the changing profession, which will allow you to progress after you graduate. We also aim to provide you with a host of opportunities to boost your career and develop your professional and transferable skills.
A Law degree is seen as a valuable asset by a variety of employers, legal and non-legal. This course will prepare you for a range of legal careers including practice as a barrister or advocate, solicitor, clerk and officer of court, and legal executive; our graduates also pursue careers in accountancy, the Civil Service, education and local government.
You will gain a thorough knowledge and understanding of the fundamental doctrines and principles that underpin the English legal system and beyond.
You will have the opportunity to study an extensive range of options covering wide and diverse areas of law that are closely linked to staff research interests. These options can be linked together to form one of six coherent streams; commercial law, criminal law and justice, entertainment law, human rights, law and theory, and welfare law.
You can also add an international dimension to your studies through a further year of law study abroad in one of the School's partner institutions in Europe and overseas. Some of the study abroad is undertaken under the Erasmus scheme set up by the European Commission.
Teaching methods include lectures, seminar-based discussion, class presentations, invited guest speakers and practical group exercises.
Assessment methods include open and closed book exams, in-class tests, oral presentations, and written coursework.
Subjects of study
The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course.
Year 1 (Credit Level 4)
Subjects of study include:
- Contract Law
- Criminal Law
- Legal Skills and Process
- Public Law
- Tort Law
- Criminal Justice: Crime and Punishment
- Introduction to Business Law
- Introduction to Legal Practice
- Introduction to Rights and the Law
- Islamic Law in Context
- Law and Social Media
- Mooting and Advocacy
- People Culture and Property
- The Portrayal of Justice: Screen Representations of Law and Lawyers
Year 2 (Credit Level 5)
Subjects of study include:
- Equity and Trusts
- EU Law
- Land Law
- Legal Profession and Legal Services
- Adjudication and Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Child Protection Law and Policy
- Housing Law
- Introduction to Human Rights Law
- Law and Culture
- Law and Social Justice
- Law and Sport in Contemporary Society
- Medical Law and Ethics
- Rethinking Criminal Justice
- Work Placement in a Legal Setting
Year 3 (Credit Level 6)
Subjects of study include (all option modules):
- 21st Century Law Practice and Ethics
- Advanced Criminal Law
- Clinical Legal Practice
- Commercial Law
- Company Law
- Competition Law
- Criminal Procedure and Evidence
- Disability Law
- Dissertation in Law
- Employment Law
- Entertainment Law
- Environmental Law
- Family Law and Family Justice
- Human Rights: Substantive Legal Protection
- International Law and Global Justice
- Law of Intellectual Property
- Law of International Trade
- Media Law
- New Legal Thinking, Theory, Philosophy and Justice
- Religion, Law and Society
The course content is listed by year, corresponding to the full-time mode of study. If you study part-time you will study the same content, spread over four years.
As part of your course you can take elective modules. Electives are an exciting opportunity to widen your experience at university and to gain skills and knowledge that will help make you more employable.
This course is a Qualifying Law Degree and graduates who wish to become barristers or solicitors are granted exemptions by the professional bodies concerned.
Direct entry to Year 2 or 3 is only possible in exceptional circumstances, if you have already successfully completed a course compatible with Year 1, or Year 1 and 2 of our LLB. You must have entry qualiﬁcations comparable to those needed to enrol at Credit Level 4 at Westminster. We may not be able to make a decision until all your previous results are available.
Direct entrants should have achieved a minimum average of 55 per cent in all modules (not including pass/fail modules) prior to their application to transfer.
Admission to Year 3 is rarely granted. Students at this stage of the course should check their proposed programme of study with the appropriate professional body to ensure that they are eligible for a Qualifying Law Degree.
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Last updated November 16, 2017