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Entry Requirements

A degree, an HND, or a minimum of successful completion of 120 higher education credits at level 4 (equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate programme) in any subject.

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Duration

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2 years

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3 years

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Key Features & Benefits

  • Study in our dedicated University Centre
  • Have the opportunity to attend guest lectures from industry specialists to broaden your knowledge.
  • Be taught by a mix of practicing solicitors and trained teachers giving you real-world insight and academia.
  • Have the opportunity to volunteer on a work placement to add experience to your CV.

This Law (Accelerated Route) LLB (Hons) course has been designed for graduates who have successfully completed at least one year of Honours level undergraduate university study or those with a HND/Foundation Degree in another subject who now wish to study Law at Honours level for a further two years (full-time).

Overview

Combining an intellectually challenging curriculum with an industry focus, the LLB (Hons) Law (Accelerated Route) degree at Blackburn University Centre gives you a grounding in the key concepts of law, while preparing you for a high level legal career. 

The law industry is changing and as such our course is currently "Subject to Approval". The specific requirements contained in the Law LLB (Hons) have been changed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). 

The Law LLB (Hons) Accelerated Route degree offered at Blackburn University Centre contains the core elements expected in an LLB (Hons) Law degree as well as options in your area of choice - as such the course is excellent preparation for a number of careers in Law.

Our Law degree also opens up many routes to graduate careers. For those intending to work as practising solicitors or barristers, once you have completed the course you might choose to continue by taking either the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE 1) or the Bar Vocational Course for intended barristers.  

The course is available on both a full-time basis. 

The overall aim of the programme is to provide a balanced and stimulating academic legal education together with an understanding of the essential practical skills such as debating, mooting and presentations which support employability.

What will I study?

At Level 5 you will build upon these foundations and gain the confidence to engage in analytical and critical thought through completion of mandatory modules and one optional module, which will support your transition into Level 6 study.

At Level 6, there are a mixture of mandatory and optional modules.

All students take a total of 120 credits per level. As the course is subject to validation, the complete list of modules has been supplied below. All mandatory modules will form part of the course and some of the optional modules (but not all) wil be offered.

Level 5 Modules (all modules are mandatory) include:

  • Academic and Professional Legal Skills
  • Criminal Law
  • Law and the State
  • Legal Systems and Methods
  • The Law of Contract
  • The Law of Torts

Level 6 Mandatory Modules include:

  • Land Law
  • Law on Trial
  • Equity and the Law of Trusts
  • Access to Justice, Advocacy and Ethics

There will also be two options made available to you from:

  • Advanced Criminal Law
  • Banking and Finance Regulation
  • Commerical Law
  • Corporate Law and Governance
  • Dissertation
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Gender and the Law
  • Legal History
  • Legal Issues in Sport
  • Legal Philosophy
  • Medical Law
  • Public Legal Edication
  • The Law in Wales
  • The Law Relating to Children

Entry Requirements

A degree, an HND, or a minimum of successful completion of 120 higher education credits at level 4 (equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate programme) in any subject.

You may wish to join the programme if you already hold an honours degree in a different discipline but wish to enter the legal profession. In this case you need to search out how you will finance the programme as you may not be eligible for student loans. Applicants may be invited to interview.

Please note that whilst this course does not require a DBS Check for entry, some professions will not consider candidates who have certain types of criminal convictions. Therefore, if you have a criminal conviction and you are considering a particular career path we would recommend that you check with the relevant professional body or refer to their recruitment policy to make sure that your conviction will not disadvantage you.

Care Leavers or Young Carers

We want students from all backgrounds to have the opportunity to go to University. If you have spent three months or more in local authority care OR are a young carer, you will be eligible for a contextual offer. This is a grade reduction of 1-A Level grade below our standard entry requirements. For example, a standard offer of CCC, would become CCD. MMM at Level 3 Extended Diploma would become MMP. To apply we advise that you tick the box on your UCAS application which identifies you have spent time in care and to help identify you as eligible for our contextual offer.

How will I be assessed?

Throughout the course a full range of assessment techniques will be used. You could be assessed by examinations, including open-book examinations, practical assessments, assignments, briefs, essays, presentations (including group presentations), reports and portfolio building. 

Each module is formally assessed through, for example, examinations, open book examinations, essays, assignments or briefs, group presentations, presentations, portfolio building and a dissertation. This formal assessment will count towards your module mark and feedback is usually given within 4 weeks following the formal submission of your work.

Additionally, some lecturers will provide informal feedback, for example, following an examination they may choose to work through the exam paper in a tutorial. It should be noted that feedback is part of the ongoing learning cycle which is not limited to written feedback. Other forms of feedback include one-to-one meetings with a personal tutor, dissertation and project supervision meetings, a lecturer responding to learner questions or responses during topic or situation discussions. 

Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor.

Teaching and Learning

You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course.  The team could include senior academics, professional practitioners with industry experience, demonstrators and technical officers.  You can learn more about our staff by visiting our staff profiles.

Timetables

On this course, students generally spend up to 4 days a week in College if studying the course full-time. As all course timetables are subject to change you should not make definite plans based on this information; this information is intended as a guide only. Please remember that you will be expected to carry out work in your own time in addition to the time you spend in College.

Overall Workload

You overall workload consists of class contact hours, around 20 hours of independent learning and assessment activity and any field trips which may take place.

Students will be responsible for paying their own costs for any optional trips or visits offered during their studies

Academic Support

We have a dedicated Student Engagement Team who will be able to provide support in the following areas;

  • Study Skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills)
  • Written English
  • Academic Writing (including referencing)
  • Research Skills

What can I do next?

Our LLB (Hons) Law (Accelerated Route) programme provides students with a valuable qualification for entry into the legal profession it also provides students with an excellent qualification for entry into an array of other vocations.

For those wishing to enter the legal profession, whether as a barrister or a solicitor, it contains a firm foundation of training for either the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE 1) or the Bar Vocational Course for intended barristers.  

It is also designed to act as a worthwhile qualification for those wishing to enter industry, commerce, education or public service, by providing a comprehensive yet critical understanding of the functioning of law and the legal system in Britain today, within the contextual framework.

The programme also allows students to progress onto further study at postgraduate level with study of a Masters Degree. 

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