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Entry Requirements

80 UCAS points or relevant work experience

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Study Mode

Part time

 

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Duration

6 years

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Timetable

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Key Features & Benefits

  • Achieve a qualifying Law degree - the first stage of becoming a qualified Solicitor and validated by Solicitors Regulation Authority.
  • 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.
  • Be part of the Law Society and enjoy attending the annual Law Ball.

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

Overview

Our Law LLB (Hons) is the more traditional Law qualification that we offer and is a qualification we have delivered for over 20 years. This is the part-time version of the course.

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

The Law LLB (Hons) 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 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 and part-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?

When you study at Level 4, you will study a set of 6 compulsory mandatory modules. These modules are aimed at providing students with essential skills required for the study of law. 

At Level 5 you will build upon these foundations and gain the confidence to engage in analytical and critical thought through ocmpletiong of mandatory modules, which will continue into Level 6 study.

At Level 6, you will undertake a dissertation, which allows for detailed study of a legal issue of your own choice. There are a mixture of mandatory and optional modules at this level.

It is also possible to study modules that will allow exemptions from the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX).  

All students take a total of 120 credits per level.

The following modules may be offered on the PT LLB programme:

  • Public Law (Core)
  • Legal Systems and Sources (Core)
  • Criminal Law (Core)
  • Tort and Transactional Learning (Core)
  • Contract and Problem Solving (Core)
  • Legal Skills (Core)

Level 5 modules:

  • Land Law (Core)
    Law of the European Union (Core)
    Learning Through The Workplace (Core)
    Law on Trial (Core)
    Criminal Evidence
    Company Law
    Employment Law
    Sports Law
    Family Law
    Commercial and Consumer Law

Level 6 Modules:

  • Advanced Legal Studies (Core)
  • Contemporary Legal Research (Potential Core)
  • Equity and the Law of Trusts (Potential Core)
  • Dissertation (Core)
  • Company Law
  • Testate and Intestate Succession
  • Media Law 
  • Commercial and Consumer Law
  • European Human Rights Law
  • Criminal Evidence
  • Employment Law
  • Equality Law
  • Legal History
  • Sports Law
  • Medical Law
  • Legal Philosophy
  • Family Law

If a module has already been studied at a lower level, then it cannot be studied again at a higher level such as Family Law studied at level 5 cannot be studied at level 6 again

Optional Modules

If we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, this may not be offered.  If an optional module will not be run, we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Entry Requirements

You’ll need 80 UCAS points to join this programme.

Applicants without formal qualifications but with relevant work experience will be considered for entry to the programme subject to an interview or an appropriate diagnostic test that involves the current recommendation process. All applicants must show that they have a good level of spoken or written English, and if English is not your first language you’ll need to demonstrate the ability to study in English.

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, group projects, essays, assignments or briefs, presentations, group presentations, portfolio building, self-assessments, peer assessment and a dissertation. This formal assessment will count towards your module mark and feedback is usually given within 20 working days following the submission of your formal submission of 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

We endeavour to make timetables available one month before you start your course.  Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week.  Part-time classes are normally scheduled on one or two days per week. Students may be permitted to infill day classes for modules not offered in the evening or by request due to personal circumstances.

Overall Workload

Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, around 15 hours of independent learning and assessment activity and any field trips which may take place.

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 part-time programme provides students with a valuable qualification for entry into the legal profession.

The part-time LLB 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 all the subjects constituting the academic stage of training. 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 or to continue their legal education by undertaking the Legal Practice Course or the Bar Vocational Course.

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