Law

BA/BSc (Hons) Law

The LLB (Hons) Bachelor in Law course involves a rigorous study of the law, in which you will learn both the content of the law and develop sound skills of legal analysis. The programme has been specifically developed to fulfil the needs of students wishing to move into the legal professions, becoming Solicitors or Barristers and who need a qualifying law degree (QLD).

Explore the fundamental principles of law in England and Wales on a qualifying law degree recognised by both the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board.

You will gain solid grounding in the key areas such as legal methods and skills, constitutional law, criminal law and property law. You can also specialise in a range of subjects including family law, media and entertainment law, company law and human rights, depending on your area of interest. Throughout your degree you will learn how to argue a case effectively in court, interview clients and negotiate agreements, benefitting from simulated trials and tribunals in our Moot Court Room.

Law plays an important part in all areas of life. The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) offers an education that can lead to a wide range of careers both inside and outside the legal profession. Through the study of law, you will gain a skill set that meets the high demands of any legal career, including analytical and research skills, knowledge of the law and its implications, social appreciation, public responsibility and communication skills.

This LLB (Hons) Bachelor in Law programme is accredited as a Qualifying Law Degree in England and Wales by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board and gives exemption from the academic stage of qualification for both branches of the legal profession. Therefore it is ideal for those intending to qualify as a solicitor or barrister.

Students benefit from court and prison visits, a dedicated Moot Room for moots and mock trials, and a Law and Criminal Justice block. The Law team has strong links with the local legal profession and visiting law firms and barristers provide students with career advice

This practical law degree is designed to make you ‘career-ready’ by giving you the skills you need to succeed in legal practice. It is perfect whether you want to move on to the Legal Practice Course (LPC), to be a solicitor, or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), if you aim to be a barrister, or want to use the knowledge and skills you have learnt to open the doors to a variety of rewarding careers.

 

Course Length:  3 years / 4 years including Foundation year;

Start dates:  January / May / September

Course Structure

Year 1

  • Law of Contract
  • Legal System
  • Learning the Law
  • Introduction to Public Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Law and Society
  • Professional Legal Skills
  • Business and Company Law
  • Immigration, Asylum and Nationality

 

Year 2

  • Law of the European Institutions
  • Public Law
  • Law of Tort
  • Human Rights in the United Kingdom
  • Consumer Law
  • Intellectual Property Rights Law
  • Law in the Community
  • Law in Context
  • Discrimination Law
  • Child Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Academic and Employability Skills

 

Year 3

  • Land Law
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Dissertation
  • Employment Law
  • Relationships (Family Law)
  • Company Law
  • Family Law
  • Sale of Goods and Agency
  • Sentencing and Prisons
  • Legal Advice in the Community
  • Practical Legal Skills
  • European and International Human Rights Law

* The units can vary, depending on the chosen pathway or optional modules which your institution will choose for the course structure.

You will have a variety of different summative assessment methods; the precise approach depends on the individual module. For the core subjects most modules assess by examination, some by essay, or a combination. There is a degree of variation in the examination method adopted, with some using seen and open-book examinations instead of the traditional unseen examinations. Optional modules are also predominantly assessed by various forms of examination and essay, although a number employ different forms of assessment such as small group presentation, blog entry, portfolio, law reform project or oral presentation.

After completing your undergraduate degree, if you decide to enhance your career prospects even further you can apply for a postgraduate Master program. For more information regarding progression please contact Atlantic London.

About half of our law graduates seek careers in the legal profession, as solicitors or barristers after further study and training. However, a law degree can open many doors outside of the legal profession. The other graduates enter careers in media, entertainment, politics, business, accountancy, banking, the civil service, police, probation and social services, national and international organisations.

 

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  • Minimum Age: 18 years old;
  • Applicants are required to submit proof of prior certificated learning (e.g. Secondary School Diploma/Baccalaureate/Level 3 qualification) and/or relevant work experience;
  • Applications from mature candidates without formal qualifications are welcomed provided they could demonstrate appropriate levels of relevant ability and experience.
  • If you are unable to meet the entry requirements for this course you may still be eligible for our Foundation year course. This is an extra year of study to prepare you for the full degree.
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language.
  • Applicants must bring their original certificates when coming for registration;

Self-Founding

The Tuition Fee of the course will vary depending on the institution you wish to study in, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

 

Government Founds                                                                                                         

If you are an UK/EU citizen or living in the UK on Indefinite stay, you can receive support from the government via Student Loan Company to cover tuition fees and some living costs while studying, depending on your circumstances. Tuition fee loans, to cover the full cost of your course, are paid directly to the course provider. Maintenance loans can be applied for at the same time, lending you money at the start of each term. You won’t have to pay back the loan until after your course, when you’re earning above a certain level.  Students can still apply for grants if they’re eligible for certain benefits, disabled, or need help with childcare costs.

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HND LAW

Entering a professional law environment means entering a working situation that demands the very highest levels of success. With the Level 5 HND in Business (Law) you can set your future career in motion through comprehensive study and practical, real-world work experience. This course encourages students to develop an in-depth knowledge of business law alongside a firm grasp of the business environment.

The Level 5 HND in Business (Law) is suitable for people currently or hoping to work in business and management roles with a particular interest in the legal elements. This course gives you the opportunity to complete specialist studies which are directly relevant to job roles. You will learn about a range of subjects, including the English Legal System, Small Business Enterprise and Company Law. In the second year, you will complete a project developed using your own individual expertise and the skills you have gained during the course. It encourages the development of the skills required to evaluate and interpret the principles and concepts that underpin business law within a broad range of contexts. Specialist Business Law modules provide a focused and in-depth exploration of contemporary ideas and practice.

This course provides students with the opportunity to become well versed in the necessary disciplines required to pursue careers in the legal and business professions, with a full complement of required and optional modules to study. Newly written to take advantage of the latest developments in the business world, students will finish the course with a respected qualification, a very detailed understanding of the inner workings of modern business and a wide range of units completed – ensuring that they have a diverse learning experience. This a key skill required by graduate recruiters and students will develop the required knowledge and skills through authentic learning experiences in a workshop setting.  Students will be supported to develop key business skills in relation to understanding the nature of business regulation and legal risk, problem-solving, networking, meeting skills, oral and written communication skills.

 

Course Length: 2 years;

Start dates: February / July / October

Course Structure

Year 1

  • Aspects of Contract
  • English Legal Systems
  • Organisations and Behaviour
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Business Environment
  • Managing Financial Resources & Decisions
  • Marketing Principles

Year 2

  • Business Decision Making
  • Business Strategy
  • Research Project
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Business Law
  • Internet Marketing
  • European Law
  • Work based Experience

 

* The units can vary, depending on the optional modules which your institution will choose for the course structure.

Assessment is based on assignments, typically one assignment per unit. These assignments will vary and include a mix of formal reports, presentations and practical tasks, but there will be no formal exams.  You won’t have to write any exams during your HND; instead you will focus on gaining practical, applicable skills through real-world case studies and group and individual assignments.  Learners are assessed using a variety of methods, including group work, tutorials, lectures, seminars presentations, role play and case study analyses, written assignments. All units will be individually graded as ‘passes, ‘merit’ or ‘distinction’. To achieve a full qualification you must pass all 8 units to achieve the higher certificate and all 16 units to achieve the higher diploma.

A key progression path for HND learners is to the second or third year of a degree or honours degree programme, depending on the match of the Higher National units to the degree programme in question. Learners studying the Level 5 HND will be able to progress to a Top-Up degree in business or law. The qualification also prepares learners for employment in the business sector. Some learners may wish to use this qualification in order to enter a specialist area of employment in the sector, where learners may work towards professional membership or study for professional body examinations.

This pathway considers the English legal system, legislation specifically relating to Business, anti-competitive practices and their impact on business, further common law principles and the impact of European Union legislation. Successful completion of the course can lead to legal careers in the public and private sectors.

  • Minimum Age: 18 years old;
  • Applicants are required to submit proof of prior certificated learning (e.g. Secondary School Diploma/Baccalaureate/Level 3 qualification) or relevant work experience;
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language.
  • An interview with the college is compulsory prior student registration.

Self-Founding

The Tuition Fee of the course will vary depending on the institution you wish to study in, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

Government Founds                                                                                                         

If you are an UK/EU citizen or living in the UK on Indefinite stay, you can receive support from the government via Student Loan Company to cover tuition fees and some living costs while studying, depending on your circumstances. Tuition fee loans, to cover the full cost of your course, are paid directly to the course provider. Maintenance loans can be applied for at the same time, lending you money at the start of each term. You won’t have to pay back the loan until after your course, when you’re earning above a certain level.  Students can still apply for grants if they’re eligible for certain benefits, disabled, or need help with childcare costs.

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Law – Level 3 Diploma

Law is a fascinating subject with a great tradition and a dynamic future.  It is the foundation stone of society and plays an increasingly important and visible role in virtually all areas of modern life.  The course aims to give students the opportunity to develop a range of skills, techniques and attitudes, essential to accessing employment opportunities within the legal and business sector. This is achieved by providing students with knowledge and understanding of legal principles and by developing their employability skills.

If you are looking to gain knowledge in a variety of Law related subjects and intend to progress onto higher education, then this is the ideal course for you.

Social and environmental responsibilities, business operations and international codes of conduct are all determined and upheld by legal systems. Law involves analysing a wide range of issues and problems. It is a vibrant and exciting subject. It helps you to be self-confident in dealing with issues, disputes and other people. You will study specific areas of English law in detail and you will develop excellent, and transferable, analytical skills.

Studying on the Level 3 Law course will gives you an understanding of the English legal system and will not only give you a taste of what it is like to study law but also what it is may be like to work in the legal profession. This course is designed to provide you with the skills that you will require working in the legal sector. However it is also a recognised Level 3 qualification which is accepted by most universities. There will be a variety of teaching methods used plus guest speakers, class debates, trips and visits to the local courts. You will keep up to date with any changes in the Law, take an active part in class debates, independently research elements linked to your coursework, produce typed up criteria and present information to the class.

Course Length: 3 – 6 months;

Start dates:  January April, July, September;

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Course Structure

  • Dispute Solving in the Legal System
  • Understanding Law Making
  • Aspects of Legal Liability
  • Unlawful Homicide and Police Powers
  • Aspects of Property Offences and Police Powers
  • Contract Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Aspects of the Law of Tort
  • Aspects of Employment Law
  • Aspects of Family Law

* The units can vary, depending on the optional modules which your institution will choose for the course structure.

A variety of assessment methods are used but most work is through assignments. Each unit within the qualification has specified assessment and grading criteria which are to be used for grading purposes. A summative unit grade can be awarded at pass, merit or distinction

This qualification will suit you if you are planning to take a law degree but do not yet have sufficient, relevant attainment at Level 3 to meet the entry requirements for a higher education course.

This course prepares you to go straight into work in either a general or a legal secretarial role. An excellent opportunity to progress into careers, working with Probation Services and the Court System, Solicitors’ offices, barristers’ chambers, Law Courts, local authorities and the police.

  • Applicants must be 19+, motivated to study with a clear intention to progress to a higher education course;
  • Applicants will need to take a diagnostic assessment of literacy (unless already qualified to Level 2 in English and Maths);
  • Related work experience. More mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include experience of paid and/or unpaid employment.

Self-Founding

You can choose to fund this course yourself. The Tuition Fee of the course will vary depending on the institution you wish to study in, as well as your status in the UK. Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

Government Founds    

If you are an UK/EU citizen or living in the UK on Indefinite Stay, you can receive support from the government via 19+Advanced Learning Loan to cover tuition fees costs while studying, depending on your circumstances. These loans help learners aged 19 and over, to pay the fees charged by approved colleges and training organisations in England.

You can get a tuition fee loan to cover your full course fees. You only start to pay back your student loan after you finish studying and are earning over £21,000 a year.

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