The BA/BSc (Hons) 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).
What you need to know about the BA/BSc (Hons) Law course
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 Law course 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.
The law course 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 course 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 / April / August / September;