Overview

 

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Why study  law?

Law is an incredibly varied subject that affects every aspect of human life, right down to the air we breathe.

It affects our relationships with each other, the state and other countries. It affects our education, employment, travel, property, health and human rights.

The law industry is competitive and changes in line with social needs. A law degree offers diverse career pathways and a skillset to help you succeed in almost any career.

Why University of Newcastle?

LLB(Hons) Law is a practical and contemporary degree, recognised by employers and delivered by leading experts in one of the largest law schools in the country.

If you choose a legal career when you graduate, you’ll have a solid grounding in law and enough experience from placements and pro bono work to ensure you succeed in your legal training.

Our students value the range of optional modules and opportunity to specialise according to their interests in the second and third year.

Research informs teaching at every level and you’ll develop core legal knowledge in subjects spanning commercial law, criminal justice, environmental law, human rights and family law.

You’ll gain valuable insight and vital skills during this course. Mooting competitions, guest speakers, field trips, Pro Bono work, placements, and a practical Law in Action module let you explore cases and build your network.

You’ll have regular opportunities to practice legal submissionsin our modern mock courtrooms, while law simulations allow you to test your case working abilities.

 

Key features of the course

Develops your expertise of topics related to the investigation, exploration and contested terrain of crime, and social harm Extends skills and insights regarding the criminal justice system, victim protection and support, civil liberties, human rights, security and social justice Ideal preparation for work where analytical and careful decision making is required, and where initiative is valued. Please note that this masters degree is not suitable for those who wish to go on to PhD level study.

Accreditation

The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality. Accreditation is your assurance that the University meets quality standards.

Institutional Accreditation

Regional accreditation is an institution-level accreditation status granted by one of six U.S. regional accrediting bodies. Accreditation by more than one regional accrediting body is not permitted by the U.S. Department of Education.

University of Newcastle is accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission (DETC), www.detc.org.uk Since , University of Newcastle has been continually accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

 

BA (Honours) 

Course Level:

Undergraduate

Credits 

112

Course

codeF756

How long it takes:

Three Years, Four Years Sandwich

Study Mode:

Distance learning/ Campus

Course cost

Price: US$15000.00

Entry requirements

Find out more about

Department:

Newcastle Law School

Why study law?

Law is an incredibly varied subject that affects every aspect of human life, right down to the air we breathe.

It affects our relationships with each other, the state and other countries. It affects our education, employment, travel, property, health and human rights.

The law industry is competitive and changes in line with social needs. A law degree offers diverse career pathways and a skillset to help you succeed in almost any career.

Why Newcastle?

LLB(Hons) Law is a practical and contemporary degree, recognised by employers and delivered by leading experts in one of the largest law schools in the country.

If you choose a legal career when you graduate, you’ll have a solid grounding in law and enough experience from placements and pro bono work to ensure you succeed in your legal training.

Our students value the range of optional modules and opportunity to specialise according to their interests in the second and third year.

Research informs teaching at every level and you’ll develop core legal knowledge in subjects spanning commercial law, criminal justice, environmental law, human rights and family law.

You’ll gain valuable insight and vital skills during this course. Mooting competitions, guest speakers, field trips, Pro Bono work, placements, and a practical Law in Action module let you explore cases and build your network.

You’ll have regular opportunities to practice legal submissionsin our modern mock courtrooms, while law simulations allow you to test your case working abilities.

Where can it take me?

This is a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD), which provides you with the core legal knowledge to progress to the LLM Advanced Legal Practice (LPC LLM) or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) to train as a solicitor or barrister. 

You could start your legal career immediately, or pursue a different career pathway entirely. Law graduates’ broad skillset makes them very attractive to employers.

Our students have secured roles in law firms, chambers, city councils, banks, estate agents, higher education, accountancy, Citizens Advice and the Crown Prosecution Service.

Content

The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.

Year one

You will study:

  • Foundations for Law
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law*
  • Law of Contract*
  • Criminal Law*.

Year two

You will study:

  • Law of Torts*.

Plus, three optional modules from:

  • Land Law*
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Dispute Resolution Skills
  • Sexual Offences and Offending: Criminal Justice Responses
  • Forensic Evidence
  • Migration Law and Policy
  • Public International Law
  • Sports Law
  • Criminal Procedure and Punishment
  • Commercial Law
  • Information Technology Law.

Placement year (if applicable)

If you study on the four year (sandwich) course, you’ll spend a year away from the University on a work placement after Year two.

You’ll complete a placement learning module.

See the Placements and Fees sections for more information.

Final year

You will study:

  • European Union Law*

Plus, optional modules from (the number depending on credit requirements): 

  • Equity and Trusts*
  • Law of Evidence
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Company Law in Context
  • The Law of International Trade
  • Globalisation, Trade and Natural Resources
  • European Human Rights
  • Family Law
  • Medicine and the Law
  • Media and Entertainment Law
  • Law of Financial Crime and Regulation
  • Gender and the Law
  • Organised Crime and Criminal Justice
  • Dissertation
  • Law in Action
  • Work Integrated Learning
  • Cross Cultural Learning and Development.

*If you are aiming to become a solicitor or a barrister, you must take these modules to get a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD).

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.

Typical offers

  • Tariff points: 112
  • GCSE: For all applicants, Grade C/4 or above in English Language, or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.
  • English Language Requirement:

    If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to meet the UK Border Agency’s and the University’s minimum English language requirements such as the International English Language Test (IELTS) overall score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component.

  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required. You can include points from A-Level General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) towards overall tariff. You must have at least two A-Levels.
  • EDEXCEL (BTEC) Diploma: No specific subjects required.
  • Access: Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma; to include 15 level 3 credits at merit.
  • Baccalaureate IB: No specific subjects required.

Entry requirements

If you wish to study Year one at University Centre Weston (UCW), please remember to add the Campus Code ‘E’ to your UCAS application.

We recognise the individual nature of each application and our typical offer should be viewed as a guide. UNC Bristol welcomes interest from applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements. We will consider evidence of your relevant personal, professional or educational experience where it demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed on the course. Please include details of any relevant experience in your application. 

If you don’t meet the entry requirements of this course, you may be eligible for Foundation Year entry into this or other related degree courses.

If you receive an offer for this course, you may be invited to attend an Offer Holder Day in February or March. These are a great opportunity to find out what it’s really like to study here. You’ll experience taster lectures or workshops, meet your course tutors, current students and other offer holders.

Read more about entry requirements.

UNC Bristol’s International College

If you are an international student and do not meet the academic or English language requirements to study this course, you can qualify by completing preparatory study at our International College.

English language support

If you meet the academic requirements but require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend one of our pre-sessional English courses. Students who successfully complete the pre-sessional course can progress onto their chosen degree course without retaking an IELTS or equivalent.

Read more about our Pre-Sessional English Programme.

Offer Types

If you have not received your exam results, your offer from UNC Bristol will be conditional and will be subject to you achieving the tariff points/grades required for your course.

If you have already satisfied the academic entry requirements of your chosen course, you are likely to be made an unconditional offer. Please note that Unc Bristol will only make unconditional offers if you have already achieved your qualifications.

To make sure our applicants are academically prepared for when they start their studies at UNC Bristol, we do not make unconditional offers to those that are still studying their Level 3 qualifications (such as A-levels, BTEC, Access or equivalent). We hope that this will encourage our applicants to value their academic achievements as much as we do.

Fees Amount (£)
Home/EU-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee 9250
Home/EU-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit) 1156
International-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee 13000
International-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit) 1625

 

Careers / Further study

Law students are valuable to employers because of the broad skillset you gain from studying this subject.

You could pursue a legal career as solicitor, barrister, legal adviser, legal executive or paralegal, but you can also go into a career in HR, teaching, charity work and the public sector.

Our graduates have secured roles with law firms such as Osbourne Clarke, Burgess Salmon, Clarke Wilmott as well as Guildhall Chambers and Invictus Chambers.

A number of graduates establish careers within the banking and finance sector, accountancy, Citizens Advice and the Crown Prosecution Service.

Many students train as a barrister or solicitor through the BPTC or LPC, or undertake the LLM Commercial Law orInternational Law.

Get inspired

Our award-winning careers service will develop your employment potential through career coaching and find you graduate jobs, placements and global opportunities.

We can also help find local volunteering and community opportunities, provide support for entrepreneurial activity and get you access to employer events.

Visit our employability pages to learn more about careers, employers and what our students are doing six months after graduating.

Learning and Teaching

Our approach to learning is student-centered, supporting you to develop the skills you need to have a successful legal career.

In year two and your final year, you can design the course to fit your interests and career ambitions.

You can specialise in many different aspects of law, either choosing to study subjects grouped to form a theme (for example criminal justice or commercial law) or studying subjects you find attractive.

Our modules differ in learning approaches, so you can choose those that match your style.

You’ll be allocated an academic personal tutor who will support you throughout your degree.

See our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Approximate percentage of time you’ll spend in different learning activities*:

Year Scheduled learning and teaching study Independent study Placement study
1 25% 75% 0%
2 24% 76% 0%
3 24% 76% 0%

*Calculated from compulsory and optional modules (where applicable) each year

Study time

You can study your whole course at Frenchay Campus or you can study Year one at University College Weston, and complete Year two and Final year at Frenchay Campus.

You will need final UNC Bristol approval for the latter.

Frenchay campus delivery

During your degree, you will have 12 hours of teaching with a lecturer each week. 

If you choose to do a dissertation or take the Law in Action module, you’ll get a further nine hours of classes, as well as individual contact with the staff member supervising the module. 

In Year one and Year two, you will also receive one hour of peer assisted learning (PAL) each week. 

All students can access the Academic Success Centre (ASC) for workshops and one-to-one sessions with tutors.

Assessment

You can expect to be assessed using problem and essay questions, exams, research based assessments, reflection on skills acquisition, report writing, portfolio submissions and presentations.

See our full glossary of assessment terms.

Approximate percentage of marks awarded by each assessment method*:

Year Written exam assessment Coursework assessment Practical exam assessment
1 52% 48% 0%
2 90% 10% 0%
3 40% 47% 13%

*Calculated from compulsory and optional modules (where applicable) each year