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The University of Wolverhampton

LLB (Hons)Law

Why choose this course?

The LLB degree provides a qualifying law degree enabling successful graduates to progress to further study on the Legal Practice Course (Solicitor) or the Bar Professional Training Course (Barrister) and is therefore designed in accordance with the professional body requirements and will include:-

  • Subject specific knowledge of the areas of law known as the Foundations of Legal Knowledge comprising: Constitutional and Administrative Law and Human Rights Law; Law of the European Union; Criminal Law; Contract; Tort; Property Law and Equity & Trusts with an initial study of Legal Skills and English and European Legal Systems and training in legal research.
  • Application (including problem solving)
  • Research, analysis, evaluation, critical judgement and synthesis
  • An ability to work independently
  • Effective communication, literacy (including proficiency in IT skills) and other key skills.

The course aims to provide students with knowledge of the English Legal system, familiarity with its institutions and procedures and a basic understanding of how law fits together and operates in England and Wales and the European Union.

Students will demonstrate progression through their course of study and develop the ability to apply knowledge to legal problems and provide solutions to a wide number of legal issues.

In addition to the designated mandatory subjects for study there will be the opportunity to select options at Levels 5 and 6 as preparation for areas of future employment and/or specialism. The overall aim is that students will be able to act independently in planning and managing tasks. Core and option areas which they have studied and will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the use of IT and engage with blended learning and technology supported learning.

Read more about Law at the University of Wolverhampton.

What happens on the course?

Indicative Course Structure (Info correct on July 2016).

Semester 1 Starters:

Level 4 Semester 1

Level 4 Semester 2

C

4LW003

Contract Law

20

C

4LW005

Law of Torts

20

C

4LW011

Constitutional Law

20

C

4LW012

Administrative Law and Human Rights

20

C

4LW014

Professional Development and Skills

20

C

4LW015

Obligations in Contract and Tort

20

Level 5 Semester 1

Level 5 Semester 2

C

5LW002

Criminal Law

20

C

5LW006

Land Law

20

20

C

5LW021

Applied Legal Research

20

2 Option modules to be taken in Semester 1

1 Option Module to be taken in Semester 2

O

5LW008

Alternative Dispute Resolution Law and Skills

20

O

5LW004

Advanced Criminal Law *

20

O

5LW010

Commercial Law

20

O

5LW009

Intellectual Property Law

20

O

5LW011

Medical Law

20

O

5LW016

Housing and Welfare Law

20

O

5CJ006

Punishment and Society

20

O

5SL008

Volunteering in Action

20

O

5HU001

The Enlightenment

20

O

5PH001

Law Morality and Society

20

O

5HU002

Popular Texts

20

O

5WL002

Elementary Language

20

O

5WL002

Elementary Language

20

O

5WL001

Basic Language

20

O

5WL001

Basic Language

20

O

5PO006

Contemporary Britain

20

* February (Semester 2) start students will not be entitled to choose 5LW004

5LW022

Supervised Work Experience (Sandwich Year option)

40

Level 6 Semester 1

Level 6 Semester 2

C

6LW004

Law of the European Union

20

C

6LW012

Equity and Trusts (includes requirement for independent study)

20

2 Option modules to be taken in Semester 1

2 Option Modules to be taken in Semester 2

O

6LW001

Family and Child Law

20

O

6LW002

Research Methods and Dissertation

20

O

6LW002

Research Methods and Project

20

O

6LW011

Business and Community Link in Law

20

O

6LW005

Employment Law

20

O

6LW013

Company Law

20

O

6LW011

Business and Community Link in Law

20

O

6LW034

Internet Law

20

O

6LW016

International Trade and Finance Law

20

O

6LW042

Law of Criminal Evidence

20

O

6CJ011

Serious and Organised Crime

20

O

6WL001

Intermediate/Advanced Language

20

O

6CJ004

Counter Terrorism Law Policy and Practise

20

O

O

6WL001

Intermediate/Advanced Language

20

O

Why Wolverhampton?

The LLB (Hons) Law is a very popular course and is based on the study of the essential modules for entry into one of the legal professions.

In the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) the School’s average ranking was the joint highest ranking of all new universities within the Region - with 65% of law staff ranked at an international level or above.

Mooting and other legal skills competitions provide the opportunity to experience what it is like to be a lawyer. Also, a purpose-built courtroom gives you a taste of life in a real court with purpose-built legal equipment and state of the art acoustics.

There are also regular visits to The Inns of Court and Houses of Parliament as well as career talks from local firms, police, and other relevant organisations.

You will have the opportunity to work on real life cases through our University Legal Advice Centre providing you with invaluable practical experience.

The University of Wolverhampton and international law firm DWF LLP have joined forces to provide law students with the opportunity to receive careers guidance from mentors working in commercial legal practice. The DWF Mentoring Scheme is a unique opportunity for our students to engage with legal practitioners on a one-to-one basis and obtain guidance and advice on their individual career paths. Watch our video about the scheme to find out more.

What our students think

Career path

Many of our graduates go on to become lawyers. However, the diverse nature of the degree also means that law graduates can enter a range of alternative occupations including: Police, Trading Standards, Health and Safety, Personnel, Accountancy, Local Authority, and the Civil Service. Further career options include: banking, finance, insurance or work in public and private sector management.

You may continue your studies by undertaking the Legal Practice Course at the University of Wolverhampton or the Bar Professional Training course, or undertake one of the specialist Master's degrees with us.

Mooting and other legal skills competitions provide the opportunity to experience what it is like to be a lawyer. Also, a purpose-built courtroom gives you a taste of life in a real court with purpose-built legal equipment and state of the art acoustics. There are also regular visits to The Inns of Court and Houses of Parliament as well as career talks from local firms, police, and other relevant organisations.

You will have the opportunity to work on real life cases through our University Legal Advice Centre providing you with invaluable practical experience.

Students can also volunteer as a Wolverhampton Legal Companion. The WLC is a scheme that runs in collaboration with Wolverhampton County Court to help Law, Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy students.

What skills will you gain?

As a graduate of this course you will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Gain knowledge and understanding of the fundamental doctrines, sources and principles which underpin the Law of England and Wales, including the Foundations of Legal Knowledge; how Law is made and developed, ethics and the concept of justice and the institutions within which the law is administered.
  2. Apply knowledge to complex legal situations; recognising potential alternative conclusions and taking into account ambiguity and uncertainty in the law, providing supporting reasons and communicating these, both orally and in writing, appropriately.
  3. Demonstrate the intellectual and practical skills needed to research and analyse the law; including the effective use of resources to retrieve and evaluate information; and to apply the findings of such work to the solution of legal problems.
  4. Be able to act independently in planning and managing tasks with limited guidance in areas which they have studied.
  5. Demonstrate an awareness of the contexts within which law operates and be able to use this awareness to offer critical judgments of arguments or legal issues.

Who accredits this course?

The qualifying law degree is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for the purposes of satisfying the academic stage of training.

This course gives you added value, as on successful completion of it you may choose to apply for membership of an internationally recognised professional body, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).

The University has ‘recognised course provider’ status by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) through the module Alternative Dispute Resolution for Commercial Legal Disputes, so that on successful completion of this module and course, you may apply to the CIArb for Associate Membership.

Entry requirements

2017 Entry

  • ‘A’ levels grades BBC or higher
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade DMM
  • BTEC QCF Diploma grade D*D*
  • Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction).
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here
  • Successful completion of the foundation year of our BA (Hons) Law and Social Sciences with Foundation Year guarantees entry on to this course
  • Successful completion of the International Foundation Year in Social Sciences guarantees entry on to this course

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please seehttp://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course

Course fees and finance

2017/8 Home/EU International
Full time £9,250 £11,475

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2017/8. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact 01902 323403

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

* We are currently unable to confirm these fees.

Contact us

Telephone

01902 32 22 22

Email

enquiries@wlv.ac.uk

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