LLB (Hons) Degree in Law, Level 4-6

Course overview

The single honours LLB degree taught at Worcester Law School and awarded by Staffordshire University will provide you with a study of law, which meets the requirements of the legal profession (the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board) to provide exemption from the academic stage of training.

The LLB also provides partial exemption from the academic qualification required by the Chartered
Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx). The degree has been designed to encourage you to think
critically about the law and to develop your skills in research and communication. It is, therefore,
not simply about training students for careers in the legal profession. The LLB is also an excellent
qualification for a whole range of careers, including: paralegal, finance, commerce, education, management consultancy, business management and HR roles.

The staff in the law school come from a range of different backgrounds. Some have spent many years in the academic environment and have considerable experience in the delivery of various areas of law.

Other staff have come from practice backgrounds and have worked as commercial and private law solicitors and paralegals. This ensures that students have the benefit of both practice and academic experience.

Delivered via lectures and small group tutorials.

Entry requirements

80 UCAS points or equivalent. Applicants without formal qualifications are encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis.

How will I be assessed?

All modules are assessed using various methods including presentations, portfolios, written assignments and examinations and Legal Research and Skills by a 3,000 word assignment.

What can I do next

A law degree will open many doors in the employment market, including: local or central government, the courts and police service, youth offending teams, the probation service and lecturing. Students can progress into the Legal Practice Course, the Bar Professional Training Course, the CILEx route to legal qualification, other professional awards or immediate employment.

Course Modules

English Legal System & Skills:
This module provides an introduction to the legal and court systems of England. Students consider the validity of the use of juries and the ways in which judges interpret the law. Skills relating to presentations, writing and debating are introduced
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Contract Law and Problem Solving:
This module covers the requirements for a valid contract to be formed and the ways in which contracts can end. Students learn about the remedies which can be provided by the courts and the application of the law to various situations.
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Torts and Civil Remedies:
An introduction to the law relating to civil wrongs including the tort of negligence and the ways in which a claim can be brought to the courts. Students consider the use of various remedies including damages/compensation.
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Law in Society:
An introduction to current legal issues and basic legal theories. Students will look at current areas of change in the law and discuss the impact of legal change on society.
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Criminal Law:
Students learn about the ways in which citizens are held to be criminally liable and the requirements for the state to bring a charge against a person. Different crimes and their elements and the development of the criminal law are considered.
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Constitutional Law:
An introduction into the concepts of the Rule of Law, Supremacy of Parliament and Human Rights Law and the interaction between the citizen and the state.
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Administrative Law and Human Rights:
Students study the ways in which the power of the state is regulated by statute and how this relates to the rights of citizens. The ways in which Judicial Review can be brought are discussed and students learn how this provides an effective means of redress against the government.
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Law of European Union:
Students study the ways in which EU Law impacts upon this country and how it is effectively implemented to ensure compliance with our obligations.
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Property Law and Application:
Students will have a broad introduction into the ownership of land and the process for transferral of rights and interests.
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The Law of Trusts and Equitable Remedies:
The law relating to principles of fairness in equity and the development and use of trusts as a vehicle to protect property.
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LEVEL 6 OPTIONS (subject to change and demand):
Company Law
Contract of Employment and Equality
Family Law
Dissertation module

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Start Dates
September 2017
September 2018
September 2019

Qualifications / Level
Level 6

Study Types
Full Time
Part Time

Locations
Redditch Campus
St Wulstan's Worcester

Cost
HE Fee Information
HE Financial Support

Course Code
LAW-DGH