LLB (HONS) LAW

Buckinghamshire New University

STUDY MODE
Full-Time
LEVEL OF COURSE
Level 6
LEARNERS
120 Credits
ATTENDANCE
12 Hours per Week
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COURSE OVERVIEW

Mont Rose College of Management and Sciences offers LLB (Hons) Law in partnership with Buckinghamshire New University.

AWARDING BODY   BUCKINGHAMSHIRE NEW UNIVERSITY
Level of Course Level 6, LLB (Honours) Law degree.
Number of Credit Hours Upon successful completion of the course the student will have completed at least 360 credits
Mode and Length of Study 3 years Full-Time
Attendance Full-time students are required to attend 12 hours per week in term time. Four modules will be offered in each semester.
Workload A full time student will study 120 credits in an academic year.
Exemptions No exemption is allowed for this programme

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES

A. Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of the programme a graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts, values, rules, procedures, institutions and personnel of the English & Welsh and European Union legal systems
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a range of substantive areas of law, including some in depth.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of legal ethics and the concepts which underpin them.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of social, commercial and political contexts within which the law operates.

B. Intellectual/Cognitive Skills

On successful completion of the programme a graduate will be able to:

  • Apply the law to factual situations to produce arguable conclusions as to possible outcomes.
  • Identify issues for research and undertake effective research using electronic and paper sources, including in areas of law not previously studied.
  • Identify and engage with doctrinal and policy considerations in relation to legal topics.
  • Consider and assess a range of arguments to produce a critical analysis of laws.

C. Practical Skills

On successful completion of the programme a graduate will be able to:

  • Produce documents using software appropriate to the requirements of a particular task or audience.
  • Understand the concept of ethics and the value and application of ethical considerations in academic and professional contexts.
  • Understand what is meant by professionalism and apply their understanding in an academic and employment context.
  • Work to a deadline, effectively planning and managing workload

D. Key/Transferable Skills

On successful completion of the programme a graduate will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively and persuasively in the English language, in writing and using speech.
  • Work effectively as a part of a group or team.
  • Reflect on his or her own learning, and recognise areas for development.
  • Recognise and undertake practical and developmental steps in planning for his or her future.
  • COURSE CONTENTS

    Course Contents/Description

    Programme Structure

    Year One

    • Law of Contract
    • Criminal Law
    • English Legal System
    • Professional Skills 1
    • EU Constitutional & Procedural Law
    • Professional Skills 2

    Year Two Core Modules:

    • Law of Tort
    • Public Law

    Option Modules – choice of two from:

    • Business Organisations
    • Criminal Justice
    • Family Law
    • Intellectual Property Law 1
    • Employment Law

    Year Three Core Modules:

    • Law of Property
    • Equity and Trusts

    Option Modules:

    Either Research Methods (15 credit one semester) plus three options from the following:
    Or Dissertation Module (30 credit two semesters) plus two options from the following:

    • Law of Contract
    • Criminal Law
    • Intellectual Property Law 2
    • Law of Evidence
    • EU Human Rights
    • Environmental Law

    Our teaching is informed by research and employer requirements, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the subject area. These option modules will include some, or all, of the above, or additional, validated law programme modules, may be offered in substitution. In addition, where we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an option module, this may not be offered. If an option module does not run, we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

  • TEACHING & LEARNING

    Learning, Teaching and Assessment Methods:

    Teaching and Learning Strategies:

    The course is underpinned by classroom-based teaching of current theory, concepts and research, delivered through a blend of lectures, interactive seminars and workshops, small-group activities and debates and supported at every stage by material on the virtual learning environment.

    Lectures are used to provide frameworks within which students develop their learning. They are primarily lecturer-led but interactive in style and designed to engage students in the understanding of the subject. Dependent upon the level and content, they may include student-based activity and will always provide opportunities for students to raise questions.

    The frameworks delivered within the lecture sessions include those of method, concept, rule, policy, and (legal) cultural norms. Students are provided with study guides and other written materials to support their learning: these will include lecture outlines and references as well as seminar/workshop materials, and the virtual learning environment will be used to support the teaching, learning and assessment strategy.

    Seminars and workshops are student centred. The seminars provide a context for the examination and use of knowledge gained in plenary sessions and in private study. They are based upon a case study based problems, questions and research activities that are set out in the study materials.

    Workshops provide an opportunity for skills development and application and will typically involve practical tasks/skills application and problem solving being carried out in class or in buzz-groups.

    Students are expected to read, research, and prepare answers for the seminar or workshop questions. Information and ideas are exchanged and discussed. Difficulties and uncertainties are addressed. Students develop legal, academic and transferable skills with guidance from tutors.

    Skills in oral and written technique, research and critical analysis are developed progressively throughout the levels. The Professional Skills modules provide particular focus of the development of those skills, which are assessed in these modules and through the varied diet of assessment in other modules.

    Independent learning is developed progressively through the programme by means of seminar research, and coursework preparation, with students at lower levels being given greater guidance on sources and indicative reading. The second-year Professional Skills module prepares students to demonstrate their ability in undertaking independent research in the third-year Dissertation and Research Project modules.

    Beyond the skills modules, the core of the programme comprises a study of the Foundation Modules of Criminal Law, Contract Law, European Union Law, Law of Tort, Constitutional Law, Equity & Trusts, and Property Law, as required by the professional bodies.

    Differentiation is permitted by the range of option modules at Levels 5 and 6, which are designed to permit students to undertake study in a range of legal disciplines, or to specialise in particular areas of law.

    Professionalism and ethics form a theme throughout the programme, introduced primarily in the Skills modules, but inculcated in other modules with clear expectations that students behave appropriately and contribute to the achievement of teaching aims in class. The particular focus for the demonstration of these skills arises in a variety of assessed elements, including team- or group-based assessments; oral presentations; the legal advice exhibition and the court day.

  • ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES

    Assessment Strategies

    Specific assessment methods are determined at modular level, but are designed to reflect the programme aims and learning outcomes, to equip students with relevant knowledge and experience; academic and cognitive, and critical and transferable skills. To this end there is a varied diet of assessment at all three levels designed to mirror ‘real world’ legal issues, problems and situations, as well as providing students with the opportunity to demonstrate the skills they have acquired.

    Seminars provide one of the contexts in which student achievement can be demonstrated: this achievement is formally assessed in some modules at Levels 5 and Level 6 by the Seminar Contribution and Participation assessment (SCAP) which forms 10% of the overall module mark. This form of SCAP will be by way of ongoing assessment of student’s preparation for and contribution to seminars throughout the academic cycle.

    Examinations permit students to demonstrate achievement of a range of Learning Outcomes in some law modules. Traditional “unseen” end-of-year exams are limited to the Foundation Modules (Criminal Law, Contract Law, Law of Tort, Constitutional Law, Equity & Trusts, and Land Law). Other law modules will be assessed, in part, by time-limited “take-home” assessment: a case-study will be released to students via the virtual learning environment with limited time to undertake the required task and submit a written report (again, via the virtual learning environment. Modules may also be assessed in part by traditional case-study /essay based coursework questions, or oral presentation or a combination of both provided to students considerably in advance of the submission deadline.

    All students will be required to demonstrate the skills of critical analysis and independent study required to achieve success in a dissertation or its equivalent (Research Project).

    Additionally, some modules contain specific forms of assessment applicable only to that module: for instance, the Court Day reflective account; the legal advice session; assessment by submission of a portfolio of work; viva examinations; and preparation of CVs and career plans.

    Subject Benchmark Statement:

    Law (2007) applies to the degree programme as currently validated

  • ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    Entry Requirements

    A typical offer will include GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above and a UCAS Tariff score of 96-112. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.

    Start Date
    New intake each: September.

    Total Course Duration
    3 years

  • PROGRESSION ROUTE ON COMPLETION

    Progression Route on completion

    Education for later qualification as a solicitor or barrister, or to undertake post-graduate academic legal study. Law graduates, with high levels of competency in communication and analysis (as well as knowledge of the law) are attractive to a range of graduate employers, including those offering careers in law enforcement; regulatory and compliance work; the justice system; local and national government; and a wide-range of careers in business and commerce.

  • TUITION FEE

    Tuition Fee

    The tuition fee is 9,250  per annum. Students on this course may be fully funded by the Student Loans Company. This facility is only available to UK and other European Union students. For more information, please contact the admissions team at admissions@mrcollege.ac.uk or T: +44 20 8556 5009

    For more information, terms and conditions, please visit the Student Finance website at: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance.

    Maintenance Loan

    Subject to household income, a Maintenance Loan is also available to help with students’ living costs for full-time UK and EU students. Further information is available at https://www.gov.uk/student-finance/loans-and-grants

  • HOW TO APPLY

    Please apply through UCAS and for assistance, contact via email, our Admissions Department, admissions@mrcollege.ac.uk or, by post to Mont Rose College, Shakespeare House, 267 Cranbrook Road, London, IG1 4TG.

    Admission & Study Location:
    Mont Rose College,
    Shakespeare House,
    Ilford Campus