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Law & Practice LLB (Hons) 2017/18 entry

Course code:

M102 - LLB
M104 - HNC

Study options:

3 year - Degree
2 year - HND
1 year - HNC

Location:

CU Scarborough

Starting:

September 2017
November 2017
January 2018
February 2018
April 2018
June 2018

Fees:

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

01723 336700


Overview

Law is one of the world’s oldest professions. Filled with intrigue and complexities, law is a fascinating and exciting subject area that is an essential component of everyday life. A degree in law can lead you to a wide number of career options, including a lawyer, legal executive or costs negotiator.

Success in this field demands discipline, strategic thinking, a solid knowledge of legislation and the ability to adapt to different scenarios. As legal knowledge is key for success in this career, this course focuses on teaching you key theoretical principles and fundamental best practices such as how to make succinct legal arguments. 

Why CU Scarborough

We are committed to delivering a modern university experience to all our students. Our unique timetable and teaching structure gives you flexibility and our small class sizes ensure students receive plenty of contact hours with tutors. We are also dedicated to making higher education accessible and enjoyable to everyone, so we kept our fees low, our timetable structured and made it a policy to cover one module at a time, allowing you to become a specialist in each topic before moving onto the next.

Employability

Dedicated Careers & Employability department who will assist you in finding employment

Top Quality Courses

Taught by industry professionals, awarded by Coventry University

No End of Year Exams

Our modern teaching techniques mean no last-minute cramming and less stress

Professional Recognition

Specific courses contain additional industry recognised qualifications from awarding bodies

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Course information

This course aims to provide you with a thorough understanding of law and practice in the modern world. Focusing strongly on developing practical real-world skills, this course covers a broad range of topics, from engaging critically with the principles of employment law and how EU law has evolved, through to contractual and tortious liability. Further to this, you will develop mooting, advocacy and presentation skills throughout this programme, building a solid foundation for you to become a competent and knowledgeable practitioner of law.

 

Course Specification
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Modules

Overview

Focused on real-world applications, this year encourages you to think practically in the field of law, applying legal rules and principles to particular scenarios while identifying and evaluating key issues. Throughout the year you will touch upon several principle elements including judicial precedent, vitiating factors and negotiation, aptly preparing you for advanced-level learning in year two. Students who complete year one are awarded a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Law & Practice.

Modules

  • English Legal System and Legal Methods

    This introduction to the English legal system describes the distinctiveness of the common-law approach as a legal methodology. In terms of legal method, you will be introduced to statutory interpretation, the operation of the doctrine of precedent, the process of legal research and the basics of legal reasoning. 

  • Public Law and Human Rights

    This module will provide knowledge of the constitutional underpinnings and theory of administrative law. You will gain comprehensive knowledge of the institutions, processes and legal principles of redress for judicial and extra-judicial grievances against public bodies. You will also cover constraints on the exercise of government power, human rights protections and administrative law remedies, including judicial review.

  • Criminal Law and Mooting

    This module aims to provide you with the opportunity to understand and critically examine the evidence, concepts, debates, and controversies associated with the study of criminal law. You will be informed of the key cases and legislation which govern criminal law and encouraged to reflect on whether the law could be improved.

  • Contract Law and Dispute Resolution

    Contract Law affects our lives every day and this module aims to provide a critical understanding of the conceptual and analytical frameworks underpinning the law of Contract. You will examine key topics such as; the formation of contractual relations, the requirements for enforceability of contracts, the rights of third parties and vitiating factors.

Thought about a different campus?

CU Scarborough, CU Coventry and CU London come together to form CU, part of the Coventry University Group. Students who study at CU will graduate with a degree awarded and accredited by Coventry University.

All CU students have the opportunity to move between each campus after completing an academic year. This means you can study on the stunning Yorkshire coast, in the vibrant city of Coventry, or in the UK’s capital. Find out more about the CU offering.

Overview

Conceptually, the aim of the learning and teaching method in this year is to mirror as closely as possible a trainee’s experience in a law firm, and to enable you to acquire and develop the essential skills of identifying issues, practical legal research, writing and drafting. This provides you with an elevated level of practical legal knowledge, ready for progression into year three. Students who complete year two are awarded a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Law & Practice.

Modules

  • Legal Research Project

    This module aims to equip you with the ability to advise clients in an accurate, clear way, by adopting appropriate planning, research and evaluation techniques. To help you understand the importance of research for legal practitioners, you will engage with real theoretical problems under tutor supervision to identify a legal issue and research and report upon it.

  • Tort law and Legal Problem Solving

    Tort is a dynamic subject which is constantly growing through case law and the introduction of new legislation. This module places emphasis on tortious obligations such as negligence, including clinical negligence. You’ll be introduced to general principles and have an opportunity to engage with legal rules and apply them in a problem-solving context.

  • Property Law and Legal Analysis

    This is an introduction to fundamental principles of property law. You will examine property rights in relation to land and deal with their definition, development, acquisition and transfer. You will also investigate issues such as, the term ‘land’ and its meaning, how ownership of land is transferred and how land can be registered.  

  • Law of Trusts and Professional Advice

    The aim of this module is to ensure students understand the historical development of the concepts, principles and rules of equity and trusts, and their impact on English law. You will explore controversial issues, such as the ability of trusts to assist in wealth creation and maintenance, developing critical thinking and legal reasoning skills in the process.

Thought about a different campus?

CU Scarborough, CU Coventry and CU London come together to form CU, part of the Coventry University Group. Students who study at CU will graduate with a degree awarded and accredited by Coventry University.

All CU students have the opportunity to move between each campus after completing an academic year. This means you can study on the stunning Yorkshire coast, in the vibrant city of Coventry, the in the UK’s capital. Find out more about the CU offering.

Overview

Sandwich years and placement years give you the opportunity to gain further insight into the industry or career you are seeking to follow. This enables you to contextualise the theoretical models and concepts discussed in the classroom in the workplace. Furthermore, if you choose to take advantage of a placement or sandwich year, this version of the degree will help to increase your employment prospects by acquiring skills and gaining an understanding of what employers expect of graduates.

Overview

As you prepare for entry into industry, we aim to equip you with practical skills ready for direct application in this final year. You are introduced to the techniques of client interviewing, including planning, listening, questioning and advising. You will hone in on written communication and advocacy skills, and demonstrate good practice of drafting court documents and forms. The skills and knowledge that you refine during your final year will help to prepare you for further professional development. Students who complete final year are awarded a LLB (Hons) Degree in Law & Practice.

Modules

  • European Union Law and Collaborative Working

    This module aims to introduce you to the law of the European Union and equip you with a thorough understanding of the institutional and procedural law of the European Union and the influence it has on the domestic law of England and Wales.

  • Criminal Practice and Advocacy

    This module explores the criminal litigation system in England and Wales from the perspectives of the criminal defence solicitor and that of the prosecution lawyer. You will learn how to run a criminal client file from initial interview to trial, while considering ethical issues, client care and issues relating to funding and costs.

  • Civil Practice and Interviewing

    This unit provides an overview of the civil litigation system in England and Wales and the procedures followed in that system. You will consider methods of alternative dispute resolution without the need for formal court proceedings, and how to run a civil client file from initial interview to trial and beyond.

  • Client Care and Legal Research

    You will gain a solid grounding in client care skills in the context of a legal environment, including legal writing and complaints management in a legal context. In this practical module, you will develop key legal practice and wider business skill through applied elements such as negotiations in role-play scenarios.

Thought about a different campus?

CU Scarborough, CU Coventry and CU London come together to form CU, part of the Coventry University Group. Students who study at CU will graduate with a degree awarded and accredited by Coventry University.

All CU students have the opportunity to move between each campus after completing an academic year. This means you can study on the stunning Yorkshire coast, in the vibrant city of Coventry, the in the UK’s capital. Find out more about the CU offering.

In more detail...

  • Upon completion of this course, you will receive a qualification awarded by Coventry University, which is ranked 12th best University in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2018. Coventry University were also awarded Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2017.
  • You will receive support with applying for short and long-term placements, to gain the experience employers desire, with our Careers & Employability Department.
  • You will have the opportunity for multi-campus learning in Scarborough, Coventry and London.
  • We keep our fees low to make higher education more accessible to everyone. This means you benefit from an amazing modern university experience, at a competitive price.
  • Small tutorial group sessions of up to five people ensure that you receive the mentoring help and support you need.
  • We deliver one module at a time during each block. This means you can dedicate your time to specialise in each subject without the distraction of numerous modules and multiple deadlines.

All teaching and learning activities across the course are designed to develop academic and non-academic writing skills, research skills, presentational skills, advocacy skills, practical administrative skills and employability skills.

Your main study themes are:

  • The English Legal System: An understanding of the classifications of law into public/private, domestic/European/international and civil/criminal. Key concepts of criminal law and its applications to real life scenarios.
  • Internationalisation: Comparative study of other legal orders, such as the European Union or legal systems in other jurisdictions which are also based on English common law.
  • Client Care and Practice: Conducting interviews and best practices, identifying legal problems, customer support and system management and law from the clients’ perspective.
  • Research Methods: Internet based law research resources, such as Westlaw, LexisNexis and LawTel. Presentation of work through digital media is built into session plans. 

The learning outcomes of modules, assignments and projects will be clearly stated. Your work will be marked according to how well you achieve these learning outcomes and your final feedback will refer to each outcome, as well as providing an overall percentage grade.

Assessment methods vary and include, practical class and project performance, written practical reports, project thesis, oral presentations, tutorial tasks and assessments which take place at the end of each six-week block.

Course Breakdown (approximate.):

  • Coursework and Written Assessments: 50%
  • Phase Tests: 20%
  • Practical Work/Presentations: 30%

50% assessed by coursework and written assessments

On completion, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding and knowledge of the theoretical, analytical and practical aspects of legislation and processes.
  • Be proficient in collating and evaluating evidence, with enhanced advocacy and advisory skills
  • Develop appropriate analysis techniques, alongside the ability to undertake reliable and thorough research of case law, law commissions, statutes and more.
  • Apply appropriate presentation skills to confidently establish the significance of data produced. 

Full-time students receive 18 hours of teaching each week.
Classes are split into two categories:
Morning - 9am-1pm
Afternoon - 1:30pm-5:30pm

Part-time students receive 8 hours of teaching each week.
Classes are split into two categories, subject to numbers:
Saturday - 9am-6pm
Tuesday and Thursday - 6pm-10pm

Groups sizes are kept low. This way, students can take advantage of small numbers to increase contact time with lecturers.

We hold tutorials in groups no larger than five every week. These sessions are mandatory and ensure you receive detailed feedback about your work.

Entry Requirements

Law & Practice Higher National Certificate (HNC)

64 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

Law & Practice Higher National Diploma (HND)

80 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

Law & Practice LLB (Hons) Degree

104 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

All HNC/HND/Degree courses require at least two A2 Levels or a BTEC equivalent qualification.

What if I don’t meet the entry requirements?

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this course, we offer a number of programmes to help you secure a place. Successful completion of one of the below programmes guarantees you a place on a degree course with us, subject to meeting specified criteria

Foundation Year

This degree programme has an integral stage 0 attached to it, so if you do not meet the entry requirements you may enter at the foundation level. Successful completion of a relevant Foundation course will guarantee you progression onto this degree programme.

Access to HE

 Access to HE courses aim to bring your academic skills and topical knowledge up to optimal standard for higher education study. If you undertake an Access to HE course and then successfully complete a degree programme, the remaining balance of your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off. 

Law & Practice Higher National Certificate (HNC)

64 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

Law & Practice Higher National Diploma (HND)

80 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

Law & Practice LLB (Hons) Degree

104 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

All HNC/HND/Degree courses require at least two A2 Levels or a BTEC equivalent qualification.

What if I don’t meet the entry requirements?

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this course, we offer a number of programmes to help you secure a place. Successful completion of one of the below programmes guarantees you a place on a degree course with us, subject to meeting specified criteria

Foundation Year

This degree programme has an integral stage 0 attached to it, so if you do not meet the entry requirements you may enter at the foundation level. Successful completion of a relevant Foundation course will guarantee you progression onto this degree programme.

Access to HE

Access to HE courses aim to bring your academic skills and topical knowledge up to optimal standard for higher education study. If you undertake an Access to HE course and then successfully complete a degree programme, the remaining balance of your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off. 

Law & Practice Higher National Certificate (HNC)

64 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

Law & Practice Higher National Diploma (HND)

80 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

Law & Practice LLB (Hons) Degree

104 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

All HNC/HND/Degree courses require at least two A2 Levels or a BTEC equivalent qualification.

CU welcomes international students from all around the globe. If you are an international student and are interested in applying for a Foundation Year, HNC, HND or Degree course you can do so by completing the online application form.

Once your application form has been processed you will receive the outcome of your application via your given email address.

Please be aware you will need the following information in order to make your application:

  • All academic transcripts
  • Copies of degree/diploma certificates or work reference if employed
  • One academic reference
  • Be trained to English language proficiency level IELTS 6.0 (HNC - year 1/HND - year 2) or IELTS 6.5 (Degree/Top Up - year 3
  • Your personal statement
  • Copy of your current passport

 

Unconditional offers

We want to recruit the best students to CU Scarborough. We assess an applicants' past, current and predicted performance and commitment to the course, and we may feel that it is appropriate to reward consistently high-achieving students with an unconditional offer to CU Scarborough. It is a commitment from us with regard to an applicants’ potential as an excellent undergraduate and we hope that this will encourage such applicants to join CU Scarborough.

Personal statements and references will also be taken into account and, for some degree courses, an interview will form part of the assessment. Requirements for specific courses differ and not all degree courses will be taking part in the scheme. The unconditional offer will be confirmed once a selected applicant has made CU Scarborough their firm choice.

CU Scarborough has assessed that you can achieve the required grades and we have demonstrated this belief by making you an offer. This is our commitment to you so then we ask that you reciprocate this commitment by selecting us as your ‘firm’ choice and activating your offer.

We will consider other qualifications for a pre-result unconditional offer if you have an appropriate proven performance at GCSE (or equivalent) level and predicted grades in line with grades that we expect to see at A-level. Other qualifications that we may consider for a pre-result unconditional offer include: The International Baccalaureate Diploma, BTEC Level 3 qualifications, Cambridge Pre-U and combinations of qualifications (e.g. BTECS plus A-levels).

An unconditional offer is what it says it is. So, if you don’t meet your predictions then your place is still guaranteed. However, we would hope and expect that you continue to work hard to make the most of your potential and be best prepared to study at university level.

No, the unconditional offer is only available to those who will take up their place in the year for which they applied.

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this course, we have a number of programmes which upon completion, automatically qualifies you onto a place on this degree course, such as Foundation Years or Access to Higher Education Diplomas.

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£6,009 (per year)


November 2017

£6,009 (per year)


January 2018

£6,009 (per year)


February 2018

£6,009 (per year)


April 2018

£6,009 (per year)


June 2018

£6,009 (per year)


Starts

Fee


September 2017

£6,009 (per year)


November 2017

£6,009 (per year)


January 2018

£6,009 (per year)


February 2018

£6,009 (per year)


April 2018

£6,009 (per year)


June 2018

£6,009 (per year)


Starts

Fee


September 2017

£8,725 (per year)


November 2017

£8,725 (per year)


January 2018

£8,725 (per year)


February 2018

£8,725 (per year)


April 2018

£8,725 (per year)


June 2018

£8,725 (per year)


Full-time (UK/EU)

For the academic year 2017/18, each six-week block will cost £1,502.25. A full academic year is made up of four of these blocks, so this means that a normal full-time year is £6,009. This covers some of your learning materials, access to the CU Scarborough Library & Learning Services, all your classes and online tutorials. 

Part-time (UK/EU)

The part-time course fee is dependent on how many modules you choose to study in an academic year.
Each stage of the qualification (HNC/HND/Degree) will require you to complete four academic blocks. You can study up to four blocks in one academic year or study at a slower pace (usually three academic blocks per year). Please note if you do study at a slower pace you will need to re-enrol to complete your studies in the next academic year.

For the academic year 2017/18, each block for part-time students will cost £1,502.25. Therefore, the total fee per stage of your qualification if completed in the academic year 2017/18 is: £6,009.

Funding

As a full-time student or part-time student resident in the UK or EU, you can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees at CU Scarborough from Student Finance England.

Career prospects

With an ever-growing demand of legal professionals in all industries, graduates of a law course have an expansive list of career paths to explore. With many students progressing directly into a legal position, some students have also chosen to study further in the field by undertaking a master’s degree in specialised subjects such as International Law.

This course serves as a direct progression route into the legal profession. With an additional qualification such as a CILEx, graduates from this course have a variety of professions to explore, such as Costs Negotiator, Barrister or Solicitor.