What will you study on the LLB Law?
In Year 1, you will study English Legal System, Legal Method, Public Law, Contract Law. In Year 2 you will study Criminal Law, Tort, EU Law plus one optional module. In Year 3 you will study Land Law, and Equity and Trusts plus two optional modules (if part-time, these modules will be studied over 4 or 6 years).
You will develop your knowledge and understanding, and cognitive and practical skills, through lectures, seminars, workshops and self-directed study using a variety of resources, including the library and e-learning.
What will you gain?
Alongside developing a thorough grounding in the core areas of English law, you will gain the legal skills and academic abilities to embark on the next stage of professional training, with our graduates regularly pursuing the next step of vocational training as a solicitor or barrister. A law degree is also an excellent platform for entering related professions and many of our graduates have successful careers outside of the law, in business, commerce, the public sector, and many other areas.
You will develop your knowledge and understanding of primary sources of law such as case law, legislation and other relevant material including examination of how the laws are made and developed, of the institutions within which the law is administered and the personnel who practise law. You will explore a wide range of legal concepts, values, principles and rules, and be provided with the requisite critical means to become practitioners, innovators and reformers of the legal system or other professional spheres.
Your cognitive and practical skills will also be expanded and you will gain the ability to identify accurately and analyse legal issues by applying knowledge of legal principles and concepts to complex practical situations, as well as make reasoned judgements based on informed understanding of arguments. You will be able to research and interpret the primary and secondary source material of law and apply the findings to the solution of legal problems, and then evaluate and judge the value of relevant doctrinal and policy issues in relation to law and a range of legal topics.
You will gain confidence in undertaking independent research and identifying, retrieving, investigating and managing information from a range of academic sources, both paper and electronic, to produce up-to-date and relevant information. Finally, you will be able to use and apply correct and accurate legal terminology orally in moots and presentations and in writing.