LLB (Hons) Law including Foundation Year (4 Year)

We are now accepting applications for our January 2018 intake for this course.

All of our four year degrees are ideal for applicants who have only studied up to GCSE Level. This course may also be for you if you:

  • Have only a limited number of A-Levels or BTEC Level 3 qualifications
  • Have been out of education for a while
  • Are an EU national who graduated from high school outside of the UK.

If you don’t have any formal qualifications, you could still be admitted onto the course if you pass our admissions tests and interview.

You can choose to study Law, Business Management, or Accounting and Financial Management. In Year 1, you will complete four Foundation Year modules. Three of these four modules focus on general study skills and the fourth is an introduction to your chosen subject area (Law, Business, or Accounting). These modules have been designed to prepare you for the next three years of your degree.

If you are eligible for funding through the Student Loans Company (SLC) you will be entitled to funding for all 4 years of the course.

This course covers the key aspects of legal theory and practice at degree level. It equips graduates with the knowledge and skills needed for an entry-level position in a wide range of areas requiring a law qualification.

Would you like to find out more? Click here to fill out our enquiry form or call our Enquiries Line: +44(0)20 7078 8844

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Professional Body recognitionCILEx

The course is recognised by the legal professional bodies as a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) exempting graduates from the Academic Stage of Training for students seeking to qualify as a solicitor or barrister of England and Wales.

Students who complete the Civil Litigation and Client Care module, plus one of the other four practice-based modules, are eligible for admission as a Graduate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx). This opportunity saves graduates one year of additional study. With CILEx Graduate Member status, our students will be able to use the designatory letters: GCILEx (therefore they would be LLB (Hons), GCILEx).

Upon graduation our students who opt for CILEx Graduate Member status could immediately work in a law firm in roles such as a Trainee CILEx Lawyer, Paralegal or Legal Clerk. After completing 3 years of qualifying employment in a law firm, they will be admitted as a Fellow of CILEx (FCILEx) and a Chartered Legal Executive. Fellows can represent clients in court if they qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive Advocate. They can also dual qualify as a Solicitor, without having to complete a two-year training contract.

Our LLB is one of only a handful in England and Wales which provides students with this option. Usually membership takes an additional year of study. So our LLB students who decide to pursue a career as a chartered legal executive can benefit from this very unique advantage!


Employment

This degree is clearly a natural choice for applicants considering a career as a solicitor, barrister, chartered legal executive or paralegal. Our Law graduates will hone a number of invaluable employability skills, such as: intellectual independence; reflective self-management; awareness of principles and values of law, justice and ethics; an understanding of legal theories that can be applied globally; problem-solving; excellent written and oral communication.  Therefore there is a diverse array of employment opportunities for Law graduates in areas such as education, journalism, public relations, business and enterprise, or across the public sector.


Key information

We have both September and January start dates for this course. There are two semesters each year. Students complete 2 x 30 credit modules each semester, enabling students to concentrate on fewer modules at a time. Modules are assessed in different ways, e.g. essays, problem questions, case studies, reports, moots, presentations and examinations.
 

Duration:

4 years full-time

Campus:

Bloomsbury

Start dates:

September or January 

Awarding body:

The University of Northampton


Fees

UK/EU 2017/18*: £6,150 per year
Total course fee: £24,600

EEA and Swiss nationals 2017/18*: £12,000 per year
Total course fee: £48,000

* Scholarships are available

UK/EU - http://www.lsbm.ac.uk/scholarships
EEA - http://www.lsbm.ac.uk/eea-scholarships

International students are ineligible for 4 Year degrees

Please note we are unable to issue Tier 4 visas for our 4 Year degrees



Entry requirements

  • Applicants normally require 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, or equivalent Level 2 qualifications, including English Language.

Note: From 2017, English and Maths GCSEs are graded from 9 to 1, rather than A* to G. All other GCSE subjects will follow with the new grading system in 2019. A current grade 'C' in the new system will be considered to be a '4'. Click here for a quick explanation of the new GCSE grading system from our blog.

  • Applicants must have completed Year 11 (Key Stage 4) Secondary School, or equivalent, at least 2 years prior to the start of the course.
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language require IELTS at 5.5 (minimum 5.0 in each category).

 

Modules
 

Level/Year Semester 1 Semester 2
Level 0
Foundation
Study and
Research Skills
(30 credits)
Contemporary
Themes
(30 credits)
Professional
Skills
(30 credits)
Introduction to
Law
(30 credits)
Level 4
Year 1
Legal Method
and Systems
(30 credits)
Contract Law
(30 credits)
Professional and
Legal Skills
(30 credits)
Criminal Law
(30 credits)
Level 5
Year 2
Public Law
(30 credits)
Law of Tort
(30 credits)
European Union
Law
(30 credits)
Principles of
Land Law
(30 credits)
Level 6
Year 3
Option
(30 credits)
Equity and
Trusts
(30 credits)
Option
(30 credits)
Dissertation
(30 credits)


Students complete two of the following Level 6 option modules:

  • Aspects of International Law
  • Civil Litigation and Client Care **
  • Criminal Litigation *
  • Company and Partnership Law and Practice *
  • Employment Law and Practice *
  • Family Law and Practice *
  • Legal Internship

** Compulsory module for graduates who wish to be admitted to the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) as a Graduate Member.

* One of these four modules must be taken in conjunction with Civil Litigation and Client Care in order for graduates to be admitted to the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) as a Graduate member.


Featured Modules

Civil Litigation and Client Care is a module available at Level 6 that examines the key aspects of Civil Litigation, including:

  • the underlying features that enable an act of litigation
  • pre-action steps before issuing a claim
  • initial stages of proceedings and termination of a claim prior to trial; the track allocation system
  • the key steps made in the progress of a claim to trial
  • offers of settlement and interim payments
  • remedies
  • the trial procedure
  • orders and judgments
  • enforcement of orders and judgments
  • appeals
  • costs

It enables students to critically discuss the issues and to provide practical advice and assistance within the context of a specific legal situation.

This module also exposes students to the following key aspects of Client Care:

  • negotiation
  • legal writing
  • professional conduct issues, and
  • client care within a legal practice

Aspects of International Law is an optional module available at Level 6 that introduces various key aspects of the study of both Public and Private International Law. It is designed to promote systematic knowledge and conceptual understanding of the role and functioning of international law. Upon completion, students will be able to identify and critically analyse and discuss the body of law that governs the legal relations between states as well as the legal framework which regulates relationships between individuals in the international sphere.

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Degree classification

Upon graduation your degree will be classified as follows:

1st Class Honours
Upper Second Class Honours (2.1)
Lower Second Class Honours (2.2)
Third Class Honours

In calculating your degree classification, modules at Levels 0 and 4 are ignored. Your degree classification is based upon your performance in modules at Levels 5 and 6.


University of Northampton Academic Regulations

The LLB (Hons) Law is awarded by the University of Northampton, and is governed by the University's Academic Regulations. Most of the University’s degrees are made up of 20-credit modules and therefore some of the Regulations apply differently to the LLB because it consists of 30-credit modules:

1. Accumulated Failure (Regulation 3.7.2)

If, after exhausting all opportunities for reassessment, you fail modules to the value of 90 credits, you will be withdrawn from further study.

2. Condonement (Regulation 3.7.12)

You must pass every module in order to successfully complete your degree.

3. Maximum number of credits that can be studied in each academic year (Regulation 3.3.2)

If, after exhausting all opportunities for reassessment, you fail a module your studies will continue into an additional academic year.

You can find the University's Academic Regulations here
 


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