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Course Content and Structure

You will study the core law modules that are common to all law degrees. These modules qualify you for further study to become a solicitor or barrister. You will also select from elective modules in years three and four, which include the practical elements that make this degree so distinctive. The choice of elective modules allows you to tailor your study to your career aspirations; you can choose the areas of legal practice that interest you most.

Year 1

  • Legal Methods
  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law

Year 2

  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Law of Tort
  • European Law

Year 3

  • Land Law
  • Equity and Trusts
  • One module from the list of electives

Year 4

  • Advanced Legal and Commercial Skills
  • Two modules from the list of electives

List of electives

Practice-based electives

You must study two practice-based electives during Parts 3 and 4 of the course. At least one of the practice-based electives must be linked to an academic module.

  • Civil litigation
  • Conveyancing
  • Criminal litigation
  • Probate Practice
  • Family Practice
  • Employment Practice
  • Company Practice

Electives that are not practice-based

  • Commercial and Agency Law
  • Company Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Family and Child Law
  • Employment Law
  • Law of Evidence
  • LLB Dissertation

View the full programme specification here

Assessment methods

The approximate percentage of the course assessment, based on 2017/18 entry is as follows:

Year 1

93% written, 0% practical, 7% coursework

Year 2

75% written, 0% practical, 25% coursework

Year 3

100% written, 0% practical, 0% coursework

Year 4

84% written, 8% practical, 8% coursework.

Overall workload

Approximate study time based on 2017/18 entry is as follows:

Year 1

40% scheduled learning, 60% independent learning, 0% placement

Year 2

40% scheduled learning, 60% independent learning, 0% placement

Year 3

40% scheduled learning, 60% independent learning, 0% placement

Year 4

40% scheduled learning, 60% independent learning, 0% placement.