Wolverhampton Law School

Law

LLB (Hons) Full-time 3 years, Part-time 6 years

The  LLB degree provides a qualifying law degree enabling successful to prepare for  the Bar Professional Training Course  (Barrister).

The  LLB degree provides a qualifying law degree enabling successful to prepare for  the Bar Professional Training Course  (Barrister).

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code M100
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  • Start Date(s) 20 January 2020, 21 September 2020
  • Award LLB (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (3 years), Part-time (6 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton Law School

Why choose this course?

The  LLB degree provides a qualifying law degree enabling successful to prepare for  the Bar Professional Training Course  (Barrister).  Additionally, the LLB is designed to provide preparatory legal education for those wishing to qualify as solicitors by undertaking the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination.

  • Subject specific knowledge of the areas of law known as the Foundations of Legal Knowledge comprising: Constitutional and Administrative Law and Human Rights Law; Law of the European Union; Criminal Law; Contract; Tort; Property Law and Equity & Trusts with an initial study of Legal Skills and English and European Legal Systems and training in legal research.
  • In addition, the degree covers the substantive areas of the Solicitor’s Qualifying Examination, including Business Law and Practice, Property Law and Practice, Criminal Litigation, Wills and Probate and Dispute Resolution in Contract and Tort.
  • Application (including problem solving and practice based learning)
  • Research, analysis, evaluation, critical judgement and synthesis
  • An ability to work independently
  • Effective communication, literacy (including proficiency in IT skills) and other key skills.

The course aims to provide students with knowledge of the English Legal system, familiarity with its institutions and procedures and a basic understanding of how law fits together and operates in England and Wales and the European Union.

Students will demonstrate progression through their course of study and develop the ability to apply knowledge to legal problems and provide solutions to a wide number of legal issues.

In addition to the designated mandatory subjects for study there will be the opportunity to select options at Levels 5 and 6 as preparation for areas of future employment and/or specialism. The overall aim is that students will be able to act independently in planning and managing tasks. Core and option areas which they have studied and will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the use of IT  and technology supported learning.  Students will be exposed to practice based learning throughout the degree.

 

What happens on the course?

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Many of our graduates go on to become lawyers.  However, the diverse nature of the degree also means that law graduates can enter a range of alternative occupations including: Police, Trading Standards, Health and Safety, Personnel, Accountancy, Local Authority, and the Civil Service.  Further career options include: banking, finance, insurance or work in public and private sector management.

You may continue your studies by undertaking the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) at the University of Wolverhampton or the Bar Professional Training course, or undertake one of the specialist  Master's degrees with us.

Mooting and other legal skills competitions provide the opportunity to experience what it is like to be a lawyer.  Also, a purpose-built courtroom gives you a taste of life in a real court with legal equipment and state of the art acoustics. There are also regular visits to The Inns of Court and Houses of Parliament as well as career talks from local firms, police, and other relevant organisations.

You will have the opportunity to work on real life cases through our University Legal Advice Centre providing you with invaluable practical experience.

Students can also volunteer as a Wolverhampton Legal Companion. The WLC is a scheme that runs in collaboration with Wolverhampton County Court to help Law, Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy students.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The LLB (Hons) Law is a very popular course and is based on the study of the essential modules for entry into one of the legal professions.

Mooting and other legal skills competitions provide the opportunity to experience what it is like to be a lawyer. Also, a purpose-built courtroom gives you a taste of life in a real court with purpose-built legal equipment and state of the art acoustics.

There are also regular visits to The Inns of Court and Houses of Parliament as well as career talks from local firms, police, and other relevant organisations.

You will have the opportunity to work on real life cases through our University Legal Advice Centre providing you with invaluable practical experience.

The University of Wolverhampton and international law firm DWF LLP have joined forces to provide law students with the opportunity to receive careers guidance from mentors working in commercial legal practice. The DWF Mentoring Scheme is a unique opportunity for our students to engage with legal practitioners on a one-to-one basis and obtain guidance and advice on their individual career paths. Watch our video about the scheme to find out more.

As a graduate of this course you will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Gain knowledge and understanding of the fundamental doctrines, sources and principles which underpin the Law of England and Wales, including the Foundations of Legal Knowledge; how Law is made and developed, ethics and the concept of justice and the institutions within which the law is administered.
  2. Apply knowledge to complex legal situations; recognising potential alternative conclusions and taking into account ambiguity and uncertainty in the law, providing supporting reasons and communicating these, both orally and in writing, appropriately.
  3. Demonstrate the intellectual and practical skills needed to research and analyse the law; including the effective use of resources to retrieve and evaluate information; and to apply the findings of such work to the solution of legal problems.
  4. Be able to act independently in planning and managing tasks with limited guidance in areas which they have studied.

Demonstrate an awareness of the contexts within which law operates and be able to use this awareness to offer critical judgments of arguments or legal issues. 

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

2020 Entry         

Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits at Merit

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Other Requirements

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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