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LLB (Hons)Law

Birmingham City University
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Overview

Our LLB (Hons) Law programme provides a practice-based education in English law, together with a range of relevant transferrable skills. Delivered by a team of respected, experienced academics, the programme places an integrated understanding of the law and its function within an increasingly globalised environment.

As well as gaining comprehensive knowledge in the study of law, you will also learn key skills such as critical thinking, analysis, negotiation and advocacy. You will explore the ways in which lawyers and legal scholars can bring about social change through the application of legal principles.

Learning in our School of Law will teach you our core values of professional practice, access to justice, and corporate, social and legal responsibility. We aim to enable you to develop a critical awareness of the role of law in influencing social change, as well as individual and corporate behaviour. We will equip you with the skills and knowledge to make a difference in issues of fairness, equality and access to justice.

The programme satisfies the first part of the academic stage of qualification required to become a solicitor or barrister.

Programme structure

Throughout the programme, you’ll be given the chance to practice a range of legal skills, including legal research, problem solving, advocacy and drafting, as well as a host of transferrable skills.

Teaching sessions will include lectures and small group interactive seminars, and we will also encourage you to use our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), which will offer interactive, practice-orientated opportunities to test and apply your legal skills.

The programme offers a diverse range of assessments, which are practice-led and knowledge-applied, providing an opportunity for you to demonstrate your legal knowledge and employability skills. Your learning will include a range of activities, which will be influenced by professional practice, and assessments will be delivered through coursework, case summaries, courtroom moots and examinations.

The assessments you undertake have been devised to fit with the ethos of the programme and the way it is taught – it is based on authentic situations encountered in professional practice.

There will be one point of final assessment for 20-credit modules, and a maximum of two points of final assessment for 40-credit modules (unless stated otherwise).

Career opportunities

Key employability skills are embedded within the learning and teaching, and we will provide you with additional careers development through our guest speakers, and pro bono and placement opportunities. The transferrable skills you learn will also give you the attributes needed to satisfy employers across a range of disciplines.

Our Student Law Society also provides you with the chance to interact and work with other students on legal pursuits, career enhancement and social activities, offering you support and helping you build your employability skills.

We also have our dedicated Careers Service, which provides a wide range of online and face-to-face services to help you develop your employability skills, plan your career and access the latest job opportunities. They will also help with you tailoring CVs, writing applications and interview techniques.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States