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Teesside University

Law

UCAS Code: M100

Bachelor of Law (with Honours) - LLB (Hons)

Entry requirements


88 - 112 tariff points from at least two A levels (or equivalent).

Accredited Access to HE Diploma.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English at grade 4 (grade C) or equivalent.

UCAS Tariff

88-112
96%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Law

**Summary**: A law degree brings with it prestige, good career prospects and the possibility of an attractive salary but, more than this, it opens a route into the legal profession. As a law graduate you are a fact finder, a problem solver and able to develop reasoned arguments. These skills are transferable enabling a diverse range of career opportunities.**Course details**: You study the essential components of law which allow you to achieve a qualifying law degree, as well as choosing from a number of optional modules as diverse as the law of evidence, international law, family law, medical law and employment law. You learn key skills which you can use in any career critical appraisal, expressing a logical argument, research skills and fluent communication and you get a taste of practising law in our replica courtroom. Add this to the experience you could gain from voluntary work, a placement, or Teesside Law Clinic, and you will have the transferable skills that mean you are well placed to work in a range of careers in all sorts of business environments. Excellent facilities include a courtroom that has all the features of a modern court and can be used as a fully functioning facility. Our specialist crime scene house is one of only a few such facilities in the country.To get Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) status, you must successfully complete the foundations of legal knowledge; these seven subjects are Contract Law, Public Law, Tort, Land Law, Criminal Law, Equity and Trusts, and European Union Law. In addition, a range of option modules are available to choose from in years two and three.The Law Section at Teesside has long established links with the local legal community. In addition to the opportunities provided by participating in the Law Clinic module, further prospects for interaction and networking opportunities with professionals have been facilitated by establishing a family law clinic and through our current Contemporary Legal Issues module. You are encouraged and supported in your efforts to acquire work experience with solicitors, barristers and the opportunity to sit with a judge in court, where available. There are also opportunities for relevant voluntary work including through the Universitys VolunTees scheme and the Citizens Advice Bureau.**After the course**: Graduates from our LLB (Hons) programme gain the necessary exemptions from the academic stage of training. Whilst many of our graduates choose to continue their studies through a range of professional courses or opportunities for further academic research, many others have successfully secured employment in such varied fields as teaching, management, the media, retail and a number of criminal justice agencies and related organisations and pressure groups. Our award-winning careers service works with regional and national employers to advertise graduate positions, in addition to providing post-graduation support for all Teesside University alumni.

Modules

Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.

Assessment methods

Under the guidance of experienced and committed staff your learning involves a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and guided reading. In lectures, specific information is delivered to larger groups while in the smaller seminar groups issues can be explored in more depth. Workshops are informal sessions in which you can extend your knowledge or seek further clarification of issues. Apart from scheduled teaching sessions, staff are readily available to provide further academic support and guidance. Also, during the academic year, a variety of distinguished guests deliver lectures which enhance your learning experience and broaden your legal education. Assessment is varied and includes essays, problem-solving questions, examinations, presentations, mooting, poster presentation and a dissertation. You also undertake 'formative' assessment, that is assessment which does not count towards your overall mark but provides you with feedback so you can realise your full potential in those assessments that do count.

Completion of the seven foundation subjects gives Qualifying Law Degree status, granting exemption from the academic stage of training as a solicitor or barrister.

Our Disability Services team helps students with additional needs resulting from disabilities such as sensory impairment or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

The Uni


Course location:

Teesside University

Department:

Law, Policing and Investigation

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
med
Law

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Law

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

86%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
36%
Male students
64%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Law

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Secretarial and related occupations
9%
Legal associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Law graduates tend to go into the legal industry, and they usually take similar routes. Jobs are competitive — often very competitive - but starting salaries are good and high fliers can earn serious money - starting on over £24k in London on average. Be aware though - some careers, especially as barristers, can take a while to get into, and the industry is changing as the Internet, automation and economic change all have an effect, If you want to qualify to practise law, you need to take a professional qualification — many law graduates then go on to law school. If you want to go into work, then a lot of law graduates take trainee or paralegal roles and some do leave the law altogether, often for jobs in management, finance and the police force. A small proportion of law graduates also move into another field for further study. Management, accountancy and teaching are all popular for these career changers, so if you do take a law degree and decide it’s not for you, there are options.

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