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University of Northampton

Law

UCAS Code: M100

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M2,M3,M3

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

25

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

Accepted at DM with an BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma at Merit, or with an A-level at C.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B

UCAS Tariff

120
97%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Law

Our Law LLB course is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board as a Qualifying Law Degree in England and Wales. The course gives exemption from the academic stage of qualification for both branches of the legal profession. If you are intending to qualify as a solicitor or barrister then this is the course for you.

As part of this course you will have the chance to visit courtrooms and prisons. Our Law team has strong links with the local legal profession and invite law firms and barristers to visit to provide you with career advice and allow you to learn from their experience.

If you choose to study Law with us you will benefit from a varied and imaginative modular scheme that is designed to offer you a wide range of options in addition to the foundation subjects that are required by legal professional bodies. Our approach to teaching and learning is centred around you, we ensure that we teach Law in its social, political, and economic context across all three stages of the course.

We offer a wide range of additional voluntary activities, such as court visits, mooting, client interviewing and negotiating as part of the Law LLB. There is also the opportunity for you to join the Student Law Society, which organises social and professional activities that help to prepare you for a legal career. You will also be encouraged to get involved with our Pro Bono Advice Clinic that will allow you to put your learning to practice in real-life scenarios and make a positive difference within the local community. Our Law division also has links with local organisations such as the Northamptonshire Rights and Equality Council and Citizens Advice, that you can benefit from and explore as work experience opportunities.

**By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:**

- You will experience student life at the University’s £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more.

- Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (northampton.ac.uk/benefits).

- Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.

- Our expert academics teach in small groups supported with one to one assistance. Our academics and students form a tight bond, providing individualised support and guidance whilst challenging students academically.

- We invest more money into your education than 90% of Universities in the UK**

- Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.

**The Northampton Employment Promise**

- In fact, we’re so confident in our careers and employability support that if you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study.

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Modules

STAGE 1:

• Law of Contract (compulsory)

• Introduction to Public Law (compulsory)

• Criminal Law (compulsory)

• Learning the Law (compulsory)

• Law and Society (designated)

• Professional Legal Skills (designated)

• Business and Company Law (designated)

• Immigration, Asylum and Nationality (designated)

STAGE 2:

• Law of Tort (compulsory)

• Law of European Institutions (compulsory)

• Public Law (compulsory)

• Academic and Employability Skills (designated)

• Environmental Law (designated)

• Organised Crime (designated)

• The Criminal Process (designated)

• Child Law (designated)

• Human Rights in the United Kingdom (designated)

• Consumer Law (designated)

• Intellectual Property Rights Law (designated)

• Discrimination Law (designated)

• Law in the Community (designated)

• Law in Context (designated)

STAGE 3:

• Land Law (compulsory)

• Equity and Trusts (compulsory)

• Law Dissertation (double module)*

• Law Dissertation (single module)*

• Employment Law (designated)

• European Law (designated)

• Family Law (designated)

• Medical Law (designated)

• Company Law (designated)

• Sales of Goods and Agency (designated)

• Sentencing and Prisons (designated)

• European and International Human Rights Law (designated)

• Terrorism (designated)

• Legal Advice in the Community (designated)

• Practical Legal Skills (designated)

*must take either double or single dissertation module

Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods vary on the Law LLB.

The modules involve a variety of assessment activities including:

• seminar debates

• group and individual presentations

• project work.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Northampton

Department:

Faculty of Business and Law

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.

70%
low
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

72%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
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

50%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
81%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
54%
2:1 or above
20%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
D

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.

£17,500
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
93%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Legal associate professionals
13%
Customer service occupations
11%
Business, finance and related 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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