What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
128 Tariff points from 3 A levels.
Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
17 points at Higher Level
128 points from 3 A levels or equivalent.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers95%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Ever wondered who makes the law and what influences them? Or what the rules actually are for being arrested and charged? These are the sort of topics you will discuss as part of this course. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? You'll have plenty of practical experience while studying with opportunities from mock trials and mooting in our replica courtroom to working in our General Legal Advice Clinic or Small Claims Clinic providing advice to local residents under the supervision from experienced solicitors. You also have the opportunity to work with one of our external partners and currently students are working at Portsmouth Mediation Service, Hampshire Fire and Rescue, British Red Cross, two firms of local solicitors and Citizens Advice Portsmouth all, under supervision, advising clients. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE The course is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board. Which means graduates can progress to the Bar Professional Training Course or the Legal Practice Course – the traditional routes to becoming a barrister or a solicitor. Our Law degree course received 90% for student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2017). WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? If you've always had a passion to understand the UK's legal system and want to know how laws are created, then this course is for you. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED In addition to gaining the skills and knowledge necessary to progress to study to be a barrister or solicitor, you also have the option of taking the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) papers in your final year, which gives you the opportunity to obtain its Graduate Fast Track Diploma together with your qualifying law degree. After graduating this will enable you to apply for work as a legal executive or paralegal.We strongly recommend you spend your third year on a placement which will enhance your employability and give you a real flavour for the type of career you wish to undertake after graduation. AFTER THE COURSE The University of Portsmouth is the UK's number 1 for boosting graduate salaries (The Economist 2017) and 85% of graduates on this course are in professional or managerial jobs within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2016). Our recent graduates have gone on to become trainee lawyers, trainee legal executives, paralegals and adjudicators.
The first year of this course provides you with an understanding of current developments in the legal profession and the legal services market. You’ll also acquire skills in speaking and writing persuasively by taking part in advocacy and negotiation exercises in class. In your second year you will study realistic legal problems to set the rules of evidence in context. You will also use a variety of techniques including audio-visual re-enactments, role-playing and mock trials to develop your understanding. By your final year, you may have just completed a year of employment during a work placement. You’ll return to your studies with relevant business experience and apply this to either a legal dissertation or project, or alternatively take the practical lawyer unit, where students can achieve credit for gaining practical experience of the legal system.
Portsmouth is a vibrant waterfront city on the south coast with a rich maritime history. A flat and compact city, Portsmouth is easy to get around on foot or by bike and most University buildings are located in the centre. There is always plenty going on, whether in the bustle of the city centre or in the fresh air and open spaces of the seafront and the common.
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