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University of Southampton

Law (Maritime Law)

UCAS Code: M1M2

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

AAA or for students taking the Extended Project Qualification in the same year as their A2 exams, AAB at A level plus A in the EPQ. Applicants should offer at least two traditional, academic subjects. Dance, General Studies, Photography, Moving Images, Physical Education, Practical Art, Practical Music, Sports Studies and Textiles are not accepted subjects. LNAT (Law National Admissions Test) is not required.

Access to HE Diploma

D:45,M:0,P:0

60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3 all of which must at Distinction. Applicants may be required to meet additional subject-specific requirements for particular courses.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

The University of Southampton requires all applicants to achieve at least a Grade 4 in English and Mathematics GCSEs (taken in England) or a Grade C in both subjects (where taken in Northern Ireland or Wales). Some degree subjects stipulate specific additional GCSE minimum grades, which will be specified as part of the individual degree programme entry requirements.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

36 points overall with 18 at higher level. Where A levels requirements are specified in specific subjects, applicants would be expected to offer these at Higher Level.

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

H1,H1,H2,H2,H2,H2

Where A levels requirements are specified in specific subjects, applicants would be expected to offer these at Higher Level. All applicants are required to have achieved a grade of O4 in Mathematics and English, the equivalent of GCSE Grade C/ Grade 4.

Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement at http://www.southampton.ac.uk/assets/imported/transforms/content-block/UsefulDownloads_Download/76EAE52F749841A39C1965E3F54CDD76/university-of-southampton-curriculum-for-excellence-scotland-statement-July%202016.pdf for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information. Where A levels requirements are specified in specific subjects, applicants would be expected to offer these at Advanced Higher Level (or in some case Higher Level). GCSE – Grade C/ Grade 4 Standard Grade – Grade 3 National 5 – Grade C

We normally consider applicants who offer at least 1 Advanced Higher. Applicants presenting with only Highers will be considered on a case by case basis. Where Highers are taken over two years it might be expected that higher grades are achieved, particularly in any specific subjects required. Where A levels requirements are specified in specific subjects, applicants would be expected to offer these at Advanced Higher Level (or in some case Higher Level). GCSE – Grade C/ Grade 4 Standard Grade – Grade 3 National 5 – Grade C

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A

AAA from 3 A levels Or AA from two A levels and A from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate

UCAS Tariff

144

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

67%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Law

This degree provides an excellent foundation for a career in international maritime law, commerce and related industries. We specialise in the field of maritime law with our internationally renowned Institute of Maritime Law. In year one, you will study five compulsory modules spread over the two semesters, together with the choice of one additional module in semester two. You will also experience mooting and team-building programmes. In year two, there are five compulsory modules spread over the two semesters; and one optional module choice in each semester. In year three, you will study maritime options and write a maritime law dissertation.The Bachelor of Laws Maritime Law takes a rigorous approach to the study of law in which you will develop a detailed understanding of the content of law; skills of critical analysis and practical application of laws. The programme enables you to explore the complexity of law as a practice by considering social, political and historical contexts of the law as well as the relationship between legal concepts and how the law applies to resolve practical legal problems. The programme draws on the research and teaching expertise of academic staff from the world renowned University of Southampton Institute of Maritime Law in order to deliver specialist undergraduate teaching in commercial and maritime law. The programme has been specifically designed to fulfil the needs of those going into the legal professions and who require a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD), but provides a firm foundation for careers in other areas.Southampton Law School is a top performer in national mooting competitions; students participate in pro-bono activities, including BarLink, Business Clinic, Employment Law Clinic, Family Law Clinic, Housing Clinic, and Streetlaw. 100 per cent of our research has been rated world leading or internationally excellent for the research environment we provide to staff and students (REF, 2014). We have exceptional academic and personal, legal and employability skills programmes and our programmes are accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Council of England and Wales as qualifying law degrees (QLD). For more information visit: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/lawemployability The Law School at Southampton has been delivering high quality undergraduate degrees in Law for over 60 years. Our alumni occupy leading positions in the legal profession in the UK and around the world. Our law degree is also an avenue to exciting careers in business, government, media, and politics.Delivered by our expert academic staff working at the cutting edge of legal research into societys problems, the curriculum has been designed to provide you with a strong foundation in the core subjects, coupled with opportunities to pursue a range of optional modules of your choosing.

Modules

Compulsory and core modules: Year 1: Criminal Law, Public Law 1: Foundations, Legal System and Reasoning, Foundations of Contract Law, Legal Skills, Year 2: Property Law 1: Land Law, The Law of Torts, Remedies in Contract and Tort, Public Law 2: Administrative Justice, Property Law 2: Equity and Trusts, Year 3:Legal Research and Writing.
Optional modules are selected each year from a list including: Admiralty, Carriage of Goods by Sea, Company Law, Cybercrime Law, Family Law, Health Care Law and Politics, Insurance, Intellectual Property Law, Miscarriages of Justice. For further options see the website.

Assessment methods

Each module that you study is assessed to ensure you have met each of the learning outcomes; this is termed summative assessment.
We use a variety of different summative assessment methods; the precise approach depends on the individual module. For the core subjects most modules assess by examination, some by essay, or a combination. There is a degree of variation in the examination method adopted, with some using seen and open-book examinations instead of the traditional unseen examinations. Optional modules are also predominantly assessed by various forms of examination and essay, although a number employ different forms of assessment such as small group presentation, blog entry, portfolio, law reform project or oral presentation.
You will also be assessed in the Legal Research and Writing Module in Part 3 (3rd Year) through an extended research essay of 10,000 words.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,536
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site - Highfield Campus

Department:

Southampton Law School

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.

76%
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

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
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

73%
Library resources
72%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
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?

60%
UK students
40%
International students
37%
Male students
63%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
9%
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.

£20,600
high
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
80%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Legal associate professionals
10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
7%
Business, research and administrative 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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