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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

Typical offer: AAA If you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A-level offer: AAB to include grade A in the EPQ Contextual offer: AAB We are committed to ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Offers typically exclude General Studies, Art, Art & Design, Dance, Moving Images, Photography, Physical Education, Practical Art, Practical Music, Sharia Law, Sports Studies, Textiles and Travel & Tourism Restricted subjects are Critical Thinking, Community & Culture, Design & Technology, Drama, Divinity, Film Studies, Health & Social Care, Media Studies, Performing Arts, Theatre Studies, and World Development. This means we can only accept these subjects as one of your three total A levels. 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 be at Distinction We welcome applications from returners to learning who are over 23 years of age at the start of your proposed degree programme. You will be required to undertake a test and interview to determine your academic suitability to pursue the programme.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

D3 D3 D3 in three Principal subject Cambridge Pre-U's can be used in combination with other qualifications such as A Levels to achieve the equivalent of the typical offer

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 4/C)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

Pass, with 36 points overall with 18 points at Higher Level International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP): Offers will be made on the individual Diploma Course subject(s) and the career-related study qualification. The CP core will not form part of the offer. Where there is a subject pre-requisite(s), applicants will be required to study the subject(s) at Higher Level in the Diploma course subject and/or take a specified unit in the career-related study qualification. Applicants may also be asked to achieve a specific grade in those elements. Please see the University of Southampton International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP) Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.

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

H1,H1,H2,H2,H2,H2

Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)

DD

DD in the Law or Applied Law BTEC Diploma plus A grade from one A-level

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

DDD

DDD in the Law or Applied Law BTEC Extended Diploma

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

D

Distinction in Applied Law AA from 2 A levels plus Distinction in Pearsons BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Applied Law

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

DD

DD in the Law or Applied Law BTEC National Diploma plus A from one A-level

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

D

D in the Law or Applied Law BTEC National Extended Certificate plus AA from two A levels

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

DDD

DDD in the Law or Applied Law BTEC National Extended Diploma

Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)

D

D in the Law or Applied Law BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus AA from two A levels

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 for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.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

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.

75%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Law

Southampton Law School is home to the prestigious Institute of Maritime Law, which has a global reputation for maritime expertise. This comprehensive, research-led LLB programme covers all the subjects required for a qualifying law degree while giving you the freedom to develop your interest in maritime law through your choice of optional modules.

As you would expect from a Russell Group university, you will be taught by active researchers who bring the latest legal developments to the curriculum. They are leading experts in maritime and commercial law; many are authors of key text books in their specialist areas. Designed to challenge and inspire, the programme will give you an in-depth knowledge of the law together with strong critical thinking and communication skills. You will graduate with a degree that is highly regarded by employers, ready for an exciting career in international maritime law, commerce and related industries.

Modules

This is a full-time degree course taught over three years.

When you arrive, you will take part in a comprehensive induction exercise designed to help you get to know your fellow students and develop your teamwork skills in preparation for starting your first-year law studies.

Compulsory modules in years one and two cover the ‘foundations of legal knowledge’ (such as criminal law, contract and land law) required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board in order to achieve a qualifying law degree.

The first year also includes compulsory Legal Systems and Legal Skills modules, the former designed to build your understanding of the legal system and the latter to develop the key analytical skills that are essential to success in your studies and your future career.

Your module choices increase as you progress through the course. In year one, you will choose one of two specially designed optional modules, Historical Development of the Common Law or Philosophical Perspectives on the Common Law, which will help you put the law into a broader context of time and theory.

In year two, you can choose two modules from a range that includes an introduction to commercial and maritime law, commercial arbitration law and an introduction to public international law.

In year three, you will specialise further by choosing four maritime law modules, on topics such as admiralty law, carriage of goods by sea, conflict of laws and international trade finance. You will also have a choice of two further modules, again, from a wide selection, and you may choose to complement your maritime knowledge or broaden your horizons to other areas of interest. Topics include home ownership, youth justice, cybercrime law, company law, insurance, maritime and commercial law, child support law, human rights and public international law, criminal justice, international trade and intellectual property law. You may choose to take an interdisciplinary module, depending on your interests, for example, in global challenges or social enterprise, or perhaps a language module.

In the final year, in addition, you will take the compulsory Legal Research and Writing module, which further develops your independent research skills and culminates in a 10,000-word dissertation. You choose the research topic and complete your dissertation with support from your academic supervisor.

Assessment methods

You will learn through a combination of lectures, small-group seminars and tutorials, and through independent study. Our inspiring academics use a range of teaching methods to enhance your learning experience, for example, highly interactive lectures that incorporate digital voting tools and social media.

Problem-solving tasks, group exercises, and case studies help to consolidate your knowledge and demonstrate its application to real-world scenarios and current topics.

Assessment methods vary depending on your chosen modules, but most are assessed through exams and/or written assignments. Your dissertation also contributes to your final degree classification. Your tutors will give you feedback on your progress and formative assessments will help you to identify areas for improvement.

Facilities

You will have access to excellent learning facilities to support your studies, such as:

superb library resources including comprehensive collections in all the main subject areas such as contract law, property law, maritime law, criminal justice and public law as well as European and international resources, all housed in the main University library.
a specialist maritime collection held at the Institute of Maritime Law.
extensive electronic resources such as Westlaw, Lexis and Lawtel, which ensure that you can access the teaching resources wherever you are.
a purpose-built moot room in which you can practise your debating skills.

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
International
£17,560
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.

80%
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

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
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

81%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

67%
UK students
33%
International students
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
A

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.

£21,600
high
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
83%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Legal associate professionals
12%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
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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