Law, LLB Hons Undergraduate prospectus

  • Three-year Qualifying Law Degree (QLD)
  • Study a range of specialist courses
  • Gain practical transferable skills that will prepare you for future employment in a range of working environments
  • Opportunities to apply for a range of employability opportunities/events.

Overview

Overview

Why study this programme?

The LLB Hons Law programme is a three-year Qualifying Law Degree (QLD).

In addition to the core knowledge required for a Qualifying Law Degree, you will have the opportunity to study a range of specialist courses. The programme will equip you with practical transferable skills that will prepare you for future employment in a range of working environments.

You will benefit from presentations by guest speakers and networking events with employers, professional bodies and alumni to help you with your career planning. You will also have access to workshops and events designed to assist you with your CV and job applications and in developing a professional digital presence.

The School of Law has good links with a number of employers in London, including law firms, barristers' chambers and financial institutions, through its well-established Law Advisory Forum.

We have a long-standing record of providing opportunities for LLB Hons Law students to apply to be selected to take part in placements, internships and mentoring schemes with a variety of employers in the legal and regulatory sectors.

LLB Hons Law students may apply to be selected to undertake pro bono work through various schemes run by the School, both on credit-bearing courses and as extracurricular activities. These include our Legal Advice Centre, winner of a 2015 LawWorks & Attorney General Student Pro Bono Award for its 'tremendous impact on the community'. The centre enables students to work closely with volunteer lawyers and professionally qualified members of academic staff to provide advice to the public.

The Innocence Project London is also run from the School of Law. Currently one of only ten international projects accepted as members of the US-based Innocence Network, and the only UK member, the project enables our students to apply to be selected to work on real cases concerning possible miscarriages of justice. This important work can lead to the submission of appeal applications to the Criminal Cases Review Commission.

The school has a tradition of extracurricular activities, including a student-run Law Society. There are opportunities to take part in mooting, including competing to be part of the team entered for the OUP and BPP Mooting Competition against other university teams. Our LLB Hons Law students were finalists in the OUP and BPP National Mooting Competition 2014-15. Other competitions entered include the National Client Interviewing Competition.

(Please note that all employability and extra-curricular opportunities listed above may be open only to certain students, and may require successfully passing a selection process.)

The School of Law is proud of its continued high academic standards and the student experience it offers. Under the law subject area of the 2017 Complete University Guide and the 2016 Complete University Guide, of the universities listed in the London region, LLB Law at Greenwich was ranked first in the student satisfaction category. In addition, the LLB Hons Law programme at Greenwich has received excellent satisfaction ratings in the National Student Survey. In the 2014 and 2015 surveys respectively, for the LLB Hons Law programme, 97% and 96% of respondents indicated overall satisfaction.

Full-time programme starting in September 2017:

Year 1
  • Public Law (30 credits)
  • Law of Contract (Level 4) (30 credits)
  • Crime and Problem Solving (15 credits)
  • Criminal Law 1 (15 credits)
  • Law in Practice (15 credits)
  • Civil Liberties (15 credits) OR Academic Writing for Legal Studies (15 credits) (NB choice of course taken by a student is made by the School of Law)
Year 2
  • European Union Law (30 credits)
  • Land Law (Level 5) (30 credits)
  • Law of Torts (Level 5) (30 credits)
  • Criminal Law 2 (15 credits)
  • Advocacy and Professional Ethics (15 credits)
Year 3
  • Equity and Trusts (30 credits)
  • Plus a total of 90 credits (i.e. 3 courses) from:
    • Company and Partnership Law (30 credits)
    • Law of Evidence (30 credits)
    • Family Law (30 credits)
    • Intellectual Property Law (30 credits)
    • Dissertation in Law (30 credits)
    • Medicine and the Law (30 credits)
    • Human Rights Law (30 credits)
    • Competition Law (30 credits)
    • Law and the Environment (30 credits)
    • Legal Work Placement (work placement includes the Legal Advice Centre or the Family Court Desk) (30 credits)
    • Commercial Law (30 credits)
    • International Law (30 credits)
    • Miscarriages of Justice (includes Innocence Project London Placement (30 credits)

What you'll study

Entry requirements

For September 2018 entry,128 UCAS points overall which should include 112 UCAS points from A2 A-Level. (Please note that A2/AS General Studies is not accepted). In terms of the A2 A-Level points, we are happy to consider points from appropriate qualifications that are equivalent to A2 A-Levels including BTECs, the International Baccalaureate, Access to Higher Education Diplomas (in law only) and Scottish and Irish Highers.

You will also require GCSEs at grade C or above in both English language and mathematics (for post-2017 GCSEs, grade 4 equates to C grade). We will not accept other UK qualifications in place of GCSE English Language or GCSE Maths..

Please note that if you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score MUST be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

  • We welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds
  • Applications are considered based on potential
  • You may be invited to interview.

Extra information

Assessment

In the 2014 and 2015 National Student Surveys, LLB Hons Law at Greenwich received excellent ratings for student satisfaction, reflecting the innovation and dedication of our teaching team. Our system of pastoral care has been carefully devised. Every student has his or her own personal tutor. Before arriving at the university, you will be allocated a tutor, with whom you will stay in close contact, particularly in the early weeks of term. Under our Law Parent Scheme, every first-year law student will also be allocated a peer mentor, who will be a second, or third-year, law student.

The assessment of each individual course is usually based on a mixture of formal examination and coursework. Coursework may take a number of forms, including problem-solving, essays, in-class tests, project work, dissertations and presentations.

Professional recognition

The LLB Hons Law programme is a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) - successful completion of the degree will allow graduates to go on to undertake the further training required in order to qualify to practise, in England and Wales, as a solicitor or a barrister.

Under the current system you must complete both the academic and vocational stages of training as well as meeting the character and suitability requirements to become a solicitor. Our LLB qualifies you to pass the academic stage.

The vocational stage comprises:

  • the Legal Practice Course
  • a two-year period of recognised training
  • the Professional Skills Course.

Note that there will be significant changes in the near future in the routes to qualification for those who want qualify to practise as a solicitor in England and Wales:

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has announced it will be introducing the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE). The earliest date for introduction is September 2020. This will be a national assessment for anyone who wants to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales.

If you have already started your law degree, or will do so before the SQE is introduced, you will be able to finish and qualify as a solicitor in the same way as before or qualify as a solicitor under the new system.

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Aside from those working in the legal sector, our former students have gone on to successful careers in the public sector, including the civil service and police, politics, accountancy, ombudsmen, financial services and academia.

To ensure we deliver the best learning experience for our students, the structure and delivery of courses may change to reflect knowledge and industry standards. Course options illustrated here may not be available to all students and may not run every year.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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