Study Abroad, LLB Hons Undergraduate prospectus

The LLB Hons Study Abroad programme is a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) at the University of Greenwich. Apply for our next September intake.

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4 years full time

Overview

Overview

The LLB Hons Study Abroad programme is a four-year Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) which offers a programme of study which includes a year (Year 3 of the degree) studying in Europe at one of our partner institutions - currently, we have agreements with the University of Lille 2 in France, the University of Padova in Italy, Maynooth University in Ireland and Rey Juan Carlos University in Spain (Madrid).

The LLB Study Abroad programme's law modules will equip students with practical transferable skills that will prepare them for future employment in a range of working environments and the year abroad is designed to develop student's career prospects by helping them develop qualities that employers are looking for, such as an ability to take on and adapt to new challenges and environments, manage life in a different culture and, depending on the language of instruction at the host university, proficiency in, or a working knowledge of, a foreign language.

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 Study Abroad 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 extracurricular 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 Hons 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 2016 and 2017 surveys, LLB programmes at Greenwich have achieved 90% and 93% overall student satisfaction respectively.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Entry requirements during Clearing

The University of Greenwich is taking applications for a range of courses during Clearing 2018. If you are not already holding an offer you can apply through Clearing now, call us on 020 8331 9000.

You can find all the programmes available during clearing on our clearing listings page.

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Assessment

For the School of Law, in the 2016 and 2017 National Student Surveys, LLB Hons Law at Greenwich received excellent ratings for student satisfaction, reflecting the innovation and dedication of our teaching team. In the School of Law, 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.

In respect of the Greenwich-delivered elements of the programme (i.e. NOT during the study abroad year), 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 Study Abroad 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.

For more information, see: http://www.sra.org.uk/sra/policy/training-for-tomorrow.page

All of the information set out above about this programme relates only to the full-time programme that commences in September 2018.

If you would like more information on this programme, please contact us at law@gre.ac.uk

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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