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Law in Practice, LLB Hons

Our new law degree is designed for people with busy lives who are looking to combine work or other responsibilities with studying for a degree.

The LLB in Practice offers a range of legal knowledge, including contract law, criminal law, public law and human rights law, plus essential skills for the workplace. It covers the essential areas of legal knowledge such as English Legal System and Legal Skills; Criminal and Civil Procedure in Practice; Professional Ethics and Conduct; and Advocacy and Mooting.

This law course is part of our new 'Elevate' portfolio and has been designed with flexibility in mind. Classes take place on campus one day per week, with additional learning and support provided online. You can begin the course in January or September 2022.

Skills development is provided at each stage of the course to help you to develop your employability and technical legal skills. The course also has an optional sandwich year between your second and third years, where you can take an extensive work placement or study abroad. This helps you gain valuable transferable skills that employers are looking for, such as versatility, languages, and workplace experience.

UCAS points

96 (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes

M105

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Campus

Greenwich

Duration

  • 3 years full-time
  • 4 years sandwich

Start month

January

Home fees 2021/22

* January 2022 starters pay the 2021/22 fees.

2021/22 fees

What you should know about this course

  • Develop a range of legal, practical and academic skills, including oral communication through mooting, legal analysis. and giving advice in a professional setting (moot room).
  • Studying our degree will also mean you are prepared in part for the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) for anyone who wants to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales.
  • Apply to assist volunteer lawyers on real cases at the university’s Legal Advice Centre or apply to assist with the Innocence Project London.
  • The academic calendar is flexible (one day per week on-campus) for people who have busy personal and/or professional lives.
  • Our links with employers in London, through our Law Advisory Forum, include law firms, barristers’ chambers and financial institutions.

Study a flexible law degree at the University of Greenwich, London and Kent


What you will study

Subject to validation

We continually develop new courses to reflect the needs of students, employers, and professional bodies. This course is currently subject to the final stage of our approval and validation process.

In the unlikely event that the course is not approved before the start date, we will help you find an alternative course.

You will spend one day per week on-campus. Each module of this course is taught over a six-week period with assessments in each block. The assessment specification is consistent across all modules. You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, multiple choice tests and drafting document/presentation assessments. There are no written examinations. The assessments are designed for the arrival of the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) in 2021.

Year 1

The first-year modules will introduce you to the basic mechanics of studying law, giving basic legal skills, and preparing you for professional employment in practice.

Year 2

The second-year modules will test your performance against the educational objectives of legal knowledge. It trains you in problem-solving skills (applying knowledge to factual scenarios), research skills, and in reading and understanding complex formal legal documents.

Sandwich year (optional)

The optional sandwich year (zero-credit) is held between Level 5 and Level 6. You'll be able to work in the Innocence Project London and the Legal Advice Centre at the University of Greenwich, enhancing your practical skills such as mooting and client interviewing.

Year 3

The final-year modules show you how to use the skills of academic legal writing, legal argumentation, legal reasoning, legal research, and legal terminology effectively. You will examine the legal skills of critical analysis and evaluation at an advanced level. The modules explain and illustrate procedural rules and principles of key areas in the context of criminal and civil justice systems. They will also develop client interviewing, negotiation, advocacy, and mooting skills.

About the course team

You will be taught by a range of lecturers who are experts in their field. Lecturers include senior academics and legal practitioners.  The School of Law is research active and this research also informs our teaching. Approximately 95% of all our lecturers hold a teaching qualification.

Come and meet us

Given the current situation with Covid-19, we are offering virtual events so that you can still experience how Greenwich could be the right university for you.

Next Open Days

Got a question?

To find out more about our Open Days and Campus Tours or if you need any assistance, please email opendays@gre.ac.uk.

Clearing entry requirements

Typical UCAS points for Clearing entry: 96

If you are a UK citizen or have permanent residency we require 96 UCAS points from at least two A-levels. Plus GCSE English Language or literature and mathematics at grade C / 4 or above.

We also accept BTEC / National Diploma, International Baccalaureate, Access courses or level 2 alternatives like Functional skills and Key Skills for English and mathematics.

If you are from outside the UK we accept a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

If you have any queries about entry requirements please contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000

Available to overseas students?

No

Can I use prior learning?

For entry: Applicants with professional qualifications and/or work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

How you will learn

This section helps you understand more about how you'll learn based on standard delivery of teaching and learning on campus.

We are looking forward to welcoming students to our campuses for 2021/22. In line with government guidance, we are committed to delivering as much of our teaching, learning and student activity as possible on campus for the 2021/22 academic year. Depending on the national situation, and government advice, the situation may change but we are confident we are ready to manage any changes quickly and safely. Find out more about how we are keeping our campuses safe.

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Timetabled learning
  • Independent study

Seminars and workshops enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

The typical student per year averages 40 in total. Lectures are normally attended by larger groups, and seminars/workshops by smaller groups. This can vary more widely for modules that are shared between degrees.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you are also expected to dedicate time to self-study. This may involve further reading and research, preparing courseworks, presentations, and preparing for tests. Our facilities are designed to support you in these activities. (Please note: This may change due to the current Covid situation).

You can use our Stockwell Street library and online resources to support further reading and research.

In addition, during the week you can also:

Overall workload

You will spend one day per week on-campus. Each module of this course is taught over a six-week period with assessments in each block. The assessment specification is consistent across all modules. You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, multiple choice tests and drafting document/presentation assessments. There are no written examinations. The assessments are designed for the arrival of the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) in 2021.

Assessment

Students are assessed through a combination of assessment methods depending on the modules chosen.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to July depending on the start dates (January or September) intake. .

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2021/22 fees *

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* January 2022 starters pay the 2021/22 fees.

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Other costs

Further costs may include (but are not limited to):

Application: there is a fee to submit your UCAS application.

Resources: Course texts and other study resources are available from our Stockwell Street Library, but you may wish to purchase your own copies.

Memberships: applying for membership of a professional body may incur further costs.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

You will have an opportunity to select an optional sandwich year between Level 5 and 6 to study abroad or engage in a work placement. Students may be able to have an opportunity to enhance their practical skills at the Innocence Project London, our employability team's partner law firms in the sector and the Legal Advice Centre at University of Greenwich (subject to availability).

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Graduates may choose to go on to undertake the further study and training required in order to qualify to practise as a solicitor or barrister in England and Wales. They can also pursue careers in fields that require graduates with strong analytical and communication skills. For instance, they may choose to become paralegal and legal assistants, compliance officers and underwriters. They may pursue careers in teaching and the civil service, the financial sector and NGOs.

Do you provide employability services?

Employability activities take place all the time at Greenwich and students are encouraged to take part in as many opportunities as possible. The central Employability and Careers Service provides support for students preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles, such as CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops. In addition, your School has a dedicated Employability Officer who will be organising work-related activities throughout the year which will help you to build you industry knowledge and networks.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Support from the department

The School of Law has support systems that lie at the heart of its pastoral care. The school runs a successful Law Mentor scheme, which pairs new students with a second or third-year student who acts as a student mentor. It also runs a variety of mentoring schemes with both employers and alumni. These play an important role in encouraging and supporting law students.

We have over 3,000 books within the law section of our library as well as various law reports and journals via the subscription databases: Lexis, Westlaw, Lawtel, etc.

Accommodation information

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We've got plenty of other courses for you to choose from. Browse our undergraduate prospectus or check our related courses below.

Law at the University of Greenwich

As a law student at Greenwich you will benefit from our strong links with links to a range of legal (and related) employers in London. As a law student, you'll have access to a range of employability events, including talks and networking opportunities.

Visit our law subject page.

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Greenwich LLB graduate Shabina has spoken at the UN Commission on the Status of Women and other international forums on topics related to women's empowerment and combating domestic violence.

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‘If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.