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Law Senior Status, LLB Hons

Our law senior status degree is a two-year qualifying course designed for students who already have an undergraduate degree in another subject and a real interest in the law.

As well as teaching substantive law, this degree explores legal issues from a social, political, moral and economic perspective.

Much like our other LLB courses, this senior status course is geared towards employability. With links to a range of legal, and related, employers in London, you'll have access to a range employability events, including talks and networking opportunities. You can also apply to assist volunteer lawyers on real cases at the university's Legal Advice Centre or apply to assist with the Innocence Project London.

UCAS points

N/A (view full requirements)

Course/institution codes

M200 G LLB/LawSS

Department

Law

Duration

2 years full-time

Start month

September

UK/international fees

2019/2020 fees

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2020/2021 fees

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2020/2021 fees

What you should know about this course

  • The course offers an in-depth analysis of the law for those who already hold a degree in a subject other than law
  • You’ll gain knowledge of substantive law and develop transferable skills. Wherever possible, this degree places law in various contexts
  • Apply to assist volunteer lawyers on real cases at the university’s Legal Advice Centre or apply to assist with the Innocence Project London.
  • Our links with employers in London, through our Law Advisory Forum, include law firms, barristers’ chambers and financial institutions.
  • Benefit from guest speakers and networking events with employers, professional bodies and alumni to help your career planning.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

You will be taught by an experienced team of subject experts in their field. Lecturers include senior academics and legal practitioners. The School of Law is research active and this research also informs out teaching. Approximately 95 percent of all out lecturers hold a teaching qualification.

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Entry requirements

If you are

You should have an undergraduate degree at 2:1 or above in a subject other than law from a UK or EU university, or an equivalent qualification from a recognised overseas university.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Further information about entry

  • Applicants may be invited to an interview.
  • We welcome applications from mature students.
  • Relevant experience will be taken into account.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

For entry: applicants with professional qualifications and/or four years of full-time work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

For exemption: If you hold qualifications or courses from another higher education institution, these may exempt you from courses of this degree.

How you will learn

Teaching

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

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • 1-to-1 tutorials

Further details to be confirmed.

Seminars 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. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

The typical student intake per year averages 10 on the Senior Status Program, with 100-120 on the three year LLB. Lectures are normally attended by 30-120 and seminars/tutorials by 10-20 on average, depending on the module and whether they are shared between degrees.

Part-time study

This course can be studied part-time in some circumstances, but students may still need to attend on several/most weekdays, as required by their timetable. Contact us for more details.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to dedicate self-study time (around 20-30 hours per week) to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams.

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

In addition, during the week you can also:

  • Attend additional support classes in some modules
  • Attend guest lectures from industry experts
  • Take part in employability and enterprise workshops
  • Join student societies.

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Each module you study towards this degree is worth 15 or 30 credits. These represent around 150 or 300 study hours respectively. If you receive 72 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 228 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

Further details to be confirmed.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, 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 June.

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.

2019/2020 fees

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2020/2021 fees

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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.

Accommodation pages

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.

Financial support

Other costs

Trips: The cost of field trips is activity dependant. Some may be free, while others may require a contribution. You are not obliged to pay for field trips in order to complete your course.

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

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

This is a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) as regulated by the Bar Standards Board and, currently, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) under the Common Protocol Agreement.

Graduates may choose to go on to undertake the 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.

Greenwich LLB graduates have gone on to become solicitors, advocates and barristers, paralegal and legal assistants, compliance officers and underwriters. They have also pursued 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.

Each School also has its own Employability Officer who provides specific opportunities relevant to your own course. They work closely with professionals in industry to ensure you are well-prepared for the workplace and have already begun to build your professional network by the time you graduate.

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.

Accommodation information

Accommodation pages

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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.

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