LLB Law (Hons) Degree - 2020 Entry

 

Key Facts

Place of Study: 
Llandaff Campus

School:
Cardiff School of Management

Course Length:
Full time: 3 years
Part time: 4 years 

Part-time fees:
Charges are per single module unless specified: undergraduate = 10 credits. Generally students will study 60 credits per year; to obtain a true costing please clarify this by contacting the programme leader directly.

Course Overview

Please note this course is subject to validation for 2020 entry.

The LLB Law (Hons) is a qualifying law degree that satisfies the degree requirements laid down by the Bar Standards Board and the Solicitors Regulation Authority. It provides detailed understanding of the framework and application of legal rules and innovative opportunities to develop professional transferable skills through practical assessments such as mooting, negotiation and mediation exercises.

Studying law is an intellectually exciting and stimulating experience; law affects every part of our daily lives and the degree encourages you to develop an inquisitive and critical approach, learn to think rationally, communicate succinctly and be able to construct persuasive and effective arguments.

You will be able to put legal theory to practice in our purpose built mock courtroom and supported, through student-centred approaches, to develop further your skills in collaboration, effective communication, legal research, and public speaking.

This programme is subject to validation for September 2020 entry and the information provided may be subject to change. All new programmes at the University must undergo validation, the purpose of which is to ensure that the proposed programme is aligned to the University's Mission and its content reflects appropriate levels of academic standards and quality.

Course Content

The LLB Law (Hons) offers all of the foundational subjects needed for a qualifying law degree as well as a range of optional modules on cybersecurity and governance.

Learning & Teaching

Lectures
Lectures are a major part of the teaching strategy for the programme. Lectures are an effective way of delivering core material and establishing a framework for a module against which other material can be set. 

Seminars
Seminars involve students applying their knowledge to specific legal problems and seeking the most appropriate resolution whilst using appropriate legal authority to support their conclusions. Seminars are used in most modules and provide students with valuable experience in effective argument construction, oracy skills development and negotiating techniques practice. 

Practical Workshops
Practical workshops are used extensively in a number of modules throughout the programme. In these classes students are able to practise and refine their skills in a supportive environment where they can get feedback from a member of academic staff. Practical workshops represent a valuable transition between theory and practice. 

Case Studies/Problem Questions
Case studies are employed in a range of modules. Students are presented with simulated complex legal problems that they are required to analyse and synthesise an appropriate response for. 

Legal Experts
A key component of the learning experience is to invite experts, academic and in practice, to provide insights into their research work or business activity. A network of experts help provide specialist knowledge as well as strengthening and promoting the credentials of the programme. Such experts might be invited as guest speakers or requested to provide a more interactive workshop experience where appropriate. 

Personal Tutors
All students studying in Cardiff School of Management benefit from the team of dedicated tutors who provide a point of personal and regular contact for students. They guide students in such matters as, finance, welfare, career development as well as helping where needed with the planning of effective study patterns, exam preparation and a range of other important issues. The Personal Tutors work closely with the Programme Director and Year Tutors to ensure that the needs of the students are met effectively and that their time at Cardiff Metropolitan University is a pleasant and successful experience.

In addition to the Personal Tutors, the individual course specific academic support and guidance is provided by the Programme Director. 

The programme provides further general support to the students through the following: 

• An induction programme for level 4, level 5 and level 6 students
• Student handbook, programme handbook and individual module handbooks
• The Moodle Virtual Learning Environment
• Library and study skills packages
• Library and learning resources of both Cardiff Metropolitan University campus
• Specialist computing facilities including interactive and multi-media labs
• A 24-hour open access IT facility on the Cyncoed and Llandaff campuses
• Unlimited worldwide web access
• Access to student services including those offered by careers, welfare, disability, counselling, chaplaincy and medical centre. 

The University operates an outward mobility programme and funding is available to encourage cultural visits to other countries in support of understanding law and business in their global and political contexts.

Assessment

The assessment strategy incorporates a wide spectrum of approaches. Each module has its own aims, objectives, learning outcomes and methods of delivery and assessment. Assessments may therefore take the form of assessed written papers/essays/reports, oral presentations, group and individual research projects, case studies as well as open/closed book formal examinations. 

Preparation and support is available for assessment through various activities designed by module leaders, personal tutors and library staff. Feedback is constructive and encourages students to think critically about their work and to reflect on what they need to do to improve it.

Employability & Careers

The degree is ideal if you are interested in becoming a practicing solicitor or barrister. It also develops competencies and transferable skills suiting those wishing to embark on wide ranging careers in policy areas such as international organisations, government departments, the charity sector and the world of business.

Entry Requirements & How to Apply

Foundation route:
Applicants will preferably have a minimum of five GCSE passes including English Language and Mathematics* at grade C or above (grade 4 or above for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England) and 32 UCAS Tariff Points from at least 1 A level (or equivalent). 

Degree:
Five GCSE passes including English Language and Mathematics* at grade C or above (grade 4 or above for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England) , plus 112 - 120 points from at least two A levels (or equivalent).

Typical offers may include:

  • 112-120 points from at least 2 A levels to include grades CC; Welsh Baccalaureate – Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate considered as the third subject
  • RQF BTEC National Extended Diploma/Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM

  • 112-120 points from the Irish Leaving Certificate at Highers to include 2 x H2 grades. Higher level subjects only considered with a minimum grade H4

  • 112-120 points from at least two Scottish Advanced Highers to include grades DD

  • 112-120 points from the Access to Higher Education Diploma     

*For Welsh applicants sitting the reformed Mathematics GCSE, we will accept either GCSE Mathematics or Mathematics – Numeracy. 

If you are studying combinations of the above, or if your qualification isn't listed, please either contact Admissions or refer to the UCAS Course Search for entry requirements. Further information on our entry requirements, including qualifications from the EU can be found by clicking here. 

Candidates who do not possess normal minimum entry qualification are interviewed and considered individually on the basis of their prior learning or working background. For applicants who are only undertaking 2 A levels or equivalent, this will be considered along with the rest of the academic profile and we may issue a graded offer in lieu of an offer using the UCAS Tariff. 

International Applicants
Students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 standard or equivalent. For full details about how to apply and English Language qualifications please visit the International pages on the website. 

Selection Procedure:
Selection is usually on the basis of a completed UCAS application and where relevant an interview. 

How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made online to UCAS at www.ucas.com. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapply.

Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer into year 2 & 3
If you are interested in transferring credit from another institution to study at Cardiff met for a course which accepts entry for year 2 and/or 3, you can find further information on this and information on how to apply on the RPL page. Please contact Admissions for any queries that you have on RPL. 

Mature students
A mature applicant is anyone over the ago of 21 who didn't go to university after school or college. Cardiff Met welcomes applications from mature applicants and further advice and information can be found here.

Contact Us

For general enquiries please contact the Admissions Team on 029 2041 6044 or email askadmissions@cardiffmet.ac.uk

For course specific enquiries, please contact Stella Diamantidi:
Email: sdiamantidi@cardiffmet.ac.uk
Tel: 029 2041 5335


Full terms and conditions in relation to accepting an offer to study at Cardiff Metropolitan University can be found by visiting www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/terms