LLB (Hons) Law Degree

The Cardiff Met LLB (Hons) Law degree is a qualifying law degree (QLD) that combines doctrinal learning with applied skills training. Our QLD degree satisfies the academic stage of professional training for those who want to become solicitors or barristers. For more information on recent changes made to the professional training for becoming solicitors or barristers, please visit the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board (BSB) websites.

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.

The delivery of our degree is consistent with the Cardiff Met EDGE graduate strategy which assists our students to develop transferable skills in ethicality, digital competence, global perception and entrepreneurship.

The EDGE approach brings legal learning to life through a learning environment that demonstrates the 'law in action'. Students will develop transferable skills in a range of 'experiential' 'law lab' activities including client interviewing, letter drafting, mock trials, negotiation, mediation, dispute prevention and resolution, information technology training, digital internships and team collaboration exercises.

Our goal is to get our students to think and behave like lawyers and prepare them to work efficiently and innovatively in a variety of careers. This approach to learning and teaching prepares our graduates for the contemporary work environment that is mainly driven by technology, globalisation, commercial awareness, sustainability, social engagement and ethical responsibility.

Course Information of this page relates to 2022 entry.

Course Content

The LLB (Hons) Law offers all the foundation of legal knowledge modules required for a qualifying law degree (QLD) as well as a range of optional modules in contemporary areas of law. 

Year 1:
Core Modules:

  • English Legal System and Legal Skills
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Administrative and Human Rights Law
  • Legal Practice and Client Management

Year 2:
Core Modules:

  • Tort Law
  • Applied Skills in Advocacy
  • Land Law
  • Law in Practice and Digital Innovation (Legal Clinic and Digital Work Placement)

Optional Modules:

  • Tort Law
  • Applied Skills in Advocacy
  • Land Law
  • Law in Practice and Digital Innovation (Legal Clinic and Digital Work Placement)

Optional Modules:

  • Environmental Law and Climate Change Regulation
  • Cyber Law and Data Protection
  • Commercial and Consumer Protection Law
  • Sport Law
  • Family Law

Year 3:

Core Modules:

  • Equity and Trusts
  • EU Law
  • Legal Employability (Work Placement Module)

Optional Modules:

  • Research, Enterprise and Legal Innovation (Independent Dissertation and Enterprise Project)
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Health and Wellbeing Law
  • Company and Enterprise Law
  • International Energy Law
  • Change Leadership



Learning & Teaching

We deliver learning and teaching through guided self-learning, expositional lectures   and seminars. The course structure and teaching strategies are designed to support independent learning. A student-centred approach is encouraged through experiential learning deployed through role-plays, mooting, advocacy and negotiation exercises, supplemented by use of videos, computer software and appropriate library resources.

Contact hours per semester consist of 48 hours of timetabled delivery of learning and teaching per module and 152 hours of guided independent learning.

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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 
  • Use of the multi-functional Moot Court

  • 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
  • Access to specialist databases including Lexis and Westlw Edge UK
  • 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 the EDGE mandate of global citizenship.

Meet the Programme Team:

Dr Hephzibah Egede – Programme Director

Angela Joseph – Field Chair, Law

Dr Richard Lang – Senior Lecturer

Kallie Noble – Senior Lecturer

Dr Mani Nartey - Lecturer

Dr Dimitris Xenos - Lecturer

Felix Oweka - Lecturer

Our teaching team teach and research in a range of law disciplines. They maintain an open-door policy and offer constant support and feedback to students.

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 for all assessment are offered through various formative activities designed by module leaders, personal tutors and library staff. Both formative and summative feedback are constructive. Feed forward is provided to students to facilitate reflective engagement with their work and to aid improved performance in student assessments.

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.

We maintain links with the legal industry and have featured practitioner talks  and engagements to enhance the student experience. Industry leaders including Shoosmith LLP and Radcliffe Chambers have delivered these master class sessions. The programme is also supporting students' activities through the student Law Society that provides an enabling environment where students can undertake extra-curricular activities and develop transferable work skills like client interviewing, public speaking, assertiveness, networking and team working.

A dedicated careers and employability team in Student services further support our students in finding work placements, internships or jobs. They offer information, advice and resources for job or study applications.

Entry Requirements & How to Apply

Five GCSE passes including English Language and Mathematics or Mathematics - Numeracy at grade C /grade 4 or above, 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


If you do not meet the above entry requirements, we also offer a Foundation Programme which allows progression to Year 1.

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 may be interviewed and considered individually on the basis of their prior learning or working background.

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 Dr Hephzibah Egede:
Email: HEgede@cardiffmet.ac.uk
Tel: 029 2041 6449

Key Course Information

UCAS Code:
M100

Place of Study: 
Llandaff Campus

School:
Cardiff School of Management

Course Length:
Full time: 3 years or 4 years if undertaking foundation year

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