During the Law degree you’ll study the theory and practice of English law. Once you know and understand the basics, you’ll explore how this is influenced by and impacts ethical, social, political, environmental and economic values. This degree programme leads to a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD). This means that you can skip the academic stage of training to qualify as a solicitor or barrister of England and Wales – saving you valuable time.
The overall educational aims of the LLB (Hons) Law, as set out in the programme specification, are to:
- Provide students with a liberal, rigorous and coherent study of the theory and practice of substantive areas of English Law.
- Develop students’ understanding of how English Law is shaped by and impacts on ethical, social, political, environmental and economic norms.
- Develop students’ critical understanding of ethical principles and practice, and their ability to readily identify ethical questions and dilemmas and supply appropriate solutions, thus equipping graduates to become effective global citizens.
- Transform students into independent and critical learners, and to develop their subject-specific/practical skills of independent research, enquiry, analysis, synthesis, critical evaluation, devising and sustaining arguments, decisionmaking in complex and unpredictable contexts, and problem-solving.
- Develop students’ key transferable skills that will enhance and augment their personal, educational and career development. 6. Through a process of Personal Development Planning, empower students to reflect upon their own learning, performance, experiences and achievements and to plan for their personal, educational and career development.
- Prepare and provide support for students to secure an internship.
- Provide employers (nationally and globally) with adaptable and transformative graduates who possess the specialist legal knowledge and/or skills needed in their sector.
- Provide students with a course which is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (to satisfy the academic stage of training for students seeking to qualify as a solicitor), the Bar Standards Board (to satisfy the academic stage of training for students seeking to qualify as a barrister) and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives ((CILEx) for students seeking to be admitted as a Graduate Member of CILEx).