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LLB (Hons) Law

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UCAS code: 
M102
Institution code: 
S82
Location: 
Ipswich

Duration: 

Three years full-time.

Six years part-time. 

Course Options: 
Professional Placement
Study Abroad
Typical Offer: 

112 UCAS tariff points (or above)
BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC).

 

  • Apply your legal knowledge and theory in practical exercises such as mooting and disputes.
  • Ideal for students looking for a career in law, including roles as barristers and solicitors.
  • Benefit from multi-disciplinary experienced course tutors.
  • Opportunities to network and gain experience with legal service providers, including legal practitioners.

Introduction

Studying law at Suffolk gives you a solid legal education. You will learn how to solve complex legal problems and develop a firm grounding in the contexts in which law and legal institutions function.

We draw on a range of perspectives in our teaching, combining the finest traditions of legal education with recent innovations and current theory. You will notice a substantial change in your ability to engage with topical issues and current affairs, as well as challenging legal issues.

Law students are among the most employable and adaptable graduates, and pursue a broad range of career paths. Although law is the focus, our methods and analytical approaches draw on fields within the broader humanities and the social sciences.

If you wish to pursue a career in legal practice, this course is designed to meet the requirements for completion of the academic stage of legal training as determined by the Bar Standards Board and the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority.* You may also seek exemptions from aspects of the CILEX programme.

*The Solicitors Regulation Authority is implementing additional requirements for solicitors to take effect from 2019.

As a Law student at Suffolk, you will have access to a range of opportunities to hone your skills and gain relevant experience.

Find out more information about our opportunities and schemes

Further information about the University's relationship with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board (BSB) is available in the PSRB register.

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Course modules

Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.

A selection of optional modules are provided from the following list in years two and three:

  • Public International Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • Company Law
  • Criminal Evidence
  • Jurisprudence and Legal Reform
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Civil Procedure
  • Media Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Human Rights
  • Property Law: Practice
  • Clinical Legal Practice
  • Sociology of Law
  • Law of Succession

Optional modules available in any year will be communicated to you prior to your enrolment to facilitate module choice. Some optional modules may not run in every year of study, and the availability of optional modules depends on the level of student demand, the availability of specialist staff and timetabling constraints. In addition, we regularly review our curriculum to ensure it is up-to-date, relevant, draws on the latest research and addresses contemporary issues. As a result, the modules we offer may change over the course of your degree.

Legal Method and Advocacy (Mandatory)

This module introduces the essential characteristics of the English legal system and the fundamentals of common law reasoning. You will engage with the techniques of legal reasoning used in the common law world, the law-making process and the sources of law in England and Wales.

Constitutional Law (Mandatory)

This module examines the main components of the constitutional, administrative and human rights dimensions of public law in England and Wales. You will engage critically with the nature of the British constitution and the function of constitutional principles in balancing the relationship between the executive, the legislature and the judiciary.

Criminal Law (Mandatory)

This module examines the concepts and principles of criminal law in England and Wales. It covers the general principles of criminal law and the substantive law concerning a range of offences and defences. You will be able assess the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on criminal law.

Legal Ethics (Mandatory)

This module will allow you to examine the moral and ethical dimensions of law and the practice of law in a range of contexts. Ethics is a broad field and this module will combine the necessary theoretical aspects of the subject in order to facilitate the development of critical and reflective applications to the practice law.

Dispute Resolution (Mandatory)

Effective dispute resolution is a very significant aspect of the management of cases undertaken by lawyers. This module introduces a range of dispute resolution mechanisms to students new to the subject of law. The module explores the nature and development of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and the intersections between formal litigation.

Contract Law (Mandatory)

You will examine the principles, policies and practical applications of contract law from a variety of perspectives. You will develop a thorough understanding of how contractual obligations are formed and regulated, how legal principles and concepts are used to identify and resolve legal problems, and the function of contracts in society and the economy.

Tort Law (Mandatory)

This module places considerable emphasis on the current applications of legal principles, policy and academic discourses in this branch of the law of obligations. Very complex sets of social relationships are governed by legal concepts of duty, harm and compensation.

Research Methods in Law (Mandatory)

You would have been introduced to legal research in the first year. This module deepens understanding of legal research for particular purposes and contexts. You will develop insights into how legal research is conducted to address substantive, procedural and contextual legal issues and how to apply techniques from related subjects in the social sciences and humanities.

Land Law (Mandatory)

You will develop a solid understanding of the historical and theoretical foundations of English land law and of the current legal principles and concepts in use today. The module examines the development of the legal frameworks regulating property in land, including the normalisation of the registration of titles.

Equity and Trusts (Mandatory)

You will develop a solid understanding of the principles and concepts used in the law of trusts in England and Wales, covering the main forms of trust property. The module examines the development and current application of the fundamental maxims in equity, using both primary legal sources and academic discourses.

Two optional modules

Students will need to select two optional modules from the list of optional modules, which appears above.

Independent Project (Mandatory)

This module consolidates the legal research skills developed over the previous two years and enables you to undertake an independent project in your final year.  You will develop your project proposal with support from a supervisor on the course team.

EU Law (Mandatory)

European Union law (EU law) governs the relations among member states of the European Union and the means by which economic, social and political integration are designed and enforced. This module examines the laws and principles that comprise EU law and determine implementation in member states. 

Administrative Law (Mandatory)

This module will focus on proceedings in the High Court for judicial review of the decision of public bodies. The module will also examine the Human Rights Act 1998 and alternatives to judicial review proceedings such as internal complaints mechanism and ombudsmen.

Two optional modules

Students will need to select two optional modules from the list of optional modules, which appears above.

Career opportunities

Students can progress in to a range of law related careers, including roles as Barristers and Solicitors as well as other careers within the law sector.

Examples of careers students may pursue include: legal practice (with further training for those intending to become Solicitors, Barristers, Chartered Legal Executives, Patent Attorneys or Trade Mark Attorneys), local government, criminal justice roles, social justice, financial services and journalism.

Student profiles

I went to another university for my first year and then came to the University of Suffolk. You get so many more opportunities at a smaller university such as knowing your lecturer on a first name basis; that doesn’t happen with 300 students in one year. ...

I am studying Law and Criminology and I have chosen this course because I want a career in law and this course seemed like a great path into it. The modules available within the course are very interesting and fun which makes my university experience more enjoyable. The University ...

I embarked on the LLB Degree in Law with Criminology to follow an interest I have always had of becoming a lawyer, specialising in either sports and contract law or criminal law. I hoped throughout the degree to explore which route is most suited to me and progress on to train as a...

Fees and finance

2022-23*

  • Full-time tuition fee: £9,250 p.a
  • Part-time tuition fee: £1,454 per 20 credits (please contact the Student Centre for further information)
  • Full-time International tuition fee:  £12,996 p.a

Further Information

At University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with you course that you will need to budget for. 

* 2022-23 tuition fees are subject to change in line with inflation, or a government change in the fee cap.

Entry requirements

Course options

During your studies, you have the option to include the following:

You can apply direct for these options using the UCAS codes below:

M102 - LLB (Hons) Law
M103 - LLB (Hons) Law (Professional Placement)

M104 - LLB (Hons) Law (with Study Abroad)

M105 - LLB (Hons) Law (with Professional Placement and Study Abroad

Professional Placement

You can opt to include a professional placement year during your course. This would mean your course length would change from three years full-time to four years full-time. 

The professional placement year will give you the opportunity to gain professional experience and relevant practical skills to enhance your prospects of securing graduate employment. 

Staff

Senior Lecturer in Law

Lecturer in Law

Lecturer in Law