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LLB (Hons) Law

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UCAS code: 
M102, M103
Institution code: 
S82
Location: 
Ipswich

Duration: 

Three years full-time.

Six years part-time. 

Course Options: 
Professional Placement
Typical Offer: 

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

Please see Entry Requirements below.

 

  • 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.

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.

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.

Public 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.

Introduction to 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.

Law of Torts (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.

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.

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. 

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.

Research Dissertation (Mandatory)

This module consolidates the legal research skills developed over the previous two years and enables you to undertake independent research and write a dissertation. The module covers all stages of the research and writing processes. You will develop your research proposal with support from a supervisor with knowledge of the subject area.

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

2019-20

  • Full-time tuition fee: £9,250 p.a.
  • Part-time tuition fee: £1,454 per 20 credits (Please contact the Infozone for further information)
  • International tuition fee: £11,790 p.a.

Further Information

  • Detailed information about Tuition Fees.
  • Find out more about Financial Support eligibility.
  • Also see Loans and Grants.
  • 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. 

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements

112 UCAS tariff points (or above), BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC) or Access to HE Diploma - a minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at merit grade or above.

Applicants are expected to hold GCSE in English and Mathematics at grade 4/C or above.

Also see How to Apply.

International Requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.

Also see International and EU.    

Transferring Credits

If you have previously studied at higher education level before you may be able to transfer credits to a related course at the University of Suffolk and reduce the period of study time necessary to achieve your degree.

Course options

During your studies, you have the option to include a professional placement year.

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

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

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

Senior Lecturer in Sociology

Lecturer in Law