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Birmingham City University

Law and Practice

UCAS Code: 039M

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

AS

A,A-E,E

AS levels in conjunction with A levels.

60 credits overall - 15 credits at level 2 and 45 credits at level 3.

Can be considered along with a GCE AS-level plus either two A-levels, two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma. Must be in a topic related to the degree subject being applied for.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

grade C/4 English language. Must have been achieved at the point of Enrolment. Considered in lieu of GCSE English Language at grade C/4. Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment. Functional Skills/ Essential Skills level 2 - English Scottish Intermediate - C English Language Scottish Credit Standard Grade - 2 English Language Scottish National 5 English Language

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

overall. Students who do not complete the IB Diploma and who achieve the minimum of  10 points or above from two Higher Level Subjects will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates and alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications to meet 64 UCAS Tariff Points For students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma will be accepted. For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not literature) Group A English Group A - Grade 4 or above or English Group B- Grade 5 from the IB will be accepted.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H4,H4,H4

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MM

Can be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 64 tariff points.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C

Maximum of three Advanced Highers can be considered together.

One or two Higher subjects only considered if offered along with two Advanced Highers.

UCAS Tariff

64

Please visit: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/offer-making-strategy for more information about contextual offers.

grade B plus grades BB at A-Level (or equivalent qualifications) Must be offered along with either two A-levels (grades B and B), two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas (grades D and M) or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma (grades DM).

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Law

The course offers a rigorous and satisfying appreciation of legal studies and is a stepping stone to the LLB (Hons) Law programme.

It is suitable for those with an interest in law and is perfect for mature students with relevant work-based experience.

The course offers two qualifications, an HND and a Certificate in Higher Education entitling you to progress to Level 5 of the LLB (Hons) Law at the University.

The course is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board as providing exemptions from the academic stage of training.

The ‘Work Placement’ module in Year 2 enables you to gain valuable work experience and useful contacts with legal professionals, as well as achieving academic credit.

You will benefit from the University’s strong professional links with Birmingham Law Society (the UK’s largest Law Society outside London), the four Inns of Court, especially Lincoln’s Inn and Inner Temple.

As a HND in Law and Practice student you will attend both the University and Birmingham Metropolitan College, enjoying the facilities of both institutions, with access to all library materials and IT resources. This collaboration of teaching and learning arrangement enables you to experience educational and social activities alongside full-time LLB students.

This course is in the final stages of approval to ensure it meets the very highest standards of quality, creativity and applied learning.

**For full details, visit our website.**

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£5,650
per year
EU
£5,650
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,650
per year
Scotland
£5,650
per year
Wales
£5,650
per year

The Uni


Course location:

BMet (Matt Boulton)

Department:

Birmingham Met Franchise

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

75%
med
Law

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Law

Teaching and learning

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

84%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Law

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,000
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
44%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

Law graduates tend to go into the legal industry, and they usually take similar routes. Jobs are competitive — often very competitive - but starting salaries are good and high fliers can earn serious money - starting on over £24k in London on average. Be aware though - some careers, especially as barristers, can take a while to get into, and the industry is changing as the Internet, automation and economic change all have an effect, If you want to qualify to practise law, you need to take a professional qualification — many law graduates then go on to law school. If you want to go into work, then a lot of law graduates take trainee or paralegal roles and some do leave the law altogether, often for jobs in management, finance and the police force. A small proportion of law graduates also move into another field for further study. Management, accountancy and teaching are all popular for these career changers, so if you do take a law degree and decide it’s not for you, there are options.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Law

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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