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Law

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-A,B,B

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Grade 4 or above in Maths and English are required. We will consider equivalent qualifications.

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

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UCAS Tariff

104-128

A typical offer will require a UCAS Tariff score between 104 - 128. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Law

Kickstart your legal career and gain an insider’s knowledge of the law on this undergraduate LLB (Hons) Law degree. Be at the centre of law and order, governance and justice as you learn about the fundamentals that underpin all aspects of society.

Our degree provides the perfect opportunity to take the first steps towards a legal based career, whether it’s holding people to account, protecting the innocent or advising businesses on their obligations. It is also accredited by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority and Bar Council which means you will graduate having completed the academic stage of a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) and be well on your way to becoming a solicitor or barrister.

**Why study this subject?**
Studying law opens up a world of possibilities, whether you want to be a boardroom hotshot steering businesses through compliance, regulation and policy, a virtuoso in the court room navigating the law as a solicitor or barrister, or making your mark in politics as a champion of social change.

We know everyone is different, so our industry experienced lecturers have worked to ensure that a wide range of topics are offered, including criminal law, employment law, environmental law and tort law.

**Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?**
We understand that some people’s passions lie outside of law in adjacent roles in business, finance, politics or non-profit and our law degree is the perfect way of gaining and developing a wide range of skills, from communication to comprehension to help you succeed post graduation.

Not all learning is done inside of a lecture theatre and there are plenty of chances to visit magistrates’ courts to participate in bail applications, visit Parliament and law courts to experience first-hand how they operate on a day to day basis, meet guest speakers from across the legal industry, including judges, magistrates and law firms, to learn more about how you can apply your knowledge in the workplace.

Our Bucks Students’ Union has been rated in the top 5 in the whole of the UK (NSS, 2021) and it has a range of societies students can join free of charge. One of these societies is the Mooting Society and this gives the perfect opportunity to pursue your passion for law outside of your timetable. It allows you to meet with like minded students and practise court proceedings and arguing your case. You can even have the opportunity to participate in varsity and national mooting competitions.

**What will I study?**
In your first year we are focused on providing you with all of the building blocks you need to create a solid foundation and understanding of the concepts, theories and models of law. You will study topics, such as, criminal law, EU constitutional and procedural law the law of contract.

During your second year, you will begin to specialise in specific areas of law that interest you. You will learn to apply, analyse and evaluate the principles and theories you have learned and be able to reference and apply them to contemporary situations. You will be able to study subjects including criminal justice, employment law, media law and tort law.

In your final year, you will focus on preparing yourself for your future and career after graduation. Topics, ranging from children and law, intellectual property law, medical law and equity and trusts will be explored. You will also undertake a dissertation or research project to illustrate how you have developed a depth of understanding through a combination of critical analysis and evaluation.

**How will I be taught and assessed?**
Throughout your three years on this course you will carry out the following assessment activities:
- written coursework

- oral group and individual presentations

- client advice written reports

- role play advice (applying for jobs, presenting a bail a case, preparing for a legal advice exhibition, mediation and negotiations)

- written examinations.

Modules

Year One: Law of Contract, Criminal Law, English Legal System, Professional Skills 1, EU Constitutional & Procedural Law, Professional Skills 2. Year Two: Business Analytics, Economic Analysis, Knowledge of Policing, Law of Tort, Public Law, EU Internal Market Law, Professional Skills 3, Business Organisations, Criminal Justice, Media Law 1, Employment Law, Family Law, Intellectual Property Law 1. Year Three: Equity and Trusts, Law of Property, Research Project, Dissertation.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,250
per year
International
£14,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Buckinghamshire New University

Department:

School of Business and Law

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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.

68%
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

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
63%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
58%
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

50%
Library resources
47%
IT resources
61%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
26%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
D
B

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.

96%
med
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Legal associate professionals

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.

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

£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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