Approved by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, and the Bar Standards Board, this all-encompassing law course will prepare you for work in the law profession, as well as offer you lots of practical experiences by attending court, taking part in Moot Courts and Moot Show Trials and attending guest lectures.
We know it’s difficult to decide which area of law you’d like to focus on when you’re just setting out on your training, which is why all of our law pathways share a common first semester. This means that you don’t need to make any major decisions about which branch of law you’d like to specialise in until you’ve spent a term studying the subject area and have a better grasp of what each field entails. As well as LLB (Hons) Law, we offer LLB (Hons) Law with Politics and LLB (Hons) Law, Media & Creative Industries.
The LLB (Hons) Law course is the most general of our legal courses, providing you with an excellent overview of the sector. The course will allow you to choose between two pathways in your final year of study. The first, pathway A, is an academically focused pathway, which leaves your career options completely open, as skilled graduates are not only sought after by legal firms, but other organisations who also need employees with a good understanding of a range of aspects of the law. The second, pathway B will assist if you are intending on a future career as a Solicitor in England and Wales. The teaching and learning on this pathway aims to assist you in preparing for the external Solicitors Qualifying Examination, Part 1 assessments, due to be introduced in Autumn 2021.
Having a good understanding of basic legal principles and key aspects of the law is essential if you want to work in the legal profession. As well as what you’ll learn in your lectures and seminars you’ll also have the opportunity to put knowledge into practice during a 30-week work placement, taken between your second and final year. What’s more, if your placement meets the necessary criteria, it can count towards a portion of your training contract or qualifying work experience after graduation. The placement is mandatory if you intend on following pathway B.
There will also be opportunities for you to join the BU Law Society and to contribute to the BU Law Review, an academic publication designed to encourage you to further your interests relating to the law and to publish your excellent research in the area.
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Next start date:
September 2019, September 2020
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
3 years full-time or 4 years full-time including an optional minimum 30-week placement (placement is mandatory for students studying SQE pathway)
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