Bachelor of Laws LL.B. (Hons)

This practical law degree is designed to help you become career-ready by giving you the skills you need to succeed in legal practice. Recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board (BSB) as a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD), it is perfect if you want to move on to the Legal Practice Course (LPC) to be a solicitor, or undertake the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) if you aim to be a barrister. You may also want to use the knowledge and skills you have learnt to open the doors to a variety of other rewarding careers.

This course is one of the eligible courses under the Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme administered by the Student Finance Office (SFO), Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency (WFSFAA).

Our LLB is also a recognised qualification for admission into PCLL in Hong Kong.

 

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Start Date: January & September

Length of Programme: 2 - 3 year Full-Time / 4 - 6 year Part-Time

Mode of Study: Distance Learning / Study in the UK

Your degree

All modules within the programme are designed to help you become 'career ready' and to enhance your employability in a legal context. Taught by experienced legal professionals and academics, the BPP University LLB (Hons) programme will provide you with the perfect start to your legal education. Throughout your studies, you will benefit from outstanding learning materials, textbooks and online resources – all included in your fee.

Putting your skills into practice

On the LLB (Hons) programme, you will learn how to apply core employability skills in a legal context. In particular, you'll develop the ability to:

  • Undertake legal research
  • Identify legal issues and put forward appropriate solutions
  • Analyse cases and statutes
  • Construct legal arguments

Study options

As well as offering the traditional classroom-based experience, you can choose to complete your degree entirely online using a wealth of online resources.

Once you have decided how you are going to study, you have the option to select a start in September, January or May. You can then study on the traditional two-term per year basis, and complete your degree in three years, or you can complete your degree within two years by studying three terms a year.

Alternatively, if you wish to combine study with work or other commitments, you can choose to study on a part-time day basis, with completion of your degree within four to six years.

Please note - If at any point during your programme you switch from full-time/part-time day to mixed-mode or online study, you may no longer be eligible for government funding. Also, if you change from a 2 year degree to a 3 year degree (or vice versa) or change the speed of your part-time day study, you will be required to notify the Student Loans Company, as changing modes or the speed at which you complete your studies will have fee or student funding implications.

Classroom experience

The BPP University ethos is 'learning by doing'. Classes are designed with an interactive focus, based on discussions, debates and resolving case studies. You will learn the academic knowledge, but just as importantly you will learn how it is applied in practice, with a logical approach, presenting your arguments persuasively and in a structured manner. This gives you a great base for the vocational stage of your training, whether you want to become a solicitor or barrister.

Teaching delivery varies by location, but includes a variety of contact methods including lectures, seminars, tutorials, optional online tutorials and consolidation classes. Small teaching groups are of around 18 students. All our students also have access to a Student Manager, should you need any guidance or additional support outside of class time.

LLB (Hons) Distance Learning programme

For those of you who want a flexible approach to your study, without any compromise on quality, technology has made it possible for you to study your degree anywhere and anytime on BPP University's LLB (Hons) [Distance Learning] programme.

Preparing for practice

The LLB (Hons) programme combines academic rigour with a practical focus. Our faculty is made up of experienced legal practitioners and academics, ideally positioned to set the law in a practical context. This practice-focused emphasis means you will graduate equipped with practical skills and knowledge that make a difference – and give you a competitive edge in your career.

You will have the opportunity to attend lectures and presentations given by a wide variety of potential employers, as well as network with practitioners at special events and careers fairs.

Specialist careers advice

As part of our specialist careers service, you will be able to take advantage of:

  • Invaluable one-to-one support
  • Advice on applying for jobs and internships
  • Intensive coaching for interviews
  • Guidance on researching potential employers
  • Careers support from the moment you accept your place on the programme until 12-months after you complete your studies

Modules

Compulsory

  • English Legal System and Skills (30 credits)
  • Contract Law (30 credits)
  • Criminal Law (30 credits)
  • Constitutional and HR Law (15 credits)
  • Administrative Law (15 credits)
  • LLB PLUS (0)
  • Land Law (30 credits)
  • Equity and Trusts (30 credits)
  • Tort Law (30 credits)
  • Law of the European Union (15 credits)
  • Professional Skills in Practice (15 credits)
  • Legal Ethics (15 credits)

Electives

  • Introduction to Comparative Legal Systems (15 credits)
  • Legal Research (30 credits)
  • Banking and International Finance Law (30 credits)
  • Family Law - Adult and Child (30 credits)
  • Principles of Company Law and Governance (30 credits)
  • Employment Law and Resolving Inequality in Employment (30 credits)
  • Independent Experience Project (Research Module) (15 credits)
  • Intellectual Property Law: Brands and Copyright, Patents and Designs (30 credits)
  • Commercial Law (30 credits)
  • Public International Law & Law of Armed Conflict (30 credits)
  • Medical Law (15 credits)
  • Property Tax (Research Module ) (15 credits)
  • Law of Financial Crime (15 credits)
  • Corporate Law in Practice (15 credits)
  • Law of Evidence (15 credits)

Please note: Modules run subject to demand and modules/electives may not run at all locations. Not all options are always available each semester or at every BPP University Law School location.

This course is registered with the Hong Kong Non-local Courses Registry (NCR). It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.

Entry requirements

The general requirements for the full-time programmes are:

Education Background

Three year programme:

  • High Diploma or Associate Degree holders with satisfactory result
  • Completion of HKDSE with at least 544
  • Minimum grade C in English Language and Maths GCSE.
  • GCSE 128+ UCAS points or three A-Levels with ABB, or, successfully passing the BPP University Admissions Test

Two years accelerated

  • High Diploma or Associate Degree holders with satisfactory result or
  • Completion of HKDSE with at least 554 or
  • Minimum grade C in English Language and Maths GCSE or
  • - GCSE 136+ UCAS points or three A-Levels with AAB, or, successfully passing the BPP University Admissions Test

Four - six years part-time

  • Minimum grade C in English Language and Maths GCSE.
  • GCSE 128+ UCAS points or three A-Levels with ABB, or, successfully passing the BPP University Admissions Test

If you do not meet the entry requirements, but have other qualifications or work experience, please contact us to discuss your options.

If you do not meet the programme's entry requirements, you may be eligible for the International Foundation Certificate in Legal Studies.

English Requirement

IELTS level 6.5 score or equivalent, in addition to the above entry requirements.

How to study?

In the induction and foundation modules, you will be taught through a combination of lectures and tutorials / seminars.

Lectures

Lectures aim to give you an overview of the topic area, building upon your directed pre-reading to:
• Outline key principles, with reference to relevant cases and statutes.
• Highlight areas of controversy and debate.
• Put the law into a socio-economic, ethical and where relevant, international context.

Lectures are available online (via MP4 downloads) and/or live in the Lecture Theatre depending upon which BPP University campus you are studying at. Not all BPP University campuses have live lectures delivered.

Live Tutorials

Live tutorials aim to develop your skills, in particular:
• your ability to apply the law to real-life situations you might face in practice;
• your ability to analyse cases and statutes and draw appropriate conclusions in the
context of giving advice to clients;
• your ability to communicate your arguments both orally and in writing;
• your ability to work with your peers, both competitively and in teams;
• your ability to evaluate the strength and weakness of opposing arguments; and
• your ability to receive and act on feedback from tutors in class.

Tutorials (including EU) are delivered online (where you interact with your peers and your
tutor live in a virtual classroom) as well as in dedicated rooms at the Law School.


Consolidation seminars


In addition, you will have the opportunity to explore your knowledge in consolidation seminars, in which you can reflect on the topics covered in the previous week's tutorial to clarify any remaining points of understanding or confusion. These seminars may be led by a different tutor and attended by different students to your standard tutorial, allowing you to further develop your skills as set out above in an unfamiliar, more challenging environment.
The teaching may involve discussion of different problem questions, unseen questions and other material. Different formats of consolidation sessions are held at different BPP campuses. In some locations they take the form of live online classes rather than face to face classes.

Fees

Distance Learning LL.B. (Hons)

2-year Accelerated £13,500* a year
3-year Degree £9,000* a year
4-year Part-Time Degree £6,750* a year
6-year Part-Time Degree £4,500* a year

The Distance Learning LLB is not available for January cohort, whilst the next available intake is September.

* This price will subject to a slight increase and actual price will be released no later than late May 2018.

This course is one of the eligible courses under the Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme administered by the Student Finance Office (SFO), Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency (WFSFAA).

On-Campus LL.B. (Hons):

3-year Degree £12,500* a year
2-year Degree £18,750* a year

* This price will subject to a slight increase and actual price will be released no later than late May 2018.

Additional charges

In addition to your programme fees, there may be additional charges associated with your studies, which include:

Resit fees for assessments £75
Resit fees to repeat a 15 credit module £400
Resit fees to repeat a 20 credit module £530
Resit fees to repeat a 30 credit module £800

Overviews

The course is mainly assessed via coursework, examinations (oral and written) and computer-based assessment. The pass mark for all assessments is 40%.

Mode of assessment for each modules:

Unit Mode of assessment
English Legal System and Skills Formative
1. Coursework: Mock case analysis and statute analysis in tutorial 10.
2. Written Assessment: Mock assessment and Mini-mock
Summative Element
1. Coursework (50% of module grade)
2. Written assessment (50% of module grade)
Contract Law Formative
1. Practice Coursework Assessment
2. Practice Written Examination
Summative Element
1. Coursework Assessment(30% of module grade)
2. Written assessment (70% of module grade)
Criminal Law Formative
1. Practice Coursework Assessment
2. Practice Written Examination
Summative Element
1.Coursework Assessment(30% of module grade)
2. Written assessment (70% of module grade)
Administrative Law Formative
1. Practice Written Examination
Summative Element
Written assessment (100%)
Constitutional Law Formative
1. Mock Written Assessment
Summative Element
1. Coursework (100%)
Land Law Formative
1. Practice Written Examination
2. Practice Coursework Assessment
Summative Element
1. Written Examination (50% of module grade)
2. Coursework Examination (50% of module grade)
Law of Equity and Trusts Formative
1. Practice Written Examination
2. Practice Coursework Assessment
Summative Element
1. Written Examination (50% of module grade)
2. Coursework Examination (50% of module grade)
Tort Law Formative
1. Practice Written Examination
2. Practice Coursework Assessment
Summative Element
1. Written Examination (50% of module grade)
2. Coursework Examination (50% of module grade)
European Union Law Formative
1. Practice Coursework Assessment
2. Practice MCT
Summative Element
1. Coursework Assessment (50% of module grade)
2. MCT (50% of module grade)
Professional Skills in Practice Formative
1. Personal Development Plan submitted for tutor feedback
2. Practice Oral Presentations
Summative Element
1. Personal Development Plan Written Assessment (40% of module grade)
2. Group Oral Presentation (40% of module grade)
3. Individual Oral Presentation (20% of module grade)
Lawyers' Ethics Formative
1. Personal Written Assessment
Summative Element
1. Written Assessment (100% of module grade)
Plus 105 credits of optional modules from the following subjects
Legal Research and Analysis Module Formative
1. Formative Viva
2. Dissertation Outline
Summative Element
1. Viva (50%) plus 4,000 words Research Essay (50%)
2. 10,000 words dissertation
Introduction to Comparative International Legal Systems Formative
1. Practice Computer Based Test
2. Practice Coursework Assessment
Summative Element
1. Computer Based Test (30% of module grade)
2. Coursework Assessment (70% of module grade)
Commercial Law Formative
1. Practice Written Assessment x 2
Summative Element
1. Written Assessment (100% of module grade)
Company Law Formative
1. Practice Written Assessment x 2
Summative Element
1. Written Assessment (100% of module grade)
Intellectual Property Formative
1. Practice Written Examination
Summative Element
1. Coursework Assessment (50% of module grade)
2. Written Examination (50% of module grade)
Employment Law & RIIE Formative
1. Practice Written Assessment
2. Practice Coursework Assessment
3. Practice Oral Assessment
Summative Element
1. Written Assessment (50% of module grade)
2. Coursework Examination (35% of module grade)
3. Oral Presentation (15% of module grade)
Medical Law Formative
1. Practice Written Assessment
Summative Element
1. Written Assessment (100% of module grade)
Media Law Formative
1. Practice Written Assessment
Summative Element
1. Written Assessment (100% of module grade)
Family Law Formative
1. Mock Written Assessment x 2
Summative Element
1. Written Assessment (50% of module grade)
2. Written Assessment (50% of module grade)
Public International Law and Armed Conflict Formative
1. Practice Written Assessment
2. Practice Coursework
Summative Element
1. Written Assessment (50% of module grade)
2. Coursework Assessment (50% of module grade)
Law of Evidence Formative
1. Practice MCT
2. Practice Coursework Assessment
Summative Element
1. MCT (30% of module grade)
2. Coursework Assessment (70% of module grade)
Banking and International Finance Law Formative
1. Practice Coursework
2. Practice Written Assessment
Summative Element
1. Coursework Assessment (50% of module grade)
2. Written Assessment (50% of module grade)
Law of Financial Crime Formative
1. Practice Written Assessment
Summative Element
1. Written Examination (100% of module grade)
General Principles of Taxation Formative
1. Written Coursework
Summative Element
1. Coursework Examination (100% of module grade)
Property Tax Formative
1. Written Coursework
Summative Element
1. Coursework Examination (100% of module grade)
Jurisprudence Formative
1. Mock Written Examination
Summative Element
1. Written Examination (100% of module grade)
Landlord and Tenant Law Formative
1. Practice Written Examination
Summative Element
1. Written Examination (100% of module grade)
Consumer Law Formative
1. Practice Coursework
2. Practice MCT
Summative Element
1. Coursework Assessment (30% of module grade)
2. MCT (70% of module grade)
Corporate Law in Practice - M&A Formative
1. Practice Coursework
Summative Element
1. Coursework Assessment (100% of module grade)
Extra Credit Project (ECP) Formative
1. Meetings with Personal Tutors for guidance and progress.
2. Supply of draft portfolio for feedback. Summative Element
1. Written Portfolio (100% of module grade)

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