i-LLB WITH GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS


Award LLB (Hons)
Duration 3,4 and 6 year programmes
Next Start Dates September 2019
Course Fees, per year 3 year: £9,250 (UK/EU/International) per year
  4 year: £6,935 (UK/EU/International) per year 
  6 year: £4,625 (UK/EU/International) per year
  Fees include a deposit of £250
  Further information on course fees

 


If you are looking to pursue a career in the legal, local or national government and the wider commercial sector, and have an interest in government and politics, but require greater flexibility in study patterns and wish to study 100% online, then this is the degree for you. A Qualifying Law Degree, the course has a practical focus, with employability integrated into the course.

There is a high level of interaction and you will receive peer and one-to-one professional tutor review. Over 90% of our tutors are qualified solicitors and barristers, just one of the reasons why our teaching has been awarded a gold ranking in the Government led Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

The course will deliver an insight into critical legal and government and politics topics and develop knowledge and understanding of key concepts in a practical environment. You will develop analysis, research, problem-solving and communication skills.

There are three study options available: 3, 4 or 6 year programmes, allowing you to study full-time or part-time to suit your commitments and career plans.

Not only will you study the key legal topics and related skills required for the modern law student, but the study of Government and Politics will help make you employment ready and open up a wider array of career options.

This degree will complete the academic stage of training for those wishing to qualify as a solicitor or barrister and provides the foundation for Masters degrees, or you can move into employment within the wider legal sector and other fields. The University of Law has a track record of success with 92% of our full-time LLB students graduating in 2017 securing employment or further study within six months of successfully completing their course.

Course Content

Students will have access to all study material online including module and unit guides, student handbook and assessment information. Online there will be a range of resources including relevant media (e.g. presentations, video clips, demonstrations and webinars), test and feedback exercises, as well as access to a wide range of databases where you can find all relevant case law, statutes and e-books.

See below for outline 3, 4 and 6 year programmes.

 3 YEAR DEGREE  Year 1  Year 2  Year 3
Semester 1

Common Law Method & Ethics

Academic & Professional Skills

Law of Contract

Criminal Law

Law of Organisations

Land Law
Equity & Trusts

Actions

Transactions
 Semester 2 Law of Tort

Public Law

EU Law
Three options at Level 5*



Three options at Level 6*



4 Year Degree   Year 1 Year 2  Year 3   Year 4
Semester 1

Academic & Professional Skills

Common Law Method & Ethics

 

Law of Contract

Law of Tort

 

Land Law

Actions

 

Equity & Trusts

 Transactions

 
Semester 2

Public Law

EU Law

 

Criminal Law

Law of Organisations

 

Government in the UK - Systems and Structures

Government in the UK - Parties, Elections and Ideology

Over the summer you complete an extended Law essay

 
 

Two options at Level 6*

Over the summer you will study Criminal Litigation and Evidence

 

 

 6 YEAR DEGREE Semester 1  Semester 2  Semester 1 & 2
 Year 1 Academic & 
Professional Skills
Public Law Common Law 
Method & Ethics
 Year 2 Law of Contract EU Law Law of Tort
 Year 3 Land Law Level 5 Option* Law of Organisations
 Year 4 Crime Level 5 Option* Level 5 Option* 
 Year 5 Equity & Trusts Level 6 Option* Transactions
 Year 6 Actions  Level 6 Option* Level 6 Option*

* All options are indicative and available subject to numbers. One option must be a Law option for the degree to be a Qualifying Law Degree and, at least four must be Government and Politics Modules to warrant the Government and Politics element of the degree.  

Level 5 Options: Human Rights**, Family Law, Employment Law, Access to Justice and Legal Services, Real Estate, Government in the UK - Systems and Structures, Government in the UK - Parties, Elections and Ideology, Extended Essay in Law

Level 6 Options: Wills & Succession; Companies: Governance, Tax and Insolvency; Human Rights**; Criminal Litigation and Evidence; Intellectual Property; Global Governance and Regulation; Comparative Government; Business Research Project (double module); Canadian Constitutional Law (London only); Canadian Criminal Law (London only)

**Human Rights is available at Level 5 & 6, choose once only.

 

 


Course Structure

 

  • The 3 year programme is full time and you will need to study for 40 hours per week 
  • For the 4 and 4.5 year programmes, please allow 20 – 25 hours of study per week 
  • For the part time 6 year programme, please allow 10-15 hours of study per week 

The 3 year programme is intended to be studied full-time. Please allow 20 to 25 hours of study to complete the 4 year programme, whilst the 6 year option can be studied part-time.

3 year course - the course starts with a one week induction which is conducted online. There are two semesters per academic year - each semester is 15 weeks long, with 12 weeks tuition, one week consolidation/revision and two weeks to complete assessments. You will study three modules per semester. 

4 year course - the course starts with a one week induction. There are two semesters per academic year - each semester is 15 weeks long, with 12 weeks tuition, one week consolidation/revision and two weeks to complete the assessments. You will study two modules per semester. You will also have to study one module over the summer, between Year 3 and 4 and during the summer at the end of Year 4. This module will be studied over 6 weeks with one week consolidation and one week for assessment.

6 year course - the course starts with an induction week. There are two semesters per academic year - each semester is 15 weeks long, with 12 weeks tuition, one week consolidation/revision and two weeks to complete the assessments. You will study two subjects per semester. You will study one full subject per semester, and one subject split over both semesters, that is then assessed at the end of Semester 2. 

 

 


Assessment

A range of assessment methods will be used. Some will be by examination. Some will be by coursework (which may be by essay, project report or portfolio) and some by way of oral presentation. A mock assessment will be included.

Overseas students will be able to sit examinations at recognised venues (e.g. British Council premises).

 


COURSE FEES

 

UK/EU/International 

September start:

3 year programme: £9,250 per annum 

4 year programme: £6,935 per annum

6 year programme: £4,625 per annum 

Fees include a deposit of £250

Further information on course fees


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