What will I learn?

Our BA (Hons) Law degree programme integrates applied work-based and skills-based modules that will help you to prepare for a successful career, both within and outside of the legal professions.Our tutors will help you to find work experience that’s suited to your interests. Our location means that London, and all the opportunities it offers, is within easy reach. You’ll also benefit from our small classes, supportive and experience tutors, and valuable networking opportunities.**Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?**Our degree is designed for students who may not wish to pursue a professional legal career but have an interest in a career in law and/or looking to apply knowledge in another area of business or service provision.We'll help you build up your legal knowledge and commercial awareness, and gain a wide range of transferable skills, such as abstract thinking and practical problem-solving, which are relevant to a wide range of related careers.Although this degree does not offer exemptions from the academic stage of training to become a solicitor or barrister, the first year content is common with our LLB (Hons) Law, and those who are successful in all first year modules may choose to transfer on to year two of the LLB programme.Work experience in the form of placements and internships can greatly improve your employment prospects. Taking part can also help enhance academic results as you can apply your learning to a professional setting.**What will I study?**Particular to the study of law is a high level of research and communication skills. These competencies will be developed as you progress through the course, and you'll become skilled in areas such as legal debating, interviewing and mediation.On this programme, you'll study compulsory modules that explore civil and criminal liability, the English Legal System and the European single market, and legal research skills. You'll also have the opportunity to select from a range of specialist options in order to tailor your programme toward your career interests.The course will also help teach you to do legal research, and you'll have access to legal databases, such as LexisNexis or Westlaw. You'll also learn how to review information from academic sources, journals and electronic resources.**How will I be taught and assessed?**This course is offered as a four-year programme, including an initial Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate degree.In addition to the core curriculum, you'll also benefit from additional activities, all designed to bolster your career prospects. These include talks from guest speakers, alumni sharing their experiences, sessions organised by the Careers Service, and personalised support by Careers Service and Learning Development Unit.You'll develop your knowledge of all aspects of law through lectures and seminars, and supplement this with your own independent study. Lectures are often interactive, involving exercises and informal assessment. Seminars are small group discussions which you'll need to prepare for in advance. Here you'll learn to analyse legal principles and apply them to practical situations, assess competing arguments and choose between alternative approaches. Group work and moots (pretend courts) will hone your verbal arguing and presentation skills.You'll be assessed through exams, moots (pretend courts), presentations and coursework. The variety of assessment methods will help test your knowledge and analysis of legal principles and different areas of law.You will also be assessed on your ability to carry out effective research, understanding, a

Which department am I in?

School of Business and Law

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,250.00 (US$ 18,850) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

Buckinghamshire New University

Queen Alexandra Road,

High Wycombe,

Buckinghamshire,

HP11 2JZ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students require successful completion of a High School Diploma with GPA above 2.8, plus one of the following: SAT with a minimum of 1100 overall, and a minimum of 550 from Evidence Based Reading and Writing, and Mathematics; Minimum of 3 APs with grades above 3. International students with IELTS 6.0 (5.5) or below will have to undertake an enhanced curriculum in addition to the advertised programme.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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