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What makes Law at Worcester special?

Wherever you study law, it can be a challenging and rewarding subject. At Worcester, the big difference is the personal level of support we give you throughout your time here. In fact, we even build our teaching around it.

Seminar groups are small so you develop close working relationships with your lecturers - both in these groups and when role playing court procedures in our realistic facilities. You’ll also get to meet solicitors, barristers and judges, who visit us as guest speakers to give you a real flavour of the profession.

Key features

  • Purpose-built facilities, including our own courtroom, to help you get used to the legal environment
  • Mooting and mock trials, where you learn how to project your voice and exude confidence – also highly valuable when applying for work experience
  • Excellent links with local law firms, so you can learn about the law in context and get excellent work experience opportunities
  • Legal Advice Centre, where you can volunteer to work with practising solicitors, gathering details from real clients on real cases and learn from the advice they receive
  • Employability skills module, including question-and-answer sessions with solicitors and barristers
  • Specialist options in Evidence, Human Rights, Employment, Disability, Company and Family Law
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The LLB degree

The LLB degree is a Qualifying Law degree. It is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board and covers all the foundation subjects required to pass the ‘Academic Stage’ – the first step in your journey to qualifying as a barrister or a solicitor.

On graduation you will be able to proceed to the Solicitors' Legal Practice Course or the Barristers' Bar Professional Training Course.

Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

120

UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

120 UCAS points (typically BBB at A level)

GCSE English at Grade C/4 or above

Applicants for whom English is not their first language require IELTS 6.5 or above

Applicants may be invited for interview

Other information

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email admissions@worc.ac.uk for advice.

Further information about the UCAS Tariff can be obtained from http://www.ucas.com

If you are an international student who does not have the relevant entry requirements for direct entry onto this course, our pathway courses at University of Worcester International College could be the right option for you and enable you to still graduate with this degree. To find out more visit the Law pathway page.

School of Law - official opening

Sir Andrew McFarlane, Lord Justice of Appeal, officially opened our School of Law.

Indicative course content

What will you study?

Here is an overview of modules expected to be available on this course. Regular updates mean that exact module titles may differ.

Year 1

Mandatory

  • Law of Contract
  • Public Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Professional Legal Skills and Ethics

Year 2

Mandatory

  • Land Law
  • Law of Torts
  • European Union Law

Optional

  • Media Law
  • Disability Law
  • Sports Law

Year 3

Mandatory

  • Equity and Trusts Law

Optional

  • Company Law
  • Employment Law
  • Law of Evidence
  • Family Law
  • Mediation and ADR
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Human Rights Law
  • LLB Project
  • Work Based Placement

Teaching and Assessment

How will you be taught?

Teaching and Learning

The University places emphasis on enabling students to develop the independent learning capabilities that will equip you for lifelong learning and future employment, as well as academic achievement. A mixture of independent study, teaching and academic support through the personal academic tutoring system enables you to reflect on progress and build up a profile of skills, achievements and experiences that will enable you to flourish and be successful.

Teaching

You are taught through a combination of interactive workshops, lectures, seminars and practical exercises. Interactive workshops take a variety of forms and are intended to enable the application of learning through discussion and small group activities. Seminars enable the discussion and development of understanding of topics covered in lectures, and practical exercises, such as mooting and client interviewing, are focused on developing subject specific skills and applying them in a professional context.

In addition, meetings with personal academic tutors are scheduled on at least 4 occasions in the first year and three occasions in each of the other years of a course.

You have an opportunity to engage fully with the employability programme in the School of Law including volunteering in the School of Law’s Legal Advice Centre.

Contact time

In a typical week you will have around 12 contact hours of teaching. Typically class contact time will be structured around:

  • One 2 hour lecture
  • One 1 hour seminar

Independent self-study

In addition to the contact time, you are expected to undertake around 22 hours of personal self-study per week. Typically, this will involve completing online activities, reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library and online, preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations.

Independent learning is supported by a range of excellent learning facilities, including the Hive and library resources, the virtual learning environment, and extensive electronic learning resources.

Teaching staff

You will be taught by a teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics and legal practitioners with professional experience.

Teaching is informed by the research and consultancy, and all course lecturers have a higher education teaching qualification or are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.

Assessment

The course provides opportunities to test understanding and learning informally through the completion of practice or ‘formative’ assignments. Each module has one or more formal or ‘summative’ assessments which are graded and count towards the overall module grade.

Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, courtroom activities, interviewing and advising, presentations and a final year independent studies project.

The course provides opportunities to test understanding and learning informally through the completion of practice or ‘formative’ assignments. Each module has one or more formal or ‘summative’ assessments which are graded and count towards the overall module grade.

The precise assessment requirements for an individual student in an academic year will vary according to the mandatory and optional modules taken, but a typical formal summative assessment pattern for each year of the course is:

Year 1
3 formal examinations of 2 hours duration
4 essays
1 Court Report
1 Moot
1 Portfolio

Year 2
3 formal examinations of 2 hours duration
5 essays
1 interviewing and advising exercise
1 individual presentations

Year 3
4 formal examinations of 3 hours duration
4 essays
1 interviewing and advising exercise
1 individual presentation

Feedback

You will receive feedback on practice assessments and on formal assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback on examination performance is available upon request from the module leader. Feedback is intended to support learning and you are encouraged to discuss it with personal academic tutors and module tutors as appropriate.

We aim to provide you with feedback on formal course work assessments within 20 working days of hand-in.

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Practical experience

Law is constantly evolving and practical experience is one of the best ways to develop the creative and critical approach you will need to succeed.

 

Pro bono activity is built into the LLB at Worcester, giving you the chance to improve your legal research, public speaking and client care skills while making a genuinely positive contribution to society. You will also have the opportunity to speak to lawyers and others involved in institutions such as the courts to gain an insight into how they work.

 

You may also choose to develop your legal skills further by joining in extracurricular activities such as mock trials or client interviewing. You can choose to be part of the University of Worcester Student Law Society, which will be run by Law students for Law students.

Careers

Where could it take you?

Employability is at the heart of Law at the University of Worcester, and we offer a wide range of opportunities to gain work experience through volunteering, mentoring schemes and placements.

We work closely with a variety of local, regional and national employers and use their expertise to input into the academic curriculum. In this way, we ensure that your Law degree is attractive to potential employers and that you have the opportunity to explore many different career options, both in the legal profession and in other areas, such as business and management.

Read more about Law careers and routes to qualifying.

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Costs

How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fee for full-time UK and EU students registering in the academic year 2018/19 will be £9,250 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international (non-EU) students registering in the academic year 2018/19 will be £12,100 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students registering on this course in the academic year 2018/19 will be £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module and £2,313 per 30-credit module.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying.  The amounts vary between courses. In addition, you will need to cover the cost of travelling to and from approved workplaces and placements in order to meet the requirement that you spend no fewer than 600 hours in practice over the duration of the course.

Accommodation

Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls of residence. With rooms to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £98 per week to 'En-suite Extra' at £159 per week.

For full details visit our accommodation page.

Apply

How do you apply?

Applying through UCAS

Law LLB (Hons) - M100

UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.

Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.

UCAS CODE:

M100

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Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Admissions Office

01905 855111
admissions@worc.ac.uk