The LLB (Hons) Law is a British Law Degree awarded by Staffordshire University, UK. It is a full-time three-year degree programme identical to the LLB (Hons) Law programme offered on campus at Staffordshire University.
The degree is designed to prepare students for legal practice as well as a wide range of law related careers. A problem based approach to teaching and learning ensures a strong focus on real-world lawyering skills, independent study and legal research. The overall aim is to produce law graduates as change agents who will make a significant impact on the society while pursuing rewarding careers.
The Staffordshire LLB focusses not only on giving students an in-depth knowledge of law, but also on developing in them the skills and competencies needed for the legal profession. To this end, the program comprises of modules that provide foundational and specialized knowledge of law, as well as modules which aim to develop skills such as research, negotiation, public speaking, presentation, communication, and team work.
Year 1 of the programme provides knowledge of the foundation principles of law, and develops basic legal skills through a set of core modules. Year 2 of the programme focuses on furthering knowledge on core legal principles and also provides students an opportunity to develop a specialization by studying an optional module either in the area of Business Law or in Human Rights Law. In the final year, students will study one core module and will have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of current and industry relevant optional modules taking into consideration their interests and career aspirations.
Teaching and learning is based primarily on lectures, tutorials and workshops. Whilst lectures are very important, there is great emphasis on tutorials and workshops that promote peer learning as well as independent learning. Workshops take a variety of forms: discussions, individual and group presentations, or tasks such as interviewing and advising a client. These develop both legal knowledge and skills such as analytical thinking and problem solving.
The minimum qualifications required for admission on the standard route are: A. GCE Advanced Level
a. Sri Lankan: 3 passes or
b. London, Cambridge or Edexcel : 3 D passes or
c. Any combination totalling to 12 points from the following tariff scheme:
Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Degree Foundation And B. GCE/GCSE Ordinary Level – Credit Passes (Grade 4) for English Or C. Equivalent qualifications
You may apply pending A/L results.
The Staffordshire Graduate will be able to enter the employment market with the advantage of having strong Legal Skills combined with the key skills of Employability, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. They will be fully equipped to embark on further training for a professional career as Practitioners. Alternatively, they may choose from a wide range of career options and commence their careers as Legal Executives, Legal Researchers, Academics, Legislators and Human Resource Executives. These careers may lead to senior positions such as Judges, Corporate and State leaders and eventually culminate in positions that would help influence the course of history.
Course fees for the degree programme may be paid upfront or in instalments. The course fee includes tuition fee, cost of course materials and assessment and examination fees, but excludes fees payable for any resit or additional examinations and repeat modules. Students may choose one of the three payment options at each level.