BA (Hons) Law

Combined Honours Law at Winchester is for those students who want to study law but not necessarily to become a practising solicitor or barrister. It allows law to be studied alongside another subject to produce a degree that is highly relevant to employers whilst reflecting the particular interests of the student.
2016 entry only

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BA (Hons) Law at University of Winchester

COMBINED HONOURS ONLY

Please note these programmes are available for 2016 entry only.

Entry Requirements*

BA Law and Business Management = 240-280 UCAS points | 96-112 UCAS Points | MN12 UCAS code (this programme will be available for 2017 entry)

BA Law and Criminology = 240-280 UCAS points | LM31 UCAS code

BA Law and Forensic Studies = 240-280 UCAS points | FM41 UCAS code

BA Law and Modern Liberal Arts (Philosophy) = 240-280 UCAS points | MW1X UCAS code

*UCAS has changed the way they calculate the tariff for courses starting in September 2017. Find out more about the new tariff.

Degree duration: 

3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

International Baccalaureate:

26 points

If English is not your first language: 

Year 1/Level 4: IELTS 6.0 (including 6.0 in writing) or equivalent

Course Tuition Fees and Additional Costs

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man

2016 Entry (Full-time) | £9,000 p/a
Part-Time £1,125 per 15 credit module. The number of credits available per module may vary. Students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year, so the maximum fee in a given year will not exceed the government permitted rate of £6,750.
Total Cost £27,000 (3 years)

International Students

2016 Entry (Full-time) | £11,300 p/a
Part-Time £1,410 per 15 credit module. The number of credits available per module may vary. Students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year.
Total Cost £33,900 

For further details click here

Additional costs:

Law students are expected to purchase core textbooks. The cost of this over three years can amount to approximately £500 (pro rata per year).

In addition for oral assessments students are expected to dress smart as opposed to informal attire—estimated cost £0 to £50 depending on their existing wardrobe.

Optional costs - equipment and travelling to career fairs.

To find out what general costs are included or excluded in the course fees, such as textbooks and travel expenses, please click here

Other Information

Location:

Taught elements of the course take place on the King Alfred Campus or at West Downs, Winchester

Suitable for applicants from:

UK, EU, World

Student Satisfaction:

Our students have also expressed outstanding levels of satisfaction in:

  • the course overall
  • the way staff explain things
  • advice and support

KIS information

The KIS information associated to this course is for the Single Honours LLB Law, as BA (Hons) Law is a combination course.

Pre-approved for a Masters:

University of Winchester students studying Bachelor Honours degrees are pre-approved to start a Masters degree at Winchester. To be eligible students must apply by the end of March in their final year and meet the entry requirements of their chosen Masters degree.

Terms and Conditions 

For more information about the University of Winchester's terms and conditions click here.

Law affects all aspects of life and society and is the mechanism for change employed by governments across the globe. From the protection of life and liberty, through corporate law to international relations, the law is centre stage.

In Year 1 on the Combined Honours programme, students devote equal time to the study of each chosen subject. After Year 1, students can transfer to the LLB Law Single Honours programme or continue on the Combined Honours BA Law programme.

The core subjects required by the Law Society and Bar Council for those seeking to become barristers or solicitors are covered by students who transfer to the Single Honours programme.

Students who take Law as a Combined Honours programme graduate with a BA and will not therefore have covered all of the core subjects. Although the BA is not a Qualifying Law Degree, BA students can apply to the professional bodies for part exemption from the academic stage of training depending on which core modules have been taken.

Throughout the programme, students have the opportunity to develop vital skills such as legal research, negotiation and mooting. Mooting (presenting a legal argument) in particular brings law alive and enables students to research a case and construct an argument to defeat an opponent.

These skills are invaluable as teaching techniques to help develop successful law graduates. The emphasis on skills-based learning is a core component of the programme and forms a key element in the assessment pattern. Students are assessed through traditional examination methods to a minimal extent and give equal and appropriate emphasis to skills-based assessments.

BA (Hons) Law is a Combined Honours only course. Only Law modules are listed below; additional modules in the 'combination' subject will also be taken.

Year 1

  • Legal Systems and Methods
  • Law of Contract

Year 2

  • Public Law
  • Tort Law

Year 3

  • Criminal Law

Optional modules:

  • Commercial Law
  • Alternate Dispute Solution
  • Mental Health Law
  • Medical Law
  • Family Law
  • Current Legal Problems
  • Employment Law 1
  • Human Rights
  • Information Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Legal Ethics and Risk
  • Media Law
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Sport and the Law

Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing, for full-time students entering the programme in Year 1. Optional modules are listed where applicable. Please note the University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions at www.winchester.ac.uk/termsandconditions

The University aims to shape 'confident learners' by enabling students to develop the skills to excel in their studies here and be transferable to further studies or the employment market. Throughout the course emphasis is placed on practical employability skills such as negotiation, advocacy and presentation. Staff and students form a community of learners who, together and independently, seek to generate and exchange knowledge. Over the duration of the course, students develop independent and critical learning, building confidence and expertise progressively through independent and collaborative research, problem solving, and analysis with the support of staff. Students take responsibility for their own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of available learning resources available.

In addition to the formally scheduled contact time (i.e. lectures, seminars etc), students are encouraged to access academic support from staff within the course team, personal tutors and the wide range of services to students within the University.

Key features of the student experience are:

  • Frequent guest speakers
  • The opportunity to undertake the University of Winchester's Research Apprenticeship Programme (WRAP) which enables students to work with academics on a genuine research project, so that they engage first-hand in cutting-edge scholarly activity and build vital transferable skills for their future
  • Our students also run a number of law societies and have opportunities to win prizes of mini pupillages at local barristers' chambers.

Attendance regulations

The University has been reviewing its attendance policies, as have we in the Department. We require a minimum of 50% attendance in subject tutorials. A drop below this for any reason has meant that you cannot sit assessments in that subject on the basis that learning outcomes cannot be met. Whilst this remains true, some students have interpreted this as being a target to meet and once achieved attendance is abandoned. This is obviously counter-productive to your success. There is a direct link between attending and doing well, the latest stats available to us show that there is between 5-10% reduction in marks for every tutorial you miss. 
 

Further information

For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures library 

Emphasis is placed on skills based assessments to reflect our drive towards embedding employability within the programme: no module is assessed solely by exam. The University is committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to students on their academic progress and achievement, enabling them to reflect on their progress and plan their academic and skills development effectively. Students are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from their course tutors and lecturers.

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Many law graduates choose careers other than practising as a barrister or solicitor. The Combined Honours degree is an excellent foundation for a very wide range of careers in the public, voluntary and commercial sectors.

For more information about graduate employment visit From Freshers to Future - what will yours be?

Employability

The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) record collects information about what those completing university go on to do six months after graduation. The Careers Service undertakes DLHE on an annual basis through surveys and a data collection process. DLHE is designed and strictly controlled by HESA.

While DLHE provides accurate information about first destinations, this data needs to be viewed with some degree of care. Six months after leaving university is often a time of much uncertainty and change for leavers; many will be unsure of their long-term career plans and may take a temporary job or time out. The destinations of graduates only six months out of university do not necessarily reflect longer term career success and are therefore a crude measure of employability. Therefore, DLHE data should be viewed as merely a 'snapshot' of one particular year's experiences at a specific point in time.

At the University of Winchester, we are committed to ensuring all our students gain employability skills to enable you to enter graduate level jobs and pursue the profession of your choice, for more information please read the Employability Statement.

BA (Hons) Business Management
BA (Hons) Criminology
BA (Hons) Forensic Studies
BA (Hons) Modern Liberal Arts (Philosophy)

Please note the combinations listed above are for 2016 entry only.

Combined Honours programmes enable you to study two subjects jointly (50% / 50%) - it is possible to transfer to a Single Honours programme at the end of Year 1.

View the course entry requirements and UCAS codes for 2016 entry

Course Enquiries and Applications

Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234
Send us a message

International students seeking additional information about this programme can send an email to International@winchester.ac.uk or call +44 (0)1962 827023

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Key Information Sets for this course:



These are the Single Honours Key Information Sets for the combination programmes. Please note combined honours programmes enable you to study two subjects jointly (50% / 50%). Explore the courses pages further for information on the other subject.





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