LLB (Hons) Law

Single Honours Law at Winchester explores questions pertinent to today's world. Students may find themselves discussing such topics as what protection you have from discrimination in the workplace or whether you might infringe any third party rights when downloading music from the internet.

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LLB (Hons) Law at University of Winchester

UCAS codes: M100

Entry Requirements*

Typical offer:

2018 Entry: 112-120 points

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

A GCSE A*- C or 9-4 pass in English Language is required.

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 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing or equivalent.

Course Tuition Fees and Additional Costs

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man

If you are a UK or EU student starting your degree in September 2018, the first year will cost you £9,250. For international students, the first year fee is £12,950. Based on this fee level, the indicative fees for a three-year degree would be £27,750 for UK and EU students and £38,850 for International students. Remember, you don't have to pay any of this upfront if you are able to get a tuition fee loan from the UK Government to cover the full cost of your fees each year. You can find out more here. If finance is a worry for you, we are here to help. Take a look at the range of support we have on offer. This is a great investment you are making in your future, so make sure you know what is on offer to support you. 

2018 Entry Full-time £9,250 p/a.
Total Cost: £27,750 (3 years) | £28,450 (sandwich option)
UK/EU Part-Time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £77.08 and a 15 credit module is £1,156. Part-time students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year, so the maximum fee in a given year will be the government permitted maximum fee of £6,938.

International Students

2018 Entry Full-time £12,950** p/a
Total Cost: £38,850** (3 years) | £39,550** (sandwich option)
International part-time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £107.92 and a 15 credit module is £1,620. Fees for students from Vestfold University College in Norway (who receive a 10% reduction) and NLA are £11,655.
**International fees are still subject to approval from the University of Winchester Board of Governors.

For further details click here

Additional costs:

Mandatory 

  • Core texts: Law students are expected to purchase core texts for almost all law modules and some modules also require the purchase of statute books. This could amount to approximately £800 over the course of the degree for single honours depending on module selection. Cost £800 across 3 years of study. 

Optional

  • Printing and binding: Students may be required to pay for the costs of dissertation printing and binding. Cost £10. 
  • Formal wear: Students may be expected to dress formally for oral assessments. Costs will vary depending on the student's existing wardrobe. Cost £0 - £50. 

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

Accreditation:

Accredited by the Bar Standards Board and Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for the purpose of a Qualifying Law Degree.

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

Fact:

The Law programme at the University is designed to facilitate the development of professional  skills such as mooting and negotiation.

Fact:

The city of Winchester has been central to the English legal system for centuries.

Student satisfaction:

94% of students are satisfied with the quality of the course (https://unistats.direct.gov.uk

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.

Remember, you don't have to pay any of this upfront if you are able to get a tuition fee loan from the UK Government to cover the full cost of your fees each year. You can find out more here.

If finance is a worry for you, we are here to help. Take a look at the range of support we have on offer. This is a great investment you are making in your future so make sure you know what is on offer to support you. 

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. This programme is ideal for students who are interested in becoming a practising solicitor or barrister, as well as those seeking more wide-ranging careers in both the public and private sectors. 

Throughout the programme, students have lots of opportunities for developing 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.

Students intending to qualify as solicitors or barristers have to complete an academic stage of training before going on to a vocational stage. All law degrees recognised by the Law Society and the Bar Council (known as Qualifying Law Degrees) involve the study of seven key subjects - the 'Foundations of Legal Knowledge'.

The LLB is a Qualifying Law Degree recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board through the Joint Academic Stage Board.

Year 1

Core modules:

  • Legal System and Methods
  • Law of Contract
  • Public Law
  • Tort Law

Year 2

Core modules:

  • Criminal Law
  • Law of Property

Optional modules:

  • Company Law 1 and 2 
  • Employment Law 1 and 2
  • Criminal Justice
  • Sport and the Law
  • Human Rights
  • Media Law
  • Medical Law
  • Penology and Prison Law
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Constitutional Law and Rights of the USA
  • Current Legal Problems
  • Comparative Public Law

Year 3

Core modules:

  • European Union Law
  • Law of Equity and Trusts
  • Law of Property
  • Dissertation 
    or
  • Independent Research Project
  • Criminal Law

Optional modules:

  • Advocacy
  • Family Law
  • Child Law
  • Medical Law
  • Mental Health Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Law
  • Criminal Justice
  • Current Legal Problems
  • Employment Law 1 and 2
  • Law of Evidence
  • Human Rights
  • Information Law
  • Legal Ethics and Risk Management
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Media Law
  • Penology and Prison Law
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Sport and the Law
  • Technology and Cyberlaw
  • Wills and Succession
  • Winchester: Law, Landscape and History
  • Constitutional Law and the Rights of the USA
  • Company Law 1 - The Corporate Body
  • Company Law 2 - Corporate Governance
  • Company Law 3 - Corporate Finance
  • Comparative Public Law

For further information about modules, please view the course leaflet (see right-hand side).

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 will notify applicants of any changes made to the core modules listed above. 

Our aim is to shape 'confident learners' by enabling you to develop the skills needed to excel in your studies here and as well as onto further studies or the employment market.                      

You are taught primarily through a combination of lectures and seminars, allowing opportunities to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups.

In addition to the formally scheduled contact time such as lectures and seminars etc.), you are encouraged to access academic support from staff within the course team, your personal tutor and the wide range of services available to you within the University.

Independent learning

Over the duration of your course, you will be expected to develop independent and critical learning, progressively building confidence and expertise through independent and collaborative research, problem-solving and analysis with the support of staff. You take responsibility for your own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of available learning resources available.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning and assessment activity.

While your actual contact hours may depend on the optional modules you select, the following information gives an indication of how much time you will need to allocate to different activities at each level of the course.

Year 1 (Level 4): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*

  • Teaching, learning and assessment: 276 hours
  • Independent learning: 924 hours

Year 2 (Level 5): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*

  • Teaching, learning and assessment: 276 hours
  • Independent learning: 924 hours

Year 3 (Level 6): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*

  • Teaching, learning and assessment: 216 hours
  • Independent learning: 984 hours

*Please note these are indicative hours for the course. 

Programme Leader

Teaching team

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 

 

 

Our validated courses 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.

We ensure 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 on the course you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day or Open Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework

The assessment balance between examination and coursework depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by different assessment modes is as follows:

Year 1 (Level 4)*:

  • 25 per cent coursework
  • 50 per cent written exams
  • 25 per cent practical exams

Year 2 (Level 5)*:

  • 50 per cent coursework
  • 25 per cent written exams
  • 25 per cent practical exams

Year 3 (Level 6)*:

  • 62 per cent coursework
  • 25 per cent written exams
  • 13 per cent practical exams

*Please note these are indicative percentages and modes for the programme.

Feedback

We are committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to you on your academic progress and achievement in order to enable you to reflect on your progress and plan your academic and skills development effectively. You are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from your course tutors.

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.

Graduates may choose to go on to the vocational stage of training which is required before beginning to practice law either as a solicitor or a barrister. Others enter a wide range of careers in the private and public sectors.

Explore the graduate profiles for this course: Albert - Maritime Law LLM, Southampton 

For more information about graduate employment for the Law department

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.

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.

Course Enquiries and Applications

Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234
UK and EU Students:Send us a message

International Students

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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