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COURSE OVERVIEW

  • Join a long tradition of legal history in the city of Winchester
  • Develop real-world professional skills from practical assessments such as mooting and negotiation
  • Gain an impressive range of other transferable skills that will prepare you for future employment in both legal and non-legal working environments
  • Benefit from small numbers in tutorials, which allow for rewarding discussions and debates and closer interaction with our expert staff

Winchester has been central to the English legal system for at least 1,000 years. Choose to study here and you will be following in a long, historic tradition. It was King Alfred who established English law-making and its ideology as a distinctive system which would have a major influence on the common law of later medieval England. Even today, The Domesday Book, a cornerstone legal document compiled in Winchester, is still valid as evidence of title to land.

Law continues to provide the framework for modern society, impacting on all our lives. As a law student at Winchester you build a thorough knowledge of previous case law to enable you to explore questions at the core of the world we live in. From the protection of life and liberty to international relationships, law provides the mechanism for change employed by governments around the world.

Studying for a law degree with us is an intellectually stimulating and thought-provoking experience. The programme encourages you to develop an enquiring and critical attitude to law, learn to think logically and communicate clearly. You become proficient in vital skills such as legal research, negotiation and mooting - presenting a legal argument to defeat an opponent in court. Mooting brings law alive and you may find yourself discussing a wide range of topics from discrimination in the workplace to third-party rights when downloading music from the internet.

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.

This programme is ideal if you are interested in becoming a practising solicitor or barrister. It also suits those seeking a flexible qualification with a solid foundation in law that leads to a wide-range of careers in both the public and private sectors.

If you intend to qualify as a solicitor or barrister, you 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’. This LLB is a Qualifying Law Degree recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board.

Accredication

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

Careers

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.

94.4% of our 2015/16 graduates (first degree and other undergraduate courses) were in employment and/or further study six months after completing their course.

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.

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.

ABOUT THIS COURSE

Suitable for applications from:

UK, EU, World

Work placements

You have the opportunity to undertake professional practice placements during the programme for three months, six months or one year. Three or six month placements can be taken as part of credit bearing modules, allowing you to undertake a work placement and still graduate within three years.

Learning and teaching

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. 

Location

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

Assessment

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% coursework
  • 50% written exams
  • 25% practical exams
Year 2 (Level 5)*:
  • 50% coursework
  • 25% written exams
  • 25% practical exams
Year 3 (Level 6)*:
  • 62% coursework
  • 25% written exams
  • 13% 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.

Further information

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

Student satisfaction

80%

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

2018 Entry: 112-120 points

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

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 Enquiries and Applications

Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234

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

Visit us

Explore our campus and find out more about studying at Winchester by coming to one of our Open Days

Year 1 (Level 4)

Modules Credits

Tort Law
Public Law 30
Law of Contract 30
Legal Systems and Methods 30

Year 2 (Level 5)

Modules Credits

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

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.

Law of Property
Criminal Law

 

Year 3 (Level 6)

Modules Credits

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

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.

Criminal Law
Dissertation OR Independent Research Project
Law of Property
Law of Equity and Trusts
European Union 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 will notify applicants of any changes made to the core modules listed above.

Course Tuition Fees 

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. Based on this fee level, the indicative fees for a three-year degree would be £27,750 for UK and EU 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. 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.

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

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.

 

Additional Costs

As one of our students all of your teaching and assessments are included in your tuition fees, including, lectures/guest lectures and tutorials, seminars, laboratory sessions and specialist teaching facilities. You will also have access to a wide range of student support and IT services.

There might be additional costs you may encounter whilst studying. The following highlights the mandatory and optional costs for this course:

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. 

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.

Course specific bursaries/scholarships

We have a variety of scholarship and bursaries available to support you financially with the cost of your course. To see if you’re eligible, please see our Scholarships and Awards page.

Key course details

UCAS code
M100
Duration
3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
Typical offer
112-120 points
Location
King Alfred Campus or at West Downs, Winchester