Programme And Module Handbook
 
Programme Specification


Date Specification Approved 15/08/2019
College College Arts and Law
School Birmingham Law School
Department Law
Partner College and School
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title LL.B. Law Full-time
Programme Code 2580
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 3 Year(s)
Accreditations SRA and BSB
Aims of the Programme The LLB Law programme provides a broad education about law and legal processes in England and Wales and the European Union and the constitution of the United Kingdom. The study of law equips students with knowledge and skills for a variety of careers ¿ including in the legal professions, public sector and commercial organsiations. For students seeking to become practising lawyers in England and Wales or Northern Ireland, the LLB Law degree currentlygives exemption from the first stage of professional examinations.

Students are exposed to a wide range of approaches to the academic study of law ¿ including analysis of the creation and application of legal rules, the impact of law on individuals, organisations and society, the theoretical underpinnings of the concept of law, and the moral and political values expressed in law and legal processes.

The LLB Law programme provides a supportive environment in which students take responsibility for their own learning and aim to become effective life-long learners, with opporunties to review and reflect upon their academic and personal achievements through personal development planning.
Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
The legal rules, principles and concepts of the "core" branches of law: Public Law (including constitutional law, administrative law and human rights); Law of the European Union; Criminal Law; Civil rights and obligations (including contract, tort and restitution); Property Law; Equity and the Law of Trusts.
The main legal institutions and law-making processes of England & Wales and the European Union
The significance of social, political, economic or commercial contexts in which legal rules and principles are developed and operate and of ethical issues and dilemmas and legal professional skills which arise for those making law and engaging in legal decision making.
Elements of legal theories and jurisprudence
A range of other areas of law, legal processes and legal techniques(according to the optional modules taken by the student)
According to the module, one or more of the following:
  • lectures;
  • group tutorials;
  • seminars;
  • individual supervision;
  • Canvas;
  • self-directed reading and thinking.
  • practice written work
  • peer assessment exercises

According to the module, one or more of the following:
  • formal examinations;
  • course essays/project work;
  • longer dissertations.
  • presentations
  • Group work
  • reflections on own learning

Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
Ability to research, identify and locate a range of legal material relating to England & Wales, the European Union and international law and treasties (including legislation, case law and academic commentary) using printed and electronic sources.
Ability to analyse legal material by:
  • bringing together relevant information;
  • understanding judicial techniques of precedent and statutory interpretation;
  • dealing with and applying problem solving skills to complex facts;
  • judging what is relevant or irrelevant;
  • advising on the application of legal rules to facts in real or hypothetical problems.
  • articulating arguments whether in writing or orally in a coherent and logical manner

Capability to evaluate and discuss law and law-related material by:
  • synthesising, assessing and critically evaluating arguments;
  • assessing whether significant information is not available or presented in argument;
  • evaluating the impact of law;
  • considering alternative policy options.
  • presenting a reasoned and personal perspective on
  • theoretical and practical issues examined.
  • considering the relevant parts of the law's context

Oral and writing skills necessary to communicate facts, ideas and reasoned opinions and to offer advice about law.
Some basic skills in numeracy (including scepticism about data and the ability to use numerical/statistical data in argument).
Teamwork skills needed to work effectively as a member of a small group.
Ability to carry out, working independently with limited guidance, research projects (including identifying accurately the issues that require research, compiling bibliographies and using an academic referencing system).
Ability to use basic information technology and speciailised legal technical resources for legal research and writing (including word-processing, email, the Internet, electronic databases of legal material).
Ability to monitor, reflect and build upon learning experiences and plan for personal and career development
According to the module, one or more of the following:
  • lectures;
  • group tutorials;
  • seminars;
  • individual supervision;
  • Canvas;
  • self-directed reading and thinking.
  • practice written work
  • peer assessment exercises
Also progress reviews with Personal Tutor, personal study; reflecting on implications of individual feedback on formative work; refelcting on individual and generic feedback on summative assessment.
According to the module, one or more of the following:
  • formal examinations;
  • course essays/project work;
  • longer dissertations
  • presentations
  • Reflections on own learning
Also, informal assessment takes place in that every module and tutor assesses the capacity of students to participate effectively in group seminars.