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 5957
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 2 Year(s)
Accreditations SRA and BSB
Aims of the Programme The two-year LLB for Graduates programme is specially designed for students who are already graduates in a non-law subject. It 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 the legal profession, public sector and commercial organisations. For students seeking to become practising lawyers in England and Wales or Northern Ireland, the LLB for Graduates degree currently gives 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, and the moral and political values expressed in law and legal processes.The LLB for Graduates programme provides a supportive environment in which students take responsibility for their own learning and aim to become effective life-long learners, with opportunities to review and reflect on 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); 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
The significance of social, political, economic or commercial contexts in which legal rules and principles operate and of ethical issues and dilemmas and legal professional skills which arise for those making law and engaging in legal decision making.
A limited range of other areas of law and legal processes (according to the optional modules taken by the student.
According to the module, one or more of the following:
  • lectures;
  • seminars;
  • individual supervision seminar;
  • Canvas;
  • self-directed reading and thinking
  • practice written work
  • peer assessment exercises

According to the module, one or more of the following:
  • formal examinations;
  • assessed essays;
  • 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 laws and treaties (including legislation, case law and academic commentary) using printed and electronic sources.
Ability to analyse legal material by:
  • bringing together relevant information;
  • following logic in argument;
  • understanding judicial techniques of precedent and statutory interpretation;
  • dealing with complex facts;
  • judging what is relevant or irrelevant;
  • advising on the application of legal rules to facts in real or hypothetical problems.

Capability to evaluate and discuss law and law-related material by:
  • synthesising, assessing and critcally 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 thoretical 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, small-scale research projects (including identifying accurately the issues that require research, compiling bibliographies and using an academic referencing system). [Note: this will apply only if the student has taken optional modules involving a research component.]
Ability to use basic information technology and specialised 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;
  • seminars;
  • individual supervision seminar;
  • Canvas;
  • self-directed reading and thinking
  • practice written work
  • peer assessment exercises
Also training sessions in the use of information technology for legal research and writing Canvas.
According to the module, one or more of the following:
  • course essays/project work;
  • longer dissertations.
  • presentations
  • reflections on own learning
and the communication involved in these activities. Also, not formally assessed but students can, however, accumulate points on the CEPLER CPD scheme and a record of their achievements appears on their transcripts.