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Description“I believe law has one of the best faculties at the University and it’s a pleasure to be taught by such enthusiastic and knowledgeable academics.”
Jamie Harris, LLB Law
UEA Law School offers four innovative and academically stimulating law degrees that cover the legal systems of the UK and France, as well as the rest of Europe and the US. As well as being academically rigorous, our courses train students in the skills they will need as lawyers as well as in general “transferable” skills, both of which will be built upon throughout the LLB Law degree with a variety of modules incorporating teaching methods such as problem based learning, small group exercises and class presentations. We offer…
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Jamie Harris, LLB Law
UEA Law School offers four innovative and academically stimulating law degrees that cover the legal systems of the UK and France, as well as the rest of Europe and the US. As well as being academically rigorous, our courses train students in the skills they will need as lawyers as well as in general “transferable” skills, both of which will be built upon throughout the LLB Law degree with a variety of modules incorporating teaching methods such as problem based learning, small group exercises and class presentations. We offer a wide range of optional modules and students also have an opportunity to hone their skills further through the exciting range of extra-curricular activities offered within the Law School.
This is a three-year degree programme, which covers the core foundational subjects as well as offering a wide range of optional modules with legal and career management skills.First Year:
- The first year provides the foundation for the remainder of the degree. Several of the foundational legal subjects are covered in this year together with modules that provide you with skills for practice as a lawyer, including legal writing, legal research and legal reasoning skills.
- You will take six core modules: Legal Method, Skills and Reasoning; Law in Practice; Constitutional and Administrative Law; English Legal Process; Principles of Criminal Law; and Contract Law.
- You will also be required to take the skills development programme run by the School and will have the opportunity of taking part in extra-curricular activities, such as mooting, negotiation and pro bono work.
- You will cover four more core modules required for a qualifying law degree. These are Land Law, Tort Law, EU Law and Trusts. You will then choose two optional choice modules. All of these modules are for one semester only.
- The second part of the Skills Development Programme is also taken in this year and focuses extensively on career development skills. Many during the second year choose to take a more active role in extra-curricular activities and in the Student Law Society.
- In the third year, you can select six options from a range of modules offered by the Law School. This allows you to tailor your final year to your specific interests.
- You may, with the approval of the Law School, also choose from a limited number of modules offered by other Schools in the University. Subjects selected in the past have included language, literature, management, politics and history options. All optional taught modules offered at UEA Law School are for one semester only.
- Students who perform well academically in their second year can opt to write a dissertation in place of a taught module. Students who select the dissertation option undertake an extended piece of research and writing under the direction of a member of faculty. Modules taken in both the second and third years contribute to the final degree classification.
Assessment on the LLB Law is by a mixture of examinations and coursework. Some optional modules are assessed entirely by coursework while others include seen, pre-release or open book exams. In addition, students are required to submit non-assessed coursework regularly throughout the year, providing an opportunity for written feedback.
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Candidates will be expected to have 3 A levels (see below for typical offer).
Candidates with equivalent qualifications to the A level
requirement are encouraged to apply (eg International
Baccalaureate; Access to Higher Education certificate).
International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the
University's International section of our website.
Students should also have 5 GCSEs including English (grade C) and Mathematics (grade C).
We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading). Recognised English Language qualifications include:
- IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in all components)
- TOEFL: Internet-based score of 88 overall (minimum 18 in the Listening and Writing components; 19 in the Reading component; and 21 in the Speaking component)
- PTE: 62 overall with minimum 55 in all components
If you do not meet the University's entry requirements, our INTO
Language Learning Centre offers a range of university preparation
courses to help you develop the high level of academic and English
skills necessary for successful undergraduate study.
Visiting Students who wish to participate in an erasmus exchange with the Law School should follow the application procedures laid down by their own University.
Those who wish to come to the University of East Anglia as Visiting Students who belong to Universities with which UEA does not have an exchange agreement should follow the instructions on the non-erasmus visiting students webpage.
Key factors used to assess an application include:
- Past and future achievement in examinations
- Academic interest in the subject
- Personal interests and extra-curricular activities
- The reference
All applications are considered on their own individual merits.
About the School
The Law School at the University of East Anglia is a unique, socially responsible community of excellent research and teaching that not only prepares current students for careers both in law and many other professions, but also engages with the wider community with a vast range of pro-bono work undertaken by our undergraduates as part of our Law Clinic. The School came joint fourth for Teaching in the 2012 National Student Survey.
The School also enjoys excellent links with our alumni and with colleagues in other Schools at UEA with many interdisciplinary modules on our courses utilising the expertise on offer elsewhere in the University. There is now an even greater emphasis on employability on our courses with a strong focus on mentoring, internships and transferable skills.
2013 will see students return to the Law School’s 16th century home, which has just opened after extensive restoration and refurbishment. Earlham Hall is an elegant, secluded building providing student social space, offices, study areas and lecture theatres set in beautiful parkland leading down to the River Yare. Earlham Hall is an amazing base in which to study.
We produce highly employable students in part due to the systems, programmes and opportunities we offer. A core element of the School’s employability strategy, for example, is the maintenance and development of excellent relationships with the wider legal community and beyond. Employment also features as a fundamental part of the curriculum with an active focus on Law in Practice (which develops career management skills) whilst the Legal Method, Skills and Reasoning modules help develop useful transferable skills The School already has a number of scholarships and prizes from law firms and has one of the largest internship programmes of any law school in the UK with 40 places kept solely for UEA law students, whilst the Mentor Scheme matches second year students with established barristers and solicitors.
The School has a strong community engagement ethos. Not only is this of value to the students in instrumental terms but most importantly, the School has a fundamental commitment to community service and to providing assistance to those who need the expertise and enthusiasm possessed by those within the School. We currently have one of the largest pro bono operations of all law schools in the UK with over half of our students engaging with the wider community; a figure due to expand within the next three years which will place every willing student into a pro bono activity, organised by the School.
Teaching Excellence and Facilities
The School provides innovative and stimulating teaching across all areas of the law curriculum. Academics in the Law School have won the University’s prestigious Teaching Excellence Awards in three out of the last four years and in 2012 96% of our students said they were satisfied with the teaching they received ranking us fourth in the country (National Student Survey).
Research-led teaching is offered across all years of the degree, drawing on internationally excellent research in areas such as Media, Internet and Intellectual Property Law, Commercial Law and Competition Law.
If you study LLB Law with American Law, Law with European Systems or Law with French Law and Language, you will spend your third year studying abroad. We have links with some prestigious and well-established Law Schools in the US and Europe.UniStats Information Fees and Funding University Fees and Financial Support: UK/EU Students
Further information on fees and funding for 2012 can be found hereUniversity Fees and Financial Support: International Students
The University of East Anglia will be charging International students £11,700 for all full-time Law School undergraduate programmes which start in 2012.
The University offers around £1 million of Scholarships each year to support International students in their studies. Scholarships are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study.
Please click here for further information about fees and funding for International students.