Law (Flexible Learning), LLB (Hons)

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This Qualifying Law Degree has a flexible timetable designed to fit around your existing commitments.

This course has been designed for students who want to combine their Law degree with ongoing employment or personal commitments. You will attend the same seminars as full-time LLB students and gain the same skills, but the timetabling of your classes and the overall duration of the programme are flexible to meet your needs. Your seminars may, for example, be scheduled on just one day or two afternoons per week.

Why choose this course?
  • It is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board as a Qualifying Law Degree.
  • You can study around your job or other comm…

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This Qualifying Law Degree has a flexible timetable designed to fit around your existing commitments.

This course has been designed for students who want to combine their Law degree with ongoing employment or personal commitments. You will attend the same seminars as full-time LLB students and gain the same skills, but the timetabling of your classes and the overall duration of the programme are flexible to meet your needs. Your seminars may, for example, be scheduled on just one day or two afternoons per week.

Why choose this course?
  • It is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board as a Qualifying Law Degree.
  • You can study around your job or other commitments.
  • You will attend the same number of seminars as full-time students, but enjoy the flexibility to study at your own pace over four, five or six years.
  • You will receive bespoke guidance materials to support your independent study as well as direct tutor contact in seminars.
  • You will benefit from our considerable experience of delivering courses to adults in employment and excellent student support.
  • You will have the opportunity to transfer to full-time study if you wish.
  • Upon graduation you can apply for entry to our Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course which is the next stage of training to become a solicitor or barrister.
  • 93% of our graduates are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving (Latest DLHE Survey Undergraduate results 2011-12).
  • 91% of our students are satisfied with the quality of their course (NSS 2013). This is higher than the national average for an undergraduate law course.

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How many places are available on the course?

There are approximately 20 places available on this course.

Contact time

If you complete the course in four years your scheduled seminars will be approximately five hours per week. In addition to this you will be expected to spend an average of 16 hours per week on independent study to consolidate and expand your knowledge and to prepare for taught sessions. You can choose to spread your study over a longer period if you wish up to a maximum of six years.

Where will I study?

Seminars will take place in the Chaucer and Newton buildings on the City site. The Chaucer building is home to the Law School.

See the academic calendar for the term dates.

What will I study?

Modules

Our skills-focused modules have been specially designed to develop your analytical, evaluative, reasoning, communication and problem-solving abilities. A strong focus on career planning, commercial awareness and entrepreneurship is integrated into the course.

In the first years you will study compulsory foundation modules required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board in order to achieve a Qualifying Law Degree.

In your final years there is an extensive range of optional Law modules. You will be encouraged to focus upon your future career at this time and will be able to select combinations that best reflect your interests and aspirations. Elective modules may include options such as:

  • Company Law
  • Evidence
  • Medical Law
  • Family Law
  • Intellectual Property Law.

Four year pathway

Year One (80 credit points)

  • Law of Contract and Problem Solving
  • Law of Torts and Case Analysis
  • Legal Method

Year Two (80 credit points)

  • Public Law and Human Rights
  • European Union Law and Report Writing
  • Land Law and Professional Advice
  • Law of Trusts and Applied Legal Analysis

Year Three (100 credit points)

  • Criminal Law with Mooting
  • Commercial Law and Negotiation
  • Two Option Modules

Year Four (100 credit points)

  • Independent Research Module (standard or extended version)
  • Three / Four Option Modules

Five year track

Year One (60 credit points)

  • Law of Contract and Problem Solving
  • Legal Method

Year Two (60 credit points)

  • Public Law and Human Rights
  • European Union Law and Report Writing
  • Law of Torts and Case Analysis

Year Three (80 credit points)

  • Criminal Law with Mooting
  • Land Law and Professional Advice
  • Law of Trusts and Applied Legal Analysis

Year Four (80 credit points)

  • Commercial Law and Negotiation
  • Three Option Modules

Year Five (80 credit points)

  • Independent Research Module (standard or extended version)
  • Two / Three Option Modules

Six year track

Year One (60 credit points)

  • Law of Contract and Problem Solving
  • Legal Method

Year Two (60 credit points)

  • Public Law and Human Rights
  • European Union Law and Report Writing
  • Law of Torts and Case Analysis

Year Three (60 credit points)

  • Land Law and Professional Advice
  • Law of Trusts and Applied Legal Analysis
  • Commercial Law and Negotiation

Year Four (60 credit points)

  • Criminal Law with Mooting
  • Option Module

Year Five (60 credit points)

  • Three Option Modules

Year Six (60 credit points)

  • Independent Research Module (standard or extended version)
  • One / Two Option Modules

Please note that we update our modules regularly and options may change.

All our LLB courses operate within a common framework. This not only ensures consistently high standards but also means that should your circumstances change then we are normally able to facilitate a change in your programme and study mode. You should discuss any request to change course with your personal tutor.

How will I learn?

Skills are integral to the course and you will build and refine these as your degree progresses. Initially you will focus on the key skills of problem solving, case analysis, report writing and teamwork. You will also be introduced to oral presentation through the mooting module.

In your final years these core skills will be developed to a more advanced level. You will be expected to address more complex, multi-issue assignments and apply legal analysis. Assignments will require increasing levels of independent research and critical evaluation and your writing will become more specialised, focussing on specific client advice with reasoned and logical arguments.

Each module is delivered through a series of bespoke web-based materials supported by taught seminars, which provides direct contact with tutors and the opportunity to enhance your understanding through critical evaluation of your own reading and debate. You will be advised of the available study patterns for the scheduling of seminars.

Your knowledge and understanding will be assessed by a diverse range of methods that reflect the skills required. You will take part in oral presentations, mooting exercises, cases analysis, research projects, group projects, problem solving assignments and both seen and unseen examinations.

Learn from the experts

The majority of our teaching staff are professionally qualified solicitors or barristers. Their many years of experience in legal practice ensure that the law is taught with a real-life context and with a focus upon its practical relevance and impact.

Our enthusiastic staff have won a number of awards. Rebecca Huxley-Binns, Reader in Legal Education and Co-Director of our Centre for Legal Education, has added to her Law Teacher of the Year accolade with a National Teaching Fellowship, the most prestigious award in Higher Education Teaching. Senior Lecturer and Pro Bono Director Nick Johnson also won an Outstanding Teaching Award voted for by students in recognition of his teaching and support for volunteer projects in the Law School.

What our students say

"The Academic staff at the Law School are fantastic. Whenever they can and in whatever ways they can they will help you both in your undergraduate studies and further career ambitions."

Sarah Cawley-Wilkinson, LLB (Hons) Law (Sandwich) and Bar course graduate

Welcoming students from across the world

Nottingham Trent University has a diverse student community, with a high number of international students choosing to study here from across the world. We provide specialist staff, services and facilities to help you through all stages of being a student. Find out more about our International Student Support Services.

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Nottingham Law School is based in the Chaucer building on the City site. It is a vibrant place to study with fantastic facilities and accommodation just a few minutes' walk from everything Nottingham has to offer. Not only will you study in outstanding lecture theatres and seminar rooms, but the Law School has also invested in a mock courtroom, family courtroom and four mooting rooms to enhance your mooting and advocacy experience in an authentic environment.

You'll also have easy access to a great combination of facilities that include:

  • Café Chaucer IT area which is open 24 hours a day
  • the £13 million Boots Library with learning resources specific to your course
  • the recently regenerated Newton and Arkwright buildings.

We've recently invested a massive £90 million in these landmarks which provide you with an inspiring place to learn, relax with friends and share ideas.

Our Virtual learning environment (NOW) which allows you to learn online at any time.

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