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LLB in Law with Media Studies (Full Time)

Bangor University

Bachelor Degree , Law

Course Description

Law with Media Studies is a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) which enables you to study the interface between Law and the media and how the media operates in the modern era. The Law element ensures that you study all the QLD subjects so that the degree is recognised as a Law degree for professional purposes. The Media element allows you to study the development of modern forms of media, from radio to television; and the digital age, with close examination of how the issues of privacy and modern communication methods are reconciled in the contemporary era. 

You will creatively engage with the media, while developing and deepening a critical knowledge and understanding of its forms, structure and content. You will conduct research (practice-based, empirical or critical) linked to the field of media theory, communication and media forms; and reach a level of independent thinking with regard to the creative and critical styles, contexts, theories and practices of the media.

International Experience

Students have the opportunity to enhance their degree programme and extend their understanding of their degree subject area by spending a period of study at an overseas host institution. This route is optional and if you choose to follow it you will extend your period of study from three years to four and will gain an enhanced degree qualification: LLB Law with Media Studies (International Experience).

Law with Media Studies is a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) which enables you to study the interface between Law and the media and how the media operates in the modern era. The Law element ensures that you study all the QLD subjects so that the degree is recognised as a Law degree for professional purposes. The Media element allows you to study the development of modern forms of media, from radio...

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Course Content

During your LLB Law degree you will study the seven foundation subjects to obtain a Qualifying Law Degree, plus additional legal and/or non-legal subjects which allow for specialisation. You will be encouraged to study in areas which complement your chosen law degree scheme.

The Foundations of Legal Knowledge are:

  • Public Law
  • Law of the European Union
  • Criminal Law
  • Obligations (including Contract, Restitution and Tort)
  • Property Law
  • Equity and the Law of Trusts
  • Legal Research

Year 1

Compulsory modules:

  • Introduction to Law and Legal Systems
  • Contract Law
  • Public Law
  • Legal Skills

Plus optional modules in Media Studies.

Year 2

Compulsory modules:

  • Criminal Law
  • Tort
  • European Union Law
  • Equity and Trusts

Plus optional modules in Media Studies.

Year 3

Compulsory modules: 

  • Company Law
  • Land Law
  • Media Law

Plus optional modules from the Schools of Law and Media Studies.

During your LLB Law degree you will study the seven foundation subjects to obtain a Qualifying Law Degree, plus additional legal and/or non-legal subjects which allow for specialisation. You will be encouraged to study in areas which complement your chosen law degree scheme. The Foundations of Legal Knowledge are: Public Law Law of the European...

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Entry Requirements

Typical offer is based on a minimum 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.

  • A Levels
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical/ Extended Diploma: case by case
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Access: pass
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements). More information here. 

We also welcome applications from mature applicants.

*For a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com.

Prospective students should be aware that if they wish to practice as a solicitor or barrister following their university studies, they would need to meet the requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Bar Standards Board to become qualified. This would include meeting requirements in relation to criminal offences and behaviour. Prospective students with a criminal conviction are advised to contact the relevant professional body for advice. 

Typical offer is based on a minimum 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g. A Levels BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM City & Guilds Advanced Technical/ Extended Diploma: case by case International Baccalaureate Diploma Access: pass Welsh Baccalaureate is...

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Assessment Methods

In compulsory modules you will usually have 2 hours of lectures every week and one hour-long tutorial every fortnight, while in optional courses tuition is by means of weekly seminars, 2 hours in length. Reading and library-based research are required before tutorials and seminars. Written essays and/or class tests are also set. Final assessment is by means of coursework and examinations.

In compulsory modules you will usually have 2 hours of lectures every week and one hour-long tutorial every fortnight, while in optional courses tuition is by means of weekly seminars, 2 hours in length. Reading and library-based research are required before tutorials and seminars. Written essays and/or class tests are also set. Final assessment is by means of coursework and examinations.