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LLB in Law with Philosophy and Religion (Full Time)

Bangor University

Bachelor Degree , Philosophy

Course Description

This qualifying law degree aims to provide a scheme which will educate you in the fundamentals of law and in the basic legal skills needed within contemporary Wales, the United Kingdom, Europe and the wider international community.

The philosophical and religious elements of this course will allow you to develop your appreciation of the ethical controversies underpinning legal responses to issues such as: human rights (most specifically the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion); the use of armed force and terrorism; globalisation; care of the environment; abortion; euthanasia; governance and the rule of law; and the sanctity of promises (to name but a few). You will acquire advanced skills in critical thinking and logical reasoning, making you a highly competitive candidate for future careers as barristers or in any other field of legal advocacy. You will also develop an empathic and critical approach to reflecting on a variety of viewpoints standing you in excellent stead for careers in areas such as social work, charity sector, media and politics.

This qualifying law degree aims to provide a scheme which will educate you in the fundamentals of law and in the basic legal skills needed within contemporary Wales, the United Kingdom, Europe and the wider international community. The philosophical and religious elements of this course will allow you to develop your appreciation of the ethical controversies underpinning legal...

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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
  • Introduction to Philosophy of Religion
  • Ethics: Religious Perspectives; OR Introduction to Logic

Year 2

Compulsory modules:

  • Criminal Law
  • Tort
  • European Union Law
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Debating History / Dehongli’r Gorffennol

Plus optional modules in Philosophy and Religion.

Year 3

Compulsory modules: 

  • Company Law
  • Land Law

Plus optional modules from the Schools of Law and Philosophy and Religion.

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 120 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:

  • A Levels
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DDM
  • 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 120 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.: A Levels BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DDM 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...

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