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LLB in Law With Social Policy (Full Time)

Bangor University

Bachelor Degree , Law

Course Description

Law affects all of our lives and the knowledge of law increases our understanding of the society and the world in which we live. This course programme provides a liberal education in Law, or in Law combined with another discipline, to promote such an awareness and to allow those who so wish to progress to careers in the legal professions.

You can combine the study of Law with a range of subjects. Approximately two-thirds of the curriculum will focus on Law and one-third on the other subject. All are LLB degrees and all have been accredited by the Law Society and the Bar Council as Qualifying Law Degrees (QLD). This status denotes that Bangor LLB graduates have completed the academic stage of training for the legal professions in England and Wales, and may enter directly onto Legal Practice Courses (LPC) to become solicitors or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) to become barristers.

Combining Law with Social Policy leading to a Qualifying Law Degree gives you an opportunity to study in greater depth areas relating to social policy. Studies will relate to theories, policies, practice and important issues that are affecting the Law - studies that will be of value for graduates who will later qualify as practising solicitors or barristers.

Examples of Social Policy areas that relate to Law include: policing, the sentencing framework, the function of the courts in England and Wales, housing and welfare matters, and issues relating to immigration and ethnic minority groups.

Law affects all of our lives and the knowledge of law increases our understanding of the society and the world in which we live. This course programme provides a liberal education in Law, or in Law combined with another discipline, to promote such an awareness and to allow those who so wish to progress to careers in the legal professions. You can combine the study of Law with a range...

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Course Content

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 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:

  • Doing Social Research
  • Health and Welfare Issues
  • Public Law
  • Contract Law
  • Introduction to Law
  • Legal Skills

Year 2

Compulsory modules:

  • European Union Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Poverty and Social Exclusion
  • Tort
  • Equity and Trusts

20 credits from:

  • Sociology of Health
  • Personal Social Services

Year 3

  • Housing Policy
  • Comparative Health and Welfare
  • Issues in Social Housing
  • Land Law

20 credits from:

  • Commercial Law
  • Company Law

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 degree scheme. The Foundations of Legal Knowledge are: Public Law Law of the European Union Criminal...

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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: 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 120 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

Final assessment is by means of examinations in the first and second years, but independently-researched essays and the dissertation on a legal subject of your own choice contribute to assessments in the final year.

Final assessment is by means of examinations in the first and second years, but independently-researched essays and the dissertation on a legal subject of your own choice contribute to assessments in the final year.