University of Bolton Law
The LLB (Hons) Law degree at the University of Bolton includes the initial or academic stage of training in the process of becoming a solicitor or barrister. Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress to further training, leading to qualification to practice as a barrister or as a solicitor. An LLB law degree is highly regarded by many employers and you may choose to use this qualification as the basis for graduate level entry into other careers; for example in commerce, industry, the civil service and the armed forces.
By studying this challenging and demanding course you will gain a thorough grounding in the discipline of law. You will develop the transferable intellectual and personal skills that are essential for the practice of law and which will also equip you for many other careers. These skills include written and verbal communication, attention to detail, absorbing and analysing often complex information, time management, teamwork and motivation.
About the course
The Solicitors’ Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board, the national professional bodies for law, have accredited the University of Bolton for the purposes of the solicitors’ and barristers’ academic stage requirements.
You will study at the University’s Business School, and receive excellent levels of contact and interaction with both teaching staff and your fellow students. This will ensure a friendly, supportive and student-centred approach to your study experience.
The course is challenging and requires motivation and self-direction as well as the ability to work in a small group environment. You will be expected to think and to challenge at every stage of the course.
You will be taught through a mix of lectures, seminars, tutorials and group work. The application of your knowledge and understanding to real cases and scenarios will be a key component of your studies.
Staff members are highly qualified in the field and offer a range of contacts with potential employers including the legal profession.
You are required to pass all assessments and examinations in the ‘foundations of legal knowledge’. For further information visit the ‘related links’ section for a link to our ‘foundations of legal knowledge’ web page.
|Entry requirements||From September 2017, 112 UCAS points from at least two A2-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects.
You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English.
You may be required to pass a diagnostic test prior to admission.
If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). Click here to find out more about our English Foundation Programme.
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