Key facts

Location:

Stoke-on-Trent Campus

Mode of attendance: Full-time / Accelerated
Duration: 3 years full-time; 2 years accelerated
UCAS code: M101
Academic year: 17 September 2018 – 7 June 2019

Introduction

Our LLB (Hons) accelerated course is one of a few two-year degree programmes offered in the UK. It has the advantage of being a Qualifying Law Degree recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), Bar Standards Board (BSB) and Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX).

The 2-year accelerated course is a popular choice by students wishing to change career and also students from overseas jurisdictions, both groups wishing to complete the UK academic stage of training more quickly than a traditional 3 or 4 year law course. This has many advantages and the hallmark of this course is the intensive accelerated learning stages which take place during the summer terms, meaning students complete their studies in a shorter period of time.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: LLB (Hons) Law

Professional body accreditation

Accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for the purpose of a Qualifying Law Degree.

Accredited by the Bar Standards Board for the purpose of a Qualifying Law Degree.

Course content

During the first two teaching blocks of Level 4, students follow the same schedule of study as all students on the first year of any of our undergraduate law courses. Students then study a foundation of legal knowledge subject (e.g. Criminal Law or Land Law) and the Legal Principles module during an intensive accelerated learning stage which incorporates a mixture of 2 weeks of face to face learning supplemented by some distance learning activities and discussions so as to accelerate your progression throughout the third teaching block during the summer. The hallmark of the award is the accelerated learning periods which also provide students with the opportunity to network with employers and develop key graduate employability skills.

Following on from the first year of study students move on to complete their study of the foundations of legal knowledge at which point students can study a number of specialist subjects such as Family Law, Criminology, Intellectual Property Law, Information Technology Law, Environmental Law, Company and Commercial Law.

The course is completed with a further period of accelerated learning in which students research for a dissertation and take the module Human Rights as well as completing a work experience and employability module to enhance graduate skills.

There is the opportunity to transfer to our 3 year LLB (Hons) course as well as to our BA (Hons) Legal Studies (a non-qualifying law degree) if circumstances require this, for example, if for any reason a student does not successfully complete the required foundations of legal knowledge.

Modules

This module map provides an indicative list of the modules that make up your course. Each module is worth a specified number of credits: you take a combination of compulsory and optional modules, enabling you to cover key subject knowledge while developing your own interest. You must take modules worth a total of 120 credits at each level of the course. The number of optional modules you can take depends on the number of compulsory modules at a given level, you may have more choice in later parts of the course. 

Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. You can always find the most up-to-date information about your modules and who is teaching them in our module catalogue. We aim to ensure that all optional modules run as scheduled. If for any reason an optional module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Before you can register on some optional modules, you may be required to have undertaken prerequisite modules. Some module combinations may not be allowed.

Year 1

Semester 1
Module title
English Legal System and Legal Skills Compulsory
Contract and Problem Solving Compulsory
Tort Law and Civil Remedies Compulsory
Law and Society Compulsory
Semester 2
Module title
English Legal System and Legal Skills Compulsory
Contract and Problem Solving Compulsory
Tort Law and Civil Remedies Compulsory
Constitutional Law Compulsory
Semester 3
Module title
Level 5 Foundation of Legal Knowledge (Criminal Law OR Property Law and Application) Compulsory
Advice Clinic with Client Interviewing Optional
Criminology Optional
Criminal Justice and Punishment Optional
Commercial Transactions Optional
Company Law Optional
Intellectual Property Law Optional
Environmental Law Optional
Family Law Optional
Sports Law Optional
Healthcare Law and Ethics Optional
Employment and Equality Law Optional
Mooting Optional
Social Welfare Law and Practice Optional
Rules of Criminal Evidence Optional

Year 2

Semester 1
Module title
Advice Clinic with Client Interviewing Optional
Criminology Optional
Criminal Justice and Punishment Optional
Commercial Transactions Optional
Company Law Optional
Intellectual Property Law Optional
Information Technology Law Optional
Environmental Law Optional
Family Law Optional
Sports Law Optional
Healthcare Law and Ethics Optional
Employment and Equality Law Optional
Mooting Optional
Social Welfare Law and Practice Optional
Rules of Criminal Evidence Optional
Foundation of Legal Knowledge (Criminal Law or Property Law and Application) Compulsory
Law of Trusts and Equitable Remedies Compulsory
Administrative Law and Human Rights Compulsory
Semester 2
Module title
Advice Clinic with Client Interviewing Optional
Criminology Optional
Criminal Justice and Punishment Optional
Commercial Transactions Optional
Company Law Optional
Intellectual Property Law Optional
Information Technology Law Optional
Environmental Law Optional
Family Law Optional
Sports Law Optional
Healthcare Law and Ethics Optional
Employment and Equality Law Optional
Mooting Optional
Social Welfare Law and Practice Optional
Rules of Criminal Evidence Optional
Foundation of Legal Knowledge (Criminal Law or Property Law and Application) Compulsory
Law of Trusts and Equitable Remedies Compulsory
European Union Law Compulsory
Semester 3
Module title
Dissertation Compulsory
Advice Clinic with Client Interviewing Optional
Criminology Optional
Criminal Justice and Punishment Optional
Commercial Transactions Optional
Company Law Optional
Intellectual Property Law Optional
Information Technology Law Optional
Environmental Law Optional
Family Law Optional
Sports Law Optional
Healthcare Law and Ethics Optional
Employment and Equality Law Optional
Mooting Optional
Social Welfare Law and Practice Optional
Rules of Criminal Evidence Optional

Teaching staff

You will be taught by an expert teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Postgraduate research students who have undertaken teaching training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader. Our teaching is research-informed and 72% of our full-time staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.