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LLB (Hons) Law (Social Welfare)

Bradford College
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Course UCAS code: ML14
Qualification type:
  • LLB (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 3 Years
Course Summary:
Choose a small and friendly Law School which prides itself in supporting its students. Choose Bradford Law School, Bradford College University Centre. This programme recognises the need to provide an academically challenging degree which will give you a sound knowledge of legal and social welfare concepts together with an understanding of the operation of law and social welfare in society. This course is a qualifying Law degree accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Council. The LLB Law (Social Welfare) would be an ideal choice if you are considering working in the public services such as police, probation and youth justice. Preparing you for your future whilst offering flexibility and choice are the key features to our specialist LLB Law Degrees, which are recognised as Qualifying Law Degrees by the legal professional bodies. This degree gives you the opportunity to study two related disciplines - Law (the major discipline) and Social Welfare (the minor discipline) - to create a degree that will equip you well in a legal-welfare sector. You will have the option of studying a range of law modules including, but not limited to, family law, immigration law and employment law and social welfare modules such as mental health and disability, inter-professional working, and law and the application of social work practice. Preparing you for your future career is our central concern and that preparation goes beyond the acquisition of legal knowledge to developing important skills. As a result, you have the option of undertaking Work Placement modules or Legal Skills modules. These modules focus on client counselling, advocacy, negotiation and research and writing. Skills that you will require in the legal-welfare world. All of our students do a final year Dissertation. We have an appropriate staff/student ratio to support this through one-to-one supervision. Within the Dissertation you are able to undertake primary research (interviews/questionnaires). This is a great experience in itself, develops new skills, and helps you stand out from the crowd. If that is not enough, we also encourage you to become authors (or co-authors with your tutors) publishing in our Law School and College journals. Our focus is on working with our students and not creating overly big classes. We are a friendly and informal Law School which prides itself on supporting you, ensuring that you graduate with the knowledge and skills required to succeed, and ensuring that you have the opportunity to make yourself stand out from the crowd. On successfully completing the course, your degree could lead to a broad range of opportunities in the police force, the youth justice service, customs and excise, the probation service, the courts service, drugs prevention services or immigration services. The course will prepare you for success in a variety of legal and welfare settings. As a Qualifying Law Degree, successful completion of the programme does allow you to progress onto the Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course. Career opportunities include: Barrister, Solicitor, Police, Military, Local and National Government, Medicine (professional negligence) Teaching, Media (Defamation law), Youth Justice, Inland Revenue, Customs and Excise, Banking and Insurance, Property Management and Conveyancing, and Sports (representation/agents). We look forward to welcoming you to Bradford Law School.
Modules:
The programme does allow scope to study optional subjects in both law and social welfare. The options include: Work Placement; Dissertation; Family Law; Immigration Law; Employment Law; Jurisprudence (Legal Philosophy); Company Law and Evidence; Law and the Application of Social Work Practice; Inter Professional Working; Adult Social Work Practice; Social Work Practice with Children; Young People and Families; Mental Health and Disability; Globalisation, Diversity and Cultural Differences in Social Work Practice. This Solicitors Regulation Authority/Bar Council qualifying Law degree contains the seven core law subjects. These are: Contract; Tort; Criminal Law; Public Law; Equity and Trusts; Land Law; European Law. These professionally required core modules are supplemented with a range of electives including: Work Placement; Immigration Law; Commercial Law; Jurisprudence (Legal Philosophy); Family Law. Work Placement and Legal Skills are a component of this programme; you are required to study one or the other in your second year. The Legal Skills modules are designed to replicate legal practice with students developing a portfolio (case file) on behalf of a client. In representing a client, you will conduct client and witness conferences, perform negotiations and undertake advocacy exercises as well as draft an opinion, write various correspondences and undertake legal research. In the Work Placement modules, you will undertake the above activities with an external placement provider and under the strict supervision of a mentor, usually a solicitor or trainee solicitor in the firm. You are encouraged to find your own placement by pursuing a traditional application process, but in the event of such being unsuccessful, the Law School does have a number of placement contacts. The majority of placements are with Law Firms but we also have placements with Citizens Advice Bureaus, and are exploring opportunities with the College Student Union. The placements are available in Bradford, Dewsbury, Halifax and Manchester. This enables some students to perform their placements near their place of residence. Beacon Recruitment, part of the Bradford College family, and the College Health and Safety team assist academic colleagues in undertaking health and safety checks with placement providers.
Assessment Methods:
The programme employs a blended learning strategy where attendance in lectures, workshops and seminars is supported by a comprehensive e-learning portal, Moodle. The resources on Moodle include links to websites, our e-databases, electronic books and tutor/ librarian produced materials. There are sections for each module of study which focus on specific module content, including a module handbook with assessment details, reading lists, workshop and seminar tasks. Each module is divided into a weekly breakdown of materials and specific resources. The online resources may include lecture PowerPoint’s, lecture hand-outs, television programmes, web links, video clips, MCTs and other materials. Written assessments are submitted to Moodle and the submission goes through Turnitin (plagiarism detection software). Our primary intention is not to use Turnitin as a punitive tool but as part of the learning process. To that end, you can submit and re-submit your work to Turnitin as many times as you wish prior to the end submission date, and through this process you may identify referencing points that require rectification. All tutors have access to Skype and this can be utilised inside and outside of the classroom. You may use this tool to have discussions with us throughout the year. Both Skype and Moodle also have messaging tools to assist communication to students, either as a group or to individuals. Teaching will be delivered through a combination of Lectures, Workshops and Seminars. Lectures will be interactive, with question and answer sessions and other forms of student involvement. Workshops are designed to enhance individual learning in relation to a common end task [the set seminar task(s)], which will then be explored in further detail with the tutor in the seminar. The individualised workshops may have you practicing timed essays, whilst others are involved in peer discussion and support. Alternatively, they may be based on last minute preparation, viewing resources on the e- learning portal or even test their knowledge with multiple choice questions (MCQs). In the workshop, the onus is on you to identify your own learning requirements. The programme employs a plurality of assessment methods including assignments, examinations, dissertation, presentations, assessed moots, assessed negotiations, assessed client interview, 'soap box' debates, and portfolio submission. This plurality of assessment ensures that you will graduate with the skills and abilities required in employment, such as the ability to work under pressure and within short time constraints (examinations), and the ability to address a large audience (presentations). The programme will develop your communication skills eg in writing (assignments/portfolios) and communicating verbally (moots/client conference/negotiation). This knowledge and these skills are designed to be transferable to a variety of careers, whether such is within the legal professions or another realm such as commerce, public service or education.
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15 January

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The teaching and the course are fantastic, especially working in the new David Hockney Building, there are a lot of PCs and facilities available to everyone and Bradford is really friendly, with a nice little nightlife and plenty of exciting film festivals and events going throughout the year. There's loads of culture here too, the concerts at St George's Hall will have seen a lot of your student by the end.

Provisional for Year 1 for England at £8,750
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £8,750
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £8,750
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £8,750
Registrar Services:
Tel. 01274 088008
Email. [email protected]

Registrar Services:
Tel. 01274 088008
Email. [email protected]

 
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