Law affects almost every area of our day-to-day lives and is the means by which governments effect change all over the world. This programme is perfect for students who are interested in law and in becoming a barrister or solicitor, as well those interested in careers in the private and public sector, commerce and government. This is a single subject qualifying law degree where students will study the core âfoundations of legal knowledgeâ required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board in order to pass the academic stage of training and progress on to the vocational stage. The âfoundations of legal knowledgeâ comprise Public Law, Criminal Law, Tort Law, Contract Law, Land Law, EU Law, and Equity and Trusts. You will develop the analytical and critical skills essential for formulating legal arguments and also have the opportunity to study a range of specialist subjects that are relevant to your career aspirations.
During the first year of the programme, you will be introduced to the nature of law and its interaction with society and to some of the 'Foundations of Legal Knowledge.' In the second year you will build on the knowledge and skills in the first year and continue to study the 'foundations of legal knowledge' develop the key skills of analysis and fact management. During the second year you will be able to choose from a range of specialist option modules, according to your own academic interests and potential career aspirations. In the final year you study subjects in greater depth and will study the final 'Foundations of Legal Knowledge', Equity and Trusts. As a single honours student you will also carry out supervised research project on a topic of your choice. You will be able to enhance your specialist knowledge through studying a range of dedicated modules.
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The campus is in the grounds of a beautiful gothic mansion, Strawberry Hill, and the local neighbourhood is a lovely picturesque place. There is plenty for students to do, and you'll make so many great friends and have so many amazing experiences. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and you'll able to find everything you need on campus. The SU are very approachable and helpful, and there are loads of services available.
Honestly St. Mary’s University, Twickenham is a great place to study. Compared with other it is quite small and everything in mostly in one place. They provide great services if you need help and have a wide variety of societies and clubs.
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