The LLB (Hons) Law with Criminal Justice with Foundation Year is a 4 year law degree with options that focus on the Criminal Justice System. It is aimed at a student who may be looking for a career in the legal or wider public or commercial sectors or in the wider criminal justice system or associated professions. The Criminal Justice options examine the agencies and institutions of the law, looking at their roles, responsibilities and discretion, as well as issues of accountability in relation to current developments in criminal justice. The LLB has a practical focus with employability integrated into the course. There is a high level of face-to-face tuition. The law modules are delivered predominantly by professionally qualified lawyers. Students will study the key legal topics and related skills that are critical for the modern law student but also have a choice of options. The course is delivered over two semesters per academic year. The students study six modules per year. The degree programme is designed so that the Foundation Year provides an underpinning year, incorporating both academic and legal/professional related learning. For applicants needing to improve their knowledge and understanding of law along with the necessary skills needed to participate in the undergraduate law programmes at levels 4, 5 and 6. Students will develop the critical study and legal skills required to progress onto the next stage of the degree and ultimately that will equip them for further study or employment . The Foundation Year will involve the study of 6 modules which will develop the necessary skills and introduce students to key concepts so as to enable progression onto the University's 3 year LLB or any of the LLB 'Law with' degrees . Those 6 modules are ; Introduction to Legal Personnel and Principles; Academic and Report Writing; Numeracy; Introduction to Marketing; Public/Private Law and Citizenship and the Law.
There are two semesters per academic year. Each semester is 15 weeks long; 12 weeks face-to-face tuition, one week consolidation/revision and two weeks to complete the assessments. Students study three modules per semester. All modules are worth 20 credits. The course starts with a one week freshers/induction week.
A range of assessment methods will be used. Some will be by examination (two hours, 10 multiple choice questions and a choice of two from six long form questions). Some will be by coursework (which may be essay, project report or portfolio) and some by way of oral presentation. This range of assessment methods reflects the practical nature of the programme and aligns the assessment with the learning outcomes of the programme. A mock assessment will be included.
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My tutors, who are all qualified lawyers, barristers, and judges, were fantastic – intellectually sharp, organised, and offering strong content packed lectures based on their own lived experience of practicing law. They are also really supportive and always available for a chat. The Uni also has a wide range of electronic resources and journals that are incredibly helpful. There plenty of opportunities for practical placements, thanks to its connections to all the major City of London law firms, which is invaluable experience in starting a legal career. The career support and legal vacancy database available is incredibly helpful.
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