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Undergraduate

LLB (Hons) Law

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Course options: Professional Placement, Study Abroad
Institution code: S82
UCAS code: M102
Start date: September 2024
Duration: Three years full-time.
Location: Ipswich
Typical Offer: 112 UCAS tariff points (or above), BBC (A-Level) DMM (BTEC), Merit (T Level).
Course options: Professional Placement, Study Abroad
Institution code: S82
UCAS code: M102
Start date: September 2024
Duration: Three years full-time.
Location: Ipswich
Typical Offer: 112 UCAS tariff points (or above), BBC (A-Level) DMM (BTEC), Merit (T Level).

Overview

The law programme at the 5X社区 was re-designed in 2020-2021 to create a law degree which is鈥痜resh, innovative,鈥痑nd鈥痙istinctive.鈥疶he course aims to develop students into employable, career-ready graduates who have well-developed practical legal skills as well as high levels of knowledge and a love for the law. We consulted both our existing students and employers to produce a course which meets the needs of our students and their future employers. 

Fresh 

  • We have replaced many of our formal written examinations with alternative assessments including case studies, portfolios, oral presentations, and advocacy exercises.
  • You could learn how to apply your legal knowledge in our Legal Advice Centre from the beginning of your first year advising real clients under supervision.
  • You will have opportunities to hone your courtroom skills in our realistic mock courtroom. 

Innovative 

  • Using a cutting edge ‘block’ model of teaching, you will study one module at a time in focused four-week teaching periods.
  • In our Clinical Legal Practice module, you could take a legal placement one day per week gaining practical legal experience and networking opportunities in the community. 

Distinctive 

  • You will develop your practical legal skills throughout the course conducting legal research, drafting legal documents, and presenting legal arguments.
  • Your assessments will be spread at equal intervals throughout the year giving you confidence and understanding of one area of law at a time.
  • We pride ourselves in knowing all our students personally, providing you with individual attention and support throughout your degree.
  • We keep our teaching groups small to create a friendly, supportive learning environment. 

Further information about the university's relationship with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board (BSB) is available in the PSRB register.

The 5X社区 is world-class and committed to our region. We are proudly modern and innovative and we believe in transformative education. We are on the rise with a focus on student satisfaction, graduate prospects, spending on academic services and student facilities.

5th

in the UK for student to staff ratio for Law

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2nd

in the East of England for graduate prospects

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6th

in the UK for spend on academic services

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Course Modules

Our undergraduate programmes are delivered as 'block and blend' - more information can be found on Why Suffolk? You can also watch our

Downloadable information regarding all 5X社区 courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.

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This module introduces the essential characteristics of law and the foundational skills of lawyering. You鈥痺ill first explore the theories and philosophies underpinning law and the English legal system, making comparisons historically and to other jurisdictions.

This module examines the main components of the constitutional, administrative and human rights dimensions of public law in England and Wales. You will engage critically with the nature of the British constitution and the function of constitutional principles in balancing the relationship between the executive, the legislature and the judiciary. 

This module examines the concepts and principles of criminal law in England and Wales. It covers the general principles of criminal law and the substantive law concerning a range of offences and defences. You will be able assess the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on criminal law. 

This module introduces you鈥痶o the wider legal profession, with a focus on ethics and justice. You鈥痺ill learn about different legal careers and associated employability discussions.鈥 This module will allow you鈥痶o examine the moral and ethical dimensions of law and the practice of law in a range of contexts. You will examine specific sets of regulation set by professional bodies namely the Bar Standards Board and the Solicitors Regulation Authority. 鈥痀ou will experience an extended mock trial and will spend time reflecting on law in society and access to justice.鈥 

You will examine the principles, policies and practical applications of contract law from a variety of perspectives. You will develop a thorough understanding of how contractual obligations are formed and regulated, how legal principles and concepts are used to identify and resolve legal problems, and the function of contracts in society and the economy. 

This module places considerable emphasis on the current applications of legal principles, policy and academic discourses in this branch of the law of obligations. Very complex sets of social relationships are governed by legal concepts of duty, harm and compensation. 

You would have been introduced to legal research in the first year. This module deepens understanding of legal research for particular purposes and contexts. You will develop insights into how legal research is conducted to address substantive, procedural and contextual legal issues and how to apply techniques from related subjects in the social sciences and humanities. 

You鈥痺ill develop a solid understanding of the historical and theoretical foundations of English land law and of the current legal principles and concepts in use today. The module examines the development of the legal frameworks regulating property in land, including the normalisation of the registration of titles. 

You鈥痺ill develop a solid understanding of the principles and concepts used in the law of trusts in England and Wales, covering the main forms of trust property. The module examines the development and current application of the fundamental maxims in equity, using both primary legal sources and academic discourses. 

You will select one optional module from the list of optional modules below:

  • Advanced Property Law and Practice 
  • Clinical Legal Practice 
  • Community Legal Education 
  • Company Law 
  • Criminal Evidence 
  • Criminal Procedure 
  • Family Law 
  • Intellectual Property Law 
  • International Law and Human Rights 
  • Wills and Probate 

Optional modules available in any year will be communicated to you prior to your enrolment to facilitate module choice. Some optional modules may not run in every year of study, and the availability of optional modules depends on the level of student demand, the availability of specialist staff and timetabling constraints. In addition, we regularly review our curriculum to ensure it is up-to-date, relevant, draws on the latest research and addresses contemporary issues. As a result, the modules we offer may change over the course of your degree. 

You will select one optional module from the list of optional modules below:

  • Advanced Property Law and Practice 
  • Clinical Legal Practice 
  • Community Legal Education 
  • Company Law 
  • Criminal Evidence 
  • Criminal Procedure 
  • Family Law 
  • Intellectual Property Law 
  • International Law and Human Rights 
  • Wills and Probate 

Optional modules available in any year will be communicated to you prior to your enrolment to facilitate module choice. Some optional modules may not run in every year of study, and the availability of optional modules depends on the level of student demand, the availability of specialist staff and timetabling constraints. In addition, we regularly review our curriculum to ensure it is up-to-date, relevant, draws on the latest research and addresses contemporary issues. As a result, the modules we offer may change over the course of your degree. 

This module consolidates the legal research skills developed over the previous two years and enables you to undertake an independent project in your final year. 鈥痀ou will develop your project proposal with support from a supervisor on the course team. 

European Union law (EU law) governs the relations among member states of the European Union and the means by which economic, social and political integration are designed and enforced. This module examines the laws and principles that comprise EU law and determine implementation in member states.鈥 

This module will focus on proceedings in the High Court for judicial review of the decision of public bodies. The module will also examine the Human Rights Act 1998 and alternatives to judicial review proceedings such as internal complaints mechanism and ombudsmen. 

You will select one optional module from the list of optional modules below:

  • Advanced Property Law and Practice 
  • Clinical Legal Practice 
  • Community Legal Education 
  • Company Law 
  • Criminal Evidence 
  • Criminal Procedure 
  • Family Law 
  • Intellectual Property Law 
  • International Law and Human Rights 
  • Wills and Probate 

Optional modules available in any year will be communicated to you prior to your enrolment to facilitate module choice. Some optional modules may not run in every year of study, and the availability of optional modules depends on the level of student demand, the availability of specialist staff and timetabling constraints. In addition, we regularly review our curriculum to ensure it is up-to-date, relevant, draws on the latest research and addresses contemporary issues. As a result, the modules we offer may change over the course of your degree. 

You will select one optional module from the list of optional modules below:

  • Advanced Property Law and Practice 
  • Clinical Legal Practice 
  • Community Legal Education 
  • Company Law 
  • Criminal Evidence 
  • Criminal Procedure 
  • Family Law 
  • Intellectual Property Law 
  • International Law and Human Rights 
  • Wills and Probate 

Optional modules available in any year will be communicated to you prior to your enrolment to facilitate module choice. Some optional modules may not run in every year of study, and the availability of optional modules depends on the level of student demand, the availability of specialist staff and timetabling constraints. In addition, we regularly review our curriculum to ensure it is up-to-date, relevant, draws on the latest research and addresses contemporary issues. As a result, the modules we offer may change over the course of your degree. 

Course Modules 2024

Our undergraduate programmes are delivered as 'block and blend' - more information can be found on Why Suffolk? You can also watch our

Downloadable information regarding all 5X社区 courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.

Court wig

This module introduces the essential characteristics of law and the foundational skills of lawyering. You鈥痺ill first explore the theories and philosophies underpinning law and the English legal system, making comparisons historically and to other jurisdictions.

This module examines the main components of the constitutional, administrative and human rights dimensions of public law in England and Wales. You will engage critically with the nature of the British constitution and the function of constitutional principles in balancing the relationship between the executive, the legislature and the judiciary. 

This module examines the concepts and principles of criminal law in England and Wales. It covers the general principles of criminal law and the substantive law concerning a range of offences and defences. You will be able assess the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on criminal law. 

This module introduces you鈥痶o the wider legal profession, with a focus on ethics and justice. You鈥痺ill learn about different legal careers and associated employability discussions.鈥 This module will allow you鈥痶o examine the moral and ethical dimensions of law and the practice of law in a range of contexts. You will examine specific sets of regulation set by professional bodies namely the Bar Standards Board and the Solicitors Regulation Authority. 鈥痀ou will experience an extended mock trial and will spend time reflecting on law in society and access to justice.鈥 

You will examine the principles, policies and practical applications of contract law from a variety of perspectives. You will develop a thorough understanding of how contractual obligations are formed and regulated, how legal principles and concepts are used to identify and resolve legal problems, and the function of contracts in society and the economy. 

This module places considerable emphasis on the current applications of legal principles, policy and academic discourses in this branch of the law of obligations. Very complex sets of social relationships are governed by legal concepts of duty, harm and compensation. 

You would have been introduced to legal research in the first year. This module deepens understanding of legal research for particular purposes and contexts. You will develop insights into how legal research is conducted to address substantive, procedural and contextual legal issues and how to apply techniques from related subjects in the social sciences and humanities. 

You鈥痺ill develop a solid understanding of the historical and theoretical foundations of English land law and of the current legal principles and concepts in use today. The module examines the development of the legal frameworks regulating property in land, including the normalisation of the registration of titles. 

You鈥痺ill develop a solid understanding of the principles and concepts used in the law of trusts in England and Wales, covering the main forms of trust property. The module examines the development and current application of the fundamental maxims in equity, using both primary legal sources and academic discourses. 

You will select one optional module from the list of optional modules below:

  • Advanced Property Law and Practice 
  • Clinical Legal Practice 
  • Community Legal Education 
  • Company Law 
  • Criminal Evidence 
  • Criminal Procedure 
  • Family Law 
  • Intellectual Property Law 
  • International Law and Human Rights 
  • Wills and Probate 

Optional modules available in any year will be communicated to you prior to your enrolment to facilitate module choice. Some optional modules may not run in every year of study, and the availability of optional modules depends on the level of student demand, the availability of specialist staff and timetabling constraints. In addition, we regularly review our curriculum to ensure it is up-to-date, relevant, draws on the latest research and addresses contemporary issues. As a result, the modules we offer may change over the course of your degree. 

You will select one optional module from the list of optional modules below:

  • Advanced Property Law and Practice 
  • Clinical Legal Practice 
  • Community Legal Education 
  • Company Law 
  • Criminal Evidence 
  • Criminal Procedure 
  • Family Law 
  • Intellectual Property Law 
  • International Law and Human Rights 
  • Wills and Probate 

Optional modules available in any year will be communicated to you prior to your enrolment to facilitate module choice. Some optional modules may not run in every year of study, and the availability of optional modules depends on the level of student demand, the availability of specialist staff and timetabling constraints. In addition, we regularly review our curriculum to ensure it is up-to-date, relevant, draws on the latest research and addresses contemporary issues. As a result, the modules we offer may change over the course of your degree. 

This module consolidates the legal research skills developed over the previous two years and enables you to undertake an independent project in your final year. 鈥痀ou will develop your project proposal with support from a supervisor on the course team. 

European Union law (EU law) governs the relations among member states of the European Union and the means by which economic, social and political integration are designed and enforced. This module examines the laws and principles that comprise EU law and determine implementation in member states.鈥 

This module will focus on proceedings in the High Court for judicial review of the decision of public bodies. The module will also examine the Human Rights Act 1998 and alternatives to judicial review proceedings such as internal complaints mechanism and ombudsmen. 

You will select one optional module from the list of optional modules below:

  • Advanced Property Law and Practice 
  • Clinical Legal Practice 
  • Community Legal Education 
  • Company Law 
  • Criminal Evidence 
  • Criminal Procedure 
  • Family Law 
  • Intellectual Property Law 
  • International Law and Human Rights 
  • Wills and Probate 

Optional modules available in any year will be communicated to you prior to your enrolment to facilitate module choice. Some optional modules may not run in every year of study, and the availability of optional modules depends on the level of student demand, the availability of specialist staff and timetabling constraints. In addition, we regularly review our curriculum to ensure it is up-to-date, relevant, draws on the latest research and addresses contemporary issues. As a result, the modules we offer may change over the course of your degree. 

You will select one optional module from the list of optional modules below:

  • Advanced Property Law and Practice 
  • Clinical Legal Practice 
  • Community Legal Education 
  • Company Law 
  • Criminal Evidence 
  • Criminal Procedure 
  • Family Law 
  • Intellectual Property Law 
  • International Law and Human Rights 
  • Wills and Probate 

Optional modules available in any year will be communicated to you prior to your enrolment to facilitate module choice. Some optional modules may not run in every year of study, and the availability of optional modules depends on the level of student demand, the availability of specialist staff and timetabling constraints. In addition, we regularly review our curriculum to ensure it is up-to-date, relevant, draws on the latest research and addresses contemporary issues. As a result, the modules we offer may change over the course of your degree. 

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WHY SUFFOLK

16th place in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards for Best Facilities 2023

5th place in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards for Career Prospects 2023

14th place in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards for Student Support 2023

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Entry Requirements

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Career Opportunities

Many of our graduates go on to have careers in legal practice. The Solicitors’ Qualifying Examination (SQE) has made the routes to becoming a solicitor more flexible. Although some students enrol on the Legal Practice Course, a greater number now enter employment as a paralegal upon completion of their law degree, often studying for the SQE at the same time. Our degree programme also includes all the foundational legal subjects to complete the academic stage of training to become a barrister.

As a result of our conversations with employers, we have enhanced the employability of our graduates by providing exposure to an increased range of legal and ‘soft’ skills involving interacting with clients, advising the public, interviewing and oral presentation skills would all enhance the employability of graduates. 

You will have a number of opportunities to increase your employability whilst study Law with us, including: 

  • Volunteering as a student legal advisor in the university’s Legal Advice Centre
  • Developing your advocacy skills by participating in the David White Memorial Trust Mooting Competition in our new mock courtroom
  • Gaining a valuable insight into an area of legal practice through our one day per week placement scheme during your second or third year
  • Meeting legal practitioners through your modules and extra-curricular activities
  • Developing your awareness of the legal sector through employability and networking events 

Your Course Team

Dr Stephen Colman

Stephen聽Colman聽is the course leader for the law programme. He is a Senior Lecturer in Law and a non-practising solicitor with various areas of expertise.

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Dr Ruth Flaherty

Dr Ruth Flaherty joined 5X社区 in September 2019 as a Lecturer in Law.

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Eleanor Scarlett

Eleanor is Senior Lecturer in Law and Director of the Legal Advice Centre.

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Dr Reilly Anne Willis

Law lecturer Dr Reilly Anne Willis specialises in International Human Rights with a focus on women鈥檚 rights, gender equality, and reproductive rights.

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Dr Tina Davey

Dr Tina Davey is a Lecturer in Law. She was a practising criminal law barrister in London for many years and teaches on areas like legal ethics and tort.

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Fees and Funding

UK Full-time Tuition Fee

£9,250

per year
UK Part-time Tuition Fee

£1,454*

per 20 credit module
International Full-time Tuition Fee

£14,610

per year

*Please contact the Student Centre for further details

The decision to study a degree is an investment into your future, there are various means of support available to you in order to help fund your tuition fees and living costs. You can apply for funding from the Spring before your course starts.

UK Fees and Finance UK Bursaries and Scholarships International Fees and Scholarships

Ipswich Award

The 5X社区 is offering a £1,000 Award for students joining the 5X社区’s Ipswich campus. The Award is based on specific eligibility criteria based on your year of entry.

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How to Apply

To study this course on a full-time basis, you can apply through UCAS. As well as providing your academic qualifications, you’ll be able to showcase your skills, qualities and passion for the subject.

Further Information on Applying
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Ella Patten, LLB (Hons) Law

"For me, it is the staff that make the 5X社区 so unique. I felt supported by my tutors every step of the way, and I remain grateful for the time and knowledge invested in nurturing me both as a student and during the early years of my legal career."

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