Law affects all of our lives and the knowledge of law increases our understanding of the society and the world in which we live. These Law (LLB) degree programmes provide a liberal education in Law, or in Law combined with another discipline, to promote such an awareness and to allow those who so wish to progress to careers in the legal professions.
This course is especially designed for people who have previously undertaken higher education and wish to study for a bachelor degree in Law. This may include:
Graduates who have successfully completed an honours degree in another subject at Bangor or another accredited institution IELTS 6.5 (International Candidates) Equivalent experience As this is a qualifying law degree, on a successful completion of the 2 year programme, LLB graduates may progress onto a Legal Practice Course (LPC) to become a solicitor or onto BVC training to become a barrister.
In each academic year, students will undertake modules to the value of 120 credits in a combination of law courses addressing the issues of Public Law, Private Law and Property Law.
The first year involves the study of 6 compulsory double-modules (20 credits each) in law across Semesters 1 and 2. The second year will also consist of three compulsory double-modules and three optional modules from an approved list of modules according to students’ individual interests.
Modules During the Law (LLB) degree you will study the seven foundation subjects to obtain a Qualifying Law Degree plus additional legal and/or non-legal subjects which allow for specialisation. You will be encouraged to study in areas which complement your chosen degree scheme.
The Foundations of Legal Knowledge are:
Public Law Law of the European Union Criminal Law Obligations (including Contract, Restitution and Tort) Property Law Equity and the Law of Trusts Legal Research Year 1 Core modules:
Contract Law Public Law Equity and the Law of Trusts Introduction to Law Criminal Law Legal Skills 2nd and Final Year Core modules:
European Union Law Land Law Tort International Law of Human Rights 2 x Optional modules in Law Assessment Each module is assessed separately by means of course work and end of module examination. In Year 1, course work will account for 25% and examinations for 75% of the final mark, whilst in Year 2 and 3, course work will normally account for 33% and examinations for 67% of the final mark. The pass mark in all assessment is 40%.
Second year and final year grades will both contribute to the final degree classification. At the end of Year 3, your final degree classification depends on your overall mark: a weighted average of your Year 2 average mark (one-third weighting) and your Year 3 average mark (two-thirds weighting).
Your final degree classification is determined by your overall mark.