The LLB (Part-time) programme follows a traditional three-term academic year starting in October, with examinations each June. You will complete your degree in four years. Unlike our full-time students, your summers are free. In addition to pre-recorded online lectures, face-to-face teaching takes place on Wednesday evenings during term time for two 60-minute sessions, and attendance is compulsory. During these sessions, there are many opportunities to explore areas of difficulty with your tutor.
In addition to the once-a-week contact teaching hours, you will also have to make a substantial commitment to private study and seminar preparation. Rather like a distance-learning programme, you are provided with a range of materials. These include online textbooks, pre-recorded online lectures and bespoke study notes written by your tutor. You are also given access to legal databases and the library, providing access to important books and articles. It is a defining feature of our part time programme that you will be able to study at home at a time convenient to yourself, allowing time for discussion and exploration of more complex areas during the weekly seminars.
High calibre staff
Most of our academic staff teach for three terms out of four, with the remaining term used for research. Because of this, we have no difficulty in attracting high calibre, highly respected lecturers, many of whom also have a background in business or industry and can offer networking opportunities for students.
Assessment methods include coursework, exam and other forms of assessment.
Preparation for work
Professional development is integrated into our curriculum and your life as a Part-time law student, providing numerous opportunities for work placements, professional mentoring and careers workshops. You will benefit from our dedicated Clinical Legal Education Manager, who is also a qualified solicitor, who manages this dimension of your studies at Buckingham Law School.