The LLB (Part-time) programme follows a traditional three term academic year starting in October with examinations each June and you will complete your degree in four years. Unlike the full-time students, your summers are free. Teaching takes place on Wednesday evenings during term time for two 90-minute sessions, and attendance is compulsory. During each evening two subjects will be covered with the subjects rotating on a pre-set timetable. During these sessions there is ample opportunity to explore any 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 will be provided with a comprehensive range of materials at the beginning of each year. This will include recommended textbooks for each subject and a comprehensive Study Pack containing seminar study notes and materials, exercises, revision guidance notes and relevant cases and articles. It is a unique feature of our course 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 of law 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 for this course are 30% coursework and 70% exam for all subjects. with the exception of Introduction to Legal Studies. The exams are taken in June of each year of study.
Preparation for work
All our degree courses combine academic challenge with the transferable skills that will stand you in good stead for future employment.
See the Law Curriculum Handbook for further course details.