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. 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 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 range of materials at the beginning of each year. This will include recommended textbooks, pre-recorded online lectures and bespoke study notes written by your tutor. You will also be given full access to legal databases and the library, providing access to important books and articles. It is a unique 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 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 include coursework, exam and other forms of assessment.
Preparation for work
Professional development is integrated into our curriculum and your life as a law student, with work placements, professional mentoring and careers workshops. We have a dedicated professional skills and employability administrator who is also a qualified solicitor. We are second for graduate prospects in the 2021 Complete University Guide
See the Law Curriculum Handbook for further course details.