Name of Programme
LLB Law [Part Time]
Final Award
LLB
Location
Buckingham
Awarding Institution/Body
University Of Buckingham
Teaching Institution
University Of Buckingham
School of Study
School of Law
Programme Code(s)
ULBP4SLA / Part Time / 4 Years
Professional Body Accreditation
Solicitors Regulation Authority
Relevant Subject Benchmark Statement (SBS)
Law (2019)
Admission Criteria
A levels, or the International Baccalaureate, or the Cambridge Pre-U, and/or work experience, and/or evidence of genuine intellectual capacity.
Applicable Cohort(s)
Autumn 2021 onwards
FHEQ Level
6
UCAS Code
Summary of Programme
An LLB Honours programme by part-time study, and a Qualifying Law Degree.

The Buckingham LLB degree allows students to become confident, competent lawyers, able to practise almost anywhere in the world. With an English ‘qualifying law degree’ from Buckingham a student will be recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (formerly the Law Society) and the Bar Standards Board as qualified to be exempt from the academic stage of training for entry into the legal profession. Every LLB programme at Buckingham (whether single honours or combined honours) provides our graduates with this qualification.

All Modules assessed through a variety of assessment methodologies, as set out below.

In some cases, it may be possible for a student to substitute a dissertation for a Part Two module, after proper consultation with potential supervisors and with the permission of the Dean (for full list of conditions, see Programme Structure below).

Introduction to Legal Studies (ILS) and Legal Skills and Procedure (LSP) are continually assessed, details of which are set out in their respective Module Specifications.

Further details of the way in which students are assessed are set out in the individual Module Specifications and the Student Handbook, both of which are issued to students at the start of their programme.
Educational Aims of the Programme
• To meet the requirements of a qualifying law degree and to offer the opportunity for study of specialist subjects in law.
• To develop the skills necessary to analyse and evaluate complex legal problems and issues.
• To develop students’ confidence and communication skills through seminar discussion.
• To give students the opportunity to examine and discuss aspects of law and practise a number of key skills that will be useful to employers both inside and outside the traditional practise of law.
• To foster intellectual self-confidence and stimulate intellectual inquiry through pro-active teaching and high quality feedback.
• To develop effective oral and written skills
• To develop transferable personal and work place skills which are suited to both a career in law and outside it
• To foster intellectual self-confidence and stimulate intellectual inquiry through pro-active teaching and high quality feedback.
• To develop ability to research from a range of primary and secondary legal sources
Programme Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Students will acquire
1. Knowledge and understanding of the institutions, values and procedures of the legal systems of England and Wales and the European Union.
2. Knowledge and understanding of the main principles, legal rules and values of the core subjects of a qualifying law degree and of any optional modules.
3. Knowledge and understanding of legal research methods, referencing protocols and the different primary and secondary sources of law
4. Awareness and understanding of the importance of personal and professional development.
5. Awareness of current areas of debate and, where appropriate, the socio-cultural, economical and other influences on English and European Union Law.
6. Knowledge and appreciation of legal and professional ethics.

Teaching/Learning Strategy

1. Online pre-recorded lectures providing core knowledge.
2. Additional online materials, such as Moodle quizzes and media resources, to reinforce learning and stimulate critical analysis.
3. Self-directed learning through provision of a comprehensive Study Pack to reinforce core knowledge and to stimulate independent study. The pack includes textbooks, study materials, lecturer’s notes (Units), seminar questions, and, as appropriate, articles and case law.
4. Six seminars per term per module, during which the subject matter of each Unit discussed and the ability to apply the legal knowledge pertinent to that Unit to legal problems is tested in oral discussion.
5. Independent study preparation for seminars.
6. Development of key skills through the setting of three written coursework with written feedback on those coursework.
7. For 3. alone, use of a specially formulated word template known as the Summative Coursework Template (the ‘SCT’) and ILS seminar incorporating OSCOLA training.
8. Library training exercise (ILS).
9. Database training (ILS).
10. Mooting (ILS).
11. Negotiation exercise (ILS).
12. The use of Moodle to reinforce the above.



Assessment Strategy

1. Written formative and summative coursework
2. Unseen exams
3. For ILS a range of assessments including Mooting, Negotiation Exercises and a multiple-choice test.
4. The possibility, in year 3 or 4, of a dissertation instead of a 30-unit module, after proper consultation with potential supervisors and with the permission of the Dean.
5. SQE-type and other skills-based assessment

To be noted: the use of OSCOLA and the SCT is not formally awarded marks.

Programme Outcomes

Cognitive Skills

1. Ability to apply knowledge to, and solve, problem scenarios.
2. Ability to identify and analyse legal doctrines and principles and to assess their validity and merit.
3. Ability to think critically about various legal arguments, doctrines and various legally related issues;
4. Ability to apply knowledge in order to synthesise ideas and information to reach justifiable conclusions
5. Able to identify, locate, retrieve and evaluate legal information from both primary and secondary sources in hard and electronic form.
6. Ability to create a body of work that is coherent and resolved.
7. Ability to critically reflect on personal and professional development.

Teaching/Learning Strategy

1. Online pre-recorded lectures providing core knowledge.
2. Additional online materials, such as Moodle quizzes and media resources, to reinforce learning and stimulate critical analysis.
3. Self-directed learning through provision of a comprehensive Study Pack to reinforce core knowledge and to stimulate independent study. The pack includes textbooks, study materials, lecturer’s notes (Units), seminar questions, and, as appropriate, articles and case law.
4. Six seminars per term per module, during which the subject matter of each Unit discussed and the ability to apply the legal knowledge pertinent to that Unit to legal problems is tested in oral discussion.
5. Independent study preparation for seminars.
6. Development of key skills through the setting of three written coursework with written feedback on those coursework.
7. For 3. alone, use of a specially formulated word template known as the Summative Coursework Template (the ‘SCT’) and ILS seminar incorporating OSCOLA training.
8. Library training exercise (ILS).
9. Database training (ILS).
10. Mooting (ILS).
11. Negotiation exercise (ILS).
12. The use of Moodle to reinforce the above.



Assessment Strategy

1. Written formative and summative coursework
2. Unseen exams
3. For ILS a range of assessments including Mooting, Negotiation Exercises and a multiple-choice test.
4. The possibility, in year 3 or 4, of a dissertation instead of a 30-unit module, after proper consultation with potential supervisors and with the permission of the Dean.
5. SQE-type and other skills-based assessment

To be noted: the use of OSCOLA and the SCT is not formally awarded marks.

Programme Outcomes

Practical/Transferable Skills

1. Ability to engage with their own personal and professional development and academic integrity.
2. Ability to work collaboratively.
3. Ability to explain and debate legal ideas clearly, both in the written and oral form.
4. Ability to present written coursework ethically and free from academic misconduct, using the correct format and style.
5. Ability to access, identify and assimilate information from a variety of sources, including up-to-date primary and secondary legal resources, both in hard copy and electronic form (databases).
6. Ability to act independently in planning and managing tasks.

Teaching/Learning Strategy

1. Online pre-recorded lectures providing core knowledge.
2. Additional online materials, such as Moodle quizzes and media resources, to reinforce learning and stimulate critical analysis.
3. Self-directed learning through provision of a comprehensive Study Pack to reinforce core knowledge and to stimulate independent study. The pack includes textbooks, study materials, lecturer's notes (Units), seminar questions, and, as appropriate, articles and case law.
4. Six seminars per term per module, during which the subject matter of each Unit discussed and the ability to apply the legal knowledge pertinent to that Unit to legal problems is tested in oral discussion.
5. Independent study preparation for seminars.
6. Development of key skills through the setting of three written coursework with written feedback on those coursework.
7. For 4. alone, use of a specially formulated word template known as the Summative Coursework template (the 'SCT') and ILS seminar incorporating OSCOLA training.
8. Library training exercise (ILS).
9. Database training.
10. Mooting (ILS).
11. Negotiation exercise (ILS).
12. The use of Moodle to reinforce the above.

Assessment Strategy

1. Written formative and summative coursework
2. Unseen exams
3. For ILS a range of assessments including Mooting, Negotiation Exercises and a multiple-choice test.
4. The possibility, in year 3 or 4, of a dissertation instead of a 30-unit module, after proper consultation with potential supervisors and with the permission of the Dean.
5. SQE-type and other skills-based assessment

To be noted: the use of OSCOLA and the SCT is not formally awarded marks.

External Reference Points
• Framework for Higher Education Qualifications
• Relevant Subject Benchmark Statement(s)
• Other (list)
Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if he/she takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information on the learning outcomes, content and teaching, learning and assessment methods of each course unit/module can be found in the departmental or programme handbook. The accuracy of the information contained in this document is reviewed annually by the University of Buckingham and may be checked by the Quality Assurance Agency.
Date of Production
August 2020; Revised August 2021
Date approved by School Learning and Teaching Committee
August 2020; Revised IQP September 2020, August 2021
Date approved by School Board of Study
August 2020; Revised IQP September 2020, August 2021
Date approved by University Learning and Teaching Committee
August 2020; Revised IQP September 2020, August 2021
Date of Annual Review
In line with the University annual monitoring review process

 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURES

LLB Law [Part Time]

ULBP4SLA / Part Time / September Entry
Term 1
Autumn
Introduction to Legal Studies (Part Time) [L4/30U] (LUPTILS)
Constitutional & Administrative Law (Part Time) [L4/30U] (LUPCOAD)
Law of Torts (Part Time) [L4/30U] (LUPTORT)
Term 2
Winter
Introduction to Legal Studies (Part Time) [L4/30U] (LUPTILS)
(Continued)
Constitutional & Administrative Law (Part Time) [L4/30U] (LUPCOAD)
(Continued)
Law of Torts (Part Time) [L4/30U] (LUPTORT)
(Continued)
Term 3
Spring
Introduction to Legal Studies (Part Time) [L4/30U] (LUPTILS)
(Continued)
Constitutional & Administrative Law (Part Time) [L4/30U] (LUPCOAD)
(Continued)
Law of Torts (Part Time) [L4/30U] (LUPTORT)
(Continued)
Preliminary 1 Examination
Term 4
Autumn
Criminal Law (Part Time) [L5/30U] (LUPCRML)
Law of Contract (Part Time) [L5/30U] (LUPLCN5)
Law of the European Union (Part Time) [L5/30U] (LUPLAEU)
Term 5
Winter
Criminal Law (Part Time) [L5/30U] (LUPCRML)
(Continued)
Law of Contract (Part Time) [L5/30U] (LUPLCN5)
(Continued)
Law of the European Union (Part Time) [L5/30U] (LUPLAEU)
(Continued)
Term 6
Spring
Criminal Law (Part Time) [L5/30U] (LUPCRML)
(Continued)
Law of Contract (Part Time) [L5/30U] (LUPLCN5)
(Continued)
Law of the European Union (Part Time) [L5/30U] (LUPLAEU)
(Continued)
Part 1 Examination
Term 7
Autumn
One of:
Land Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Equity and Trusts (Part Time) [L6/30U] (LWPTP2S12)
One of:
Company Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Family Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Employment Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Intellectual Property Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Jurisprudence (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Law of Evidence (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Commercial Law (Part Time) [L6/30U] (LWPTPS2S12) *
One of:
Company Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Family Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Employment Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Intellectual Property Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Jurisprudence (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Law of Evidence (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Commercial Law (Part Time) [L6/30U] (LWPTPS2S22) *
Term 8
Winter
One of:
Land Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Equity and Trusts (Part Time) [L6/30U] (LWPTP2S12)
(Continued)
One of:
Company Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Family Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Employment Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Intellectual Property Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Jurisprudence (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Law of Evidence (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Commercial Law (Part Time) [L6/30U] (LWPTPS2S12) *
(Continued)
One of:
Company Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Family Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Employment Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Intellectual Property Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Jurisprudence (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Law of Evidence (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Commercial Law (Part Time) [L6/30U] (LWPTPS2S22) *
(Continued)
Term 9
Spring
One of:
Land Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Equity and Trusts (Part Time) [L6/30U] (LWPTP2S12)
(Continued)
One of:
Company Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Family Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Employment Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Intellectual Property Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Jurisprudence (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Law of Evidence (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Commercial Law (Part Time) [L6/30U] (LWPTPS2S12) *
(Continued)
One of:
Company Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Family Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Employment Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Intellectual Property Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Jurisprudence (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Law of Evidence (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Commercial Law (Part Time) [L6/30U] (LWPTPS2S22) *
(Continued)
Part 2 Stage 1 Examination
Term 10
Autumn
One of:
Land Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Equity and Trusts (Part Time) [L6/30U] (LWPTP2S12)
One of:
Company Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Family Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Employment Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Intellectual Property Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Jurisprudence (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Law of Evidence (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Commercial Law (Part Time) [L6/30U] (LWPTPS2S12) *
One of:
Company Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Family Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Employment Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Intellectual Property Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Jurisprudence (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Law of Evidence (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Commercial Law (Part Time) [L6/30U] (LWPTPS2S22) *
Term 11
Winter
One of:
Land Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Equity and Trusts (Part Time) [L6/30U] (LWPTP2S12)
(Continued)
One of:
Company Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Family Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Employment Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Intellectual Property Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Jurisprudence (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Law of Evidence (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Commercial Law (Part Time) [L6/30U] (LWPTPS2S12) *
(Continued)
One of:
Company Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Family Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Employment Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Intellectual Property Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Jurisprudence (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Law of Evidence (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Commercial Law (Part Time) [L6/30U] (LWPTPS2S22) *
(Continued)
Term 12
Spring
One of:
Land Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Equity and Trusts (Part Time) [L6/30U] (LWPTP2S12)
(Continued)
One of:
Company Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Family Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Employment Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Intellectual Property Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Jurisprudence (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Law of Evidence (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Commercial Law (Part Time) [L6/30U] (LWPTPS2S12) *
(Continued)
One of:
Company Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Family Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Employment Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Intellectual Property Law (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Jurisprudence (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Law of Evidence (Part Time) [L6/30U]
Commercial Law (Part Time) [L6/30U] (LWPTPS2S22) *
(Continued)
Part 2 Stage 2 Examination

* Law Options: Students must choose law options to the value of 120 Units from the list of law options courses approved for each year of study


Dissertation: A dissertation may be substituted for one Part 2 law option, if: i) Two tutors are prepared to confirm that the candidate is capable of independent research and is of a good 2:1 standard; ii) A further tutor agrees to act as a supervisor, and the topic of the dissertation is agreed with that tutor. iii) The permission of the Dean is granted.