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Overview

Our LLB (Hons) degree gives you the legal tools you need for a career as a solicitor or barrister, as well as equipping you for employment in other areas if you choose not to go on to a professional qualification in law.

The programme is taught by a mix of academic experts and practitioner lawyers, who put real world clinical legal experience at the heart of the programme.

You’ll develop a critical grasp of the law and its political, social and economic contexts.

This LLB is suited to students who have a general interest in law and legal studies and who do not want to focus on a particular area of law at this early stage. Our LLB programmes are flexible in structure and share a common first and second year, which gives you the option to switch to a more specialist LLB in the final year and tailor your study to a particular aspect of law.

This allows you to take your time to decide on which aspect of law is right for you.

Upon successful completion of the Bradford LLB Law degree, you are able to proceed to the Legal Practice Course (for aspiring solicitors) or the Bar Professional Training Course (for aspiring barristers).

Professional accreditation

The Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board have accredited the Bradford LLB as a qualifying law degree.

This means that, if you successfully complete the assessments and examinations in the seven foundations of legal knowledge and legal skills training, you will be eligible for exemption from the academic stages of training and be able to continue to the postgraduate study and practical-based training stages needed to become a solicitor or barrister in England and Wales.

Entry requirements

Typical offer – 112 UCAS tariff points.

We take into consideration a number of factors when assessing your application. It’s not just about your grades; we take the time to understand your personal circumstances and make decisions based on your potential to thrive at university and beyond.

A levels

There are no specific subject requirements.

BTEC Extended Diploma

DMM – there are no specific subject requirements.

Applicants on Access Programmes

There are no specific subject requirements.

International Baccalaureate requirements

112 points to include at least 2 HL subjects plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths.

Plus minimum of

GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).

English language requirements

Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course.

Course Content

All module information is subject to change.

First year

Core 

Legal Relationships Sources and Institutions (LAW4001-D)

Contract Law (LAW4002-C)

Law, Social Justice and Sustainability (LAW4003-C)

Business Law and Ethics (LAW4004-B)

Second year

Core

Criminal Law (LAW5003-B)

The Law of Tort (LAW5004-B)

Human Rights (LAW5005-B)

Law in a Global Context (LAW5006-C)

Law In The Community 1 (LAW5007-C)

Final year

Core

Land Law (LAW6001-B)

Equity and Trusts (LAW6002-B)

Option

Law Dissertation (LAW6003-B)

Law in the Community 2 (LAW6004-B)

Contemporary Issues in Criminal Law (LAW6006-B)

International Criminal Law (LAW6007-B)

Youth Justice (LAW6008-B)

Crime and Society (LAW6009-B)

Law of Evidence (LAW6010-B)

Family Law (LAW6011-B)

Social Welfare Law (LAW6012-B)

Immigration and Asylum Law (LAW6013-B)

Law of Succession (LAW6014-B)

Commercial Law (LAW6015-B)

Company Law (LAW6016-B)

Intellectual Property Law (LAW6017-B)

Competition Law (LAW6018-B)

Banking and Finance Law (LAW6019-B)

Law and the Internet (LAW6020-B)

Environmental Law (LAW6021-B)

Medical and Healthcare Law (LAW6022-B)

Law and the Arts (LAW6023-B)

Contemporary Issues in EU Law (LAW6024-B)

Employment Law (LAW6025-B)

University Elective

Career Prospects

What can a Business Degree do for me?

As an Arden Business graduate, you’ll have developed a wide range of transferable skills – and this will help you stand out in today’s competitive jobs market.

While studying you will:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of business functions
  • Develop an analytical eye and critical thinking skills
  • Become an expert problem solver and confident communicator in business settings
  • Acquire an appreciation and understanding of organisational behaviour and structure
  • Start to have a strong idea of which career path you want to pursue

What can I do after Arden University?

After graduating, you’ll be prepared for a vast range of professional roles. These could include:

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Business Development Executive
  • Business Performance & Transformation Consultant
  • Marketing Executive
  • Operations Manager
  • Financial Controller
  • Retail Manager

Business graduates who have studied with us (or in partnership with us) at Arden have gone on to fulfil roles such as Brand Manager, Business Analyst, Digital Marketing Specialist and Project Manager.

What do Arden’s Business alumni say?

“Having completed the programme, I feel more confident especially in human resources, and better able to view many aspects of the business from a strategic perspective. I feel I have a better understanding of my own strengths – and weaknesses – and am able to apply my learning effectively to add value to my day-to-day business life.”

Justin Smith, Arden University Business Graduate

Learning and assessment

The programme is delivered through a combination of interactive lectures, tutorials and workshops using state-of-the-art IT, group work and individual study.

Assessment largely involves a combination of coursework assessments and formal examinations held at the end of each semester.

Career support

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.

Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

Career booster

During your time studying at the Faculty of Management and Law you will have the opportunity to take part in our distinctive career booster programme throughout the duration of your course. The programme is designed to equip you with the necessary skills and graduate attributes to be job-ready when seeking employment with leading innovative organisations. The Career Booster Programme (PDF, 2.8 MB) offers you the opportunity to gain certificates in:

  • The European Computer Driving License (ECDL) – the benchmark for digital literacy
  • Sage 50 Accounting and Sage 50 Payroll – training that will allow you to develop leading accounting and payroll software skills
  • Project Manager Professional certificates – giving you the edge when seeking to become a Certified Project Manager
  • Big Data analysis and reporting skills – using Software and Services (SAS) that will lead to certification.

In addition, the programme will also include activities to promote teamwork, confidence, communication and many other skills sought by employers.

Developing a portfolio of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certificates will demonstrate to employers that you are not only ambitious but also take responsibility for your own professional development.

Career prospects

Our LLB Law degree will enable you to proceed to the second stage of training to become a solicitor or barrister.

It is designed to give you the legal tools you will need for a career as a solicitor or barrister, as well as equipping you for employment in other areas if you choose not to go on to professional qualification in law.

In any event, our LLB course is likely to increase your employability and employment prospects in a wide range of other professions, such as general management, legal executive positions, the probation service, the police, or teaching.

Employment statistics

86% of our 2017 School of Law graduates found employment or went on to further study within six months of graduating.

Salary expectations

The average starting salary for our 2017 School of Law graduates was £18,333.*

*These DLHE statistics are derived from annually published data by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), based on those UK domiciled graduates who are available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known.

 

 

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