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Law LLB (Hons) – University of Sunderland

Programme Overview

The LLB (Hons) degree of the University of Sunderland is an undergraduate programme that leads to a Qualifying Law Degree and allows its graduates to exercise the legal profession. Students are given the option to study full-time or part-time while the programme’s duration may range from 3 to 6 years. Pre-sessional courses are held during the last three weeks of September, regular courses start in October and are completed in May. This is a Qualifying Law Degree recognised by the Law Society of England and Wales and regulated by the Bar Standards Board and Solicitors Regulation Authority. During the course, you’ll study modules such as ‘Higher Education Skills and Competencies’, ‘Criminal Law and Procedure’, ‘Public Law and the Law of the European Union’ and ‘Practical Tort Law’. By the end of the course, you’ll have the intellectual tools and knowledge to tackle real-world issues within the legal sector or within legal departments of organisations. You can stay on to complete our innovative LLM Legal Practice (LPC), can opt to sit the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination that will be introduced from 2021, or could decide to take a Bar Professional Training Course.

 

  • For more information on qualifying as a solicitor in England and Wales after graduating from the LLB (Hons) degree course of the University of Sunderland, please visit this link.
  • For more information on qualifying as a barrister in England and Wales after graduating from the LLB (Hons) degree course of the University of Sunderland, please visit this link.

 

This programme is for those who wish to:

  • Acquire all the necessary skills and abilities to pursue a career in law in Greece and abroad

  • Train in conducting advanced legal research in English

  • Acquire a prestigious degree in law

 

Structure of the Programme

You’ll be taught by passionate academics who produce ‘internationally excellent’ research. A typical week for you will include lectures, seminars, group work and e-learning. We encourage you to develop study skills and carry out independent legal research. You will also have opportunities to present ideas to other students and develop concepts within groups. A number of modules incorporate court/tribunal visits, video presentations and visiting speakers. As well as assessments that count towards your degree, there are also on-going assessments for feedback and consolidating your learning. Assessment methods include research assignments, case studies, problem questions, practical activities, reports and exams.

First year:

  • Legal Skills and Methods (30 credits)
  • Practical Contract Law (30 credits)
  • Criminal Law and Procedure (30 credits)
  • Public Law and the Law of the European Union (30 credits)

Second year:

Core modules:

  • Practical Tort Law (30 credits)
  • Property Law and Practice (30 credits)

Optional modules (choose two):

  • Business Law (30 credits)
  • Law and Society (30 credits)
  • Civil Litigation (30 credits)

Third year:

Optional modules (choose 120 credits):

  • Equity and Trusts Law (20 credits)
  • Family Law (20 credits)
  • Law of Evidence and Criminal Procedure (20 credits)
  • The Law of Succession (20 credits)
  • Medical Law (20 credits)
  • Organised Crime and Terrorism (20 credits)
  • Commercial Law (20 credits)
  • Sports Law (20 credits)
  • Employment Law (20 credits)
  • International law (20 credits)
  • Coroners’ Law (20 credits)
  • Employment and Labour Law
  • Sunderland Student Law Clinic (Half option 20 credits / full option 40 credits)
  • International Law (20 credits)
  • Law in Society (20 credits)
  • Dissertation (20 credits)

 

Career Opportunities

The University of Sunderland ranks among the most successful universities in the United Kingdom in terms of its graduates’ employability. After successfully completing the programme, graduates will be qualified to provide counsel on their clients’ legal strategies regarding the resolution of disputes with international aspects, prevent legal disputes and represent natural persons and legal entities in dispute resolution institutions. The knowledge and skills acquired during this programme also meet the demands of professional positions in government institutions or other legal entities that require legal research and checks.

 

  • For more information on the programme, please click here.