Working with our partners, the University of Derby, the College is pleased to offer the university’s full qualifying law degree. Students studying the LLB (Hons) will not only be students of Cheshire College - South & West but they will also be full student members of the university.
The LLB offers an exciting combination of high quality teaching and learning opportunities. You’ll gain all the skills and hands-on experience you need to take your first steps into a rewarding legal career.
· Benefit from tuition which meets the highest professional standards: this is a qualifying law degree so it’s your first step towards qualifying as a solicitor or barrister
· Develop all the key lawyer skills - drafting, advocacy, interviewing and negotiation - to manage a case load
· Broaden your horizons with opportunities for work placements, career development workshops, guest lecturers and visiting speakers who are legal experts
· Learn from an experienced and enthusiastic teaching team
You will study all of the foundation subjects of law such as:
· Contract law
· The law of torts
· Constitutional and administrative law
· European Union law
· Criminal law
· Equity and succession
In the final year of study you will be able to select optional modules (subject to availability) such as:
· Child protection law
· Family law
· Medical law and ethics
· The law of evidence
· Miscarriages of justice
In addition there are practical, skill based modules designed to provide you with the necessary legal skills and knowledge of professional practice and ethics.
Modules are assessed through coursework, exams, interactive online assessments, mooting, negotiations and presentations.
UCAS Points: 120-128 (up to 16 from AS Levels)
Specific requirements at A Level: N/A
Specific requirements at GCSE: Five GCSEs at or above Grade C (or Grade 4), including Maths and English
Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University of Derby's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for.
Any and all offers made for a place on the programme are subject to final approval by the University of Derby before beginning the course.
You could enjoy a successful career at home or abroad. LL.B graduates go on to take up roles in private practice, the Crown Prosecution Service, the courts, law centres, the police service, local and national government.
Completion of the LL.B represents the academic stage of your training. To become a solicitor or barrister, you must continue to the vocational stage and Derby offers the LPC course at reduced rates to its law graduates.
Even if you do not want to become a legal practitioner, you will find that an LL.B is a valuable qualification and will act as a stepping stone to careers in broader areas such as banking, commerce, industry, publishing or education.
Graduates of the LL.B programme may also have the opportunity to progress onto higher study such as a LL.M programme or can pursue further vocational law courses.