This course is offered as a four year programme, including an initial Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate degree.
This LLB will help you develop, not only the core knowledge and understanding of the substance and processes of many areas of law, but also high-level skills in communication, analysis, problem-solving and research, which are essential in many other areas of life.
Among the subjects you will study are the “foundation” subjects of Law - Criminal law, Contract law, Tort, Public law, European Union law, Land law and Equity & Trusts. This means that our LLB is recognised as a “Qualifying Law Degree” (QLD) by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Council, and so satisfies the first stage of qualification as a solicitor or barrister.
You will also study modules to develop your legal, professional and personal skills; and you will be able to choose optional modules in a range of legal subjects, and some from subjects from outside Law that complement your legal studies.
A degree in Law is a challenging course, but it is one that brings great rewards during and after the course. This is why the course is so worthwhile and empowering. Many of our students have told us how they have been transformed by the experience with us, and have gone on to do things that they never thought they would have been able to.
More placements, more choices
Bucks is a Placements Plus university. So, whatever degree you do, you can be sure there’ll be plenty of industry-relevant opportunities on offer, to help you get into your chosen field.
We’ll also prepare you for work beforehand, with special skills for work training, further boosting your CV, and building skills employers will value. In recognition of the value we place on these skills we have incorporated this experience into your study time.
Placements Plus is all about helping you get some valuable experience under your belt while you’re a student. To increase your choices later, and help you get the graduate-level job you want.
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The quality of our teaching has been recognised in the National Student Survey and the Complete University Guide. The classes are small and the teaching focuses on interaction. Hence, you will treated as a person, not merely as a number.
The course is challenging and we are aware that real people may have real problems so offer exceptional support for our students, along with excellent teaching and teaching-materials, a pro-active system of personal tutoring and an “open-door” policy for students to contact their tutors.
Our team of tutors combine backgrounds as academics and as practitioners, so they add depth and breadth to your experience of Law. They are committed to nurturing your development in and through the law, ensuring you graduate with the skills and capabilities for a successful and fulfilling career.
We are committed to ensuring every student has positive help in achieving their aims in employment or further study when they graduate. The skills built into the course are a vital part of this, but there are also the talks by outside speakers, the sessions at which our graduates come back to talk about their experiences, the sessions organized by the Careers Service, and the personalised support provided in conjunction with the Careers Service. Moreover, tutors will help you try to find work-experience suited to your needs.
Where the Foundation Year is taught at our Aylesbury Campus all subsequent years will be taught at our High Wycombe Campus.
What are the course entry requirements?
This module map provides a list of the modules that make up your course. You can find more information about how your course is structured on our Academic Advice section.
The modules available on this course are as follows:
Foundation Year Modules
- Preparing for Success Knowledge and Creativity
- Preparing for Success Self-development and Responsibility
- Inquiry Based Learning
- Introduction to Law
Year 1 Modules
- Law of Contract
- Criminal Law
- English Legal System
- Professional Skills 1
- EU Constitutional and Procedural Law
- Professional Skills 2
Year 2 Modules
- Law of Tort
- Public Law
- EU Internal Market Law
- Professional Skills 3
- Knowledge in Policing (optional)
- Business Organisations (optional)
- Criminal Justice (optional)
- Media Law 1 (optional)
- Employment Law (optional)
- Family Law (optional)
- Intellectual Property Law 1 (optional)
- Business Analytics (optional)
- Economic Analysis (optional)
Year 3 Modules
- Equity & Trusts
- Law of Property
- Dissertation* (optional)
- Research Project (optional)
How much does it cost
Full Time Home and EU, Academic Year 2021-2022: £9,250 per year
Full Time International, Academic Year 2021-2022: £13,750 per year
Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.
You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.
How do I apply?
For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks
Our students are our best ambassadors and their voices here will provide you with a clear sense of their Bucks experience.
I am proud to be a second year LLB Law student at Bucks New University. The university environment is stimulating and I have learnt a great deal both academically and socially.
The lecturers are incredibly experienced and their scope of teaching goes beyond lecture rooms. Studying Law at Bucks has given me confidence in assimilating and analysing complex information from both sides of a situation. I have learnt to construct arguments, write with precision and clarity as well as think on my feet.
The seminars allow me as an individual and in group studies to think critically and work as a team. There are field trips included in the course and I have sat in real time court cases and also participated in a mock bail application in the local magistrates court. This has also included visiting the Royal Courts and Supreme Court in London. There are networking opportunities available through frequent visits from high profile speakers and organizations.
Bucks offers a vibrant campus life with a wide range of societies and clubs forming a thriving community. This has given me the opportunity to be part of the Hockey club, Christian Union, The Law society, The Mooting Society Chair and Student Representative for both the first and second year students. These opportunities have allowed me to develop leadership, listening, research and team building skills.
The holistic experience I am getting as a student here at Bucks gives me the confidence to say that I will reach my full potential at this University