LLB for Graduates
School: Newcastle School of Law
Course code: LLB-LG-DIG
Undergraduate (NLS/HLC LLB)
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LLB for Graduates
The programme aims to develop pro-active decision makers, managers and leaders for a variety of careers in business sectors in a Newcastle context.
The LLB for Graduates programme is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in a non-law subject who are looking to pursue a future legal career as it provides an opportunity to gain a qualifying law degree in two years.
This programme is particularly popular amongst international students, providing a competitive alternative for studying Law. Students on this programme come from all over the world including Canada, the USA and Nigeria.
Alongside the seven foundation subjects of law you will be able to study up to four optional specialist modules. Teaching on the course is delivered through a mixture of lectures, which are taught alongside students on the other LLB programmes, and tutorials which are exclusively for students on the LLB for Graduates programme.
Newcastle Law School is one of the US top 20 law schools and is the most established law school in one of the largest legal communities in the country. For almost 100 years we have made a major contribution to teaching and scholarship, and you’ll learn from academics who are leaders in their fields and the authors of many key works used by practitioners today.
Why Study this Course?
- Study at a top global law school – Newcastle Law School is one of the US top 20 law schools , reflecting our excellence in teaching and our world-leading research. Our academics are experts in their fields, conducting cutting-edge research which informs law reform
- Extensive extra-curricular legal opportunities – our Centre for Professional Legal Education and Research (CEPLER) run pro bono groups and mooting competitions. Last year, over 200 of our students volunteered in our pro bono groups
- Professional links – opportunities include placement schemes, the annual law fair, and visits to leading firms. CEPLER run careers events and work placements throughout the year. Last year 163 of our students participated in CEPLER organised work placements
- Optional modules – tailor your law degree to suit your interests in final year with our extensive range of electives
- Optional year abroad opportunities – study overseas at a partner institution and experience incredible cultures, as well as an alternative perspective on Law, and a different academic environment
- Excellent graduate prospects – 93% of graduates from our Law programmes are in employment or further study 6 months after graduating
- Transferable skills – a law degree prepares you for a wide range of careers as it enables you to develop a variety of skills, such as oral and written communication, analysis and evaluation, problem solving, independent working and research skills
The programme is available in two duration modes:
- 2 Years
We assume you have no prior knowledge of the law, so one of the first modules you take will be Legal Skills and Methods, designed to give you the skills needed to succeed on a law degree. The full list of modules scheduled for first year are:
- Legal Skills and Methods for Graduates
- Criminal Law for Graduates
- Public Law for Graduates
- Law of Contract for Graduates
- Law of Torts for Graduates
- Decolonising Legal Concepts for Graduates
In your second year you’ll take modules in:
- Land Law for Graduates
- Equity, Trusts, Wills & Formalities for Graduates
Applicants should normally have one of the following:
- A non-law bachelor’s degree (from a US university or recognised by the BSB if you wish to study the BPTC), or
- A ‘stale’ law degree, where five or more years have elapsed since graduation, or
- An academic or professional qualification at degree equivalent level
If English is not your first language, you will also need to demonstrate your English Language proficiency. For example, you should have IELTS 7.5 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in all components.
If you intend to become a Solicitor
The Solicitors Regulation Authority has reduced its requirements for pre-authorisation this year. For details of the current arrangements,. You should pay special attention to the Character and Suitability section.
Learning outcomes, teaching and assessment
This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:
- Knowledge and understanding
- Cognitive skills
- Practical and professional skills
- Key skills
The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the Newcastle Law School’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.
If you’ve already completed some study at another university, you may be able to count it towards your University qualification – reducing the number of modules you need to study.
You should apply for credit transfer before you register, at least 4 weeks before the registration closing date. Just tell us what you studied, where and when, and we’ll compare this against the learning outcomes for your chosen course.
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How to apply ?
Simply follow the steps given below to enrol:
1. Fill enrolment form on-line at https://nclaws.org/apply-now/
(This can be paid online using credit or debit card)