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Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry): Standard pathway

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This unknown is made up of 240 credits.

What you will study

Stage 2

Stage 2 of the LLB covers three of the seven ‘Foundations of Legal Knowledge’ with these two 60-credit modules.

You’ll begin with Understanding law (W200)undergraduate.qualification.pathways.Q75-1,module,W200,,1 which asks ‘What is the law?’ and you’ll discover how to find, read, interpret and apply the law. It also introduces you to the techniques of practical legal research. After a brief overview of constitutional principles, criminal law, human rights, and the law of contract and tort, you’ll go on to study the terminology and sources of law, legal research and the workings of the EU in depth.

In the second module, Law: the individual and the state (W201)undergraduate.qualification.pathways.Q75-1,module,W201,,1, you’ll explore public law and criminal law. Public law considers the relationship between citizen and state; the structure of state institutions; how government action may be challenged (judicial review); the legal values that determine a citizen’s rights and duties; and an outline of civil liberties law. Criminal law considers criminal liability in the context of particular criminal offences; the requirements of specific defences; areas where criminal law is considered flawed; and proposals for reform. 

As you study, you’ll develop your critical thinking and analysis skills.

Stage 3

Stage 3 of the LLB covers the remaining four ‘Foundations of Legal Knowledge’, starting with Law: agreements, rights and responsibilities (W300)undergraduate.qualification.pathways.Q75-1,module,W300,,1 which focuses on the two covered by the Law of Obligations: Contract and Tort Here you’ll consider:

  • the legal requirements for the formation of a contract together with its content
  • the basis of tortious liability and specific torts such as negligence, nuisance and trespass.
  • the law of restitution.

Finally, in Law: ownership and trusteeship: rights and responsibilities (W301)undergraduate.qualification.pathways.Q75-1,module,W301,,1 you’ll examine land law, equity and trusts, including the legal definition of land; the meaning of land ownership; how title to land is proved; and rules relating to trusts of land. You’ll also explore co-ownership and rights that can be acquired by third parties over land, including easements, covenants and mortgages. Under equity and trusts you’ll consider ownership and transfer of property; the creation of trusts over property; rules relating to specific trusts including charities; discretionary and implied trusts; and the powers, duties and roles of trustees and fiduciaries.

Modules quoted in qualification descriptions are those that are currently available for study. As the structure of our qualifications is reviewed on a regular basis, the University is unable to guarantee that the same selection of modules will continue to be available in future years.

How long it takes

There are strict time limits set by the professional legal bodies if you want to gain a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) and pursue a career in the legal profession. You can take up to five years to complete this degree if you want it to be recognised as a QLD. Otherwise you need to complete by 2019 (or earlier under the transition rules) as modules are being withdrawn.  


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