Law (two-year intensive) LLB (Hons)

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Duration
2 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 19/10/2018

This two-year intensive course is accredited as a Qualifying Law Degree in England and Wales by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board. This course provides exemption from the academic stage of qualification for both branches of the legal profession, making it the perfect option if you are intending to qualify as a solicitor or barrister. This intensive LLB allows you to condense three years of study into two years, accelerating your career development.

Course

Highlights

  • Complete your LLB degree in 2 years.
  • Participate in Pro Bono Legal Advice Clinic.
  • Participate in Shoosmiths Link Scheme.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

How the two-year intensive LLB works

The intensive degree allows you to complete your degree in two years by extending the academic year into the normal vacation periods. In year one of the degree, a two-year LLB student will follow a similar course as a three-year degree student, taking 120 credits (six modules) plus one module from level 5 amounting to 20 credits.

At the end of term three of year one, subject to satisfactory progress, a two-year student will continue on the accelerated pathway, taking 40 credits worth of modules over the summer period. In year two of the intensive degree, you will study modules alongside students from years two and three of the three-year degree (taking 140 credits/seven modules), but, again, will take 40 credits of additional modules in the summer vacation in order to complete your degree at the end of two years.

You must pass all nine modules to be able to continue onto the second year of the Intensive LLB. If you do not meet this requirement you will be transferred to the traditional LLB route.

Course Details

The two year intensive LLB (Hons) provides an alternative to the three year qualification, allowing you to graduate and fast track your career and move onto the next stage. The intensive degree enables you to complete your degree in two years by extending the academic year into the normal vacation periods. You will need a strong academic ability and time management skills in order to be able to cope with the demands of this course.

The attractions of a two-year intensive LLB include:

  • accelerating your career by entering the job market earlier than your peers
  • the ability to complete the LLB degree in two years, with the associated intensity of study and time management skills, will be attractive to employers
  • change your career where you have the experience but need the qualification in a quicker time

Our Law team has strong links with the local legal profession and visiting law firms and barristers provide you with career advice throughout your studies.

Read more…

Open Days

Discover your Course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Student Stories

Becky Barrick

After completing her Two-Year Intensive LLB Law Degree, Becky Barrick has gone on to work as a Graduate Law Tutor for the University of Northampton. Talking about her time at the University of Northampton, Becky explains how her time at University, has “enormously helped to improve my confidence. I have also developed my public speaking skills through assessments such as presentations, group lead seminars, and practical legal skills assessments (mooting, client interviewing and negotiation)”.

To find out how Becky went from Student to Graduate Law Tutor, have a look at our Case Studies page.

Careers

Career Opportunities

By the time you graduate you will have developed a range of skills which will enhance your employability, whether in the legal profession or in another career.

We work closely with the University Centre for Employability and Engagement (UCEE), who will support you with your career planning. You will also have the opportunity to attend the annual Law Careers Fair and University Careers Fair where you can meet with potential future employers.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

 

Entry Requirements

A typical offer would be BBC at A Level or DDM at BTEC. We welcome international applicants and applications from those with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • ​Law of Contract (20 Credits)
    Module code: LAW1001
    Core Module Y
  • Learning the Law (20 Credits)
    Module code: LAW1020
    Core Module Y
  • Introduction to Public Law (20 Credits)
    Module code: LAW1006
    Core Module Y
  • Criminal Law (20 Credits)
    Module code: LAW1008
    Core Module Y
  • Law of Tort (20 Credits)
    Module code: LAW2009
    Core Module Y
  • Law of Society (20 Credits)
    Module code: LAW1002
    Core Module N
  • Professional Legal Skills (20 Credits)
    Module code: LAW1007
    Core Module N
  • Business and Company Law (20 Credits)
    Module code: LAW1015
    Core Module N
  • Summer Stage: Research Methods (20 Credits)
    Module code: LAW2021
    Core Module Y
  • Summer Stage: Career Planning and Skills Development (20 Credits)
    Module code: LAW2023
    Core Module Y

Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.



Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

  • study in a supportive environment
  • be taught by experienced staff
  • develop practical skills
  • guest lectures
  • Mooting, negotiating and client interviewing. The University has enjoyed success in national mooting, negotiating and client interviewing competitions.
  • law-related volunteering
  • Shoosmiths Link Scheme
  • Pro Bono Legal Advice Clinic
  • Street Law Projects and in research projects.
  • Thriving Student Law Society which organises social and professional activities.
  • You can also have your voice heard as a student representative for your course

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your Study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

International Commercial Law LLM

International Criminal Law and Security LLM

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

Additional Costs
Your reading materials are accessible from our library however, you may choose to purchase your own copy of the textbooks. New law textbooks cost in the region of £30-40 but you can often buy recent secondhand ones for much less.

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £13,000

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

Additional Costs
Your reading materials are accessible from our library however, you may choose to purchase your own copy of the textbooks. New law textbooks cost in the region of £30-40 but you can often buy recent secondhand ones for much less.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Max Engel Memorial Bursary

The Max Engel Memorial Bursary currently awards £1,500 to one student or, in some cases, divided between two or more students. It is intended to…


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Updated 19/10/2018

  • This two-year intensive course is accredited as a Qualifying Law Degree in England and Wales by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board. This course provides exemption from the academic stage of qualification for both branches of the legal profession, making it the perfect option if you are intending to qualify as a solicitor or barrister. This intensive LLB allows you to condense three years of study into two years, accelerating your career development.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Complete your LLB degree in 2 years.
    • Participate in Pro Bono Legal Advice Clinic.
    • Participate in Shoosmiths Link Scheme.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • The two year intensive LLB (Hons) provides an alternative to the three year qualification, allowing you to graduate and fast track your career and move onto the next stage. The intensive degree enables you to complete your degree in two years by extending the academic year into the normal vacation periods. You will need a strong academic ability and time management skills in order to be able to cope with the demands of this course.

    The attractions of a two-year intensive LLB include:

    • accelerating your career by entering the job market earlier than your peers
    • the ability to complete the LLB degree in two years, with the associated intensity of study and time management skills, will be attractive to employers
    • change your career where you have the experience but need the qualification in a quicker time

    Our Law team has strong links with the local legal profession and visiting law firms and barristers provide you with career advice throughout your studies.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    How the two-year intensive LLB works

    The intensive degree allows you to complete your degree in two years by extending the academic year into the normal vacation periods. In year one of the degree, a two-year LLB student will follow a similar course as a three-year degree student, taking 120 credits (six modules) plus one module from level 5 amounting to 20 credits.

    At the end of term three of year one, subject to satisfactory progress, a two-year student will continue on the accelerated pathway, taking 40 credits worth of modules over the summer period. In year two of the intensive degree, you will study modules alongside students from years two and three of the three-year degree (taking 140 credits/seven modules), but, again, will take 40 credits of additional modules in the summer vacation in order to complete your degree at the end of two years.

    You must pass all nine modules to be able to continue onto the second year of the Intensive LLB. If you do not meet this requirement you will be transferred to the traditional LLB route.

    • Discover your Course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Becky Barrick

      After completing her Two-Year Intensive LLB Law Degree, Becky Barrick has gone on to work as a Graduate Law Tutor for the University of Northampton. Talking about her time at the University of Northampton, Becky explains how her time at University, has “enormously helped to improve my confidence. I have also developed my public speaking skills through assessments such as presentations, group lead seminars, and practical legal skills assessments (mooting, client interviewing and negotiation)”.

      To find out how Becky went from Student to Graduate Law Tutor, have a look at our Case Studies page.

    • Career Opportunities

      By the time you graduate you will have developed a range of skills which will enhance your employability, whether in the legal profession or in another career.

      We work closely with the University Centre for Employability and Engagement (UCEE), who will support you with your career planning. You will also have the opportunity to attend the annual Law Careers Fair and University Careers Fair where you can meet with potential future employers.

  • A typical offer would be BBC at A Level or DDM at BTEC. We welcome international applicants and applications from those with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • ​Law of Contract (20 Credits)
      Module code: LAW1001
      Core Module Y
    • Learning the Law (20 Credits)
      Module code: LAW1020
      Core Module Y
    • Introduction to Public Law (20 Credits)
      Module code: LAW1006
      Core Module Y
    • Criminal Law (20 Credits)
      Module code: LAW1008
      Core Module Y
    • Law of Tort (20 Credits)
      Module code: LAW2009
      Core Module Y
    • Law of Society (20 Credits)
      Module code: LAW1002
      Core Module N
    • Professional Legal Skills (20 Credits)
      Module code: LAW1007
      Core Module N
    • Business and Company Law (20 Credits)
      Module code: LAW1015
      Core Module N
    • Summer Stage: Research Methods (20 Credits)
      Module code: LAW2021
      Core Module Y
    • Summer Stage: Career Planning and Skills Development (20 Credits)
      Module code: LAW2023
      Core Module Y

    Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

    • Further your Study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      International Commercial Law LLM

      International Criminal Law and Security LLM

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    Additional Costs
    Your reading materials are accessible from our library however, you may choose to purchase your own copy of the textbooks. New law textbooks cost in the region of £30-40 but you can often buy recent secondhand ones for much less.

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £13,000

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    Additional Costs
    Your reading materials are accessible from our library however, you may choose to purchase your own copy of the textbooks. New law textbooks cost in the region of £30-40 but you can often buy recent secondhand ones for much less.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Max Engel Memorial Bursary

    The Max Engel Memorial Bursary currently awards £1,500 to one student or, in some cases, divided between two or more students. It is intended to…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour