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Facts about Law
|Year of entry||2013|
|Application route||3 years full time: apply through UCAS (code M100)
4 years sandwich (with year in industry and Diploma in Professional Practice): apply through UCAS (code M102)
4 years full time (with year abroad): apply through UCAS (code M103)
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About this course
Why choose this course?
Kingston's LLB programme provides the underpinning knowledge you will need to train as a solicitor or barrister once you graduate. At its core are the 'foundations of legal knowledge' required by the legal professional bodies, which comprise contract law, criminal law, equity and the law of trusts, European Union law, land law, public law and tort law.
What will you study?
During the first year, you will study legal systems and method and learn how to access and use legal materials. The Public Law module deals with the constitutional structure of the UK and the rules that govern the relationship between the individual and the state. Law of Tort is the study of civil wrongs such as negligence, nuisance and occupier's liability; while Contract Law explores the rules surrounding binding agreements and what happens when they are breached. You will also learn skills such as case reading and research, together with how to use law libraries and information technology.
In Year 2, the core modules examine areas of English law. Land Law covers the ownership, use and rights attached to real property; Criminal Law examines the mens rea (the state of mind at the time of a crime) and actus reus (the physical doing of the criminal act) of crimes such as murder, theft and sexual offences; while a module on European Union Law considers the detailed rules of the single market. You will also have a choice of option modules in this year.
In Year 3 you will take one core module, Equity and Trusts, which considers wills, charitable trusts and the roles of trustees. You will also choose to study either Remedies and Restitution, Jurisprudence, or the Law Reform Project. You will then choose from a range of option modules.
New: Diploma in Professional Practice – more recognition of your work
Students doing the four-year sandwich course who complete a full-year work placement and some related work-based coursework may be eligible to gain an additional qualification – Diploma in Professional Practice. This is an extra award in addition to the bachelors degree and will give students more evidence of their many accomplishments whilst on work placement.
Find out more about this course by watching a video of law lecturer Rupert Dunbar talking about some of the modules that undergraduate law students take at Kingston University:
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.
If you undertake and pass the final-year mediation module, you will qualify for an additional qualification – the National Certificate in Mediation Theory and Practice award.
- English Legal System and Legal Method
- Law of Contract
- Public Law
- Law of Tort
- Criminal Law
- EU Law
- Land Law
Choose one from:
- International and Comparative Law;
- Administration of Justice;
- Study Exchange;
- Crime and Punishment;
- Medical Law and Ethics; and
- Trial by Jury.
- Equity and Trusts
- Remedies and Restitution OR Law Reform Project OR Jurisprudence
- Dispute Resolution;
- Principles of Company Law;
- Criminal Justice;
- Employment Law;
- Law of Evidence; and
- Family and Child Law.