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LL.B. with another subject Law LL.B. (with another subject) 2019/20

Year of entry

An alternative approach to gaining a qualifying Law degree is to study on one of our ‘LLB with’ degrees. These share the same core Law components as the LLB Single Honours but also allow you to study another subject alongside Law to gain different insights and experience, thus allowing you to build your own career pathway.

Other subjects you can study as part of a LLB with degree include:

  • LLB with Business UCAS Code MN11
  • LLB with Criminology UCAS Code ML13
  • LLB with Finance UCAS Code MN13
  • LLB with Forensic Investigation UCAS Code MF14
  • LLB with History UCAS Code MV11
  • LLB with International Relations UCAS Code ML12
  • LLB with Policing UCAS Code M200
  • LLB with Politics UCAS Code ML14
  • LLB with Sociology UCAS Code ML15

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By choosing to study Law with us you will become part of a challenging, vibrant and friendly environment. Upon completion, your degree will be recognised as a Qualifying Law Degree by both the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board, enabling you to progress to the Vocational Stage of lawyer’s training.

Our Law students have the unique opportunity in Canterbury to be involved in the administration of justice through volunteering as Community Legal Companions at the local Law courts. Our Community Legal Companions provide important assistance to an increasing number of people who attend court unrepresented. By working with partner organisations and local law firms, our Law students help court service users with a whole range of legal matters including benefit related issues, family breakdown and housing evictions.

We have an excellent careers and employability service at Canterbury Christ Church, which works closely in conjunction with the Law course to provide comprehensive support and guidance designed specifically for our Law students.

The University is committed to providing you with the skills you need to enhance your employability opportunities. We understand the huge commitment you are making by studying with us and we will do everything we can to develop the skills employers tell us they need, and we are very much an applied Law School.

Due to our limited annual intake, we can offer a supportive pastoral care process, allowing us to take care of the individual needs of our students. We offer specialist training in areas such as writing and advocacy skills, and we will help to prepare you for the next steps in your career, for example by doing one­to­one mock interview sessions.

Who is this course for?

This suite of courses is ideal for those who have an interest in studying Law with another discipline. The courses bring together the normal essential curriculum required for a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) and the opportunity to study Law alongside a related academic subject.

Our LLBs are designed very much with the legal services sector in mind, but we also recognise that many of our students enter employment that utilises the skills gained on a law degree in various capacities.

Whatever your chosen career path, our Law degree ensures that you will develop the skills valued and required by future employers and professional bodies.

"The internship was an interesting and educational experience. I was able to work independently, as well as being supported within a team, to conduct a research project and produce a final report. I enhanced many skills during this opportunity as I was given a lot of responsibility in contacting participants, organising data collection and generating background research. I would recommend this opportunity to anyone who has good time management skills, enjoys networking and has a passion for research."

Lisa Martin, Student Intern

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Studying Law with us will enable you to develop a critical understanding of the main principles, themes and methods of Law. There are three main aims which are fundamental to the Law courses and which apply to all Law students, irrespective of the degree pathway pursued and/or the final named degree award. These aims are:

  • To develop and create conscious legal professionals;
  • To assist students in acquiring critical minds in the evaluation and appreciation of contemporary socio­legal issues;
  • To provide elements of practical/active learning as part of the legal education experience.

Your Law lecturers are committed to a responsive and proactive approach to student teaching and learning. This is underpinned by both the practical experience as well as the research and scholarship offered by the staff, some of whom are qualified practitioners, whilst others are experienced academics.

The approach to legal education at Christ Church is both traditional and progressive. This is facilitated through integrating formal directed teaching, using lectures, seminars and tutorials with indirect learning and teaching methods such as discussions, student led seminars, peer assisted learning, individual and group role-play and mooting. For example in year one, you will typically engage in an interactive style of learning involving workbooks and computer aided assessment as part of your fundamental grounding in legal methodology.

This strategy aims to provide a personalised approach accompanied by the comprehensive pastoral care structure for new students which will assist your transition to higher education. This approach helps to create a supportive, collaborative and friendly community environment. Years two and three are characterised by an increasing expectation of independent and more specialist learning. This is supported by a number of optional elective modules offered from year two onwards culminating in more complex Law subject topic areas at year three.

Work experience

We have extensive links with local firms of solicitors, the local courts, Citizen Advice and other organisations through which we can help you to obtain work­based learning in your own time. Such activities provide a valuable opportunity to develop your professional skills and make business contacts which can help greatly when looking for employment following graduation.

Research active staff members have led on research projects with the assistance of undergraduate students in the areas of staff specialism which include alternative dispute resolution, corporate law and international investment law. Examples include studies undertaken into local and regional solicitors’ attitudes to mediation and its use and opportunities for our students to contribute to published journal articles.

Other information

As part of the third year modules International Law and European Law, you will have the opportunity to visit a number of international courts and institutions of the EU such as the European Court of Justice, the European Parliament, the International Criminal Court or the International Court of Justice in Strasbourg, The Hague and Brussels.

As part of the module Intellectual Property Law, you have the opportunity to visit the World Intellectual Property Organization and the World Trade Organization in Geneva.

“I believe that what sets law at Canterbury Christ Church University apart from the rest is its ability to provide practical opportunities that expand theoretical understanding. This combined with the small, supportive class size and dedicated and passionate lecturing team provides the perfect platform to achieve a student's potential. Christ Church is also ahead of the crowd with its novel Mediation Clinic incorporated into a university setting. Having achieved a First Class degree, I will now be completing the practical stage of training towards becoming a Solicitor."

Kyle Rogers, graduated 2014

Core modules

Year 1

Criminal Law (20 credits)

This module provides students with an introduction to the basic concepts and principles of criminal law covering a wide range of issues and offences,. It examines the reasoning behind categorisation of criminal offences & the relevant defences.  It also provides the reasoning underpinning the State’s power over individual citizens and the sanctions available for crimes committed.  

English Legal Institution and Methods (20 credits)
(compulsory for LLB students only)

This module aims to introduce the theoretical and practical aspects of the English legal system and English and European legal method. It aims that students reach competency in the range of intellectual, research, reasoning, ICT and communication skills that are key to the successful study of law. It is designed to do this through engagement with practical exercises, clinic simulations, critiquing proposals for legislation and deconstructing the language of law. It aims also to introduce English legal institutions and the legal system they are part of and engage students with the critical evaluation of these institutions and the legal system, its financing, its institutions and its personnel.

Contract Law (20 credits)

This module provides an introduction into the formation of a valid contract, what are their terms and what can   happen in case of vitiating (negative) factors affecting the obligations under the contract. It considers statutory & common law approaches to contracts, from a purchase of a chocolate bar to multi-million pound deals. It provides a good understanding of law in a socio-economic context.

Constitutional Law (20 credits)

This module focuses on exploring the system of public law in the UK. It includes a study of the nature and importance of the constitution, role of the Monarch and Parliament and the balance of power. The module introduces legal thought and analysis towards examining the relationship between the citizen and the state.

In addition you will study two core modules from your other discipline.

Year 2

Administrative Law (20 credits)

This module further examines aspects of the system of public law in the UK. Administrative Law looks into the principles of judicial review, the process used by courts to determine the validity or invalidity of governmental departments, local councils and other public bodies. Decisions and actions. It considers the controls on governmental decision as well as the ways in which citizen's legal rights can limit governmental action.

Law of Tort (20 credits)

A tort is a civil wrong against protected interests, and this module will look at aspects such as negligence, nuisance, the various forms of liability, e.g. vicarious, primary, occupier’s liability, etc., trespass (to the person and to land), defamation, the misuse of private information and the remedies available. Also, the role of policy and public interest in context of Torts will be examined

Property Law (20 credits)

This module provides students with an introduction to Law in relation to property and the relevant ideas at equity and common law. It examines rights relevant to property and land ownership, how they are acquired, held and abolished. Property Law will offer you the understanding of proprietary interests, the related legal framework and the effected social values

In addition you will take two modules from your other discipline and one optional Law module.

Year 3

European Law (20 credits)

United Kingdom’s membership of the EU and the future of that relationship is now of the outmost importance. For the past few decades the development and application of EU law has been directly relevant to English law and the Courts. This module covers the law regulating the internal market within the EU: the free movement of persons and goods. It will help you develop and improve a highly relevant academic and practical understanding of EU law and its significance

Equity and Trusts (20 credits)

This module builds on the aspects studied previously in Property Law. It critically examines the law and policy regarding development & role of equity. Equity & Trusts focuses on trustee obligations, equitable remedies as well as the relationship between equity and the common law. It engages with the interaction of equity, trusts & land through consideration of the political, cultural, social and economic implications.

In addition you will take two modules from your other discipline and two optional Law modules.

Likely optional modules

Year 2

You may choose one from:

Corporate Law (20 credits)

This module focuses on the framework within which a company exists and how a company can operate within the national as well as international level. The module allows the student the understanding to identify legal issues and problems that arise through the use of a company and how to deal with them from a practical legal perspective throughout the life of a company from incorporation to liquidation.

Cyber Law (20 credits)

This module aims to enable students to achieve an in-depth understanding of the main related legal principles underlying the relationship of online environment and technology to the law. The module will encourage students to engage in critical analysis in relation to regulation of the internet and show awareness of past, contemporary and future developments in the area.

Jurisprudence (20 credits)

This module focuses on allowing the students to develop their critical reflection on the nature of law, the central issues of philosophy of law and the concepts and techniques used in the operation of the legal system. Topics to be covered may include the relationship between law and moral code, the idea of natural law, justice, liberty, and extent of legal authority.

Mooting & Advocacy Skills (20 credits)

Mooting & Advocacy is a module which offers valuable practical experience. The module provides students with the opportunity to engage with court room advocacy and there is an emphasis on mooting. A ‘moot’ or ‘mooting’ is the oral presentation of a legal issue or problem; this module offers the closest experience to appearing in court that a student can have whilst at university.

Year 3

You may choose four elective modules from:

Employment Law (20 credits)

This module aims at providing students with a practical knowledge of the interaction between law and employment relationship with an emphasis on contractual aspects of employment and the effects of statutory duties imposed on parties. This is achieved by examining the law governing the employment relationship including the nature of the common law contract of employment and the statutory framework applicable to modern employment.

Family Law (20 credits)

The aim of this module is to provide a good understanding of the existing legal provisions dealing with family relationships. It also introduces some of legal, moral, social and political debates which inform the substantive content of this area of the law. The module focuses on the challenges raised by the changing nature of family life in contemporary society and examines whether the law has responded adequately to these changes.

International Law (20 credits)

In an increasingly globalised world, there are fewer and fewer areas of law and practice that do not involve some form of international law. This course is intended to introduce candidates to the fundamental nature, structure, legal sources and concepts of international law, alongside a selection of its core rules. Students will focus on the developments over the past two decades, where international law has been increasingly applied before national courts, especially in common law jurisdictions such as the UK, and frequently influences the outcome of litigation.

International Justice and Human Rights (20 credits)

In this module students will identify and focus on how international human rights law works and the multifaceted implications it has. The course will offer insight into the history and philosophical foundations of human rights, as well as an appreciation of how human rights operate within a national as well as international legal system.

Intellectual Property Law (20 credits)

This module aims to provide general knowledge and understanding of Intellectual Property Law. The focus will be on copyright law, patent law, trade mark law and confidential information. The module further aims to provide a detailed knowledge and understanding of the legislation and case law relating to these areas of intellectual property law, while offering a comprehensive understanding of the policy issues relating in intellectual property law and its development in the UK and in the internationally.

Medical Law (20 credits)

This module offer an introduction to the ethical and legal principles of the regulation of certain aspects of healthcare, and the interaction of new medical technologies and law. The focus will be on topics such as consent to medical treatment, the regulation of assisted conception services, abortion and euthanasia. The module aims to deepen students’ ability to analyse medical law and enable them to apply ethical reasoning to legal and medical dilemmas.

Women and Crime (20 credits)

The aim(s) of the module are to enhance students’ knowledge and understanding of criminal law and the criminal justice system by examining it in the context of gender. It aims to consider how the criminal law defines, enforces and punishes both crimes against women and crimes committed by women. It will also reflect on why some behaviours have not been criminalised. To enable students to engage in critical analysis, this module aims to provide students with an understanding of feminist criminological theories and aim to develop students’ oral presentation skills.

You can also choose to complete an Individual Study (Dissertation) module on a legal topic based on an area of your own interest.

In addition to all our LL.B. degrees being QLDs, we have designed our degrees in consultation with solicitors and senior managers from a range of local organisations. This ensures we help you to develop the skills which are highly valued by employers – examples include; written and verbal communication, initiative, time management, flexibility and teamwork.

Many graduates use these skills to become a barrister or solicitor, but others establish careers in education, public services, human resource management, management generally, as paralegals, chartered secretaries or in financial services. This qualification can also be used to progress on to postgraduate study in law, such as an LLM, or in related areas such as management, marketing and accountancy.

"My favourite part of the law degree is the range of modules on offer and the effort that the tutors put into assisting students with their learning. We are taught that there is no ‘textbook answer’ to legal problems and are instead encouraged to think independently. This approach has helped me greatly when undertaking work experience with solicitors and barristers during vacations. The University also offers a range of extra-curricular activities and I have recently been elected president of the student law society, something that I am very excited about. I have also founded a new Mooting Society for law students. After graduation, I hope to study for a Masters degree and then enter the legal profession, either as a solicitor or a barrister."

Stephanie Shepherd, graduated 2014

Fees

The 2019/20 annual tuition fees for this course are:

  UK / EU Overseas
Full-time £9,250 £11,900
Part-time £4,625 N/A

Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

Please read the 2019/20 Tuition Fee Statement for further information regarding 2019/20 tuition fees and year on year fee increases.

Additional course costs

Although we aim to minimise any additional costs to students over and above the course tuition fee, there will be some additional costs which students are expected to meet.

Costs applicable to all students

CategoryDescription
Text books Own purchase text books
Travel to other sites Where travel to other sites is required, this will be payable by the student
Library Fees and Fines Where students fail to return loaned items within the required time they will be responsible for the cost of any Library Fees and Fines applicable
Printing & Photocopying The cost of printing and photocopying undertaken by students to support their individual learning are payable by the student
Graduation ceremonies It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Guest tickets and robe hire / photography are additional costs payable by the student

Course specific costs

CategoryDescription
Field Trips (including trips abroad and trips to museums, theatres, workshops etc)

The following field trips are voluntary and require an additional contribution by the student. These are typically as follows:

  • Day trip to Supreme Court in Year 1: £10 (includes travel and entrance fees)
  • Three day trip to Geneva in Year 3: £80 (includes flights and accommodation)
  • One week trip to Strasbourg, Brussels and The Hague: £150 (includes coach travel, accommodation and occasional meals)

There might be additional travel costs for taking part in competitions (mooting, negotiation, mediation etc). The Law School and the Student Law Society aim to support these activities as much as possible.

Professional Body Registration

Optional student membership to join the National Association of Licensed Paralegals (NALP), costs a one-off fee of £250 which will cover your membership during your LLB plus one further year.

Social Events

The (voluntary) annual law dinner typically requires a contribution of around £35

General principle policy

The University’s general principles policy for additional course fees are set out here

CategoryIncluded in the tuition feeAdditional cost to student
Field trips (including trips abroad and trips to museums, theatres, workshops etc) No, if the trip contributes to the course as an optional module. Yes if the trip is optional.
Travel and accommodation costs for placements  No

Travel and accommodation costs for professional placements within the Education and Health & Wellbeing Faculties.

Travel and accommodation costs for other work placements. 
Text books No Own purchase text books.
DBS / Health checks No Yes
Professional Body registration No Yes
Travel to other sites (e.g. travel to swimming pool for lessons) No Yes
Clothing / Kit Yes, where the clothing / kit is essential for Health & Safety reasons. Yes, where the clothing is kept by the student and not essential for health and safety reasons.
Learning materials Essential learning materials (excluding text books) in connection with the course. Additional materials beyond the standard provision essential for the course or where the costs are determined by the student’s area of interest and the outputs are retained by the student.
Library fees and fines No Yes
Printing and photocopying No Yes
Social events No, unless the event forms an essential part of the course. Yes, unless the event forms an essential part of the course.
Graduation ceremonies It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Guest tickets and robe hire/ photography are additional costs payable by the student.

Teaching

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical workshops. You will typically have around 10-14 contact hours per week. Your actual contact hours will depend on the option modules you select

Seminars in smaller groups will enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures.  In addition, you will meet with your academic personal tutor. 

A variety of strategies that aim to foster independent, critical learning will be used in different forms, varying from module to module.

Almost all modules have lectures, alongside discussions, student-led seminars, individual and group tutorials, moots, negotiations and role plays. You will also be given the opportunity and encouraged to work in groups. There will also be a practical dimension to your learning and you will have the opportunity to attend trips to law courts both in the UK and internationally.

For levels 5 and 6, learning and teaching strategies aim to address potential gaps between theory and practice. The modules are designed to use both academic and practical approaches incorporating visits to local combined courts and chambers of Inns to complement the theoretical input of the classroom. Students on the modules International Law and European Law, for example, can benefit from the visits to a variety of European and international courts and institutions such as the European Court of Human Rights and the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the European Commission in Brussels or the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

The Department also makes extensive use of the Virtual Learning Environment known as Blackboard on which you will find all the resources and guides to help with you with your learning.

All programmes are informed by the University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy 2015-2020.

Independent learning

When not attending lectures, seminars, workshops or other timetabled sessions you will continue learning through self-study.  Typically, this involves reading journal articles and books, undertaking research in the library, working on projects, and preparing for coursework assignments/examinations, workshops and seminars.

Your module tutor will direct you towards specific readings and/or activities to complete before class.

For the Dissertation in year three, you will undertake independent research. You will work under the supervision of a member of the course team. You will meet with your supervisor regularly.

Overall workload

Your overall workload typically consists of 10-14 contact hours depending on the module options you choose. You will undertake 15 hours independent learning and assessment activity. In addition, there will be field trips and practical work involved.

For each 20-credit module, your study time is about 10 hours a week.

Academic input

The team consists of highly qualified academics. They have a range of expertise and experience.

The majority of the members of our team members hold doctoral and teaching qualifications and they are research-active. They have experience in delivering research-informed teaching. You can find out more about the current teaching on our Law School Staff webpage. You should note members of the teaching team might change.

Postgraduate students sometimes assist in teaching and assessing some modules. However, experienced academics teach the vast majority of lectures and seminars. 

"These kinds of studies are a great opportunity for undergraduate students to gain valuable experience of practical research into socio­legal topics which, due to the increasing popularity of alternative dispute resolution processes in the UK, are considered to be of national importance."

Ben Waters, Senior Lecturer in Law (LLB Programme Director 2014-16)

Assessment

The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Some modules contain opportunities for 'formative' assessment for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark.

There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module. Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance and presentations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Assessment methods are designed to help you develop the skills required by employers and for professional body purposes. These include self, peer and tutor assessment, written exercises including 'take-home' activities which are designed to replicate practice, coursework, moots (mock trials), learning portfolios, in-class activities and examinations.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework

The balance of assessment by examination and assessment by coursework depends to some

extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by coursework is as follow * (dependent on optional modules chosen)

Year 1
  • 40 per cent coursework 50 per cent written exams 10 per cent oral presentation
Year 2
  • 50 per cent coursework 40 per cent written exams 10 per cent practical exams
Year 3
  • 70 per cent coursework 30 per cent written exams

Feedback

You will receive feedback on all practice assessments and on formal assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback on examination performance and summative (final) assessments is available from the module leader. Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor.

We aim to provide you with feedback within 15 working days of hand-in (formal coursework assessment)

*You must achieve a pass mark of 40 and above in all Year 1 compulsory modules as a prerequisites.

All our LLB degrees are Qualifying Law Degrees (QLD) which means they meet the Academic Stage requirements of both the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Council. Our graduates can then continue their studies by taking either of the professional courses ­ the Legal Practice Course (LPC) to qualify as a solicitor or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) to qualify as a barrister.

Our Mediation Clinic provides commercial, family and workplace mediation to external parties. Through our expertise in this area, we have created opportunities for our students to experience at first hand 'real life' disputes and acquire valuable professional skills associated with a recognised method of alternative dispute resolution. Spaces are limited, though if you are particularly interested in this line of work, you are encouraged to apply for paid internships.

Students can benefit from our Mediation Clinic internships by assisting with the day­to­day operations of the clinic. They handle telephone and email enquiries from external parties, prepare documents and can assist with mediations where the parties have agreed to this. These funded work placements enable students to put into practice theoretical aspects of the law curriculum and enable a deeper understanding of the mediation process and how the service the clinic provides.

Upon hearing that he had been given the role of Mediation Clinic Intern, one of our final year LLB students said:

“I’m looking forward to the internship and becoming an integral part of the Mediation Clinic team. It will be great to gain a deeper insight into a process I have learned in theory and practiced in role­plays. Dealing with real clients will enhance my communication and customer service skills. The role will further increase my confidence for any future employment.”

Our LLBs have been designed with local solicitors and other organisations in mind to ensure we develop the skills employers tell us they require of graduates and to enable us to develop 'work ready' graduates.

We have extensive links with the local legal services sector which means that our teaching is informed by practice. Our modules are regularly updated to ensure that we reflect 'real life' priorities and trends so as to include sociolegal aspects within the curriculum.

CourseUCAS Code
LLB Law with Business with Foundation Year MN1F
Law with Finance with Foundation Year MN3F
Law: LLB with Business with Foundation Year MN1F

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Part-time study

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International

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UK

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Email: courses@canterbury.ac.uk
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EU/International

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UCAS course code

  • MN11 LL.B with Business
  • ML13 LL.B with Criminology
  • MN13 LL.B with Finance
  • MF14 LL.B with Forensic Investigation
  • MV11 LL.B with History
  • ML12 LL.B with International Relations
  • M200 LL.B with Policing
  • ML14 LL.B with Politics
  • ML15 LL.B with Sociology

UCAS institution code

  • C10

Length

  • 3 years full-time

    6 years part-time

Starts

  • September 2019

Entry requirements

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