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LLB (Hons) (Distance Learning) 2014-15

At a Glance

Start date:
This course has multiple start dates:
8 / 09 / 2014
12 / 01 / 2015
11 / 05 / 2015

Duration:
4 years part-time

This course has multiple course dates:

• 13 January 2014
• 12 May 2014
• 08 September 2014

Places Available:
300 (this number may be subject to change)

Course Type:
Part Time

Entry Requirements
You will need to havethe following hardware/software before
an unconditional offer can be made:

- an internet-connected PC, broadband preferred;
- an up-to-date web browser (Google Chrome preferred);
- the ability to read and create Microsoft Word and Powerpoint files;
- Acrobat reader, Flash and Shockwave Plug-ins (all available free of charge from www.adobe.com/downloads )

There are three categories of applicant:
(a) Standard entry
Applicants must hold the equivalent of 260 "A" Level points. Post-experience applicants who do not satisfy the above entry requirements may be admitted to the course provided they satisfy the general criteria set out above, and provided the University is satisfied that the applicant has the ability to successfully undertake the programme (this will normally be based upon relevant work experience and motivation for study).

Applicants must also satisfy minimum English language requirements.

(b) Graduate entry
Graduates must hold the equivalent of a UK degree.

(c) CPE entry
Applicants must have completed a GDL (CPE) programme which has been validated by the Joint Academic Stage Board of England and Wales.

Contact
General enquiries about the course should be made to:

The Law School
University of Huddersfield Business School
Queensgate
Huddersfield
HD1 3DH
Tel: +44 (0)1484 472529
E-mail: law@hud.ac.uk
Web: www.hud.ac.uk


The course

The LLB(Hons) (by distance learning) enables you to study for a law degree entirely by distance learning over the internet using the extremely user-friendly Unilearn Virtual Learning
Environment. There are three intakes per year, in January, May and September.

Students study one module at a time over a total of 16 weeks which is made up of 12 week long Study Units and 4 weeks for reflection and revision.

Course content

Foundation

+ Legal Method, Skills and IT (LLB DL)

This module commences with an introduction to the University’s Unilearn virtual leaning environment and development of essential IT skills. It then progresses to provide an introduction to the English legal system and its sources of law, teaching you how to research the law, using a variety of resources, and to apply and analyse it in response to both problem and essay questions.

Assessment is via the completion and submission of a file and a three hour examination.

+ Contract Law (LLB DL)

Contract law is of vital importance to business and underpins all commercial modules studied on the LLB (DL). It is one of the seven “foundation subjects” which must be studied on a Qualifying Law Degree like the LLB (DL). A knowledge and understanding of the law is not only important for your studies but also extremely useful in everyday life. The module includes the study of contract formation, performance and discharge and the remedies available for breach. Contract is assessed by end of module examination which accounts for 100% of the overall mark for the module.

+ Constitutional and Administrative Law (LLB DL)

This module considers constitutional principles and theory then examines the structure and framework of the key organs of state. It looks at their interrelationship (e.g. Parliament and the Executive) and the legal and non-legal rules which apply to them. It also considers the relationship of individuals with the state and how administrative decisions may be challenged and subject to review.

Assessment is by examination which includes a pre-released question 'The Learning Project' which is worth 50% of the overall mark.

+ EU Law (LLB DL)

This module examines the structure of the European Union, following which there is an exploration of the competencies (powers and duties) of the institutions of the European Union and the various ways of enforcing EU law.

You will be assessed by an end of module examination counting towards 100% of the module mark.

Intermediate

+ Criminal Law (LLB DL)

Criminal Law is a subject which is in the news every day so most of us have some idea of the main offences. In this module our studies will include murder, manslaughter, the non-fatal offences such as wounding or inflicting GBH, theft, fraud, burglary, as well as some of the defences and ways of participating in crimes. We hope that you will find it interesting and relevant.

This module is assessed by examination only (100%).

+ Land Law (LLB DL)

The module introduces the principles governing land ownership. It covers the nature of estates and interests in land, the creation and effect of legal and equitable rights, and the systems developed to regulate ownership.

You will learn how the law operates in practice, and develop a critical understanding of arguments for reform.

The subject will be taught over the internet with interactive activities.

Assessment is through an examination (100% of module marks).

+ Company Law (LLB DL)

This module explores the fundamentals of operating a business by means of a limited company. Topics studied include corporate personality, company constitutions, corporate manslaughter, company accounts, corporate insolvency and corporate governance requirements for plcs.

Assessment is by means of one three-hour examination (100% of module marks).

+ Immigration and Asylum Law (DL) - Intermediate

In this module you will learn who has the right to live and work in the UK, how to obtain entry clearance for family settlement, work or study and the law governing deportation and removal from the UK. Asylum law will give you an insight into the persecution faced by political opponents, ethnic minorities, religious communities and women throughout the globe that may give rise to a claim for international protection. The module is assessed by 100% examination (50% of which is a pre-released learning project).

Honours
Core modules:

+ Law of Torts (LLB DL)

Liability in tort can be imposed for a diverse range of conduct extending from careless behaviour to defaming a person’s character or interfering with their person or property. Thus tort deals with the consequences of harm arising from a range of activities. Its central task is to decide when a loss remains with a victim and when it is shifted to the perpetrator of the harm

The module is assessed by 100% examination. Part A of the examination is released to students in advance.

+ Equity and Trusts (LLB DL)

Equity is a pervasive body of rules that has been developed over the centuries by the courts when attempting to relieve perceived injustices that have resulted from the application of the common law. This module will help you understand the various types of trust and how and in what situations they each arise.

Assessment is through a three-hour written examination worth 100% of module marks.


Options (choose 2):

+ Commercial Law (LLB DL)

This module examines a wide range of commercial transactions are regularly conducted by businesses who use agents. Over the years this practice has given rise to disputes about the rights and obligations of the businesses, agents and customers. A body of legal principles has emerged to provide solutions to such disputes. Similarly commercial transactions involving the supply of goods to business purchasers or to consumers produce disagreements about the standards of performance expected of the suppliers and about the appropriate remedies if these standards are not achieved.

Assessment is by an end of module examination (worth 100% of module marks).

+ International Trade Law (LLB DL)

This module examines the various sources of international trade law. It then sets out to identify the various problems associated with international trade law and practice, before moving on to critically explore the different types of international trade transactions, methods of financing international trade, and the ways in which international trade transactions come into being, and how they are performed.

You will be assessed by an end of year examination which counts towards 100% of the module mark.

+ Medical Law and Ethics (LLB DL)

This module will introduce students to the complex legal and ethical issues which surround medical treatment. Medical law is a relatively new independent branch of law and the rapid pace of change of its many and varied issues presents a constant challenge to students.

All learning outcomes will be assessed by one, three-hour, written examination which accounts for 100% of the marks for this module.

Career opportunities

The LLB (DL) is a Qualifying Law Degree. This means that the degree has been approved by the Joint Academic Stage Board (“JASB”) of England and Wales as satisfying the academic stage of legal education for those countries. The JASB represents both the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board. If you wish to proceed to qualify as a solicitor or barrister then you must complete either the Legal Practice Course (“LPC”) (solicitors) or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC). It should be noted that both professions normally require applicants to hold at least a Lower Second Class Honours degree for entry on to an LPC or BPTC.

Teaching and assessment

We provide the following learning support:

• Personal Development Planning
• User-friendly VLE (Unilearn) with a designated area for students on the Programme
• Student Handbook (electronic)
• Study Guide (electronic)
• Module Planner and study Units including tutorials with automated tutor suggested answers provided for each module (electronic)
• Extensive online library of databases such as Halsbury’s Laws and Statutes, LexisLibrary, Westlaw and others.
• Access to the Business School’s Learning Development Group.
• Online discussion activities such as Blogs and Wikis.
• Email helpline to the Module Leader – queries normally responded to within 7 working days of receipt
• Personal Tutor
• Formative assessment with tutor feedback.

Question 1 of each examination paper (the ‘Learning Project’), accounts for 50% of the overall mark and is released to you four weeks before the date of the examination, in order to facilitate appropriate research. You carry out research into the topic and then write up your answers in examination conditions. The other 50% of the mark for the module is obtained from answering any two of the four unseen questions in the examination paper

How much will it cost me?

Course fees are £730 per module (January and May 2014 start).
Course fees are £750 per module (September 2014, January 2015 & May 2015 start).

Fees may be subject to revision for subsequent admission dates.

Other information

International students can make an online applications here

Home/EU students please contact law@hud.ac.uk

How to apply

Research

Research plays an important role in informing all our teaching and learning activities. Through research our staff remain up-to-date with the latest developments in their field, which means you develop knowledge and skills that are current and highly relevant to industry. For more information, see the Research section of our website.



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