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Programme Specification for the 2023/4 academic year

LLB Law (Brickfields 2+1)

1. Programme Details

Programme nameLLB Law (Brickfields 2+1) Programme codeUFL1LAWLAW011
Study mode(s)Full Time
Academic year2023/4
Campus(es)Streatham (Exeter)
Other
NQF Level of the Final Award6 (Honours)

2. Description of the Programme

This 2+1 programme is specifically designed for Exeter-Brickfields students. This programme is therefore not available for direct entry outside of the Exeter-Brickfields partnership. Students from Brickfields will commence their studies at Exeter in the third year of the programme.

This three-year LLB (Hons) degree programme is designed to provide you with the foundation to pursue a professional legal career, as well as many other career options. It equips you with the knowledge and skills that will support you towards the next steps of professional legal qualification, such as the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) or the Bar Practice Course (BPC). You will take a range of core and optional modules, with increasing optionality as the programme progresses.

As well as instilling a deep and wide knowledge and understanding of the law, the programme aims to offer you as many activities as possible to help broaden your career development and equip you with the skills employers find most valuable. These include activities and skills developed through learning and teaching, such as group work, research and analysis, communication in different forms, problem-solving and argumentation, time management and independent study; as well as extra-curricular activities, including, for example, employer talks, mooting, pro bono activities, student law clinic, and employability support (such as writing CVs and applications). Overall, the programme aims to provide many opportunities to gain transferable skills, and to meet and interact with other students, staff, and potential employers.

3. Educational Aims of the Programme

1. To provide you with a thorough knowledge of the foundational legal subjects that underpin the next stages of qualification as a solicitor or barrister, and give you the opportunity to acquire and develop essential analytical, practice-facing and marketable transferable skills.
2. To enable you to identify, locate and critically appraise legal materials.
3. To enable you to apply the principles of law and legal rules to solve and analyse practical problems, and to advise what to do in practical situations.
4. To enable you to understand some of the major theoretical foundations of law and to evaluate them.
5. To enable you to understand law and its operation in its social, political, economic and legal practice contexts.
6. To teach you how to reason logically, supporting the process with legal authority, academic commentary and by reference to other relevant materials.
7. To provide you with a comprehensive and integrated legal education through the study of individual modules and through the complementary interaction of modules across the programme.
8. To provide you with the necessary personal and key skills to enable you to develop as an independent, autonomous and reflective individual, and generally as a developing professional.

4. Programme Structure

5. Programme Modules

The following tables describe the programme and constituent modules. Constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced as a consequence of the annual programme review of this programme.

https://law.exeter.ac.uk/currentstudents/undergraduatemodules/

Please note that modules are subject to change and not all modules are available across all programmes — this is due to timetable, module size constraints and availability.

You will take modules adding up to 120 credits each year.

You will take LAW coded optional modules. You may take an optional module as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows, the module is at the appropriate level for the Stage, and you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module.

Due to the professional-facing nature of the Exeter LLB degree, no modules are normally condonable.

 

Stage 1


Stage 1: 120 credits of compulsory modules - Brickfields modules

Compulsory Modules

Code Title Credits Compulsory Non-Condonable
CL101 Criminal Law 30 Yes Yes
PL101 Public Law 30 Yes Yes
CLR101 Common Law & Reasoning 30 Yes Yes
ELC101 Elements of Contract 30 Yes Yes

Stage 2


Stage 2: 60 credits of compulsory modules, 60 credits of optional modules - Brickfields modules

Compulsory Modules

Code Title Credits Compulsory Non-Condonable
LTO201 Tort Law 30 Yes Yes
LA201 Land Law 30 Yes Yes


Students must pass all of their Brickfields year 1 and 2 Pathway Modules, totalling 240 credits, in one sitting, and achieve a minimum of at least 50% in their first year and at least 60% in their second year, to be eligible to progress to Exeter. Subject to review and revision by Exeter from time to time.

 

Optional Modules

In addition to the two compulsory modules, you will study two of the three optional modules listed below.

 

Code

Title Credits Compulsory Non-Condonable
CLW201 Company Law 30 No Yes
LE201 Evidence 30 No Yes
FL201 Family Law 30 No Yes

Stage 3


Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
LAW3041D Trusts 30Yes
LAW3157B European Union Law 15Yes

Optional Modules

In addition to the compulsory modules, you will study 75 credits of optional modules at Level 6 (LAW3xxx). You must not take any optional modules that have content equivalent to modules already studied at Brickfields.

If there is any doubt as to whether a module has equivalent content, this will be determined by the Exeter Programme Lead.

See https://law.exeter.ac.uk/currentstudents/undergraduatemodules/ for optional Law School modules


6. Programme Outcomes Linked to Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods

Intended Learning Outcomes
A: Specialised Subject Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

1. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of the essential theoretical, conceptual and practical features of the English legal system.
2. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the fundamental rules, theories, principles and conceptual frameworks of the foundational subjects of English law, and of those optional subjects selected for study, as well as related academic opinion.
3. Follow and understand current developments in English law in the subjects of study.
4. Research a legal question and demonstrate competence in applying legal knowledge in order to formulate and evaluate a response to it.
5. Demonstrate detailed and accurate understanding of some of the relevant legal practice, social, economic, political, historical, philosophical, ethical and cultural contexts within which the law operates.

Specialised subject skills and knowledge are acquired through classes (which may include lectures, seminars, workshops or other teaching activities, depending on the module), guided independent learning and reflection, library tuition and research support, formative assessment and summative assessment.

Unseen or seen examinations 1-5: for example, many compulsory and optional modules involve an examination, usually unseen – see individual module details.

Open/closed note examinations 1-5: for example, many compulsory and optional modules involve an examination, usually open note – see individual module details.

Assessed essays or other coursework 1-5: for example, many compulsory and optional modules involve an assessed essay or other coursework (such as a problem question or other written work) – see individual module details.

Dissertation 1-5: writing a dissertation is an option at Stage 3; a shorter research paper option is also commonly offered.

Assessment of legal skills 1-5: this runs through all Law modules, but is especially emphasised in compulsory modules.

Intended Learning Outcomes
B: Academic Discipline Core Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

6. Identify, locate, retrieve and evaluate efficiently legal and other relevant information in paper, electronic and online form, with minimum guidance.
7. Use theoretical legal knowledge to provide practical advice and creative solutions to particular problems, independently and effectively.
8. Work independently to synthesise information from a number of primary, secondary and other sources; appreciate their relative value; and separate the relevant from the peripheral.
9. Make an independent and effective critical judgement about the merits of particular arguments, and make reasoned choices between alternative solutions or arguments.
10. Communicate technical legal information and argument effectively and concisely, orally and in writing, in a manner appropriate to the discipline and in task-specific ways.

Academic discipline core skills and knowledge are acquired through classes (which may include lectures, seminars, workshops or other teaching activities, depending on the module), guided independent learning and reflection, library tuition and research support, formative assessment and summative assessment.

Essays / coursework 6-10: for example, many compulsory and optional modules involve an assessed essay or other coursework (such as a problem question or other written work) – see individual module details.

Legal skills 6-10: developing legal skills runs through all Law modules, but is especially emphasised in compulsory modules.

Oral presentations or equivalent communication 6-10: presenting thoughts clearly and concisely is part of work in classes as well as out of class, such as in peer study groups or tutor meetings. Oral presentation skills may be assessed in some compulsory or optional modules either formatively or summatively – see individual module details.

Examinations 6-10: for example, many compulsory and optional modules include an examination, which test, inter alia, the ability to separate the relevant from the irrelevant, and to demonstrate judgement – see individual module details.

Intended Learning Outcomes
C: Personal/Transferable/Employment Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

11. Manage time effectively, plan activity and prioritise tasks by working to strict deadlines, and demonstrate an ability to work under pressure.
12. Work and interact effectively and proactively with others, share information and ideas when appropriate, and manage related practical matters.
13. Work independently, managing your time and learning resources efficiently, and developing appropriate task-specific strategies.
14. Communicate clear and reasoned arguments, accurately and effectively, in both oral and written form.
15. Reflect on, evaluate and assess own learning and ability, and make effective use of advice and feedback.
16. Identify, retrieve and use, independently and efficiently, a range of library-based and electronic resources with minimum guidance.
17. Apply appropriate strategies for solving conceptual and practical problems, making critical judgements and choosing autonomously between alternative solutions and arguments.

Key skills are an integral part of the degree programme. Particular aspects of the programme focus on personal and key skills development. For example, classes (lectures, seminars, workshops and other classes and skills activities) encourage working independently and in groups, as well as presenting and critiquing ideas and materials in interesting and varied forms (skills 11-17). Essays and other written work particularly encourage skills development (skills 11, 13-17). Personal tutor meetings and related activities encourage focus upon development of all key skills and the ability to reflect upon these (particularly skills 13 and 15).

Examination skills 11, 13-15, 17: this applies to all modules assessed by examination – see individual module details.

Assessed essay and other coursework skills 11-17: this applies to all modules assessed by essay or other forms of coursework – see individual module details.

Oral presentation skills 11-17: this applies to all modules involving oral contributions, whether assessed or unassessed – see individual module details.

7. Programme Regulations

For this programme specifically, the final determination for award and classification will be based on the 120 credits studied at Exeter.

Classification

Full details of assessment regulations for all taught programmes can be found in the TQA Manual, specifically in the Credit and Qualifications Framework, and the Assessment, Progression and Awarding: Taught Programmes Handbook. Additional information, including Generic Marking Criteria, can be found in the Learning and Teaching Support Handbook.

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

Personal and Academic Tutoring
It is University policy that all departments should have in place a system of academic personal tutors. Their role is to provide you with advice and support for the duration of your programme, and this support extends to signposting you to sources of support and guidance on personal difficulties such as accommodation, financial difficulties and sickness. You can also make an appointment to see individual teaching staff. The role of subject tutors is to support you with your studies in individual modules.

Information on the College Personal Tutoring system, library provision, ELE resources and access to College support services can be found on the College webpages for current students.


Student Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC)
SSLCs enable students and staff to jointly participate in the management and review of the teaching and learning provision.

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

Please refer to the University Academic Policy and Standards guidelines regarding support for students and students' learning.

10. Admissions Criteria

Undergraduate applicants must satisfy the Undergraduate Admissions Policy of the University of Exeter.

Postgraduate applicants must satisfy the Postgraduate Admissions Policy of the University of Exeter.

Specific requirements required to enrol on this programme are available at the respective Undergraduate or Postgraduate Study Site webpages.

For this programme specifically, the following requirements must be met:

2+1 entry requirements: pass all Brickfields year 1 and 2 Pathway Modules, totalling 240 credits, in one sitting, and achieve a minimum of at least 50% in the first year and at least 60% in the second year. Subject to review and revision by Exeter from time to time.

Linguistic Minima

IELTS at least 6.5 and no less than 6.0 in any other section.

TOEFL PBT at least 570 and an Essay Rating of at least 4.0.

TOEFL IBT at least 100 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

MALAYSIAN CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH SYLLABUS CIE 1119 at least English 1119 A or B.

In addition to this linguistic criteria, the UK national immigration legislation may require specific linguistic requirements for visa purposes, and these may vary depending on the length of study in the UK

11. Regulation of Assessment and Academic Standards

Each academic programme in the University is subject to an agreed College assessment and marking strategy, underpinned by institution-wide assessment procedures.

The security of assessment and academic standards is further supported through the appointment of External Examiners for each programme. External Examiners have access to draft papers, course work and examination scripts. They are required to attend the Board of Examiners and to provide an annual report. Annual External Examiner reports are monitored at both College and University level. Their responsibilities are described in the University's code of practice. See the University's TQA Manual for details.

(Quality Review Framework.

14. Awarding Institution

University of Exeter

15. Lead College / Teaching Institution

Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS)

16. Partner College / Institution

Partner College(s)

Not applicable to this programme

Partner Institution

Brickfields Asia College

17. Programme Accredited / Validated by

Not applicable to this programme.

18. Final Award

LLB Law (Brickfields 2+1)

19. UCAS Code

M112

20. NQF Level of Final Award

6 (Honours)

21. Credit

CATS credits

360

ECTS credits

180

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

[Honours] Law

23. Dates

Origin Date

05/09/2023

Date of last revision

05/09/2023