Undergraduate Pathway in Law
Sharpen your intellect, whet your appetite for independent thinking and test your problem-solving skills to the limit by studying a Law degree at Plymouth University. You will learn sound disciplinary concepts, principles and practices which will differ slightly depending on whether you want to qualify for the legal profession (LLB) or not (BSc). While you could go on to work as a solicitor, barrister or legal executive through the LLB course, you may prefer to pursue a career through the BSc course as a probation officer or teacher, or working in public, private or voluntary organisations. After completing the LLB course you can progress straight to the Legal Practice course -- a one-year programme that must be completed if you intend to become a solicitor in England and Wales -- or the Bar Vocational course if you intend to become a barrister.
This pathway is specifically designed to allow international students to reach their full potential in pursuit of a University of Plymouth Law degree. The pathway comprises of modules developed to ensure successful transition from international education systems to the academic structures of one of the UK's leading modern universities.
Pathways at Plymouth University
|Stage 1: University Foundation||Stage 2: First Year Degree in Law||Stage 3: Second Year Degree||Stage 4: Final Year Degree|
£12,250 (two semesters)
Stage 1: Two semesters
Stage 2: Two semesters
Stage 1: September
Stage 2: September
Stage 1: University Foundation
PUIC at Plymouth University
Academic Writing for Law
This module will provide students with a structured introduction to all aspects and stages of the academic writing process.
How will I be assessed? Essay, Portfolio
This module provides an introduction to the legal infrastructure operating within the United Kingdom.
How will I be assessed? Final Examination
This module will present some of the fundamental aspects of the legal context of business operations to students. It also seeks to provide students with an appreciation of the knowledge and skills needed to run a business within the law.
How will I be assessed? Multiple Choice and Short Answer Test, Research task and summary, Final Examination.
This module will explain some of the fundamental aspects of business and the business and enterprise process to students.
How will I be assessed? Mid-Term Test, Portfolio, Final Examination
It will discuss the basics of what the law seeks to achieve within a democracy, identification of the main classifications and sources of law.
How will I be assessed? Final Examination
Interactive Learning Skills and Communication
This module will develop a range of academic and communicative skills necessary for successful study and develop a range of transferable communicative skills (written and oral) to prepare students for professional life.
How will I be assessed? Oral Presentation, Group Presentation, Listening Assessment, Portfolio, Final Examination.
Legal Skills and the English Legal System
This module will focus on the concepts of parliamentary sovereignty, the Separation of the Powers and the Rule of Law, and analyse different approaches, the students will develop an in depth understanding of the English legal system and its sources of law.
How will I be assessed? Court Report, Case Analysis, Essay
Principles of ICT
This module will deliver an accurate snapshot of the state of ICT as it exists currently, as well as to equip the student with a useful set of skills in the use of common productivity software and Internet based applications.
How will I be assessed? Power Point Presentation, Word Essay & Practical portfolio, Excel Essay & Practical portfolio, Final Examination.
Stage 2: First Year Degree in Law
Stage 3: Second Year Degree
Stage 4: Final Year Degree
Please note: First, Second and Final Year modules differ depending on the pathway, you can find out more about them on the Plymouth University website by clicking the links below:
Plymouth University degree pathways
- LLB (Hons) Law
- LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies
- BSc (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies with Law
- BSc (Hons) International Relations with Law
Employment and career options:
Potential careers in: Barrister; legal clerk; public service; solicitor. Employers of previous Plymouth University graduates have included: Foot Anstey; Wolferstans.
Employers of previous Plymouth University graduates have included: Hilton; Marriott; Sheraton; Sodexo.
Average starting salaries:
According to The Complete University Guide, average graduate starting salaries for Law are £19,246.