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    University of Northampton offering qualifying law degrees recognised in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

    The University of Northampton is a university in Northampton, Northamptonshire, UK.

    Formerly known as Nene College of Higher Education and then University College Northampton the University received full university status in 2005, though it had to convince the Privy Council that a Royal Decree signed by King Henry III in 1265 following the Battle of Lewes, which banned the establishment of a university in Northampton, should be ignored. In the same year it also received the power to validate its own research degrees, which formerly had been validated by the University of Leicester. In the graduation ceremonies in July 2006 seven students received the first doctoral degrees to be validated by The University of Northampton. Recipients of honorary degrees have included Former F1 world champion and president of the British Racing Drivers' Club Damon Hill in February 2009, Kettering born comedian Hugh Dennis in 2008, fashion designer Zandra Rhodes in 2007, broadcaster and film columnist Andrew Collins in 2006, Radio 1 DJ Jo Whiley, who was born in Northampton, in 2002, and singer Joan Armatrading in 2003.

    The University of Northampton currently has approximately ten thousand students spread across its two campuses. It is principally divided into the following six schools:
    • The Arts
    • Applied Sciences
    • Education
    • Health
    • Business
    • Social Sciences


    The business school also incorporates the Sunley Management Centre, a dedicated centre for management training and development that also provides a large amount of the university's conference facilities.

    Welcome to The University of Northampton

    The School of Social Sciences

    The School of Social Sciences offers far-reaching courses with diversity of choice, and real development opportunities, underpinned by high quality specialist lecturers. The School offers a diverse range of applied programmes in Psychology, Law, History, Media Studies, Policing, Probation, Housing, Supported Living, Urban Development and Sustainability, Sociology, Criminology, Politics, American Studies, Human Geography and Philosophy.

    Within the school the new ?Social Sciences Hub', offers a modern, relaxed café style, internet enabled environment for students and staff to meet and work. Top class lab facilities with specialist resources offer top psychology standards and 2008 sees a brand new Mooting/Court Room for Law and Criminal Justice Studies.

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    The University of Northampton - School of Social Sciences Homepage

    Law at The University of Northampton

    Law students coming to The University of Northampton will find strong support for their studies from a dedicated team of well-qualified staff who have strong links with legal research and the practical aspects of law. A number have published books and/or journal articles and a number regularly deliver conference papers at conferences both at home and abroad.

    "Whilst studying, it became apparent that a career in Law was what I wanted. ..Studying for the Combined Honours degree instigated a discipline in managing and absorbing a vast amount of information on unrelated or related subject matters whilst teaching me how to link all subject matters in order to have an overall understanding of the problem I was trying to solve?The Combined Honours degree has been invaluable to me as it gave me the flexibility and time to determine my career choice. I would recommend the university to anyone seeking personalised tutoring in a friendly environment whilst still acquiring the crucial qualities you will require within the job environment and your life generally." Maureen Warui - Combined Honours Business with Law Graduate, now an Assistant Solicitor in Liverpool.

    Some of our staff members are at the forefront of developments in E-learning, having been pioneers in the application of computers to student learning; several are external examiners for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in law at other universities; some are on Committees examining national or international issues relating to Law; four of our staff are solicitors, one is a barrister and two sit on national tribunals dealing with practical legal issues.

    Law Courses

    UN's main undergraduate law course is the three year LLB (Bachelor of Laws) degree where six modules are studied each year. It is a qualifying law degree (QLD) and is recognised by the Law Society and the Bar Council as satisfying the 'academic stage of training' for those who wish to enter the legal profession. In addition there is the Joint Honours route which allows students to study Law alongside another Social Sciences subject or business or one of the many other combinations offered by the University. View the module catalogue: CAF Module Catalogues

    The compulsory subjects for the LLB are:
    • Year 1: Law of Contract, Criminal Law, Legal System and Introduction to UK & EU Constitutional Law.
    • Year 2: Law of European Institutions, Public Law, the Law of Torts and Equity & Trusts.
    • Year 3: Land Law and a Dissertation.


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    The University of Northampton - Law

    Law Undergraduate Courses

    There are two undergraduate law courses offered at The University of Northampton:
    • LLB Honours
    • Law Joint Honours


    LLB Honours: The Course

    The course is taught by a combination of lectures and seminars. The lecture programme will direct and support students, introducing topics, outlining the basic principles and exploring any problem areas or issues. Seminars will utilise a variety of methods, to build on, reinforce and analyse, the knowledge acquired in lectures. Such methods will include problem-solving, project work, role play, moots and oral presentations as well as the traditional seminar approach. In addition there is a skills programme which runs throughout the three years of the degree and of which the first year is compulsory. This programme will complement the other subjects being studied.It consists of a wide variety of activities aimed at introducing and developing the skills needed by both the professional lawyer and the more generalist legally trained graduate such as research skills, client interviewing and negotiating techniques and advocacy skills.

    Students are able to take , as part of their first and second year studies, elective modules from feilds other than law. thus , if you wished to improve your computing knowledge for example, you would be able to take two foundation modules in your first yearand build upon those by taking a further module in the second year.

    Course Content
    Students are able to take, as part of their first and second year studies, elective modules from Fields other than Law. Thus, if you wished to improve your knowledge of psychology, criminology, business or a language for example, you would be able to take two foundation modules in your first year and build upon those by taking a further module in the second year.

    Year 1
    You will study a total of six modules in your first year, four of which must be law modules. The four modules are compulsory, they are: Law of Contract, Criminal Law, Legal Systems and Professional Legal Skills. Should you wish to choose your remaining modules from the Law Field there is a list of four modules from which to make your choice. These include Legal History, Sport and the Law and Immigration, Nationality and Asylum Law.

    Year 2
    In the second year, five of your six modules must be legal modules. The compulsory ones for a qualifying law degree are Tort, Public Law and the Law of European Institutions. There is a good range of options such as the Law of Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Law Relating to Financial Services, Intellectual Property Law, Organised Crime, Environmental Law, Criminal Justice, Consumer Law and Child Law from which to choose your remaining two.

    Year 3
    In your final year, all six of your modules must be law modules. Two, Land Law and Equity and Trusts, are compulsory. You must also submit a dissertation, which, depending on its length, may count as one or two modules. Your remaining modules will be chosen from options such as Company Law, Sale of Goods and Agency, Employment Law, the Law of Evidence, Medical Law, the Law of Succession, Money Laundering & White Collar Crime, and a number of others. Thus, the course offers a wide-range of options on which to base a sound portfolio of legal knowledge so that our students can apply with confidence for employment or training, to any firm of solicitors, set of chambers, or any employer requiring legal skills.

    Joint Honours: Course Aims

    The course has been designed with three basic aims in mind:
    1. To provide a sound basic legal education;
    2. To cater for the teaching of law in its social, economic and political context;
    3. To complement other subject areas in the Joint and Combined Honours Degree, particularly the social science and business oriented subjects.


    These aims are expressed in the commitment to the teaching of law in its social, political, and economic context across all three years of the course. There is a varied and imaginative modular scheme, which is designed to offer students, a wide range of options in addition to the foundation subjects identified by the legal professional bodies. We have a student-centred approach to teaching and learning and a wide range of additional voluntary activities such as court visits, mooting, client interviewing and negotiating. There is also the Student Law Society, which organises social and professional activities for those students who wish to follow a legal career.

    Course Content
    You are required to study six twenty-credit modules each year. How many will be in the Law Field will depend upon whether you are studying Law as a Major subject, a Minor subject or as part of a joint-degree.

    Level 1
    Level 1 study incorporate two compulsory foundation modules, in addition to which it is possible to study one or two modules in law. The two compulsory modules cover The English Legal System and the Law of Contract, both of which provide an essential basis for further legal study. Other modules include Legal History, Sport and the Law and Immigration, Nationality and Asylum Law and Criminal Law.

    Levels 2 and 3
    At levels 2 and 3 there are no compulsory modules, and students are able to choose up to four from a wide range of modules. All modules are designed to implement the aims listed above, so that there are modules with a strong contextual element (e.g. Civil Liberties & Human Rights), modules which complement other Joint Honours subjects (e.g. Child Law), and modules for those who may wish to enter the legal profession (e.g. Public Law).

    In addition to those already mentioned, subjects covered include:
    • Law of Tort
    • European Law
    • Legal History
    • Environmental Law
    • Medical Law
    • Consumer Law
    • Professional Legal Skills
    • Company Law Employment Law
    • Money Laundering & White Collar Crime


    If you are majoring in Law and wish to use your degree to satisfy the professional legal bodies for exemption purposes, at least half of your degree must be in Law and must cover the seven Foundation Subjects identified by the Law Society and Bar Council. These are the Law of Contract, Criminal Law, the Law of Tort, EU Law, Public Law, Equity & Trusts, Property Law plus legal skills.

    The University of Northampton - Law Undergraduate courses

    Law Postgraduate Courses

    We offer three two full time LLM Courses:
    • LLM International Business Law
    • LLM International Criminal Law and Security


    Both are 12 month courses based at our Park Campus. In addition, we offer the LLM by dissertation only.

    Common Elements on all LLM Courses

    Course Aims
    These courses will develop analytical, evaluative and research skills and provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the tensions that exist in the contemporary domestic and international legal framework. The courses combine instruction and examination in specialist with the completion of a piece of research on a topic of special interest.

    Students will benefit from a dedicated team of lecturers who have commercial and professional law backgrounds, as well as substantial teaching experience on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

    Course Structure
    To be awarded the LLM Degree students must successfully complete the taught modules to a value of 100 credits at Master's Level as well as the Research Methods Course which is a further 20 credits and a Dissertation which has a value of 60 credits making 180 credits in all.

    Prior to undertaking the Dissertation all students must have successfully completed the Research Methods Course.

    Students who only complete 60 credits may be entitled to claim the award of Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) and those who only complete 120 credits may be entitled to claim the award of Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip).

    Modules
    The list of modules is regularly reviewed and whether a module can be delivered is dependent on student numbers and tutor specialisms. As this award is part of the Postgraduate Modular Scheme it may be possible for candidates to take an elective module offered by another award.

    Mode of Attendance
    The LLM is offered for full-time study over twelve months. Students study three modules in each semester. This is followed by the dissertation period of eighteen weeks.

    Although the LLM degree is not offered as a part-time degree nevertheless students may register for individual Law Modules within the Scheme and on successful completion of three such Modules will be eligible for a Postgraduate Certificate in Law. Prospective students may also like to note that most modules carry 20 Master Level Credits, which may be accepted by The University of Northampton or another Higher Education Institution towards a postgraduate award.

    Prior to claiming a Postgraduate Certificate on successful completion of three Modules students might be advised to wait to see if further Law Modules are offered by The University of Northampton in the following year as successful completion of a further three Modules would enable a student to claim a Postgraduate Diploma. A student may then go on to undertake a Dissertation with a view to completing the LLM Degree. Prior to undertaking the dissertation all students must have successfully completed the Research Methods Course.

    Admissions Advice
    Applicants should have a good single honours degree in law or a combined or joint honours degree with law as a major component. Applicants who do not meet the standard entry requirements but have relevant professional and personal experience and the potential to achieve the academic standard are also encouraged to apply.

    The LLM by Dissertation Only is available to students who have successfully completed the Legal Practice Course or Bar Vocational Course of England and Wales and as such are eligible to claim sufficient credits at Master's Level towards the Degree of Master of Laws to be exempt from the taught modules except Research Methods.

    Please note that to comply with the University of Northampton's regulations it will be necessary to produce the original Bar Vocational and Legal Practice Course Diplomas prior to registration.

    Assessment
    Formal course assessment is centred on module essays, time-constrained assessments and submission of a dissertation, although the precise method of assessment may vary across modules. In addition, students may be informally assessed in a number of different ways, including individual presentations.

    Entry Requirements for LLM
    Applicants should have a good single honours degree in law or a combined or joint honours degree with law as a major component.
    Applicants who do not meet the standard entry requirements but have relevant professional and personal experience and the potential to achieve the academic standard are also encouraged to apply.

    Course-Specific Elements: LLM International Business Law Modules

    Students on the LLM International Business Law will take the following modules:
    • European Law (20 credits)
    • International Corporate Law (20 credits)
    • Intellectual Property Rights (20 credits)
    • European Business Issues (10 credits)
    • Global Business Development (10 credits)
    • Transitional Economics and International Business (20 credits)
    • Research Methods (2 x 10 credits)
    • Dissertation (60 credits)

    Total: 180 Credits

    LLM International Criminal Law and Security Modules

    Students on the LLM International Criminal Law and Security will take the following modules:
    • European Law (20 credits)
    • Comparative Criminal Law (20 credits)
    • International Organised Crime (20 credits)
    • International and European Human Rights (20 credits)
    • National Security, Terrorism and the Rule of Law (20 credits)
    • Research Methods (2 x 10 credit modules)
    • Dissertation (60 credits)

    Total: 180 Credits

    The University of Northampton - Law Postgraduate courses
    Contact Details

    If you would like to know more about studying law at The University of Northampton, please contact:

    Mike Cuthbert - Admissions Tutor for Law
    Telephone: (01604) 892032
    Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

    Abigail Marsh, Admissions Administrator
    University of Northampton
    Park Campus
    Boughton Green Road
    Northampton
    NN2 7AL

    Telephone: (01604) 892633
    Email: [email protected]
    Internet: The University of Northampton - School of Social Sciences
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