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LLB (Hons) International Commercial Law

Course Overview

This practical law degree is designed to make you career-ready by giving you the skills you need to succeed in legal practice. It is perfect whether you want to move on to the Legal Practice Course (LPC), to be a solicitor, or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), if you aim to be a barrister, or want to use the knowledge and skills you have learnt to open the doors to a variety of rewarding careers.

Key Information

    Course Name:

    LLB (Hons) International Commercial Law

    Total Academic Credits:

    360 Credits

    Qualification Awarded:

    LLB (Hons) International Commercial Law

    Awarding Body:

    BPP University

    Professional Recognition:

    No

    Academic Level:

    Undergraduate (QCF_NQF Level 6)

    Study Mode:

    Full Time - Classroom

    Duration:

    3 Years Or 2 Years (Accelerated)

    Tuition Fees:

    £7,850 or £11,775 per year

    Intakes:

    September, January And May

    Work Placement:

    No

    Course Location:

    London Waterloo

Academic entry requirements

Three A levels with minimum BCC or equivalent qualification for 3 year programme and minimum BBB for 2 year programme

English entry requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall score with no components below 5.5

Assessment methods

Combination of examination, coursework and computer-based assessments

Progression route

Legal Practice Course (LPC), Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), LLM

Career opportunities

Legal Practitioner, Solicitor, Barrister

Modules

Year 1

Compulsory

  • Administrative Law (15 credits)
  • Constitutional and Human Rights Law (15 credits)
  • Contract Law (30 credits)
  • Criminal Law (30 credits)
  • English Legal System and Skills (30 credits)
  • LLB PLUS (0 credits)

 

Year 2

Compulsory

  • Land Law (30 credits)
  • Equity and Trusts (30 credits)
  • Law of the European Union (15 credits)
  • Tort Law (30 credits)
  • Professional Skills in Practice (15 credits)

 

Year 3

Compulsory

  • Legal Ethics (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Comparative Legal Systems (15 credits)
  • Principles of Company Law and Governance (30 credits)
  • Commercial Law (30 credits)

Electives

  • Law of Financial Crime (15 credits)
  • Legal Research (International Commercial Law Topic) (30 credits)
  • Intellectual Property Law (Brands and Copyright, Patents and Designs (30 credits)
  • Banking Law & International Finance Law (30 credits)
  • Corporate Law in Practice (15 credits)


Reasons for choosing this course

The aim of the LLB Programme is to develop undergraduate skills and knowledge in the context of an academically rigorous programme of legal education. The major focus of the programme is on Law; the programme fulfils the requirements of the Joint Academic Stage Board for a qualifying Law degree. Therefore, as a graduate of the LLB Law Programme you will be prepared for entry onto the vocational stage of legal training. The emphasis throughout will be on the development of skills, competencies and knowledge in a practical context, whilst covering the principal elements of legal theory.

In particular, the Law modules on this programme aim to: 

  • Develop in students a knowledge and understanding of the English Legal
  • System, key areas within that system (specifically the Foundations of Legal Knowledge (as set out in the Joint Statement issued by the Law Society and the General Council of the Bar on the Completion of the Academic Stage of Training) and the relevant social, economic, political, historical, philosophical, ethical and cultural contexts in which law operates; 
  • Develop in students the foundations of the cognitive and practical skills necessary to succeed on the professional law programmes and for practice as a lawyer, including; analysis, evaluation, synthesis, problem-solving and research skills; 
  • Develop in students the transferable skills of communication, team work and autonomous learning; 
  • Develop in students the professional attitudes necessary for practice at the Bar and in the solicitors’ profession; 
  • Equip students with a qualification which satisfies the requirements of the academic stage of training as prescribed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board.


On the LLB (Hons) programme, you'll learn how to apply core employability skills in a legal context. In particular, you'll develop the ability to:

  • Undertake legal research
  • Identify legal issues and put forward appropriate solutions
  • Analyse cases and statutes
  • Construct legal arguments


Main learning outcomes

  • Knowledge and understanding of the English Legal System – its sources, governing principles, processes, rules, institutions and context;
  • Understanding of and ability to apply the Foundations of Legal Knowledge to problems faced in practice (as set out in Schedule Two of the Joint Statement issued by the Law Society and the General Council of the Bar on the Completion of the Academic Stage of Training) – Public (Constitutional and Administrative) Law; the Law of the European Union; Criminal Law; Obligations (Contract and Tort); Property (Land) Law; and the Law of Equity and Trusts;
  • knowledge and understanding of the relevant social, economic, political, historical, philosophical, ethical and cultural contexts in which law operates and an ability to draw relevant comparisons with other legal jurisdictions;
  • An ability to explain the policy underlying the basic principles of law;
  • Demonstrate an ability to analyse primary and secondary legal source material, derive appropriate conclusions and make critical judgments on the merits of particular arguments;
  • Demonstrate an ability to analyse practical problem scenarios and apply relevant legal knowledge;
  • Demonstrate an ability to process large quantities of information and produce a synthesis of relevant issues, ranked in order of relevance and importance;
  • Demonstrate the capacity to listen effectively, assimilating complex data and asking questions where appropriate;
  • Coherently and accurately discuss the law with relevance to the given problem;
  • Coherently and critically discuss the state of the law in a particular area with reference to possible developments through Parliament and in the courts;
  • Cogently and persuasively argue how the relevant law should be applied to the resolution of a given problem;
  • Communicate legal information empathetically and effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Assume responsibility for the continuing development of their own legal education and competence;
  • Identify, find and use a range of sources of legal information, using information technology where appropriate, to assist in legal research and to extract the essential points from the data surveyed;
  • Carry out legal research which is thorough and precise;
  • Analyse a case and a statute, written with technical and specialist language, to derive appropriate conclusions concerning the state of the law and how it applies in the context of practical problems;
  • Analyse a cross-disciplinary practical problem and identify the relevant issues of fact and law.