Bangor University – School of Law

LLB

Law affects all of our lives and the knowledge of law increases our understanding of the society and the world in which we live.

This law conversion course leads to an LLB qualification and provides a liberal education in law, or in law combined with another discipline, to promote such an awareness and to allow those who so wish to progress to careers in the legal professions. 

This law conversion course is especially designed for people who have previously undertaken higher education and wish to study for a qualifying law degree. This may include:

  • Graduates who have successfully completed an honours degree in another subject at Bangor or another accredited institution
  • IELTS 6.5 (International Candidates)
  • Equivalent experience 

As this law conversion course is a qualifying law degree, on successful completion of the 2 year conversion degree course, LLB graduates may progress onto a Legal Practice Course (LPC) to become a solicitor or onto a Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) to become a barrister.

In each academic year of the law conversion course, students will undertake modules to the value of 120 credits in a combination of law courses addressing the issues of Public Law, Private Law and Property Law.

The first year of this law conversion course involves the study of 6 compulsory double-modules (20 credits each) in law across Semesters 1 and 2. The second year of the law conversion course consists of three compulsory double-modules and three optional modules from an approved list of modules according to students’ individual interests.  

Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.

Entry requirements

  • To study on this law conversion course a bachelor degree in another subject at Bangor University, or another accredited institution, is required.
  • IELTS 6.5 (International Candidates)

International Students

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.

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If you want advice or a general chat about what’s available contact the International Education Centre on +44 (0) 1248 382028

Course modules

During the law conversion course (LLB) you will study the seven foundation subjects to obtain a Qualifying Law Degree plus additional legal and/or non-legal subjects which allow for specialisation. You will be encouraged to study in areas which complement your chosen degree scheme.

The Foundations of Legal Knowledge are:

  • Public Law
  • Law of the European Union
  • Criminal Law
  • Obligations (including Contract, Restitution and Tort)
  • Property Law
  • Equity and the Law of Trusts
  • Legal Research

Year 1 of the Law conversion course

Core modules:

  • Contract Law
  • Public Law                                       
  • Equity and the Law of Trusts            
  • Introduction to Law                        
  • Criminal Law                                  
  • Legal Skills                                                         

2nd and Final Year of the Law conversion course

Core modules:

  • European Union Law
  • Land Law
  • Tort
  • International Law of Human Rights
  • 2 x Optional modules in Law

 

Assessment methods

Each module on the law conversion course is assessed separately by means of course work and end of module examination. In Year 1, course work will account for 25% and examinations for 75% of the final mark, whilst in Year 2 and 3, course work will normally account for 33% and examinations for 67% of the final mark. The pass mark in all assessment is 40%.

Second year and final year grades will both contribute to the final degree classification. At the end of Year 3, your final degree classification depends on your overall mark: a weighted average of your Year 2 average mark (one-third weighting) and your Year 3 average mark (two-thirds weighting).

Your final degree classification for this law conversion course is determined by your overall mark.

Programmes and modules are constantly updated and reviewed. As with most academic programmes, please remember that it is possible that specific modules or programmes may not be offered in any particular year, because a member of staff is on study leave, for instance, or too few students opt for it. Bangor Law School reserves the right to vary or withdraw any course or module.

Modules for the current academic year

Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change. Find out what our students are currently studying on the LLB (2-Year Law Conversion Course for Graduates) Modules page.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLB (Hons) Full-time Home/EU 2 Years

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