Bachelor of Laws LLB (Hons)

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Our Bachelor of Laws programme equips you with essential skills to kickstart your legal career. Explore key areas and values shaping the English Legal System, learning from experts to confidently navigate complex legal landscapes. Learn to analyse legal issues, craft compelling arguments, and hone your research and collaboration skills. Ethical awareness and digital communication tools are also emphasised. Upon completion, your Bachelor of Laws degree will be awarded by Manchester Metropolitan University.

Bachelor of Laws LLB (Hons)

Key Facts

  • Duration: 18 months (full-time), 24 months (part-time)
  • Intake date: Start in January, May or September
  • Delivery Mode:
    • Live Online
    • On Campus
  • Fees: Local SGD $27,468.00 (local students) / SGD $30,520.00 (international students) (Prices inclusive of GST)

Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) is one of the top universities established in the UK and has over 200 years of experience in education. MMU is also home to the UK’s largest student body, with 43,000 students from 100 countries worldwide on campus.

  • Manchester Metropolitan University is ranked 60th among the top universities in the UK in 2024
  • MMU was also awarded the Research Excellence Framework 2021 recognising 30% of all their research as world-leading

Knowledge and Critical Understanding

By the end of the programme students are expected to have the knowledge and a critical understanding of:

  • The key features, sources, institutions, and procedures of the English Legal System
  • Substantive areas of laws in depth and context
  • Theories, concepts, values, principles, and rules of public and private laws, and the relationships between them
  • Principles and values of justice, ethics, and professionalism in law and legal practice
  • Social, political, commercial, technological, and cultural approaches to and developments in law
  • The law in institutional, national, and global contexts

Skills and Attributes

The programme will ensure students will gain the following skills and attributes:

  • Critical analysis of complex actual or theoretical problems in legal and related areas to construct logical and alternative arguments and provide evidenced solutions and advice, using appropriate legal techniques and skills
  • Intellectual independence, including critical judgement of the merits of particular arguments
  • Self-management, including the ability to plan, research and produce work independently and collaboratively, using range of appropriate sources, including numerical and statistical data
  • Professional responsibility, including critical reflection on their own performance, personal and professional development, and academic integrity
  • Ethical and commercial awareness, in both the legal and wider contexts, and the ability to recognise ambiguity and deal with uncertainty
  • Oral and written communication in a clear and accurate manner in a range of academic and professional formats suitable for a wide range of audiences, and the ablity to evaluate, select and use appropriate digital skills and tools

  • Modules are allocated a mark out of 100%. The pass mark for each module is based on an aggregate mark of 40%. The aggregate mark comprises marks from components/modules whose threshold is 40%. Assessment may incorporate one, two or three components/modules.
  • The module specifications specify the mode of assessment for each
  • Assessment methods include formal examinations, work, project work and group
  • Learners/Students with disabilities and/or particular learning needs should discuss assessments with the Module Leader to ensure they are able to fully engage with all assessment within the module.

Modules Credits Face-to-Face Teaching Contact Hours Independent Study Hours Total Hours per module
Critical Approaches (in Foundation Subjects) 15 36 114 150
Digital Skills for Lawyers 15 36 114 150
Law for Entrepreneurs 15 36 114 150
Land Law 15 36 114 150
Legal Professionalism and Ethics 15 36 114 150
Criminal Law 15 36 114 150
EU Law in the UK 15 36 114 150
Equity and Trusts 15 36 114 150
Preparing For Projects: Dissertation 15 36 114 150
Project: Dissertation 30 36 114 150
Professional Skills and Environment 15 36 114 150
Law of Evidence 15 36 114 150
Public Law 30 36 264 300
Global Corporations: Power, Politics, Ethics and Governance 15 36 114 150
Total hours 504 1746 2250

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Minimum Academic Entry Requirement:

Students who have successfully completed the following:

  • LSBF Diploma in Law (entitled to entry for Year 2)
  • Local Polytechnic Diploma in Law with a minimum grade of C+ / GPA5

Students, who have obtained equivalent qualifications in relevant fields, or mature candidates who do not meet the standard entry requirements, will be assessed on a case-by- case basis and subject to university approval.

Minimum English Language Entry Requirement:

  • Applicants who have studied prior qualifications in English requiring IELTS 0 or equivalent.

Minimum Age:

  • 18 years or above

Modules

This unit will cover the core elements of some of the major crimes in the law of England and Wales. The emphasis will be on understanding how strong and effective arguments are constructed, building upon previous skills developed in case analysis and legal reasoning, to introduce drafting and using skeleton arguments, and making oral arguments.

This unit will develop upon the foundation areas of law, with an aim of further developing knowledge and a focus on developing skills of critical analysis and evaluation. Students will be encouraged to reflect on whether or not the laws in question could be improved, and develop their ability to construct and propose new arguments and approaches.

This unit will focus on developing digital skills for the ways in which the legal system and profession is evolving, and will give students a basis for evaluation of these changes, and will act as a catalyst for reflection on their own readiness for working within those new landscapes.

The unit will equip students to apply and critically assess the interaction of Equity's jurisdictio the nature of equity, the trust concept, certainty, constitution of trusts and formalities, purpo influence, secret trusts, trustees' powers, duties and functions tracing, variation of trusts

This unit will focus on the legal relationship between the UK and EU. The unit will build upon previous skills introduced in effective legal research, using sources, and legal writing.

This unit will examine property law in the aspects that most commonly impact upon the lives of individuals, and will equip students with the skills to assess a given scenario, work in groups, and construct and communicate advice in a professional manner

Students will critically analyse and apply the law relating to the creation and early stages of UK businesses. This unit will build upon and further develop skills developed at L4 and in the first term of L5, in analysis, application of sources, and problem solving, and will begin to develop drafting skills using a template.

The unit will consider the role of ethics in law and the legal profession, and will aim to develop the ability to recognise ethical issues in a wide range of existing and developing legal areas.

Students will chart the rise of the corporation, looking at capitalism, globalisation and responsible governance.

The Law of Evidence is the body of law and discretionary power that are used to prove facts in a court of law. It is both adjectival and procedural. This unit will build upon skills developed at L4 and L5, in analysis, application of sources, constructing arguments, and providing legal advice, and will develop skills in legal drafting for written professional advice.

This cluster of units will equip students with the required skills for their chosen project area. Students will undertake the project preparation unit linked to their chosen project unit.

This unit will assist students in consolidation and articulation of the skills aquired from their previous studies, with a view to developing these to ensure success in their degree outcomes and future employment.

Students will execute a 30 credit project in a chosen area, giving them the opportunity to do self-directed work in an area of interest to them, furthering and showcasing essential skills so valued by employers. Projects units will be offered in: Public Legal Education; Legal Technology; Law in Context; Law for New Businesses; Pro Bono; Dissertation.

This unit enables students to study the institutions of government and the mechanisms that determine their operation as well as the legal relationship between the citizen and the state. It covers topics such as the nature and features of the UK Constitution, its sources and core principles, the impact of human rights and judicial review. Skills it develops include the ability to apply and evaluate core constitutional principles as well as engage in problem solving and critical evaluation of Public law in the wider context.

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