Bachelor of Laws LLB (Hons) (Accelerated)
Now based on the modern de Havilland Campus, supported by a 10m facility in the state-of-the-art Law Court Building, our LLB Law (Accelerated) Programme complements our range of LLB courses offered in Hertfordshire Law School.
If you choose to study on our 2-year degree, you will begin with your peers in September and work through Semesters A B. You will make up the additional extra credits (two modules) by work through summer Semester C in each of your two years.
Why choose this course?
Our professional accelerated 2-year LLB Programme is one of very few law degrees in the country that allows you to complete the academic stage of training in two years, instead of the normal three. Along with the options of achieving a named Qualifying Law Degree, in either Commercial Law, Government and Politics, or Criminal Justice, this is a very popular route of study.
You will start in September and then study over two years including through the summer. This means that you will be able to save on living costs during your studies and enter employment more quickly than your peers – recent statistics show that 92.2% of Hertfordshire Law School graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating*
* Data sourced from 2015/16 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.
This programme satisfies the academic stage of training and is fully recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board.
The LLB Programme has also received an Institutional Exemption from the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx s) level 6 qualifications. Students enrolled upon and successfully completing the LLB (including completion of the following modules: Land Law, Company Law and Litigation) will be eligible to apply for exemptions from the following CILEx qualifications:
- CILEX Level 6 Diploma in Law and Practice
- CILEx Graduate Fast Track Diploma (CILEx Level 6 Diploma in Legal Practice)
This means that upon graduation, you will be able to apply to CILEx to become a Graduate Member (for a fee). Graduate members will therefore not be required to undertake a Legal Practice Course or a Training Contract, and can instead enter the legal profession ahead of their peers. For further benefits of the CILEx membership please visit their website.
The largest single career choice made by law graduates is the legal profession, with around 30-40% choosing to follow this path each year. Many of our graduates who have entered the legal professional are now in private practice or employed in such fields as industry, local government, or the Crown Prosecution Service. Of those who choose not to enter the legal profession, many have gone on to pursue higher degrees or enter other fields of employment such as personnel or management training programmes, the police, accountancy, teaching, local government and journalism.
We offer an innovative teaching programme with high levels of contact time during the week between staff and students.
Each module has a knowledge-based lecture to explain the law, a skills-based tutorial to demonstrate application, weekly surgeries to allow you to see tutors on a one-one basis and a focused 2-hour workshop. These workshops offer a chance to test your own understanding and raise any tricky issues in a supportive study environment. Lectures are available online and can be downloaded to allow you to review key issues again at your leisure.
Our assessment policy reflects our commitment to your professional skills development. You won t just be taking exams, we ll put you through your paces in a variety of ways from mediation and mooting to drafting and summarising. These are key skills for today s lawyer needs and you ll have a chance to learn them with us.
Unfortunately, as this is an accelerated route, students are unable to undertake the Work Placement or Study Abroad programme whilst studying on this course.