What is the Programme designed to achieve?

Law is an exciting and rewarding discipline offering students the opportunity to develop a number of important skills - skills which are not only essential to their training as a lawyer, but are also valuable transferable skills in themselves in other employment contexts.

The Programme aims to:

  • Provide an academically rigorous programme of legal education designed to prepare non-law graduates for entry to the vocational stage of training;
  • Enable the acquisition of a sound knowledge of the areas of law which are considered to be fundamental or core, together with an understanding of the legal systems of England and Wales.

By the end of the course you should:

  • Have developed an awareness and understanding of legal principles, legal processes and also the inter-relationship between different areas of law in a national and  European context;
  • Have developed a range of legal skills, including an ability to undertake legal research;
  • Have the ability to analyse legal information, apply it to legal problems and suggest appropriate solutions;
  • Have developed a capacity for critical assessment of the law;
  • Be able to communicate legal information effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Be able to assume responsibility for the continuing development of your own legal education and competence.