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The BA (Hons) Law degree at the University of Bolton will prepare you for further training to enter the legal profession as a solicitor or barrister. A BA (Hons) Law degree is highly regarded by many employers and you may choose to use this qualification as the basis for graduate-level entry into other careers; for example in commerce, industry, the civil service and the armed forces.

By studying this challenging and demanding course you will gain a thorough grounding in the discipline of law. You will develop the transferable intellectual and personal skills that are essential for the practice of law and which will also equip you for many other careers. These skills include written and verbal communication, attention to detail, absorbing and analysing often complex information, time management, teamwork and motivation.

The first year of the BA (Hons) Law is identical to that of the LLB course and BA (Hons) Law students who successfully complete all of the first year modules may be eligible to transfer into year two of the LLB programme which is a qualifying law degree.

About the course

You will study at the University’s Business School, and receive excellent levels of contact and interaction with both teaching staff and your fellow students. This will ensure a friendly, supportive and student-centred approach to your study experience.

The course is challenging and requires motivation and self-direction as well as the ability to work in a small group environment. You will be expected to think and to challenge at every stage of the course.

You will be taught through a mix of lectures, seminars, tutorials and group work. The application of your knowledge and understanding to real cases and scenarios will be a key component of your studies.

Staff members are highly qualified in the field and offer a range of contacts with potential employers including the legal profession.

Special features

  • As well as lectures we offer small group tutorials to learn about the application of law to problems and issues. These sessions develop generic, transferable skills and are important for revision and exam preparation.
  • Our own court room will facilitate teaching advocacy skills and be a venue for guest speakers. We are also happy to develop links with other subject areas.
  • The University has forged links with bodies such as the Bolton Law Society.
  • Links with local employers: a dedicated member of our team makes links between Law at the University of Bolton and local employers and magistrates.
  • Personal tuition: regular class sessions give small groups of students a chance to have close contact with their personal tutor. These are designed to build up student confidence, study skills and life skills.

What you will learn

You will establish your knowledge and understanding of the doctrines and principles which underpin the law of England and Wales. You will learn about the sources of the law, how it is made and developed, the institutions within which that law is administered and the personnel who practice law.

You will learn a wide range of legal concepts, values, principles and rules of English law and how to explain the relationship between them in a number of particular areas.

You will develop the intellectual and practical skills needed to research and analyse the law from primary resources on specific matters and to apply the findings of such work to the solution of legal problems. You will also develop your ability to communicate these findings, both orally and in writing, in a manner that is appropriate to the needs of a variety of audiences.

The course will extend your intellectual and evaluative powers. You will gain appropriate transferable and legal skills, the ability to pursue a course of independent study and you will develop your creative thought processes.

What you will study

Level 1

Core modules (120 credits - each module is worth 20 credits):

English Legal System; Contract Law; Criminal Law; Law of Tort; Legal Skills 1.

The first year of the BA (Hons) Law is identical to that of the LLB course and BA (Hons) Law students who successfully complete all of the first year modules may be eligible to transfer into year two of the LLB programme which is a qualifying law degree.

Level 2

Core modules (120 credits):

Public Law; Professionals in Practice (Law); European Law; Equity and Trusts; Human Rights Law; Legal Skills 2; Professionals in Practice (Law)

Level 3

Core modules:

Land Law (20 credits); PLUS Legal Skills 3 (Law Project) (40 credits) OR Investigative Study (20 credits).

Option modules (choose three options if you take Legal Skills 3 or four options if you take Investigative Study as the core above):

Law of Evidence (20 credits); Employment Law (20 credits); Family Law (20 credits); Company Law (20 credits); Jurisprudence (20 credits); Intellectual Property Law (20 credits); Financial Crime (20 credits).

Entry requirements

220 UCAS points from at least two, but preferably three, A2-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects.

You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English.

If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent).

Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated November 29, 2018
This course is Campus based
Start Date
3 - 5 years
9,000 GBP
full-time, 6,000.00 GBP part-time - UK/EU; 11,250.00 GBP full-time - International