Law with International Relations LLB (Hons) - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

LLB (Hons) Law with International Relations

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Law with International Relations
DipHE Law with International Relations
CertHE Law with International Relations

Professional recognition

Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time ULA22022 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY ULA22022 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

JACs code

M200, L240

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Law

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - School of Law

Programme Leader

BAKER RB Dr (Schl of Law)

Date of production/revision of spec

21/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

To produce graduates with a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) who are capable of continuing onto the next stage of training for entry into the legal profession or who are able to secure positions in industry, commerce or the public sector

To develop and deepen students interest and understanding of Law, in its national and European, social, political and cultural context

To produce graduates with a sound grasp of politics and recent history of Europe. With particular, but not exclusive, emphasis on the European Union

To enable students to develop an understanding of political concepts and skills in political analysis

To produce graduates with a sound grasp of the principles of Law across a wide range of legal topics with an ability to apply those principles to legal problem solving

To produce graduates with well- developed legal research skills

To produce graduates who have a foundation understanding and experience of key practical legal skills (e.g. negotiation, interviewing, debating, advocacy, presentation skills)

To enable students to integrate a wide range of legal materials from various sources (both paper and electronic) and use these materials to marshal both written and oral arguments

To enable students to identify legal issues within factual problem scenarios

To assist students in producing clearly express, succinct and cogent written and oral arguments

To develop students insight into the application of the legal rules so they can, for example, demonstrate an ability to distinguish cases on their facts and to argue by analogy

To facilitate students engagement in life-long learning, study and enquiry

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Knowledge of the principal features of English and EU systems, including general familiarity with their institutions and procedures K LLB (Hons)
Knowledge of the principles of Law in the Foundation Subjects in Law and some in-depth knowledge where options are taken, and an ability to apply those principles to solve legal problems K LLB (Hons)
An ability to demonstrate an understanding of how Law fits together and operates K LLB (Hons)
Knowledge of theories and practice of government and politics internationally and in Europe, with particular attention to the EU K LLB (Hons)
Knowledge of key transnational issues affecting European states K LLB (Hons)
Engage critically, at undergraduate level, with a wide range of legal concepts, values, principles and rules of English and EU Law (and other legal systems where appropriate) and to explain the relationships between them in C LLB (Hons)
Explain accurately the major legal institutions and procedures of English Law (and some other systems) C LLB (Hons)
Engage critically with political theories, values and principles and to explain the relationship between them in context C LLB (Hons)
Analyse critically the Law and its context and to reach defensible conclusions after such analysis C LLB (Hons)
Apply legal knowledge to situations which engage with doctrinal disputes C LLB (Hons)
Apply historical and political knowledge to current situations C LLB (Hons)
Demonstrate familiarity with doctrinal and conceptual difficulties and an ability to provide own solutions to unresolved debates C LLB (Hons)
Conduct efficient searches of legal websites to locate relevant legal information; exchange documents by email and manage information exchanges by email; use an online learning platform to facilitate study effectively P LLB (Hons)
Use primary and secondary legal, political and historical sources, both in hard copy and electronic form, as part of guided study within the syllabus and as part of private study/further research P LLB (Hons)
Critically analyse key sources and reflect on their own learning P LLB (Hons)
Engage in academic debate in a professional manner P LLB (Hons)
Demonstrate proficiency, at a level appropriate to undergraduate study, in clear and accurate oral communication on legal, historical, political or social topics in a variety of different contexts P LLB (Hons)
Present a variety of different types of written work clearly and accurately using fluent prose, including using terminology correctly P LLB (Hons)
Read and assimilate read a range of complex works, suitable for study at undergraduate level, within and about Law with International Relations and to summarise arguments accurately P LLB (Hons)
Operate in a work environment and demonstrate employment experience P LLB (Hons)
Communicate effectively in written and oral forms at a level suitable to undergraduate study including by email and using an online learning platform T LLB (Hons)
Read complex primary materials and to find the key statements from them T LLB (Hons)
Demonstrate proficiency in the use of word processing, and research using standard library materials (including hard copy and electronic materials), and internet resources T LLB (Hons)
Demonstrate the ability to work together in teams by way of a variety of activities, including extra-curricular activities T LLB (Hons)
Reflect critically on their work and to deconstruct feedback to apply in future work to facilitate continuous improvement T LLB (Hons)
Apply principles to practical contexts and vice versa T LLB (Hons)
Knowledge of the principal features of English and EU systems, including general familiarity with their institutions and procedures K CertHE
Knowledge of the principles of Law in the Foundation Subjects in Law and some in-depth knowledge where options are taken, and an ability to apply those principles to solve legal problems, and some in-depth knowledge of the specialist areas of law where options have been take in that area and an ability to apply that knowledge to solve legal problems K CertHE
Knowledge of key transnational issues affecting European states K CertHE
Explain accurately the major legal institutions and procedures of English Law (and some other systems) C CertHE
Engage critically with political theories, values and principles and to explain the relationship between them in context C CertHE
Analyse critically the Law and its context and to reach defensible conclusions after such analysis C CertHE
Apply legal knowledge to situations which engage with doctrinal disputes C CertHE
Conduct efficient searches of legal websites to locate relevant legal information; exchange documents by email and manage information exchanges by email; use an online learning platform to facilitate study effectively P CertHE
Use primary and secondary legal, political and historical sources, both in hard copy and electronic form, as part of guided study within the syllabus and as part of private study/further research P CertHE
Critically analyse key sources and reflect on their own learning P CertHE
Engage in academic debate in a professional manner P CertHE
Demonstrate proficiency, at a level appropriate to undergraduate study, in clear and accurate oral communication on legal, historical, political or social topics in a variety of different contexts P CertHE
Present a variety of different types of written work clearly and accurately using fluent prose, including using terminology correctly P CertHE
Read and assimilate read a range of complex works, suitable for study at undergraduate level, within and about Law with International Relations and to summarise arguments accurately P CertHE
Operate in a work environment and demonstrate employment experience P CertHE

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 2 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 5

Optional modules for Year 2 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 5

N/A

Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Optional modules for Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

N/A

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) Y
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) Y Yes
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) Y
Study exhange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) Y Yes
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.