LLB (Hons) Law for Business

LLB (Hons) Law for Business

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The Course

Today’s global economy requires professionals who have specialist legal expertise and knowledge of the law governing trade and commercial relationships.

LLB (Hons) Law for Business is designed to prepare students for careers where they will be expected to respond to the changing and dynamic nature of legal relations between corporations, individuals, and states.

The programme aims to provide an understanding of the legal issues at the heart of business. Students can engage with contemporary legal challenges and have the opportunity to gain experience of providing legal advice through the Lincoln Law Clinic.

It is increasingly relevant for graduates who enter the legal profession or into the world of business to have a broad knowledge of a wide range of subjects. This degree aims to provide students who have a particular interest in the law with commercial knowledge and business expertise.

The Course

Today’s global economy requires professionals who have specialist legal expertise and knowledge of the law governing trade and commercial relationships.

LLB (Hons) Law for Business is designed to prepare students for careers where they will be expected to respond to the changing and dynamic nature of legal relations between corporations, individuals, and states.

The programme aims to provide an understanding of the legal issues at the heart of business. Students can engage with contemporary legal challenges and have the opportunity to gain experience of providing legal advice through the Lincoln Law Clinic.

It is increasingly relevant for graduates who enter the legal profession or into the world of business to have a broad knowledge of a wide range of subjects. This degree aims to provide students who have a particular interest in the law with commercial knowledge and business expertise.

The course offers an introduction to the fundamental elements of law. It provides those who plan to work in a business environment with opportunities to examine the commercial and business contexts in which law is applied.

The programme covers a wide range of legal disciplines, offering core modules in Contract Law; Law of Tort; Constitutional and Administrative Law; Land Law; and Equity and Trusts.

As the course progresses, students can develop their knowledge further, with modules such as Criminal Law; Company Law; and Business Law in Practice.

The course enables students to focus on areas of personal interest through a range of optional modules, including Financial Services Regulation; Intellectual Property Law; and Corporate Law and Governance.

Contact Hours and Reading for a Degree

Students on this programme learn from academic staff who are often engaged in world-leading or internationally excellent research or professional practice. Contact time can be in workshops, practical sessions, seminars or lectures and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year. Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in external visits and fieldwork.

It is still the case that students read for a degree and this means that in addition to scheduled contact hours, students are required to engage in independent study. This allows you to read around a subject and to prepare for lectures and seminars through wider reading, or to complete follow up tasks such as assignments or revision. As a general guide, the amount of independent study required by students at the University of Lincoln is that for every hour in class you are expected to spend at least two to three hours in independent study.

Constitutional and Administrative Law (Core)
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Constitutional and Administrative Law (Core)

This module examines the principles and operation of the British Constitution and system of government. In particular, it is concerned with “the law about government', and the relationship between the institutions of government and between government and the citizen. The module is designed to introduce key legal and political concepts and to foster critical appraisal of legal rules and of the institutions and processes of government, and the legal and political constraints placed upon the exercise of governmental power.

The study of administrative law is designed to provide a critical understanding of the extent of judicial control on governmental bodies through an examination of the law of judicial review.

Contract Law (Core)
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Contract Law (Core)

The aim of this module is to introduce students to general principles of contract law. The module aims to develop an understanding of enforceable civil law obligations based on agreements and, in doing so, is designed to complement civil law obligations in respect of tortious wrongs covered by the Tort Law module.

The modules aims to provide a sound grounding in the general principles of contract law which may equip students to deal with those legal subjects which are based on contract and which are subsequently encountered in their legal studies. Although there is general academic agreement on what constitutes the substantive content of the law of contract, in any year of operation due emphasis will be given to issues of current concern.

Students will also have the opportunity to explore the civil process and gain an overview of the various stages in bringing an action for breach of contract up to and including the courts and the benefits of settling a contractual dispute through some form of alternative dispute resolution such as arbitration. As with the study of any legal subject, students will be encouraged to engage in intellectual development and to develop transferable skills.

Law and Business in the Global Context (Core)
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Law and Business in the Global Context (Core)

This course introduces students to the foundations of businesses and their operations within the confines of the law. Students are exposed to the interconnections between law, business and society, and how these impact on the operations of businesses.

Students can develop an understanding of the practical workings of businesses locally and in the global context. At the end of each seminar, students are tasked with applying the knowledge gained to the workings of everyday businesses.

Legal Systems and Skills (Core)
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Legal Systems and Skills (Core)

This module assumes no prior knowledge of law. It aims to introduce students to legal thinking both in terms of philosophy of law and also how judicial decisions are made. Students will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the history of the English Legal System and its modern operation and processes.

Students have the opportunity to study human rights as a cornerstone of the English legal system and also look at other legal systems by way of comparison. This module also aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills necessary, such as legal research and construction of arguments, to be successful in their degree and subsequent career. The legal profession can be examined as well as consideration of legal ethics.

Company Law (Option)
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Company Law (Option)

This module is designed to give students an introductory insight into the structure and management of companies and the financial aspects of company management. An aim of the module is to examine the theoretical and practical basis of company regulation within the perspective of ownership and control of companies and students have the opportunity to be introduced to the legal relationship between directors, shareholders, creditors, and employees.

Criminal Law (Core)
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Criminal Law (Core)

This module aims to introduce students to the general principles of English criminal law, with particular emphasis on the essential elements of a crime, namely 'actus reus' and 'mens rea', strict, vicarious, and corporate liability and the defences. The module also explores the nature of liability in relation to offences against the person, for example, murder, manslaughter, assault and battery, sexual offences, and offences in relation to property, for example, theft, fraud, and criminal damage. This module is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the relationship between criminal and civil law and introduce them to the criminal justice system.

European Union Law (Core)
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European Union Law (Core)

The aim of the European Union Law module is to develop students' understanding of the Constitution and Institutions of the European Union and, in particular, the constitutional principles, the administrative and procedural law, and substantive policies of the European Union.

Students will be given the opportunity to develop an understanding of the relationship between European Union law and national law; and to appraise the principles of supremacy and direct effect, and the principles of interpretation and Member State liability. The role and jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union can be examined concerning enforcement, preliminary rulings, and judicial review.

Students will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of substantive European Union law through the study of the free movement of goods and workers; the freedom to move and reside of citizens of the Union; social policy and equality of treatment and pay in employment; and, in an area of freedom, justice and security, the European arrest warrant, and migration and asylum issues.

Financial Services Regulation (Option)
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Financial Services Regulation (Option)

The financial services industry has undergone extensive regulatory reforms, particularly after the financial crisis. This module is focused on the law governing the regulation of the financial industry. It starts by unearthing the rationale for regulation, particularly for banking institutions. It then focuses on the role and responsibilities of regulatory bodies that operate within the sphere of the Financial Services Act 2012.

The module specifically examines the process of authorisation and supervision throughout the lifespan of financial industries. It also looks at how the regulators facilitate good governance in regulated institutions, effect sanctions to mandate compliance with the legal framework or assist in the restructuring or resolution of such institutions.

Intellectual Property Law (Option)
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Intellectual Property Law (Option)

Intellectual Property law protects various forms of human creation or inventions of the mind. This module will look at the principal areas of intellectual property law, namely patents, designs, trademarks, and copyright law. Each area has its own discrete set of legal rules for the creation, ownership, and infringement of the rights in question.

The module will look at the requirements for obtaining protection, the scope of that protection, and the limits to that protection. Intellectual Property rights are often the most valuable assets owned by a business. Businesses are extremely concerned about protecting these assets both nationally and internationally. Students are expected to develop an understanding of the relevant statutes and case law surrounding the protection of these inventive and original works.

Land Law (Core)
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Land Law (Core)

The aim of this module is to develop an in-depth knowledge of the complex subject of land law. Students will have the opportunity to explore the property rights which can exist with respect to land law and the relationships that individuals and organisations have with each other and with the state. Students can consider freehold and leasehold estates, and registration of land.

The nature of legal and equitable rights can be identified with the concept of a trust. Students will have the opportunity to study how property rights can be acquired, how they may need protection, and how they may be alienated. Third party interests in land, such as easements, covenants, and mortgages can also be examined. There will also be an opportunity to consider the obligations existing as between landlord and tenant in leases.

Law for business professional practice (Option)
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Law for business professional practice (Option)

This module is aimed at those students who have decided to take a year out of formal studies to gain accredited work experience. The Professional Practice Year aims to give students a continuous experience of full-time work within an organisation. Students can choose to pursue a variety of options including a professional practice year, a consultancy project, or a work-based dissertation.

Sale of Goods (Option)
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Sale of Goods (Option)

The aim of this module is to explore the law relating to the sale of goods in its commercial context. Through the study of the legal principles students have the opportunity to develop an appreciation of the ways in which the rules provide an extension to the basic general rules of contract. Students can analyse the legislation and relevant case law concerning contracts for the sale of goods and apply the relevant principles to factual situations.

Study Abroad (Option)
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Study Abroad (Option)

This module is optional for students within Lincoln Law School. Study Abroad is a year long module which enables students to spend a year studying abroad at one of the University’s approved partner institutions. Eligible students must have completed their second year of study to a satisfactory standard and successfully completed the application process for the year abroad.

During the year spent abroad, students share classes with local students and study on a suite of locally-delivered taught modules which have been approved in advance by the University. Upon their return, as part of the assessment for this modules, students are required to critically reflect upon their experience of living and studying in a different cultural environment and the skills acquired.

Please note that students are responsible for their own travel, accommodation, and general living expenses.

Tax Law (Option)
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Tax Law (Option)

The module is designed to develop an understanding of the philosophical arguments around taxation and why this is an issue that generates much political debate and profound disagreements. The key aim of the module is to help the students understand the key taxes that individuals and businesses are faced with as part of their daily life.

Business Law in Practice (Core)
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Business Law in Practice (Core)

This module will look at the practical application of company law principles. The module will be taught by means of a practical guided simulation, spanning the lifetime of a business. It will address different business structures and enable students to both identify differences and choose the media most applicable to their client’s requirements.

The module will also encompass key business transactions and the reporting and filing requirements. Taxation and accounts relevant to the different business media will also be covered.

The importance of business planning and marketing strategies will be addressed, with a view to enabling students to appreciate the issues faced by businesses in the ‘real world’.

Finally, students will be presented with problem-based scenarios in relation to an insolvent business and will be required to consider the various options and liabilities.

Consumer Law (Option)
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Consumer Law (Option)

The aim of this module is to give students the opportunity to explore what has been described as a dynamic area of law. The module seeks to examine specific areas of consumer law, much of which has been influenced by the rapid expansion of consumer law legislation emanating from the European Union. The module gives students the opportunity to explore the intricacies, inconsistencies, and issues of policy involved in particular areas of consumer protection law.

Corporate Law and Governance (Option)
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Corporate Law and Governance (Option)

The module is aimed at providing students with knowledge and practical insight in relation to the governance of corporations. Corporate Law is focused on the regulation of companies, their formation, operations, and governance. Students on this module can learn the foundations of corporate governance, the theories which underpin regulation in this area, the legal framework for governance in companies, the relationship between different actors involved in corporate governance, directors and their duties, and how the rights/responsibilities of shareholders and stakeholders are engaged with in the corporate governance process.

Employment Law (Option)
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Employment Law (Option)

Employment law is a complicated yet dynamic area of study subject to rapid and constant change. The aim of this module is to critically examine the sources and institutions of employment law which attempt to regulate and support relations between employers and employees.

The module will also give students an opportunity to appreciate the impact of European Law and Human Rights Law on UK national law in this area. The module seeks to concentrate on the employment relationship, issues of discrimination in the workplace, equal pay, equality in the workplace, and termination of employment. Further, this module provides students with an opportunity to develop not only knowledge and understanding of the technical law relating to aspects of employment but also the opportunity to examine ethical, contemporary, and perhaps controversial issues in this field.

Equity and Trusts (Core)
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Equity and Trusts (Core)

The aim of this module is to provide students with an opportunity to build on skills they are expected to have developed in the previous two years through other subjects such as legal reasoning and problem-solving. Initially, students can be introduced to the doctrine, maxims and remedies of Equity, but the main emphasis will be upon the nature of a trust which has always been the principal concern of Equity.

The classification, nature, and creation of various types of express and implied trusts can be considered together with the appointment, powers and duties of trustees. The law relating to charitable trusts may also be examined and the module aims to conclude with an investigation of the implications of a breach of trust.

Law Clinic (Option)
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Law Clinic (Option)

The module enables students to experience law in practice, applying their legal knowledge and research skills to factual legal problems in a clinical setting.

Students can interview real clients, research both legal and practical solutions to the issues identified in order to achieve the clients’ goals, and will advise accordingly in writing on the options available.

The module is designed to provide students with an opportunity to take their legal knowledge out of the classroom and to give them an insight into how their theoretical studies relate to the practical application of law. The module aims to develop practical skills (interviewing, writing, and presentation).

Selection for the module will be based predominately on level 2 grades and attendance. Depending upon demand, written submissions and/or interviews may be considered.

Law for business dissertation (Option)
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Law for business dissertation (Option)

This module provides students with an opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of investigative academic work on a chosen area of business law or a commercial law-related topic. The dissertation may develop ideas encountered in other modules or it may be concerned with matters outside such modules.

The end product, a piece of written work approximately 12,500 words in length, should demonstrate knowledge, understanding, critical analysis, and original thinking, as well as general academic and communication skills. In addition to providing academic opportunities, the dissertation also provides students with the opportunity to develop practical skills such as (depending on the topic and methodology adopted) interviewing technique, questionnaire design, and information retrieval.

Law in Practice (Option)
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Law in Practice (Option)

This module is designed to provide students with an opportunity to evaluate the political and sociological issues affecting the practice of law and how law can operate as a business.

Law of Tort (Core)
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Law of Tort (Core)

This module aims to introduce students to the general principles of civil liability for tortious wrongs. It is designed to complement the Contract Law module which is taught in the first year. The Law of Tort is predominantly a common law subject although there are certain statute based torts which are covered by the module.

Law Placement (Option)
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Law Placement (Option)

This module enables students to experience law in a workplace setting. Students can either arrange their own suitable work experience (one half day per week or equivalent, as agreed in advance with module co-ordinators) or will be allocated a placement by the module coordinator.

Students will be expected to evaluate the workplace structure and the key roles within it. Students will have the opportunity to consider any regulatory impacts on the organisation (including the roles of the Compliance Officers for Legal Practice (COLPs) and for Finance and Administration (COFAs), where relevant), the recruitment and marketing policies, as well as exploring the application of theoretical legal knowledge to on-going legal problems.

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

Methods of Assessment

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.

Professional Practice

This course aims to produce independent, enquiring, and knowledgeable graduates. There is an emphasis on practical experience and students are encouraged to develop their legal skills by entering competitions in mooting and negotiation. They can also practise them extensively in seminars, through the student-run Law Society, and in the University’s pro bono Law Clinic, where they can give legal advice to real people in real situations, under supervision.

Student as Producer

Student as Producer is a model of teaching and learning that encourages academics and undergraduate students to collaborate on research activities. It is a programme committed to learning through doing.

The Student as Producer initiative was commended by the QAA in our 2012 review and is one of the teaching and learning features that makes the Lincoln experience unique.

Between their second and final years, students may have opportunities to study abroad or gain experience through a work placement. Those who choose to do so are responsible for covering their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs. Places on the study abroad scheme are limited and allocated competitively, subject to academic criteria. Previously, students have studied in Norway and the Netherlands.

Placements

Some courses offer students the opportunity to undertake placements. When students are on an optional placement in the UK or overseas or studying abroad, they will be required to cover their own transport and accommodation and meals costs. Placements can range from a few weeks to a full year if students choose to undertake an optional sandwich year in industry (where available). Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry independently. Tutors may provide support and advice to students who require it during this process.

2020/21 UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level* £14,100 per level**
Part-time £77.00 per credit point†  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt

 

2019/20UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level £14,100 per level
Part-time £77.00 per credit point†  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt


†Please note that not all courses are available as a part-time option.

* UK/EU: The University undergraduate tuition fee may increase year on year in line with government policy. This will enable us to continue to provide the best possible educational facilities and student experience.

** International: The fees quoted are for one year of study. For continuing students fees are subject to an increase of 2% each year and rounded to the nearest £100.

Fees for enrolment on additional modules

Tuition fees for additional activity are payable by the student/sponsor and charged at the equivalent £ per credit point rate for each module. Additional activity includes:

- Enrolment on modules that are in addition to the validated programme curriculum

- Enrolment on modules that are over and above the full credit diet for the relevant academic year

- Retakes of modules as permitted by the Board of Examiners

- In exceptional circumstances, students who are required to re-take modules can do so on an 'assessment only' basis. This means that students do not attend timetabled teaching events but are required to take the assessments/examinations associated with the module(s). The 'assessment only' fee is half of the £ per credit point fee for each module.

Exceptionally, tuition fees may not be payable where a student has been granted a retake with approved extenuating circumstances.

For more information and for details about funding your study, please see our UK/EU Fees & Funding pages or our International funding and scholarship pages. [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/undergraduatecourses/feesandfunding/] [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/international/feesandfunding/]

Additional Costs

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost.

Other Costs

Students are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and general living costs when studying abroad or on placement.

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants will also need at least five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.

EU and International students whose first language is not English will require English Language IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element, or equivalent http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/englishrequirements

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications.

We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Unconditional Offer Scheme

The University of Lincoln Unconditional Offer Scheme has been created to identify outstanding undergraduate applicants who we think would excel at Lincoln and make a significant contribution to our academic community.

The University of Lincoln takes a holistic contextual view, looking at students in the round, including all the information supplied in their application and any additional relevant assessment required, such as a portfolio, or interview. The qualities required for success are therefore not exclusively academic, and students’ drive, ambition, creativity, and potential are important factors in those considered for the scheme.

Applicants selected for the scheme, who commit to the University of Lincoln as their first choice of university, will receive an unconditional offer. We expect students in receipt of an unconditional offer to continue to apply themselves in their studies, both at school and when they join our academic community here at Lincoln. In previous years students who were selected and joined through the Lincoln unconditional offer scheme have shown very good success rate in their studies.

Please remember that as you may receive a number of offers from the universities which you have applied to, you should take your time to consider all of the offers that you receive and carefully choose the university and course which is right for you. There is no need for you to make a decision ahead of the deadline and we would recommend that you wait to receive all of the responses from your chosen universities so that you can take a well-informed decision.

We expect all our offer holders to continue to apply themselves in their studies, both at school and when they join our academic community here at Lincoln. Your exam results will be important for your own personal satisfaction and also for your future career and life opportunities.

Find out more about the Unconditional Offer Scheme

The course offers an introduction to the fundamental elements of law. It provides those who plan to work in a business environment with opportunities to examine the commercial and business contexts in which law is applied.

The programme covers a wide range of legal disciplines, offering core modules in Contract Law; Law of Tort; Constitutional and Administrative Law; Land Law; and Equity and Trusts.

As the course progresses, students can develop their knowledge further, with modules such as Criminal Law; Company Law; and Business Law in Practice.

The course enables students to focus on areas of personal interest through a range of optional modules, including Financial Services Regulation; Intellectual Property Law; and Corporate Law and Governance.

Contact Hours and Reading for a Degree

Students on this programme learn from academic staff who are often engaged in world-leading or internationally excellent research or professional practice. Contact time can be in workshops, practical sessions, seminars or lectures and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year. Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in external visits and fieldwork.

It is still the case that students read for a degree and this means that in addition to scheduled contact hours, students are required to engage in independent study. This allows you to read around a subject and to prepare for lectures and seminars through wider reading, or to complete follow up tasks such as assignments or revision. As a general guide, the amount of independent study required by students at the University of Lincoln is that for every hour in class you are expected to spend at least two to three hours in independent study.

Constitutional and Administrative Law (Core)
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Constitutional and Administrative Law (Core)

This module aims to examine the principles and operation of the British Constitution and system of government. In particular, it is concerned with “the law about government', and the relationship between the institutions of government and between government and the citizen. The module is designed to introduce key legal and political concepts and to foster critical appraisal of legal rules and of the institutions and processes of government, and the legal and political constraints placed upon the exercise of governmental power.

The study of Administrative Law is designed to provide a critical understanding of the extent of judicial control on governmental bodies through an examination of the law of judicial review.

Contract Law (Core)
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Contract Law (Core)

The aim of this module is to introduce students to general principles of contract law. The module aims to develop an understanding of enforceable civil law obligations based on agreements and, in doing so, is designed to complement civil law obligations in respect of tortious wrongs covered by the Tort Law module.

The modules aims to provide a sound grounding in the general principles of contract law which may equip students to deal with those legal subjects which are based on contract and which are subsequently encountered in their legal studies. Although there is general academic agreement on what constitutes the substantive content of the law of contract, in any year of operation due emphasis will be given to issues of current concern.

Students will also have the opportunity to be introduced in this module to the civil process and they can be given an overview of the various stages in bringing an action for breach of contract up to and including the courts and the benefits of settling a contractual dispute through some form of alternative dispute resolution such as arbitration. As with the study of any legal subject, students will be encouraged to engage in intellectual development and to develop transferable skills.

Law and Business in the Global Context (Core)
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Law and Business in the Global Context (Core)

This course introduces students to the foundations of businesses and their operations within the confines of the law. Students are exposed to the interconnections between law, business and society, and how these impact on the operations of businesses.

Students can develop an understanding of the practical workings of businesses locally and in the global context. At the end of each seminar, students are tasked with applying the knowledge gained to the workings of everyday businesses.

Legal Systems and Skills (Core)
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Legal Systems and Skills (Core)

This module assumes no prior knowledge of law. It aims to introduce students to legal thinking both in terms of philosophy of law and also how judicial decisions are made. Students will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the history of the English Legal System and its modern operation and processes.

Students have the opportunity to be introduced to human rights as a cornerstone of the English legal system and also look at other legal systems by way of comparison. This module also aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills necessary, such as legal research and construction of arguments, to be successful in their degree and subsequent career. The legal profession can be examined as well as consideration of legal ethics.

Company Law (Option)
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Company Law (Option)

This module is designed to give students an introductory insight into the structure and management of companies and the financial aspects of company management. An aim of the module is to examine the theoretical and practical basis of company regulation within the perspective of ownership and control of companies and students have the opportunity to be introduced to the legal relationship between directors, shareholders, creditors and employees. Some financial aspects of company law.

Criminal Law (Core)
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Criminal Law (Core)

This module aims to introduce students to the general principles of English Criminal Law, with particular emphasis on the essential elements of a crime, namely 'actus reus' and 'mens rea', strict, vicarious and corporate liability and the defences. But also to the nature of liability in relation to offences against the person, for example, murder, manslaughter, assault and battery, sexual offences and offences in relation to property, for example, theft, fraud and criminal damage can be analysed. This module is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the relationship between criminal and civil law and introduce them to the criminal justice system.

European Union Law (Core)
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European Union Law (Core)

The aim of the European Union Law module is to develop students' understanding of the Constitution and Institutions of the European Union and, in particular, the constitutional principles, the administrative and procedural law, and substantive policies of the European Union.

Students will be given the opportunity to develop an understanding of the relationship between European Union law and national law; and to appraise the principles of supremacy and direct effect, and the principles of interpretation and Member State liability. The role and jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union can be examined concerning enforcement, preliminary rulings and judicial review.

Students will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of substantive European Union law through the study of the free movement of goods and workers; the freedom to move and reside of citizens of the Union; social policy and equality of treatment and pay in employment; and, in an area of freedom, justice and security, the European arrest warrant and migration and asylum issues.

Financial Services Regulation (Option)
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Financial Services Regulation (Option)

The financial services industry has undergone extensive regulatory reforms, particularly after the financial crisis. This module is focused on the law governing the regulation of the financial industry. It starts by unearthing the rationale for regulation, particularly for banking institutions. It then focuses on the role and responsibilities of regulatory bodies that operate within the sphere of the Financial Services Act 2012.

The module specifically examines the process of authorisation and supervision throughout the lifespan of financial industries. It also looks at how the regulators facilitate good governance in regulated institutions, effect sanctions to mandate compliance with the legal framework or assist in the restructuring or resolution of such institutions.

Intellectual Property Law (Option)
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Intellectual Property Law (Option)

Intellectual Property law protects various forms of human creation or inventions of the mind. This module will look at the principal areas of intellectual property law, namely patents, designs, trademarks and copyright law. Each area has its own discrete set of legal rules for the creation, ownership and infringement of the rights in question.

The module will look at the requirements for obtaining protection, the scope of that protection and the limits to that protection. Intellectual Property rights are often the most valuable assets owned by a business. Businesses are extremely concerned about protecting these assets both nationally and internationally. Students are expected to develop an understanding of the relevant statutes and case law surrounding the protection of these inventive and original works.

Land Law (Core)
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Land Law (Core)

The aim of this module is to develop an in-depth knowledge of the complex subject of land law. Students will have the opportunity to explore the property rights which can exist with respect to land law and the relationships that individuals and organisations have with each other and with the state. Students can consider freehold and leasehold estates, and registration of land.

The nature of legal and equitable rights can be identified with the concept of a trust. Students will have the opportunity to study how property rights can be acquired, how they may need protection, and how they may be alienated. Third party interests in land, such as easements, covenants and mortgages, can also be examined. There will also be an opportunity to consider the obligations existing as between landlord and tenant in leases.

Law for business professional practice (Option)
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Law for business professional practice (Option)

This module is aimed at those students who have decided to take a year out of formal studies to gain accredited work experience. The Professional Practice Year aims to give students a continuous experience of full-time work within an organisation. Students can choose to pursue a variety of options including a professional practice year, a consultancy project, or a work-based dissertation.

Sale of Goods (Option)
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Sale of Goods (Option)

The aim of this module is to explore the law relating to the sale of goods in its commercial context. Through the study of the legal principles students have the opportunity to develop an appreciation of the ways in which the rules provide an extension to the basic general rules of contract. Students can analyse the legislation and relevant case law concerning contracts for the sale of goods and apply the relevant principles to factual situations.

Study Abroad (Option)
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Study Abroad (Option)

Lincoln Law School believes that an option to study overseas is a valuable educational opportunity for our students. The optional year is intended to:

  • enable students to benefit from studying within a cross cultural environment;
  • expose students to a wider academic and cultural experience;
  • enhance future employment opportunities;
  • increase cultural and professional mobility.

This module is optional for students within Lincoln Law School. Study Abroad is a year long module which enables students to spend a year studying abroad at one of the University’s approved partner institutions. Eligible students must have completed their second year of study to a satisfactory standard and successfully completed the application process for the year abroad. During the year spent abroad, students share classes with local students and study on a suite of locally-delivered taught modules which have been approved in advance by the University. Upon their return, as part of the assessment for this modules, students are required to critically reflect upon their experience of living and studying in a different cultural environment and the skills acquired.

Tax Law (Option)
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Tax Law (Option)

The module is designed to develop an understanding of the philosophical arguments around taxation and why this is an issue that generates much political debate and profound disagreements. The key aim of the module is to help the students understand the key taxes that individuals and businesses are faced with as part of their daily life.

Business Law in Practice (Core)
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Business Law in Practice (Core)

This module will look at the practical application of company law principles. The module will be taught by means of a practical guided simulation, spanning the lifetime of a business. It will address different business structures and enable students to both identify differences and choose the media most applicable to their client’s requirements.

The module will also encompass key business transactions and the reporting and filing requirements. Taxation and accounts relevant to the different business media will also be covered.

The importance of business planning and marketing strategies will be addressed, with a view to enabling students to appreciate the issues faced by businesses in the ‘real world’.

Finally, students will be presented with problem-based scenarios in relation to an insolvent business and will be required to consider the various options and liabilities.

Consumer Law (Option)
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Consumer Law (Option)

The aim of this module is to give students the opportunity to explore what has been described as a dynamic area of law. The module seeks to examine specific areas of consumer law, much of which has been influenced by the rapid expansion of consumer law legislation emanating from the European Union. The module gives students the opportunity to explore the intricacies, any inconsistencies, and issues of policy involved in particular areas of consumer protection law.

Corporate Law and Governance (Option)
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Corporate Law and Governance (Option)

The module is aimed at providing students with knowledge and practical insight in relation to the governance of corporations. Corporate Law is focused on the regulation of companies, their formation, operations, and governance. Students on this module can learn the foundations of corporate governance, the theories which underpin regulation in this area, the legal framework for governance in companies, the relationship between different actors involved in corporate governance, directors and their duties, and how the rights/responsibilities of shareholders and stakeholders are engaged with in the corporate governance process.

Employment Law (Option)
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Employment Law (Option)

Employment law is a complicated yet dynamic area of study subject to rapid and constant change. The aim of this module is to examine critically the sources and institutions of employment law which attempt to regulate and support relations between employers and employees.

The study of this module will also give the students an opportunity to appreciate the impact of European Law and Human Rights Law on UK national law in this area. The module seeks to concentrate on the employment relationship, issues of discrimination in the workplace, equal pay, equality in the workplace and termination of employment. Further, this module provides students with an opportunity to develop not only knowledge and understanding of the technical law relating to aspects of employment but also the opportunity to examine ethical, contemporary and perhaps controversial issues in this field.

Equity and Trusts (Core)
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Equity and Trusts (Core)

The aim of this module is to provide students with an opportunity to build on skills they are expected to have developed in the previous two years through other subjects such as legal reasoning and problem solving. Initially, students can be introduced to the doctrine, maxims and remedies of Equity but the main emphasis will be upon the nature of a trust which has always been the principal concern of Equity.

The classification, nature and creation of various types of express and implied trusts can be considered together with the appointment, powers and duties of trustees. The law relating to charitable trusts may also be examined and the module aims to conclude with an investigation of the implications of a breach of trust.

Law Clinic (Option)
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Law Clinic (Option)

The module enables students to experience law in practice, applying their legal knowledge and research skills to factual legal problems in a clinical setting.

Students will interview real clients, research both legal and practical solutions to the issues identified in order to achieve the clients’ goals and will advise accordingly, in writing, on the options available.

The module is designed to provide students with an opportunity to take their legal knowledge out of the classroom and to give them an insight into how their theoretical studies relate to the practical application of law. The module aims to develop practical lawyerly skills (interviewing, writing and presentation skills).

Selection for the module will be based predominately on level 2 grades and attendance. Depending upon demand, written submissions and/or interviews may be considered.

Law for business dissertation (Option)
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Law for business dissertation (Option)

This module provides students with an opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of investigative academic work on a chosen area of business law or a commercial law-related topic. The dissertation may develop ideas encountered in other modules or it may be concerned with matters outside such modules.

The end product, a piece of written work approximately 12,500 words in length, should demonstrate knowledge, understanding, critical analysis, and original thinking, as well as general academic and communication skills. In addition to providing academic opportunities, the dissertation also provides students with the opportunity to develop practical skills such as (depending on the topic and methodology adopted) interviewing technique, questionnaire design, and information retrieval.

Law in Practice (Option)
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Law in Practice (Option)

This module is designed to provide students with an opportunity to evaluate the political and sociological issues affecting the practice of law and how law can operate as a business.

In recent years, law firms have faced many challenges, for instance:

  • Firms have been subjected to increasing regulation in the form of money laundering requirements, and outcome based regulation, whilst others have seen the latter as a relaxation of standards.
  • Newcomers to the legal marketplace, with the advent of ‘Alternative Business Structures’ have challenged the traditional delivery of legal services.
  • The drastic reduction of public funding for cases (legal aid) has stifled the cash flow of many high street practices and medium size practices which had based its business model on that particular income stream.
  • Leading firms have faced insolvency, a situation almost unheard of before the current decade.
  • Increasing fees in Courts and Employment Tribunals have reduced the availability of claimant work.
  • Direct public access to Counsel challenges the traditional solicitor/barrister partnership model. Students will be encouraged to view legal practice in a business and regulatory context and develop commercial awareness around the practical pressures and difficulties faced by firms operating in the current legal market place.

Law of Tort (Core)
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Law of Tort (Core)

This module aims to introduce students to the general principles of civil liability for tortious wrongs. It is designed to complement the Contract Law module which is taught at Level One. The Law of Tort is predominantly a common law subject although there are certain statute based torts which are covered by the module.

Law Placement (Option)
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Law Placement (Option)

This module enables students to experience law in a workplace setting. Students can either arrange their own suitable work experience (one half day per week or equivalent, as agreed in advance with module co-ordinators) or will be allocated a placement by the module coordinator.

Students will be expected to evaluate the workplace structure and the key roles within it. Students will have the opportunity to consider any regulatory impacts on the organisation (including the roles of the Compliance Officers for Legal Practice (COLPs) and for Finance and Administration (COFAs), where relevant), the recruitment and marketing policies, as well as exploring the application of theoretical legal knowledge to on-going legal problems.

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

Methods of Assessment

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.

Professional Practice

This course aims to produce independent, enquiring, and knowledgeable graduates. There is an emphasis on practical experience and students are encouraged to develop their legal skills by entering competitions in mooting and negotiation. They can also practise them extensively in seminars, through the student-run Law Society, and in the University’s pro bono Law Clinic, where they can give legal advice to real people in real situations, under supervision.

Student as Producer

Student as Producer is a model of teaching and learning that encourages academics and undergraduate students to collaborate on research activities. It is a programme committed to learning through doing.

The Student as Producer initiative was commended by the QAA in our 2012 review and is one of the teaching and learning features that makes the Lincoln experience unique.

Between their second and final years, students may have opportunities to study abroad or gain experience through a work placement. Those who choose to do so are responsible for covering their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs. Places on the study abroad scheme are limited and allocated competitively, subject to academic criteria. Previously, students have studied in Norway and the Netherlands.

Placements

Some courses offer students the opportunity to undertake placements. When students are on an optional placement in the UK or overseas or studying abroad, they will be required to cover their own transport and accommodation and meals costs. Placements can range from a few weeks to a full year if students choose to undertake an optional sandwich year in industry (where available). Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry independently. Tutors may provide support and advice to students who require it during this process.

2020/21 UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level* £14,100 per level**
Part-time £77.00 per credit point†  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt

 

2019/20UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level £14,100 per level
Part-time £77.00 per credit point†  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt


†Please note that not all courses are available as a part-time option.

* UK/EU: The University undergraduate tuition fee may increase year on year in line with government policy. This will enable us to continue to provide the best possible educational facilities and student experience.

** International: The fees quoted are for one year of study. For continuing students fees are subject to an increase of 2% each year and rounded to the nearest £100.

Fees for enrolment on additional modules

Tuition fees for additional activity are payable by the student/sponsor and charged at the equivalent £ per credit point rate for each module. Additional activity includes:

- Enrolment on modules that are in addition to the validated programme curriculum

- Enrolment on modules that are over and above the full credit diet for the relevant academic year

- Retakes of modules as permitted by the Board of Examiners

- In exceptional circumstances, students who are required to re-take modules can do so on an 'assessment only' basis. This means that students do not attend timetabled teaching events but are required to take the assessments/examinations associated with the module(s). The 'assessment only' fee is half of the £ per credit point fee for each module.

Exceptionally, tuition fees may not be payable where a student has been granted a retake with approved extenuating circumstances.

For more information and for details about funding your study, please see our UK/EU Fees & Funding pages or our International funding and scholarship pages. [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/undergraduatecourses/feesandfunding/] [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/international/feesandfunding/]

Additional Costs

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost.

Other Costs

Students are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and general living costs when studying abroad or on placement.

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants will also need at least five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.
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Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.
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If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk
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Unconditional Offer Scheme

The University of Lincoln Unconditional Offer Scheme has been created to identify outstanding undergraduate applicants who we think would excel at Lincoln and make a significant contribution to our academic community.

The University of Lincoln takes a holistic contextual view, looking at students in the round, including all the information supplied in their application and any additional relevant assessment required, such as a portfolio, or interview. The qualities required for success are therefore not exclusively academic, and students’ drive, ambition, creativity, and potential are important factors in those considered for the scheme.

Applicants selected for the scheme, who commit to the University of Lincoln as their first choice of university, will receive an unconditional offer. We expect students in receipt of an unconditional offer to continue to apply themselves in their studies, both at school and when they join our academic community here at Lincoln. In previous years students who were selected and joined through the Lincoln unconditional offer scheme have shown very good success rate in their studies.

Please remember that as you may receive a number of offers from the universities which you have applied to, you should take your time to consider all of the offers that you receive and carefully choose the university and course which is right for you. There is no need for you to make a decision ahead of the deadline and we would recommend that you wait to receive all of the responses from your chosen universities so that you can take a well-informed decision.

We expect all our offer holders to continue to apply themselves in their studies, both at school and when they join our academic community here at Lincoln. Your exam results will be important for your own personal satisfaction and also for your future career and life opportunities.

Find out more about the Unconditional Offer Scheme

Learn from Experts

Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.

Martyn Heathcote

Acting Head of Lincoln Law School

Martyn is Acting Head of the Lincoln Law School. Martyn is a qualified solicitor and spent a number of years as a partner in a Lincolnshire Law firm. He continues to provide consultancy services to the legal profession. He is a member of the Law Society and fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Your Future Career

Law for Business graduates have career prospects both within and outside of the legal profession, as well as roles in business. Those wishing to embark on careers in corporate law may take further legal
qualifications to qualify as solicitors.

Careers Service

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with students to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during their time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing a course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise our graduates future opportunities.

The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages for further information http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/studentsupport/careersservice/.

Law for Business graduates have career prospects both within and outside of the legal profession, as well as roles in business. Those wishing to embark on careers in corporate law may take further legal
qualifications to qualify as solicitors.

Careers Service

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with students to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during their time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing a course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise our graduates future opportunities.

The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages for further information http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/studentsupport/careersservice/.


Facilities

Lincoln Law School is based in Bridge House on the Brayford Pool Campus. Students can access a range of dedicated facilities on campus, including breakout and seminar rooms and a moot court to practise their mooting skills.

Students also make the most of the University's Great Central Warehouse Library, which is home to more than 250,000 journals and 400,000 print and electronic books, as well as databases and specialist collections. The Library has a range of different spaces for shared and individual learning.

The University has invested more than £350 million in its Brayford Pool Campus, with further plans to invest in additional facilities and refurbishments of existing buildings.


The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.