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6 Years

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3-4 Years

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6 Years

Typical Offer

BBB (120 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

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Validated

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M100

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LLB (Hons) Law LLB (Hons) Law

Law at Lincoln is ranked in the top 20 in the UK for overall student satisfaction according to the National Student Survey 2020 (out of 100 ranking institutions).

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Full-time

3-4 Years

Part-time

6 Years

Typical Offer

BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

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Validated

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UCAS Code

M100

Course Code

LAWLAWUB

Key Information

Full-time

3-4 Years

Part-time

6 Years

Typical Offer

BBB (120 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

M100

Course Code

LAWLAWUB

Teaching and Learning During COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic has meant that at Lincoln we are making changes to our teaching and learning approach and to our campus, to ensure that students and staff can enjoy a safe and positive learning experience here at Lincoln.

From autumn 2020 our aim is to provide an on-campus learning experience. Our intention is that teaching will be delivered through a mixture of face-to-face and online sessions. There will be social activities in place for students - all in line with appropriate social distancing and fully adhering to any changes in government guidance as our students' safety is our primary concern.

We want to ensure that your Lincoln experience is as positive, exciting and enjoyable as possible as you embark on the next phase of your life. COVID-19 has encouraged us to review our practices and, as a result, to take the opportunity to find new ways to enhance the Lincoln experience. It has challenged us to find innovative new approaches to supporting students' learning and social interactions. These learning experiences, which blend digital and face-to-face, will be vital in helping to prepare our students for a 21st Century workplace.

Of course at Lincoln, personal tutoring is key to our delivery, providing every student with a dedicated tutor to support them throughout their time here at the University. Smaller class sizes mean our academic staff can engage with each student as an individual, and work with them to enhance their strengths. In this environment we hope that students have more opportunities for discussion and engagement and get to know each other better.

Course learning outcomes are vital to prepare you for your future and we aim to utilise this mix of face-to-face and online teaching to deliver these. Students benefit from and enjoy fieldtrips and placements and, whilst it is currently hard to predict the availability of these, we are working hard and with partners and will aspire to offer these wherever possible - obviously in compliance with whatever government guidance is in place at the time.

We are utilising a range of different digital tools for teaching including our dedicated online managed learning environment. All lectures for larger groups will be delivered online using interactive software and a range of different formats. We aim to make every contact count and seminars and small group sessions will maximise face-to-face interaction. Practicals, workshops, studio sessions and performance-based sessions are planned to be delivered face-to-face, in a socially distanced way with appropriate PPE.

The University of Lincoln is a top 20 TEF Gold University and we have won awards for our approach to teaching and learning, our partnerships and industry links, and the opportunities these provide for our students. Our aim is that our online and socially distanced delivery during this COVID-19 pandemic is engaging and that students can interact with their tutors and each other and contribute to our academic community.

As and when restrictions start to lift, we aim to deliver an increasing amount of face-to-face teaching and external engagements, depending on each course. Safety will continue to be our primary focus and we will respond to any changing circumstances as they arise to ensure our community is supported. More information about the specific approaches for each course will be shared when teaching starts.

Of course as you start a new academic year it will be challenging but we will be working with you every step of the way. For all our students new and established, we look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant community this Autumn. If you have any questions please visit our FAQs or contact us on 01522 886644.

Dr Richard Hedlund - Programme Leader

Dr Richard Hedlund - Programme Leader

Dr Richard Hedlund is a senior lecturer in law and is the programme leader for the LLB and LLB Law and Criminology programmes.

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Welcome to LLB (Hons) Law

The rule of law is the cornerstone of any just and fair society, and to be administered correctly it requires skilled and knowledgeable legal professionals.

LLB (Hons) Law at Lincoln has been developed to advance students’ understanding of the changing and dynamic nature of law and how it operates in practice. There is the chance to gain important practical legal skills, such as mooting, and to take part in the Lincoln Law Clinic, a pro bono law clinic.

The course can act as the first step towards a career in the legal profession. It provides the key skills and knowledge needed to go on and study towards qualifications as barristers or solicitors.

This degree covers core principles of the English legal system including criminal law, constitutional law and European Union law, and supports students to develop important legal skills.

Students may choose areas of law in which they have a particular interest in addition to the core modules. By the end of the course, it is expected that students will have had the opportunity to develop a broad legal education and a deeper understanding of the changing and dynamic nature of law and how it operates in practice. There is also an opportunity to take part in an optional study abroad year between years two and three.

Welcome to LLB (Hons) Law

The rule of law is the cornerstone of any just and fair society, and to be administered correctly it requires skilled and knowledgeable legal professionals.

LLB (Hons) Law at Lincoln has been developed toadvance students’ understanding of the changing and dynamic nature of law and how it operates in practice. There is the chance to gain important practical legal skills, such as mooting, and to take part in the Lincoln Law Clinic, a pro bono law clinic which handles real cases.

The course can act as the first step towards a career in the legal profession. It provides the key skills and knowledge needed to go on and study towards
qualifications as a barrister or solicitor.

How You Study

This degree enables students to progress their knowledge of substantive law and to think about law practically. Students are encouraged to build an understanding of the context of the English legal system – its origins, history, and practices – and reflect upon policy and the social, political, ethical, philosophical, and cultural contexts in which the law operates.

The course gives students the chance to choose areas of law in which they have a particular interest. It provides a range of optional modules alongside core topics. In the final year, students have the option of writing a dissertation or having their voluntary work in the student-led Law Clinic officially recognised by undertaking an assessed module.

Students undertaking the programme can benefit from an optional study abroad period between their second and third years. Previous students have studied in Norway and the Netherlands. Limited places are available and are allocated competitively, subject to academic criteria. Please note that students are responsible for their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs when studying abroad.

Lectures

Lectures aim to provide a guide to a topic, highlighting important areas and providing information on matters that may not be readily available from other sources. The lecturer will also point out areas of difficulty where the law may be in some way problematic, contentious, unsettled or unclear.

Seminars

Seminars are normally held once a week for each module. The seminars are designed to provide an opportunity for students to consolidate their learning. Seminars provide a forum for discussion and debate and are usually based on the preparation of an answer to a problem or a discussion topic. This approach encourages students not only to acquire legal knowledge but also to develop their understanding of problem solving, analysis, and evaluation. The importance of careful preparation for seminars and, in particular, the reviewing and analysis of primary and secondary sources of information is stressed to students throughout. From the outset of the course, students have the opportunity to start to develop their research skills, particularly in the Legal System and Skills module.

E-seminars

Teaching and learning is enhanced through the use of E-seminars. E-seminars are currently used in the Contract Law Level One module and take place in an IT lab. Students work in small groups and are given the task to construct and present a legal argument based on the topic discussed the previous week in the lecture. Students must construct their arguments using a variety of materials, both primary and secondary sources, to be found electronically under a time constraint.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

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How You Study

This degree enables students to progress their knowledge of substantive law and to think about law practically. Students are encouraged to build an understanding of the context of the English legal system – its origins, history, and practices – and reflect upon policy and the social, political, ethical, philosophical, and cultural contexts in which the law operates.

The course gives students the chance to choose areas of law in which they have a particular interest. It provides a range of optional modules alongside core topics. In the final year, students have the option of writing a dissertation or having their voluntary work in the student-led law clinic officially recognised by undertaking an assessed module.

Students undertaking the programme can benefit from an optional study abroad period between their second and third years. Previous students have studied in Norway, South Africa, and Japan. Limited places are available and are allocated
competitively, subject to academic criteria. Please note that students are responsible for their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs when studying abroad.

Lectures

Lectures aim to provide a guide to a topic, highlighting important areas and providing information on matters that may not be readily available from other sources. The lecturer will also point out areas of difficulty where the law may be in some way problematic, contentious, unsettled or unclear.

Seminars

Seminars are normally held once a week for each module. The seminars are designed to provide an opportunity for students to consolidate their learning. Seminars provide a forum for discussion and debate and are usually based on the preparation of an answer to a problem or a discussion topic. This approach encourages students not only to acquire legal knowledge but also to develop their understanding of problem solving, analysis, and evaluation. The importance of careful preparation for seminars and, in particular, the reviewing and analysis of primary and secondary sources of information is stressed to students throughout. From the outset of the course, students have the opportunity to start to develop their research skills, particularly in the Legal System and Skills module.

E-seminars

Teaching and learning is enhanced through the use of E-seminars. E-seminars are currently used in the Contract Law Level One module and take place in an IT lab. Students work in small groups and are given the task to construct and present a legal argument based on the topic discussed the previous week in the lecture. Students must construct their arguments using a variety of materials, both primary and secondary sources, to be found electronically under a time constraint.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

Find out More

An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

This module aims to introduce students to the general principles of civil liability for tortious wrongs and complements the Contract Law module. The module aims to examine the different forms of liability attaching to the main torts and the principles upon which liability is based in such areas as negligence, nuisance, liability for escapes, trespass and defamation by adopting a contemporary approach to the study of this subject. The relationship between common law, legislation and judicial policy will be highlighted during examination of this subject. This module aims to contribute to the development of the student’s skills in legal analysis and problem solving as well as their research and reasoning skills. Students will have the opportunity to be introduced to the ‘compensation culture’ and how compensation claims are dealt with; CFAs and problems associated with bringing personal injury claims.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

A primary aim of a taught Animal Law and Ethics Module is to introduce students to the diffuse sources of animal law, namely: the civil law of Torts and statutory strict liability; criminal law; environmental law; and European Union law. National and EU animal welfare law and policy, together with the regulatory agencies set up to protect animals from unnecessary suffering and to ensure their well-being will be appraised critically. Students will receive an introduction to animal ethics and, in context, will assess the law and ethics underpinning the use of animals as companions and in scientific experimentation.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

The Environmental Law module aims to introduce students to the concepts, principles and sources of environmental law. It aims to address the questions of what constitutes the environment, what are environmental problems and what is environmental law. Students have the opportunity to develop an understanding of substantive environmental law, through the study of the law regulating: the protection of air against pollution and climate change; water pollution and quality; waste management; environmental permitting; contaminated land; and nature conservation.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

This module builds on the study of human rights at Level One, looking in depth at the particular issue of freedom of expression, and the way in which it is controlled in English law. The philosophical and political arguments surrounding the topic will be touched on at the start of the module, but the main focus will be on the legal controls of particular areas. A critical analysis of the justification for and appropriateness of the limitations will be encouraged.

Module Overview

This module is designed to introduce students to a fast-growing and controversial subject through a detailed and comparative account of the nature and development of the protection of human rights at an international and national level. An overarching theme is to place the emergence, location and meaning of human rights in its global context. It aims to engage in a critical analysis of human rights philosophical and historical foundations, seeks to look at the post-1945 development of international and regional systems for protection of human rights and aims to examine how the European Convention on Human Rights has been incorporated into English law.

Module Overview

This module aims to explore a fast-growing and controversial subject through a detailed examination of the nature and development of human rights as a concept, and their protection at the national level. It starts by providing students with the opportunity to consider the concept of “rights”, and human rights in particular, drawing on political and philosophical analyses. The module aims to look at the protection of human rights in the UK via the Human Rights Act 1998. The module is devoted to a critical analysis of a range of rights and the extent to which they are recognised and protected within the United Kingdom.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

This module aims to complement the study of topics such as human rights and police powers by providing students with the opportunity to examine a number of similar themes but from the less-explored point of view of the State and the exercise of its powers to protect itself. The module also aims to consider the law relating to the intelligence services and surveillance, and seeks to introduce students to certain International Law principles and issues and their impact in the UK. The examination of topical case studies aims to enable students to analyse and apply relevant law and constitutional principles to contemporary issues of UK security, and to develop awareness of their practical and everyday function.

Module Overview

This module aims to examine the underpinning philosophy and theories of law. Students have the opportunity to be introduced to the nature of jurisprudence and its terminology. Major theories of jurisprudential thought, for example natural law, utilitarianism and positivism can be explored. The nature and role of law within society can also be examined along with the concepts of justice and morality, the social contract, as well as the philosophical foundations of various common law principles.

Module Overview

This module is designed to firstly develop and expand on issues of negligence and personal autonomy (assault and consent) first encountered by students in tort law at level 1 and dealt with in this module in the clinical context. Building on this, the module will aim to consider the regulation of clinical practice; and the interface between the law, ethics and regulation focusing on emerging areas of difficulty. Both caselaw, statute law, regulations and current matters of media and policy controversy can be considered.

Module Overview

This module is designed to provide an introduction to the activities of the United Nations, as well as an understanding of the practices of international diplomacy and governance. The module will aim to use a discussion of contemporary international issues to explore some of the protocol and procedures of diplomacy. It will also seek to provide students with an introduction to issues of international organisation and international law and treaty-making. All of this is designed to assist students in preparing for their role as a 'diplomat' at a Model United Nations conference.

Module Overview

This module aims to explore the powers of the police in England and Wales. It seeks to look at the ways in which the police forces are organised and the different national agencies that operate in the area (such as the Serious Fraud Office, and the Serious Organised Crime Agency). The human rights context can also be examined. Students have the opportunity to be taken through the various stages of policing from stop and search to charge. The module concludes by providing students with the opportunity to consider the ways in which police powers can be challenged.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

Aiming to build upon Understanding the Policy Process, this module is designed to support students not only to continue to develop their knowledge of a range of perspectives on the policy process but, in addition, to use these to analyse a case study relevant to their degree programme.

Module Overview

This module is designed to look at the practical application of the law in respect of civil litigation. Building on their knowledge of contract and torts, students will look at the professional responsibilities of solicitors to their clients and to their regulator. Students have the opportunity to consider what information is needed to progress a case through the Court, considering witness evidence, formal drafting requirements and key elements of Courtroom etiquette.

Module Overview

This module is all about communities, in particular, communities that are poor, disadvantaged, isolated or 'socially excluded'. In recent years, interest has been re-awakened in the whole idea of community and in what sorts of policies might be most effective in helping communities and solving their problems. This module aims to look critically at all these beliefs and seeks to come to conclusions about their validity.

Module Overview

Community and Conflict II aims to focus on the application of theory, concepts and perspectives developed in Community and Conflict I to particular areas of public policy making including policy implementation.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

This module aims to examine the law in England and Wales relating to the family and in particular the law on marriage, divorce, cohabiting couples, financial and property rights, and rights and duties relating to children. This module seeks to provide students with an interest in this area the opportunity to develop a detailed understanding of the practical law relating to the family and to examine ethical issues and the wider policy considerations that lie behind it.

Module Overview

This module aims to explore human rights through a detailed examination of the nature and development of them as a concept, and their protection at international, regional and national level. It seeks to consider the concept of 'rights', and human rights in particular, drawing on political and philosophical analyses. It then moves to consideration of the framework of international laws and procedures that operate at global and regional level to protect human rights.

Module Overview

The aim of this module is to introduce students to the dynamic, constantly evolving area of international law. Students will have the opportunity to study legal rules which operate in a much broader theatre than national law, with the aim of helping them develop a greater understanding of a changing world order. The module seeks to examine both theoretical and practical applications of International Law and aims to provide students with ample scope for research and independent study.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

The Law Dissertation module aims to provide the student with an opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of investigative academic work on a chosen area of law or a 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, in the context of existing knowledge, understanding, critical analysis and original thinking as well as general academic and communication skills. In addition to providing academic opportunities, the dissertation is also designed to provide the student with the opportunity to develop practical skills such as (depending on the topic and methodology adopted) interviewing technique, questionnaire design and information retrieval. The language of submission of the dissertation will be English language for all students.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

This module aims to complement the substantive modules of the law degree course, and the litigation processes covered in the common law subjects. Although in the main it aims to concentrate on criminal evidence, the rules relating to civil evidence may be examined where appropriate. The rules on admissibility of evidence and judicial discretion aim to supplement the Criminal Law module students will have the opportunity to make a contrast between exclusionary rules in criminal and civil law.

Module Overview

This module is designed to introduce students to the law in England and Wales relating to wills, intestacies, the administration of estates and tax planning. The module aims to place a strong emphasis on the practical application of relevant law to factual situations and on the effect of such application upon the interests of the parties involved.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

This module is designed to focus upon the processes of policy making and implementation at both practical and theoretical levels. It aims to provide students with an introduction to a variety of models of policy making and seeks to discuss the complexities of the distribution of power and decision making, primarily, but not limited to, the field of social policy.

Module Overview

This module considers how to engage with children and families to assess and respond to needs and how to make professional judgements in decisions to safeguard and promote children’s welfare. A further key theme is working in partnership both with children and families and other agencies, considering how, in practice this can best be promoted at different levels and stages of decision-making. Emphasis will be on current research and developments. This module will be of particular value to students as a preparation for making career choices and to enhance their employability.

† 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.

An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

This module aims to introduce students to the general principles of civil liability for tortious wrongs and complements the Contract Law module. The module aims to examine the different forms of liability attaching to the main torts and the principles upon which liability is based in such areas as negligence, nuisance, liability for escapes, trespass and defamation by adopting a contemporary approach to the study of this subject. The relationship between common law, legislation and judicial policy will be highlighted during examination of this subject. This module aims to contribute to the development of the student’s skills in legal analysis and problem solving as well as their research and reasoning skills. Students will have the opportunity to be introduced to the ‘compensation culture’ and how compensation claims are dealt with; CFAs and problems associated with bringing personal injury claims.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

A primary aim of a taught Animal Law and Ethics Module is to introduce students to the diffuse sources of animal law, namely: the civil law of Torts and statutory strict liability; criminal law; environmental law; and European Union law. National and EU animal welfare law and policy, together with the regulatory agencies set up to protect animals from unnecessary suffering and to ensure their well-being will be appraised critically. Students will receive an introduction to animal ethics and, in context, will assess the law and ethics underpinning the use of animals as companions and in scientific experimentation.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

The Environmental Law module aims to introduce students to the concepts, principles and sources of environmental law. It aims to address the questions of what constitutes the environment, what are environmental problems and what is environmental law. Students have the opportunity to develop an understanding of substantive environmental law, through the study of the law regulating: the protection of air against pollution and climate change; water pollution and quality; waste management; environmental permitting; contaminated land; and nature conservation.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

This module builds on the study of human rights at Level One, looking in depth at the particular issue of freedom of expression, and the way in which it is controlled in English law. The philosophical and political arguments surrounding the topic will be touched on at the start of the module, but the main focus will be on the legal controls of particular areas. A critical analysis of the justification for and appropriateness of the limitations will be encouraged.

Module Overview

This module is designed to introduce students to a fast-growing and controversial subject through a detailed and comparative account of the nature and development of the protection of human rights at an international and national level. An overarching theme is to place the emergence, location and meaning of human rights in its global context. It aims to engage in a critical analysis of human rights philosophical and historical foundations, seeks to look at the post-1945 development of international and regional systems for protection of human rights and aims to examine how the European Convention on Human Rights has been incorporated into English law.

Module Overview

This module aims to explore a fast-growing and controversial subject through a detailed examination of the nature and development of human rights as a concept, and their protection at the national level. It starts by providing students with the opportunity to consider the concept of “rights”, and human rights in particular, drawing on political and philosophical analyses. The module aims to look at the protection of human rights in the UK via the Human Rights Act 1998. The module is devoted to a critical analysis of a range of rights and the extent to which they are recognised and protected within the United Kingdom.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

This module aims to complement the study of topics such as human rights and police powers by providing students with the opportunity to examine a number of similar themes but from the less-explored point of view of the State and the exercise of its powers to protect itself. The module also aims to consider the law relating to the intelligence services and surveillance, and seeks to introduce students to certain International Law principles and issues and their impact in the UK. The examination of topical case studies aims to enable students to analyse and apply relevant law and constitutional principles to contemporary issues of UK security, and to develop awareness of their practical and everyday function.

Module Overview

This module aims to examine the underpinning philosophy and theories of law. Students have the opportunity to be introduced to the nature of jurisprudence and its terminology. Major theories of jurisprudential thought, for example natural law, utilitarianism and positivism can be explored. The nature and role of law within society can also be examined along with the concepts of justice and morality, the social contract, as well as the philosophical foundations of various common law principles.

Module Overview

This module aims to explore the powers of the police in England and Wales. It seeks to look at the ways in which the police forces are organised and the different national agencies that operate in the area (such as the Serious Fraud Office, and the Serious Organised Crime Agency). The human rights context can also be examined. Students have the opportunity to be taken through the various stages of policing from stop and search to charge. The module concludes by providing students with the opportunity to consider the ways in which police powers can be challenged.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

Aiming to build upon Understanding the Policy Process, this module is designed to support students not only to continue to develop their knowledge of a range of perspectives on the policy process but, in addition, to use these to analyse a case study relevant to their degree programme.

Module Overview

This module is designed to look at the practical application of the law in respect of civil litigation. Building on their knowledge of contract and torts, students will look at the professional responsibilities of solicitors to their clients and to their regulator. Students have the opportunity to consider what information is needed to progress a case through the Court, considering witness evidence, formal drafting requirements and key elements of Courtroom etiquette.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

This module aims to examine the law in England and Wales relating to the family and in particular the law on marriage, divorce, cohabiting couples, financial and property rights, and rights and duties relating to children. This module seeks to provide students with an interest in this area the opportunity to develop a detailed understanding of the practical law relating to the family and to examine ethical issues and the wider policy considerations that lie behind it.

Module Overview

This module aims to explore human rights through a detailed examination of the nature and development of them as a concept, and their protection at international, regional and national level. It seeks to consider the concept of 'rights', and human rights in particular, drawing on political and philosophical analyses. It then moves to consideration of the framework of international laws and procedures that operate at global and regional level to protect human rights.

Module Overview

The aim of this module is to introduce students to the dynamic, constantly evolving area of international law. Students will have the opportunity to study legal rules which operate in a much broader theatre than national law, with the aim of helping them develop a greater understanding of a changing world order. The module seeks to examine both theoretical and practical applications of International Law and aims to provide students with ample scope for research and independent study.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

The Law Dissertation module aims to provide the student with an opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of investigative academic work on a chosen area of law or a 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, in the context of existing knowledge, understanding, critical analysis and original thinking as well as general academic and communication skills. In addition to providing academic opportunities, the dissertation is also designed to provide the student with the opportunity to develop practical skills such as (depending on the topic and methodology adopted) interviewing technique, questionnaire design and information retrieval. The language of submission of the dissertation will be English language for all students.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

This module aims to complement the substantive modules of the law degree course, and the litigation processes covered in the common law subjects. Although in the main it aims to concentrate on criminal evidence, the rules relating to civil evidence may be examined where appropriate. The rules on admissibility of evidence and judicial discretion aim to supplement the Criminal Law module students will have the opportunity to make a contrast between exclusionary rules in criminal and civil law.

Module Overview

This module is designed to introduce students to the law in England and Wales relating to wills, intestacies, the administration of estates and tax planning. The module aims to place a strong emphasis on the practical application of relevant law to factual situations and on the effect of such application upon the interests of the parties involved.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

This module is designed to focus upon the processes of policy making and implementation at both practical and theoretical levels. It aims to provide students with an introduction to a variety of models of policy making and seeks to discuss the complexities of the distribution of power and decision making, primarily, but not limited to, the field of social policy.

Module Overview

This module considers how to engage with children and families to assess and respond to needs and how to make professional judgements in decisions to safeguard and promote children’s welfare. A further key theme is working in partnership both with children and families and other agencies, considering how, in practice this can best be promoted at different levels and stages of decision-making. Emphasis will be on current research and developments. This module will be of particular value to students as a preparation for making career choices and to enhance their employability.

† 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.

How you are assessed

A variety of assessment methods are used to test subject knowledge and understanding. Examinations include traditional unseen papers.

In addition to examinations, students are assessed by coursework which takes the form of assignments, mooting, individual and group presentations, and workbooks. Written assignments may be in the form of an in-depth case study, an essay, or writing a review. Coursework provides students with an opportunity to gauge how they are coping with various subject areas and levels of study before having to sit an examination.

These methods of assessment allow students to show how they have acquired both legal knowledge and the ability to think critically about the subject. But also, they allow the student to reflect on the feedback given for an assessed piece of work and to think of ways to improve the quality of their work before they sit an examination at the end of the academic year or attempt another piece of coursework.

The assessment regime also allows students to demonstrate the acquisition of key skills. Written assignments allow students to demonstrate their ability to select, interpret, and summarise legal sources. In addition, written assignments and examinations, enable students to show that they have developed their literacy and proficiency in the use of technical legal language, as well as having developed their ability to produce a sound argument based on coherence and logic. The development of oral skills and the ability to be persuasive are assessed through presentations and mooting.

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.

A variety of assessment methods are used to test subject knowledge and understanding. Examinations include traditional unseen papers.

In addition to examinations, students are assessed by coursework which takes the form of assignments, mooting, individual and group presentations, and workbooks. Written assignments may be in the form of an in-depth case study, an essay, or writing a review. Coursework provides students with an opportunity to gauge how they are coping with various subject areas and levels of study before having to sit an examination.

These methods of assessment allow students to show how they have acquired both legal knowledge and the ability to think critically about the subject. But also, they allow the student to reflect on the feedback given for an assessed piece of work and to think of ways to improve the quality of their work before they sit an examination at the end of the academic year or attempt another piece of coursework.

The assessment regime also allows students to demonstrate the acquisition of key skills. Written assignments allow students to demonstrate their ability to select, interpret, and summarise legal sources. In addition, written assignments and examinations, enable students to show that they have developed their literacy and proficiency in the use of technical legal language, as well as having developed their ability to produce a sound argument based on coherence and logic. The development of oral skills and the ability to be persuasive are assessed through presentations and mooting.

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.

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Entry Requirements 2020-21

United Kingdom

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.

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.

International

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.

University preparation courses for International students:

The University of Lincoln International Study Centre offers university preparation courses for international students who do not meet the direct entry requirements for their chosen degree course. Upon successful completion, students can progress to degree level study at the University of Lincoln.

Please visit http://www.lincolnisc.com/ for more information.

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

Entry Requirements 2021-22

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BBB

International Baccalaureate: 30 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 120 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.

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.

International

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.

University preparation courses for International students:

The University of Lincoln International Study Centre offers university preparation courses for international students who do not meet the direct entry requirements for their chosen degree course. Upon successful completion, students can progress to degree level study at the University of Lincoln.

Please visit http://www.lincolnisc.com/ for more information.

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

Is This Course Right For Me?

This course is suitable for students that have a definite interest in studying law and are fully committed towards devoting three years towards the attainment of this degree.

It may provide students with opportunities to further develop their legal career and go on to become a solicitor or barrister, or in other areas depending on their choice of career path. An important focus of the course is to enable the personal development of each individual student.

What We Look For In Your Application

Curiosity, energy, interest and enthusiasm for the subject of law, and commitment to successful completion of the three year course. The study of law at A Level is not essential.

No specific skills are required but an interest and curiosity about the subject of law is important.

The course is contemporary and practical in the sense it does require a great deal of participation in seminars and problem-based learning.

Excellent communication skills will be vital for the successful student.

Placements

The School has extensive links with the local legal profession through a professional mentoring scheme and other initiatives. Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry independently. Placements can range from a few weeks to a full year. Costs associated with placements are at the student’s own expense.

Study Abroad

Lincoln Law School is an internationally inclusive community of students and staff. Each year we offer the opportunity to study abroad for an academic year to students between Level 2 and 3, extending the degree programme from three to four years. There may be opportunities either through the Erasmus scheme with one of our European partners, or the Law School has a growing number of international partners, including law schools in South Africa and Japan.

Professional Practice

The aim of this course is to produce independent, enquiring, and knowledgeable graduates. Students are encouraged to develop practical legal skills by entering competitions in mooting and negotiation. These skills are practised extensively in seminars and through the student-run Law Society. In addition, there is a University pro bono law clinic, where students can give legal advice to real people in real situations, under supervision.

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.

"I chose the University of Lincoln because when I visited the campus at Open Day, I knew that Lincoln would become my home. When I was greeted by a Student Ambassador, I felt like I was being greeted by a family member."

Emily Taylor, LLB Law graduate

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