Programme Specification for the 2013/4 academic year

LLB Law with International Study

1. Programme Details

Programme nameLLB Law with International Study Programme codeUFL4LAWLAW03
Study mode(s)Full Time
Academic year2013/4
Campus(es)Streatham (Exeter)
Programme start date

09/2013

NQF Level6 (Honours)

2. Description of the Programme

This four-year programme provides you with the opportunity to spend your third year abroad in a law faculty in Australia, Singapore, Canada or the USA. Like all of our LLB programmes, our LLB with International Study programme is fully accredited by the Law Society and covers all the foundation subjects that are required to pass the Academic Stage that forms part of the professional qualification as a barrister or solicitor. On graduation you will be able proceed to the Solicitors’ Legal Practice Course or Bar Vocational Course.

The programme is available to you only after you have taken the first year of our LLB programme. You may be able to transfer onto the LLB with International Study at the end of the first year if you get marks equivalent to at least a 2:1 in the first year modules and are successful at interview. Each year six places are offered on a competitive basis to first year LLB Law students at the Streatham and Cornwall campuses. Providing you maintain high academic levels during your second year, you can expect to spend your third year overseas in one of the following institutions: University of Wollongong (Australia), University of Carleton (Canada), Singapore Management University, (singapore), University of Connecticut, (USA)

3. Educational Aims of the Programme

1. To provide students with a thorough knowledge of the foundation subjects of English and EU law which meets the requirements set by the Law Society and the Bar for the academic stage of legal training.
2. To enable students to extend their legal knowledge and understanding beyond the foundation subjects of English law by providing them with a basic knowledge and understanding of selected elements of the law of another English speaking country.
3. To enable students to identify, locate and critically appraise English legal materials and those of another nation's legal system.
4. To develop students' ability to undertake independent research and to apply comparatively the principles of law and legal rules in different common law jurisdictions.
5. To encourage students to reason logically, supporting the process with authority.
6. To provide the students with the educational and cultural experience of studying in a university abroad.
7. To provide students with the necessary personal and key skills to enable them to develop as independent, autonomous and reflective individuals and generally as developing professionals.

4. Programme Structure

5. Programme Modules

The following tables describe the programme and constituent modules. Constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced as a consequence of the annual programme review of this programme. Details of the modules currently offered may be obtained from the College web site

You may take option modules as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module. Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the College web site.

http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/law/undergraduate/exeter/modules/

Due to the qualifying nature of the Exeter LLB with International Study degree, no modules are condonable.

Stage 1


Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
LAW1012 Introduction to Law 30Yes
LAW1003 Criminal Law 30Yes
LAW1004 The Law of Contract 30Yes
LAW1035 Constitutional and Administrative Law 30Yes
Total Credits for Stage 1

120

Stage 2


Compulsory Modules

 

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
LAW2017 Land Law 30Yes
LAW2034 European Union Law 30Yes
LAW2015 Law of Torts 30Yes

Optional Modules

30 credits of optional modules (30)

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
Law S2 Modules (Streatham)
LAW2004 The Law of Contract 30 No
LAW2006 Criminal Law and Theory: Part I Foundations 15 No
LAW2011 Gender, Sexuality and Law 15 No
LAW2015 Law of Torts 30 No
LAW2016C Environmental Regulation and Redress 15 No
LAW2017 Land Law 30 No
LAW2019 Commercial Law 30 No
LAW2020 Family Law 30 No
LAW2024 Public International Law 30 No
LAW2026 Employment Law 30 No
LAW2031 The Law of Obligations 30 No
LAW2033 French Administrative Law 30 No
LAW2034 European Union Law 30 No
LAW2035 Constitutional and Administrative Law 30 No
LAW2057 Family Law: Adult Relationships 15 No
LAW2058 Family Law: Parents and Children 15 No
LAW2059 Alternative Dispute Resolution 15 No
LAW2061 Human Rights Law 2 : The European Convention on Human Rights 15 No
LAW2068 Law and Literature 15 No
LAW2072 Aspects of Evidence 15 No
LAW2074 Jurisprudence I: Theories of the Nature of law 15 No
LAW2133 Environment and Planning Law 15 No
LAW2134 Forensic Speech and Language 15 No
LAW2137 Lethal Force, the ECHR and Democracy 15 No
LAW2905 Employability 0 No
Total Credits for Stage 2

120

Stage 3


Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
LAW3000B Law with International Study: Year Abroad Module 120Yes
Total Credits for Stage 3

120

Stage 4


Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
LAW3041 Trusts 30Yes
LAW3047A Comparative Law Dissertation 30Yes

Optional Modules

60 credits of optional modules (60)

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
Law Modules S3 (Streatham)
LAW3003 Criminal Law 30 No
LAW3006 Corporate Insolvency Law 15 No
LAW3007 Criminal Law and Theory: Part I Foundations 15 No
LAW3009 Critical Issues in Human Dignity and Law 15 No
LAW3010 The Lawyer, Ethics and Popular Culture 15 No
LAW3011 Gender, Sexuality and Law 15 No
LAW3019 Commercial Law 30 No
LAW3020 Family Law 30 No
LAW3024 Public International Law 30 No
LAW3026 Employment Law 30 No
LAW3032 Law of Obligations II 30 No
LAW3041 Trusts 30 No
LAW3043 Company Law 30 No
LAW3047 Dissertation 30 No
LAW3047A Comparative Law Dissertation 30 No
LAW3051 French Law of Contracts 30 No
LAW3057 Family Law: Adult Relationships 15 No
LAW3058 Family Law: Parents and Children 15 No
LAW3059 Alternative Dispute Resolution 15 No
LAW3061 Human Rights Law 2 : International Human Rights Law and Regional Systems 15 No
LAW3066 Medical Ethics and Law 15 No
LAW3068 Law and Literature 15 No
LAW3072 Aspects of Evidence 15 No
LAW3074 Jurisprudence I: Theories of the Nature of law 15 No
LAW3081 Copyright, Confidence, Remedies and Theories 15 No
LAW3082 Trade Mark and Patent Law 15 No
LAW3083 Company Law Foundation 15 No
LAW3133 Environment and Planning Law 15 No
LAW3134 Forensic Speech and Language 15 No
LAW3137 Lethal Force, the ECHR and Democracy 15 No
LAW3905 Employability 0 No
Total Credits for Stage 4

120


6. Programme Outcomes Linked to Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods

Intended Learning Outcomes
A: Specialised Subject Skills and Knowledge
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

1. Demonstrate a thorough basic knowledge and understanding of the theoretical, conceptual and practical features of the English legal system, its institutions and procedures (see Educational Aims - 1. above).
2. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of selected elements of a foreign legal system, its institutions and procedures.
3. Demonstrate a thorough basic knowledge of the theory, principles and conceptual framework of the seven foundation subjects of English and EU Law, Educational Aims - 1, above).
4. Follow and understand current developments in English law in the subjects of study and to have some appreciation of the current developments in the foreign law they have studied (see Educational Aims - 1-3, above).
5. Research a legal question (see Educational Aims - 3, above).
6. Understand some of the relevant social, economic, political, historical, philosophical, ethical and cultural contexts within which the law operates in each of the jurisdictions studied (see Educational Aims - 1-3, above).

Subject knowledge and skills are acquired through lectures, tutor-led workshops or seminars; library tuition; essays; prepared problem-based lectures; group project; legal skills workshops, reflective learning, work experience, presentations.

Students will be asked to attend workshops and lectures on comparative law methodologies in preparation for the year abroad and must submit a detailed plan of their dissertation by the end of their year abroad.

Subject knowledge and skills (1 - 6) are assessed through seen or unseen examinations; open/closed book examinations; assessed essays; dissertation (on an aspect of law relating to the jurisdiction in which the student has spent their year abroad); assessed group projects; assessment of legal skills, oral examinations.

Intended Learning Outcomes
B: Academic Discipline Core Skills and Knowledge
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

1. Identify, locate, retrieve and evaluate English and selected foreign legal and other information in paper, electronic and on-line form.
2. Use theoretical legal knowledge to provide practical advice and imaginative solutions to particular problems.
3. Synthesise information from a number of primary and secondary legal and other sources; to appreciate their relative value; and to separate the relevant from the peripheral.
4. Make a critical judgement of the merits of particular arguments and make a reasoned choice between alternative solutions or arguments.
5. Explain and convey technical legal information at various levels appropriate to the person who needs to know it.

Workshops; essays; lectures; prepared problem-solving and substantive lectures; group project, legal skills programme.

Group project (1,3,4,5); coursework (1,2,3,4,5); legal skills workshops (1,2,3,4,5). Oral presentations required students to put across their arguments clearly and concisely (1,2,3,4,5). Examinations (1,2,3,4,5) often contain a large element aimed at testing ability to separate the relevant from the irrelevant.

Intended Learning Outcomes
C: Personal/Transferable/Employment Skills and Knowledge
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

1. Manage time effectively, plan activity and prioritise tasks by working to strict deadlines.
2. Work in a group.
3. Work independently.
4. Communicate clear and reasoned arguments in both oral and written form.
5. Evaluate and assess his or her abilities, and where necessary to seek advice and feedback.
6. To use some electronic information management tools, such as word processing, email, the WWW and other electronic information retrieval systems.
7. Solve practical problems.
8. Make critical judgements and choose between alternative solutions and arguments.
9. Reflect on their own learning and make use of feedback.
10. To reflect comparatively on legal learning in two jurisdictions.

Key skills are an integral part of the degree programme. Particular aspects of the programme focus on personal and key skills development. Workshops encourage students to work independently and in groups with the aim of presenting and criticising materials in interesting and varied forms (skills 1-9), An innovative feature of the course is the Introduction to Law [Law 1012] group work project, which provides student groups with the experience of applying their legal knowledge as a group to practical legal issues in the community. It therefore particularly encourages them in skills 1,2,4,5,6,8,9, 10);essays (skills 1,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10); lectures (1,3,4,7,8,10); prepared problem-solving and substantive lectures( 1,2,4,5,7,8,9,10); legal skills workshops (skills 1,2,4,5,7,8,9,10), Personal Development Planning and Personal Tutor meetings focus upon a students development of all key skills and their ability to reflect upon this and in particular skill 9.

Examinations (skills 1,3,4,5,7,8,9); Assessed Essays (skills 1,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10); Group project (1,2,4,5,6,8,9,10); Oral presentations (1,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10)

7. Programme Regulations

University Regulations on the number of credits to be taken and at what level for each stage of the programme can be found in the Credit and Qualifications Framework.

Progression

Condonement is the process that allows you to be awarded credit (and so progress to the next stage or, in the final stage, receive an award), despite failing to achieve a pass mark at a first attempt. You are not entitled to reassessment in condoned credit. Regulations on condonement can be found in the Handbook for Assessment, Progression and Awarding for Taught Programmes.

Assessment and Awards

For undergraduate degrees assessment at stage one does not contribute to the summative classification of the award. Details of the weightings for each year of all programme lengths can be found in the Handbook for Assessment, Progression and Awarding for Taught Programmes.

Classification

Full details of assessment regulations for undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes and the classification of awards can be found in the Handbook for Assessment, Progression and Awarding for Taught Programmes.

You can also read details of Generic Marking Criteria.

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

Personal and Academic Tutoring

It is University policy that all Colleges should have in place a system of academic and personal tutors. The role of academic tutors is to support you with individual modules; the role of personal tutors is to provide you with advice and support fo the duration of your programme, and this support extends to providing you with details of how to obtain support and guidance on personal difficulties such as accommodation, financial difficulties and sickness. You can also make an appointment to see individual teaching staff.

Information on the College Personal Tutoring system, library provision, ELE resources and access to College support services can be found on the College webpages for current students.

Student Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC)

SSLCs enable students and staff to jointly participate in the management and review of the teaching and learning provision.

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

Learning Resources

The University Library maintains its principal collections in the main library buildings on the Streatham and St Luke's campuses, together with a number of specialist collections in certain Colleges. The total Library collection comprises over a million volumes and 3000 current periodical subscriptions.

IT Services

A wide range of IT services are provided throughout the Exeter campuses, including open-access computer rooms, some of which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Helpdesks are maintained on the Streatham and St Luke's campuses, while most study bedrooms in halls and flats are linked to the University's campus network.

Student Support Services

The University provides many support services including health and wellbeing, multifaith chaplaincy, family support, the Students' Guild and international student support.

10. Admissions Criteria

All applications are considered individually on merit. The University is committed to an equal opportunities policy with respect to gender, age, race, sexual orientation and/or disability when dealing with applications. It is also committed to widening access to higher education to students from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience.

Candidates for undergraduate programmes must satisfy the undergraduate admissions requirements of the University of Exeter.

11. Regulation of Assessment and Academic Standards

Each academic programme in the University is subject to an agreed College assessment and marking strategy, underpinned by institution-wide assessment procedures.

The security of assessment and academic standards is further supported through the appointment of External Examiners for each programme. External Examiners have access to draft papers, course work and examination scripts. They are required to attend the Board of Examiners and to provide an annual report. Annual External Examiner reports are monitored at both College and University level. Their responsibilities are described in the University's code of practice. See the University's TQA Manual for details.

12. Indicators of Quality and Standards

Certain programmes are subject to accreditation and/or review by professional and statutory regulatory bodies (PSRBs).

13. Methods for Evaluating and Improving Quality and Standards

The University and its constituent Colleges draw on a range of data to review the quality of education provision. The College documents the performance in each of its tuaght programmes, against a range of criteria on an annual basis through the Annual Student Experience Review (ASER).

Subject areas are reviewed every five years through a College Academic Audit scheme that includes external contributions.

14. Awarding Institution

University of Exeter

15. Lead College / Teaching Institution

College of Social Sciences and International Studies (CSSIS)

16. Partner College / Institution

Partner College(s)

Not applicable to this programme

Partner Institution

Not applicable to this programme.

17. Programme Accredited / Validated by

Not applicable to this programme.

18. Final Award

LLB Law with International Study

19. UCAS Code

M124

20. NQF Level of Final Award

6 (Honours)

21. Credit

CATS credits

480

ECTS credits

240

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

[Honours] Law

23. Dates

Origin Date

01/10/2009

Date of last revision

24/04/2013