BA (Hons) in Law, University of Derby,UK

BA (Hons’) in Law, University of Derby, UK

About the programme:

The BA (Hons’) Law award is a long-established under-graduate degree of the UniversityofDerby, UK reflecting a liberal approach to legal education that is not constrained by the specific requirements of English Bar and Law Society, laid down by the Joint Academic Stage Board. The two new top-up awards continue with the principle of widening access to legal education through allowing direct entry to the specialist stage of academic legal study by those who have not been studying on a traditional law degree programme, but who through their previous study are able to demonstrate the key attributes and skills that are needed to engage successfully with the discipline. The BA (Hons’) Law [top-up] award provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate a critical grasp of specialist areas of law, without assuming prior knowledge of all foundation elements of legal study. It is a unique opportunity for Bangladeshi students to have an international Degree from a top class UK University at a very affordable price at BAC International Study Centre.

Why you choose this programme?

  • High employability in world at large.
  • Very less costly compared to other UK graduation.
  • Skill based curriculum.
  • Credit transfer around the world.
  • Flying faculties from University of Derby.
  • Skype sessions with University of Derby faculties.
  • Fully equipped online library and resources support.
  • Distinguished faculty (full time).

Teaching and learning:

Lectures, seminars and tutorials are the main teaching methods on the LLB course.

  • Alongside your fellow students, you will learn about fundamental rules of law and their application in a variety of contexts in lectures.
  • Seminars will enable you to engage with and discuss assigned materials in a less formal setting.
  • Regular tutorials will allow you to meet with your subject tutor as part of a small group to analyse problem scenarios and to explore in depth a variety of legal issues.
  • All face to face classes will be fortified by materials and learning packages on our virtual learning platform, BAC student portal.

You will also be encouraged to take part in activities such as debating, national and international mooting (a legal debate) and volunteering and court visit. Combined with your legal studies these activities help you to develop a broad range of skills and build your self-confidence.

Some modules will also provide you with the opportunity to develop “soft” skills or employability skills – you will have the opportunity to develop your abilities in interviewing, mediation, in house legal practice, client handling, etc.

Modules:

  • Public International Law.
  • Comparative Law.
  • Sustainable Development and International Business Law.
  • Islamic Law and World Society.
  • International Human Rights.
  • Independent Study.

BA (Hons) in Law, University of Derby,UK programme specification (120 credits):

Assessment methods

Assessment is done primarily in the form of coursework (assessed essays, policy and research reports, group presentations and other assignments), unseen examinations conducted by British Council and a final-semester project report

Career prospects:

After completing the Law degree many students go on to become practising advocate and some students progress directly to GDL/MA in Law leading to the professional stage of their legal training – Legal Practice Course (LPC) for aspiring solicitors and Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) for aspiring solicitors for those wishing to practise at the Bar of England and Wales.However, our course is designed to allow students to pursue a wide range of careers at home.

As a graduate you may choose the option to work for other providers of legal services and regulatory agencies; non-governmental bodies and international NGOs; the Law Commission; as well as the Civil and criminal Service and legal aid service. Graduates often successfully apply for places on general graduate training programmes with property firms, investment banks, and consultancy firms and within the retail sector.

For example, some of the organisations have cited below where our graduates have found employment are:

  • FM Associates;
  • National Election Commission;
  • BLAST;
  • S & Associates;
  • Lend A Hand.

Extra-curricular activities:

At BAC Law School we offer a range of opportunities to grow your legal potential outside of the course.

Mooting is a key part of life at BAC Law School and we believe it’s one of the quickest and most effective ways for you to develop the competencies you need to be a successful lawyer. Mooting helps you to master important legal skills, such as research and analysis, whilst also gaining experience of public speaking and argument.

There are also opportunities to provide legal advice to real clients in a range of areas of law, organised by BLSU (BAC Law Students’ Union). We have currently a number of partnership programmes at local, national and international level.

Entry requirement:

Entry requirements for the programme will normally include:

  1. an Higher National Diploma(HND) in English law, or successful completion of 240 credits where 120 credits from Level 4 and 120 credits from Level 5 in any British Law programmes from any UK Colleges or Universities, and
  2. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide the evidence of competence in English which is IELTS 6 or equivalent

Programme fact file:

Course Type:               Undergraduate

Duration:                     1 year full-time

Start date:                   September or January

Study Type:                  Undergraduate full time

Mode of Study:            Face to Face, International

Location:                     Dhaka, Bangladesh