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Version History

 

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Occasion of Change

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Last Modified

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Minor modifications to the assessment of LAW115 and the addition of LAW350

Quality Support

November 2018

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Minor modification to the assessment of LAW252

Quality Support

January 2019

 


SECTION A:CORE INFORMATION

 

  1.  

Name of programme:

LAW

  1.  

Award title:

LLB (Hons)

  1.  

Programme linkage:

 

Is this part of group of linked programmes between which students can transfer at agreed points?

No

 

  1.  

Is the programme a top-up only?

 

No

  1.  

Does the programme have a Foundation Year (Level 3) associated with it so that students enter for a four-year programme and progress directly from the Foundation Year to Stage 1 without having to re-apply?

 

Yes

You can take a Foundation Year (Level 3) as an integral part of this programme of study. For details of the Foundation Year see the programme specification for LLB (Hons) Law with Integrated Foundation Year

 

  1.  

Level of award:

 

Level 6

  1.  

Awarding Body:

University of Sunderland

  1.  

Department:

Law

  1.  

Programme Studies Board:

Law

  1.  

Programme Leader:

 

Amy Purvis

 


  1. How and where can I study the programme?

 

At Sunderland:

 

Full-time on campus

Part-time on campus

 

As work-based learning full-time

 

As work-based learning part-time

 

As a full-time sandwich course

 

As a part-time sandwich course

 

By distance learning

 

 

At the University of Sunderland London campus: 

 

Full-time on campus

 

Part-time on campus

 

As work-based learning full-time

 

As work-based learning part-time

 

As a full-time sandwich course

 

As a part-time sandwich course

 

By distance learning

 

 

At a partner college:

 

Full-time in the UK 

 

Part-time in the UK

 

Full-time overseas

 

Part-time overseas

 

By distance learning

 

As a full-time sandwich course in the UK

 

As a part-time sandwich course in the UK

 

As a full-time sandwich course overseas

 

As a part-time sandwich course overseas

 

As work-based learning full-time in the UK 

 

As work-based learning part-time overseas

 

Other (please specify)

 

 

  1. How long does the programme take?

 

 

Min number of years / months

Max number of years / months

Full-time

3 yrs

9 yrs

Part-time

 

 

Distance learning

 

 

Work-based learning

 

 

 

For start-dates please see the current edition of the Prospectus or contact the relevant department at the University. For start-dates for programmes delivered in a partner college, please contact the relevant college.

 

SECTION B:FURTHER CORE INFORMATION 

Use Outline Programme Proposal Form for ADC for questions 13 to 25

 

  1. Learning and teaching strategy. The LL.B programme uses a range of learning and teaching strategies to develop our students’ understanding of a range of subject areas. Many modules are taught using simulated client cases which are designed to ensure that students understand the substantive law and how to apply it in a practical and realistic context. This strategy enables students to develop a range of lawyering skills whilst enhancing their understanding of the law. This in turn enhances their employability prospects and helps to prepare them for further education and employment. Other modules challenge students’ views and opinions of the law and require students to think more broadly about the role that law plays in relation to specific categories of people (e.g. prisoners or children) or society more generally. These modules encourage debates and discussion about specific issues. This helps to develop critical thinking and develops oral presentation skills.

 

  1. Retention strategy.  The law team operate an open-door policy that enables students to access staff easily as and when they require additional support. The team also operate a 72 hour email response policy (working days) which allows students to access additional support in a timely manner. The teaching and learning strategies that are deployed across the programme are designed to enhance understanding of the content and make assessment more engaging and this in turn should positively impact retention.

 

  1. Any other information.  The LL.B is a qualifying law degree and satisfies the educational stage of training required for entry onto the Legal Practice Course and the Bar Professional Training Course.

 

 

SECTION C:TEACHING AND LEARNING

 

  1. What is the programme about?

The programme will;

  • Provide learning opportunities which enable students to specialise in the study of law
  • Develop and deliver a range of specialist law linked to staff expertise, research and scholarship
  • Prepare students for a range of career opportunities including the academic stage of training for a career with the legal professions
  • Develop in students the necessary intellectual, personal and key skills to enable them to develop as independent, autonomous, articulate and reflective individuals

 

  1. What will I know or be able to do at each Stage of the programme?

 

By the end of this Stage of the programme successful students should know, understand or be able to do the following:

 

Learning Outcomes Stage 1 – skills              

S1Demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge to situations of limited complexity in order to provide arguable conclusions for concrete problems (actual or hypothetical)

S2Bring together information and materials from a variety of different sources and produce a word-processed essay or other text and to present and reference such               work in an appropriate form

S3Use primary and secondary sources, including electronic sources, identifying the principal rules, which are laid down and apply basic techniques of legal               interpretation to them.

S4Understand and use the English language proficiently in relation to legal matters

S5Perform adequately assigned tasks within a group setting and to take part in group discussion

S6Demonstrate a basic ability to make some assessment of their own progress, ask for help when needed and follow guidance given by way of feedback

 

Learning Outcomes Stage 1 – knowledge  

K1Demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of the principal institutions, features and procedures of the English Legal system

K2Demonstrate a knowledge of a range of legal concepts, values and principles

 

Learning Outcomes Stage 2 – skills

S7Identify accurately issues which need researching and, using paper and electronic information retrieval systems, obtain up-to-date legal information

S8Read and discuss legal materials, which are written in technical and complex language and to recognise and rank items and issues in terms of relevance and               importance

S9Present and make a reasoned choice between alternative solutions

S10Present knowledge or an argument in a way which is comprehensible to others and which is directed at their concerns

S11Use, present and evaluate (where relevant and as the basis for an argument) information provided in numerical or statistical form

 

Learning Outcomes Stage 2 – knowledge

K3Demonstrate a detailed and accurate knowledge and understanding of a substantial range of major concepts, values, principles and rules of the English Legal system

 

Learning Outcomes Stage 3 – skills

S12Produce a synthesis of relevant doctrine and policy issues from a variety of materials

S13Make a critical judgement of the merits of particular arguments

S14Act independently in planning and undertaking tasks in areas of law which have already been studied

S15Undertake independent research in areas of law which have not previously been studied starting from standard legal information sources

S16Express with reasons personal judgements concerning the concepts, values, principles and rules in a range of areas of law

Learning Outcomes Stage 3 – knowledge

K4Demonstrate a study in depth and in context of some substantive areas of the legal system

K5Demonstrate a critical understanding of legal doctrine and policy within the social, economic, commercial or political contexts

 

Learning Outcomes – Ordinary degree

If you are awarded an Ordinary degree you will have achieved the majority of the learning outcomes for the programme studied. However you will have gained fewer credits at Stage 3 than students awarded an Honours degree, your knowledge will typically be less broad and you will typically be less proficient in higher-level skills such as independent learning.

 

  1. What will the programme consist of?

 

Each undergraduate programme consists of a number of Stages from a minimum of 1 to a maximum of 4, each of which is equivalent to a year’s full-time study. The summary below describes briefly what is contained in each Stage. Most programmes have a mixture of core (i.e. compulsory) modules and optional ones, often with increasing choice as you move through the programme and gain in experience. In some programmes the choice of optional modules gives you particular ‘routes’ through the programme. The programme structure including a detailed list of modules can be found in the programme regulations.

 

Stage 1: The fundamental objectives behind the content of Stage 1 are to provide an outline of the English Legal System and to introduce you to a number of the basic skills that must be acquired in order to succeed in the pursuit of a QLD. In addition, this level will provide the basic knowledge upon which all of the modules in later Stages will be founded. You are introduced to the English Legal System and Legal Method (Legal Skills and Methods), and to three of the foundation subjects. Practical Contract Law is a subject that provides the basis for a large number of other modules which you will study later in your programme. A grasp of the principles at an early stage is therefore crucial. The second foundation subject at Stage 1 is Criminal Law and Procedure; and once again much of the content provides a foundation to other modules studied later in the programme. The final module on the first year is Public Law and the Law of the European Union. This subject is one of the key areas of the English legal system and complements the study of Legal Skills and Method. These four modules therefore provide you with a foundation of knowledge upon which later modules can build (and indeed may be dependent) and address both the knowledge learning outcomes identified at this Stage (K1 and K2). In addition however they provide you with the opportunity to begin your development of essential legal skills e.g. the ability to undertake basic research using both primary and secondary legal sources (S3), the ability to apply legal knowledge to actual or hypothetical situation (S1), and the ability to identify, and respond to, relevant facts. The Legal Skills and Methods module also requires you to reflect on your learning experiences (S6).

 

Stage 2: The core modules at Stage 2 cover the remaining foundation subjects; Practical Tort Law and Property and Practice. Stage 2 is designed to ensure that you are able to use, and indeed continue to develop, the Stage 1 skills and demonstrate ability to understand, synthesise material and apply legal doctrine. It also provides a knowledge foundation for the optional subjects in Stage 3. Practical Tort Law, in some respects, is the companion to the Practical Contract Law in that both make up the law of obligations. Practical Tort Law builds upon the knowledge provided in Legal Skills and Method and provides a detailed examination of several civil remedies.  Further, as with most of the foundation subjects, it supports the study of a number of option modules at both Stages 2 and 3 including Medical Law, Sports Law and Personal Injury and Industrial Disease. Studying Practical Tort Law will utilise and hone the key legal skills acquired at Stage 1. Property and Practice infuses the theoretical study of land law with the study of conveyancing. This module allows students to develop an in-depth understanding of the law of property whilst developing an appreciation of how property law issues arise in a practical context.  Students will learn about the scope, nature and effect of estates and interests in land, and the obligations and rights of tenants, land-owners and trustees. The module builds upon the content covered in the Legal Skills and Methods module at Stage 1(K3). You are then offered your first opportunity to select optional modules. You are required to select 60 credits of options. The option modules provide you with the opportunity to study a substantive area of law, which is not part of the foundation requirements, in depth. Other option modules are designed more particularly (although certainly not exclusively) for those of you who are considering practice in the future. For example, Civil Litigation considers the practical side to dealing with clients, such as; drafting CPR compliant documents, interviewing clients, exploring alternative dispute resolutions, together with the basic procedural aspects of undertaking a civil action through the courts. Business Law explores the law regulating the constitution of companies and the rights, duties and responsibilities of partners and employees. The Law in Society module is a socio-legal module which aims to explore the role law plays in society more broadly. It examines a wide range of contemporary themes such as social welfare, privacy and access to justice. Furthermore, whilst not forming part of the assessment process, in many cases, these modules begin to introduce you to the higher-level skills and competencies, which will be assessed at Stage 3.

 

Stage 3: This module explores can choose to study from a wide range of option modules. This means that you have the opportunity to tailor your degree so that you study modules that are most appropriate for your own career goals, and/or modules which are of particular interest to you. Stage 3 modules provide an opportunity to ensure that you not only demonstrate knowledge, but also develop skills of critique, judgement and handling of complex materials. You will be expected to articulate personal values and choices in your chosen areas. Stage 3 also requires you to work much more independently, taking a greater responsibility for your own learning. The ability to undertake legal research is an essential skill and it is taught, practiced and assessed throughout the programme. At Stage 3 however, you have the opportunity to undertake a major piece of legal research on a subject matter of your own choice (dissertation module). Studying the dissertation module is particularly useful for those wanting to pursue a career in academia or those contemplating further academic study (such as the LL.M and/or Ph.D). At stage 3, you can opt to work in the Sunderland Student Law Clinic. This is located on the first floor of the Reg Vardy Building. Studying in the Clinic provides you with the opportunity to gain practical experience of working in a law firm setting. You will be dealing with real clients, conducting client interviews, and drafting and providing legal advice for the client. You will work under the supervision of a practicing solicitor and will work in a ‘firm’ with other students. You will develop the ability to work in a professional environment and learn how to manage files and documentation in a professional and efficient manner. There are a wide range of option modules available at stage 3. There are a number of traditional, more theoretical modules such as Medical Law, Law in Society, Organised Crime and Terrorism and Sports Law. There are also a number of practical modules such as the Sunderland Student Law Clinic, Personal Injury and Industrial Disease Law, Commercial Law, and Law of Evidence. There are also a number of modules which include both practical and theoretical elements; Examples include Family Law, Medical Law, the Law of Succession, International Law and Employment Law and Labour Law. The range of optional modules at stage 3 is indicative of the innovative and wide-ranging research that the law team are engaged with. You will benefit from research-led teaching and an innovative curriculum.

 

  1. How will I be taught?

 

Scheduled teaching activities

Independent study

Placement

 

All modules will encompass sessions that allow the tutor to explain, to the whole class, complex concepts and material. Workshops and session will allow the tutor to take questions, to outline areas of knowledge, indicate methods of tackling a problem and demonstrate methods of analysis and synthesis of materials. Audio-visual aids will be used to support the teaching of the modules. Materials used in sessions will also be available online via Canvas. Tutors will also use the Canvas virtual learning environment to direct you to additional materials, websites and module information. The Canvas module spaces also encompass a ‘My module Resources’ link. This gives you direct access to an electronic version of your module reading list which you can use to access online reading materials such as journal articles and E-books. You will be expected in the course of all modules to interact with each other and/or with the lecturer to develop ideas, work on tasks, practice skills or explain material. At Stage 1, this might focus significantly on ensuring that a common understanding of basic principles and procedures exists amongst the student body. By Stage 3, the focus will become much more critical and will reflect the body of legal research which you will undertake in preparation for the session. In some sessions, classes will be delivered in a computer suite so that you can complete tasks on a computer. Tasks may include activities such as drafting legal documents, creating presentations, locating and utilising legal research, and participating in online tests. This method of teaching is likely to be applied in modules that encompass a practical element (such as, Practical Contract Law, Legal Skills and Methods, Property and Practice, Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Practice and Commercial Law). All modules require you to engage in the research of both primary and secondary sources. The level, breadth and depth required for the completion of modules will increase as you progress through each stage of the degree. You will also engage in directed private study including reading, completion of set questions, group activities, revision, and carrying out assessment work. Case studies are a common method of testing legal knowledge. They enable you to: identify accurately the issues in need of research and to bring that information together; apply subject specific legal knowledge to a realistic and/or practical context; make critical judgments of the merits of a particular argument; present and make reasoned choices between alternative solutions; and present that information in an appropriate manner according to the intended audience. The case studies may take the form of real cases or legal issues in debate at any given moment in time or may be hypothetical. In the Sunderland Student Law Clinic you will be expected to analyse real cases and to provide accurate legal advice to your client. Self-directed study is formally introduced at Stage 1, and developed further throughout stages 2 and 3.  During the final year, you will take a greater responsibility for your studies and will need to engage in comprehensive wide-ranging legal research. A number of modules incorporate court/tribunal visits, video presentations, and visiting speakers into their strategies and many involve students in oral presentations (some of which will be assessed) during the seminar or workshop sessions. Some modules also incorporate activities outside of the classroom: Public Law and the Law of the European Union at Stage 1 provides an opportunity for students to undertake a tour of the Houses of Parliament and the new Supreme Court; Legal Skills and Method involves a court visit at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court.

 

A list of the modules in each Stage of the programme can be found in the Programme Regulations.

 

A summary of the types of teaching, learning and assessment in each module of the programme can be found in the Matrix of Modes of Teaching.

 

  1. How will I be assessed and given feedback? 

 

Written examinations

Oral examination

Coursework

Practical assessments

Poster Presentations

 

A summary of the types of teaching, learning and assessment in each module of the programme can be found in the Matrix of Modes of Teaching.

 

The generic assessment criteria which we use can be found here. Some programmes use subject-specific assessment criteria which are based on the generic ones.

 

This programme uses the Generic University Assessment Criteria

YES

 

This programme uses the Subject Specific Assessment Criteria

YES

 

 

The University regulations can be found here.

 

Examinations, research assignments, case studies, problem questions, practical activities and reports in various formats intended for a diverse audience provide the mechanism for you to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and application of both general and specific legal principles as well as competence in respect of specific legal and transferrable skills. Such methods will also allow you to indicate both the breadth and depth of their directed and independent research. Examinations vary in their nature; some are ‘closed-book’ with unseen papers; in others you are provided with the questions prior to the examination with the examination itself being closed book, in further instances, you are permitted to take papers and texts into the examination with you. Viva examinations are oral examinations that require you to outline your argument and respond to questions from the examiner. Case studies, based on real or hypothetical facts of varying degrees of complexity, are perhaps the most common assessment method adopted across the programme. They constitute most of the individual assignments issued to you across the programme and short case studies for the basis of most examination questions. As you progress through the Stages of the programme, we would expect that your submissions will include a greater degree of critical comment and will reflect both a breadth and depth of reading and research. You are encouraged to participate in group work, particularly in seminar or workshop activities and indeed in the preparation of assessments. Its formal inclusion in assessments however is limited, principally on the grounds that the final degree is awarded to you as an individual and thus should be based on your individual work. Where group work is used the module guide will indicate in clear terms how individual performance is assessed. Presentation skills are also an important element of the programme and are utilized frequently on an informal basis within seminars and workshops. Oral legal arguments and the ability to respond to questioning that might typically form part of the adversarial process are formally assessed in Criminal Law and Procedure,  Personal Injury and Industrial Disease, and Practical Contract Law. In Sports Law, you are required to create and present a poster that explores an aspect of law in detail. A number of modules require you to complete a portfolio of tasks. In Legal Skills and Methods, you will be required to complete a range of tasks and these will constitute a portfolio which assesses a wide range of skills. Some skills are specific legal skills and other are purely academic in nature. In Family Law, the tasks that form part of the portfolio are both academic and practical in nature, requiring you to demonstrate skills of legal research and criticality as well as being able to apply the law in a more practical context in a manner which is appropriate for the intended audience. Civil Litigation and Organized Crime and Terrorism (OCT) are much more practical in their portfolio content. In OCT, you must prepare briefing documents and reports for a number of organizations/individuals addressing the different aspects of the investigation and detection of terrorist offences. Civil Litigation requires students to take on the role of a personal injury lawyer and complete the appropriate paperwork for a civil claim.

 

The University aims to return marked assessments and feedback within 4 working weeks of the assignment submission date after internal moderation processes have been completed. If this is not possible, students will be notified by the Module Leaders when the feedback is available and how it can be obtained.

 

The Academic Misconduct Regulations and associated guidance can be found here. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they are familiar with their responsibilities in regards to assessments and the implications of an allegation of academic misconduct.

 

Students should refer to the University Regulations for information on degree classifications and compensation between modules.

 

 

 

 


 

  1. Teaching, learning and assessment matrix

 

Matrix of Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and Assessment of Learning Outcomes: Stage 1

Module

Code

Core / Option

Modes of T&L

Modes of Assessment

S1

S2

S3

S4

S5

S6

K1

K2

Legal Skills and Method

LAW149

Core

Lectures; Seminars; Canvas; Visits; Discussion

Portfolio; Group coursework

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

x

Practical Contract Law

LAW121

Core

Lectures; Seminars; Canvas; Discussion; Case Studies

Viva examination; coursework

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

Criminal Law and Procedure

LAW115

Core

Lectures; Seminars; Canvas; Discussion; Case Studies

Coursework

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

Public Law and the Law of the European Union

LAW122

Core

Lectures; Seminars; Canvas; Visits; Discussion

Coursework, examination

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

x

 

x

 


Matrix of Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and Assessment of Learning Outcomes: Stage 2

Module

Code

Core / Option

Modes of T&L

Modes of Assessment

S7

S8

S9

S10

S11

K3

Practical Tort Law

LAW251

Core

Lectures; Seminars; Canvas; Discussion; Case Studies

Case Study; Examination

x

 

x

x

 

x

Property and Practice

 

LAW253

Core

Lectures; Seminars; Practical Exercises; Canvas; Discussion;

Portfolio; time-constrained essays

x

x

x

x

 

x

Business Law

LAW245

Option

Lectures; Seminars; workshops; Canvas; Discussion; Case Studies

Coursework; Essay

x

x

x

x

x

x

Civil Litigation

LAW249

Option

Lectures; Seminars; Practical Exercises; Canvas; Discussion;

Practical Portfolio

x

x

x

x

 

x

Law in Society

LAW252

Option

Lectures; Seminars; Practical Exercises; Canvas; Discussion;

Coursework ; Essay

x

x

x

x

x

x

 


Matrix of Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and Assessment of Learning Outcomes: Stage 3

Module

Code

Core / Option

Modes of T&L

Modes of Assessment

S12

S13

S14

S15

S16

K4

K5

Equity and Trusts

LAW350

Core

Lectures, Seminars, Canvas

Coursework

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Law Research Dissertation

LAW307

Option

Lectures; Tutorials; Canvas

Dissertation Outline; Dissertation

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Family Law

 

LAW306

Option

Lectures; seminars

Coursework; portfolio

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Law of Evidence and Criminal Practice

LAW344

Option

Lectures; Seminars; Canvas; Discussion; Case Studies

Coursework; portfolio

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Succession

LAW317

Option

Lectures; Seminars; Canvas; Discussion; Case Studies

Will Drafting Exercise; Case Study

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Medical Law

 

LAW318

Option

Workshops; Canvas; Visits; Discussion

Coursework; portfolio

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Organized Crime and Terrorism

LAW320

Option

Workshops; Canvas; Visits; Discussion

Practical Portfolio

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Commercial Law

 

LAW325

Option

Workshops; Canvas; Visits; Discussion

Essay/Problem

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Sports Law

 

LAW327

Option

Workshops; Canvas; Visits; Discussion

Essay/Problem

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Employment Law

 

LAW328

Option

Workshops; Canvas; Visits; Discussion

Essay/Problem

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Intellectual Property Law

 

LAW331

Option

Workshops; Canvas; Visits; Discussion

Case Study; Essay

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Coroner’s Law

LAW333

Option

Workshops; Canvas; Visits; Discussion

Case Study

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Industrial Disease and Personal Injury Law

LAW337

Option

Workshops; Canvas; Discussion

Practical Client-Based

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Sunderland Student Law Clinic (Half Option)

LAW348

Option

Practical work-based learning

Practical Client-Based

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Sunderland Student Law Clinic

LAW340

Option

Practical work-based learning

Practical Client-Based

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

International Law

 

LAW341

Option

Workshops, Canvas, Visits, Discussion

Essay/Problem

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Law in Society

 

LAW349

Option

Lectures; Seminars; Canvas; Discussion;

Written assessment

x

x

x

x

x

x

x


  1. How does research influence the programme? 

 

The Law team aim to promote academic debate within the area of law as broadly conceived, although the team has particular expertise in Criminal Law, Public Law, Human Rights Law, Counter-Terrorism Law, Family Law and Sports Law. Most members of the law team are active researchers that regularly present and publish papers. Ashley Lowerson is a lecturer studying for a Ph.D. Her research interest is in Sports Law. Chris Baldwin is a senior lecturer in law and is working towards his Ph.D. Chris Baldwin’s research interest is criminal vetting; principally the mechanisms provided to allow for criminal record disclosure certificates and the impact of these. He had published articles criticising judicial interpretation of the vetting legislative framework as well as policy makers. This research enhances the student learning in the Criminal Law and Procedure. His experience as an After-the-Event risk manager and in Personal Injury law informs the teaching, learning and assessment in Industrial Disease and Personal Injury Law and Practical Contract Law.  Amy Purvis is a senior lecturer in law. Amy’s research is primarily socio-legal in nature and is focused around family law and children’s rights. This underpins her teaching of Family Law and Medical Law. Amy is a member of the Society of Legal Scholars and she is a convenor for the Family Law section of this society. David Sixsmith actively engaged in research and his area of specialism is civil litigation. He has a particular interest in access to civil justice and is working towards completion of a professional doctorate. Fiona Cartwright specialises in animal rights and Kevin Greene’s area of specialism is education law. The team are also supported by a number of academic tutors who have extensive practical experience which supports the delivery of the practical modules like clinic. Some also actively research areas such as Organised Crime and Terrorism. Amy Laws, for example, has published on this topic.

 

 

SECTION D:EMPLOYABILITY

 

  1. How will the programme prepare me for employment?

 

The LL.B programme gives you the opportunity to develop skills which you will be able to utilise in legal practice. Some skills are more specific than others to the subject area, or to a particular type of activity, but all skills can be applied in a range of employment situations, sometimes in quite unexpected ways. One of the fundamental aims of the programme is to prepare students for a range of career opportunities including, although not exclusively, the academic stage of training for a career with the legal professions. The knowledge outcomes of the programmes are clearly law related and thus provide you with the necessary subject knowledge to progress into careers within the legal profession or those that are law related. The programme also encourages, and provides opportunities within and outwith the curriculum, for the development of key transferable employability skills; abilities to research, to present information and communicate orally and in writing, to work independently and as a member of a team, to reflect on one’s own performance and provide and respond to feedback, and to make critical judgements are all addressed by specific programme learning outcomes. Employability is embedded into the LL.B at all stages; the range of modules available clearly reflects the desire to ensure you are able to study modules that will improve your ability to gain employment after you complete the degree. We offer range modules that are frequently practised in ‘High Street’ law firms; these include Law Clinic, Employment Law, Family Law, Succession, Personal Injury and Industrial Disease, Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, and Medical Law. Studying these modules will prepare you for a career in a High Street firm. If you are pursuing a career in a commercial firm, or in a legal department of a business then you can study modules such as Commercial Law, Intellectual Property Law, Business Law, Practical Contract Law, International Trade Law, Law Clinic, and Civil Litigation. There are a range of modules available for those with a desire to practise criminal law or work in the Criminal Justice System, there include; Criminal Law and Procedure, Organised Crime and Terrorism and Sports Law. Many law students will want to continue their studies after they graduate. This may be a professional course required for qualification as a lawyer, further academic study at Masters or Ph.D. level, or a course leading to a vocational qualification in another field such as Personnel or Librarianship. Postgraduate study in law may enable you to explore aspects of law in greater depth or to study a new subject within this field. It may lead to a Master's degree such as an LLM or a doctorate (PhD). Some students will also move onto the PGCE and look for a career in teaching, again with the potential of making use of their legal knowledge in the teaching of AS/A Level Law. The MaD (Mooting and Debating) Group allows students from all levels to come together to discuss and debate issues, and to participate in mock trials and moots internally and externally. This is an excellent opportunity for you to develop your advocacy skills and is key for anyone pursuing a career as a barrister. Experience in Mooting provides you with an attractive addition to your CV when applying for training contracts and pupillage. The team also run an internal Client Interviewing competition and this gives you the opportunity to develop and hone your interviewing technique. This is activity is excellent preparation for any student considering working in our Law Clinic and/or pursuing a career as a solicitor. The winning team are also entered into the National Client Interviewing Competition.

 

For information about other opportunities available to our students who study on campus, click here.

 

Additional opportunities to develop your experiences more widely will vary if you study at one of our partner colleges. For information about the extra-curricular activities available in any of our colleges please contact the college direct. 

 

  1. Professional statutory or regulatory body (PSRB) accreditation. 

 

PSRB accreditation is not relevant to this programme 

 

PSRB accreditation is currently being sought for this programme

 

This programme currently has PSRB accreditation

 

The programme is currently accredited until:

 

The implications of the accreditation not being renewed are:

 

Please see PSRB Renewal Process for information on the renewal process.

The relevant PSRB(s) is/are: Joint Academic Stage Board acting on behalf of both the Law Society of England and Wales and the General Council of the Bar.

 

https://www.sra.org.uk/students/academic-stage.page

 

The terms of the accreditation are as follows: Compliance with the Joint Academic Statement

 

The programme is recognised as: A Qualifying Law Degree

 

The programme is accredited dependent on, e.g. Ofsted ratings – to be used when no guaranteed time span is given but there are other criteria for the end point of accreditation.

 

Accreditation gives graduates (status / exemption): Gives students a qualifying law degree

 

This depends upon successful completion of the programme.

 

Is membership of the PSRB dependent on further requirements? No

 

There are programme-specific regulations relating to the following. Details are given in the programme regulations:

 

The modules to be studied

x

Pass-marks for some or all modules and/or parts

(elements) of modules 

x

Requirements for progression between one Stage and another

 

Placement requirements

 

Attendance requirements

 

Professional practice requirements

 

Degree classification  

 

Other 

 

 

 

 

Interim or exit awards are not accredited. 

 

Free text for description which is not covered by the options above.

 

 

SECTION E:PROGRAMME STRUCTURE AND REGULATIONS

 

Undergraduate Certificate of Higher Education, Level 4

Name: Certificate of HE in Law

Undergraduate Diploma of Higher Education, Level 5

Name: Diploma of HE in Law

Ordinary degree, Level 6

Name: LLB

Bachelors degree with Honours, Level 6

Name: LLB (Hons)

 

Programme Regulations

Name of programme: LLB

Award title LLB

Level of award 6

Interim or Exit Awards Certificate of HE; Diploma of HE; LLB; LLB (Hons)

 

Professional statutory or regulatory body (PSRB) accreditation Joint Academic Stage Board acting on behalf of both the Law Society of England and Wales and the General Council of the Bar. http://www.sra.org.uk/students/jasb/joint-academic-stage-board.page

 

These programme regulations should be read in conjunction with the University regulations to be found at https://my.sunderland.ac.uk/display/AQH/Academic+Regulations

Note that module lists may change from year to year

 

Stage 1:

 

Core modules:

 

Code

Title

Credits

LAW149

Legal Skills and Methods

30

LAW121

Practical Contract Law

30

LAW115

Criminal Law and Procedure

30

LAW122

Public Law and the Law of the European Union

30

 

Option modules:

None

 

Programme-specific Regulations

 

Progression Regulations

When a student has failed a Stage 1 module at both the first attempt and when subsequently reassessed under 4.3.1, he or she may, at the discretion of the Programme Assessment Board, be permitted to progress to the next Stage of study and to trail a failed module to the value of up to 30 credits in order to attempt that module again, once only, during the next academic year at the next normal occasion of assessment for the module.

 

Stage 2:

 

Core modules:

 

Code

Title

Credits

LAW253

Property and Practice

30

LAW251

Practical Tort Law

30

 

Option modules:

Students choose from the following optional modules to a total of 60 credits

 

LAW245

Business Law

30

LAW249

Civil Litigation

30

LAW252

Law in Society

30

 

Programme-specific Regulations

To take effect from September 2015 (existing programme-specific regulation to remain in force until then)

 

Core modules

When a student has failed a Stage 2 module at both the first attempt and when subsequently reassessed under 4.3.1, he or she may, at the discretion of the Programme Assessment Board, be permitted to progress to the next Stage of study and to trail a failed module to the value of up to 30 credits in order to attempt that module again, once only, during the next academic year at the next normal occasion of assessment for the module.

 

Compensation Regulations (stages 1 and 2)

When a student has failed a module regarded as one of the Foundations of Legal Knowledge (LAW149. LAW121, LAW115, LAW122, LAW251, LAW253) with an overall mark of between 35-39% at the second or fourth attempts, and would be eligible for programme-level compensation under regulation 4.2.3, the Programme Assessment Board may exercise its discretion to compensate that module provided that the student has not previously been compensated at programme level in another foundation subject. Programme level compensation will not be permitted in LAW122 or LAW253. The standard compensation regulations apply across all other LL.B modules. If a student has been counselled and does not wish to obtain a qualifying law degree, the Programme Assessment Board may exercise its discretion to compensate foundation subject module(s) in accordance with the standard regulation 4.2.3.

 

Practical arrangements

In the circumstances in which LAW149, LAW121, LAW115, LAW122, LAW253 or LAW251 is compensated at programme level, an action will be placed on the programme leader to contact the student to provide counsel. If the student wishes to enter legal practice as a solicitor, no further compensation will be permitted at a subsequent PAB. A student accepting compensation in LAW149, LAW121, LAW115, LAW122, LAW253 or LAW251 will be counselled by the programme leader in respect of there being no further possibility for compensation in foundation subjects at a later stage if the student wishes to obtain a Qualifying Law Degree. If the student does not wish to accept compensation, or if a student wishes to train for a career at the bar, the programme leader will contact the Chair of the PAB to raise an action to reverse the decision, so the student will become fail and repeat.

 

As is currently the case, if the student does not wish to enter legal practice at all, and communicates this to the programme leader, and/or if the student is on the final attempt at a foundation subject module, programme level compensation can still occur to entitle the student to progress in the normal way. The student would be counselled that their Law degree would not be regarded as ‘Qualifying’ for the purposes of the SRA or the BSB.

 

Stage 3:

 

Existing programme-specific regulation to continue in force until September 2016, at which point no regulation specific for stage 3 will be required.

 

Core modules

None

 

Optional modules

 

Choose modules to the value of 20 credits from the following list:

 

Code

Title

Credits

LAW350

Equity and Trusts

20

LAW306

Family Law

20

LAW307

Law Research Dissertation

20

LAW344

Law of Evidence and Criminal Practice

20

LAW317

Succession

20

LAW318

Medical Law

20

LAW320

Organized Crime and Terrorism

20

LAW325

Commercial Law

20

LAW327

Sports Law

20

LAW328

Employment Law

20

LAW331

Intellectual Property Law

20

LAW333

Coroner’s Law

20

LAW337

Industrial Disease and Personal Injury Law

20

LAW348

Sunderland Student Law Clinic (Half Option)

20

LAW349

Law in Society

20

LAW340

Sunderland Student Law Clinic

40

LAW341

International Law

20

 

Progression Regulations: None

 

COHORT TABLE DETAILING WHICH PROGRAMME-SPECIFIC REGULATIONS APPLY

 

 Entry point of student

STAGE 1

STAGE 2

STAGE 3

Entered Stage 1 Sept 13 or before

Old regulation

Old regulation applies, including to continuing ref/def students; if fail and repeat then new regulation applies from September 2015

Old regulation applies, including to continuing ref/def students; if fail and repeat then new regulation applies from September 2016

Entered Stage 1 Sept 14 onwards

New regulation

New regulation

New regulation

 

 

SECTION F:ADMISSIONS, LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND SUPPORT

 

  1. What are the admissions requirements?

 

The University’s standard admissions requirements can be found in the university regulations. Programme-specific requirements which are in addition to those regulations are given below.

 

The current entry requirements for this programme is as specified in the Fees and Entry Requirements section on the programme page on the University’s website.

 

In addition, it will be usual for applicants to possess GCSE (or GCE) passes in at least three subjects including English and Mathematics.

 

Entry from a University of Sunderland Foundation Year

 

Can students enter with advanced standing?

Yes

 

 

If yes, to which Stages?

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

 

 

If yes, with what qualifications?

 

There is a progression agreement in place which allows graduates with the FD Law from Hartlepool 6th Form College to ‘top-up’ their FD with the LLB by joining the LLB as direct entrants onto Stage 2. There is also a progression agreement in place allowing students who have completed Stage 1 of the LLB at Hartlepool to join Stage 2 at Sunderland. Also, if you have completed part of a qualifying law degree at another University, you may also be able to enter directly onto Stage 2 or 3, but you should contact the LLB programme leader to discuss this.

 

The University has a process by which applicants whose experience to date already covers one or more modules of the programme they are applying for may seek Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL). Full details can be found here but if you think that this may be relevant to you, please contact the department which offers the programme you are interested in.

 

  1. What kind of support and help will there be?

a)       in the department:

All students are allocated with a personal tutor by the end of their induction week. The personal tutor will provide a point of contact and information, and whilst many of the student support functions will be carried out by University-wide services, the personal tutor will direct you to the relevant support services. The Department has an open-door policy, allowing you to drop in whenever you feel the need. Basic study skills are included in the induction programme and on Canvas. Departmental staff provide information and guidance on the possible careers available to you, through a variety of mechanisms.

b)       in the university as a whole:

The University provides a range of professional support services including wellbeing, counselling, disability support, and a Chaplaincy. Click on the links for further information.

 

c)       in a partner college:

Please see the relevant college prospectus or website for details of student support if you are planning to study in one of our partner colleges.

 

  1. What resources will I have access to?

 

On campus

In a partner college

 

By distance learning

 

 

On campus

General Teaching and Learning Space

IT

Library

VLE

Laboratory

 

Studio

 

Performance space

 

Other specialist

Technical resources 

 

 

University Library & Study Skills, (UL&SS), supports students with the provision of a high quality learning environment, comprehensive print and online resource collections, 1400 study places, 300+ PCs, online module reading lists and study skills support.

 

All students have the full use of the University’s two libraries. The libraries are accessible during extensive opening hours and in core teaching weeks both Murray and St Peter’s libraries have provision for additional unstaffed access. The latest opening hours can be found on the library website at library.sunderland.ac.uk/about-us/opening-hours/

 

The UL&SS web site library.sunderland.ac.uk provides a gateway to information resources and services for students both on and off campus. Tailored resources and support are available from specific subject areas of the UL&SS web site and a ‘Live Chat’ function enables student to access library support and help 24/7.

 

My Module Resources moduleresources.sunderland.ac.uk/

Module reading lists are live interactive resource lists available from within online module spaces on Canvas and the University’s library website.

 

What do you get?

  • Real time library information, both availability and location of print books, plus being able to place reservations on books that are already on loan
  • Allows you to set up RSS alerts for changes and additions to your Module Resource  list
  • Smartphone and tablet friendly – providing QR capture, touch screen functionality and e-resource access

 

How does this help you?

  • Getting the right resources easily from flexible access points
  • Receive guidance from your tutor on what to read  at a point of need by using search filters
  • Access to a wider range of resources to support learning.

 

Study Skills Support

 

University Library Services includes a robust study skills support offer, available to all our students across the University both on and off campus, contributing to students’ attainment and the quality of their experience.

 

Skills delivery options include:

Online Skills Support including:  videos, webinars and Skype sessions, online assignment drop-ins using LibraryTalk will be held weekly to engage those students not on campus and provide additional support at the point of contact. Online study skills guides and tutorials are available to download from: library.sunderland.ac.uk/services-and-support/skills/guides// and from a link on your Canvas module spaces.

On campus assignment skills drop-in events - Throughout key teaching weeks when students are encouraged to attend with any assignment queries.

Embedded skills sessions - Throughout teaching periods embedded skills sessions are a key element to support academic learning. Study skills support team and Liaison Librarians will work with your lecturers to provide the support necessary in your subject areas.

Dissertation workshops - Dissertation skills support will be provided in early June to ‘Kickstart your Dissertation’. Bookable workshops will be held demonstrating how to begin a dissertation, using University library resources to support your work, and managing references for a substantial project. Sessions will be cross-subject focusing on the skills and resources required for completing a dissertation.

One to One - Study Skills Advisers will be on hand to support students in a range of study skills including: effective reading, reporting writing, academic writing and referencing, note taking, critical thinking, analysis and evaluation, reflective writing, group work and presentation skills. Sessions will be booked centrally and can include study groups and 1 to 1 advice.  Students who would like to request support from Study Skills Advisers can do so from:

library.sunderland.ac.uk/services-and-support/skills/one-to-one-support/

For those studying independently away from the university campus, 1 to 1 support is available via Skype.

 

Access to other libraries

There may be occasions when you find it useful to use other university libraries for your studies in addition to the resources available at the University of Sunderland. Students may be able to borrow items or to access collections on a reference basis at a number of institutions throughout the UK by joining the SCONUL access scheme. To find out more and apply to join the scheme, go to: www.access.sconul.ac.uk

 

Information about the University’s facilities can be found here.

 

Please see the relevant college prospectus or website for details of college learning resources if you are planning to study in one of our partner colleges.

 

  1. Are there any additional costs on top of the fees?

 

No, but all students buy some study materials such as books and provide their own basic study materials.

 

Yes (optional) All students buy some study materials such as books and provide their own basic study materials. In addition there are some are additional costs for optional activities associated with the programme (see below)

Yes (essential) All students buy some study materials such as books and provide their own basic study materials. In addition there are some are essential additional costs associated with the programme (see below)

 

 

Periodically across the course of your programme, you may be offered the opportunity to participate in one or more ‘trips’. Every year, there is a visit to London specifically to include a visit to the Houses of Parliament and the Supreme Court. You may also be offered the opportunity to visit Amsterdam with a view to going to The Hague and the European Court of Human Rights. If you wish to take part in these optional activities, you may be asked to pay a contribution towards the costs.

 

  1. How are student views represented?

All taught programmes in the University have student representatives for each Stage (year-group) of each programme who meet in a Student-Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) where they can raise students’ views and concerns. The Students’ Union and the faculties together provide training for student representatives. SSLCs and focus groups are also used to obtain student feedback on plans for developing existing programmes and designing new ones. Feedback on your programme is obtained every year through module questionnaires and informs the annual review of your programme. Student representatives are also invited to attend Programme and Module Studies Boards which manage the delivery and development of programmes and modules.  Faculty Academic Committee, also has student representation. This allows students to be involved in higher-level plans for teaching and learning. At university level Students are represented on University level Committees by sabbatical officers who are the elected leaders of the Students’ Union.

 

The University’s student representation and feedback policy can be found here.

 

Final-year students are also invited to complete a National Student Survey (NSS) which asks a standard set of questions across the whole country. The results of this are discussed at Programme Studies Boards and at Faculty Academic Committee to identify good practice which can be shared and problems which need to be addressed. We rely heavily on student input to interpret the results of the NSS and ensure that we make the most appropriate changes.

 

 

SECTION G:QUALITY MANAGEMENT 

 

  1. National subject benchmarks

 

The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for Higher Education publishes benchmark statements which give guidance as to the skills and knowledge which graduates in various subjects and in certain types of degree are expected to have. These can be found here.

 

Are there any benchmark statements for this programme?

YES

 

 

The subject benchmark(s) for this programme is/are: Law (2015)

https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/subject-benchmark-statements/sbs-law-15.pdf?sfvrsn=ff99f781_10

 

The QAA also publishes a Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) which defines the generic skills and abilities expected of students who have achieved awards at a given level and with which our programmes align. The FHEQ can be found here.

 

  1. How are the quality and standards of the programme assured?

 

The programme is managed and quality assured through the University’s standard processes. Programmes are overseen by Module and Programme Studies Boards which include student representatives. Each year each module leader provides a brief report on the delivery of the module, identifying strengths and areas for development, and the programme team reviews the programme as a whole.  The purpose of this is to ensure that the programme is coherent and up-to-date, with suitable progression from one Stage to another, and a good fit (alignment) between what is taught and how students learn and are assessed - the learning outcomes, content and types of teaching, learning and assessment. Student achievement, including progress between Stages of the programme and degree classification, is kept under review. The programme review report is sent to the Programme Studies Board and the Faculty in turn reports issues to the University’s Quality Management Sub-Committee (QMSC).

 

External examiners are appointed to oversee and advise on the assessment of the programme. They ensure that the standards of the programme are comparable with those of similar programmes elsewhere in the UK and are also involved in the assessment process to make sure that it is fair. They are invited to comment on proposed developments to the programme. Their reports are sent to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) as well as to the Faculty so that issues of concern can be addressed.

 

All programmes are reviewed by the University on a six-yearly cycle to identify good practice and areas for enhancement. Programmes are revalidated through this review process. These reviews include at least one academic specialist in the subject area concerned from another UK university. Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) review reports for Sunderland can be found here.

 

Further information about our quality processes can be found here.

 

 


 

Quality Handbook

 

 

 

SITS SUMMARY PROGRAMME/SHORT COURSE DETAILS

(Form to be completed electronically by the Faculty and forwarded to the Quality Support Officer supporting the Approval event, or sent to Planning & MI for faculty devolved processes before sending to Quality Support (with the exception of Short Courses and GRS))

This form is to be completed when a new programme has been validated and approved so that the programme codes and progression and awards rules can be set up in SITS.  This also needs to be completed at periodic course review when there have been significant modifications to the course.

 

Please note that all details entered onto this form will go onto every student’s record that is attached to this programme and it is therefore imperative that the information is correct. 

 

1 Programme Details

New/ Modification/Review:

Please ensure the minor modification document is included

Modification

Full Programme Title:

LLB (Hons) Law

If replacement for existing course, specify title and course code:

 

Qualification Aim:

e.g. Foundation degree of Science, Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

LLB (Hons)

Qualification Level (NQF level):

Level 6

JACS 3.0 code

JACS code = e.g. (V100) History, (I100) Computing Science, etc. See HESA Website https://www.hesa.ac.uk/jacs3

M200

Is the programme Open or Closed:

A course is defined as closed when specifically designed for a certain group of people and not also available to other suitably qualified candidates. It may be designed for a particular company however if the same course is also run for other suitably qualified candidates, not employed by the company, then the course is not closed.

Open

Faculty and School:

Business, Law and Tourism

Law

Location of study:

e.g. SAGE, Sunderland in London, Sunderland

Sunderland

Last Date Registration (PBI) Number of days:

The number of days after the start date of the course that it is possible for students to register onto it. It is also referred to as the migration date.

 

Programme Leader:

Amy Purvis

Academic Team for the programme:

Law

Date of Approval/Modification/Review:

Dec 2018 (Modification)

Date of next review (QS to complete):

2021/22

Accrediting Body or PSRB
If yes please attach a completed PSRB form

Yes

 

Programme Specific Regulations

If yes, please attach a completed Programme Specific Regulations form

Yes

 

Does this programme come under the Key Information Set return?

If yes, please attach a completed KIS form

Yes

Is this an undergraduate programme whose primary (but not necessarily only) purpose is to improve the effectiveness of practitioners registered with a professional body? If yes, please specify which body:

http://www.hefce.ac.uk/media/HEFCE,2014/Content/Pubs/2016/201622/HEFCE2016_22.pdf  (Page 88, paragraph f)

e.g. a short course aimed at registered nurses

Yes/No


Professional Body: Solicitor’s Regulation Authority

Bar Standards Board

 

 

Interim  Awards

If a student does not achieve their qualification aim, what lower awards might they be entitled to, assuming they have the credits?  The subject title for any lower level award should be given where this is different from the subject of the qualification aim.

 

Interim Award Title

Credits Required

Interim Structure

Please show mandatory requirements if applicable e.g. core module codes

1

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

Combined Subjects Programmes only

Will the subject run as Major/Minor/Dual:

 

Any subject(s) not permitted to be combined with this subject:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Mode Of Attendance

01                          Full-time

Full-time students are those expected to study for more than 24 weeks per year, for a minimum of 21 hours per week and are paying the full-time fee.

02                          Other Full-time

Students who attend full-time for a period less than 24 weeks per year

 

31Part-time

Students who are expected to study for less than 21 hours per week.

 

31Part-time at Full-time Rate

Students who are studying full-time credits over part-time attendance

 

 

 

3 Admissions

An admissions or MCR code will be created to allow student applications.

Tick appropriate

UUCAS

Universities and Colleges Admission Services

Required for full-time undergraduate programmes only.

DDirect Entry

Required for FT, PT, PG and PGR, only where students will be admitted though the admissions teams or where the programme needs to be advertised on the web

 

GGTTR

Graduate Teacher Training Registry

Education only, where applicable

 

 

 

4Collaborative Provision

UK

 

Overseas

 

Institution

Collaborative Model

Funding Arrangements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5aCourse Block

Full-time - Overall length of the programme in months:

 

Part-time - Overall length of the programme in months:

 

Does this course offer a sandwich placement?

If yes, please indicate which programme year this placement is to take place.

No

Programme Year:

Is this compulsory or optional?

Compulsory/Optional

Does this course offer a study abroad year out? If yes, please indicate which programme year this placement is to take place.

No

Programme Year:

Is this compulsory or optional?

N/A

 

 

 

6   Major Source of Funding

Please note this relates to funding for the programme and not individual students

HEFCE

Higher Education Funding Council for England

Skills Funding Agency/EFA/Degree Apprenticeship

 

NCTL

National College for Teaching and Leadership

 

Wholly NHS Funded

Partially NHS Funded

Departments of Health/NHS/Social Care. For all Health funded programmes please indicate whether the programme is eligible for an NHS Bursary

-  Eligible for NHS BursaryY/N

 

 

 

Standard Fee

If no then the Learning Resources Form should be attached

Yes

Other Funding:

 

– Please Specify:

 

 

 

 

7   Education Programmes Only

This section must be completed for any programmes marked above as ‘NCTL’ funded

Teacher Training Identifier:

 

Teacher Training Scope:

 

Qualification Aim:

QTS and academic award, QTS only, QTS by assessment only

 

 

 

   DETAILS SUPPLIED BY:………………………………………        DATE:………………………

 


Module List

Award, Route (if applicable) and Level

New/Existing/ Modified  Module (N/E/MM)

Module Code

 

Module Title

Module Credit Value

Whether core or option

Must choose (i.e. designated option):

Assessment weighting – give % weight for each assessment item

Pre-/co-requisites

Module leader

Other comment (if required)

Date of Entry on SITS.

N/MM only

( After event)

JACS Code

Academic Team

L4

E

LAW149

Legal Skills and Methods

30

C

 

30/70

 

Kevin Greene

 

 

M200

 

E

LAW121

Practical Contract Law

30

C

 

50/50

 

Chris Baldwin

 

 

M222

 

E

LAW115

Criminal Law and Procedure

30

C

 

50:50

 

Zach Leggett

 

 

M211

 

E

LAW122

Public Law and the Law of the European Union

30

C

 

30/35/35

 

Ashley Lowerson

 

 

M210

 

L5

N

LAW253

Property and Practice

30

C

 

50/25/25

 

David Sixsmith

 

 

M223

 

E

LAW251

Practical Tort Law

30

C

 

60/20/20

 

Chris Baldwin

 

 

M200

 

E

LAW245

Business Law

30

O

 

70/30

 

Fiona Cartwright

 

 

M200

 

E

LAW249

Civil Litigation

30

O

 

70/30

 

David Sixsmith

 

 

M200

 

E

LAW252

Law in Society

30

O

 

50:50

 

Amy Purvis

 

 

M270

 

L6

N

LAW350

Equity and Trusts

20

C

 

50/50

 

Zach Leggett

 

 

M223

 

E

LAW306

Family Law

20

O

 

50/50

 

Amy Purvis

 

 

M200

 

E

LAW307

Law Research Dissertation

20

O

 

20/80

 

Ashley Lowerson

 

 

M200

 

E

LAW344

Law of Evidence and Criminal Practice

20

O

 

50/50

 

TBC

 

 

M200

 

E

LAW317

Succession

20

O

 

50/50

 

Ashley Lowerson

 

 

M200

 

E

LAW318

Medical Law

20

O

 

50/50

 

Amy Purvis

 

 

M260

 

E

LAW320

Organized Crime and Terrorism

20

O

 

40/30/30

 

Amy Laws

 

 

M200

 

E

LAW325

Commercial Law

20

O

 

70/30

 

Caroline Gibby

 

 

M221

 

E

LAW327

Sports Law

20

O

 

50/50

 

Ashley Lowerson

 

 

M200

 

E

LAW328

Employment Law

20

O

 

50/50

 

Kevin Greene

 

 

M200

 

E

LAW331

Intellectual Property Law

20

O

 

50/50

 

Zach Leggett

 

 

M200

 

E

LAW333

Coroners’ Law

20

O

 

100

 

Chris Baldwin

 

 

M200

 

E

LAW337

Industrial Disease and Personal Injury Law

20

O

 

100

 

Chris Baldwin

 

 

M200

 

E

LAW348

Sunderland Student Law Clinic (Half Option)

20

0

 

100

 

TBC

 

 

M200

 

E

LAW349

Law in Society

20

O

 

100

 

Amy Purvis

 

 

M270

 

E

LAW340

Sunderland Student Law Clinic

40

O

 

100

 

Caroline Gibby

 

 

M200

 

E

LAW341

International Law

20

O

 

100

 

TBC

 

 

M200