Top Course Highlights
Small class sizes
Opportunities to gain clinical legal and interdisciplinary experience
Local pro-bono advice providers attend the college with practical examples of real community issues that are currently being dealt with. Students are invited to contribute to interdisciplinary discussions about real clients and help to resolve the challenges that face them.
Excellent links to the local Profession
Excellent links with the local legal profession and free membership of Cornwall Law Society will get you networking from the beginning and will pave the way for your career.
The qualification is extremely portable
The course is a qualifying law degree that satisfies the requirements of the academic stage of training for the legal profession in England and Wales and will equip students with the skills and knowledge required to enter the legal profession or to take advantage of other graduate opportunities or additional academic, vocational or professional qualifications.
What Will I Learn?
The programme has been designed to cover the Foundations of Legal Knowledge recognised by the profession. Students will have already studied Contract Law, Criminal Law, Public Law and Tort Law. This course extends the repertoire to include International and European Law, Land Law and The Law of Trusts. Students will complete a dissertation on a topic of their choice linked to their studies and also have the option of studying one of the following modules to reflect their interest: –
- Environmental Law
- Business and Employment Law
- Land Law
- Equity and Trusts
- International and European Law
Optional modules (choose 1): Business and Employment Law
- Environmental Law
*Modules may be subject to change
Where Will It Take Me?
The programme has been designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to enter the legal profession or to take advantage of other graduate opportunities. It also creates a platform from which students can undertake additional academic, vocational or professional qualifications.
The course is suitable for those hoping to become:
- Legal Executives
- Police Officers
Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework tasks including essays, reports, portfolios, presentations and a research project. In addition to summative assessments, which count towards your final mark, there are plenty of opportunities to gain formative feedback to aid your progression.
For entry to our top-up degrees, candidates must be holders of a relevant foundation degree, HND or equivalent Level 5 qualification. Applications from students who have completed other programmes will be considered on a case by case basis but typically students will have completed any one of the following programmes:
• FdSc Law
• FdSc Law with Business
• FdSc Law with Criminology and Criminal Justice
Additional entry requirements:
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Duration: One year full time, two years part time
Awarding body: University of Plymouth
Location: Truro College
All students will have the opportunity to become a member of the Cornwall Law Society, free of charge, which is an excellent networking platform for those interested in gaining work experience or employment locally.
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