WELCOME LLB PART-TIME & GRADUATE ENTRY INFORMATION EVENING
ABOUT THE COURSE Professor Aileen McHarg (Admissions Officer/Academic Advisor)
Why study law? Career change Career Progression Acquiring new skills
A qualifying (ordinary) law degree in Scots law (LL.B.) Successful completion of compulsory subjects qualifies for entry to Diploma in Legal Practice Range of additional elective classes available What We Offer
Further 1 year (full-time) study required to gain an Honours degree Further 1 year Diploma (full-time) and work-based training required to become solicitor or advocate Compulsory subjects do not cover all pre- requisites for Faculty of Advocates Entry to English legal profession requires further conversion course What We (Don’t) Offer
4 categories of students: Full-time undergraduates (school leavers) Full-time graduate entrants Part-time graduate entrants Part-time undergraduates (adult returners) What We Offer
Period of Study / Acceleration Period of Study PT Adult ReturnerPT Graduate EntryFT Graduate Entry 5 years4 years2 years Option to accelerate and complete in 4 years Option to accelerate and complete in 3 years No option to accelerate available
Period of Study / Acceleration Part-Time students may submit an application to accelerate. If successful this will reduce their period of study by one year however, your fee payment will amount to the same as studying all years. Reducing period of study does not mean reduction in fees.
Application to Accelerate R equests to accelerate will normally be approved if: - All classes have been passed at the first attempt. - Student has good grounds to do so. - Academic grades are at a standard which the advisor feels the student could cope with the additional workload. - Applications with an overall average grade of less than 50% will normally lead to a rejection of a request for acceleration.
Transferring from Part-Time to Full-Time Study (or vice versa) You must first contact the part-time LLB Advisor of Studies. Application can only be made after 1 year of study. This route is not normally open to Graduates. Applications must be made via the Internal Transfer Form. Credits already accumulated can normally be carried forward. Transfer from full-time to part-time study may also be possible – each case will be considered on its merits.
Fees 2014/15: Part-Time Study (tbc by Faculty) Adult Returner Part –Time StudyPeriod of Study Cost per year Scots/ EU Cost per year Rest of the UK (RUK) Cost per year International Adult Returner5 Years£2,600 £2,700 Adult Returner Accelerated* 4 Years (accelerating Year 3) £2,600 - Yr1 £2,600 – Yr2 £3,900 – Yr3 £3,900– Yr4 £2,600 - Yr1 £2,600 – Yr2 £3,900– Yr3 £3,900– Yr4 £2,700 - Yr1 £2,700 – Yr2 £3,900– Yr3 £3,900– Yr4 Adult Returner Accelerated* 4 Years (accelerating Year 4) £2,600 - Yr1 £2,600 – Yr2 £2,600 – Yr3 £5,200 – Yr4 £2,600 - Yr1 £2,600 – Yr2 £2,600 – Yr3 £5,200 – Yr4 £2,700 - Yr1 £2,700 – Yr2 £2,700 – Yr3 £5,200– Yr4 *subject to satisfying acceleration criteria Fees stated are subject to an annual increase. It is unlikely overseas students would obtain visa for part-time study.
Fees 2014/15: Part-Time Study (tbc by Faculty) Graduate Entrant Part –Time StudyPeriod of Study Cost per year Scots/ EU Cost per year Rest of the UK (RUK) Cost per year International Graduate Entrant4 Years£3,250 Graduate Entrant Accelerated* 3 Years: From Year 2* £3,250 – Yr1 £4,875 – Yr2 £4,875 – Yr3 £3,250 – Yr1 £4,875 – Yr2 £4,875 – Yr3 £3,250 – Yr1 £4,875– Yr2 £4,875 – Yr3 From Year 3* £3,250 – Yr1 £3,250 – Yr2 £6,667 – Yr3 £3,350 – Yr1 £3,250 – Yr2 £6,667– Yr3 £4,750 – Yr1 £4,625 – Yr2 £6,667 – Yr3 *subject to satisfying acceleration criteria Fees stated are subject to an annual increase. It is unlikely overseas students would obtain visa for part-time study.
Fees 2013/14: Full-Time Graduate Entry (tbc by Faculty) - Students on full-time graduate entry programme are unable to accelerate. - All fees are subject to an annual increase. Full–Time Graduate Entry Period of StudyCost per year Scottish / EU / RUK2 years£6,300 International2 years£11,025
Fee Payments Students can opt to pay their fees in 3 instalments. More information can be obtained from the Finance Office. 3 instalments: first instalment due at registration second – mid-December third – early March.
Funding Graduates are not normally eligible for funding via SAAS and may wish to consider: Employer Sponsorship Graduate Development Loans
Funding for Part-Time Study SAAS Part-Time funding rules: Funding will cover SCQF Level 7-10. The income eligibility threshold will increase from £22,000 to £25,000
Funding for Part-Time Study Please check your eligibility with SAAS: http://www.saas.gov.uk/ T: 0300 300 3137 Other useful sites for advice on funding: Skills Development Scotland Website http://www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/ National Careers Services Website https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
Attendance Part-Time Evening Study Semesters: 2 x 12 week semesters (Semester 1 begins 24/09/13) Students are expected to commit to the following contact time each semester: Lectures: 2 Evenings per week normally between 6-8pm Tutorials: Every second Saturday from Week 5 (approx 2 x 1 hr) Part-Time students have the option to study alongside full-time students during the day if they so wish.
Attendance Graduate Entry Full-Time Study Semesters 2 x 12 week semesters (Semester 1 begins 24/09/13) Students are expected to commit to the following contact time each semester: Lectures and Tutorials: Can be scheduled any time between Mon-Fri, 9-5pm with Tutorials normally taking place from Week 4 every 2 weeks (4 x 1hr). Students will study along side other Full-Time students.
Pattern of Study Part-Time Adult Returner (360 credits required to graduate) First YearSecond YearThird YearFourth YearFifth Year Criminal Law (S1) 20 Law and Society (S1) 20 Domestic Relations (S1) 20 Evidence (S2) 20 2 Electives to complete degree (2 x 20 credits) Legal Methods (S1) 20 Public Law 2 (S1) 20 Commercial Law (S1) 20 3 Electives (3 x 20) Legal Process (S2) 20 Voluntary Obligations: Contract and Promise (S2) 20 Property Law (S2) 20 Option of taking 2 additional classes but this is not compulsory for the degree. Public Law 1 (S2) 20 Involuntary Obligations: Delict and Unjustified Enrichment (S2) 20 European Community Law (S2) 20 80 Credits 40 Credits 80 Credits160 Credits240 Credits320 Credits360 Credits
Pattern of Study: Part-Time Graduate Entrant (360 credits required to graduate) Credit for Prior Learning Second Year (1 st year of study) Third YearFourth YearFifth Year Criminal Law (S1) 20 Law and Society (S1) 20 Domestic Relations (S1) 20 Evidence (S2) 20 Legal Methods (S1) 20 Public Law 2 (S1) 20 Commercial Law (S1) 20 1 Electives (1 x 20) Legal Process (S2) 20 Voluntary Obligations: Contract and Promise (S2) 20 Property Law (S2) 20 Option of taking 2 additional classes but this is not compulsory for the degree. Public Law 1 (S2) 20 Involuntary Obligations: Delict and Unjustified Enrichment (S2) 20 European Community Law (S2) 20 80 Credits 40 Credits 80 Credits160 Credits240 Credits320 Credits360 Credits
Pattern of Study: Full-Time Graduate Entrant 80 Personal Credits Awarded on entry: 360 credits required to graduate Second Year (1 st year of study) 1 st Semester Credits Third Year (2 nd year of study) 1 st Semester Credits M9114 Legal Methods20 M9208 Domestic Relations20 M9111 Criminal Law20 M9113 Law and Society20 M9209 Public Law 220 M9209 Commercial Law20 Elective20 2nd Semester Credits M9112 Voluntary Obligations: Contract and Promise20 M9115 Legal Process20 M9116 Public Law 120 M9211 Property, Trust and Succession20 M9306 Evidence20 M9210 Involuntary Obligations: Delict and Unjustified Enrichment20 M9212 European Union Law20 Sub Total140 Advanced Standing 80 Total Credits220 Sub Total140 First year total220 Total Credits360
Examinations / Assessment All exams will take place during the day at the end of each semester: January (2 weeks) May (3 weeks) There is also a re-sit diet in August Most compulsory subjects have examinations. Some electives are 100% coursework assessment. Some modules may have group coursework and/or group presentations.
University Systems Students are required to use the University systems of Pegasus and MyPlace: Pegasus – Is your University student record, you will access this when registering, changing your curriculum, amending personal details and to view your examination timetable and results. You will also receive announcements via Pegasus on a regular basis. MyPlace – Is a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and used to maintain course information (handbooks), upload and download essay and use discussion forums. You will also receive regular announcements regarding class information and be able to sign up for tutorials.
Support Team Professor Aileen McHarg Admissions Officer / Academic Advisor Fiona Barrie Ciara McAvoy Administrative Support - Full-time Graduate Entry LLB Fiona Barrie Ciara McAvoy Administrative support – LLB Part-Time Study General Office Support Staff A team of 10 staff
Potential Further Study After successful completion of the LL.B. qualification, the Law School at Strathclyde offers further opportunities for study. Honours and Diploma study is possible however students would need to follow the full-time programme of study. Other postgraduate (LL.M/MSc) opportunities offered are available: Advocacy Construction Law Criminal Justice and Penal Change Human Rights International Economic Law International Law & Sustainable Development Internet Law & Policy Mediation & Conflict Resolution Employment and Labour Law Climate Change: Law and Policy
Next Steps Let us answer any queries you may have this evening. Apply within the next few days if you feel the LL.B. is the challenge you want. Investigate sponsorship or other methods of funding. Note: Induction Day and Registration will normally take place the second/third week of September 2014. Prepare to start the course 24 September 2014 THINK WHAT AN LL.B. COULD DO FOR YOU Thank you for listening and Good Luck