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University of Wolverhampton

About University of Wolverhampton

Courses Full Time Part Time Distance
Law Degree
CPE/GDL
LPC
BPTC
Postgraduate courses
Senior status law degree

More info

The Department of Law has over 30 years' experience of providing relevant, dynamic and forward-thinking legal education. Students are taught by professionally qualified lawyers with expertise in both national and international law. We also have a strong reputation for mooting (a form of legal analysis and advocacy in a mock court), with past student successes including beating Oxford University in the annual Oxford University Press national mooting competition.


Mooting societies

We offer opportunities to engage in mooting in our state-of-the-art courtroom. Mooting develops key skills including debating, negotiations and interviewing - all of which are designed to enhance your legal skills and employment prospects.

 


Development

We provide our students with many career development and work experience opportunities, including:

  • organised visits to the Inns of Court and the Houses of Parliament
  • career talks from local law firms, the judiciary, the police, the probation services and other business and public sector organisations
  • student exchanges with universities or organisations overseas
  • work experience in the legal profession or business community
  • volunteering opportunities in the University Law Centre. This will include providing free legal advice, under the supervision of academics or professional lawyers, to members of the local community.

Accreditation

Our specialist law degree is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board as a qualifying law degree which would enable you to proceed to the professional vocational training courses to qualify as a Solicitor or Barrister.

 


Flexible study

We offer flexible modes of study, including full-time, part-time, evening, Saturdays and distance learning routes.

 


Facilities

Our purpose-built courtroom will give you a taste of life in a real court. It includes a judges' bench, witness box and accommodation for the clerk of the court and counsel. Seating is also available in the room for observers. The courtroom is equipped with legal equipment, in addition to a projector and specialist acoustics.

 

Our flagship Learning Centre is open seven days a week and puts knowledge at our students' fingertips - with a huge collection of books, journals, DVDs, CDs and audio-visual material. Students can also access networked computers, printing, copying and binding facilities, study skills materials, loanable laptops, presentation equipment and individual study rooms for group work or silent study.


What our past students have said:

"The Legal Practice Course (LPC) lecturers took a personal interest in my progress and would do whatever they could to help. And the course helped my confidence increase ten-fold due to the range of skills I developed. Since starting work, I have also realised that the course equipped me on a practical level to start work in a legal setting. It got me over that first day in the job!"

 

Lois Peddie, LLB (Hons) and LPC (with commendation)

"I chose to study the LLB (Hons) and LPC at the University of Wolverhampton due to its excellent reputation for Law. My lecturers for both courses were very helpful and always on hand to answer any questions. The LPC class in particular was excellent as the class size was small, which meant the teaching was of a very high standard and each student received a lot of support. I always felt very well prepared and organised for my exams and found the e-learning technologies, library resources and IT facilities at Wolverhampton very good in helping me to gain the most out of my degree. The LLB helped me gain confidence as we would discuss ideas in our seminars without the intimidation of a large lecture theatre. This developed more when I went on to study for the LPC. The course was fast paced and the volume of work and assessments which I had to study for vastly improved my confidence in myself."

 

Hannah Randall LLB (Hons) and LPC (with distinction)


Undergraduate courses

Our LLB (Hons) course focuses on developing your skills, such as legal analysis and evaluation, problem solving by application of the law, business awareness, presentation and communication skills.

This course is ideal if you want to achieve a law qualification which will allow you to take the necessary professional exams to qualify as a solicitor or barrister. It includes a series of core modules which you need to pass to gain exemption from the academic stage of training. You will also be able to choose a series of optional modules, enabling you to structure your degree to cover areas which particularly interest you.

We also offer a range of joint honours* degrees in Law within the following disciplines:

*Please note that a joint honours degree is not a qualifying law degree.

Extra info

Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1LY
Phone: 0800 953 3222
Email: pglawenquiries@wlv.ac.uk
Student law societies: