Law (Philosophy, Politics and Law Pathway) LLB (Hons) - 2022/3

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

LLB (Hons) Law (Philosophy, Politics and Law Pathway)

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Law (Philosophy, Politics and Law Pathway)
DipHE Law
CertHE Law

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time ULA22027 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY ULA22027 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

JACs code

100485, 100491, 10033

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

None

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - School of Law

Programme Leader

SARCH Alexander (Schl of Law)

Date of production/revision of spec

17/06/2021

Educational aims of the programme

  • To produce graduates with a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) who are capable of continuing onto the next stage of training for entry into the legal profession or who are able to secure positions in industry, commerce or the public sector
  • To develop and deepen students¿ interest and understanding of Law, in its national and international, social, political and cultural context
  • To provide students with broad understanding of legal and philosophical concepts and theories regarding foundational questions about law and political systems, as well as specific doctrinal areas of law (such as criminal law, private law and public law).
  • To enable students to explain and critically engage with why the law is the way it is in different areas as well as what philosophical and political ideals and values the law is based on
  • To enable students to critically analyse and evaluate existing legal rules and institutions, while using normative, empirical and theoretical methods as appropriate to identify and argue for practical legal reforms aimed at overcoming the problems identified
  • To produce graduates with a sound grasp of the principles of Law across a wide range of legal topics with an ability to apply those principles to legal problem solving
  • To produce graduates with well- developed legal research skills
  • To produce graduates who have a foundation understanding and experience of key practical legal skills (e.g. negotiation, interviewing, debating, advocacy, presentation skills)
  • To enable students to integrate a wide range of legal materials from various sources (both paper and electronic) and use these materials to marshal both written and oral arguments
  • To enable students to identify legal issues within factual problem scenarios
  • To assist students in producing clearly expressed rigorous, clear and persuasive written and oral arguments
  • To develop students¿ insight into the application of the legal rules so they can, for example, demonstrate an ability to distinguish cases on their facts and to argue by analogy
  • To facilitate students¿ engagement in life-long learning, study and enquiry

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Knowledge of the principal features of English and international legal systems, including general familiarity with their institutions and procedures K CertHE, DipHE, Ord, LLB (Hons)
Knowledge of the principles of Law in the Foundation Subjects in Law and an ability to apply those principles to solve legal problems K CertHE, DipHE, Ord, LLB (Hons)
An ability to demonstrate an understanding of how Law fits together and operates K CertHE, DipHE, Ord, LLB (Hons)
Appropriate in-depth knowledge of specialist areas of Law where options have been taken in that area and an ability to apply that knowledge to solve legal problems K Ord, LLB (Hons)
Appropriate in-depth knowledge of specialist areas of legal and philosophical concepts and theories regarding foundational questions about law and political systems K Ord, LLB (Hons)
Appropriate in-depth knowledge of philosophical and theoretical questions, concepts and theories as these pertain to specific doctrinal areas of law, such as criminal law, private law and public law. K Ord, LLB (Hons)
Demonstrate some understanding at appropriate undergraduate level of why the law in different areas is the way it is, and what philosophical and political ideals and values it is based on K Ord, LLB (Hons)
Demonstrated ability to critically analyse and evaluate existing legal rules and institutions, while using normative, empirical and theoretical methods where appropriate to identify and argue for practical legal reforms aimed at overcoming the problems identified K Ord, LLB (Hons)
Engage critically, at appropriate undergraduate level, with a wide range of legal concepts, values, principles and rules of English and EU Law plus other legal systems as appropriate and to explain the relationships between them C CertHE, DipHE, Ord, LLB (Hons)
Demonstrate ability to engage in complex problem-solving, abstract thinking, critical argument and identifying creative solutions to novel legal and social problems C Ord, LLB (Hons)
Demonstrated ability to construct rigorous, clear and persuasive arguments on a range of important legal, philosophical and political issues with appropriate support, both in writing and orally where appropriate C Ord, LLB (Hons)
Explain accurately the major legal institutions and procedures of English Law (and some other systems) C CertHE, DipHE, Ord, LLB (Hons)
Analyse critically the Law and its context to reach defensible conclusions after such analysis C CertHE, DipHE, Ord, LLB (Hons)
Apply legal knowledge to situations which engage with doctrinal issues and disputes C CertHE, DipHE, Ord, LLB (Hons)
Demonstrate familiarity with doctrinal and conceptual difficulties within the study of Law and an ability to provide own solution to unresolved debates at appropriate undergraduate level C CertHE, DipHE, Ord, LLB (Hons)
Conduct efficient searches of legal websites to locate relevant legal information; exchange documents by email and manage information exchanges by email; use an online learning platform to facilitate study effectively P CertHE, DipHE, Ord, LLB (Hons)
Use primary and secondary legal sources, both in hard copy and electronic form, as part of guided study within the syllabus and as part of private study/further research P CertHE, DipHE, Ord, LLB (Hons)
Critically analyse key sources and reflect on their own learning P CertHE, DipHE, Ord, LLB (Hons)
Engage in academic debate in a professional manner at an appropriate undergraduate level P CertHE, DipHE, Ord, LLB (Hons)
Demonstrate proficiency, at a level appropriate to undergraduate study, in clear and accurate oral communication on legal, philosophical and political topics in a variety of different contexts P CertHE, DipHE, Ord, LLB (Hons)
Present a variety of different types of written work clearly and accurately using fluent prose, including using legal or other relevant terminology correctly P CertHE, DipHE, Ord, LLB (Hons)
Read and assimilate a range of complex works, suitable for study at undergraduate level, within and about Law (as well as Philosophy and Politics where appropriate) and to summarise arguments accurately P CertHE, DipHE, Ord, LLB (Hons)
Operate in a work environment and demonstrate employment experience as appropriate at relevant undergraduate level T CertHE, DipHE, Ord, LLB (Hons)
Communicate effectively in written and oral forms at a level suitable to undergraduate study including by email and using an online learning platform T CertHE, DipHE, Ord, LLB (Hons)
Read complex primary materials and to find the key statements, ideas and arguments from them T CertHE, DipHE, Ord, LLB (Hons)
Demonstrate proficiency in the use of word processing, and research using standard library materials (including hard copy and electronic materials), and internet resources T CertHE, DipHE, Ord, LLB (Hons)
Demonstrate the ability to work together in teams by way of a variety of activities, including extra-curricular activities T CertHE, DipHE, Ord, LLB (Hons)
Reflect critically on one¿s own work and deconstruct feedback to apply in future work to facilitate continuous improvement T CertHE, DipHE, Ord, LLB (Hons)
Apply principles, concepts and theories to practical contexts and vice versa T CertHE, DipHE, Ord, LLB (Hons)

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 2 - FHEQ Level 5

Module Selection for Year 2 - FHEQ Level 5

Choose 2 from the optional 8 modules (one in semester 1 and the other in semester 2).

To complete the requirements of the PPL Pathway you must complete a sufficient number of qualifying Pathway modules from the specified list of PPL modules available at Level 5 and Level 6. These must be equal to at least 90 credits (15 of which will be a compulsory Pathway module in semester 1 of Level 6 and the remaining 75 credits will be qualifying Pathway optional modules from the specified list at either Level 5 or 6). In total, this is equal to six taught modules or five taught modules and the dissertation. The qualifying Pathway modules at Level 5 are:

- LAW2049 - Environmental Law in Action (optional)
- LAW2096 - Law & Contemporary Social Issues (optional)
- LAW2087 - International Humanitarian Law (optional)
- LAW2084 - Law and Economics (optional)

Year 3 - FHEQ Level 6

Module Selection for Year 3 - FHEQ Level 6

At Level 6, you must take 8 taught modules or 6 taught modules plus the dissertation. You will automatically be enrolled in Jurisprudence I (LAW3085) in semester 1 as this is a compulsory module for PPL Pathway students. The remaining 7 modules (or 5 plus dissertation) at Level 6 are optional modules.

To complete the requirements of the PPL Pathway you must complete a sufficient number of qualifying Pathway modules from the specified list of PPL modules available at Level 5 and Level 6. These must be equal to at least 90 credits (15 of which will be from the compulsory Level 6 module Jurisprudence I, LAW3085, and the remaining 75 credits will be other qualifying Pathway options from the specified list at Level 5 or 6). In total, this is equal to 6 taught modules or 5 taught modules and the dissertation. The qualifying PPL Pathway modules at Level 6 are:

- LAW3085 - Jurisprudence I (compulsory)
- LAW3090 - Medical Law I (optional)
- LAW3127 - Tax Law (optional)
- LAW3135 - Law and Technology (optional)
- LAW3134 - Legal Obligation and Punishment (optional)
- LAW3090 - Medical Law II (optional)
- LAW3132 - Commercial Restitution (optional)
- LAW3136 - Core Issues in Private Law (optional)
- LAW3005 - Law Dissertation (optional)
- LAW3140 - Privacy and Data Governance (optional)
- POL3086 - Global Governance (optional)

In semester 1, you will automatically be enrolled in Jurisprudence I (LAW3085), as it is compulsory for PPL Pathway students. In semester 2, it is recommended that you should choose at least one of Legal Obligation and Punishment (LAW3134) or Core Issues in Private Law (LAW3136).

Year 2 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 5

Module Selection for Year 2 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 5

Choose 2 from the optional 8 modules (one in semester 1 and the other in semester 2).

To complete the requirements of the PPL Pathway you must complete a sufficient number of qualifying Pathway modules from the specified list of PPL modules available at Level 5 and Level 6. These must be equal to at least 90 credits (15 of which will be a compulsory Pathway module in semester 1 of Level 6 and the remaining 75 credits will be qualifying Pathway optional modules from the specified list at either Level 5 or 6). In total, this is equal to six taught modules or five taught modules and the dissertation. The qualifying Pathway modules at Level 5 are:

- LAW2049 - Environmental Law in Action (optional)
- LAW2096 - Law & Contemporary Social Issues (optional)
- LAW2087 - International Humanitarian Law (optional)
- LAW2084 - Law and Economics (optional)

Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

Module Selection for Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

At Level 6, you must take 8 taught modules or 6 taught modules plus the dissertation. You will automatically be enrolled in Jurisprudence I (LAW3085) in semester 1 as this is a compulsory module for PPL Pathway students. The remaining 7 modules (or 5 plus dissertation) at Level 6 are optional modules.

To complete the requirements of the PPL Pathway you must complete a sufficient number of qualifying Pathway modules from the specified list of PPL modules available at Level 5 and Level 6. These must be equal to at least 90 credits (15 of which will be from the compulsory Level 6 module Jurisprudence I, LAW3085, and the remaining 75 credits will be other qualifying Pathway options from the specified list at Level 5 or 6). In total, this is equal to 6 taught modules or 5 taught modules and the dissertation. The qualifying PPL Pathway modules at Level 6 are:

- LAW3085 - Jurisprudence I (compulsory)
- LAW3090 - Medical Law I (optional)
- LAW3127 - Tax Law (optional)
- LAW3135 - Law and Technology (optional)
- LAW3134 - Legal Obligation and Punishment (optional)
- LAW3090 - Medical Law II (optional)
- LAW3132 - Commercial Restitution (optional)
- LAW3136 - Core Issues in Private Law (optional)
- LAW3005 - Law Dissertation (optional)
- LAW3140 - Privacy and Data Governance (optional)
- POL3086 - Global Governance (optional)

In semester 1, you will automatically be enrolled in Jurisprudence I (LAW3085), as it is compulsory for PPL Pathway students. In semester 2, it is recommended that you should choose at least one of Legal Obligation and Punishment (LAW3134) or Core Issues in Private Law (LAW3136).

Professional Training Year (PTY) -

Module Selection for Professional Training Year (PTY) -

NA

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics N
Professional Training Year (PTY) Y
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exchange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2022/3 academic year.