The Extended Degree in Law is designed as a preparatory year to enable you to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills you need to progress to the first year of Bachelor of Laws (LLB) course. The initial year of the Extended Degree course will prepare you for the demands of Level 4 study by introducing them to a number of core legal subjects.
In order to progress onto the LLB programme, students need to pass all modules (120 credits) and pass with an overall average of 50%.
The expert tutorial support and knowledge that you'll develop in areas such as constitutional law and legal drafting will also prepare you for careers in related areas such as in public services, local government and the civil service.
You'll gain confidence and improve your study, practical and theoretical skills that'll ensure that you stand out to employers.
The unique feature of this course is that not only will you learn about the theory of subjects, but you'll also have the opportunity to apply this knowledge in the Legal Drafting and Advocacy modules. You will prepare court documents such as skeleton arguments setting out your case and then practise these skills during mock hearings and advocate your case. These modules are taught by a qualified solicitor with over 20 years of court litigation practise.
On completing your LLB extended degree, you'll have the option to move into a career in law or into a whole array of related fields such as the civil service, local government, research, teaching, politics and public services. A reputable degree will also open many other doors into graduate employment in other fields.
*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.
The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.
The standard entry requirements for this course are 48 UCAS points from an appropriate Level 3 qualification plus GCSE English language at Grade 4 (Grade C) or above and GCSE Maths at Grade 3 (Grade D) or above or University recognised equivalents (such as Functional Skills Level 2).