LLB (Hons) Open Learning

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The LLB (Hons) Open Learning programme is a 4-6 year programme which is studied at a distance.

There is no attendance requirement for the Open Learning programme therefore, it is ideal for those who are unable to attend university to study.  The Open Learning LL.B (Hons) programme is designed to provide students with a Qualifying Law Degree that gives exemption from the academic stage of legal education to become a solicitor or barrister. Upon completion of the degree, you may apply to join the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), which are the vocational training courses that must be undertaken to become a solicitor or barrister.  

Learning is developed through study materials delivered over the internet. Each module has a set of materials, a study schedule and answer guidance available on its own website (an eLearning Portal site). PowerPoint presentations, notes, updates and useful assessment guidance are also posted on the module sites. Our most recent innovation in our distance learning LLB degree, is teaching through the use of webcasts. The webcasts are short videos which explore essential legal aspects of a particular legal subject, and students are able to use them to navigate through a series of written and recorded materials, with access to linked documentation and other related materials. From September 2012, the webcasts will be available for the eight core modules on the Open Learning programme. You can see what they look like by clicking on the link to the right. You will also have access to legal databases which allows you to read primary legal sources such as legislation and case law, as well as secondary legal sources such as journal articles and commentaries.  

You will be supported throughout your studies by the individual module tutors who teach you, a programme leader, year directors and a dedicated team of support staff. Material which will be relevant to you throughout your studies is available on the programme eLearning Portal site. 

We are aware that regulatory bodies in some overseas jurisdictions will not accept a qualifying law degree that has been completed by distance learning. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they have satisfied themselves as to the whether this programme will be deemed to  meet the regulatory requirements in their home jurisdiction or jurisdiction in which they propose to practice.

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Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 4-6 years part time, via distance learning

Department Northumbria Law School

Location Law and NBS Building, City Campus East

City Newcastle

Start September

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