LL.B (Hons) in Law

The Law Programme at Oxford Brookes University has a number of distinctive features and aims to provide the highest levels of student experience, whilst at the same time ensuring that students who graduate from the Programme are able to do so with a degree incorporating the seven foundations of legal knowledge modules, as specified by the Bar Standards Board of England and Wales, which exempts them from the academic stage of training should they decide to pursue careers as barristers in England and Wales. This qualification of LLB Law from Oxford Brookes University, subject to any other requirements stipulated by Sri Lanka Law College in the future, also meets the admission requirements of the Sri Lanka Law College for entry onto the Attorney-at-Law professional qualification.  The degree will also provide students with the foundational academic legal knowledge that will assist entry to other legal careers.

BCAS is a market leader in the private education sector in the field of law, with excellent student performance in subsequent Law College examinations. Oxford Brookes School of Law has a strong history of successful partnerships with overseas institutions and also has a record of producing outstanding students, with significant success in national and international mooting and client interviewing competitions. Both institutions have a strong focus on employability and outstanding student experience. Both partners are keen to maintain a relevant and current law programme to meet the needs of the Sri Lankan students and the law market.

The range of modules presented ensures the international relevance of the course for its Sri Lankan context, whilst preserving the course’s status as a course covering the law of England and Wales.  Reference to Sri Lankan law will be made in appropriate circumstances to help provide context and a basis for understanding for students coming from a Sri Lankan perspective and background and also at times to extend the scope of reference, as any comparative material for broader understanding and for cultural localization.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

  • Course Type : Full Time
  • Duration : 3 Years
  • Total Credits : 360

 

MODULES

FIRST YEAR
SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2
Legal Method (15 Credits) Communication Skills for Lawyers (15 Credits)
Contract Law (30 Credits)
Criminal Law (30 credits)
Public Law (30 credits)

 

SECOND YEAR
SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2
European Law (15 Credits) Company Law (15 Credits) Environmental Law (15 Credits) International Law (15 Credits)
Land Law (30 Credits)
Tort Law (30 credits)

 

THIRD YEAR
SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2
Computer Law and Artificial Intelligence (15 Credits) Commercial Law (15 Credits) Medical Law (15 Credits) International Trade Law (15 Credits) Human Rights Law (15 Credits) Equality Law (15 Credits)
Equity and Trusts (30 Credits)

 

PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

On successful completion of the programme, graduates will demonstrate the following Brookes Attributes:

  1. Academic literacy
  • Demonstrate coherent and detailed knowledge and understanding of the English legal system and processes, and an ability to critically review the same;
  • Demonstrate coherent and detailed knowledge and understanding of a substantial range of legal concepts, values, principles and rules, and an ability to critically review the same;
  • Demonstrate that they have studied the substantive law subjects in their programme in depth;
  • Be aware of and understand current developments in the areas of law studied;
  • Demonstrate ability to describe and comment on aspects of current research in English Law
  • Demonstrate ability and confidence in applying their knowledge and techniques of analysis to complex problems and unfamiliar contexts and providing cogently reasoned conclusions supported by relevant legal authority;
  • Synthesize and evaluate new information from primary and secondary sources, relevant to the area of study;
  • Recognize and rank legal issues in terms of relevance and importance;
  • Analyze, evaluate and interpret statutes and law reports and other relevant materials;
  • Critically evaluate arguments, assumptions and concepts to make judgements or identify a solution to a problem;
  • Understand and employ English legal terminology, both written and verbally, to communicate complex information, including that arising from technical legal materials, in a way which is comprehensible to both specialist and non-specialist audiences as appropriate, and is directed at their concerns;
  • Write succinctly and within strict word limits
  1. Research literacy
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of principles and techniques of research in English law;
  • Identify, locate and retrieve standard legal materials in English law in paper and electronic form (also relevant to digital and information literacy);
  • Critically evaluate the merits of the products of their research so as to reach sound judgments (Also relevant to academic literacy and digital information literacy);
  • Undertake independent research with minimum guidance;
  • Utilise problem-solving skills in theoretical or practical contexts.
  1. Critical self-awareness and personal literacy
  • Plan their work to undertake assignments with minimum guidance;
  • Work cooperatively and make an effective contribution when working in a group;
  • Reflect on their learning and performance and to seek and make use of feedback;
  • Take personal responsibility for and show initiative in relation to their own learning and personal and professional development, including use of reflection and feedback to analyze own capabilities;
  • Manage their time and prioritize tasks by working to strict deadlines.
  1. Digital and information literacy
  • Utilize a range of electronic information management tools, including word processing, email, the internet and some electronic retrieval systems for personal, academic and professional use.
  1. Active citizenship
  • Have an understanding of the social, economic, political, historical, philosophical, ethical and cultural contexts in which law operates (also relevant to academic literacy);
  • Appreciate the importance of cross-cultural awareness and valuing human diversity in order to be able to work effectively and responsibly in a global context. 

ADMISSION CRITERIA

Academic qualification:

Two credit passes (55%) and one simple pass (40%) at one and the same sitting at the Sri Lanka General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) Examination;

or equivalent.

AND an ability to demonstrate proficiency in English language through:

A simple pass in English Language obtained at the Sri Lanka General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) Examination

or

A credit pass in English Language obtained at the Sri Lanka General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level ) Examination

and

A pass obtained on the BCAS English Proficiency Test

or

IELTS Level 6 (with reading and writing at minimum Level 6) or equivalent recognised accreditation.

Candidates who have completed at least one full year of study at undergraduate level at a UK Higher Education Institution in the English language will automatically meet the English language requirements.