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LLB Honours Law

LLB Honours Law

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Start
September
Duration
3 years full time
Attendance
Full time
Fees
161,400

The LLB Honours Law Programme is offered at Middlesex University campuses in London, Mauritius and Dubai. Throughout this programme, students develop the knowledge and skills needed to follow a career in law. A career in law offers determined graduates excellent salary prospects and fast progression.

The LLB degree satisfies the requirements of the UK professional bodies, the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board, to enable graduates to proceed to the professional exams, Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course, if they wish to do so.

The LLB Programme offered in Middlesex University Dubai was launched in September 2014 and is the only face-to-face British Qualifying Law Degree currently offered in the UAE.

Why Study LLB Honours Law?

Our lecturers have extensive expertise in academia and practice, bringing a wealth of international experience, challenging you to think beyond the textbook. Alongside developing a thorough grounding in the core areas of English Law, you will gain the legal skills and academic qualifications to embark on the next stage of training. A law degree is also an excellent platform for entering related professions.

  • Study the only British Qualifying Law Degree offered in the region
  • Programmes accredited by the bodies regulating the legal profession in the UK 
  • Opportunities to interact and network with distinguished legal practitioners
  • Faculty with extensive experience and expertise in legal research, teaching and practice
  • Opportunities to participate in international mooting and MUN competitions
  • Opportunities to participate in field visits to international organisations
  • Gain exposure to legal practice through the Department’s extensive network of partnerships

You will develop your knowledge of all aspects of law at lectures, seminars and workshops and supplement this with your own independent study. Lectures may be interactive and are designed to stimulate thinking and facilitate understanding. Seminars are small group discussions which you will need to prepare for in advance. Here you will learn to analyse legal principles and apply them to practical situations, assess competing arguments and choose between alternative approaches. Workshops are used to enhance a range of skills and focus on specific areas of expertise. Group work and moots (pretend courts) will hone your verbal arguing and presentation skills.

The programme will also teach you to engage in legal research, and to review information from academic sources, journals and electronic resources. As you progress, you will have the opportunity to do your own research into an aspect of law which the course may not have covered. The programme also includes career and networking events and talks by guest speakers from the legal profession.

Assessment

You will be assessed through exams, moots (pretend courts), presentations and coursework. We will be looking at your knowledge and analysis of legal principles in different areas of law, and also your ability to conduct effective research, your understanding, analysis and use of source materials, your ability to assess competing legal arguments, and your capacity to recognise potential conclusions for situations and give reasons for them. You will be expected to write clearly, succinctly and accurately and use accurate legal terminology. We will also be looking at your verbal arguing skills and your ability to work in a team for moots and presentations.

Please refer to our Academic Calendar for further information: http://www.mdx.ac.ae/life-at-university/academic-calendar

Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Note: Both core and optional modules are constantly updated and under review. As with most academic programmes, please remember that it is possible that a module may not be offered in any particular year, for instance because too few students opt for it. Middlesex University reserves the right to vary or withdraw any course or module.

  • Year 1

    • Public Law (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      Module aims: To examine general principles relating to the UK Constitution and the organisation and powers of the State; To provide student awareness of the law and practice relating to the control of the Administration of the UK State; To consider the law relating to Human Rights and aspects of Civil Liberties in the UK.
    • Legal Method (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      This module aims to broaden and expand students understanding of the common law system, legal reasoning, case analysis, the judicial hierarchy, handling precedents and statutory interpretation. After studying this module, students will comprehend the basic principles and debates underpinning the position of the courts in the UK constitution; appreciate how to read a case and be able to pick out its material facts and ratio, as well as distinguish this from obiter dicta and develop an understanding of the different rules and approaches that courts use to interpret statutes. The module will also provide the students with a grounding in legal ethics so as to instill a basic understanding of a lawyer s duties toward their clients and the court.
    • Contract Law (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      The module aims to provide students with a sound knowledge and understanding of the law of contract, focusing on the main principles, cases and statutory provisions relevant to contract law. This will act as a firm foundation for subsequent law modules as well as for postgraduate and professional study after the programme. The module also aims to develop students competence in the analysis and solution of legal problems, to develop their legal research skills and to recognise the relationship between the law of contract and other areas of English and European law.
    • English Legal System (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      Module aims: to enable the student to develop an understanding of the English legal system and how it works in order to provide a foundation for the further study of law; to examine the nature and function of legal institutions and the role of the legal profession within the English legal system and explore the provision of legal services and methods of alternative dispute resolution. Students will become familiar with, and be able to use, legal skills and knowledge in respect of issues and problems involving the English legal system.
  • Year 2

    • Tort (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      This module aims to provide a general knowledge and understanding of tort law and lay a sound foundation upon which to develop knowledge, skills and competencies needed for the Vocational Stage of legal education and training, and subsequent careers in legal practice or higher qualifications in law. The study of case law will develop skills in extracting and communicating the meaning of written reports. Students will be challenged to achieve a higher level of understanding and application of the law in practice and attention will be given to the ethical issues that can arise.
    • EU Law (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      This course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the legal system of the European Union EU and of the rules governing the free movement of goods, persons, services and capital within the EU s internal market; to apply knowledge of EU law to the analysis of legal issues and to develop the student s skills of information retrieval from a range of sources, in accordance with the requirements of the Joint Academic Stage Board for the Foundations of Legal Knowledge. The module includes the study of the history and development of the EU, the EU s institutional framework, sources of EU law and law-making procedures, the main substantive principles underlying EU Law and the relationship between EU law and national law. An exhaustive overview of the jurisdiction of the EU courts will also be offered. The key principles governing the free movement of goods, persons and services and capital will also be covered.
    • Criminal Law (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      The module enables students to acquire a sound knowledge and understanding of criminal law, including a detailed knowledge of the key principles, cases and statutory provisions relevant to criminal law. Students will develop skills in the analysis and solution of legal problems and in researching case law and statute law in relation to criminal law, while recognising the relations between criminal law and other areas of law.
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution and Legal Ethics (30 Credits) - Optional
    • UK and European Human Rights Law (30 Credits) - Optional
      This module aims to explore human rights in an international, historical and comparative perspective. Students will be introduced to the rationale for this body of law and to major themes in international human rights jurisprudence. This course aims to introduce students to contemporary human rights issues in the theory and practice of international relations and within domestic jurisdictions. Special attention will be paid to the European Convention of Human Rights and its impact in the United Kingdom, in particular issues arising from the incorporation of the European regime through the Human Rights Act. In addition, the seminars and lectures will address specific human rights to provide students with in depth analysis of the application of human rights to factual scenarios. The course is designed to maximise students career potential, providing them with an insight into the extent to which universally protected values, articulated as legal claims impact domestic jurisdictions. The course also seeks to critically evaluate those values, their universal validity, and their implementation at regional level with the view of broadening students knowledge of law and to becoming sensitive to other values and normative regimes.
    • Consumers and the Law (30 Credits) - Optional
      Module aims: to build on the students previous studies in law and to examine the general principles underlying the legal protection given to consumers under both the civil and the criminal law and the many ways those principles are applied. Students will also gain knowledge of areas of central importance in consumer protection and will be encouraged to explore the relevant social and business context within which the law operates. A key purpose of the module is training in writing, presentation and research.
  • Year 3

    • Land Law (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      Module aims: to provide a critical understanding of the law in the context of dealings in land. The course builds upon students knowledge of legal principles by bringing these together with rules of land law. Students ability to evaluate issues, including ethical issues, and to solve land law problems at a high level of understanding is enhanced, together with their personal and professional development and employability skills. This is a core module and is a requirement of the professional bodies.
    • Equity and Trusts (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      This module is a core module and is a requirement of the professional bodies. It builds upon students knowledge of legal principles by bringing these together with rules of trust law and principles of equity, including the ethical principles which govern the role of a trustee as fiduciary and principles relevant to the quantification of damages and availability of assets for their recovery. Students critical understanding of the law of trusts and equitable principles, ability to present and argue positions in relation to issues of equity and trust law, to analyse practical problems accurately and to debate issues at a high level of understanding is developed.
    • Intellectual Property and Media Law (30 Credits) - Optional
      This module explores the laws regulating intellectual property rights and media with particular focus on issues of copyright, trademarks and patents. Through examination of UK laws, you will develop the knowledge and skills to relate the economic protection of intellectual property to the public interest in use of IP products such as television, newspapers and other media productions.
    • UK Company Law (30 Credits) - Optional

      The module will provide the student with a sound knowledge and understanding of the law governing companies and other business organisations in the United Kingdom. Comparisons are drawn between the laws underpinning the various business organisations/relationships and their different purposes are evaluated. A framework of basic principles are worked out in practice. The module will further aim to perfect legal reasoning and logic, legal synthesis, analysis and problem solving skills; to enhance research skills and the use of primary source material and to enable students to bring this together with previously learned legal principles.

    • Integrated Learning and Work Placement (30 Credits) - Optional
    • Public International Law (30 Credits) - Optional
      Module aims: to provide students with a knowledge and understanding of the principles of public international law in order to enable students to extend their ability to evaluate and analyse legal issues in the international context, often dealing with topical concerns. Whether it is debates over the legality of the use of armed force, the protection of the environment or the extent of individual responsibility for war crimes, questions of public international law are often in the news.
    • Project (30 Credits) - Optional
      This module provides students with a means of developing further and integrating the skills and knowledge gained on the MBA by application to a substantial applied project related to consultancy or entrepreneurship. The aim is for students to develop a project in relation to a specific organizational issue or problem. It enables students to demonstrate proficiency in relation to the scope of the relevant issue s identified, consider relevant literature relating to the project, collect and apply data, consider the financial implications including any cost/benefit analysis in relation to justifying specific recommendations as well as consider any other relevant implementation issues.
    • Medical Law (30 Credits) - Optional
      Module aims: The module will examine the relationship between medical law and ethics and the role of the law on defining the doctor/patient relationship. The module will explore consent to treatment, consent issues relating to incompetent adults as well as minors and medical treatment. Clinical negligence will be explored as well as selected issues relating to beginning of life such as abortion, surrogacy and end of life issues such as euthanasia and assisted suicide. The module will also introduce mental health law and the law regulating medical research. The module will give an opportunity for an in-depth study of a selected area of medical law.
    • Employment Law (30 Credits) - Optional
      This module aims to provide a knowledge and understanding of employment law and deepens the student s appreciation of how legal principles encountered in other law modules can be applied to these areas; to encourage a critical appreciation of employment law and enable students to place the subject in the context of both their working and non-working lives. Having taken this module, students will have an appreciation of the role of law in regulating the employment relationship and stopping discrimination.
    • Child and Family Law (30 Credits) - Optional
      This module aims to provide students with a knowledge and understanding of the principles of Child and Family Law in order to enable students to extend their ability to evaluate and analyse the development of both the legal and policy framework regulating child and adult relationships. The module will explore the tensions arising from the use of state intervention in to the sphere of the family with regard to issues of privacy, autonomy and welfare. Having taken this module students will have not only an appreciation of key areas of law and procedure affecting children and adults but also be sensitive to the complexities of the wider social issues raised.

Classes are held at our Dubai Knowledge Park campus Sunday to Thursday between 8:30am and 6:30pm. Additional sessions may be scheduled over the weekend or holiday periods and you should expect to receive notice of these in advance.

You will be actively involved in a range of learning, teaching and assessment approaches as part of your programme. These approaches ensure that you are involved and engaged by placing you at the centre of your own learning. You will be required to actively participate in learning activities and engagement with your fellow students, both individually and collaboratively. Faculty increasingly use existing and emerging technologies and your programme will be facilitated using a variety of media and online tools (My Learning on UniHub, podcasts, wikis, etc.) which will allow you access to a diverse range of online resources and learning materials. By engaging in e-learning you will also be developing skills of which are essential for your learning and highly valued by employers. Such skills including flexibility, communication, IT skills and team work.

We accept students with a diverse range of entry qualifications and from varying backgrounds. The following international qualifications are normally considered for admission:

Successful completion of the Middlesex University International Foundation Programme (IFP)*** (equivalent programmes from other Universities/Colleges/Institutes will be considered).
Indian Secondary School Certificates issued by the CBSE/ISC boards/NIOS/All State Boards may be considered: minimum grade of 70% overall
Minimum two, maximum three subjects, with grades of B,B,B
You must have passed the full IB Diploma. In some cases applicants will also need to have studied certain subjects at Standard or Higher Level. If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact admissions@mdx.ac.ae for support.

Students who have completed their GCSEs are eligible to join our International Foundation Programme – a one year programme to prepare students for entry onto our Undergraduate Programmes. Please note that students must meet the British AS and A Level entry requirements in order to gain entry into the First Year of any one of our Undergraduate Programmes.

UAE’s General Secondary Education Certificate Examination Grade 12 (Tawjihiya) plus successful completion of the Middlesex University International Foundation Programme (IFP)*** or equivalent programmes
Completion of Year 1 at a recognised post-secondary institution (university / college). Candidates that have successfully completed FSC/HSC are admitted to the Middlesex University’s International Foundation Programme (IFP)***
Minimum overall grade of 12. Students completing the High School Diploma are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)***
Candidates are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)***
National Curriculum of the countries of Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan: Candidates are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)***
Candidates are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)***
Students with American High School Diploma are eligible to join our Foundation programme. However, if you have passed the American High School Diploma with the university required GPA and SAT or ACT or AP Scores you may be eligible for direct entry into Year 1 of the undergraduate programme. If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact admissions@mdx.ac.ae for support.
BTEC Level 3 qualifications***** (suite of qualifications known as Nationals) may be considered for direct entry into an undergraduate programme

***** BTEC qualifications (QCF) (suite of qualifications known as Nationals) are acceptable both on their own and in combination with other qualifications. Applicants are expected to have studied for the Diploma or Extended Diploma. The Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma and 90 Credit Diploma are expected to be studied in combination to equal that of at least the Diploma (for example, the Subsidiary Diploma would need to be offered in combination with either a Diploma or two GCE A levels).

Note: *** International Foundation Programme (IFP) is a one year programme to prepare students for entry to Undergraduate programmes

This list shows only a selection of qualifications. If your high school system does not appear here, please contact our Admissions Office admissions@mdx.ac.ae and we will be able to advise you further.

English Language Requirements (Undergraduate)

All programmes at Middlesex University Dubai are taught in English and applicants with previous education outside of English-speaking countries (such as the UK, the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand), must demonstrate English language proficiency as follows:

English Language Test

Entry Requirement

IELTS Academic

6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each band)

TOEFL Internet-based

72 (17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading)

PearsonPTE Academic

51

PearsonPTE General

Level 3


Additionally, students with the following qualifications may be considered as having met the English language requirements:

English Language

Entry Requirement

GCSE/IGCSE/O-Level English

(as a first or second language)

Grade C or Higher

CBSE/ISC boards/NIOS/All state boards

Minimum grade of 70% in English

International Baccalaureate

Minimum grade 4 in English A1 (Standard or Higher Level) in IB OR a minimum of grade 5 in English B (Higher Level)

West African/Nigerian Curriculum

WAEC/WASSCE/SSSCE 

Minimum grade “C6“


For admissions related enquiries, kindly contact our admissions team on 0097143678100 / 0097143751212 alternatively you can email on admissions@mdx.ac.ae

The LLB Programme offered at Middlesex University Dubai is accredited and recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board (BSB) of England and Wales.

The School of Law teaching team, in cooperation with the University’s Careers and Employability Centre, has developed and is gradually expanding a network of partners in the legal profession in Dubai, with the aim to facilitate students in acquiring internship and career opportunities. Furthermore, employability support workshops are offered on Campus, at module and/or programme level, to develop and enhance the employability skills and of students and graduates.

The common career route for LLB graduates is that of a solicitor or barrister, but there are many related sectors where a Law degree is also highly desired. These include: business (including Human Resources, Tax and Insurance), charity, management or administration. Careers you might pursue include: Solicitor, Barrister, Legal Executive, Paralegal, community advisory work, or in-house legal departments.

Below are just a few examples of the types of careers that you could pursue after graduating with us:

Solicitor: As a solicitor you will provide legal advice and assistance that covers any issue arising in private or business life for a variety of clients, from private individuals to large companies. You will represent clients in the lower courts and, with specialist training, in the higher courts. Qualified solicitors have a variety of career options and can choose to work in a private practice (in a firm of solicitors), within a business or organisation, in local or national government, or in the court services.

Barrister: Barristers are specialists offering advocacy and advice on legal matters and points of law and plead cases on behalf of their clients. There are a wide range of specialist areas including criminal law, chancery law and civil law of which not all appear in court. Most barristers work from Chambers and are self-employed. An increasing number of employed barristers work in private and public organisations.

Legal executive: A legal executive does similar work to that of a solicitor but performs a more limited range of work often specialising in a particular branch of the law, for example conveyancing, wills and probate.

Paralegal: As a paralegal, you will provide administrative and legal assistance for a firm of solicitors. Your duties will range from clerical work, to similar duties that would be undertaken by a trainee solicitor.

Community advisory work: If you are interested in the 'welfare' side of law, you could consider social and probation work, welfare advice and housing management. At a professional level, these careers require relevant experience and further training and qualifications. Considerable voluntary work experience is usually a pre-requisite for entry.

In-house Legal Departments: In-house legal work requires you to specifically work on the legal aspects of your company (your employer). Areas of law that you will encounter will depend upon the legal issues arising within that company, ranging from routine contractual duties to dealing with external solicitors.

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