Law is one of the world’s oldest professions. Filled with intrigue and complexities, law is a fascinating and exciting subject area that is an essential component of everyday life. A degree in law can lead you to a wide number of career options, including a lawyer, legal executive or costs negotiator.
Success in this field demands discipline, strategic thinking, a solid knowledge of legislation and the ability to adapt to different scenarios. As legal knowledge is key for success in this career, this course focuses on teaching you key theoretical principles and fundamental best practices such as how to make succinct legal arguments.
This course aims to provide you with a thorough understanding of law and practice in the modern world.
Focusing strongly on developing practical real-world skills, this course covers a broad range of topics, from engaging critically with the principles of employment law and how EU law has evolved, through to contractual and tortious liability. Further to this, you will develop mooting, advocacy and presentation skills throughout this programme, building a solid foundation for you to become a competent and knowledgeable practitioner of law.
Why choose this course?
Completing a law degree requires hard-work, discipline and determination. If you are ready to use your originality, passion and mental capacity to excel in a career in law, our programme will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to start your journey.
We’ve spent £14 million on a brand new campus building. It’s a purpose-built, state of-the-art development that is one of the most modern facilities in the UK. It includes a library, IT suites, mock law court, engineering and science labs, cafe and lots of individual and group study spaces. Next to us is Scarborough’s new leisure village. The complex includes an Olympic legacy swimming pool, sports hall, fitness suite, all weather pitches and the new Scarborough Athletic football ground.
This course has been developed and is taught by practising professionals and industry experts. Our academics bring a wealth of expertise to the classroom with many continuing to undertake research and other projects alongside teaching, meaning our students gain a well-rounded and relevant teaching experience.
Throughout your studies, you will find that the course is underpinned with practical elements. Assessing case studies will help to develop the practical skills needed for a career in a variety of legal roles. You will learn key management techniques and develop essential experimental, data handling, reporting and broader leadership skills.
At CU Scarborough, we put a strong focus on getting our graduates ready to enter the job market. With this degree, you are given the opportunity to undertake short and long-term placements in between the second and third year.
With an ever-growing demand of legal professionals in all industries, graduates of a law course have an expansive list of career paths to explore. With many students progressing directly into a legal position, some students have also chosen to study further in the field by undertaking a master’s degree in specialised subjects such as International Law.
This course serves as a direct progression route into the legal profession. With an additional qualification such as a CILEx, graduates from this course have a variety of professions to explore, such as Costs Negotiator, Barrister or Solicitor.