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KOM Consultants is the official Canadian representative of Bangor University in Wales. Canadian applications to Bangor University’s Postgraduate Entry Bachelor of Laws LLB (Hons) program are submitted directly through KOM Consultants 1-877-318-8203 or info@komconsultants.com.

Overview

Bangor University Bachelor of Laws LLB (Hons) Overview

Bangor University Law School’s degrees in Wales have been carefully designed to evolve with the ever-changing legal landscape, and to equip students with the legal knowledge and skills demanded by an increasingly globalized industry. Hundreds of students from several countries worldwide choose Bangor Law School every year for its teaching expertise and diverse, multi-cultural environment.

This 2 year undergraduate Law program offered at Bangor University’s Law School in Wales is especially designed for people who have previously completed an undergraduate degree in another field and now wish to study for a bachelor degree in Law. This may include: graduates who have successfully completed an honours degree in another subject at Bangor or another accredited institution, or individuals with equivalent professional experience.

As this Bachelor of Laws LLB is a qualifying law degree, on a successful completion of the 2 year program, LLB graduates may progress onto a Legal Practice Course (LPC) to become a solicitor or onto BVC training to become a barrister.

In each academic year, students at Bangor Law will undertake modules to the value of 120 credits in a combination of law courses addressing the issues of Public Law, Private Law and Property Law.

The first year of Bangor’s Bachelor of Laws LLB involves the study of 6 compulsory double-modules (20 credits each) in law across Semesters 1 and 2. The second year will also consist of three compulsory double-modules and three optional modules from an approved list of modules according to students’ individual interests.

Assessment

Each module is assessed separately by means of course work and end of module examination. In Year 1, course work will account for 25% and examinations for 75% of the final mark, whilst in Year 2 and 3, course work will normally account for 33% and examinations for 67% of the final mark. The pass mark in all assessment is 40%.

Second year and final year grades will both contribute to the final degree classification. At the end of Year 3, your final degree classification depends on your overall mark: a weighted average of your Year 2 average mark (one-third weighting) and your Year 3 average mark (two-thirds weighting).

Your final degree classification is determined by your overall mark.

Course Structure

Course Structure for Bachelor of Laws LLB (2-Year Scheme)

During the Bachelor of Laws LLB (2-Year Degree Scheme) delivered at Bangor University students will study the seven foundation subjects to obtain a Qualifying Law Degree plus additional legal and/or non-legal subjects which allow for specialization. You will be encouraged to study in areas which complement your chosen degree scheme.

The Foundations of Legal Knowledge are:

  • Public Law
  • Law of the European Union
  • Criminal Law
  • Obligations (including Contract, Restitution and Tort)
  • Property Law
  • Equity and the Law of Trusts
  • Legal Research

Bangor Law School

About Bangor University’s Law School in Wales

Rated 93% for overall student satisfaction*

Bangor University’s Law School is an innovative and expanding school reflecting expertise and commitment to teaching and research excellence. Bangor Law undergraduate and postgraduate programs have been carefully designed to prepare graduates for successful careers in an increasingly globalized workplace. Bangor’s Law School in Wales promotes an environment of continuous development enriched by extracurricular activities including regular guest lectures, work placements, Mooting, the Innocence Project and Street Law.

Bangor’s Law School in Wales boast a level of student satisfaction well above the national average thanks to small class sizes, the safety and affordability of Bangor, and the University’s vibrant multicultural community.

* National Student Survey 2013

Why study Law at Bangor University in Wales?

  • All degrees have Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) status denoting that Bangor Bachelor of Laws LLB graduates will have completed the academic stage of training for the legal professions in England and Wales.
  • As all Bangor Bachelor of Laws LLB degrees have QLD status, graduates may enter directly onto Legal Practice Courses (LPC) to become solicitors or the Bar Practice Training Courses (BPTC) to become barristers.
  • Bangor Bachelor of Laws LLB degree holders are eligible to take the Law Society of Ireland entrance exams: FE-Is.
  • The degrees address the British, European and global dimensions of contemporary legal development.
  • You can choose to have tutorials in all of the foundation subjects in either English or Welsh.
  • We have a dedicated and well resourced Law library.
  • If neither English nor Welsh is your first language, you can study Law with Professional English to refine your legal linguistic skills.
  • Bangor is the only institution in north Wales to offer a Law degree.
  • The degree is taught by bilingual staff with a wide range of expertise.

What Attracts Canadians to Bangor University in Wales

  • Established in 1884, Bangor University is one of the oldest and most prestigious degree-awarding institutions in the UK.
  • Bangor University in Wales is ranked amongst the top 5 best value university cities in the UK, according to the cost-of-living survey published in The Independent.
  • Bangor University has the fairest workload in the UK according to the Times Higher Education Student Experience survey for 2013.
  • Bangor University are rated amongst the top 10 universities in the UK for student support (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2013)
  • Bangor is located just off the A55, providing fast and easy access to the UK motorway network. Manchester airport is within a one-and-a-half hour drive of Bangor. Bangor is within a short train distance of rail Manchester, Liverpool and London, and ferry connections from nearby Holyhead to Ireland are fast and frequent.
  • Situated between Snowdonia National Park and the north Wales coast, Bangor is renowned for having one of the most beautiful settings of any university in the UK. With its beaches, lakes, mountains and ample countryside, it is a paradise for sporty students or anyone who enjoys the outdoors.
  • Students from countries worldwide attend Bangor Law School for undergraduate, masters and research training, creating a dynamic learning environment.
  • Bangor University’s Careers and Employability Service is recognized nationally as being one of the most active careers services in the UK.
  • Bangor University guarantee all first year undergraduate students a place in our halls of residence.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition in Canada

All Bangor University’s Bachelor of Laws LLB degrees are recognized by the Law Society of England and Wales and the Bar Council, and therefore enjoy Qualifying Law Degree status.

Graduates of Bangor University’s Bachelor of Laws LLB (Hons) are eligible to apply for licensing in Canada, however, it is critical students understand the requirements needed to complete this process before licensing will be granted.

KOM Consultants understand the process and requirements needed to enter the legal profession in Canada. Contact KOM Consultants for more information

All students applying directly through KOM Consultants will be supported with the latest information on the accreditation process.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Award Title:Bachelor of Laws LLB (Hons) (senior status scheme)
Length of Program:4 Semesters completed over 2 years
Intake:September
Prerequisites:Completed 3 or 4 year undergraduate degree in any discipline. Contact KOM Consultants for full details
LSAT Score:not required for Bangor University Law School
Interview:not required for Bangor University Law School
Application Dates:Applicants are advised to apply 9 months in advance
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:Law
Country:Wales