LLB (Hons); University of Essex
Although a law course may be the first step towards a career in law, it is not a purely vocational programme and many graduates pursue non-law careers. Law is an enjoyable and stimulating subject in its own right, whether or not you decide to become a lawyer.
As well as giving you knowledge and understanding of the law, a law course will develop your intellectual and critical faculties, encourage you to think independently and teach you to present rational, coherent and accurate arguments orally and in writing. A law course will equip you with skills which will be useful in all walks of life and which will be valued by any employer. It will provide you with an excellent foundation for any career.
Our three-year LLB Law provides you with a rigorous academic training in the discipline of law. We enable you to develop a critical awareness of the nature of law within its social, political and economic contexts, and encourage you to develop an approach to the discipline so that you can see each subject area as part of an integrated whole.
We emphasise an awareness of the place of the law of England and Wales in its European and international frameworks. This allows you to develop critical, analytical, research, problem-solving, and transferable skills. You also acquire the ability to construct a logical argument and to communicate that argument clearly, both orally and in writing, as well as to consider, evaluate and respond to alternative and, possibly, conflicting points of view.
Our School of Law has an international reputation for providing a legal education of the highest quality. In particular, in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE, December 2008) 90 per cent of our research was rated as of ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘internationally recognised’ quality.
The University of Essex is a British public research university whose original and largest campus is near the town of Colchester, England. It was established in 1963 and received its Royal Charter in 1965. The university enjoys collaborative partnerships with a number of institutions across the eastern region. These are University Campus Suffolk, Colchester Institute, Kaplan Open Learning (KOL), South Essex College and Writtle College.
- Essex Law Clinic benefits the local community by offering free initial advice about legal problems while giving students the chance to work alongside practising lawyers to advise real clients.
- The university exhibits an international character with 132 countries represented in its student body.
- The university is referenced by QS World University Rankings as a world leader in social science, with internationally recognised strengths in the humanities.
- The Human Rights Centre is a global leader in human rights research, practice and education. The Centre was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2010 in recognition of its work.
- Due to its particular form of architecture involving the use of prefabricated concrete and glass, the university is referred to as a Plate Glass University.