About the programme:The BA (Hons.) Law award is a long-established under-graduate degree of the University of Derby, UK. This UK Law award provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate a critical grasp of specialist areas of law. It is a unique opportunity for Bangladeshi students to have a British law degree from a top class University at a very affordable price at BAC International Study Centre.
Why you choose this programme:
- Higher enrollment rate in Bar Council.
- High employability in law-related fields.
- Less costly compared to other UK graduation.
- Skill-based UK curriculum.
- Credit transfer facility to UK and around the world.
- Flying faculties from University of Derby.
- Skype sessions with University of Derby faculties.
- Fully equipped online library and resources support.
- Distinguished full-time faculty
Teaching and learning:• Lectures, seminars and tutorials are the main teaching methods.
• You will learn the fundamental rules of law and their application in a variety of contexts through lectures.
• Seminars will enable you to engage with and discuss assigned materials in a less formal setting.
• Regular tutorials will allow you to meet with your subject tutor as part of a small group to analyse problems.
• All face to face classes will be fortified by materials and learning packages on virtual learning platform BAC International student portal.
Academic Facilities:You will have access to two dedicated law libraries: BAC InternationalLibrary and University of Derby (UoD) online library. UoD online library gives you quick and easy access to the latest research materials, legislative updates, library services and study news.
You will also enjoy the benefits of the state-of-the-art lecture theatres, teaching rooms and digital recording facilities. We have a well-equipped Court Room which will provide you with the true environment of the court. In the courtroom, there is a system for playback and digital recording facility. This room enables you to practice and enhance your advocacy skills. We also have a library of DVDs and these DVDs cover legal areas such as the advocacy, interviewing and negotiation skills.
All the subject modules have online depositories through UoD blackboard. As a registered student of UoD, you will receive an ID card immediately after your enrollment.
You will also be encouraged to take part in activities such as debating, national and international mooting (a legal debate) and volunteering and court visit. Combined with your legal studies these activities help you to develop a broad range of skills and build your self-confidence.
Some modules will also provide you with the opportunity to develop “soft” skills or employability skills – you will have the opportunity to develop your abilities in interviewing, mediation, in house legal practice, client handling, etc.
Students Should Be Able To
Assessment is conducted primarily in the form of coursework (assessed essays, policy and research reports, group presentations and other assignments), unseen examinations conducted by the British Council and a final-semester project report.
- Public International Law.
- Comparative Law.
- Sustainable Development and International Business Law.
- Islamic Law and World Society.
- International Human Rights.
- Independent Study.
Career prospects:After completing this British Law degree many students begin their career as a practising advocate and some students progress to GDL/MA in Law leading to the professional stage of their legal training such as Legal Practice Course (LPC) to become a solicitor or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) to become a Barrister. However, our course is designed to allow students to pursue a careerin a wide range of fields at home and abroad.
As a graduate you may choose the option to work for other providers of legal services and regulatory agencies; non-governmental bodies and international NGOs; the Law Commission; as well as the Civil and criminal service and legal aid service. Graduates often successfully apply for places on general graduate training programmes with property firms, investment banks, and consultancy firms and within the retail sectors.
BA (Hons.) LLB graduate can also join in LLM in Commercial Law programme of University of Derby at BAC International that is also open for Bangladeshi LLB graduates.
For example, some of the organisations are cited below where our graduates are employment:
• FM Associates;
• National Election Commission;
• A. S & Associates;
• Lend A Hand.
Extra-curricular activities:At BAC Law School we offer a range of opportunities to grow your legal potential outside of the course.
Mooting is a key part of life at BAC International Law School and we believe it is one of the quickest and most effective ways for you to develop the competencies you need to be a successful lawyer. Mooting helps you to master important legal skills, such as research and analysis, whilst also gaining experience of public speaking and argument.
There are also opportunities to provide legal advice to real clients in a range of areas of law organised by BLSU (BAC Law Students’ Union).
Programme Fact File
Duration: 1 year full-time
Start date: September or January
Mode of Study: Face to Face, International
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
a)HSC/A’ Level graduate with Higher National Diploma(HND) in English law (HND in English Law is available at BAC International), or successful completion of 240 credits where 120 credits from Level 4 and 120 credits from Level 5 in any British Law programme ( or even Bangladeshi Law programme/degree) from any UK Colleges or University, and
b)Applicantwhose first language is not English is required to provide the evidence of competence in English.