Part-time degrees are often favoured amongst adult learners because they can fit their studies alongside work and/or family and other commitments.
And so the part-time LLB degree at the University of Buckingham’s Law School is a unique way to gain qualifications without it interfering with everyday life.
The vast majority of students on the four-year course are in employment already and go to the weekly seminar in the evening when they finish work.
The distanced-learning approach worked well for alumnus Lisa Buckridge, who is now a solicitor, as she was working as a paralegal when she joined the programme. She said: “Whilst the prospect of studying for four years whilst holding down a demanding job was daunting, the lecturers and support you get are top class.
“Doing the degree part time whilst working allowed me to gain valuable work experience alongside the vital qualification needed in the current climate.”
Programme Director, Dr James Slater, is now encouraging people to apply no matter their age or reason for study. He said: “Students from all backgrounds are welcomed onto the course, whether they want to improve their career prospects, change their career or simply take up the opportunity of higher education.”
Part-time students at The Law School have the flexibility to study when it suits them whilst also receiving the same benefits as students studying the full-time variant. Textbooks and learning materials are included in the annual fee.
Students can choose to take part in additional schemes such as ‘StreetLegal’, which offers work experience at local law firms, and informed visits to various courthouses including Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court and Aylesbury Crown Court.
Find out more about the part-time LLB by clicking here . It is not too late to apply for October 2020 entry. The part-time degree at The University of Buckingham is fully recognised as a qualifying law degree by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Council. It enables its graduates to proceed to take the professional examinations that lead to qualification as a solicitor or a barrister.