*This blog piece was published during the Level 5 Lockdown phase. Changes to courses are ongoing with regard to government restrictions.*
Did you know that Griffith College’s law degree programme is also available as a blended degree? The well-established LL.B. (Hons) in Law is a popular course at Griffith, and with blended learning, students have the flexibility to learn on their own time!
This programme, which is validated by QQI/HETAC at Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications, is delivered completely blended, meaning classes are online with a mix of weekend lectures (roughly once a month), fostering a seamless and flexible learning experience.
Embracing Blended Learning
With an increase in online learning and working over the past year, Griffith is eager to share our blended learning opportunities and emphasise the ease with which students can learn from home, on their own schedules.
By offering this blended law degree, Griffith College opens up access and therefore breaks down many barriers to those who, for either geographical, professional or personal reasons, would not otherwise have been in a position to study a law degree.
Griffith College is very proud to be at the forefront of embracing online and digital learning, particularly in an ever-evolving and thriving area such as legal education. This approach is reflecting the call for wider access, flexibility and lifelong learning recommendations in national and international strategies for higher education.
Since 1998, Griffith College Law School has been fostering a close student community through small class sizes and excellent pastoral care, promoting a culture of commitment to enhanced teaching and learning, and this continues on in our LL.B. blended learning degree programme.
How Is The Blended LL.B. Course Delivered?
Our team of educators are committed to underpinning the learning experience with a robust approach. With this blended programme, students have access to a flexible, well-structured, and prestigious learning experience. Our aim is to promote access to legal education, creating exciting opportunities for the learner, now and into the future.
The delivery of the modules follows the same structure, content and assessment as those for students physically attending the day and evening law degree programme. Therefore, all students, online or otherwise, will complete the same assessments and examinations. The main difference is in how the learning is communicated, taught and facilitated. Students of the blended law degree programme engage with the virtual learning environment with dedicated support at all levels to optimise the learning experience for all. They will also attend weekend blocks (roughly once a month) to allow them the contact needed with the lecturing team and fellow learners.
The learning experience consists of weekly lecture video podcasts alongside various activities. Activities will vary from research using websites and e-journals to online quizzes, and from Wiki projects and blogging to interactive discussion forums.
With a mix of both mandatory and elective modules, students will learn the basic components of law, as well as niche areas such as criminal law, medical law, or even media law.
Students choose the programme for similar reasons, such as busy lifestyles, but your lecturing team will ensure full participation and communications from the very beginning of your study. For example, every four weeks all students are required to participate in a live seminar online where you will engage in a tutorial-style discussion with your lecturer and fellow classmates. Additionally, the online experience is extremely well structured and clustered in a way to ensure easy access and navigation of learning resources.
So, What Is Required In Order To Take Part In This Blended Law Degree Programme?
A good laptop, access to broadband, and most importantly, motivation, discipline and a commitment to succeed.
How To Apply For The Blended LL.B.
*The next intake for this course is September 2021. Although we hope to be in a position to facilitate on-campus lectures by this time, should restrictions in relation to COVID-19 prevent this, the delivery of lectures will be adapted accordingly.