Established since 1843, Birmingham City University (BCU) has helped many working adults achieve their Degree goals.
BCU offers one year1 top-up Direct Honours Degrees programmes2 with well-paced schedule for busy adults. For students who focus on the legal profession, the University also offers a specialised programme in Law.
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1-Year Top-up Direct Honours Degrees Programmes
1-Year Direct Honours Degree programme with mainly assignment-based assessment
Well-paced study schedule with lessons on alternate weeks allowing better time management
No weekend classes allowing students to study without compromising social and family life
Choice of either Business Administration, International Business or International Marketing programme
Direct entry to final year for Polytechnic Diploma holders without bridging subjects2
Member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) and the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)
Coverage on global and international related curriculum to develop your career regionally
Modular classes allowing students to focus on one unit before starting the next
Officially recognised as a higher learning institute by the UK government
For Bachelor of Laws (Honours)(Top-up)
Practical-oriented LLB Law curriculum with mock courtrooms
If you intend to practice outside the UK, you should contact the local Law Society or Bar Council. The majority will require you to undertake additional training after graduating from our LLB Degree programme before being authorised to practise law.
Cassandra Gayle Anthonisz
Cassandra Gayle Anthonisz
Industry: Birmingham City University Graduate (2022)
Programme taken: Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Top-up)
As a working adult with numerous commitments, I had to ensure my Degree programme fit around my work schedule, and Birmingham City University (BCU) offered me flexibility with its night classes. I had always felt a calling to read law, but previously faced issues such as timing and opportunity.
The programme reshaped the way I generally perceive things, and I now find myself approaching situations very objectively. I also quickly learned that the human body is capable of mental challenge, far beyond our imagination!
As a working mother of two young children, the challenges during the programme were plentiful. Time was hardly on my side with the COVID-19 disruptions, and personal and academic commitments. Yet, in the end, every obstacle I overcame was well worth it. After having achieved my Degree, coupled with my diverse professional experience, I found there to be a multitude of options, both within and beyond the legal industry.
If you are a working adult looking to study law, but have commitments and furthering your studies overseas at the main campus is not an option, BCU at Kaplan is the perfect choice for a Law Degree. The flexibility of its classes and ongoing support, especially for mature learners, makes the process easier and enjoyable.