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Law affects all of our lives and the knowledge of law increases our understanding of the society and the world in which we live.

This LLB Law degree course programme provides a liberal education in Law, or in Law combined with another discipline, to promote such an awareness and to allow those who so wish to progress to careers in the legal professions. 

A good quality LLB degree will include the study of the seven base subjects of a Qualifying Law Degree plus the opportunity for students to follow their individual interest by means of a range of optional law modules which allow for specialisation. Examples include Company Law; Consumer Law; Environmental Law; Evidence; Family and Welfare Law; Media Law; Private and International Law; Taxation; Intellectual Property Law and European Legal Systems.

Law affects all of our lives and the knowledge of law increases our understanding of the society and the world in which we live. This LLB Law degree course programme provides a liberal education in Law, or in Law combined with another discipline, to promote such an awareness and to allow those who so wish to progress to careers in the legal...

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Course Content

During your LLB Law degree you will study the seven foundation subjects to obtain a Qualifying Law Degree plus additional legal and/or non-legal subjects which allow for specialisation. You will be encouraged to study in areas which complement your chosen law degree scheme.

The Foundations of Legal Knowledge are:

  • Public Law
  • Law of the European Union
  • Criminal Law
  • Obligations (including Contract, Restitution and Tort)
  • Property Law
  • Equity and the Law of Trusts
  • Legal Research

Year 1

Compulsory modules:

  • Introduction to Law
  • Contract Law
  • Public Law
  • Legal Skills
  • Optional modules in Law or another subject (subject to timetabling).

Year 2

Compulsory modules:

  • Criminal Law
  • Tort
  • European Union Law
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Optional modules in Law

Year 3

Compulsory modules: 

  • Company Law
  • Land Law
  • Optional modules in Law

 

During your LLB Law degree you will study the seven foundation subjects to obtain a Qualifying Law Degree plus additional legal and/or non-legal subjects which allow for specialisation. You will be encouraged to study in areas which complement your chosen law degree scheme. The Foundations of Legal Knowledge are: Public Law Law of the European...

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Entry Requirements

  • For the 3-year programme: Typical offer is based on a minimum 120 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:
    A Levels
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical/Extended Diploma: considered on a case by case basis
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Access: Pass
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements). More information here. 

We also welcome applications from mature applicants.

*For a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com.

Prospective students should be aware that if they wish to practice as a solicitor or barrister following their university studies, they would need to meet the requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Bar Standards Board to become qualified. This would include meeting requirements in relation to criminal offences and behaviour. Prospective students with a criminal conviction are advised to contact the relevant professional body for advice.  

For the 3-year programme: Typical offer is based on a minimum 120 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.: A Levels BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM City & Guilds Advanced Technical/Extended Diploma: considered on a case by case basis International Baccalaureate...

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Assessment Methods

In compulsory modules you will usually have 2 hours of lectures every week and one hour-long tutorial every fortnight, while in optional courses tuition is by means of weekly seminars, 2 hours in length. Reading and library-based research are required before tutorials and seminars. Written essays and/or class tests are also set.

Final assessment is by means of coursework and examinations.

In compulsory modules you will usually have 2 hours of lectures every week and one hour-long tutorial every fortnight, while in optional courses tuition is by means of weekly seminars, 2 hours in length. Reading and library-based research are required before tutorials and seminars. Written essays and/or class tests are also set. Final assessment is by means of coursework and...

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