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    LLB (Hons) Law degree

    Our professional law degree courses are specifically designed to give you the skills employers are looking for. Whether you are considering a career in law, business or a related field our degrees equip you with the all-important business skills you need to succeed.

    You can study in four ways: three-year full-time, (our Law course or our Law with Business course), two-year accelerated full-time, four-year part-time or online.

    Making the right choice about where to study your law degree is so important, and as the UK’s longest-established specialist provider of legal education - with roots dating back to 1876 - we can provide you with the valuable skills you'll need for your career. The University of Law also has the highest student satisfaction rating among private and public universities in the UK, in the 2016 National Student Survey.

    • 1st for overall student satisfaction – 97% (joint 1st)
    • 1st for “Staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching” – 99%
    • 1st for “Staff are good at explaining things” – 100% (joint 1st)
  • Our undergraduate programme

    Combining academic rigour with practical legal skills, in a business-like environment, our LLB provides you with the essential groundwork whether you’re committed to being a lawyer or want to explore other career options.

    A law degree is an excellent starting point for a career in law which offers a greater diversity and range of work than almost any other profession: solicitor, barrister, legal executive, judge, paralegal, conveyancer.

    If you don’t want a career in law, a law degree is still one of the best qualifications to go on and succeed in other sectors, such as journalism, politics, HR, finance and accountancy, the civil service and general management.

    We offer full-timeaccelerated, part-time, or online, study options on our undergraduate law degree programmes. They are all Qualifying Law Degrees and all have the same learning outcomes. Use the expandable sections below to learn more about your preferred route.


    Full-time
    Our LLB (Hons) Law is very different to a traditional three-year law degree. It’s designed to be the most relevant and rounded degree-level education available to help you achieve your career ambitions – the first truly professional three-year undergraduate law degree.


    Law with Business

    Our LLB (Hons) Law with Business three-year qualifying law degree is designed to give you the skills and knowledge to gain a wide understanding across a range of legal areas, which are necessary to obtain a qualifying law degree as well the business acumen to make your employment ready in the business world.


    Accelerated

    Our LLB (Hons) Law two-year Accelerated is designed to get you to the next stage of your professional training as a lawyer or start your career as quickly as possible, without compromising on quality.

    It’s a faster more intensive route, taught by the same tutors and using the same high-quality teaching methods as our three-year law degree.


    Part-time

    Our four-year part-time, LLB (Hons) Law degree is designed to give you flexibility through a structured programme of online learning combined with attending a University centre throughout your course.

    You’ll receive a high level of individual tutor support and feedback, both face-to-face in workshops and through online webinars.


    i-LLB

    Our i-LLB is a four-year part-time course designed for students who want to complete their degree solely online.

    There is no face-to face tuition on this programme so it is particularly suitable for students who cannot commit to studying at one of our centres and require the flexibility of fitting studies around your lifestyle.

    There is still a high level of interaction and students receive peer and one-to-one professional tutor review and feedback.

    • Entry grades or points only form part of our assessment of your suitability for the course. Applications are considered holistically and offers are based on both academic qualifications and other information, such as your personal statement and reference.

      Read more about our undergraduate entry requirements.

    • Modules

      Our modular structure enables you to get experience of the areas of law that are most useful in legal practice.

      There are two main Semesters per academic year. Each main Semester is 15 weeks long, 12 weeks tuition, one week consolidation/revision and two weeks to complete the assessments.

      Three-year full-time study

      You will study a total of 18 modules with 36 hours devoted to the Employability programme. In each year you will study three modules per semester.

      12 of the modules are set. You select six of the modules from a list to suit your particular areas of interest/career intention.

      These options include the chance to do a work placement or opt to do a module or double module researching and writing on an area of law of your choice.

      At centres with the De Broc School of Business, you may be able to choose business options.

      Each single taught module comprises 11 x two-hour face-to-face sessions in small-group workshops and 11 x two-hour face-to-face sessions in large groups.

      Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
      12 set modules:

      - Legal Method & Ethics

      - Academic & Professional Skills

      - Law of Contract

      - Law of Tort

      - Public Law

      - European Union Law

      - Criminal Law

      - Law of Organisations

      - Land Law

      - Equity & Trusts

      - Transactions

      - Actions

      List of Optional Modules*: None

      Choose 3 options*:

      - Family Law

      - Employment Law

      - Human Rights Law

      - Environmental Law

      - Extended Essay

      Choose 3 options*:

      - Wills & Succession

      - Companies: Governance, Tax and Insolvency

      - Commercial Law

      - Intellectual Property

      - Criminal Litigation & Evidence

      - A Research Project – double module

      *All options are indicative and subject to numbers
      Three Year Law with Business study

      You’ll study a total of 12 modules, six modules in each year of the course. This ensures you get a firm grounding in the legal areas, but also gives you choices so you can develop your knowledge and skills to suit your career.

      Each single taught module comprises 11 x two-hour face-to-face sessions in small-group workshops and 11 x two-hour face-to-face sessions in large groups.

      Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
      1st Semester:

      - Legal Method & Ethics

      - Academic & Professional Skills - mixed1

      - Law of Contract

      - Criminal Law

      - Law of Organisations

      - Land Law

      - Equity & Trusts

      - Transactions

      - Actions

      2nd Semester:

      - Law of Tort

      - Public Law

      - European Union Law

      - Option2

      - Option2

      - Option2

      - Option2

      - Option2

      - Option2

      Option Modules*:

      Law Choose 1 option:

      Employment Law, Environment Law, Extended Essay, Family Law, Human Rights Law, Companies: governance, Tax & Insolvency, Commercial Law, Criminal Litigation & Evidence, Intellectual Property Law, Research Project or Wills & Succession.

      Business – Choose 5 options:

      Personal Finance, Corporate Responsibility, Customer Behaviour, Leading Change, Information and Resource Management, Strategic Management or International Digital Marketing.

      1This module is taught in a mixed group with Business students.

      2At least 5 business modules are required for the ‘business’ designation.

      3Year 3 Business options may include a project or dissertation.

      *All options are indicative and subject to numbers.

      Two-year accelerated study

      All modules are compulsory and employability sessions form part of the programme.

      There are two main semesters per academic year and you will study 18 modules over the two years.

      In each year you will study four modules per semester and you will study one module over the summer.

      Each single taught module comprises 11 x two-hour face-to-face sessions in small-group workshops and 11 x two-hour face-to-face sessions in large groups.

      Year 1 Year 2
      1st Semester:

      - Legal Method & Ethics

      - Academic & Professional Skills

      - The Law of Contract

      - The Law of Tort

      - Land Law

      - Family Law

      - Employment Law

      - Equity and Trusts

      2nd Semester:

      - Public Law

      - European Union Law

      - Criminal Law

      - Law of Organisations

      - Transactions

      - Actions

      - Wills & Succession

      - Companies: Governance, Tax and Insolvency

      Over the summer you study an extended essay Over the summer you study Criminal Litigation and Evidence
      Four-year part-time study

      You will study a total of 18 modules, 4 or 5 modules in each year of the course.

      You will study one module over the summer between Year 3 and 4 and during the summer at the end of Year 4.

      Each single taught module comprises 11 x two-hour face-to-face sessions in small-group workshops and 11 x two-hour recorded large group sessions with supporting webinar.

      Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
      1st Semester:

      - Legal Method & Ethics

      - Academic & Professional Skills

      - Law of Contract

      - Law of Tort

      - Land Law

      - Actions

      - Equity & Trusts

      - Transactions

      2nd Semester:

      - Public Law

      - European Union Law

      - Criminal Law

      - Law of Organisations

      - You study two options*. Over the summer you study an extended essay.

      - Wills & Succession

      - Companies: Governance, Tax and Insolvency

      Over the summer you study Criminal Litigation and Evidence.

      *All options available subject to numbers

      i-LLB online study

      You’ll study a total of 18 modules, four modules in years one and two and five modules in years three and four, and all are compulsory.

      You will receive the equivalent of 11 x two-hour small-group workshops and 11 x two-hour large group sessions. You will self-study using e-books and a range of e-learning resources and online databases.

      There are eight submitted tasks set per module, (and a mock assessment) where you will analyse, discuss, resolve issues and present them (orally and in writing). You will receive individual feedback from a professional tutor. In addition, there are a variety of other tests and tasks set that involve feedback to help guide and support you through the modules.

      There are also two sessions per module where all students can interact online with each other and a tutor who will provide consolidation, study skills and revision guidance and have the ability to ask questions.

      Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
      1st Semester:

      - Legal Method & Ethics

      - Academic & Professional Skills

      - Law of Contract

      - Law of Tort

      - Land Law

      - Actions

      - Equity & Trusts

      - Transactions

      2nd Semester:

      - Public Law

      - European Union Law

      - Criminal Law

      - Law of Organisations

      - You study two options*. Over the summer you study an extended essay.

      - Wills & Succession

      - Companies: Governance, Tax and Insolvency

      Over the summer you study Criminal Litigation and Evidence.

      Have a look at our learning methods

    • Academic year
      Full-time and Law with Business

      Each year is made up of two semesters consisting of 12 teaching weeks and one week consolidation/revision and two weeks to complete assessments. You will study three modules per semester, six modules a year.

      • Year 1: 31 study weeks including a one-week induction
      • Year 2: 30 study weeks
      • Year 3: 30 study weeks
      Accelerated

      Each year is made up of two semesters consisting of 16 teaching weeks and one week consolidation/revision and two weeks to complete assessments. You will study four modules per semester. Over the summer at the end of each year you study one module; so a total of nine modules a year.

      • Year 1: 39 study weeks including a one-week induction
      • Year 2: 38 study weeks
      Part-time

      The course starts with an induction week that covers study skills, how you learn on the course and an introduction to employability and legal skills.

      Each year is made up of two semesters consisting of 12 teaching weeks and one week consolidation/revision and two weeks to complete assessments. You will study two modules per semester. In year three and four of the programme you will also study one module over eight weeks during the summer.

      • Year 1: 31 study weeks including a one-week induction
      • Year 2: 30 study weeks
      • Year 3: 38 study weeks
      • Year 4: 38 study weeks
      i-LLB

      Each year is made up of two semesters consisting of 12 teaching weeks and one week consolidation/revision and two weeks to complete assessments. You will study two modules per semester. In year three and four of the programme you will also study one module over eight weeks during the summer.

      • Year 1: 31 study weeks including a one-week induction
      • Year 2: 30 study weeks
      • Year 3: 38 study weeks
      • Year 4: 38 study weeks
      Typical LLB class size
      Full-time, Law with Business & Accelerated
      • Workshops: 20 students
      • Large groups: 60 – 180 students
      Tuition
      Full-time and Law with Business

      12 contact hours, on average, per teaching week for each year of your course.

      Accelerated

      16 contact hours on average, per teaching week for each year of the course.

      Part-time

      Eight contact hours on average, per teaching week for each year of the course.

      i-LLB

      As this is exclusively online there are no face to face contact hours, however you will be allocated a module subject supervisor and a personal tutor to assist you with your studies. You will also receive individual professional tutor feedback on eight submitted tasks per module as well as other online feedback.

      Employability workshops
      Full-time & Accelerated

      At least 36 hours will be devoted to employability through a mixture of practical activities, taught workshops and large group sessions. The activities are designed to develop valuable skills that will be of use in the workplace and to enhance your knowledge of the world of work. They specifically work towards assisting you in getting a job. Activities such as: research (so you know what it is you want to do), developing skills to perfect your application and CV writing as well as developing good interview techniques. You will gain valuable skills to use to help you gain employment and to be work ready when you start your first job.

    • Assessments are spread out - over three years for the full-time LLB law degree and Law with Business, and two years for the accelerated course and four years for the part-time course and the i-LLB - rather than having lots of exams at the end of the year. At the end of each semester you’ll have one revision week followed by an assessment in each module. 

      Method of assessment

      Throughout the course you are assessed by a variety of different assessment methods to enable you to demonstrate the development of your knowledge and skills throughout the programme. The methods of assessment include:

      Examinations – two hours, ten multiple choice questions and a choice of two from six long form questions.

      Coursework – essay, project report or portfolio.

      The range of assessment methods reflects the practical nature of the programme and aligns the assessment with the learning outcomes of the programme. A mock assessment is included.

      Your degree classification

      You must pass each module to be awarded your LLB (Hons) Law Degree or Law with Business degree. The pass mark for each subject is 40%.

      In calculating the overall average, for purposes of deciding the degree classification, the assessments are weighted as follows:

      The University of Law holds full taught degree awarding powers and, as with all other UK undergraduate degrees, our LLB award uses the following degree classifications

      Weighted average Degree classification 
      70% and above  1
      60-69%  2.1
      50-59%  2.2
      40-49%  3


    • Year one (2016/2017)

      All Undergraduate courses start on 18 September 2017 and the year finishes at the end of May 2018.

    • Locations for 2017
      Full-time study

      • Birmingham
      • Bristol
      • Chester
      • Guildford
      • Leeds
      • London Bloomsbury
      • Manchester

      Law with Business study

      • Birmingham
      • Leeds
      • London Bloomsbury

      Accelerated study

      • London Bloomsbury

      Part-time study
      • Birmingham 
      • Chester 
      • London Bloomsbury

      LLB Accommodation

      We have reserved accommodation for our students with some of the UK’s leading student accommodation providers, who pride themselves in ensuring you have a safe, comfortable place to live while you’re studying at The University of Law.

      We guarantee an offer of accommodation to all first year LLB students who have accepted their offer of a place and have made us their firm choice.

      More information about undergraduate accommodation.

    • UK/EEA students

      Fees for 2017 are yet to be confirmed. As an example please see our 2016 Fees:

      Course  Total fee cost* 
      Three year Full-time and Law with Business £18,000
      Two year Accelerated  £18,000
      Four year part-time and i-LLB £18,000

      Further information about course fees and instalment options.

      International students

      Total course fees vary, depending on whether you are studying on the full-time, accelerated or part-time or i-LLB.

      Course  Total fee cost* 
      Three year Full-time and Law with Business £28,500
      Two year Accelerated  £23,000 
      Four year part-time and i-LLB £18,000 

      *these fees are a guide, as they are based on 2016 fees, there may be a slight increase in 2017. As an example see: Further information about course fees and instalment options based on 2016.

    • Applications for our full-time undergraduate law courses for 2017 are open. Please see here for more information on how to apply.









  • See the complete results of the National Student Survey, published September 2016.

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