LLB Law Graduate Entry (Senior Status)
- UCAS Code: M101
- Duration: 2 years
- Typical UK entry requirements: completed degree with at least a high 2:2
- Typical Canadian entry requirements: completed degree with at least a B-
- Interview required? No
- Qualifying Law degree? Yes
- Optional modules? No
This is a two year single honours degree programme for those that have already completed a degree in another subject. In order to condense the LLB Law programme in to two years, you will only study the modules required for a qualifying law degree, modules in legal techniques, over the normal university terms. This degree is particularly popular amongst Canadian and international applicants, and is becoming increasingly popular amongst UK graduates that wish to complete a law degree at a more academic and advanced level than the Graduate Diploma in Law or the Common Professional Examination.
In your first year you will study the fundamentals of the legal system and develop your legal skills, as well as studying three of the seven foundation subjects (Law of Torts, Constitutional and Administrative Law and the Law of Contract). In your final year, you will build upon your knowledge by studying the four remaining foundation subjects of Criminal Law, EU Law, Land Law and Equity and Trusts. Due to the requirements of the qualifying law degree, it is not possible to take alternative or additional modules.
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During your degree, you will develop:
- Knowledge and understanding of Law
- An appreciation of the social and policy issues underlying the law
- Skills in legal and academic reasoning (including logical analysis and problem solving)
- Skills in legal and academic research
- Transferable skills, particularly in oral and written communication, independent learning and information handling
Teaching and Assessment
- Large group lectures
- Small tutorials (7–8 students)
- 11 hours of teaching time per week (approximately)
- 20 hours of self-study time (approximately)
- Assessment by essay and/or exam
This programme is a qualifying law degree and so will prepare you for the next step towards becoming a legal professional. If you wish to qualify as a solicitor or barrister in England or Wales after graduation you will need to complete the LPC (Legal Practice Course) or BPTC (Bar Professional Training Course) along with a training contract as a trainee solicitor or pupillage as a trainee barrister. Applicants wishing to become lawyers outside of England and Wales should consult the appropriate country’s legal statutory body to check the requirements. Information for Canadian applicants.
The School of Law, together with the student Law Societies and the University's Career Development Service, provide comprehensive careers support to all students (whether they wish to pursue a traditional legal career or not) – helping with career choice, applications, interviews and providing information on employment and internship opportunities.