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Teesside University Law

LLB (Hons) Law

UCAS code: M100 LLB/LAW

A law degree brings with it prestige, good career prospects and the possibility of an attractive salary but, more than this, it opens a route into the legal profession. As a law graduate you are a fact finder, a problem solver and able to develop reasoned arguments. These skills are transferable enabling a diverse range of career opportunities.

You study the essential components of law which allow you to achieve a qualifying law degree, as well as choosing from a number of optional modules as diverse as the law of evidence, international law, family law, medical law and employment law.

You learn key skills which you can use in any career – critical appraisal, expressing a logical argument, research skills and fluent communication – and you get a taste of practising law in our replica courtroom. Add this to the experience you could gain from voluntary work, a placement, or Teesside Law Clinic, and you will have the transferable skills that mean you are well placed to work in a range of careers in all sorts of business environments.

To get Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) status, you must successfully complete the foundations of legal knowledge; these seven subjects are Contract Law, Public Law, Tort, Land Law, Criminal Law, Equity and Trusts, and European Union Law. In addition, a range of option modules are available to choose from in years two and three.

Please note that module titles may be subject to change.

Course structure

Year 1 core modules

  • Law, Life and Commercial Awareness
  • Legal Foundations
  • The Citizen and the State – Civil Liberties and Human Rights
  • The Citizen and the State – The Constitution
  • The Law of Contract
  • The Law of Tort

Year 2 core modules

  • Contemporary Legal Issues
  • Criminal Law
  • Legal Research Methods and Skills
  • The Law of Equity and Trusts

and two optional modules

  • EU Law
  • Family Law
  • Land Law

Final-year core module

  • Dissertation

and four optional modules

  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Law Theory
  • Employment Law
  • EU Law
  • Family Law
  • International Law
  • Land Law
  • Law of Evidence
  • Medical Law
  • Student Law Clinic
  • The Law of Succession

Entry requirements

A typical offer is 88-104 tariff points from at least two A levels (or equivalent). A level law isn’t essential. You must also have GCSE English Language at grade C (or equivalent).

We recommend an Access course if you haven’t any formal qualifications.

For additional information please see the entry requirements in our admissions section

International applicants can find out what qualifications they need by visiting Your Country

You can gain considerable knowledge from work, volunteering and life. Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credit for this which can be credited towards the course you want to study.

Course information


  • Length: 3 years

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  • Minimum of 4 years

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