University of Brighton Law
It is a qualifying law degree, which means that Law LLB(Hons) graduates will have completed the academic stage of training for entry into the legal profession. This course is one of three LLB pathways offered by Brighton Business School, alongside Law with Business LLB(Hons) and Law with Criminology LLB(Hons).
Our Law (LLB) degree combines academic study with opportunities to experience law in practice, preparing you for a career as a legal professional or as a legal specialist within an organisation.
Taken over three years, or four years with an optional salaried placement, core learning provides practical skills in presentation, negotiation, oration, mooting and advocacy and develops an understanding of the English legal system.
As you progress, option modules provide opportunities to tailor your learning. Learning is delivered through a stimulating mix of seminars, guest lectures, skills sessions and workshops. Extracurricular activities, such as industry-sponsored mooting and client interviewing competitions and pro bono work, allow you to further develop practical skills in problem-solving, critical analysis and communication.
In year 3 you can also take a year’s salaried placement in industry, giving you the chance to gain industry contacts and put your skills into practice whilst earning up to £22,000 working with some of the biggest names in commerce and industry.
This degree is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board. It is a qualifying law degree, which means that Law LLB(Hons) graduates will have completed the academic stage of training for entry into the legal profession.
This course is one of three LLB pathways offered by Brighton Business School, alongside Law with Business LLB(Hons) and Law with Criminology LLB(Hons). This new course is in the final stages of development and may be subject to small changes. Check back regularly.
The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course if you wish to begin studying with us in 2017. They should be used as a general guide.
We operate a flexible admissions policy – this means that you could receive a lower conditional offer than the typical offer, informed by our assessment of your complementary non-academic achievements and experiences. For courses that require interview or portfolio review, this may also be considered in the level of any conditional offer that follows if your application is successful.
Entry requirements are in the range of A-level BBC–BCC (112–104 UCAS Tariff points), or BTEC Extended Diploma DMM–MMM. Our conditional offers typically fall within this range.
We will generally make you an offer if your predicted
grades are at the top of this range. If your predicted grades are towards the lower end of this range we may still make you an offer if you have a good GCSE (or equivalent) profile or relevant non–academic achievements.
28 points, including 16 at higher level.
Access to HE Diploma
pass with 60 credits overall. Units in accounting and finance, business, law or management required. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 24 credits at merit or above.
GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)
At least English language and maths.
May enable you to start the course in year 2. Relevant subjects required. HNC may also count towards direct entry.
For non-native speakers of English
IELTS 6.0, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.
We use a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, seminars, workshops, group work, podcasts, problem-based learning, case studies and independent research.
Coursework can take the form of essays, presentations, group work or simulated court sessions.
You will have the opportunity to undertake a paid work placement during your third year. Placements add to your CV and many students return to university for their final year with firm job offers.
In your final year, options enable you able to specialise in the areas you are most interested in.
Fees and funding
UK/EU (full-time) 9,250 GBP
International (full-time) 12,660 GBP
If you choose to take the professional placement (sandwich) year offered on this course you will pay a reduced fee during this year. Our fee for the professional placement year is £1,000 for home students and £2,000 for international students. This fee may be subject to small increases, in line with inflation.
The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2017–18. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI (whichever is the greater). The annual increase for UK/EU students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee. Further details regarding tuition fees are available from the university’s student contract and tuition fee policy (pdf).
The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.
What’s included in the fee?
When costs such as health or DBS checks, field trips or use of specialist materials are incurred as a mandatory requirement of the course they are included in your tuition fee.
You may incur additional costs depending on the optional modules or activities you choose. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. Before you apply check with the school that provides your course using the contact details in the Find out more tab (at the end of this page) for advice about what is included and what optional costs you could face so you can budget accordingly.
See our finance pages for advice about funding and scholarships as well as further information about fees and advice on international and island fee-paying status.