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University of East Anglia Law

University of East Anglia Law


The LLB (Hons) Law degree will provide you with the compulsory subjects required by the legal professional bodies in order to obtain a qualifying law degree. UEA Law School’s enhanced curriculum places an emphasis on choice, building confidence, maximising employability and developing transferable skills.

We offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities as part of our employability strategy, including training in the provision of free legal advice to members of the local community through our joint venture with Norfolk Community Law Service, the Humanitarian Law Project (offered in conjunction with the British Red Cross), the Innocence Project, Street Law, mooting, negotiations and much more.


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UEA Law School offers four innovative and academically stimulating law degrees that cover the legal systems of the UK and France, as well as the rest of Europe and the US. As well as being academically rigorous, our courses train students in the skills they will need as lawyers as well as in general “transferable” skills, both of which will be built upon throughout the LLB Law degree with a variety of modules incorporating teaching methods such as problem based learning, small group exercises and class presentations. We offer a wide range of optional modules and students also have an opportunity to hone their skills further through the exciting range of extra-curricular activities offered within the Law School.

Course Structure

This is a three-year degree programme, which covers the core foundational subjects as well as offering a wide range of optional modules with legal and career management skills.

Year 1:

  • The first year provides the foundation for the remainder of the degree. Several of the foundational legal subjects are covered in this year together with modules that provide you with skills for practice as a lawyer, including legal writing, legal research and legal reasoning skills.
  • You will take six core modules: Legal Method, Skills and Reasoning; Law in Practice; Constitutional and Administrative Law; English Legal Process; Principles of Criminal Law; and Contract Law.
  • You will also be required to take the skills development programme run by the School and will have the opportunity of taking part in extra-curricular activities, such as mooting, negotiation and pro bono work.

Year 2:

  • You will cover four more core modules required for a qualifying law degree. These are Land Law, Tort Law, EU Law and Trusts. You will then choose two optional choice modules. All of these modules are for one semester only.
  • The second part of the Skills Development Programme is also taken in this year and focuses extensively on career development skills. Many during the second year choose to take a more active role in extra-curricular activities and in the Student Law Society.

Year 3:

  • In the third year, you can select six options from a range of modules offered by the Law School. This allows you to tailor your final year to your specific interests.
  • You may, with the approval of the Law School, also choose from a limited number of modules offered by other Schools in the University. Subjects selected in the past have included language, literature, management, politics and history options. All optional taught modules offered at UEA Law School are for one semester only.
  • Students who perform well academically in their second year can opt to write a dissertation in place of a taught module. Students who select the dissertation option undertake an extended piece of research and writing under the direction of a member of faculty. Modules taken in both the second and third years contribute to the final degree classification.


Assessment on the LLB Law is by a mixture of examinations and coursework. Some optional modules are assessed entirely by coursework while others include seen, pre-release or open book exams. In addition, students are required to submit non-assessed coursework regularly throughout the year, providing an opportunity for written feedback.

Where Next?

Take the professional stage of qualification to practice as a barrister or solicitor, or use your transferable skills in business, banking, accountancy, the civil or diplomatic service, the charitable sector, teaching or academia.