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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Many of our graduates have gone on to build careers in leading firms in London and internationally such as:
- Herbert Smith
- Baker & McKenzie
Others work as in-house counsel in limited companies, public authorities and the Government Legal Service. We also have a significant number of graduates who are barristers including several Queen’s Counsel.
“Within 3 months of graduating I accepted a permanent role at Wilkin Chapman LLP as Associate Legal Executive. UEA’s LL.B gave us more than an ‘academic’ understanding of the law and prepared us well. My boss comments frequently on my professionalism and first-class interaction with clients. I believe the skills and confidence I gained are thanks to UEA. Even though I am a very ‘new’ graduate I can tell already that I owe the School a great deal!”
Bethany Hudson, LL.B (Hons) Law Graduate
Course Modules 2017/8
Students must study the following modules for 120 credits:
CONSTITUTIONAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
ENGLISH LEGAL PROCESS
LAW IN PRACTICE
LEGAL METHOD, SKILLS AND REASONING
PRINCIPLES OF CRIMINAL LAW
Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.
- A Level AAA
- International Baccalaureate 34 points
- Scottish Advanced Highers AAA
- Irish Leaving Certificate AAAAAA OR 6 subjects at H1
- Access Course An ARTS/Humanities/Social Science pathway preferred. Pass with Distinction in 45 credits at Level 3
- BTEC D*D*D* Acceptable BTEC subjects Applied Science, Applied Law and Business
- European Baccalaureate 85%
You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.
UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.
Students for whom English is a Foreign language
We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):
- IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in all components)
We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.
INTO University of East Anglia
If you do not meet the academic and or English requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO University of East Anglia offers guaranteed progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme. Depending on your interests, and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree:
The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some students an interview will be requested. You may be called for an interview to help the School of Study, and you, understand if the course is the right choice for you. The interview will cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities. Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a convenient time.
We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year. We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and to contact firstname.lastname@example.org directly to discuss this further.
The School’s annual intake is in September of each year.
Fees and Funding
Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support: Home and EU Students
Please see our webpage for further information on the current amount of tuition fees payable for Home and EU students and for details of the support available.
Scholarships and Bursaries
We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds.
Home/EU – The University of East Anglia offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships. To check if you are eligible please visit the website.
Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support: International Students
Please see our webpage for further information on the current amount of tuition fees payable for International Students.
We offer a range of Scholarships for International Students – please see our website for further information.
How to Apply
Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.
UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The system allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it must be sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.
The UCAS code name and number for the University of East Anglia is EANGL E14.
Professional regulators in the legal sector are currently conducting an extensive consultation about legal education and training. This includes a review about the routes and qualifications to become a solicitor or barrister. Some of the considerations include changing or ending existing routes, or opening new ones. The current routes of a qualifying law degree or the GDL, and the BPTC to become a barrister will remain in place until summer 2017. The current route of a qualifying law degree or GDL or LPC will remain in place until summer 2018.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board will make announcements after their consultations and reviews in due course. These decisions will then inform the different routes to qualification as a solicitor or barrister.
If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances with the Admissions Service prior to applying please do contact us:
Undergraduate Admissions Service
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Please click here to register your details via our Online Enquiry Form.
International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the University’s International section of our website.