About the course
Now based on the modern de Havilland Campus, supported by a £10m facility in the state-of-the-art Law Court Building, our LLB Law Programme complements our range of LLB courses offered in the School of Law, Criminology and Political Science.
If you choose to fully engage with our wide range of accredited co-curricular activities, such as mooting, debating, mock trials and trial advocacy, we can also provide you with the opportunity of achieving either a Certificate (on completion of 30 credits) or Diploma (on completion of 60 credits) in Professional Practice, of which the credits can be obtained by undertaking co-curricular throughout your degree.
Our statistics speak for themselves, with 96% of School of Law, Criminology and Political Science graduates in employment or further study within six months of graduating*
* Data sourced from 2014/15 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.
The largest single career choice made by law graduates is the legal profession, with around 30-40% choosing to follow this path each year. We support all of our students with bespoke legal careers advice to complement the extensive service provided by the University’s Careers, Employment and Enterprise Service.
All our degrees begin with a two-week induction that will cover everything you need to excel at your studies. The induction programme covers study skills, how to use the University Virtual Learning Environment, StudyNet, as well as hands on sessions on working with the leading practitioner and academic databases and resources. We will ensure you have all the legal resources you need at your fingertips, whether you choose to study on campus or remotely. The induction will also provide taster sessions on all the co-curricular activities on offer, will introduce you to the team support system, and provide you with social events to meet staff and make new friends.
Why choose this course?
Our professional 3-year LLB Programme is one of the most innovative law degrees in the country combining sector-leading teaching methods, substantial skills development and extensive contact time. All of which ensures that when you graduate you will be prepared for your career of choice.
With flexible study routes available, most students will opt for the three-year full time route, but we offer start dates in both September and January each year. If you prefer to study at a slower rate, you can choose our six-year part time study route. Part-time students will only be recruited to the daytime course. There will be no provision of evening or weekend classes on the part-time programme.
National Student Survey results demonstrate high levels of student satisfaction with our LLB: in each of the last 3 years we have secured a score of 90% or greater, consistently placing us in the top-quartile of law schools in the country.
The LLB (Hons) Law is a qualifying degree, recognised by the Bar Standards Board (for barristers) and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (for solicitors) for the purpose of exemption from the academic stage of their professional examinations. The course is also accredited by the National Association of Licensed Paralegals (NALP). This course is ideal for students who have ambitions to work in commercial practice areas, either in the UK or internationally, as a lawyer, or in a business or corporate environment.
The LLB Programme has also received an Institutional Exemption from the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx’s) level 6 qualifications. Students enrolled upon and successfully completing the LLB (including completion of the following modules: Land Law, Company Law and Litigation) will be eligible to apply for exemptions from the following CILEx qualifications:
- CILEX Level 6 Diploma in Law and Practice
- CILEx Graduate Fast Track Diploma (CILEx Level 6 Diploma in Legal Practice)
This means that upon graduation, you will be able to apply to CILEx to become a Graduate Member (for a fee). Graduate members will therefore not be required to undertake a Legal Practice Course or a Training Contract, and can instead enter the legal profession ahead of their peers. For further benefits of the CILEx membership please visit their website.