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The Open University Law, Studying law is stimulating in its own right, and it’s also a smart career move. If you want to practise law professionally, a law degree is the first step – but it’s also a great asset for many other careers. The OU’s Bachelor of Laws with Honours (LLB) is the most popular qualification of its kind in the UK. By the end of your studies, you’ll have the legal awareness needed to understand and apply the law, together with skills of legal analysis and methods; and you’ll be well prepared for further study or career development.

Undergraduate courses in ‘Law’

If you are looking for postgraduate courses, see our A to Z of courses.

Honours degrees

  1. Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (LLB)
  2. Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (graduate entry)
  3. BA (Honours) Criminology and Law
  4. BSc (Honours) Psychology and Law
  5. BA (Honours) Youth Justice Studies (England and Wales)
  6. BA/BSc (Honours) Open degree

Diplomas of Higher Education

  1. Diploma of Higher Education in Criminology and Law
  2. Diploma of Higher Education in Psychology and Law
  3. Diploma of Higher Education Open

Certificates of Higher Education

  1. Certificate of Higher Education Open


  1. People, work and society Access module
  2. An introduction to law
    Level 1
  3. Law: concepts and perspectives
    Level 1
  4. Contract law and tort law
    Level 2
  5. Public law and criminal law
    Level 2
  6. The law and social work in England and Wales
    Level 2
  7. The law and social work in Scotland
    Level 2
  8. Law, society and culture
    Level 3
  9. Exploring legal boundaries
    Level 3