Throughout this degree you will become increasingly immersed into the world of legal systems. Recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board, this QLD covers the key pillars of legal knowledge.
If you want a law degree to be the start of your career as a legal professional, a Qualifying Law Degree should be your only choice.
You will delve into the fundamentals of the UK and EU legal system. And each module will develop your knowledge of law knowledge of Law and build the skills needed to pursue your career.
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A successful lawyer is able to apply legal knowledge to a complex situation and provide a well-reasoned solution.
Each year of this degree will present different core principles of law. Once you have this core theory under your belt, you will be able to tailor your studies to suit your professional interests by choosing two optional modules.
Year 1 –
Foundations in Legal Skills
English Legal System
Law of Contract
Law and Ethics
Constitutional and Administrative Law
Year 2 –
Law of Tort 1 - Tort of Negligence
Tort 2 – Land and Other Torts
Civil Liberties and Human Rights
Law of Property
European Union Law
Pro Bono and Professional Practice
Year 3 –
Law of Evidence
Equity and Trusts
International Commercial Law
Legal Research Methods & Project
Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change. Optional modules are subject to availability.
We use a wide variety of assessment methods, giving you the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in more ways than one. These could include:
To support your development and ensure that you’re on the right track with your studies, you’ll receive tutor feedback for every assessment you submit.
If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions and tips for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real-life settings.
You can get more detailed course information by viewing the Course Specification.
This course has standard entry requirements.
To be eligible for this course through the standard entry requirements you must have either:
two subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in
three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent;
completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.
Don’t meet the standard entry requirements, but have work experience?
We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme.
We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.
Don’t have any of the above?
We also offer this course as a four-year degree which includes a foundation year (subject to validation). This first year prepares you for university-level study and is ideal if you don’t have the formal qualifications or work experience detailed above.
If your prior learning was not taught in English we require IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element). Get in touch with any questions.
Please note: candidates who do not have GCSE English or Maths may be required to undertake a numeracy or literacy assessment for entry.
What can a law degree do for me?
If you are aspiring to become a barrister or solicitor then you’ll know starting with a Qualifying Law Degree is a great foundation for your vocational training. So, what will this QLD do for you? You will:
• Become fully prepared for a successful career in law
• Obtain a wide range of highly transferable skills
• Graduate ready to take your next steps towards becoming a barrister or solicitor, armed with the knowledge and skills you need, and feel prepared to enter a paralegal role in a private practice
What can I do after uni?
Your options are endless and it all depends on your preference. If you want to become a solicitor or barrister, you will need to take on further study or move onto the vocational training (LPC or BPTC).
Qualified solicitors can also go on to fill roles such as legal executive, judge, legal secretary and contract negotiator.
You could also consider working in:
What do our alumni say?
“I am working for a global firm in a quite senior position, and my hope is that my LLB journey will inspire one or two colleagues to do something similar. Giving yourself a good challenge, proving your capabilities and widen your horizon…it's a great experience!” - Detloff Rump
“Doing the law degree has opened a lot of new job opportunities which I did not have before. It made me more marketable within the job sector.” - Miriam Aziz
UK Fees and Funding
The tuition fee for this course is £6,000 per level.
The most common funding for undergraduate UK students is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government.
• You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
• You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
• Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.
UK students who study our full-time blended learning courses may also be eligible for a Maintenance Loan from the UK Government. This is to help with costs such as food, accommodation and travel. You can find further information here.
If you aren’t looking to fund your course via UK Government Funding you can explore other possible payment options here.
EU/International Fees and Funding
This course is available to people who are already eligible to work or study in the UK. If you are based outside the UK, this course is also available as a distance learning programme.
If you study a blended learning programme, you’ll attend classes two or three days a week at your chosen study centre. You can find our study centres in:
Learn more about our study centres here.
Your module tutors have been selected because of their teaching experience and industry expertise. As experts in their subjects, they’ll present theories you can apply in a professional setting and engage you in topical discussions.
You can meet our LLB course leader, Angela Burns, in this short video.
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6. Begin your course with an online induction
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