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 than a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) should be your only choice. You will delve into the fundamentals of the UK and EU legal system. Throughout each module you will develop a thorough knowledge of Law and build the skills needed to pursue your career.
Your module tutors have been selected because of their teaching and industry experience. Identified as experts in the subject they teach, you can expect indepth topic discussions and explanations that you can apply to a work-life setting.
Watch this short video [01:14] and meet Angela Burns, the course leader for LLB (Hons) at Arden University.
This course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course through the standard entry requirements you must have either:
For students whose prior learning was not taught in English
If you 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
A successful lawyer is able to apply legal knowledge to a complex situation and provide a well-reasoned solution.
During each level you will explore the core principles of Law. Once you have this core theory under your belt, you will be able to tailor your studies by choosing two out of the four optional modules.
Year 1 (Level 4)
Year 2 (Level 5)
Year 3 (Level 6)
Also, choose 2 from:
Assessments are designed to provide you an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:
To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies we will provide you with tutor feedback on 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 support your study a variety of ways.
If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:
Other options include:
If you choose to pay for the course yourself you can pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations, simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.
Because your postgraduate studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship
Find out more about fees and funding on our dedicated information page by clicking here.
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?
Where to go after your degree
Your options are endless and it all depends on your preference. If you want to become a solicitor or barrister that the QLD has provided the qualification needed to move onto the vocational training.
Qualified solicitors can also work in other legal and non-legal fields such as; legal executives, judges, legal secretaries and contract negotiators. Other career paths include law centres, charities and the police.
Of course, you could go onto study a postgraduate course or look for a career outside of Law. As you develop a range of skills, you will be open to opportunities in other professions, including;
What do our students think of their law degree?
Detloff Rump “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 (younger or at my age) to do something similar. Giving yourself a good challenge, proving your capabilities and widen your horizon…it's a great experience!”
Miriam Aziz “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.”
With an LLB (Hons) Qualifying Law Degree from Arden University, you could become a desirable candidate for any of the above and more!
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