Approved official program description for LLB in Law

LLB in Law

The University of Manchester

LLB in Law

The University of Manchester

LLB in Law

It is a qualifying law degree and thus provides exemption from the Common Professional Examination (CPE) which is otherwise required by students who wish to become barristers or solicitors.

In the first year you study six course units, three in each semester. These will be Legal Method; Contract, Public Law I; Public Law II; Criminal Law and Tort.

In the second year you also study six course units across the two semesters. Four of these will be compulsory: Equity and Trusts; Land Law; European Community Law and Jurisprudence. In addition, you will choose two further options.

The current list of options includes:

Human Rights; Company Law & Partnership; Criminal Justice; Employment Law; Mental Health Law; Principles of Law, Medicine and Ethics; Criminal Evidence; Family Law; Law of Freedom & Expression; Counter Terrorism; Gender and Law; Insurance Law; Youth Justice and Juvenile Delinquency; Comparative Law; Consumer Law; Sale & Supply of Goods; Environmental Law; Constitutional Reform; Intellectual Property Law; Public International Law; Medicine, Technology, Morals and the Law; Sentencing & Penal Policy; Law and Ethics in War and Warfare; Communications Law & Regulation; Education Law; Policing & Regulation and Drugs & Society.

In the third year you study six units, to be chosen from the above list. It is also possible to submit a dissertation in place of one of these subjects. It may not always be possible to offer all optional subjects in any one year.

If you would like more information about the syllabus for individual course units please click here .

All modules are shown as a guide only and may be subject to change.

It may not always be possible to offer all optional subjects in any one year.

Career opportunities

If you want to practise as a solicitor or barrister LLB (Hons) Law covers all the core subjects required to qualify for exemptions at the next stage in your training. However it will be necessary to do some further vocational training. You will need to do the Legal Practice Course and obtain a training contract to become a solicitor. You will need to do the Bar Vocational Course and obtain a pupillage to become a barrister.

The University of Manchester's School of Law has strong links with the legal professions and public services. Our graduates have a good record of securing employment both in the legal profession and other professional environments. Careers advice is available from a dedicated careers advisor. For those who wish to qualify as a solicitor, every graduate with a 2:2 degree or better is guaranteed a place at one of the branches of the College of Law or BPP to study on the Legal Practice Course.




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Last updated 14.03.2014

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Duration 3 years
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Place UK, Manchester
Start date February 2015, September 2015
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