Start date: October 2021
LLB (Hons) UCAS: M100 3 years
LLB (Hons) UCAS: M102 4 years with professional training
LLB (Hons) UCAS: M105 4 years with foundation year
LLB (Hons) UCAS: M106 5 years with foundation year and professional training
Why choose this course
The University of Surrey provides a supportive, single campus environment for you to immerse yourself in the study of law. The School of Law has a close-knit sense of community that Schools on larger campuses struggle to match.
Here you will be taught by a combination of world-renowned and nationally recognised experts, from a wide range of practical and academic backgrounds. Together with our active and enthusiastic student cohort, we have created one of the most vibrant and stimulating law schools in the country.
Graduation from Surrey will stand you in good stead for accessing the postgraduate qualifications necessary to become a solicitor or a barrister. To best ensure this opportunity, we have partnered with the University of Law to facilitate access to the solicitors’ courses offered there.
We were ranked in the top 20 for law in the UK by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 and 15th for employability in law in the Guardian University Guide 2021.
What you will study
On our LLB Law course, you’ll gain a deep understanding of the main areas of legal knowledge, including law as it regulates the functions of the state (public law and criminal law), the law as it regulates relations between private individuals (contract law and tort law), and law as it regulates the ownership and control of land and other property (land law, and equity and trusts). In addition to these core subjects, after the first year, you will have the option to study a range of topics with experts in their fields, from Environmental Law to International Humanitarian Law to Medical Law to Tax Law, among many others.
You will learn how to debate the law, to analyse its application to given situations and to apply your legal understanding in a national or international context. Further opportunities to develop your professional skills are provided through a series of extracurricular activities focusing on client interviewing, negotiation and mooting.
"The academic staff from the School of Law are excellent. The teaching staff consists of high-level academics and professionals, meaning a number of my modules have been taught by barristers and solicitors.” Cameron McCoig, student
"I would 100 per cent advocate anyone that wants to study abroad to do it. I learnt so much about the world, and myself, during my year away and have made friends for life all across the globe.” Ruby Jamieson, student
LLB (Hons) - Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) - The qualifying law degree is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for the purposes of satisfying the academic stage of training.
You have the option to complete a Professional Training placement as part of this course. This will give you the opportunity to develop your professional, academic and personal potential, helping to prepare you for your future career.
A significant proportion of placement students at Surrey are offered graduate-level jobs or go onto postgraduate study.
Our law courses all offer optional Professional Training placements.
You could work for the full year, either in the UK or abroad, or spend half the year on a work placement and the other half studying at one of our partner universities in countries such as the Netherlands, Sweden, France, Singapore and Australia.
Many Professional Training placements are paid, with the opportunity to experience a variety of contexts, including solicitors’ offices, local authority legal departments, non-governmental organisations and corporations.
Some examples of organisations that participate in this scheme include:
Citizens Advice Bureau
5 Chancery Lane Commercial Barristers
National Centre for Domestic Violence
Bail for Immigration Detainees
Thompson & Co Solicitors
Study and work abroad
We give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their studies by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities or by completing a Professional Training placement abroad.
Want to study at an overseas institution as part of your degree or work abroad during your Professional Training year? Perhaps you would like to volunteer in India or learn about Brazilian business and culture in São Paulo during your summer holidays? With more than 200 partnerships, from 50 different countries worldwide, there is something for everyone.
Not only is the opportunity to go abroad a hugely enjoyable experience, but you will also develop key skills and knowledge that will strengthen your CV and increase your employability.
Please note: the status of the Erasmus+ scheme is dependent on the outcome of the Brexit negotiations.
We encourage you to add an international experience to your degree by studying overseas for one or two semesters as part of your Professional Training placement programme.
Our international partners include:
La Trobe University, Australia
Monash University, Australia
University of Queensland, Australia
University of Wollongong, Australia
Universiteit Gent, Belgium
Ryerson University, Canada
Turun Yliopisto, Finland
Universite Catholique de Lille, France
Albert-Ludqigs-Universitat Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Universitat Mannheim, Germany
Republic of Seoul National University, South Korea
Universiti Malaya, Malaysia
Rijsuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Singapore Management University
Stockholm Universitet, Sweden
California State University, US
Texas Tech University, US
University of Central Florida, US
University of North Carolina, US
University of Virginia, US
Our partners complement our commitment to excellence in teaching and research and will enable you to enhance your international outlook.
In your third year, you have the option of spending your Professional Training placement abroad.