LLB Law (graduate programme)

University of Leeds, Faculty of Education, Social Sciences, and Law

Program Description

LLB Law (graduate programme)

University of Leeds, Faculty of Education, Social Sciences, and Law

Overview

This two-year course is for you if you already have an undergraduate degree in a non-law subject.
The course provides you with the opportunity to learn about the law, both in the traditional sense of ‘thinking like a lawyer’ and in the broader sense of law as a social institution. This is a Qualifying Law Degree* which enables you to progress directly to the vocational stage of legal education should you wish to qualify as a solicitor or barrister in England and Wales. It’s also recognised in a number of other jurisdictions.
You’ll cover the seven foundations of legal knowledge and develop your legal research skills. A wide range of optional modules will also enable you to follow your interests in specialist legal areas such as company or employment law, human rights law, environmental law and family law. You could also explore topics in criminal justice and criminology, such as policing or youth crime.
*The Solicitors Regulation Authority is proposing changes to the system from 2020.

Accreditation

All our LLB courses are currently accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Council*
*The Solicitors Regulation Authority is proposing changes to the system from 2020. To find out more, please visit www.sra.org.uk

Exemptions

This programme leads to a Qualifying Law Degree*, which allows you to obtain the maximum exemption from the academic stage of training of both the Bar Council and the Law Society of England and Wales. This allows you to progress directly to the vocational stage of training.
*The Solicitors Regulation Authority is proposing changes to the system from 2020.

Course content

In your first year, you’ll take a set of compulsory modules that develop your knowledge of key aspects of law, such as contract and criminal law. The Foundations of Law module is an intensive, front-loaded module designed to prepare you for the demands of studying law at undergraduate level, and includes substantive content as well as practical skills such as group work and mooting.

You’ll continue to study compulsory modules in the following year, expanding your knowledge and focusing on topics such as EU law and equity and trusts. At the same time, you’ll select from optional modules giving you the chance to focus on topics that suit your own interests and career plans. This could mean you choose to focus on family law, human rights, company law or the legal systems of different European countries among others.

To demonstrate the knowledge and skills you’ve gained throughout the course, you’ll also have the option to complete a dissertation - an independent piece of research on a legal topic of your choice.

Course structure

These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time.

Modules

Year 1

Compulsory modules

  • Contract Law
  • Foundations of Law
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Criminal Law

Year 2

Compulsory modules

  • European Union Law
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Land Law
  • Torts

Optional modules

You will study 40 credits from a list of optional modules, which may include:

  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Law
  • Cyberlaw: Law and the Regulation of the Information Society
  • Disability Law
  • Evidence
  • Gender and the Law
  • Concepts of Law
  • Penology
  • Crime, Law and Social Change: Crime and Criminal Justice in Historical Perspective
  • Dissertation
  • Commercial Law: Commercial and Consumer Sales
  • Mass Atrocities and Criminal Justice

Broadening your academic horizons

At Leeds we want you to benefit from the depth and breadth of the University's expertise, to prepare you for success in an ever-changing and challenging world. This course gives you the opportunity to broaden your learning by studying discovery modules.

Learning and teaching

One of the key aims of this course is to teach you to “think like a lawyer”, but we also help you develop the transferable skills that allow you to use and apply the law in different situations.

You’ll learn through traditional methods such as lectures, tutorials and seminars, supported by materials and exercises provided online through the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). In your first year, the Foundations of Law module will prepare you for the study of law and allow you to gain practical skills such as group working and mooting.

However, this is a demanding course geared towards self-motivated and independent learners, and you’ll spend most of your time in independent study doing research and preparatory reading. We have excellent library resources with over 50,000 volumes in the Law Library that is held within the Edward Boyle Library, in addition to extensive electronic access to legal materials and journals.

Assessment

To help you develop the variety of skills you will need in your future career, we assess modules using a range of different methods. These include seen and unseen exams, coursework, group work and oral participation e.g. in discussion groups.

Entry requirements

A-level: 2.1 degree

Other course-specific tests:

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (Hons) in a non-law subject.

International

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.

International Foundation Year

International students who do not meet the academic requirements for undergraduate study may be able to study at the University of Leeds International Foundation Year. This gives you the opportunity to study on campus, be taught by University of Leeds academics and progress onto a wide range of Leeds undergraduate courses.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.

Improve your English

If you're an international student and you don't meet the English language requirements for this programme, you may be able to study our undergraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

How to apply

Apply to this course through UCAS. The institution code for the University of Leeds is L23.

International students apply through UCAS in the same way as UK/EU students. Our network of international representatives can help you with your application. If you’re unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.

Fees

For the latest information regarding fees, see our website: https://courses.leeds.ac.uk

The fee may increase in future years of your course in line with inflation, and as permitted by law. For example, the increase of 2.8% in 2017/18 was based on the government’s forecast for the RPI-X measure of inflation.

The UK government has confirmed that non-UK EU students starting in the 2019/20 academic year will have home fee status and be eligible for UK government student loans. The UK government has not confirmed the situation for future years, so keep checking our website for updates.

If you take a study abroad or work placement year, you’ll pay a reduced tuition fee during this period.

Financial support

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There is help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government.

Career opportunities

The LLB Law (graduate programme) provides students with the foundation to go on and qualify as a lawyer in England and Wales and gain transferable skills which are recognised in a number of jurisdictions.

International graduates wishing to practise in their home country may need to attain some further country-specific training.

As a student in the School of Law we will provide you with a host of opportunities to help boost your career prospects; from developing skills in mooting and negotiating, hearing from prospective employers at specialist talks or career fairs or taking part in career mentoring. The support you will receive at the School of Law will help you kickstart your career, whether in law or another field.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 21, 2018
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2019
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2 years
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18,500 GBP
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United Kingdom - Leeds, England
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