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.
These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time.
- Contract Law
- Foundations of Law
- Constitutional and Administrative Law
- Criminal Law
- European Union Law
- Equity and Trusts
- Land Law
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
- Gender and the Law
- Concepts of Law
- Crime, Law and Social Change: Crime and Criminal Justice in Historical Perspective
- 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.
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.
A-level: 2.1 degree
Other course-specific tests:
A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a non-law subject.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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Last updated October 10, 2018