LLB Law

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

Program Description

LLB Law

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

Overview

This qualifying law degree covers the foundations of English law and allows you to specialise in areas of the subject according to your own interests.

The LLB Law meets the demand from highly qualified students who wish to study law as an academic discipline, irrespective of whether they wish to pursue a career in legal practice.

You may apply at the beginning of year two to be transferred to one of the school's four-year degree courses, which incorporate a year abroad studying the law of that country. The school has partner law schools in Australia, Canada, Europe (various countries), Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore and the USA. However, this is highly competitive and transfer should not be assumed. For those intending to follow a legal career, the grounding in different legal systems will prove very attractive to prospective employers and, in particular, the leading international firms of solicitors.

Year one

In year one you will take core modules in Foundations of Tort, Law of Contract, Public Law, and Understanding Law.

Year two

In year two you will take further core modules in Criminal Law, Land Law, and (currently) Law of the European Union, as well as optional law modules and/or modules from outside the school.

Year three

In year three you will take the final core module in the Law of Trusts, as well as optional law modules and/or modules from outside the school.

If selected to transfer to one of our four-year degrees, you will spend your third year at a partner law school in another country. After this, you will return to Nottingham to complete your fourth and final year of study (as described in the preceding paragraph).

LLB Law as a four-year degree

If selected to transfer to one of the four-year degrees, you will spend your third year at a partner law school in another country. This may be in Australia, Canada, Europe (various countries) Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore or the USA.

Support

The school's Legal Skills Adviser helps law students with their legal skills. The aim is to ensure that every student, regardless of background or ability, has someone they can approach to discuss their legal study skills.

We also offer a Skillegal programme. This is a series of optional workshops on skills such as presentation, communication and negotiation, delivered by a range of law firms and chambers from London and the regions.

The University library houses a law collection of approximately 60,000 books, law reports series, journals and extensive electronic resources. There is also a dedicated law librarian.

Key facts

  • The School of Law is consistently ranked among the world's top law schools, placing 6th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, and in the worldwide top 100 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017
  • This course is recognised by the Joint Academic Stage Board of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board as a Qualifying Law Degree allowing exemption from the whole of the Common Professional Examination (CPE)/Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) of the Law Society and the Bar
  • We are one of 18 institutions in the UK to have been selected to participate in the Q-Step programme, in recognition of our commitment to developing students' quantitative expertise
  • The School of Law is home to a number of student-run societies, which coordinate a wide variety of activities including careers and sporting events, volunteering opportunities, mooting competitions, and local and international trips

Entry requirements

A levels: AAA excluding general studies and critical thinking

All A level subjects in the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences are regarded as acceptable (except for general studies and critical thinking). However, offers are not normally made to students presenting more than one non-traditional or practical subject (such as art, art and design, computer and information technology, dance, drama and theatre studies, graphics, media and communication studies, and sports and physical education studies). A higher score in the LNAT examination may be required of those applicants presenting non-traditional subjects.

The Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT)

All applicants, including mature and overseas applicants, must take the Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT) exam if you are applying for 2018 entry (or deferred entry to 2019) for an undergraduate law degree at the University of Nottingham.

English language requirements

IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 7.0 in any element)

British Council accreditedIf you require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you can attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education (CELE), which is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK. Successful students can progress onto their chosen degree course without taking IELTS again.

Modules

Year one modules

Core

  • Foundations of Tort A
  • Foundations of Tort B
  • Law of Contract A
  • Law of Contract B
  • Public Law A
  • Public Law B
  • Understanding Law

Year two modules

Core

  • Criminal Law
  • Land Law
  • Law of the European Union

Optional

  • Classical Legal Theory
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Foundations of Public International Law
  • International Human Rights
  • Legal Issues in Health Care
  • Maritime Law

Instead of optional law modules, you may take up to 20 credits of modules from outside the school.

Year three modules

Core

  • Law of Trusts

Optional

  • Dissertation
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Issues in Company Law
  • Mental Health Law and Policy
  • Principles of Corporate Insolvency Law
  • Principles of Criminal Evidence
  • Social Welfare and the Law
  • Tax Law

Instead of optional law modules, you may take up to 20 credits of modules from outside the school.

The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. The above list is a sample of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.

Study abroad

The University of Nottingham has one of most extensive and diverse study abroad programmes in the UK and those who have studied abroad often say that the experience greatly enhanced their academic and personal development.

You may apply at the beginning of year two to be transferred to one of the school's four-year degree courses, which incorporate a year abroad studying the law of that country. The school has partner law schools in Australia, Canada, Europe (various countries), Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore and the USA. However, this is highly competitive and transfer should not be assumed.

For those intending to follow a legal career, the grounding in different legal systems will prove very attractive to prospective employers and, in particular, the leading international firms of solicitors.

Careers

A degree from the School of Law will equip you with a thorough knowledge of English law and an in-depth understanding of the areas in which you choose to specialise. A high proportion of our graduates go on to complete legal training relevant to that of a solicitor (Legal Practice Course) or barrister (Bar Professional Training Course).

Those seeking careers outside of law use their degree to gain access to a wide variety of professions and organisations such as consultancies, business advisory services, marketing, civil service, public relations, accountancy and campaigning.

Professional recognition

This course is recognised by the Joint Academic Stage Board of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board.

Overseas practice

Law graduates from the University of Nottingham may be eligible to practise overseas including in Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Singapore, where admission to the Bar (or equivalent) can be attained subject to meeting the jurisdictions' conditions. View further details.

Average starting salary and career progression

93.6% of undergraduates from the school who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £22,509 with the highest being £40,000.*

The School of Law ranked 5th in the UK for boosting graduate salaries, with graduates earning an average of £4,844 more than expected five years after graduation.**

* Known destinations of full-time home undergraduates 2015/16. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

** The Economist British university rankings, 2017.

Careers support and advice

Studying for a degree at the University of Nottingham will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take.

Throughout your time with us, our Careers and Employability Service can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 10, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Duration
Duration
3 years
Full time
Price
Price
9,250 GBP
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United Kingdom - Nottingham, England
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Sept. 2018
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International fees: 15,570 GBP (HEU fees: 9,250 GBP)