LLB (Hons) Law Leeds Beckett University
We will equip you with an understanding of the legal systems, rules and practices that govern and regulate society and our commercial and social relationships. You will also have the opportunity to develop skills in analysis, legal reasoning, evaluation and advocacy. As a student of Leeds Law School, you will be able to access a wide range of law textbooks online for free through Law Trove, a subscription-only service offered by Oxford University Press.
Why study Law at Leeds Beckett University
- Fantastic placements and sandwich year opportunities
- Law Trove is an online service offered by Oxford University Press. This means all of our students will be able to access a wide range of law textbooks online and for free
- Gain real-life, hands-on experience and put something back into the local community by getting involved in our Law Clinic and giving legal advice to real people with real problems
- Our mentoring scheme is an integral part of the educational experience at Leeds Law School. Students are paired with a professional mentor from Leeds’ legal community, who will provide invaluable insight into the legal profession to support educational development and enhance career opportunities
- Opportunities to get involved with extra-curricular activities to explore your interests further and help your CV stand out, through mooting competitions and groups including The Student Law Society and The Junior Barristers Society
- Take inspiration from our high-profile ‘Law in Practice’ guest lectures – with previous speakers including Labour Party Leader, Sir Keir Starmer QC MP and human rights campaigner Baroness Shami Chakrabarti CBE PC
As a qualifying law degree, this course is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board as meeting the academic requirements of your legal training, and completion will enable you to undertake further study in order to become a solicitor or barrister.
This course offers the opportunity to take a sandwich year; a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total. Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertises lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.
Changes to legal education and training
Legal education and training have been subject to a detailed review by professional regulators in the legal sector. The review has examined the routes to qualification as a solicitor or barrister.
The Bar Standards Board (BSB) no longer requires the study of a 'Qualifying Law Degree' (QLD), however, the study of what is referred to as the 'legal foundations of knowledge is still required before the vocational stage of bar training. All our undergraduate law degrees meet this requirement. The changes to the routes to qualification as a solicitor are due to be finalised in the summer of 2020, with the introduction of those changes provisionally from September 2021 onwards.
Applicants and prospective applicants are invited to find out more about the changes at our open days and applicant days. In addition, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board (BSB) have issued a common protocol for guidance. This can be found by visiting the SRA web pages Solicitors Qualifying Examination and Common Protocol on the Academic Stage of training.
Teaching And Learning
Independent study is a crucial part of learning at university and you will be required to undertake many hours of self-directed research and reading, and preparation and writing of assessments. Your course is delivered through a number of modules, which will help you to plan your time and establish a study routine. Outside of your lectures, workshops and tutorials, a range of support is available to assist with your independent study. Our subject-specific librarians will be on hand to direct you to the specialist learning and study-skill resources. You’ll also be assigned an academic advisor to give you tailored feedback and support.
Scholarships and Funding
We are committed to ensuring that the opportunity to experience an education here at Leeds Beckett University is open to all. If you're thinking of joining us to study for your undergraduate degree, you may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary.
Bursaries are usually awarded depending on household income, whilst scholarships are available for a number of areas and are based on sporting or academic excellence.
Program Tuition Fee
Our graduates have gone on to qualify as solicitors and barristers, or they have forged careers in the police, in local and national government and in business and finance. This course is a qualifying law degree, recognised by the legal profession’s regulators, and successful completion will allow you to progress to the professional stages of training to become a lawyer. Your next stage of training could include our Legal Practice Course, or you could go on to study the Professional Diploma in Legal Executive Practice if you have not already undertaken the CILEx modules in your third year. Visit www.cilex.org.uk for more information. Other postgraduate study options include our LLM International Business Law, MRes and MPhil. We also offer opportunities to study for a Ph.D.
- Trainee Solicitor
- Legal Secretary
- Legal Executive
- Legal Assistant
Beckett Careers Team
Our Beckett Careers Team will support you with all aspects of your career planning, throughout university and beyond. Whether you’re looking for a part-time job or want to gain experience alongside your studies, need help preparing an application or exploring graduate job options, we can provide expert support every step of the way!
Throughout your university journey and up to five years after you graduate you'll have access to a broad range of support and tools to help you with:
- Getting ready to apply for jobs
- Working on your CV
- Preparing for an interview
- Applying for graduate vacancies or placements
- Connecting with employers and organisations
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