Aston University, Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

Aston University is The Guardian's 'University of the Year' 2020. Course description Our three year LLB Law course (or four-years - including integrated placement year) has been developed with consultation from the legal profession. The core and optional modules enable you to tailor your studies to reflect your interests and career aspirations. This degree will give you more than legal knowledge. You’ll also develop essential professional and social skills to enhance your employability. In particular: • You’ll also have the opportunity to complete an internship with a major law firm during the second year and participate in the University Law Clinic. • The LLB focuses on law and legal practice in a commercial context. This degree is for those who want to become a solicitor or barrister. It has been designed to help you acquire the knowledge and skills needed to become a successful legal practitioner. • A degree in law also provides an excellent foundation for other careers where critical thinking, problem solving, and strong communication skills as well as legal knowledge are important, for example, in business, taxation, human resource management, accountancy, regulation, and compliance. • Our recent graduates have been successful in securing roles at well-known employers such as Hays Legal, Shoosmiths, Pinsent Masons and HSBC Bank in roles such as Associate Consultant, Trainee Solicitor and Paralegal, Negotiations Case Handler and Senior Legal Officer. Key course benefits • As part of your degree you have the option to undertake a professional placement, gaining valuable practical experience in the field of your chosen subject area. • The Complete university Guide 2022 has ranked the LLB Law 8th for Graduate prospects -On-Track • Aston Law School is closely associated with Aston Business School, meaning you benefit from a wide range of expertise and graduate with a strong commercial awareness and competitive business advantage • The second year of your degree provides the opportunity for every student to gain key employability skills and complete an internship with a major law firm. • This degree prepares you for a wide range of careers, including as a solicitor or barrister, one of the emerging careers in the law sector, in management or as an entrepreneur. • An opportunity to study a modern, progressive law degree with a high level of pastoral support. and an environment where students flourish. Course details Year 1- This course is designed in the light of modern practice and will give you a critical understanding of law and its application. The first year provides the foundation for your law degree and your transition to University forms of study and learning that will develop skills and knowledge to equip you for a career. Subject areas include the English Legal System, Contract Principles, Law of Torts and Criminal Offences. A strong emphasis is placed on developing problem solving, critical thinking and research skills. Year 2 – The second year subject areas include Land Law, Employment Law and Intellectual Property Law. You will also have the opportunity to develop employability skills and complete work experience, including an internship with a major law firm. Year 3 - (optional) This is when you will undertake a professional placement or international study opportunity at one of our partner institutions. Year 4 – In your final year, the core subject is Legal Project Management: Business Law in Practice. You will be able to choose from a wide range of option modules tailored to your career interests, including Competition Law, Fraud, Bribery and Corruption, International Human Rights and The Internet and the Law. For more information about our module outlines please refer to our website.

Course details


This course is designed in the light of modern practice and will give you a critical understanding of law and its application. For more information about our module outlines please refer to our website.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2021.

If you already have a 2021 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. Aston University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. If your qualifications are not listed here and you wish to check whether they meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the university.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £16350 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/UK students and £2,500 for International students. * Please note that the tuition fees stated are for 2021 entry. 2022 tuition fees are subject to approval and will be published on this website at the earliest opportunity. **The latest information relating to EU students and tuition fees for 2021 can be found on the UCAS website at: ***The United Kingdom government has confirmed that European Union (EU), other European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationals commencing academic courses in England from August 2021 will no longer be eligible for home fee status. ^^Tuition fees for students are reviewed annually and may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI) to take account of the University’s increased costs of delivering the Programme. Any such increase shall always be in accordance with the law.
Law LLB at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS