Aston University, Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

Law LLB

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Course summary

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Course description Our three year LLB Law course (or four-years - including integrated placement year) is a qualifying law degree, 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. You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake an extended research project (dissertation). The LLB is a qualifying law degree and 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 legal knowledge is important, for example, taxation, human resource management, accountancy, regulation, and compliance. Our recent graduates have been successful in securing roles at well-known companies such as Hays Legal, Shoosmiths, Pinsent Masons and HSBC Bank in roles such as Associate Consultant, Trainee 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. • LLB Law at Aston achieved 93% Overall Student Satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey. • Aston Law has close ties with Aston Business School, meaning you benefit from a wide range of expertise and graduate with a strong commercial awareness and competitive business advantage. • This degree prepares you for a wide range of careers, including as a solicitor or barrister, a management career or as an entrepreneur. Course details This course is designed in the light of modern practice and will give you a critical understanding of law and its application. 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. Subject areas include the English Legal System, Contract Principles and Criminal Offences and Legal Theory. A strong emphasis is placed on developing research skills. Year 2 – The second year subject areas include Law of Torts, Land Law, International Human Rights Law and Intellectual Property Law. 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, core subject areas include Equity and Trusts and European Union Law. Optional subject areas include Company Law, Commercial Law and Competition Law.

Course details

Modules

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

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB - BCC BBB: Standard offer BBC: If the student is also presenting either Core Maths or Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) grade B BCC: Contextual offer (Please see this webpage for more details - https ://www2aston.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/contextuaI­offer)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate/BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three full A2 Levels.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 15 credits P: 0 credits
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 31 points 5,5,5 in 3 Higher Level subjects
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language and Mathematics

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.


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: https://www.ucas.com/finance/finance-international-and-eu-students. ***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