Bath Spa University

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

Our Law degree develops your practical and vocational skills alongside your knowledge of legal theory.

  • Put your legal knowledge into practice while you develop career-enhancing skills.
  • Designed to prepare you for a wide range of careers, both within and beyond the legal sector.
  • Meets the requirements of Bar Standards Board and prepares you for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam.
Designed to help you attain many of the skills required to complete the practice elements of the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE), Law at Bath Spa develops your legal knowledge, research and professional skills. This innovative Law degree is informed by the new regulatory framework for the training of solicitors and barristers, and meets the requirements of the Bar Standards Board. Gain a broad understanding of legal systems and criminal law. You'll expand your knowledge to topics such as international law, media and entertainment law, and cybercrime. In your final year, you’ll hone your practice skills in our law clinic, or undertake a law research project. Learn how to be a lawyer in practice and understand the business of law, so that you can hit the ground running when you graduate. We recognise that many Law students don’t pursue a career in law and have built career planning into each strand of the course, with a focus on the growing number of roles that require related skill sets. These include roles in governance, risk management, advocacy, public policy, HR and finance.

Course details


Year one - Gain a broad understanding of English Legal Systems, the British Constitution, and Criminal Law. Contextualise your learning and develop your professional identity and employability skills. Develop skills of case analysis, and understand legal research methods. Year two - Focus on extending your legal understanding to include subjects such as Contract Law, EU and International Law, and Settlements. Develop skills of negotiation, advocacy and drafting. Continue to contextualise your learning and extend your employability skills. Select from a range of law, business, criminology and sociology options such as Employment Law, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Policing. You will also be supported and encouraged to take a Work Placement. Year three - Hone your practice skills in our Law Clinic, or undertake a Law Project. Explore Property Law and Litigation whilst developing skills of drafting and mooting. Select from an interdisciplinary range of options, such as Entertainment, Media and Intellectual Property Law, Leadership, Exploring Violence, and Cybercrime.

Assessment method

The course will include a range of practice based assessments such as drafting, negotiating and mooting. It will also include a limited number of exams to prepare you for the SQE.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

English Language Requirements for International and EU Applicants: IELTS 6.5 with a minimum score of IELTS 6.0 in each element.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £13300* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Our undergraduate fees for 2020/21 entry are not yet available. See current undergraduate tuition fees for UK and EU students and international students for reference. For some courses, material fees and additional costs for trips may apply.
Law at Bath Spa University - UCAS