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Course summary

Train to become a solicitor or barrister. Get hands-on experience in our law clinics and professional mentoring – and graduate ready to work in the legal field. You want to hone your legal knowledge, learn from professionals and gain practical experience. Our law degree provides the seven core foundations of legal knowledge and meets the requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board for a career as a solicitor or barrister in the UK. Study in Cambridge, Chelmsford or Peterborough, work with qualified solicitors in our law clinics, and practise your craft in mock court rooms. If you hope to use your legal skills in other areas – such as business, finance, policy making or public service – our law course will give you the transferable skills you need. Many of our students choose to study law because they’re motivated by the idea of helping people. And so, from your first year, you’ll have the opportunity to work in our law clinics in Cambridge or Chelmsford. With support from qualified solicitors, you’ll advise members of the public on legal issues. As you move into Year 2, you can also take part in our mentoring scheme, and get advice and guidance from a legal professional It’s well worth joining our student Law Society, too. They take part in national competitions such as Mooting, and have a track record of success. It could be a great achievement to add to your CV. All this practical experience is, of course, backed up by classroom teaching. Our lecturers combine academic modules with those that focus on areas of professional practice, such as human rights law. As you progress through the LLB (Hons) Law course, you’ll have the chance to take optional modules and explore areas of law that are of particular interest to you. Whichever area you focus on, you can rely on our personal tutor system, which offers regular, structured support throughout your time at ARU. You have the option to take this course as a four-year degree with foundation year. If you choose to learn in Cambridge or Chelmsford, you'll study with our partner, ARU College, in Cambridge for Year 1, then Cambridge or Chelmsford for years 2-4. If you choose to study in Peterborough, you'll stay there for all four years of your course.


Modules are subject to change and availability. Level 3 (foundation year): Foundation in Law and Policing. Year 1 core modules: Constitutional and Administrative Law, English Legal System and Skills, Contract Law, Criminal Law. Year 2 core modules: Tort, Equity, Trusts and Succession, Business Law, Ruskin Module. Optional modules: The Law of Family Relationships, Commercial Law, Medical Law, Legal Work Experience, The Law of Information, Intellectual Property and Social Media. Year 3 core modules: Property Law, EU Law, Undergraduate Major Project. Optional modules: Civil Litigation, Criminal Litigation, Employment Law, Diversity, Equality and the Law

Assessment method

Our assessments include both traditional exams and essays as well as more innovative career-oriented methods, including mooting, online discussions, group work and presentations, ensuring you have many different and relevant opportunities to test your learning.

How to apply

Application codes

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

5 GCSEs at grade D, or grade 3, or above and evidence of two years post-GCSE study at Level 3. If you have achieved at least grade E in one A level, or equivalent, you are exempt from the two years post-GCSE study requirement, but you still must meet the GCSE requirements. Applicants who do not meet the two years post GCSE study at level 3 may be considered based on their satisfactory employment history, which must be a minimum of two years full time employment supported by employer evidence and deemed appropriate by the University for meeting the course of study applied for. If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 5.5 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 5.5 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

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
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information
Law [with Foundation Year] at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS