The LLB Senior Status Law degree, at Aberystwyth University, is engineered to enhance your career prospects by completion within two years. Taught in the oldest and most established Law Department in Wales, this course is both challenging and stimulating. The LLB Senior Status Law Degree is available to those who already hold an existing Bachelor's degree in another subject. The LLB Senior Status Law Degree is recognized by The Bar Standards Board and the Solicitors Regulation Authority, thus providing a direct route to the legal profession. As a student on this course, you will benefit from the experience and enthusiasm of our expert staff, many of whom have also practised as solicitors - providing a practical application to your theoretical studies. The Department of Law and Criminology's ethos is to nurture the ingenuity and your ability to think outside of the box will enable you to emerge from the degree with real-world capabilities, shaping your future and career development. Why study LLB Senior Status Law at Aberystwyth? The LLB Senior Status Law degree is designed to meet employers needs and you will be taught by experienced legal professionals and academics. The teaching team of the Department of Law and Criminology at Aberystwyth University are active for large organisations e.g. GRETA, the Country Side Commission for Wales, the Youth Justice Board, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Upon completion, you will be eligible to continue vocational training on the Legal Practice Course (LPC), or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC). In addition, you will also gain exemption from certain professional examinations by selecting relevant modules. The LLB Senior Status Law Degree provides excellent social and professional opportunities, this includes visits to Law Fairs and Inns of Court in London. As a Department, we want to ensure that our students have the best opportunities available to them, during the two-year course, students on this course will have the option to undertake a work-placement module in different areas of Law. The work-placement module equips you with the necessary experience to ensure that you can have a smooth transition from campus to career. The Department of Law and Criminology offers a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities. For all Law students in the department, the Mooting society is great opportunity to engage and develop the essential mooting skills a necessary element for a successful legal career. At Aberystwyth University, we provide all students in the Department of Law and Criminology the option to participate in our national and international competing Mooting Society. Taking part in this society will assist in your development of key advocacy and litigation skills. During the first year of this course, you will core training in a number of subjects e.g. Contract law, Criminal Law and Tort Law, which must be studied and passed for exemption from the first stage of professional law examinations. You will also have the opportunity to choose from our wide range of elective modules. During your second and final year, you will discover The Law of Torts, Public Law, Equity Law, The Law of Trusts, in addition to the wide range of elective modules. Career prospects The LLB Senior Status Law opens up a range of exciting opportunities for you: You will be a strong candidate for training to become a barrister or a solicitor Your LLB Senior Status Law offers you the possibility to succeed in many different areas including criminology, financial management, business, human resources, international relations, journalism and education.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
A first degree in any subject, achieved with class 2:2 minimum, is required for entry to this 2 year accelerated LLB degree scheme.
Additional entry requirements
A minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) English or Welsh is a requirement for entry to all our degree schemes. Business, Mathematics, Psychology and Science degree schemes also require a minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent).
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||B|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||C|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||With minimum 5.5 in each component.|
|PTE Academic||62||With minimum scores of 51 in each component.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||88||With minimum scores in components as follows: Listening 21; Writing 21; Reading 22; Speaking 23.|
If you are an international student needing more information about the English Language requirement for your course (e.g. country-specific English Language tests, Partner Institution tests, EU/EEA English Language qualifications where the school curriculum is taught in a native language) please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further advice.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Aberystwyth University offers a valuable package of scholarships and bursaries to support students. Our long-established Entrance Examination competition means you could get up to £2,000 a year towards your living and study costs. You can combine that with any or all of our other awards, to make your financial package more valuable. Our awards include Sport and Music Scholarships, Bursaries for Care Leavers/Young Carers/Estranged Students and a range of department specific awards. Please visit our website for full details.
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