If you want a career in the legal profession but studied another subject for your first degree, our accelerated LLB is the ideal choice for you. Designed for graduates from a wide range of disciplines, our intensive accelerated LLB programme offers you the possibility to fast track your studies and study for a qualifying law degree in just 2 years. When you graduate, you'll be ready to train to become a solicitor or barrister, as our degrees are recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board. Over the course of this programme, you'll become proficient in all the subjects required for a qualifying law degree and have the opportunity to develop an area of interest through extended study for your dissertation. Our accelerated LLB programme will give you in-depth legal knowledge together with strong critical thinking and communication skills. As you would expect from a Russell Group university, you'll be taught by active researchers who bring the latest legal developments to the curriculum. Our unique employability skills programme will ensure you consolidate what you learn through exceptional work experience and networking opportunities. As part of your degree you can experience law in action by applying to shadow a senior member of the judiciary in the High Court or Court of Appeal. Work alongside legal professionals to advise students at the Law Clinic in housing, business and family law. You'll engage with our academic research groups including the Stefan Cross Centre for Women, Equality and Law, and the Institute of Maritime Law. Hone your presentation skills on the Streetlaw programme and take part in a range of competitions to enhance your skills, including the Womble Bond Dickinson Team Building Challenge and regional, national and international mooting and negotiation competitions. By studying modules outside of law you can broaden your knowledge with interdisciplinary study. You can forge even stronger links within our friendly community by joining a student-run society such as the Law Society, Inns of Court Society, Mooting Society, Lawyers without Borders and the Canadian Law Society. You will have access to excellent learning facilities to support your studies. These include superb library resources including comprehensive collections in all the main subject areas such as contract law, property law, maritime law, criminal justice and public law. You can also access European and international resources, all housed in the main University library. We provide anytime access to an extensive range of electronic resources such as Westlaw, Lexis and Lawtel. Practise your advocacy skills in our purpose-built moot room.
This is a full-time degree course taught over two years. When you arrive, you will take part in a comprehensive induction exercise designed to help you get to know your fellow students and develop your teamwork skills in preparation for starting your first-year law studies. Compulsory modules across both years of the course cover the ‘foundations of legal knowledge’ (such as criminal law, contract and land law) required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board in order to achieve a qualifying law degree. Year one also includes compulsory Legal Systems and Legal Skills modules that will introduce you to the workings of the English legal system and develop the key analytical skills that are essential to success in your studies and your future career. Optional modules In year one you will be able to choose one of two specially designed optional modules: Historical Development of the Common Law, or Philosophical Perspectives on the Common Law. These modules will help you put the law into a broader context of time and theory. Whichever module you choose, you will gain a deeper understanding of the nature of law, develop your critical thinking skills and enhance your ability to construct and present complex arguments. In the second year, the Legal Research and Writing module will further develop your independent research skills and culminate in a 10,000-word dissertation. You choose the research topic and complete your dissertation with support from your academic supervisor. For the most up to date information on modules, please visit our website [https://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/law-accelerated-programme-degree-llb#modules]
You'll learn through a combination of lectures, small-group seminars and tutorials, and through independent study. Our inspiring academics use a range of teaching methods to enhance your learning experience, for example, highly interactive lectures that incorporate digital voting tools and social media. Group exercises, problem-solving tasks and case studies are also used to embed your knowledge and to apply it to real-world scenarios and current topics. Modules are assessed through exams and/or written assignments. Your dissertation also contributes to your final degree classification. You will receive feedback on your progress from your tutors and formative assessments will help you identify areas for improvement. Facilities You will have access to excellent learning facilities to support your studies. These include superb library resources including comprehensive collections in all the main subject areas such as contract law, property law, maritime law, criminal justice and public law. You can also access European and international resources, all housed in the main University library. We provide anytime access to an extensive range of electronic resources such as Westlaw, Lexis and Lawtel. Practise your advocacy skills in our purpose-built moot room.
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
Applicants must hold a 2:1 (GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0) from an undergraduate degree (in a non law subject). This must have been completed within the last 3-4 years. LNAT (Law National Admissions Test) is not required. For more details on the suitability of your qualifications please contact the Faculty Admissions Team at [email protected]
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English language requirements
English Language proficiency for international students: All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency. For more information on the University of Southampton’s English Language entry requirements, please see the English Language Proficiency webpage at http://www.southampton.ac.uk/studentadmin/admissions/admissions-policies/language.page.
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|