Newman University, Birmingham

Law Newman University, Birmingham Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Why study LLB?

Our law degree aims to enable you to gain a good understanding of the technical aspects of law, but it also equips you with a critical appreciation of how law functions within national and international societies.  In keeping with the University’s ethos, this course provides you with an opportunity to experience the practice of law through the professionally based elements of the LLB.  A law degree equips you with a broad range of transferable skills that are valued by many employers.

What does the course cover?

The LLB includes all the foundation modules necessary for professional qualification as a Solicitor or Barrister.  In your first year you will study modules designed to equip you with legal skills and introduce you to important substantive areas of law.

Course Content* (subject to validation):

In your first year topics you may study include:

Introduction to Legal Skills
Legal systems
Introduction to Professional Practice and Work Placement
The Law of Obligations (Part 1 - Contract)
Criminal Law
Constitutional and Administrative Law (including an introduction to Human Rights)

In your second year topics you may study include:

The Law of Obligations (part 2 – Tort)
Land Law
European Law
Human Rights (optional)
International Law (optional)
Professional Practice Work Placement
In your final year topics you may study include:

Equity and Trusts
Advanced Legal Practice (including advocacy)
Family Law (optional)
Law of Business Associations (optional)
Law of Evidence (optional)
Refugee Law (optional)
Employment Law (optional)
An option taken from a cognate discipline (e.g. Criminology)

*Subject to validation

What Careers Can I Consider?
Although an LLB is not required for qualification as a Solicitor, Barrister or Legal Executive, it is still the most common route into the legal profession.  However, almost two-thirds of law graduates do not enter the legal profession but are employed in a number of areas where legal skills are valued.  These are too many to mention, but include company secretary, human resources professional, corporate governance, civil service, accountancy, charitable organisations, advice worker and advocacy.

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.

Course code M100
Institution code N36
Campus name Newman University
Campus code N

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This course is not accepting applications from international learners.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 - 144 points You must achieve at least 112 UCAS points including a minimum of CC at A level or equivalent (e.g.MM at BTEC Diploma; MPP at BTEC Extended Diploma) towards the total tariff.
Access to HE Diploma Access Students can achieve this with the following combination of Distinction, Merit and/or Pass grades at level 3 achieved from a completed Access course:
D30-M0-P15; D27-M6-P12; D24-M12-P9; D21-M18-P6; D18-M24-P3; D15-M30-P0

Five GCSEs at grade 4 (or C) or above (or recognised equivalents), including English Language and Mathematics, are also required.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees shown are for 2020/21 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, on enrolment and in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments). Additional cost information associated with undergraduate degrees can be found at

Provider information

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Newman University, Birmingham
Genners Lane
Bartley Green
B32 3NT

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