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Northumbria University’s Law LLB Degree (Hons) is designed for those looking for a stimulating and engaging law degree. The undergraduate degree provides a thorough grounding in legal principles, including the study of the 7 foundations of legal knowledge which are required to make this a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD). This is the first stage of legal education for those intending to pursue a career as a solicitor or barrister. The foundation subjects are Public Law (Constitutional and Administrative Law), Law of Contract, Crime, Equity and Trusts, EU, Land and Tort. In addition, you will be able choose from a range of specialist options.
All Northumbria law undergraduate students start on the Law (LLB (Hons) pathway which then provides students with a range of programme route choices. Students select their preferred programme route at the end of their second year of study. The route choices available to students at the end of year 2 are:
• The 3 year LLB (Hons) route. Students graduating from this route will do so with a qualifying law degree making them eligible to undertake a Legal Practice Course (LPC) or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC). The LLB (Hons) route is also available as a 4-year programme in which students can choose to take a placement or study abroad year
• M Law Exempting route. The M Law (Exempting) programme route is designed for students who intend to pursue a career as a solicitor. This integrated Master of Law programme allows you to combine your LLB (Hons) degree with an exemption from the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and a master’s degree award.
• The M Law Exempting (Bar Course) route. The M Law Exempting (Bar Course) programme route is designed for students who intend to pursue a career as a barrister. This integrated Master of Law programme allows you to combine a qualifying law degree with an integrated master’s degree award and an exemption from the Bar Course.
Entry on to the M Law Exempting (Bar Course) route is by application to transfer from LLB to M Law during year 2 of the LLB programme and is contingent on a number of requirements including successful completion of the BCAT aptitude test and admission in to one of the four Inns of Court.
The entire Law programme routes allow students the opportunity to engage with our award winning Student Law Office and to learn from a broad range of professionally qualified and research engaged academic staff.
An undergraduate law degree is valuable, whether you want to become a lawyer or to choose a different career path and the flexible nature of our programme routes mean you don’t need to make these decisions immediately. Northumbria University’s LLB and MLaw graduates have secured successful careers across the legal sector as well as in various other areas including finance, business and management.
Study abroad or work placement opportunities on this course also offer professional experience and industry contacts, further enhancing your career prospects.
For a full list of the modules on your course, please access the course pages at www.northumbria.ac.uk
Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course.
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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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
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From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas or the International Baccalaureate
Find out how many points your qualifications are worth using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator
There are no specific subject requirements for this course
Students will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4 or C, or the equivalent.
There are no additional requirements for this course
We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match those shown above. If you have taken qualifications outside the UK you can find out how your qualifications compare by visiting our country page www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry
English Language Requirements:
International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).
*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications