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Law (Q79) Open University Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: The Open University


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Course summary

Studying law is stimulating in its own right, and it’s also a smart career move. If you want to practise law professionally, a law degree is the first step – but it’s also a great asset for many other careers. The OU’s Bachelor of Laws with Honours (LLB) is the most popular qualification of its kind in the UK. By the end of your studies, you’ll have the legal awareness needed to understand and apply the law, together with skills of legal analysis and methods; and you’ll be well prepared for further study or career development.

If you want to become a solicitor or barrister, you’ll need to complete this degree within six years.

Key features of the course

  • Recognised by the law profession as a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) in England and Wales

  • Covers the seven ‘Foundations of Legal Knowledge’ as required for a QLD

  • Provides the first academic stage of training for solicitors and barristers in England and Wales

  • Offers practical experience through an online law clinic

  • ​Gives you an understanding of the role and place of law in today’s society

  • Registration is expected to open in March 2020 for courses starting from October 2020.

Course details


This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits.
At Stage 1 you can choose between an introduction to the social sciences or childhood studies. You’ll follow this with your first core psychology module.
At Stage 2, you’ll have a choice of optional modules covering a range of applied psychology topics relevant to specific real-world issues and problems. You'll complete this stage with a second core psychology module which covers key psychological knowledge and both research and practical skills.
At Stage 3 you can specialise in sports psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology, or forensic and counselling psychology. Your final core psychology module will include an independent research project.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification.

Please note that whilst it is possible to study An introduction to law (W101) and Law concepts and perspectives (W102) at the same time, students who complete W101 before W102 will have acquired the legal knowledge, understanding of legal terminology and legal study skills needed for successful study of W102. If you choose to study the modules together, you may therefore find study of W102 more challenging initially. Studying the two modules together is the equivalent of full-time study and you will need to be able to study for up to 35 hours each week. Also there may be some occasions when the face to face tutorials on W101 and W102 conflict by being on the same date.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £18,072 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6,048 Whole course
Scotland £6,048 Whole course
Wales £6,048 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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