Aberystwyth University

Senior Status Law Aberystwyth University Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Aberystwyth University (Prifysgol Aberystwyth)

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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

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 M104
Institution code A40
Campus name Main Site (Aberystwyth)
Campus code -

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted

A first degree in any subject, achieved with class 2:1 minimum, is required for entry to this 2 year accelerated LLB degree scheme.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced B
Cambridge English Proficiency C
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 With minimum 5.5 in each component.
PTE Academic 62.0 With minimum scores of 51 in each component.
TOEFL (iBT) 88.0 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.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 Year 1
EU £9,000 Year 1
International £13,600 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Based on the latest information available to us, for new Home students enrolled on full-time undergraduate and PGCE courses starting in 2020, Aberystwyth University currently intends to charge a tuition fee of £9,000 for the academic year 2020/21. The Welsh Government is still to finalise arrangements for 2020/21 onwards, which means that for students starting in 2020/21 or after, tuition fees may rise for any successive years of study, mapped according to any inflation-linked maximum tuition fee permitted by the Welsh Government. These increases would also apply for the proportional fees charged for Year Abroad and Year in Industry. We will inform all applicants and students of the fee levels for 2020/21 and any inflation-linked increases for successive years of study as soon as confirmation is received from Welsh Government, and we will publish updates on our website. We recommend you check the updated fee information before applying. Up to date details of the relevant fees will be set out in our offer documentation, and your terms and conditions with us will describe how we may be entitled to increase or otherwise change fees during the period of your study with us. Costs not included in the tuition fee: The academic provision of the University includes certain elements of study away from Aberystwyth. These involve activities such as field trips in science degrees and visits to theatres, galleries and museums in humanities-based courses. The additional costs of such activities are not included in the overall University fee and you should, therefore, note the need to budget for them. Details of courses that have additional costs can be found on the Aberystwyth University website. These costs are given as an indication of likely cost and will vary as will the location and duration of the activity. Fuller details will be available from the department organising the activity.

Provider information

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Aberystwyth University
Penglais
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
United Kingdom
SY23 3FL


Course contact details

Department of Law and Criminology (undergraduate enquiries)

+44 (0)1970 622712

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622729


Undergraduate Admissions Office (undergraduate enquiries)