LLB (Hons)

Law (Flexible Learning)

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  • Level(s) of study: Undergraduate
  • Study mode(s): Part-time (day & evening)
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: September 2018
  • Course duration: 4 year(s)
  • Entry requirements: More information

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This Qualifying Law Degree has a flexible timetable designed to fit around your existing commitments.

If you require a legal qualification to get to where you want to be but cannot afford to dramatically change your lifestyle to get it, look no further. This Qualifying Law Degree course has been designed for students who want to combine their legal education with ongoing employment or personal commitments.

You will attend the same seminars as LLB (Hons) Law (full-time) students and gain the same skills, but the timetabling of your classes and the overall duration of the programme are flexible to meet your needs. With flexible study you have the choice of studying for four, five or six years. Your seminars may, for example, be scheduled on just one day or two afternoons per week. And you will have the opportunity in your first year to transfer onto full-time study if your availability changes.

Why choose this course?

  • It is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board as a Qualifying Law Degree.
  • You can study around your job or other commitments.
  • You will attend the same number of seminars as full-time students, but enjoy the flexibility to study at your own pace over four, five or six years.
  • You will receive bespoke guidance materials to support your independent study as well as direct tutor contact in seminars.
  • You will benefit from our considerable experience of delivering courses to adults in employment and excellent student support.
  • You will have the opportunity to transfer to full-time study if you wish.
  • Upon graduation you can apply for entry to our Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course which is the next stage of training to become a solicitor or barrister.
  • 96% of our undergraduate Law School students are employed or engaged in further study six months after graduating (DLHE, undergraduate leavers 2015-16).

What you'll study

This course combines study for a Qualifying Law Degree with ongoing employment. You will attend the same seminars as full-time students but with a more flexible timetable to suit your needs.

We are committed to flexible learning and provide courses that suit a variety of lifestyles. This innovative course has been designed for students who want to combine their Law degree with ongoing employment or personal commitments, but who do not wish to study solely by distance learning.

  • Four-year track

    Year One (80 credits)

    Law of Contract and Problem Solving (40 credits)

    Develop your understanding of the law of contract. You will study the underlying theories and classifications of contracts and learn how to apply your knowledge to solve legal problems.

    Law of Torts and Legal Reasoning (20 credits)

    The law of torts concerns civil wrongs, and in this module you will learn to interpret case law, determine relevant legal principles, and assess the merits of legal reasoning.

    Legal and Professional Environment (20 credits)

    Gain a foundational knowledge and understanding of the legal system in England and Wales. Develop transferable intellectual, employability and professional skills.

    Year Two (80 credits)

    Public Law and Research Skills (20 credits)

    Examine and research constitutional law concepts to develop an understanding of the relationship between the individual and the state. Exploring the protection of liberties and fundamental rights of the individual within the UK.

    International, European and Comparative Law and Group Presentation Skills (20 credits)

    Gain an international and comparative perspective on the establishment, development and operation of international and European Union law, while developing team working and presentation skills.

    Land Law and Professional Advice (20 credits)

    Apply rules to solve legal problems in relation to land ownership. You will study the distinction between real and personal property and begin to draft professional advice in a property law context.

    Law of Trusts and Advanced Legal Reasoning (20 credits)

    Acquire high-level knowledge of the law of trusts and develop the ability to examine decided cases in detail.

    Year Three (100 credits)

    Criminal Law with Mooting (20 credits)

    Expand your knowledge of criminal law and develop practical mooting skills that will enhance your employability. You will learn how to argue within a ground of appeal, research and write skeleton arguments and use legal language effectively.

    Introduction to Applied Legal Knowledge

    Enhance your fundamental understanding of the law by revisiting areas of core law modules from a new practical and professional skills-based perspective.

    Plus choose modules that add up to 60 credits from the optional module lists below. You can choose from both the level five and level six options.

    Year Four (100 credits)

    Choose from one of the following modules:

    Path to Professional Practice (20 credits)

    Develop key transferable skills in preparation for professional practice. You’ll hone your legal writing, drafting, negotiation and client-interviewing skills through a series of case scenarios and related case materials.

    Law in Practice (20 credits)

    This module has been designed to enable you to use legal and law-related work, paid or voluntary, for academic credit towards your degree. You will undertake at least 50 hours’ work either in one of our pro bono projects or with a law firm, advice agency, or other voluntary organisation in the UK or
    abroad.

    Introduction to Applied Legal Knowledge (Legal Advice Centre) (20 credits)

    Learn how to put theory into practice by revisiting areas of core Law modules from a practical and professional skills-based perspective, accompanied by workshops in the School’s Legal Advice Centre.

    Choose modules that add up to 80 credits from the level six optional module list below.

    Level Five Optional Modules

    Introduction to Applied Legal Knowledge (Legal Advice Centre) (40 credits)

    Learn how to put theory into practice by revisiting areas of core Law modules from a practical and professional skills-based perspective, accompanied by workshops in the School’s Legal Advice Centre.

    Commercial Law and Negotiation* (20 credits)

    Enhance your understanding of commercial law within a practical and business context. You will also be introduced to the key skill of negotiation and the possible strategies and tactics involved.

    Family Law and Client Advice* (20 credits)

    Explore the principal themes of English family law: marriage, divorce, civil partnership, cohabitation, domestic violence and parental responsibility. Apply legal knowledge to hypothetical and real situations in order to enhance employability.

    Employment Law (20 credits)

    Learn to apply your legal knowledge to solve employment law problems. You will study both collective employment law and individual employment law.

    Public International Law (20 credits)

    Enhance your understanding of public international law and related current legal issues.

    Human Rights (20 credits)

    Develop your understanding of human rights in an international context, exploring topics including the right to life, the right to a fair trial, freedom of religion, and freedom of expression.

    *If not already selected at an earlier stage in the course.

    Level Six Optional Modules

    Applied Legal Knowledge (Legal Advice Centre) (20 credits)

    Enhance your fundamental understanding of the law by revisiting areas of core law modules from a new practical and professional skills-based perspective.

    Commercial Law (20 credits)

    Enhance your understanding of commercial law within a practical and business context.

    Company (20 credits)

    Acquire high-level knowledge of company law. You will solve legal problems and study a number of topics, including limited and unlimited liability, shareholder rights, and the dissolution of companies.

    Comparative Law (20 credits)

    An introduction to the essential characteristics of different foreign legal systems. Learn to critically compare and contrast these systems, both with each other and with the English legal system.

    Criminology and Criminal Justice (20 credits)

    Enhance your understanding of criminology and criminal justice issues. You will learn about the significance of crime statistics, the media and crime, hate crime, prisons, and sentencing.

    Critical Legal Thinking (20 credits)

    What makes a legal argument good or bad? Can legal decisions be justified by purely rational argument, or are they ultimately determined by more subjective influences? Explore these questions in this module designed for those with an interest in law, philosophy and human reasoning.

    Employment Law (20 credits)

    Learn to apply your legal knowledge to solve employment law problems. You will study both collective employment law and individual employment law.

    Evidence (20 credits)

    Study the rules and principles of evidence in legal proceedings, and learn how to apply the law of evidence to factual situations.

    Family Law (20 credits)

    An introduction to the principal themes of English Family Law including marriage, divorce law, civil partnership, cohabitation, protection against domestic violence, and parental responsibility.

    Human Rights (20 credits)

    Develop your understanding of human rights in an international context, exploring topics including the right to life, the right to a fair trial, freedom of religion, and freedom of expression.

    Immigration and Asylum Law (20 credits)

    Study the principal themes of UK immigration and asylum law and consider the scope for reform. You will learn about the current legal framework of immigration, international refugee law and asylum.

    Independent Legal Research Project (20 credits)

    Plan, research and write your own project on a chosen legal subject. You will be allocated a project supervisor who will provide expertise in your chosen area and guide you throughout the process.

    International Commercial Insurance Law (20 credits)

    Study the contractual, commercial and regulatory environment of the insurance market in the UK and the EEA.

    International Competition Law (20 credits)

    Explore the differing approaches to international competition law and the key institutions and initiatives. You will develop your knowledge of the role of economic theory and consider future developments.

    International Trade Law (20 credits)

    Provides the professional skills required in a modern commercial environment. You will learn about the international sale and carriage of goods, and about the application of principles to solve international trade disputes.

    Intellectual Property Law (20 credits)

    An introduction to intellectual property law, its rationales, economic function and international influences. You will gain an awareness of design law and study the law of copyright and patents.

    Laws of Armed Conflict (20 credits)

    Develop your knowledge of the international laws relating to armed conflict, terrorism, and the self-determination of peoples. Consider the growth and scope of modern international war crimes and current debates in the field.

    Medical Law (20 credits)

    Understand the legal and ethical issues surrounding the provision of medical treatment and care, and apply the law to solve medico-legal problems.

    Mooting (20 credits)

    Develop a range of advocacy techniques through the medium of mooting. This module covers a range of topics including written pleadings, courtroom etiquette, and the skills of oral advocacy.

    Public International Law (20 credits)

    Enhance your understanding of public international law and related current legal issues.

    Sexuality and the Law (20 credits)

    Develop an awareness of the concept of sexuality from legal, moral and sociological perspectives, balancing the needs of the victim and the defendant.

    Sports Law (20 credits)

    Acquire knowledge of the law pertaining to the regulation of sporting activity and an appreciation of the impact of globalisation on sports law.

    United States Law (20 credits)

    Understand the essential characteristics of law in the United States and critically compare and contrast these characteristics with those of the English legal system.

  • Five-year track

    Year One (60 credits)

    Law of Contract and Problem Solving (40 credits)

    Develop your understanding of the law of contract. You will study the underlying theories and classifications of contracts and learn how to apply your knowledge to solve legal problems.

    Legal and Professional Environment (20 credits)

    Gain a foundational knowledge and understanding of the legal system in England and Wales. Develop transferable intellectual, employability and professional skills.

    Year Two (60 credits)

    Law of Torts and Legal Reasoning (20 credits)

    The law of torts concerns civil wrongs, and in this module you will learn to interpret case law, determine relevant legal principles, and assess the merits of legal reasoning.

    Public Law and Research Skills (20 credits)

    Examine and research constitutional law concepts to develop an understanding of the relationship between the individual and the state. Exploring the protection of liberties and fundamental rights of the individual within the UK.

    International, European and Comparative Law and Group Presentation Skills (20 credits)

    Gain an international and comparative perspective on the establishment, development and operation of international and European Union law, while developing team working and presentation skills.

    Year Three (80 credits)

    Land Law and Professional Advice (20 credits)

    Apply rules to solve legal problems in relation to land ownership. You will study the distinction between real and personal property and begin to draft professional advice in a property law context.

    Law of Trusts and Advanced Legal Reasoning (20 credits)

    Acquire high-level knowledge of the law of trusts and develop the ability to examine decided cases in detail.

    Criminal Law with Mooting (20 credits)

    Expand your knowledge of criminal law and develop practical mooting skills that will enhance your employability. You will learn how to argue within a ground of appeal, research and write skeleton arguments and use legal language effectively.

    Introduction to Applied Legal Knowledge

    Enhance your fundamental understanding of the law by revisiting areas of core law modules from a new practical and professional skills-based perspective.

    Choose modules that add up to 60 credits from the optional module lists below. You can choose from both the level five and level six options.

    Year Four (80 credits)

    Choose modules that add up to 80 credits from the optional module lists below. You can choose one level six option and the rest as level five options, or select all options from the level five list.

    Year Five (80 Credits)

    Choose from one of the following modules:

    Path to Professional Practice (20 credits)

    Develop key transferable skills in preparation for professional practice. You’ll hone your legal writing, drafting, negotiation and client-interviewing skills through a series of case scenarios and related case materials.

    Law in Practice (20 credits)

    This module has been designed to enable you to use legal and law-related work, paid or voluntary, for academic credit towards your degree. You will undertake at least 50 hours’ work either in one of our pro bono projects or with a law firm, advice agency, or other voluntary organisation in the UK or
    abroad.

    Introduction to Applied Legal Knowledge (Legal Advice Centre) (20 credits)

    Learn how to put theory into practice by revisiting areas of core Law modules from a practical and professional skills-based perspective, accompanied by workshops in the School’s Legal Advice Centre.

    Plus choose modules that add up to 60 credits from the level six optional module list below.

    Level Five Optional Modules

    Introduction to Applied Legal Knowledge (Legal Advice Centre) (40 credits)

    Learn how to put theory into practice by revisiting areas of core Law modules from a practical and professional skills-based perspective, accompanied by workshops in the School’s Legal Advice Centre.

    Commercial Law and Negotiation* (20 credits)

    Enhance your understanding of commercial law within a practical and business context. You will also be introduced to the key skill of negotiation and the possible strategies and tactics involved.

    Family Law and Client Advice* (20 credits)

    Explore the principal themes of English family law: marriage, divorce, civil partnership, cohabitation, domestic violence and parental responsibility. Apply legal knowledge to hypothetical and real situations in order to enhance employability.

    Employment Law (20 credits)

    Learn to apply your legal knowledge to solve employment law problems. You will study both collective employment law and individual employment law.

    Public International Law (20 credits)

    Enhance your understanding of public international law and related current legal issues.

    Human Rights (20 credits)

    Develop your understanding of human rights in an international context, exploring topics including the right to life, the right to a fair trial, freedom of religion, and freedom of expression.

    *If not already selected at an earlier stage in the course.

    Level Six Optional Modules

    Applied Legal Knowledge (Legal Advice Centre) (20 credits)

    Enhance your fundamental understanding of the law by revisiting areas of core law modules from a new practical and professional skills-based perspective.

    Commercial Law (20 credits)

    Enhance your understanding of commercial law within a practical and business context.

    Company (20 credits)

    Acquire high-level knowledge of company law. You will solve legal problems and study a number of topics, including limited and unlimited liability, shareholder rights, and the dissolution of companies.

    Comparative Law (20 credits)

    An introduction to the essential characteristics of different foreign legal systems. Learn to critically compare and contrast these systems, both with each other and with the English legal system.

    Criminology and Criminal Justice (20 credits)

    Enhance your understanding of criminology and criminal justice issues. You will learn about the significance of crime statistics, the media and crime, hate crime, prisons, and sentencing.

    Critical Legal Thinking (20 credits)

    What makes a legal argument good or bad? Can legal decisions be justified by purely rational argument, or are they ultimately determined by more subjective influences? Explore these questions in this module designed for those with an interest in law, philosophy and human reasoning.

    Employment Law (20 credits)

    Learn to apply your legal knowledge to solve employment law problems. You will study both collective employment law and individual employment law.

    Evidence (20 credits)

    Study the rules and principles of evidence in legal proceedings, and learn how to apply the law of evidence to factual situations.

    Family Law (20 credits)

    An introduction to the principal themes of English Family Law including marriage, divorce law, civil partnership, cohabitation, protection against domestic violence, and parental responsibility.

    Human Rights (20 credits)

    Develop your understanding of human rights in an international context, exploring topics including the right to life, the right to a fair trial, freedom of religion, and freedom of expression.

    Immigration and Asylum Law (20 credits)

    Study the principal themes of UK immigration and asylum law and consider the scope for reform. You will learn about the current legal framework of immigration, international refugee law and asylum.

    Independent Legal Research Project (20 credits)

    Plan, research and write your own project on a chosen legal subject. You will be allocated a project supervisor who will provide expertise in your chosen area and guide you throughout the process.

    International Commercial Insurance Law (20 credits)

    Study the contractual, commercial and regulatory environment of the insurance market in the UK and the EEA.

    International Competition Law (20 credits)

    Explore the differing approaches to international competition law and the key institutions and initiatives. You will develop your knowledge of the role of economic theory and consider future developments.

    International Trade Law (20 credits)

    Provides the professional skills required in a modern commercial environment. You will learn about the international sale and carriage of goods, and about the application of principles to solve international trade disputes.

    Intellectual Property Law (20 credits)

    An introduction to intellectual property law, its rationales, economic function and international influences. You will gain an awareness of design law and study the law of copyright and patents.

    Laws of Armed Conflict (20 credits)

    Develop your knowledge of the international laws relating to armed conflict, terrorism, and the self-determination of peoples. Consider the growth and scope of modern international war crimes and current debates in the field.

    Medical Law (20 credits)

    Understand the legal and ethical issues surrounding the provision of medical treatment and care, and apply the law to solve medico-legal problems.

    Mooting (20 credits)

    Develop a range of advocacy techniques through the medium of mooting. This module covers a range of topics including written pleadings, courtroom etiquette, and the skills of oral advocacy.

    Public International Law (20 credits)

    Enhance your understanding of public international law and related current legal issues.

    Sexuality and the Law (20 credits)

    Develop an awareness of the concept of sexuality from legal, moral and sociological perspectives, balancing the needs of the victim and the defendant.

    Sports Law (20 credits)

    Acquire knowledge of the law pertaining to the regulation of sporting activity and an appreciation of the impact of globalisation on sports law.

    United States Law (20 credits)

    Understand the essential characteristics of law in the United States and critically compare and contrast these characteristics with those of the English legal system.

  • Six-year track

    Year One (60 credits)

    Law of Contract and Problem Solving (40 credits)

    Develop your understanding of the law of contract. You will study the underlying theories and classifications of contracts and learn how to apply your knowledge to solve legal problems.

    Legal and Professional Environment (20 credits)

    Gain a foundational knowledge and understanding of the legal system in England and Wales. Develop transferable intellectual, employability and professional skills.

    Year Two (60 credits)

    Law of Torts and Legal Reasoning (20 credits)

    The law of torts concerns civil wrongs, and in this module you will learn to interpret case law, determine relevant legal principles, and assess the merits of legal reasoning.

    Public Law and Research Skills (20 credits)

    Examine and research constitutional law concepts to develop an understanding of the relationship between the individual and the state. Exploring the protection of liberties and fundamental rights of the individual within the UK.

    International, European and Comparative Law and Group Presentation Skills (20 credits)

    Gain an international and comparative perspective on the establishment, development and operation of international and European Union law, while developing team working and presentation skills.

    Year Three (60 credits)

    Land Law and Professional Advice (20 credits)

    Apply rules to solve legal problems in relation to land ownership. You will study the distinction between real and personal property and begin to draft professional advice in a property law context.

    Law of Trusts and Advanced Legal Reasoning (20 credits)

    Acquire high-level knowledge of the law of trusts and develop the ability to examine decided cases in detail.

    Introduction to Applied Legal Knowledge

    Enhance your fundamental understanding of the law by revisiting areas of core law modules from a new practical and professional skills-based perspective.

    Year Four (60 credits)

    Criminal Law with Mooting (20 credits)

    Expand your knowledge of Criminal Law and develop practical Mooting skills that will enhance your employability. You will learn how to argue within a ground of appeal, research and write skeleton arguments and use legal language effectively.

    Choose modules that add up to 40 credits from the optional module lists below. You can choose from both the level five and level six options.

    Year Five (60 credits)

    Choose modules that add up to 60 credits from the level six optional module list below.

    Year Six

    Choose from one of the following modules:

    Path to Professional Practice (20 credits)

    Develop key transferable skills in preparation for professional practice. You’ll hone your legal writing, drafting, negotiation and client-interviewing skills through a series of case scenarios and related case materials.

    Law in Practice (20 credits)

    This module has been designed to enable you to use legal and law-related work, paid or voluntary, for academic credit towards your degree. You will undertake at least 50 hours’ work either in one of our pro bono projects or with a law firm, advice agency, or other voluntary organisation in the UK or
    abroad.

    Introduction to Applied Legal Knowledge (Legal Advice Centre) (20 credits)

    Learn how to put theory into practice by revisiting areas of core Law modules from a practical and professional skills-based perspective, accompanied by workshops in the School’s Legal Advice Centre.

    Plus choose modules that add up to 40 credits from the level six optional module list below.

    Level Five Optional Modules

    Introduction to Applied Legal Knowledge (Legal Advice Centre) (40 credits)

    Learn how to put theory into practice by revisiting areas of core Law modules from a practical and professional skills-based perspective, accompanied by workshops in the School’s Legal Advice Centre.

    Commercial Law and Negotiation* (20 credits)

    Enhance your understanding of commercial law within a practical and business context. You will also be introduced to the key skill of negotiation and the possible strategies and tactics involved.

    Family Law and Client Advice* (20 credits)

    Explore the principal themes of English family law: marriage, divorce, civil partnership, cohabitation, domestic violence and parental responsibility. Apply legal knowledge to hypothetical and real situations in order to enhance employability.

    Employment Law (20 credits)

    Learn to apply your legal knowledge to solve employment law problems. You will study both collective employment law and individual employment law.

    Public International Law (20 credits)

    Enhance your understanding of public international law and related current legal issues.

    Human Rights (20 credits)

    Develop your understanding of human rights in an international context, exploring topics including the right to life, the right to a fair trial, freedom of religion, and freedom of expression.

    *If not already selected at an earlier stage in the course.

    Level Six Optional Modules

    Applied Legal Knowledge (Legal Advice Centre) (20 credits)

    Enhance your fundamental understanding of the law by revisiting areas of core law modules from a new practical and professional skills-based perspective.

    Commercial Law (20 credits)

    Enhance your understanding of commercial law within a practical and business context.

    Company (20 credits)

    Acquire high-level knowledge of company law. You will solve legal problems and study a number of topics, including limited and unlimited liability, shareholder rights, and the dissolution of companies.

    Comparative Law (20 credits)

    An introduction to the essential characteristics of different foreign legal systems. Learn to critically compare and contrast these systems, both with each other and with the English legal system.

    Criminology and Criminal Justice (20 credits)

    Enhance your understanding of criminology and criminal justice issues. You will learn about the significance of crime statistics, the media and crime, hate crime, prisons, and sentencing.

    Critical Legal Thinking (20 credits)

    What makes a legal argument good or bad? Can legal decisions be justified by purely rational argument, or are they ultimately determined by more subjective influences? Explore these questions in this module designed for those with an interest in law, philosophy and human reasoning.

    Employment Law (20 credits)

    Learn to apply your legal knowledge to solve employment law problems. You will study both collective employment law and individual employment law.

    Evidence (20 credits)

    Study the rules and principles of evidence in legal proceedings, and learn how to apply the law of evidence to factual situations.

    Family Law (20 credits)

    An introduction to the principal themes of English Family Law including marriage, divorce law, civil partnership, cohabitation, protection against domestic violence, and parental responsibility.

    Human Rights (20 credits)

    Develop your understanding of human rights in an international context, exploring topics including the right to life, the right to a fair trial, freedom of religion, and freedom of expression.

    Immigration and Asylum Law (20 credits)

    Study the principal themes of UK immigration and asylum law and consider the scope for reform. You will learn about the current legal framework of immigration, international refugee law and asylum.

    Independent Legal Research Project (20 credits)

    Plan, research and write your own project on a chosen legal subject. You will be allocated a project supervisor who will provide expertise in your chosen area and guide you throughout the process.

    International Commercial Insurance Law (20 credits)

    Study the contractual, commercial and regulatory environment of the insurance market in the UK and the EEA.

    International Competition Law (20 credits)

    Explore the differing approaches to international competition law and the key institutions and initiatives. You will develop your knowledge of the role of economic theory and consider future developments.

    International Trade Law (20 credits)

    Provides the professional skills required in a modern commercial environment. You will learn about the international sale and carriage of goods, and about the application of principles to solve international trade disputes.

    Intellectual Property Law (20 credits)

    An introduction to intellectual property law, its rationales, economic function and international influences. You will gain an awareness of design law and study the law of copyright and patents.

    Laws of Armed Conflict (20 credits)

    Develop your knowledge of the international laws relating to armed conflict, terrorism, and the self-determination of peoples. Consider the growth and scope of modern international war crimes and current debates in the field.

    Medical Law (20 credits)

    Understand the legal and ethical issues surrounding the provision of medical treatment and care, and apply the law to solve medico-legal problems.

    Mooting (20 credits)

    Develop a range of advocacy techniques through the medium of mooting. This module covers a range of topics including written pleadings, courtroom etiquette, and the skills of oral advocacy.

    Public International Law (20 credits)

    Enhance your understanding of public international law and related current legal issues.

    Sexuality and the Law (20 credits)

    Develop an awareness of the concept of sexuality from legal, moral and sociological perspectives, balancing the needs of the victim and the defendant.

    Sports Law (20 credits)

    Acquire knowledge of the law pertaining to the regulation of sporting activity and an appreciation of the impact of globalisation on sports law.

    United States Law (20 credits)

    Understand the essential characteristics of law in the United States and critically compare and contrast these characteristics with those of the English legal system.

Course specification

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Study Law in your own time with the option of four, five and six-year study routes.

How you’re taught


Each module is delivered through a series of bespoke web-based materials supported by taught seminars, which provides direct contact with tutors and the opportunity to enhance your understanding through critical evaluation of your own reading and debate. You will be advised of the available study patterns for the scheduling of seminars.

All our LLB courses operate within a common framework. This not only ensures consistently high standards but also means that should your circumstances change then we are normally able to facilitate a change in your programme and study mode. You should discuss any request to change course with your personal tutor.

How will I be assessed?

Your knowledge and understanding will be assessed by a diverse range of methods that reflect the skills required. You will take part in:

  • oral presentations
  • mooting exercises
  • case analysis
  • research projects
  • group projects
  • problem-solving assignments
  • both seen and unseen examinations.

Learn a new language

Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.

Learning a new language can:

  • enhance your communication skills
  • enrich your experience when travelling abroad
  • boost your career prospects.

Find out more about the University Language Programme.

Learn from the experts

The majority of our teaching staff are professionally qualified and experienced solicitors or barristers and are experts within their research fields, ensuring that you will be taught with a real-life context and a focus upon practical relevance and impact.

Our award-winning staff includes:

  • Matthew Homewood, who has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship, the most prestigious individual award for excellence in teaching in higher education. This was in recognition for his use of technology and making a real difference to the student experience.
  • Melanie King and Edward Mosley, members of the Law School Employability Team who have been nominated by students for the Outstanding Teaching 2016 – Student Support Award. Edward Mosley went on to win the award.
  • Senior Lecturer and Pro Bono Director Nick Johnson, who also won an Outstanding Teaching Award, voted for by students in recognition of his teaching and support for volunteer projects in the Law School.

Careers and employability

Your career development

A Law degree is highly valued and provides a solid foundation for a variety of careers. 96% of our undergraduate Law School students are employed or engaged in further study six months after graduating (DLHE, undergraduate leavers 2015-16).

If you complete your LLB with us and gain a 2.2 or above we will guarantee you a place on our excellent LLM Legal Practice Course for intending solicitors. If you are interested in a career as a barrister there is also the opportunity to progress on to our highly-regarded LLM Bar Professional Training Course.

A Law degree doesn't just have to lead to a career as a solicitor or barrister however. On our LLB course you will gain a host of transferable skills including an international perspective and an appreciation of the law that many employers will value, both in the UK and overseas. In the last few years our graduates have gone on to positions including:

  • solicitor
  • barrister
  • in-house counsel
  • trade mark attorney
  • trade union consultant
  • freedom of information adviser
  • human resources officer
  • investment banker
  • auditor
  • victim support caseworker
  • review and features editor
  • quantity surveyor
  • business development manager
  • sports marketing analyst.

Excellent placement opportunities

The work experience you will gain from this course will prove invaluable in today's job market. You'll gain vital real-life skills that will make you stand out from the crowd.

We will encourage you to get work experience during your holidays. If you undertake at least ten weeks' relevant work experience this will be recognised by our Certificate in Professional Practice. This qualification demonstrates you have developed practical skills and work-based competencies.

You will be responsible for organising your own placements with the support of the University. You will receive an introduction to the certificate and advice on securing placements in the first year.

You can also work towards the University's Acceler8 Employability Award which has been designed to provide formal recognition for everything you achieve outside of your studies.

96% of our undergraduate Law School students are employed or engaged in further study six months after graduating (DLHE, undergraduate leavers 2015-16).

Further information on facilities

Ask us about pro bono opportunities for students at our Legal Advice Centre.

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 4262

Email: nls.legaladvicecentre@ntu.ac.uk

Students have the opportunity to practise pro bono in the Legal Advice Centre, our onsite teaching law firm.

Entry requirements

What are we looking for?

Applications are welcomed from individuals without formal qualifications who can satisfy the School of their ability to undertake the course.

Applications for this course need to go directly to the University rather than through UCAS. Applications are assessed on an individual basis, taking into account:

  • any formal qualifications
  • the personal statement
  • references
  • any relevant life or work experience.

You will need one of the bulleted combinations listed below:

  • five GCE / GCSE passes, two at A-level
  • four GCE / GCSE passes, three at A-level
  • BTEC National / Higher Certificate or Diploma
  • an appropriate Access course qualification
  • an appropriate Professional qualification
  • a degree in another discipline.

What are we looking for?

Applications are welcomed from individuals without formal qualifications who can satisfy the School of their ability to undertake the course.

Applications for this course need to go directly to the University rather than through UCAS. Applications are assessed on an individual basis, taking into account:

  • any formal qualifications
  • the personal statement
  • references
  • any relevant life or work experience.

You will need one of the bulleted combinations listed below:

  • five GCE / GCSE passes, two at A-level
  • four GCE / GCSE passes, three at A-level
  • BTEC National / Higher Certificate or Diploma
  • an appropriate Access course qualification
  • an appropriate Professional qualification
  • a degree in another discipline.

International qualifications

Applications for this course need to go directly to the University rather than through UCAS.

Applications are assessed on an individual basis.

We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our UG and PG degrees. If you’re not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.

Foundation courses

If you need to do a foundation course to meet our course requirements please visit Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). If you’re already studying in the UK at a school or college and would like to know if we can accept your qualification please visit our foundation course page.

English language entry requirements

If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.

For a list of our language requirements please visit our English language page.

If you need to do a pre-sessional English language course to meet the English requirements please visit our pre-sessional English course page.

Help and support

If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please contact our International Team for advice.

Applications from students with no formal qualifications will be considered. We assess everyone individually taking into account any relevant life or work experience, references and your personal statement.

How to apply

Ready to join us? Applications for this course need to go directly to the University rather than through UCAS. Just click the Apply button at the top of the page and follow the instructions for applying.

Writing your application and personal statement

We've created application guidance pages to help you with the applying process. If you find yourself struggling at all, try these pages and hopefully you'll find the answers you're looking for.

Your personal statement is a really important part of your application. It’s your chance to convince us why we should offer you a place! For hints and tips on what to write, take a look at our page on how to write a good personal statement.

You must make arrangements for submission of your reference. An academic or professional reference (e.g. from your employer) will be acceptable. If you have difficulty with either of these, please contact the Law School Admissions team for advice. One reference is sufficient in the first instance. Please give the name of your second referee and we will contact them if we need to.

Your application will be considered by the course leader and a letter will be sent to you as soon as possible. If you require a receipt of your application form, please include a stamped addressed envelope.

Keeping up-to-date

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Applications for this course need to go directly to the University rather than through UCAS. We will assess your application on an individual basis.

Apply as early as you can so that you have time to prepare for your studies. You may need a visa to study here, so you need to plan this into your application.

For a step-by-step guide on making an application to NTU, please visit our how to apply page. Here you will be able to find information on applying for a visa.

Struggling to write your personal statement? We have prepared a helpful guide for this too.

Keeping up to date

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

The Apply button at the top of this page will take you to the NTU Applications Portal.

Fees and funding

Preparing for the financial side of student life is important, but there’s no need to feel anxious and confused about it. We hope that our fees and funding pages will answer all your questions.

For 2018 entry, the cost of our LLB Flexible Learning course is £72 per credit point. Over the full duration of the course, you will study 360 credits in total. If you are funding your studies with a loan provided by the Student Loan Company, your yearly fee will not exceed the maximum capped amount available.

Please visit the student finance page for more information.

While we aim to keep any extra study costs to a minimum, please see our page on additional costs and optional extras to find out about any additional expenses you may incur on your course.

We offer prestigious scholarships to new international students holding offers to study at the University. Read more about our scholarships and other opportunities for funding on our international scholarships page.

For information on how to pay your fees to the University please visit our international fee payment page.

For 2018 entry, the cost of our LLB Flexible Learning course is £72 per credit point. Over the full duration of the course, you will study 360 credits in total. If you are funding your studies with a loan provided by the Student Loan Company, your yearly fee will not exceed the maximum capped amount available.

Please visit the student finance page for more information.

While we aim to keep any extra study costs to a minimum, please see our page on additional costs and optional extras to find out about any additional expenses you may incur on your course.

Further information on fees and funding

For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service.

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2494

Email: financial.support@ntu.ac.uk

Still need help?

NLS Enquiries
+44 (0)115 848 4460