LLB (Hons)

Law Senior Status

Courtroom
  • UCAS code(s): M201
  • Level(s) of study: Undergraduate
  • Study mode(s): Full-time
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: September 2018
  • Course duration: 2 year(s)
  • Entry requirements: More information

A two-year Qualifying Law Degree for graduates.

If you are a graduate who wants to gain a Qualifying Law Degree, this course is for you. This compact degree is completed in just two years, and has equal accreditation by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board to all other undergraduate courses at Nottingham Law School, enabling you to progress on to further training to become a solicitor or barrister in England or Wales.

This degree has been designed with international students in mind, as you will be able to gain a Qualifying LLB Law Degree in less time than if you studied at home. It can also help you to obtain a professional qualification in English Law, which has formed the basis of legal systems around the world.

If you want to become a lawyer in another country please consult the appropriate country's legal body to confirm requirements. In a few countries, such as Canada, successful completion of the LLB (Hons) Law Senior Status can provide some exemptions from qualifying exams.

The LLB (Hons) Law Senior Status is also appealing to UK non-Law graduates who wish to study for a law degree in greater depth than offered by the Graduate Diploma in Law conversion course.

Why choose this course?

  • Graduates can gain a Qualifying Law Degree in just two years.
  • It is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board to enable you to progress on to further training to become a solicitor or barrister.
  • You will study the seven foundation subjects of English Law.
  • It prepares you for the professional work environment.
  • You will study in one of the largest law school's in the UK with outstanding facilities including a suite of mock courtrooms.
  • Our exciting International Summer School Scheme gives you the opportunity to visit Berlin, Strasbourg and Geneva.
  • Successful completion of the course (at 2.2 or above) guarantees you a place on our renowned Legal Practice Course for intending solicitors.
  • 96% of our undergraduate Law School students are employed or engaged in further study six months after graduating (DLHE, undergraduate leavers 2015-16).
  • Canadian students may find information on our international page useful.

What you'll study

If you wish to become a lawyer in another country then you should consult the relevant country’s regulatory body to confirm the requirements.

  • Year One

    Law of Contract and Problem Solving

    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

    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

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

    Public Law and Research Skills

    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.

    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 Two

    Criminal Law with Mooting

    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, how to research and write skeleton arguments, and how to use legal language effectively.

    Land Law and Professional Advice

    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

    Acquire high-level knowledge of the law of trusts and examine decided cases in detail. Learn how to apply your legal knowledge to the classification of property, creation and dispositions of property interests and management of trust property.

    International, European and Comparative Law and Group Presentation Skills

    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.

    Also choose one of the following:

    Path to Professional Practice

    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.

    Or:

    Law in Practice

    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.

    Or:

    Introduction to Applied Legal Knowledge (Legal Advice Centre)

    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 one of the following optional modules:

    Commercial Law and Negotiation

    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.

    Employment Law

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

    Family Law and Client Advice

    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.

    Public International Law

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

Course specification

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Please note that course specifications may be subject to change

Gain a qualifying Law degree in just two years.

How you’re taught

Each module is delivered through a series of lectures and linked seminars that provide the opportunity to enhance your understanding through further reading and debate. You will also make use of eLearning activities and will focus on project work and the application of your legal knowledge as the course progresses.

During the course you will complete each of the foundation modules as required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board and select subjects from a range of optional law modules. Students are also required to undertake an independent legal research project, enabling you to tailor your degree to your particular interests and career aspirations.

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.

Lecture Capture

Having listened to student feedback, Nottingham Trent University have implemented a Lecture Capture procedure. Available in all teaching rooms that have a capacity of at least 50 students, significant investments have been made to provide our students with this audio-visual facility on all of our campuses. Where possible, the majority of lectures will be available for our students to access as recordings that are synchronised with presentation slides. This provides students with a great tool for recapping on lectures and revision.

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 awarding-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, were 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 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

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 and an appreciation of the law that many employers will value. 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

We encourage all students to obtain relevant work experience during the vacations. 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.

Further information on careers and employability

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

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

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?

  • A degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree, with a second class minimum.

What are we looking for?

  • A degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree, with a second class minimum.

International qualifications

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.

How to apply

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.

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.

You can apply directly to NTU for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year. If you are applying to more than one UK university you must apply through UCAS.

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.

Further information on how to apply

Need help with your application?

Contact our NTU Admissions Team.

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 4200

Email: applications@ntu.ac.uk

The Apply button at the top of this page will take you through to the UCAS website.

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.

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.

For more information on these and other opportunities for funding please visit our international scholarships page.

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

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