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LLB (Hons) Law

  • UCAS Code:
    M100
  • Institution:
    B50
  • Delivery:
    Sandwich (Thick) out of college.

Approved by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, and the Bar Standards Board, this all-encompassing law course will prepare you for work in the law profession, as well as offer you lots of practical experiences by attending court, taking part in Moot Courts and Moot Show Trials and attending guest lectures.   

We know it’s difficult to decide which area of law you’d like to focus on when you’re just setting out on your training, which is why all of our law pathways share a common first semester. This means that you don’t need to make any major decisions about which branch of law you’d like to specialise in until you’ve spent a term studying the subject area and have a better grasp of what each field entails. As well as LLB (Hons) Law, we offer LLB (Hons) Law with Politics and LLB (Hons) Law, Media & Creative Industries.

The LLB (Hons) Law course is the most general of our legal courses, providing you with an excellent overview of the sector. The course will allow you to choose between two pathways in your final year of study. The first, pathway A, is an academically focused pathway, which leaves your career options completely open, as skilled graduates are not only sought after by legal firms, but other organisations who also need employees with a good understanding of a range of aspects of the law. The second, pathway B will assist if you are intending on a future career as a Solicitor in England and Wales. The teaching and learning on this pathway aims to assist you in preparing for the external Solicitors Qualifying Examination, Part 1 assessments, due to be introduced in Autumn 2021. 

Having a good understanding of basic legal principles and key aspects of the law is essential if you want to work in the legal profession. As well as what you’ll learn in your lectures and seminars you’ll also have the opportunity to put knowledge into practice during a 30-week work placement, taken between your second and final year. What’s more, if your placement meets the necessary criteria, it can count towards a portion of your training contract or qualifying work experience after graduation. The placement is mandatory if you intend on following pathway B.

There will also be opportunities for you to join the BU Law Society and to contribute to the BU Law Review, an academic publication designed to encourage you to further your interests relating to the law and to publish your excellent research in the area.

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Key information

Next start date:

September 2020, September 2021

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

3 years full-time or 4 years full-time including an optional minimum 30-week placement (placement is mandatory for students studying SQE pathway)

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

For September 2020 entry: 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component or equivalent. For more information check out our International entry requirements.

Course details

On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students.

Contact hours and assessment 

Details of the assessment methods and contact hours for each unit of the course can be found in the programme specification. 

Download the programme specification (pdf 593 kb)

Placements

At BU, we recognise that placements are extremely valuable and can give you a head start when it comes to your future career. That’s why we offer every new student the opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of their course.

We will provide a great deal of support to help you find the most appropriate work placement for the subject you’re studying and the career you’re interested in, which means you could be based anywhere in the UK, or even overseas.

Find out about BU students’ experiences on placementsAll you need to know about placements

Your application

For this course, we are looking for applicants who can:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of Law
  • Show motivation and enthusiasm and are self-starters looking for a rewarding challenge
  • Demonstrate excellent written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Develop their knowledge of the subject through independent learning and wider reading.

Students will need a high degree of commitment and enthusiasm, we encourage applicants to read around the subject and follow up on areas that interest them. We look for applicants who can produce professional written material and can express themselves well, and work effectively in a team.

How to applyBU Academic Excellence Scholarship

Entry requirements

Careers

A law degree will give you varied career options both within the legal profession and across a multitude of other sectors. The combination of legal and commercial expertise that you'll develop throughout this course will make you an asset for a wide range of employers.

In many cases, this will mean going on to take professional examinations once you have completed the academic stage of your legal training, preparing you for work in the legal profession.

95% of our students are working or studying 6 months after graduating, of which 85% are in a professional/managerial role.

Careers advice, resources, events and job opportunities

Costs and fees

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. You can find full information about funding your studies and paying your fees in our undergraduate fees and funding section. That’s also where you’ll find information about the scholarships and bursaries on offer – including unlimited Academic Excellence Scholarships for UK, EU and International students.

Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise, and we’re committed to ensuring there are no hidden extra costs while you’re at university – that’s why we’re clear about what you can expect us to cover, and what your cost of living will be. 

Find out more about budgeting and living expenses

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that staff can change.

Course changes

What our students say

Rebecca Manu

I chose to study Law at Bournemouth University because the opportunities provided by the placement year is something that would not be available at other universities.

What our students say

Ayo Adelodun

Study at BU for me has been very enjoyable the support given by tutors has been great.