Do you want to be at the centre of law and order, governance, and justice? Take the first steps towards a legal based career with our LLB (Hons) Law degree. Whether it’s holding people to account or protecting the innocent, our course will provide you with a strong foundation of legal knowledge and an understanding of how the law operates.

Having a degree that meets the requirements of the Solicitors Regulatory Authority, the academic stage requirements for the new, centralised external Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) and Bar council, will provide the perfect opportunity to kickstart your legal career.

This course has a shared first year across multiple specialisms. After your first year, if you want to study a different specialism you can choose to change between LLB (Hons) Law and LLB (Hons) Business Law.

Why study this subject?
Studying law at BNU opens up a world of possibilities. Whether you want to be a legal practitioner, work on regulation and contracts, helping transform governance by designing policies and advocating or making an impact through politics as a champion of social change.

Law is universal, with all countries across the world having their own legal system that reflects the society around it. Studying an LLB (Hons) Law programme is an exciting opportunity that provides you with a knowledge of the law, develops high-level transferable and applied skillsets in legal practice, advocacy, research. It can help enhance your employability, whether for a future in law or other graduate careers.

Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?
BNU is a student focused and employer led university, with you at the forefront of all that we do. We are proud of our high lecturer to student ratio. Our lecturers operate an open-door policy meaning that you can get the staff time, support and contact you need to best suit your learning.

Our law programme has been specifically designed with an international and contemporary perspective. It is designed to focus on contemporary issues in law with an innovative teaching approach that underscores employability and professional skills and practice.

Not all learning is done inside of a lecture theatre. There are plenty of chances to visit magistrates’ courts to participate in bail applications, visit Parliament and law courts to experience first-hand how they operate on a day-to-day basis. You can also meet guest speakers from across the legal industry, including judges, magistrates and law firms and learn more about how you can apply your knowledge in the workplace.

Our Students’ Union has a range of societies you can join free of charge. One of these societies is the Mooting Society and this gives the perfect opportunity to pursue your passion for law outside of your timetable. It allows you to meet with likeminded students and practise court proceedings and arguing your case. You even have the opportunity to participate in varsity and national mooting competitions.

What are my career prospects?
Studying this degree means you will gain the knowledge and skills required to successfully complete the vocational stage of legal education, stages one and two of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) for a career as a solicitor, or the Bar Training Course (BTC) for a career as a Barrister. Alternatively it will also prepare you to undertake postgraduate academic legal study.

You will also have gained skills in communication and analysis. These attributes are attractive to a range of graduate employers, including those offering careers in legal practice, law enforcement, regulation and compliance, policy making and the justice system.

LLB (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration
M100 UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

What are the course entry requirements?

A typical offer will require a UCAS tariff score of: 104 - 128 (Full-time) or 32 - 56 (Foundation Year)

A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.

For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the three-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a degree course, can apply for a four-year programme including a Foundation Year.

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