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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Law (with Honours) - LLB (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Northumbria University’s Law LLB Degree (Hons) is designed for those looking for a stimulating and engaging law degree. The undergraduate degree provides a thorough grounding in legal principles, including the study of the 7 foundations of legal knowledge which are required to make this a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD). This is the first stage of legal education for those intending to pursue a career as a solicitor or barrister. The foundation subjects are Public Law (Constitutional and Administrative Law), Law of Contract, Crime, Equity and Trusts, EU, Land and Tort. In addition, you will be able choose from a range of specialist options.All Northumbria law undergraduate students start on the Law (LLB (Hons) pathway which then provides students with a range of programme route choices. Students select their preferred programme route at the end of their second year of study. The route choices available to students at the end of year 2 are: • **The 3 year LLB (Hons) route.** Students graduating from this route will do so with a qualifying law degree making them eligible to undertake a Legal Practice Course (LPC) or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC). The LLB (Hons) route is also available as a 4-year programme in which students can choose to take a placement or study abroad year• **M Law Exempting route.** The M Law (Exempting) programme route is designed for students who intend to pursue a career as a solicitor. This integrated Master of Law programme allows you to combine your LLB (Hons) degree with an exemption from the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and a master’s degree award. • **The M Law Exempting (Bar Course) route**. The M Law Exempting (Bar Course) programme route is designed for students who intend to pursue a career as a barrister. This integrated Master of Law programme allows you to combine a qualifying law degree with an integrated master’s degree award and an exemption from the Bar Course. Entry on to the M Law Exempting (Bar Course) route is by application to transfer from LLB to M Law during year 2 of the LLB programme and is contingent on a number of requirements including successful completion of the BCAT aptitude test and admission in to one of the four Inns of Court.The entire Law programme routes allow students the opportunity to engage with our award winning Student Law Office and to learn from a broad range of professionally qualified and research engaged academic staff. An undergraduate law degree is valuable, whether you want to become a lawyer or to choose a different career path and the flexible nature of our programme routes mean you don’t need to make these decisions immediately. Northumbria University’s LLB and MLaw graduates have secured successful careers across the legal sector as well as in various other areas including finance, business and management. Study abroad or work placement opportunities on this course also offer professional experience and industry contacts, further enhancing your career prospects. **In the Times Good University Guide 2019 Northumbria Law School was ranked in the sector upper quartile for both Teaching Quality (21st) and Student Experience (24th)**

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

16,500per year

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Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 128

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.Find out how many points your qualifications are worth by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: Requirements:There are no specific subject requirements for this course. GCSE Requirements:Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.Additiona


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University information

Northumbria University, Newcastle

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  • Campus address

    Northumbria University, Northumberland Building, Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 8ST, England

Specialist country advisors offer support and guidance to international students via in-country visits, online events and a one-to-one booking system.
Northumbria’s City Campus is in the heart of multicultural Newcastle, famous for its safety and friendliness; accommodation is a short walk from campus.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    42nd out of 104 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    121 54%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%



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