Law LLB (Hons)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 14/11/2018

Our Law LLB course is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board as a Qualifying Law Degree in England and Wales. The course gives exemption from the academic stage of qualification for both branches of the legal profession. If you are intending to qualify as a solicitor or barrister then this is the course for you.

The Law team is the current University of Northampton Changemaker Team of the Year.  They received this award for their work in giving students as many opportunities as possible to make a difference in a range of communities such volunteering, our Street Law Project, the Pro Bono Clinic, setting up charities and so much more. The team were commended for “their commitment and passion to all their activities which provide law students with valuable exposure to real life experiences and situations and in no small way ensures that people with access to legal aid can gain justice”.

Course

Highlights

  • Optional work placement year available.
  • Pro Bono Clinic work experience available.
  • Accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Law teaching and learning at the University of Northampton

At the University of Northampton we are committed to your learning and use this to shape our teaching of Law in the following ways:

  • Our Law team prides itself on its commitment to students. Tutors are available to support you throughout your academic studies. You can get further academic support through the Learning Development Team. You will also meet with your personal tutor on a regular basis where you can discuss your academic progress and get advice on your future career prospects.
  • We are also firmly committed to the student representative system, as we believe that your opinions and comments are vitally important.
  • We appreciate that many areas of Law need context in order for them to be fully understood and so have shaped our course to reflect this. We actively encourage you to explore law in its wider context, whether this is historical, social, moral or commercial.

Course Details

If you choose to study Law with us you will benefit from a varied and imaginative modular scheme that is designed to offer you a wide range of options in addition to the foundation subjects that are required by legal professional bodies. Our approach to teaching and learning is centred around you, we ensure that we teach Law in its social, political, and economic context across all three stages of the course.

We offer a wide range of additional voluntary activities, such as court visits, mooting, client interviewing and negotiating as part of the Law LLB. There is also the opportunity for you to get involved with our Pro Bono Clinic or join the Student Law Society, which organises social and professional activities that help to prepare you for a legal career. Our Law team has links with organisations such as Northamptonshire Rights and Equality Council and Citizens Advice, allowing you to make valuable contacts and learn from their experiences.

Our Law team has strong links with the local legal profession and visiting law firms and barristers provide students with career advice.

Take a look at the blogs written by staff and students in the Law division.

Read more…

Open Days

Discover your Course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Student Story

Toby Cadman

Since graduating from the University of Northampton in 2009 after studying his Master of Laws (LLM), Toby has gone on to become an internationally recognised law specialist in the area of war crimes, extradition and human rights law.

Following on from his success in this field, in November 2016, Toby set up his own Chambers, “Guernica 37”, which specialises in international justice.

Read more about Toby’s experience of studying Law with us on our Case Study pages.

Careers

Career Opportunities

By the time you graduate you will have developed a range of skills which will enhance your employability, whether in the legal profession or in another career.

We work closely with the University Centre for Employability and Engagement (UCEE), who will support you with your career planning.

You will also have the opportunity to attend the annual Law Careers Fair and University Careers Fair which offers the opportunity to meet with potential future employers.

Student Story

Similoluwa Fashanu

Signing up for a law degree at the University of Northampton is a decision which set Similoluwa on the way to achieving a new ambition – to become one of the leading legal practitioners in his Nigerian homeland.

Find out how studying law at The University of Northampton has changed Similoluwa’s ambitions.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BBC at A Level or DDM at BTEC. An Access Course must include 45 level 3 credits at Merit or above.

We welcome international applicants and applications from those with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

Admission to this foundation course is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the course you wish to study.

If you are considering a change in career or if you are returning to education after time away, then we suggest you contact Admissions to book an advisory interview with the course leader so we can explore how best to support your study ambitions.

Course Content

  • ​Law of Contract (20 Credits)
    Module code: LAW1001
    Core Module Y
  • Introduction to Public Law (20 Credits)
    Module code: LAW1006
    Core Module Y
  • Criminal Law (20 Credits)
    Module code: LAW1008
    Core Module Y
  • Learning the Law (20 Credits)
    Module code: LAW1020
    Core Module Y
  • Law and Society (20 Credits)
    Module code: LAW1002
    Core Module N
  • Professional Legal Skills (20 Credits)
    Module code: LAW1007
    Core Module N
  • Business and Company Law (20 Credits)
    Module code: LAW1015
    Core Module N
  • Immigration, Asylum and Nationality (20 Credits)
    Module code: LAW1011
    Core Module N

Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.



Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

  • study in a supportive environment
  • be taught by experienced staff
  • develop practical skills
  • guest lectures

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your Study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

International Commerical Law LLM

International Criminal Law and Security LLM (ICLAS)

Legal Practice Top-up LLM

Research

at the University of Northampton

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

Opportunities Available

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module
Optional Work Placement Year: £950
Foundation Study Framework: £6,600 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)

Additional Costs

Your reading materials are accessible from our library however, you may choose to purchase your own copy of the textbooks. New law textbooks cost in the region of £30-40 but you can often buy recent secondhand ones for much less.

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module
Optional Work Placement Year: £900
Foundation Study Framework: £6,500 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,500
Optional Work Placement Year: £950
International Foundation Study Framework: £9,800 (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

Additional Costs
Your reading materials are accessible from our library however, you may choose to purchase your own copy of the textbooks. New law textbooks cost in the region of £30-40 but you can often buy recent secondhand ones for much less.

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,000
Optional Work Placement Year: £900
International Foundation Study Framework:
 £9,400

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

The Max Engel Memorial Bursary

The Max Engel Memorial Bursary currently awards £1,500 to one student or, in some cases, divided between two or more students. It is intended to…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

Is this course
for you?

Apply Now

Foundation Study Framework

Our Foundation Study Framework offers an exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.

If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the entry requirements for this course, we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year course which includes our Foundation Study Framework.

The Foundation Study Framework will help you to develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you will need in order to successfully progress to the full award.  The Foundation Study Framework provides you with a practical and group-based approach to learning that supports your development and your transition to Higher Education, whilst also studying a number of specialist modules.

Read more…


*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 14/11/2018

  • Our Law LLB course is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board as a Qualifying Law Degree in England and Wales. The course gives exemption from the academic stage of qualification for both branches of the legal profession. If you are intending to qualify as a solicitor or barrister then this is the course for you.

    The Law team is the current University of Northampton Changemaker Team of the Year.  They received this award for their work in giving students as many opportunities as possible to make a difference in a range of communities such volunteering, our Street Law Project, the Pro Bono Clinic, setting up charities and so much more. The team were commended for “their commitment and passion to all their activities which provide law students with valuable exposure to real life experiences and situations and in no small way ensures that people with access to legal aid can gain justice”.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Optional work placement year available.
    • Pro Bono Clinic work experience available.
    • Accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • If you choose to study Law with us you will benefit from a varied and imaginative modular scheme that is designed to offer you a wide range of options in addition to the foundation subjects that are required by legal professional bodies. Our approach to teaching and learning is centred around you, we ensure that we teach Law in its social, political, and economic context across all three stages of the course.

    We offer a wide range of additional voluntary activities, such as court visits, mooting, client interviewing and negotiating as part of the Law LLB. There is also the opportunity for you to get involved with our Pro Bono Clinic or join the Student Law Society, which organises social and professional activities that help to prepare you for a legal career. Our Law team has links with organisations such as Northamptonshire Rights and Equality Council and Citizens Advice, allowing you to make valuable contacts and learn from their experiences.

    Our Law team has strong links with the local legal profession and visiting law firms and barristers provide students with career advice.

    Take a look at the blogs written by staff and students in the Law division.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Law teaching and learning at the University of Northampton

    At the University of Northampton we are committed to your learning and use this to shape our teaching of Law in the following ways:

    • Our Law team prides itself on its commitment to students. Tutors are available to support you throughout your academic studies. You can get further academic support through the Learning Development Team. You will also meet with your personal tutor on a regular basis where you can discuss your academic progress and get advice on your future career prospects.
    • We are also firmly committed to the student representative system, as we believe that your opinions and comments are vitally important.
    • We appreciate that many areas of Law need context in order for them to be fully understood and so have shaped our course to reflect this. We actively encourage you to explore law in its wider context, whether this is historical, social, moral or commercial.
    • Discover your Course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Toby Cadman

      Since graduating from the University of Northampton in 2009 after studying his Master of Laws (LLM), Toby has gone on to become an internationally recognised law specialist in the area of war crimes, extradition and human rights law.

      Following on from his success in this field, in November 2016, Toby set up his own Chambers, “Guernica 37”, which specialises in international justice.

      Read more about Toby’s experience of studying Law with us on our Case Study pages.

    • Career Opportunities

      By the time you graduate you will have developed a range of skills which will enhance your employability, whether in the legal profession or in another career.

      We work closely with the University Centre for Employability and Engagement (UCEE), who will support you with your career planning.

      You will also have the opportunity to attend the annual Law Careers Fair and University Careers Fair which offers the opportunity to meet with potential future employers.

    • Similoluwa Fashanu

      Signing up for a law degree at the University of Northampton is a decision which set Similoluwa on the way to achieving a new ambition – to become one of the leading legal practitioners in his Nigerian homeland.

      Find out how studying law at The University of Northampton has changed Similoluwa’s ambitions.

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BBC at A Level or DDM at BTEC. An Access Course must include 45 level 3 credits at Merit or above.

    We welcome international applicants and applications from those with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

    Admission to this foundation course is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the course you wish to study.

    If you are considering a change in career or if you are returning to education after time away, then we suggest you contact Admissions to book an advisory interview with the course leader so we can explore how best to support your study ambitions.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • ​Law of Contract (20 Credits)
      Module code: LAW1001
      Core Module Y
    • Introduction to Public Law (20 Credits)
      Module code: LAW1006
      Core Module Y
    • Criminal Law (20 Credits)
      Module code: LAW1008
      Core Module Y
    • Learning the Law (20 Credits)
      Module code: LAW1020
      Core Module Y
    • Law and Society (20 Credits)
      Module code: LAW1002
      Core Module N
    • Professional Legal Skills (20 Credits)
      Module code: LAW1007
      Core Module N
    • Business and Company Law (20 Credits)
      Module code: LAW1015
      Core Module N
    • Immigration, Asylum and Nationality (20 Credits)
      Module code: LAW1011
      Core Module N

    Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

    • Further your Study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      International Commerical Law LLM

      International Criminal Law and Security LLM (ICLAS)

      Legal Practice Top-up LLM

    • at the University of Northampton

      We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • Opportunities Available

      We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module
    Optional Work Placement Year: £950
    Foundation Study Framework: £6,600 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)

    Additional Costs

    Your reading materials are accessible from our library however, you may choose to purchase your own copy of the textbooks. New law textbooks cost in the region of £30-40 but you can often buy recent secondhand ones for much less.

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module
    Optional Work Placement Year: £900
    Foundation Study Framework: £6,500 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,500
    Optional Work Placement Year: £950
    International Foundation Study Framework: £9,800 (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    Additional Costs
    Your reading materials are accessible from our library however, you may choose to purchase your own copy of the textbooks. New law textbooks cost in the region of £30-40 but you can often buy recent secondhand ones for much less.

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,000
    Optional Work Placement Year: £900
    International Foundation Study Framework:
     £9,400

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    The Max Engel Memorial Bursary

    The Max Engel Memorial Bursary currently awards £1,500 to one student or, in some cases, divided between two or more students. It is intended to…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • Our Foundation Study Framework offers an exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.

    If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the entry requirements for this course, we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year course which includes our Foundation Study Framework.

    The Foundation Study Framework will help you to develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you will need in order to successfully progress to the full award.  The Foundation Study Framework provides you with a practical and group-based approach to learning that supports your development and your transition to Higher Education, whilst also studying a number of specialist modules.

    Read more…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Is this course
for you?

Apply Now

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour