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Perhaps you would like to study Law, but you haven’t yet managed to find the undergraduate course that ‘feels’ just right for you? Our LLB degree offers a unique approach to teaching and learning, adopting a flipped classroom model which increases flexibility by providing a permanent online resource to support you and encourage your learning journey. By studying with us, you'll be able to develop skills such as legal drafting (contractual clauses, defence statements), and advocacy (interim and junction applications) alongside developing your knowledge in the foundations of law. 

In order to enhance your student experience, our law programme includes a diverse approach to assessment which incorporates a wide range of coursework and practical elements alongside traditional exams. Our techniques mean that 73% of our students secure a good honours degree!

Our law degree is also significantly enhanced by expert research-informed and practitioner-led teaching to ensure you are academically supported. You'll also be part of a community which offers significant pastoral and careers support along the way, thanks to our dedicated student support tutors, cohort tutors and programme leaders, student mentors and careers tutors.

Why choose this course?

We offer a unique range of co-curricular activities including Mooting, Trial Advocacy, War of Words, Client interviewing, Independent Custody Visiting and Stop and Search Scrutiny Panel Membership which develop your skills and increase your confidence. You may also have the chance to participate in internal and external competitions. 

We also offer a broad range of careers events throughout the year, including speed careers networking, and guest speakers from a wide range of employers Our aim is to allow you to enhance your employability, whilst giving you the best University experience possible! It's no wonder that 92.2% of Hertfordshire Law School graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating*

* Data sourced from 2015/16 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.

What job can I get?

Many of our graduates who have entered the legal professional are now in private practice or employed in such fields as industry, local government, or the Crown Prosecution Service. Of those who choose not to enter the legal profession, many have gone on to pursue higher degrees or enter other fields of employment such as personnel or management training programmes, the police, accountancy, teaching, local government and journalism.

We are particularly proud of our alumnus Grace Ononiwu OBE who is the Chief Crown Prosecutor for the West Midlands, and Fiona Onansanya who is a Member of Parliament for Peterborough.

Professional Accreditations

The LLB (Hons) Law is a qualifying degree, recognised by the Bar Standards Board (for barristers) and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (for solicitors) for the purpose of exemption from the academic stage of their professional examinations. The course is also accredited by the National Association of Licensed Paralegals (NALP). This course is ideal for you if you have ambitions to work in commercial practice areas, either in the UK or internationally, as a lawyer, or in a business or corporate environment.

The LLB Programme has also received an Institutional Exemption from the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx’s) level 6 qualifications. Students enrolled upon and successfully completing the LLB (including completion of the following modules: Land Law, Company Law and Litigation) will be eligible to apply for exemptions from the following CILEx qualifications:

  • CILEX Level 6 Diploma in Law and Practice
  • CILEx Graduate Fast Track Diploma (CILEx Level 6 Diploma in Legal Practice)

This means that upon graduation, you will be able to apply to CILEx to become a Graduate Member (for a fee). Graduate members will therefore not be required to undertake a Legal Practice Course or a Training Contract, and can instead enter the legal profession ahead of their peers. For further benefits of the CILEx membership please visit their website.

Course details

Careers

Many of our graduates who have entered the legal professional are now in private practice or employed in such fields as industry, local government, or the Crown Prosecution Service. Of those who choose not to enter the legal profession, many have gone on to pursue higher degrees or enter other fields of employment such as personnel or management training programmes, the police, accountancy, teaching, local government and journalism.

We are particularly proud of our alumnus Grace Ononiwu OBE who is the Chief Crown Prosecutor for the West Midlands, and Fiona Onansanya who is a Member of Parliament for Peterborough.

Teaching methods

We offer an innovative teaching programme with high levels of contact time during the week between staff and students.

Each module has a knowledge-based lecture to explain the law, a skills-based tutorial to demonstrate application, weekly surgeries to allow you to see tutors on a one-one basis and a focused 2-hour workshop. These workshops offer a chance to test your own understanding and raise any tricky issues in a supportive study environment. Lectures are available online and can be downloaded to allow you to review key issues again at your leisure.

Work Placement

This course offers you the opportunity to undertake a placement, and we make sure that we have close links with a wide range of employers, such as law firms, local businesses, local authorities and more. Many of our alumni are also actively engaged with us to offer work placement and experience opportunities. 

Study Abroad

This course also offers you the opportunity to study abroad in the Sandwich Year through the University's study abroad programme. The University has partnerships with universities around the world, including; in the USA, Canada, Latin America, South Africa, China, Korea, Japan, South East Asia and Australia.

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Structure

Level 4

Core Modules

  • Contract Law - 30 Credits
  • English Legal System and Research - 30 Credits
  • Public Law - 30 Credits
  • Criminal Law - 30 Credits

Optional

Level 5

Core Modules

  • Property Law - 30 Credits
  • European Union Law - 30 Credits
  • Law of Torts - 30 Credits

Optional

  • Criminal Evidence - 15 Credits
  • Commercial Law - 15 Credits
  • Criminal Litigation - 15 Credits
  • Law of Local Government - 15 Credits

Level 6

Core Modules

  • Equity, Trust, Wills and Probate - 30 Credits

Optional

  • Year Abroad - 0 Credits
  • Dissertation - 30 Credits
  • Litigation - 30 Credits
  • Company Law - 30 Credits
  • Terrorism - 15 Credits
  • State Crime - 15 Credits
  • White Collar Crime - 15 Credits
  • Human Rights - 15 Credits
  • Family Law - 30 Credits
  • Jurisprudence - 15 Credits
  • Organised Crime - 15 Credits
  • Public International Law - 30 Credits
  • International Commercial Law - 30 Credits
  • Law of the European Union - 30 Credits
  • Employment Law - 30 Credits
  • Cybercrime - 15 Credits
  • Law Placement Year - 0 Credits
  • Intellectual Property - 30 Credits
  • Data Protection Law - 15 Credits
  • Legal Aspects of Digital Economy - 15 Credits
  • Medical Ethics - 15 Credits
  • Medical Law - 15 Credits
  • Space Law and Policy - 15 Credits
  • International Environmental Law - 15 Credits

Fees & funding

Fees 2018

UK/EU Students

Full time
  • £9250 for the 2018/2019 academic year
Part time
  • £1155 per 15 credits for the 2018/2019 academic year

International Students

Full time
  • £11950 for the 2018/2019 academic year
Part time
  • £1500 per 15 credits for the 2018/2019 academic year

Fees 2019

UK/EU Students

Full time
  • £9250 for the 2019/2020 academic year
Part time
  • £1155 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

International Students

Full time
  • £11950 for the 2019/2020 academic year
Part time
  • £1500 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

Discounts are available for International students if payment is made in full at registration

*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

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Scholarships

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Other financial support

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Living costs / accommodation

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2018

Start DateEnd DateLink
17/09/201831/05/2019Apply online (Full Time)
17/09/201831/05/2019Apply online (Part Time)
17/09/201831/05/2019Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)
16/01/201931/07/2019Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)
17/09/201831/05/2019Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)

2019

Start DateEnd DateLink
24/09/201931/05/2020Apply online (Full Time)
26/09/201931/05/2020Apply online (Part Time)
26/09/201931/05/2020Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)
16/01/202031/07/2020Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)
25/09/201931/05/2020Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)