Bachelor of Laws LLB (Hons)

    • The LLB immerses students in the legal and professional world through innovative teaching, state-of-the-art facilities and the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through our new law clinic.
    • The clinic gives our students the opportunity to put their legal knowledge and skills into practice under the supervision of qualified lawyers.
    • An opportunity for students to undertake a year's legal work placement as part of the degree.

About the course

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 injunction 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 63% 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. 

On this course you will study the seven foundations of legal knowledge relevant for professional qualification; develop practical & professional skills alongside your legal knowledge; Choose from a wide range of elective modules in your final year ranging from company and commercial options to more specialised IT, data protection, human rights and criminal.

Why choose this course?

At Hertfordshire Law School, we recognise that while you are studying with us, you will want to develop professionally. We offer a broad range of co-curricular activities including Mooting, Trial Advocacy and Client interviewing which develop your skills and increase your confidence. We also offer the opportunity to be involved in our law clinic or participate in a range of pro bono activities. 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 93.8% of Hertfordshire Law School graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating*

* Data sourced from 2016/17 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.

We provide full student support including individual support tutors, cohort leaders, wellbeing leaders and mentoring schemes. You have the opportunity to enhance your studies with a year abroad or a placement year. A number of students have secured placements in law firms, local authorities and large corporations.

What will I study?

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 focused two hour seminar incorporating knowledge enhancement and skills and weekly surgeries to allow you to see tutors on a one-to-one basis. These seminars 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.

Professional Accreditations

The LLB (Hons) Law covers the seven foundations of legal knowledge required by the Bar Standards Board (for barristers) for entry onto the professional course. The LLB (Hons) is also recognised as a qualifying law degree for the purposes of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (for solicitors).

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.

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.

What job can I get?

Periodic review

This course is due to be renewed at a Periodic Review event which will be held in June 2020.

We anticipate that there will be further enhancements made to the course as a result of the Review.

Our website and printed literature will be updated following completion of the Periodic Review in order to provide applicants with further confirmed details on the following:

  • module titles
  • whether the modules are core or optional
  • the expected contact hours
  • how the course will be assessed
  • staff teaching on the course

I learnt the importance of independent study mixed with the various group study exercises that enabled me to learn and hone my research and talking skills in public.

Anwar Khan

LLB (Hons) Law
Lawyer at Wycombe District Council