Why Herts?
  • Fast track your career by entering the jobs market earlier than your peers
  • Ideal programme if you are looking to change careers and require an LLB degree
  • Demonstrate to employers your ability to manage and work under pressure by completing your law degree within 2 years

About the course

Perhaps you would like to study Law, but you want to complete your studies in two years, instead of the traditional three? Then our LLB Accelerated degree is the course for you. If you opt to study on our accelerated route, you will fast track your studies by starting in September and then study over two years including throughout the summer. This means that you not only enter the jobs market quicker, but you have potential to save on living costs during your studies.

The programme 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. This course will provide you with an excellent foundation to pursue a legal career. Find out more about the structure of our accelerated degree.

We offer a range of optional modules to ensure that our course is tailored to your needs and interests. For example, for our Canadian students, we have also developed optional modules in Canadian Constitutional Law and Canadian Criminal Law. These modules will enable you to gain a critical understanding of aspects of Canadian Law, helping to prepare you for the Canadian National Committee on Accreditation exams.

Watch our Canada International Student Story to find out just what it’s like to travel across the globe and study with us here at Hertfordshire.

Fact sheets 2019 Course fact sheet 1 Bachelors of Law LLB (Accelerated)
Programme specifications 2019 Programme specification 1 Law Degree (LLB)

Why choose this course?

Why study the 2-year programme:

  • Fast track your career by entering the jobs market earlier than your peers
  • Ideal programme if you are looking to change careers and require an LLB degree
  • Demonstrate to employers your ability to manage and work under pressure by completing your law degree within 2 years.

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.

If you want to develop your skills and increase your confidence, our 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 can help you do this. 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.

How to use the 2-year programme in Canada

To practise law in Canada students who complete the two-year accelerated programme to qualify in Canada are required to apply to the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) and obtain a Certificate of Qualification. The NCA’s role is in assesses the qualifications of individuals with legal qualifications obtained outside of Canada who wish to be admitted to a common law bar in Canada. Accreditation is decided on an individual basis, which will take into account the particular circumstances of the individual’s education.

Once the application has been reviewed, the NCA will issue an assessment result to the applicant listing the subjects and/or legal education that is required to ensure that the applicant’s legal education and training is appropriate. Generally, for those undertaking a two-year LLB and achieves a 2:2, with no individual marks under 46%, then they will have 7 exams to do: the 5 mandatory exams, plus another 2 assigned by the NCA. For full details please see the NCA website.

Professional Accreditations

This programme satisfies the academic stage of training and is fully recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board.

Studying law at Hertfordshire was a great decision. The teaching and facilities are fantastic and enabled me to fast track my legal career.
The programme is flexible and the lecturers were very supportive, giving me a lot of guidance throughout my two years. I had a fantastic experience.

Agitha Paramakuru

LLB (Hons) Accelerated

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.

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.

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, 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

Due to the nature of the 2 year accelerated degree, you will be unable to undertake a Work Placement or Study Abroad programme whilst studying on this course.

Structure

  • Level 4
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Contract Law 30 Credits Compulsory
    English Legal System and Research 30 Credits Compulsory
    Public Law 30 Credits Compulsory
    Criminal Law 30 Credits Compulsory
  • Level 5
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Property Law 30 Credits Compulsory
    European Union Law 30 Credits Compulsory
    Law of Torts 30 Credits Compulsory
    Criminal Evidence 15 Credits Optional
    Commercial Law 15 Credits Optional
    Criminal Litigation 15 Credits Optional
    Law of Local Government 15 Credits Optional
  • Level 6
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Dissertation 30 Credits Compulsory
    Equity, Trust, Wills and Probate 30 Credits Compulsory
    Company Law 30 Credits Compulsory
    Litigation 30 Credits Optional
    Terrorism 15 Credits Optional
    State Crime 15 Credits Optional
    White Collar Crime 15 Credits Optional
    Human Rights 15 Credits Optional
    Family Law 30 Credits Optional
    Jurisprudence 15 Credits Optional
    Organised Crime 15 Credits Optional
    Public International Law 30 Credits Optional
    International Commercial Law 30 Credits Optional
    Employment Law 30 Credits Optional
    Cybercrime 15 Credits Optional
    Intellectual Property 30 Credits Optional
    Data Protection Law 15 Credits Optional
    Legal Aspects of Digital Economy 15 Credits Optional
    Medical Ethics 15 Credits Optional
    Medical Law 15 Credits Optional
    Space Law and Policy 15 Credits Optional
    International Environmental Law 15 Credits Optional
  • Fees & funding

    Fees 2019

    UK/EU Students

    Full time
    • £11100 for the 2019/2020 academic year

    International Students

    Full time
    • £15780 for the 2019/2020 academic year

    Fees 2020

    UK/EU Students

    Full time
    • £11100 for the 2020/2021 academic year

    International Students

    Full time
    • £17355 for the 2020/2021 academic year

    From 2019/2020 Home/EU students will be charged £11,100  for each academic year and will be able to take out a tuition loan for this amount from the Student Loan Company. Email Student Funding & Financial Support for queries regarding your Student Loan Company funding.

    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.

    View detailed information about tuition fees

    Read more about additional fees in the course fact sheet

    Other financial support

    Find out more about other financial support available to UK and EU students

    Living costs / accommodation

    The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.

    View detailed information about our accommodation

    Entry requirements

    UCAS points A Level BTEC IB requirement
    120 BBB DDM 120 points

    How to apply

    Course length
    • Accelerated Route (Full Time), 2 Years
    Locations
    • University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

    2020

    Start DateEnd DateLink
    26/09/202030/09/2021Apply online (Accelerated Route (Full Time))

    2021

    Start DateEnd DateLink
    26/09/202130/09/2022Apply online (Accelerated Route (Full Time))
    We welcome applications from international and EU students