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Bachelor of Laws LLB (Hons)

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, examinations may be replaced by an alternative form of assessment during the academic year 2020/2021. Please refer to the Programme Specification on these pages for further details.

Work with experienced lawyers in our award-winning law clinic
Work with experienced lawyers in our award-winning law clinic
Practise your legal skills in our full-size replica Crown Court
Practise your legal skills in our full-size replica Crown Court
Develop critical legal thinking and core professional skills
Develop critical legal thinking and core professional skills

This course includes the sandwich year options of:

Work Placement*

Study abroad*

*No fees are charged for this year

Why choose this course?

So, why study for your LLB law here at Hertfordshire? Well alongside a Gold rating for our teaching, we have a dedicated Law School, incredible facilities and an innovative teaching team of practising lawyers and solicitors. We’ve shaped our law degree to meet the demands of today’s legal profession – kickstarting your career with exceptional skills, experience and opportunities. 

You’ll study in our fantastic Law Building, practise your skills in our replica Crown Court and solve real problems for the local community in our very own pro-bono law clinic. Get stuck into our huge range of co-curricular activities and you’ll also future proof your degree with skills and qualifications in areas like mooting, trial advocacy and client interviewing. 

As well as exploring the fundamentals of law, you’ll explore contemporary issues as diverse as data protection, human rights, terrorism and cybercrime. We use an innovative flipped-classroom model that lets you watch lectures online, from home, before coming to seminars to tackle the issues in-depth with your tutors. It’s a unique approach that gives you flexibility, structure and a permanent online resource you can dive into – anytime, anywhere. 

What are the facilities like? 

Outstanding. Our bright, modern Law School Building opened its doors in 2011 and brings you a mixture of fantastic technology, well-equipped study spaces and realistic legal settings. Inside you’ll find our incredible replica Crown Court, complete with judge’s bench and viewing gallery, where you’ll practise your skills and build your confidence.  

We’ve also got our very own law clinic, where you’ll work with experienced lawyers and solicitors to solve real problems for local people. 

What's the course about?

People, power and problem solving. A law degree is a fantastic opportunity to study human relationships, investigate complex problems and understand the diverse structures that keep us functioning as a modern, evolving society. It’s a qualification that opens doors into a huge range of careers, giving you a deep, sought-after knowledge of the way our legal world works today. 

You’ll spend your first year building a really strong foundation of legal knowledge – and developing professional skills you’ll use throughout your law degree and beyond. Together we’ll explore the English legal system, examining criminal, public and contract law. And right from the beginning, you’ll experience our mock assessment centre, to develop real-world, professional skills in a supportive environment. 

In your second year, you’ll explore property law, EU law and the law of torts – the civil wrongs that can damage people’s health, safety, property or prospects. You’ll start making choices about specialisms, and you’ll be assessed in our replica Crown Court, presenting client arguments in front of a judge. You’ll also have the exciting opportunity to get involved in our pro bono and law clinic, which allows you to develop your skills while providing legal advice to people in our local community.  

Work placement/study abroad option: Like some real-life experience? Between your second and third years, you’ve got a chance to go on a legal work placement for up to a year and build your experience. It’s a great opportunity and a huge boost to your CV. Even better, we’re only 25 minutes by train from central London, putting some of the UK’s most exciting law firms right on your doorstep.  

Rather spend the year studying abroad? No problem. With partner institutions all over the world, we can help you make memories, develop skills and discover incredible new perspectives. 

When you come back for your final year, it’s time to explore the areas that really fire your imagination. As well as core modules on equity, trusts, wills and probate, you’ll choose from more than 20 specialist subjects – from international environmental law to complex cybercrimes.  

With inspiring guest speakers, events and networking sessions, you’ll be immersed in the legal community from the moment you join us – giving you the skills, experience and contacts to launch a brilliant career. Ready to get started? Come and explore at one of our hands-on open days. 

Your main campus is de Havilland 

You’ll share this campus with students from business, law, education and humanities subjects. The student housing is close to our Sports Village which includes a gym, swimming pool and climbing wall. You can get breakfast, lunch or dinner in the restaurant on days you don’t feel like cooking. You can also use the common room to play pool, video games or just to hang out with friends.  You can take the free shuttle bus to our other campus or walk there in just 15 minutes.   

What will I study?

Degree programmes are structured into levels, 4, 5 and 6.  These correspond to your first, second and third/final year of study.  Below you can see what modules you’ll be studying in each.    

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

Student Blogs

Nicole-Therese - Week at a glance

My week at a glance

A typical week for me at the University of Hertfordshire starts on a Sunday. I am a Law student here at the university and my course consists of online lectures which I need to watch before going to each class. On Sundays, I listen to the relevant lectures that have been made available to me pertaining my upcoming classes. I listen to the lectures relevant to my class on Mondays and Wednesdays or all of them if I can, make notes and prepare any questions I would like to ask my lecturer during class.

I study five modules in total for my third year. I go into university approximately three times a week.

On Mondays, I start my day at 07:30 that way I can make some breakfast before I leave for my class which starts at 9:00. I live about eight minutes away from the University so it’s not too much of a hassle getting there on time. It is a two-hour class so by 11:00 I am done. We also have the option to go to drop-in classes for each module; these classes are just extra help for students who maybe need further clarification on certain topics. They get one on one time with lecturers and I think it is a great inclusion into our academic timetable. If I feel the need to attend any drop-in classes after my class, I would do so otherwise I would go to the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) and do some research on any upcoming assignments I have or listen to my lectures.

I follow the same routine stated above, on Wednesdays and Thursdays when I have my other classes. I try to make sure I stay up to date with all my online lectures and do my work on time. On Tuesdays, I also partake in an extra co-curricular activity called mock trials. It is important to get involved in as many co-curricular activities as you can. On Fridays, I go to work for an agency which recruits me to do temporary catering jobs. On Saturdays, I try my best to rest for the whole day and maybe watch a movie or visit friends. I try to make sure I take a break from my normal routine on Saturdays.

Student Blogs

Nicole-Therese - Things you should know

Things you need to know before studying Law at university

The first thing that you need to know before you attempt to study Law at university is that there needs to be a lot of hard work and commitment on your part.

Studying Law is not an easy task so you need to make sure you set your priorities straight. You cannot afford to lose focus so make sure you put in a lot of work and you will always be successful.

Ask questions/ Be willing to seek advice or help

If there is anything that you do not understand or you need clarification on, make sure that you make this known to your lecturers or tutors. Don’t be afraid or embarrassed to seek help. There is a lot of support available to Law students so make sure that you utilise this. Make sure to use all resources available to you, for example, drop-in sessions which take place during the week.

Get involved / participate in extra-curricular activities

As a law student, it is imperative for you to participate in co-curricular activities. Not only are these activities super fun and enlightening they boost your cv and make you stand out to a future employer. In my opinion, they also give you a sense of reality; a glimpse of what it may be like when you’re out in the real world actually practising Law.

Do a significant amount of research on the modules you may decide to choose in your second and third year of University.

In our second and third year, we have the option to choose certain modules we would prefer to study. Make sure that you know what those modules would entail and you are sure that it is something that you are interested in.

Managing your time well

It is so important to be proficient at time management while at university. There is a lot of content to learn every week and most of the course consists of independent study. I understand that many people engage in part-time work while at university so it’s important that you have a daily planner or some system that is organised to make sure you don’t fall behind on your academic work.

Attend as many seminars/ Workshops as you can

There are often very informative workshop sessions on various topics and issues for example “how to find work opportunities” or “UK immigration & post-study work: what are your rights?” – this one was really helpful to me as I’m an international student. There are also loads of networking events where you could meet potential employers and mingle with people who could give you an insight of what life after university could be like.

Student Blogs

Nicole-Therese - Guide to law facilities

Guide to the law facilities

The de Havilland Campus situated at the crossroads of A1001 and A1087 in Hatfield Business Park is where everything relating to Law takes place.

There’s a separate building opposite the building where the Learning Resource Centre is situated called the Law Court Building. This Building is where a vast majority of my classes take place and where the mock Courtroom is located.

The Learning Resource Centre (LRC)

In the Learning Resource Centre (LRC), we have a whole sector just for Law textbooks and resources. Law requires a lot of reading, so this is essential while studying Law at university.

There are computers on each floor which you could use as well as laptops you can borrow, take home and use. There are quiet rooms as well to accommodate students who find it difficult to focus in a busy environment. There are also rooms where students can meet up to conduct group meetings for group assignments/ projects.

Online Library

The online library is very important for Law students and arguably the most useful resource while studying Law. You can search for things like textbooks, journal articles and eBooks. The online library also shows you what textbooks are available in hard copy at the LRC. There are also tools for legal database research available like Westlaw, Lexis Nexis and practical Law. There are also training sessions on how to use these resources.

Mock courtroom

The University has a £10 million Law Court building containing a full-scale courtroom which was voted the eight most impressive law school building in the world.

There are also Law Report books in the courtroom. I have also been to the courtroom for an important webinar and a domestic abuse training conference which took place there.

Career Hub / Hutton hub

The careers and employment service are on hand to help you on your way to future success in Law. There are people available to advise you on your cv layout, cover letters etc. They even provide training on how to ace a job interview.

Student Blogs

Charley - Unibuddy

Please note that some of the images and videos on our course pages may have been taken before social distancing rules in the UK came into force.