Explore the fundamental principles of law in England and Wales on a qualifying law degree recognised by both the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board.
You will gain solid grounding in the key areas such as legal methods and skills, constitutional law, criminal law and property law. You can also specialise in a range of subjects including family law, media and entertainment law, company law and human rights, depending on your area of interest.
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Throughout your degree you will learn how to argue a case effectively in court, interview clients and negotiate agreements, benefitting from simulated trials and tribunals in our Moot Court Room.
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Students also have the opportunity to spend a year on placement through the four year sandwich course option. As well as this, our Make It business experiences are designed to ensure that you stand out from the crowd when you graduate.
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Experience your subject globally with the opportunity to go on an unforgettable free international trip. You’ll be able to visit some of the major international legal institutions based in Europe. Gain rare insights, first-hand, into some of the highest level of international legal proceedings. You could hear a live case being argued, witness a crimes against humanity trial, and there'll be a rare opportunity to have lectures and talks from lawyers and senior officials. Having global exposure will help you stand out in the job market, no matter whether you plan to have an international career or not.
Access real-world business experiences and challenges. Learn from people who have been there and done it. Solicitors in private practice, barristers, judges and in-house lawyers from large organisations such as HSBC and NATO will deliver inspiring lectures and give you real insight. You can also visit the Supreme Court, Inns of Court, Parliament and city law firms. Real world application is embedded throughout your degree and you can take part in simulated trials and tribunals as well as mooting competitions. The School of Law also runs a Law clinic where students have the opportunity to shadow a solicitor offering legal advice. All focused on perfectly preparing you for when you graduate.
A personal tutor to help you identify exciting new opportunities. Grow into a career-ready graduate. Final year students get to work in our Law Clinic, giving advice to real clients on contract law, consumer law or employment law. There are also opportunities to volunteer at the Law Centre or the Citizens Advice Bureau and practise your skills with genuine clients. This will give you the confidence to put your learning into practice and gain essential contacts. Students have gone on to work for leading law firms across Bristol, Birmingham and London. You will also have the chance to do an internship within legal and business environments. All of this is designed to give you the skills and the CV to pursue your chosen career.
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Through lectures, seminars and group work, you'll put your learning to the test in class debates and mooting sessions. You'll have the opportunity to present your findings on case studies in the simulated court room. Opportunities to shadow or work with legal professionals as part of the degree will prepare you to be career-ready for when you graduate. Your personal tutor will provide you with academic support and help you develop your career based on your interests.
Take a look at the course map for a breakdown of modules that you'll study to complete the course.
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|LLB (Hons) - 3 years full-time||M100|
|LLB (Hons) - 4 years placement||M102|
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I won a coveted £20,000 Inns scholarship to train as a barrister.
Law moves quickly. Keeping up with law and interpreting it from different perspectives is fascinating. Medical Law was my favourite module and I did my dissertation on the law surrounding children refusing medical treatment. The law department operates with an ‘open door policy’. I definitely wouldn’t have done so well without their support. The mooting opportunities were excellent. We reached the semi-finals in the national OUP and BPP Mooting Competition.
"The vast number of placements was simply outstanding." Andrew Shelton, Graduate
30 hours, in Level 4
Short-term placements are generally UK based. You may wish to source your own placement, or make use of the Placements Team and Course Academics for other resources.
You will have access to guidance from the Placements Team throughout your placement search, and for the duration of your placement. You can contact the Placements Team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
To broaden your international perspective, you'll have the opportunity to spend time at the International Criminal Court, International Court of Justice, The European Council and Commission, Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights. This will allow you to experience international law, human rights law and constitutional law in action.
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In addition to your personal tutor assisting with your academic programme, they will help you identify extra-curricular opportunities to gain wider life skills. For example, placements, voluntary work, clubs, societies, sports and lots more. So not only do you graduate with a qualifying law degree, you’ll have practical legal and international experience, plus a wider exposure to life overall. We call this Your Future Plan. It’s why our graduates are in demand. It’s what makes studying at University of Gloucestershire special.
Our graduates have gone on to work for leading law firms across Bristol, Birmingham and London including the Magic Circle as well as for major consulting firms. One of our recent graduates also won the coveted Inns of Court scholarship to train as a barrister.
We provide undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. A thriving and respected community, our goal is to produce graduates who are ready and prepared for their careers. It’s a philosophy that sets us apart and drives excellence in everything we do. Thanks to this, the professional credentials of our academic staff and the impactive work of our researchers, our reputation is growing and we are emerging as a leading School of Law for students looking for a well-rounded education rooted in vocational insight and experience.