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Law (Individual Rights) LLB (Hons)

University of Gloucestershire

What is Law (Individual Rights) LLB (Hons)?

Explore the fundamental principles of law in England and Wales, as well as international law, on a law degree designed to enable prospective lawyers to obtain the legal knowledge, skills and attributes needed to pursue a career in law. The LLB Law degree has been designed to allow students to engage with the numerous aspects of law, including both the theoretical underpinning as well as practical execution and critical analysis of the law. Our commitment to developing the skills as well intellectual ability of our students leads to high levels of student satisfaction with the programme.

Our law courses were ranked 2nd in the UK for teaching and 2nd in the UK for academic support according to the National Student Survey 2023.

The Individual Rights pathway will enable you to tailor your studies to obtain specialist knowledge on how different areas of the law ensure and uphold the rights of individuals. You will also have the opportunity undertake an extended piece of research via the dissertation module on a self-selected rights-based topic. By the end of your studies, you will be able to make an informed assessment of how far the law is able to protect the individual rights of citizens, in both a private and public sphere.

You’ll take part in engaging and stimulating teaching through our interactive and challenging teaching sessions which focus not only on the letter of the law, but also the practical application and critique of it.

Study Style

Adopting both practice-based and research-led teaching means students have the opportunity to be taught by subject specialists and experience the most recent developments in the law, whilst also grappling with the social and political implications of legal changes.

Through lectures, seminars and group work, you’ll put your learning to the test in class debates and mooting sessions. You’ll learn how to argue a case effectively in court, interview clients and negotiate agreements, benefitting from simulated trials and tribunals in our dedicated Moot Court Room. You can also take part in both internal and external mooting competitions and become part of our successful alumni of previous winners.

There is the opportunity to spend a year on placement through the four-year sandwich course option.

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Entry requirements

    • 104 UCAS tariff points, BCC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or a Merit in your T-Level.

      If you are unsure whether we could make you an offer or you have any questions, just get in touch with our admissions team who will be able to advise you.

    • English Language or Literature and Maths Grade 4/C in GCSE (or equivalent) are normally required.

    • We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants, although some entry requirements may still apply for Professionally Accredited Courses. We accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas and make offers on an individual basis.

Course modules

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Fees and costs

Start date Location UCAS code Fee (UK)
per year
Fee (international)
per year
Sep 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester M111 £9,250 £16,600
Sep 2025 Oxstalls, Gloucester M111 TBC TBC

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Possible careers

The LLB is the first step for a range of legal careers, including, but not limited to:

  • Solicitor
  • Barrister
  • Legal Executive
  • In-House Lawyer

An LLB is also a highly transferrable degree that can allow you to progress to a range of careers. With the Individual Rights specialism, careers might include:

  • Social Worker
  • Charity worker
  • Civil Servant
  • Police officer

 

Industry links

You’ll have access to real-world business experiences and challenges. Our excellent professional links provide you with the opportunity to meet and network with local lawyers and legal professionals. 

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. 

Real-world application is embedded throughout your degree, and you can take part in simulated trials and tribunals as well as mooting competitions. 

Gain a specialism in individual rights

Gain a unique rights-based specialist LLB, enabling you to demonstrate a commitment to, and specialism in, individual rights at the early stages of your legal career

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Be career ready

Legal skills and practice is embedded throughout your studies, providing you with the essential employability skills required of a legal professional.

Support from tutors

Regular support from LLB tutors, offering guidance on academic attainment, professional development and careers.

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ThreeSixty student consultancy

Students on this course will have the chance to get involved with our new student consultancy, ThreeSixty. Based at our state-of-the-art School of Business, you’ll get the opportunity to develop your graduate competencies and attributes by working with business, third sector and individuals on a consultancy basis, solving their challenges.

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Ranked 2nd in the UK for teaching satisfaction and 2nd in the UK for academic support - NSS, 2023

Our law courses were ranked 2nd in the UK for teaching and 2nd in the UK for academic support according to the National Student Survey 2023.

Trips and experiences

You can visit the Royal Courts of Justice, Inns of Court, Parliament and city law firms.

Placements

You have the opportunity to do a year long placement during your degree, allowing you to apply the specialist skills and knowledge obtained during your studies in the workplace.

We also encourage a short placement in the first year of studies, as well as throughout your degree, ensuring those industry links and employability professionalism are gained early in your legal studies.

"Our primary focus is on ensuring students enjoy their studies"

“At the University of Gloucestershire, those studying law will benefit from intellectually stimulating teaching, one to one student support from academic staff and a diverse range of assessment and extra-curricular opportunities. Our primary focus is on ensuring students enjoy their studies and graduate with the range of employability skills needed to succeed in their careers.”

Lottie Park-Morton, Senior Lecturer in Law

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