Our law degrees are in the UK top 10 for student satisfaction and top 20 for graduate prospects in law according to the Complete University Guide 2020.
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.
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.
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.
You'll study a variety of modules from 'Criminal Law' to 'Intellectual Property Law'.
Take a look at the course content for full details of all the modules you'll study on this course.
Tariff information for 2020 entry
BBB at A levels, DDM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.
Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants.
Grade 4/C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required.
If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application.
Please contact our admissions team if you have a question.
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|UCAS codes available for this subject|
|LLB (Hons) - 3 years full-time||M100|
|LLB (Hons) - 4 years placement||M102|
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"As the tutors were all practising lawyers, their lectures were always practically focused. Without them I would not have done as well as I have."
"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.
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 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.