Law (Bachelor of Law)

Moot court room

Study mode

Full-Time

Length

3 Years (Full-Time)
4 Years (Placement)
4 Years (Integrated Foundation Stage)

Campus

Oxstalls, Gloucester

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We're ranked 18th in the UK for student satisfaction in Law and 13th for graduate prospects according to the Complete University Guide 2021.

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.

Enjoy engaging and stimulating teaching through our interactive and challenging teaching sessions. 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, company law, intellectual property 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. You can also partake in both internal and external mooting competitions and become part of our successful alumni of previous winners

We scored 94% for teaching in the National Student Survey 2019.

The University of Gloucestershire School of Business is based at our state-of-the-art Oxstalls campus in Gloucester. The £18 million development is home to our Business, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Law and Accounting and Finance courses. Find out more about the School of Business and see where you could be taking your next steps towards a career in law.

Students also have the opportunity to spend a year on placement through the four year sandwich course option. You can also undertake the opportunity to obtain work experience and placements throughout your studies, for example as a result of our collaboration with a local law firm on our Family Law module.

Access real-world business experiences and challenges. Take advantage of our excellent professional links 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. 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.

Put your theory into practice by advising real life clients as part of our assessed Law Clinic. You will have the opportunity to shadow a solicitor offering legal advice. All focused on perfectly preparing you for when you graduate.

Benefit from our personal tutor scheme, with academic staff providing support to help you achieve your career goals. 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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Study style

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.

Course modules

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.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2020 entry

112 tariff points

Not enough tariff points? This course is available with an integrated foundation stage to help you prepare.

Typical offers

BBC at A levels, BTEC DMM 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.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country.

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.

Fees

See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.

UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
LLB (Hons) - 3 years full-timeM100
LLB (Hons) - 4 years placementM102
LLB (Hons) - 4 years integrated foundation stageM107

Careers

  • Solicitor
  • Barrister
  • Politics or government
  • Police
  • Prison service
  • Probation service
  • Legal Executive
  • Charitable / Business Organisations

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Student Focus

Natalie Warren

I would say it is the lecturer support that made such a difference for me during my time at UoG. Whether it is due to small class sizes, their office open-door policy, or just their nature, they truly want every student to succeed and will go above and beyond to assist them.

Placement information

Andrew Shelton, Graduate.

"The vast number of placements was simply outstanding." Andrew Shelton, Graduate

Duration:

30 hours, in Level 4

Location:

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.

Placement support:

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 placements@glos.ac.uk.

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Staff Profile

Charlotte Park-Morton

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.

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Extra-curricular skills

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.

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Student success

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.

Mock trial in mooting room

Our community

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.

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