Year of entry 2023
- UCAS code
- Start date
- September 2023
- Delivery type
- On campus
- 2 years full time
- Typical A-level offer
- A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a non-law subject.
Full entry requirements
This two-year course is designed for those who already have an undergraduate degree in a non-law subject who wish to convert to a career in law.
The course provides you with the opportunity to learn about the law, both in the traditional sense of ‘thinking like a lawyer’ and in the broader sense of law as a social institution.
This degree enables you to progress to the vocational stage of legal education should you wish to qualify as a solicitor or barrister in England and Wales. It’s also recognised in a number of other jurisdictions.
You’ll cover the seven foundations of legal knowledge and develop your legal research skills. A wide range of optional modules will also enable you to follow your interests in specialist legal areas such as company or employment law, human rights law, environmental law and family law. You could also explore topics in criminal justice and criminology, such as policing or youth crime.
In your first year you’ll take a set of compulsory modules that develop your knowledge of key aspects of law, such as contract and criminal law. The Foundations of Law module is an intensive, front-loaded module designed to prepare you for the demands of studying law at undergraduate level, and includes substantive content as well as practical skills such as group work and experience of mooting in Moot Court, the School’s dedicated courtroom.
You’ll continue to study compulsory modules in the following year, expanding your knowledge and focusing on topics such as EU law and equity and trusts. At the same time, you’ll select from optional modules giving you the chance to focus on topics that suit your own interests and career plans. This could mean you choose to focus on family law, human rights, company law or the legal systems of different European countries among others.
To demonstrate the knowledge and skills you’ve gained throughout the course, you’ll also have the option to complete a dissertation - an independent piece of research on a legal topic of your choice.
The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our terms and conditions.
For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Law LLB in the course catalogue
Year 1 compulsory modules
|Foundations of Law||30|
|Constitutional and Administrative Law||30|
Year 2 compulsory modules
|European Union Law||20|
|The Law of Trusts||20|
Year 2 optional modules (selection of typical options shown below)
You will choose 40 credits of optional modules in the school.
|State of Emergency: Social science and the COVID-19 pandemic||20|
|International Human Rights Law||20|
|Youth Crime and Justice||20|
|Cyberlaw: Law and the Regulation of the Information Society||20|
|Gender and the Law||20|
|Health Care Law||20|
|Crime, Law and Social Change: Crime and Criminal Justice in Historical Perspective||20|
|Commercial Law: Commercial and Consumer Sales||20|
Learning and teaching
One of the key aims of this course is to teach you to “think like a lawyer”, but we also help you develop the transferable skills that allow you to use and apply the law in different situations.
You’ll learn through traditional methods such as lectures, tutorials and seminars, supported by materials and exercises provided through our secure online platform Minerva and the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). In your first year, the Foundations of Law module will prepare you for the study of law and allow you to gain practical skills such as group working and mooting.
This is a demanding course geared towards self-motivated and independent learners, so you’ll spend most of your time in independent study doing research and preparatory reading. We have excellent library resources with over 40,000 volumes in the Law collection, in addition to extensive electronic access to legal materials and journals.
On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.
To help you develop the variety of skills you will need in your future career, we assess modules using a range of different methods. These include seen and unseen exams, coursework, group work and oral participation (for example, in discussion groups).
A-level: A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a non-law subject.
Read more about UK and Republic of Ireland accepted qualifications or contact the Schools Undergraduate Admissions Team.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.
Improve your English
If you're an international student and you don't meet the English language requirements for this programme, you may be able to study our undergraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.
UK: £9,250 (per year)
International: £22,250 (per year)
Tuition fees for UK undergraduate students starting in 2022/23
For UK full-time undergraduate students starting in 2022/23 the fee will be £9,250. The fee may increase in future years of your course in line with inflation and as permitted by law. Fees for UK undergraduate students are decided by the government and may vary if policy changes.
Tuition fees for UK undergraduate students starting in 2023/24
Tuition fees for UK full-time undergraduate students for 2023/24 have been agreed by the UK Government and will remain at the current fee level of £9,250. The fee may increase in future years of your course in line with inflation and as permitted by law. Fees for UK undergraduate students are decided by the government and may vary if policy changes.
Tuition fees for international undergraduate students starting in 2023/24
Tuition fees for international students for 2023/24 should be available on individual course pages from September 2022.
Read more about paying fees and charges.
There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs.
Scholarships and financial support
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There is help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more in our Undergraduate funding overview.
Apply to this course through UCAS. Check the deadline for applications on the UCAS website.
We typically receive a high number of applications for courses in the School of Law. To ensure we treat all applications fairly and equitably, we review applications after the UCAS deadline before making a final decision. All applications received before the UCAS deadline are guaranteed equal consideration. Please see our Admissions Guidance page for more details as well as advice on personal statements.
International students apply through UCAS in the same way as UK students. Our network of international representatives can help you with your application. If you’re unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.
Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.
University of Leeds Taught Admissions Policy 2023
This course is taught by
School of Law Admissions Team
The LLB Law (graduate programme) provides students with the foundation to go on and qualify as a lawyer in England and Wales and gain transferable skills which are recognised in a number of jurisdictions. International graduates wishing to practise in their home country may need to attain some further country-specific training.
All our law courses satisfy the degree requirements set by the Bar Standards Board should you wish to qualify as a barrister, for more information visit Bar Standards Board website.
If you plan to be a solicitor you will need to complete the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), for more information visit Solicitors Regulation Authority website.
Law is also a highly transferable degree and many graduates choose to pursue careers in other areas. At Leeds you will be provided with a range of employability, extra and cocurricular activities which enable you to explore opportunities in a variety of sectors, as well as making sure that you stand out from the crowd in any field of graduate employment.
We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. Thats one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.
Leeds for Life is our unique approach to helping you make the most of University by supporting your academic and personal development. Find out more at the Leeds for Life website.
The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website.