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LLB (Hons)Law

University of Surrey
United Kingdom, Guildford, Surrey
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Not only will you be challenged to understand the law, but you will also be encouraged to apply it and to develop your professional skills. The School of Law is particularly proud of its long tradition of providing students with legal work placements as part of their study, and of its links with the local legal profession.

Our programmes invite you to consider the law’s impact on society and its challenges. Having been introduced to legal topics in lectures, you will conduct in-depth research and analysis and then discuss your understanding and evaluation of each topic during tutorials. In doing so, you will not only acquire a critical understanding of the law but will also begin to develop those essential skills of use as solicitors and barristers or in any other high calibre professional career.

On our single honours programme your studies will be focused on domestic and EU law. If you study one of our combined programmes you will investigate in greater depth the relationship between law and another discipline. The Law with International Studies programme allows students to examine the relationship between law and political thought, particularly international politics, while Law with Criminology combines the study of the law in this jurisdiction with various sociological approaches to the subject.

Combined honours students are taught and assessed alongside those on the single honours programme. All our programmes are Qualifying Law Degrees (QLD). These involve studying and passing the seven foundation subjects: Public Law, Criminal Law, Contract, Tort, Land Law, Equity and Trusts, and EU Law. A QLD allows you to proceed directly to the next stage of training as a solicitor or barrister. Being located in Guildford, we are close to the major legal institutions located in London.

Our Law programmes offer an optional third year on placement. Students on the Law with International Studies, the Law with Criminology programmes and the single honours programme have the opportunity to spend a year on placement. Students have the option to work for the full year or they may wish to spend half of the year on a study placement at one of our partner universities and the other half on a work placement. The study placement can be undertaken at one of a number of universities in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Finland or Australia. There you will study either legal or legal/political subjects and all teaching is in English.

Work placements can take place either in the UK or abroad (over the past few years students have secured placements in Brussels, France, Germany, Italy, Hong Kong, New York and Australia). Most work placements are paid. You will have the opportunity to undertake placement work in a variety of contexts including solicitors’ offices, local authority legal departments, non-governmental organisations and corporations.

However, there is some scope for tailoring your placement to your own individual needs and interests. You will return energised and focused on your final year of study and equipped with a broader range of professional skills and abilities. The School of Law provides a comprehensive Professional Training year programme which is undertaken in Level 2. Although the School has a number of contacts, we cannot guarantee that students will find a placement opportunity and many students arrange their own.

Career opportunities

Each year many former students take up permanent employment with prestigious employers who have included Electricité de France, Clifford Chance, Eversheds and other firms of solicitors, sets of barristers’ chambers and legal departments of large companies.

We offer a varied programme of careers sessions which provide advice and guidance on what you should do to develop a suitable career path. As part of this aim, the School, in combination with our Student Law Society, runs a variety of events, competitions and activities, such as mooting and client interviewing, that are not only enjoyable and rewarding but will also enhance your employability and introduce you to local and regional solicitors, barristers and other legal professionals.

The School also has close links with the College of Law in Guildford and co-operates with the College in a number of career development activities.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States