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LLB (Hons)Bachelor of Laws

University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
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Overview

The LLB (Hons) taught at the University of Southampton involves a rigorous study of the law, in which you will learn both the content of the law and develop sound skills of legal analysis. The programme has been specifically developed to fulfil the needs of students wishing to move into the legal professions, becoming Solicitors or Barristers and who need a qualifying law degree (QLD). However as can be seen from the Alumni pages, the LLB provides an excellent platform for careers in many other areas.

The three year LLB programme is very popular with undergraduate applicants because of the range of professional skills programmes on offer; those fluent in a second European Language often decide to study the four year LLB (European Legal Studies) programme in order to widen their professional skills and to put their language skills to good use. Applicants interested in learning about law in a different jurisdiction altogether, may find the four year LLB (International Legal Studies) programme an exciting option with travel to e.g. Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada, Chile.

Graduates with a good first degree in a relevant subject are increasingly finding that the two year accelerated LLB programme, is the right choice, enabling applicants to continue into professional training as a Solicitor or Barrister following completion of their Law degree.

Programme structure

First year:
All students will study four modules, which they must pass in order to proceed onto the second year of the programme. The modules are Legal System and Reasoning, Contract Law, Criminal Law, and Constitutional and Administrative Law. See the LLB course list. In addition students take part in a rich legal skills programme that includes Team Building and Mooting.

Second year:
All students study four modules. These are Land Law, Law of Equity and Trusts, Tort Law and Law of the EU.
All students are involved in a comprehensive careers and employability programme during their second year, together with further opportunities to practise mooting, negotiation and Streetlaw. Students must pass this year to proceed to the final year of the degree.

Final year:
All LLB students complete the compulsory Legal Research and Writing module, the product of which is a 10,000 word dissertation, written under the guidance of a supervisor. Students also choose four ‘full’ option modules, or three full option modules and two ‘half’ option modules. See the LLB modules tab for more details.

Career opportunities

A law degree can open many doors outside of the profession. About half of our law graduates seek careers in the legal profession, as solicitors or barristers after further study and training. The others enter careers in criminology, business, human resources, international relations, journalism or education – following postgraduate study and/or relevant work experience.

Our LLB programmes are formally accredited by the Law Society of England and Wales and the Bar Council of England and Wales as qualifying law degrees (QLD) for students wishing to undertake further professional training to become solicitors or barristers. They are also accredited for practice in many countries worldwide, including India, Australia, Canada and Malaysia.

Our international reputation is high among employers because of the emphasis placed on the development of academic, personal and professional skills.

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