|Location||United Kingdom, Nottingham|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Why choose this course?
It is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board as a Qualifying Law Degree.
You will gain specialist expertise in Business Law.
You will have the opportunity to study abroad and take part in our International Summer School Scheme.
You can gain a Certificate in Professional Practice by undertaking mini-placements during vacations.
You will have the opportunity to undertake a business practice placement or clinical legal education.
You will benefit from our renowned expertise in mooting. You will take a mooting module and can get involved in international and national mooting competitions for which we have a winning track record.
You can join our thriving Law Society, Lex, and get involved with a range of sporting, social and networking activities.
You will learn in outstanding facilities, including a suite of authentic mock courtrooms and mooting rooms.
Upon graduation you can apply for entry to our Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course which is the next stage of training to become a solicitor or barrister.
96% of our law school graduates are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving (DLHE Survey Undergraduate results 2012-13).
93% of Nottingham Law School students are satisfied with the quality of their course (NSS 2014) This is higher than the national average for an undergraduate law course.
On average you will spend around 10 hours per week in:
In addition to this you will be expected to spend at least 18 hours a week on independent study to expand and consolidate your knowledge and to prepare for taught sessions.
Where will I study?
Lectures and seminars will take place in the Chaucer and Newton buildings on the City site. The Chaucer building is home to the Law School.
See the academic calendar for term dates.
What will I study?
Our skills-focused modules have been specially designed to develop your analytical, evaluative, reasoning, communication and problem-solving abilities. We have integrated a strong focus on the following in the course:
In the final year there is a Path to Professional Practice module which provides a transition to the next stage of professional legal training if you wish to pursue a legal career.
Throughout the course you will study compulsory foundation modules required by the following in order to achieve a Qualifying Law Degree:
the Solicitors Regulation Authority
the Bar Standards Board.
The compulsory modules will be complemented by specialist Business modules covering a range of topics.
Law of Contract and Problem-solving
Law of Torts and Case Analysis
Legal and Business Structures
Public Law and Human Rights
European Union Law and Report Writing
Year Two (pathway one)
Criminal Law with Mooting
Land Law and Professional Advice
Law of Trusts and Applied Legal Analysis
Commercial Law and Negotiation
Business Employment Law
Year Two (pathway two)*
You will study half year modules in:
Law of Trusts
You will also do a half year on one of the following:
Business Practice Placement
Student Law Office
One of the following business modules: Digital Entrepreneurship, Intercultural Effectiveness, Competitive Strategy and Innovation, The Financial Environment.
*This pathway will have a competitive selection process.
You will undertake the Path to Professional Practice or an Independent Business Law Research Project as your core module.
You may take both Path to Professional Practice and the Independent Business Law Research Project (which is also available as an optional module) if you wish.
You will also choose five from the following:
Intellectual Property Law
International Commercial Insurance Law
International Competition Law
International Trade Law
Law in Practice*
Plus indicative choices of Business modules:
Comparative and International Management
Corporate Governance and Fraud Risk Management
Investment and Portfolio Management
- The Law in Practice module may be selected in place of but not together with the Independent Research Project.
Please note that options are subject to change.
All our LLB courses operate within a common framework. This not only ensures consistently high standards but also means that should your circumstances change then we are normally able to facilitate a change in your programme and study mode. You should discuss any request to change course with your personal tutor.
How will I learn?
Initially you will focus on the key skills of:
report writing and teamwork.
You will also be introduced to oral presentation through the mooting module.
In Year Two and Year Three these core skills will be developed to a more advanced level. You will be expected to address more complex, multi-issue assignments and apply legal analysis. Assignments will require increasing levels of independent research and critical evaluation. Your writing will become more specialised, focussing on specific client advice with reasoned and logical arguments.
Each module is delivered through a series of lectures and there will be regular seminars linked to each lecture. This will provide you with the opportunity to enhance your understanding through critical evaluation of your own reading and debate.
How will I be assessed?
Your knowledge and understanding will be assessed by a diverse range of methods that reflect the skills required. You will take part in:
problem solving assignments
both seen and unseen examinations.
Learn from the experts
The majority of our teaching staff are professionally qualified solicitors or barristers. Their many years of experience in legal practice ensure that the law is taught with a real-life context and with a focus upon its practical relevance and impact.
Our enthusiastic staff have won a number of awards.
Rebecca Huxley-Binns, Reader in Legal Education and Co-Director of our Centre for Legal Education, has added to her Law Teacher of the Year accolade with a National Teaching Fellowship. This is the most prestigious award in Higher Education Teaching.
Senior Lecturer and Pro Bono Director Nick Johnson also won an Outstanding Teaching Award voted for by students in recognition of his teaching and support for volunteer projects in the Law School.
“The Academic staff at the Law School are fantastic. Whenever they can and in whatever ways they can they will help you both in your undergraduate studies and further career ambitions.”
Sarah Cawley-Wilkinson, LLB (Hons) Law (Sandwich) and Bar course graduate.
Your career development
A Law degree is highly valued and provides a solid foundation for a variety of careers. 93%of our graduates are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving (Latest DLHE Survey Undergraduate results 2011/12).
If you complete your LLB with us and gain a 2.2 or above we will guarantee you a place on our excellent Legal Practice Course for intending solicitors. If you are interested in a career as a barrister there is the also the opportunity to progress on to our highly-regarded Bar Professional Training Course.
A Law degree doesn’t just have to lead to a career as a solicitor or barrister however. On this LLB course you will gain a host of transferable skills including commercial awareness and an appreciation of the law that many employers will value, both in the UK and overseas. In the last few years our graduates have gone on to positions including:
Trade Mark Attorney
Trade Union Consultant
Freedom of Information Adviser
Human Resources Officer