About this program
We teach the law that matters. We are ‘freer, more daring and more experimental’ than a traditional law school, so your legal education is relevant and responsive to the needs of a changing society. Our approach is global in outlook, based on justice, and engaged with real-world problems.
Our LLB Law provides you with a rigorous academic training in the discipline of law. We enable you to develop an approach to the discipline so that you can see each subject area as part of an integrated whole. We emphasise an awareness of the place of the law of England and Wales in its European and international frameworks.
You develop a critical awareness of the nature of law within its social, political and economic contexts. Not only will you learn legal rules, but you will also consider the function of law in society, the philosophy of law, policy issues and law reform. You learn to consider, evaluate and respond to alternative and, possibly, conflicting points of view.
You cover all the key areas of law, as well as a wide range of optional topics including:
- Copyright and trademark law
- International environmental law
- Law and literature
- Human rights
- The use of evidence
UK entry requirements
A-levels: BBB, including one essay-based subject
BTEC: DDD, depending on subject studied - advice on acceptability can be provided.
IB: 30 points or three Higher Level certificates with 555, including a Higher Level essay-based subject grade 5.
We are also happy to consider a combination of separate IB Diploma Programmes at both Higher and Standard Level. Exact offer levels will vary depending on the range of subjects being taken at higher and standard level, and the course applied for. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for more information.
Access to HE Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits at Merit or above, depending on subject studied - advice on acceptability can be provided.
International & EU entry requirements
We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants studying in the EU and other countries. Get in touch with any questions you may have about the qualifications we accept. Remember to tell us about the qualifications you have already completed or are currently taking.
English language requirements
English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English: IELTS 6.0 overall. Different requirements apply for second year entry, and specified component grades are also required for applicants who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.
Other English language qualifications may be acceptable so please contact us for further details. If we accept the English component of an international qualification then it will be included in the information given about the academic levels listed above. Please note that date restrictions may apply to some English language qualifications.
For more information about admission requirements, please contact the school or the inquiries team.
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- Foundations of the Law of Obligations
- Contract Law
- Legal Skills
- Foundations of Property Law
- Foundations of Public Law
- Criminal Law
- Career Management and Personal Development Skills I
- Tort Law
- Equity and Trusts
- Land Law
- Legal Research Skills
- Law of the European Union
- Career Management and Personal Development Skills II
- Commercial Contract Law
- Legal Ethics and Justice (optional)
- Family Law (optional)
- Final Year Research Project (optional)
- Banking Law (optional)
- Competition Law (optional)
- Consumer Contract Law (optional)
LLB Law: 3 years
LLB Law (Including Year Abroad): 4 years
LLB Law (Including Placement Year): 4 years
- For most modules, you attend two lectures a week and one fortnightly tutorial
- Tutorials provide the opportunity to discuss the law, apply the law to factual problems, and develop legal arguments
- Basic IT skills training is available and training in the use of LEXIS and WESTLAW (legal research tools) is also given
- You are encouraged to take part in moots (mock trials), negotiation competitions and other practical exercises
Tuition fee for the academic year 2020-21
- Home/UK fee: £9,250
- International fee: £17,700
Accredited by the Bar Standards Board for the purpose of a Qualifying Law Degree.
The qualifying law degree is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for the purposes of satisfying the academic stage of training.
We also hold an annual law fair, attended by law firms and vocational qualification providers. Our graduates pursue careers in the law and in a wide range of other sectors including business and commerce, accountancy, insurance, banking, central and local government, academia, teaching, social work and the police force.
About this institute
University of Essex
We’re a university where curiosity prevails, and where exploring new ways of thinking and pushing boundaries, isn’t just encouraged, it’s expected. We’re proud to be Gold rated in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017 and ranked in the top 30 in...
University of Essex
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