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Anglia Ruskin University

Law

UCAS Code: M100

Bachelor of Law (with Honours) - LLB (Hons)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English.

UCAS Tariff

96

UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Law

You want to become a solicitor or barrister, or hone your legal knowledge for careers in business, finance and public service. Our LLB (Hons) Law degree is accredited by the SRA and BSB, so you know you’re in good hands. Study in Cambridge or Chelmsford, work with qualified lawyers in our law clinics, and get hands-on experience in mock court rooms. When you graduate, you’ll be equipped with in-demand skills that will take you far, whichever career path you choose.

Join the course with the UK’s most satisfied Law students 2015 and 2016*

Pick up many of the top ten most required skills for 2020**, including critical thinking and problem solving

Gain work experience helping the public: volunteer for our Cambridge-based Law Clinic from your first year onwards, or the personal support unit at Chelmsford County Court.

Partner with a professional from a regional law firm on our mentoring scheme

Join our Law Society and take part in national competitions including mooting and Client Interviewing (won by ARU a record six times)

Choose to graduate with two awards: our LLB (Hons) and the Higher Diploma in Paralegal Practice from the National Association of Licensed Paralegals

Our three year LLB (Hons) Law degree is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Boards (BSB), and as such is the first step to becoming a solicitor or a barrister in the UK. But if you hope to use your interest in law for a different career, such as business or policy making, our LLB (Hons) will help you develop key transferable skills, including critical thinking and problem-solving, that can broaden your options.

Our modules blend the academic with the practical, with options including Human Rights Law, Sports Law and Intellectual Property Law. Your assessments will range from exams and essays to mooting, online discussions and group work, allowing you to test your progress using career-oriented methods. In the final year, you will also have the option to take up work experience with a local law firm and use your analytical and reflective skills to investigate your own future career options.

This combination of professional and academic law is reflected in our staff team, which consists of practising solicitors as well as research-active academics. You will always find someone to talk to, whether it’s about the course, your career or more personal matters.

We work actively to improve your career prospects. Our personal tutor system will offer you structured support, and we have a dedicated law employability champion as well as faculty employability staff. You can also take part in our mentoring scheme, to get first-hand advice and guidance from a legal professional.

Outside of the course, you will find more help and advice at our careers events, and through the Student Union’s Law Society, who arrange entry to competitions such as the national Mooting and Client Interviewing competitions as well as guest speakers and field trips.

Additionally, by choosing and completing particular modules on the course, you can graduate with two awards: the LLB (Hons) and the Higher Diploma in Paralegal Practice from the National Association of Licensed Paralegals, which can help you secure a job as a paralegal.

From your first year, you will have the opportunity to work in our Law Clinic in Cambridge, supporting and advising members of the public on legal issues. In Chelmsford, you will have the chance to volunteer for the personal support unit at Chelmsford County Court, where you will help people who are going to court without a lawyer through the trial process. We are also planning to open a law clinic on our Chelmsford campus during Semester 1 2018-19.

Course leaders: John O'Leary (Chelmsford) - Alex Murray (Cambridge)

* The Complete University Guide 2015 and The Times and Sunday Times University League Table 2016

**World Economic Forum

Modules

Year one, core modules
Constitutional and Administrative Law
Legal Method and Skills
Foundations of Criminal Law
Contract Law
Year two, core modules
Law of Tort
Preparation for Undergraduate Major Project
European Union Law
Equity and the Law of Trusts
Ruskin Module
Year two, optional modules
Company Law in Context
Law of Succession
International Human Rights Law
Legal Work Experience
Child and Family Law
Year three, core modules
Land Law
Civil Litigation
Major Project
Year three, optional modules
Agency and Sale of Goods Law
Criminal Litigation and Evidence
Employment Law
Public International Law
Issues in Medical Law
Sports Law (Cambridge only)
Clinical Legal Experience
Islamic Law and Finance
Optional modules available in years two and three
Anglia Language Programme

Assessment methods

Our assessments include both traditional exams and essays as well as more innovative career-oriented methods, including mooting, online discussions, group work and presentations, ensuring you have many different and relevant opportunities to test your learning.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Cambridge Campus

Chelmsford Campus

Department:

School of Economics, Finance and Law

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

76%
med
Law

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Law

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

75%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
78%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Law

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
62%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Legal associate professionals
16%
Secretarial and related occupations
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

Law graduates tend to go into the legal industry, and they usually take similar routes. Jobs are competitive — often very competitive - but starting salaries are good and high fliers can earn serious money - starting on over £24k in London on average. Be aware though - some careers, especially as barristers, can take a while to get into, and the industry is changing as the Internet, automation and economic change all have an effect, If you want to qualify to practise law, you need to take a professional qualification — many law graduates then go on to law school. If you want to go into work, then a lot of law graduates take trainee or paralegal roles and some do leave the law altogether, often for jobs in management, finance and the police force. A small proportion of law graduates also move into another field for further study. Management, accountancy and teaching are all popular for these career changers, so if you do take a law degree and decide it’s not for you, there are options.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Law

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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