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Law LLB

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-B,C,C

BBB: Standard offer BBC: If the student is also presenting either Core Maths or Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) grade B BCC: Contextual offer (Please see this webpage for more details - https ://www2aston.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/contextuaI­offer)

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15,P:0

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language and Mathematics

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

5,5,5 in 3 Higher Level subjects

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate/BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three full A2 Levels.

UCAS Tariff

104-120

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About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subject

Law

Aston University is The Guardian's 'University of the Year' 2020.

**Course description**

Our three year LLB Law course (or four-years - including integrated placement year) has been developed with consultation from the legal profession. The core and optional modules enable you to tailor your studies to reflect your interests and career aspirations. This degree will give you more than legal knowledge. You’ll also develop essential professional and social skills to enhance your employability.

In particular:
• You’ll also have the opportunity to complete an internship with a major law firm during the second year and participate in the University Law Clinic.
• The LLB focuses on law and legal practice in a commercial context. This degree is for those who want to become a solicitor or barrister. It has been designed to help you acquire the knowledge and skills needed to become a successful legal practitioner.
• A degree in law also provides an excellent foundation for other careers where critical thinking, problem solving, and strong communication skills as well as legal knowledge are important, for example, in business, taxation, human resource management, accountancy, regulation, and compliance.
• Our recent graduates have been successful in securing roles at well-known employers such as Hays Legal, Shoosmiths, Pinsent Masons and HSBC Bank in roles such as Associate Consultant, Trainee Solicitor and Paralegal, Negotiations Case Handler and Senior Legal Officer.

**Key course benefits**

• As part of your degree you have the option to undertake a professional placement, gaining valuable practical experience in the field of your chosen subject
area.
• The Complete university Guide 2022 has ranked the LLB Law 8th for Graduate prospects -On-Track
• Aston Law School is closely associated with Aston Business School, meaning you benefit from a wide range of expertise and graduate with a strong commercial awareness and competitive business advantage
• The second year of your degree provides the opportunity for every student to gain key employability skills and complete an internship with a major law firm.
• This degree prepares you for a wide range of careers, including as a solicitor or barrister, one of the emerging careers in the law sector, in management or as an entrepreneur.
• An opportunity to study a modern, progressive law degree with a high level of pastoral support. and an environment where students flourish.

**Course details**

Year 1- This course is designed in the light of modern practice and will give you a critical understanding of law and its application. The first year provides the foundation for your law degree and your transition to University forms of study and learning that will develop skills and knowledge to equip you for a career. Subject areas include the English Legal System, Contract Principles, Law of Torts and Criminal Offences. A strong emphasis is placed on developing problem solving, critical thinking and research skills.

Year 2 – The second year subject areas include Land Law, Employment Law and Intellectual Property Law. You will also have the opportunity to develop employability skills and complete work experience, including an internship with a major law firm.

Year 3 - (optional) This is when you will undertake a professional placement or international study opportunity at one of our partner institutions.

Year 4 – In your final year, the core subject is Legal Project Management: Business Law in Practice. You will be able to choose from a wide range of option modules tailored to your career interests, including Competition Law, Fraud, Bribery and Corruption, International Human Rights and The Internet and the Law.

For more information about our module outlines please refer to our website.

Modules

This course is designed in the light of modern practice and will give you a critical understanding of law and its application. For more information about our module outlines please refer to our website.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
International
£16,350
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Aston University, Birmingham

Department:

Aston Law School

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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.

90%
high
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

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
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

83%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
87%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
low
Employed or in further education
63%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

46%
Legal associate professionals
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

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.

£17k

£17k

£26k

£26k

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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