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Manchester Metropolitan University

Law

UCAS Code: M100

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 122 UCAS Tariff points

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

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

DDM

Applied Law or Business (Law)

UCAS Tariff

120

120 UCAS Tariff points from 3 A Levels or equivalent To include at least one relevant A level (excludes Art and Design, Media Studies, Business/Business Studies, General Studies).

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Law

**OVERVIEW**
Law underpins our society. A law degree gives you a unique insight into everything from the economy to the criminal justice system. And it gives you a huge range of skills that will last you throughout your career.

The LLB (Hons) is your passport to a rewarding future – whether you have ambitions to be a solicitor, barrister, academic researcher, or a business person.

**Discover your niche**

As a qualifying law degree, we cover all the subjects you need to know. Tort, Contract, Criminal Law, Property law etc – you’ll get a thorough grounding in the essentials.

And thanks to our teaching team’s wide range of specialisms, from families to sports, we offer exciting optional modules beyond the core curriculum. Interested in gender issues? We have one of the leading experts on trans rights, Professor Stephen Whittle OBE.

**Practise your skills**

Mooting is a key part of any legal education. Our mock courtroom is the perfect place to brush up on your performance. You’ll have classes and extra-curricular activities there and you can even use it for your final year project.

Ready to test yourself in the real world? You can work with a qualified solicitor offering pro bono work to local people. You might join the Business Law Café offering advice to local SMEs. Or maybe you’ll help a disadvantaged person with legal advice they wouldn’t normally be able to afford.

**Choose a placement or study abroad**
The course offers real flexibility as you will enrol on the three-year course and then decide if a placement or overseas study is right for you once you have started your studies. You don’t have to decide now. If you opt to undertake a placement or study abroad your course will normally be four years full-time.

**FEATURES AND BENEFITS**
- **Legal hub** – Manchester is the country’s second-largest legal hub. We have close ties to the Northern Circuit and leading legal firms.

- **A modern law degree** – Our law degree has been redesigned to take account of the changes to legal education, training and practice and be fit for the 21st Century. Take your first step on the path to becoming a solicitor or barrister or to work in related professional services or academia. Continue studying with us for a discount on your fees.

- **Well-connected** – we have links to leading law firms, chambers, and the wider professional sectors – including Eversheds, DWF, Deloitte, Browne Jacobson, Addleshaw Goddard, and chambers across the Northern Circuit.

- **Apply your knowledge** – interact with real clients by helping people seeking legal advice through our network of pro bono partners. You’ll be supervised by qualified lawyers.

- **Revamped curriculum** – our course meets the latest guidelines for legal education, embedding skills that reflect the changing sector.

- **Study abroad** – with our connections across the world, you can spend a year experiencing a new culture at partner institutions around the world.

- **Learn on the job** – take an optional placement year to get work experience before you graduate. We have links with local law firms and large international businesses.

- **Study with the experts** – our teaching team are experienced professionals and renowned academics. They’ll inspire you to think about the law in new ways.

The Uni


Course location:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department:

Manchester Law School

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.

75%
low
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

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
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

73%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
16%
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
93%
low
Employed or in further education
53%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

36%
Legal associate professionals
20%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Other elementary services occupations

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

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

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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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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