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Law/MLaw

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

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From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate. Find out how many points your qualifications are worth by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator Subject Requirements: There are no specific subject requirements for this course. GCSE Requirements: Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent. Additional Requirements: There are no additional requirements for this course. International Qualifications: We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above. If you have qualifications from outside the UK, find out what you need by visiting www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry English Language Requirements: International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*). *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Law

Northumbria University’s Law LLB Degree (Hons) is designed for those looking for a stimulating and engaging law degree. The undergraduate degree provides a thorough grounding in legal principles, including the study of the 7 foundations of legal knowledge which are required to make this a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD). This is the first stage of legal education for those intending to pursue a career as a solicitor or barrister. The foundation subjects are Public Law (Constitutional and Administrative Law), Law of Contract, Crime, Equity and Trusts, EU, Land and Tort. In addition, you will be able choose from a range of specialist options.

All Northumbria law undergraduate students start on the Law (LLB (Hons) pathway which then provides students with a range of programme route choices. Students select their preferred programme route at the end of their second year of study. The route choices available to students at the end of year 2 are:

• **The 3 year LLB (Hons) route.** Students graduating from this route will do so with a qualifying law degree making them eligible to undertake a Legal Practice Course (LPC) or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC). The LLB (Hons) route is also available as a 4-year programme in which students can choose to take a placement or study abroad year

• **M Law Exempting route.** The M Law (Exempting) programme route is designed for students who intend to pursue a career as a solicitor. This integrated Master of Law programme allows you to combine your LLB (Hons) degree with an exemption from the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and a master’s degree award.

• **The M Law Exempting (Bar Course) route**. The M Law Exempting (Bar Course) programme route is designed for students who intend to pursue a career as a barrister. This integrated Master of Law programme allows you to combine a qualifying law degree with an integrated master’s degree award and an exemption from the Bar Course.

Entry on to the M Law Exempting (Bar Course) route is by application to transfer from LLB to M Law during year 2 of the LLB programme and is contingent on a number of requirements including successful completion of the BCAT aptitude test and admission in to one of the four Inns of Court.

The entire Law programme routes allow students the opportunity to engage with our award winning Student Law Office and to learn from a broad range of professionally qualified and research engaged academic staff.

An undergraduate law degree is valuable, whether you want to become a lawyer or to choose a different career path and the flexible nature of our programme routes mean you don’t need to make these decisions immediately. Northumbria University’s LLB and MLaw graduates have secured successful careers across the legal sector as well as in various other areas including finance, business and management.

Study abroad or work placement opportunities on this course also offer professional experience and industry contacts, further enhancing your career prospects.

**In the Times Good University Guide 2019 Northumbria Law School was ranked in the sector upper quartile for both Teaching Quality (21st) and Student Experience (24th)**

Modules

For a full list of the modules on your course, please access the course pages at www.northumbria.ac.uk

Assessment methods

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course.

The Uni


Course location:

Northumbria University, Newcastle

Department:

Law

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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%
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

68%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
73%
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

64%
Library resources
72%
IT resources
70%
Course specific equipment and facilities
55%
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?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
34%
Male students
66%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
12%
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
94%
low
Employed or in further education
74%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

38%
Legal associate professionals
23%
Legal professionals
6%
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.

£18k

£18k

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

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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