The University of Wolverhampton

LLB (Hons)Law

Why choose this course?

The LLB degree provides a qualifying law degree enabling successful to prepare for the Bar Professional Training Course (Barrister). Additionally, the LLB is designed to provide preparatory legal education for those wishing to qualify as solicitors by undertaking the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination.

  • Subject specific knowledge of the areas of law known as the Foundations of Legal Knowledge comprising: Constitutional and Administrative Law and Human Rights Law; Law of the European Union; Criminal Law; Contract; Tort; Property Law and Equity & Trusts with an initial study of Legal Skills and English and European Legal Systems and training in legal research.
  • In addition, the degree covers the substantive areas of the Solicitor’s Qualifying Examination, including Business Law and Practice, Property Law and Practice, Criminal Litigation, Wills and Probate and Dispute Resolution in Contract and Tort.
  • Application (including problem solving and practice based learning)
  • Research, analysis, evaluation, critical judgement and synthesis
  • An ability to work independently
  • Effective communication, literacy (including proficiency in IT skills) and other key skills.

The course aims to provide students with knowledge of the English Legal system, familiarity with its institutions and procedures and a basic understanding of how law fits together and operates in England and Wales and the European Union.

Students will demonstrate progression through their course of study and develop the ability to apply knowledge to legal problems and provide solutions to a wide number of legal issues.

In addition to the designated mandatory subjects for study there will be the opportunity to select options at Levels 5 and 6 as preparation for areas of future employment and/or specialism. The overall aim is that students will be able to act independently in planning and managing tasks. Core and option areas which they have studied and will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the use of IT and technology supported learning. Students will be exposed to practice based learning throughout the degree.

Read more about Law at the University of Wolverhampton.

What happens on the course?

Semester 1 Starters:

UNDERGRADUATE

Year 1

4LW022 English Legal System and Principles of Professional Conduct (20 Credits)

4LW003 Contract Law (20 Credits)

4LW018 Applied Legal Skills and Research (20 Credits)

4LW005 Law of Torts (20 Credits)

4LW023 Constitutional and Administrative Law (20 Credits)

4LW020 Criminal Law (20 Credits)

Year 2

5LW028 Property Law (20 Credits)

*Choose two of the following semester 1 modules*; 5CJ006 Punishment and Society or 5LW008 Alternative Dispute Resolution Law and Skills or 5LW009 Intellectual Property Law or 5LW027 Criminal Litigation and Practice (40 Credits)

*Choose three of the following semester 2 modules*;5LW025 Property Law and Practice or 5LW010 Commercial Law or 5LW024 Contractual Validity or 5LW016 Housing and Welfare Law or 5LW029 Family and Child Law (60 Credits)

Year 3

6LW045 Practical Legal Skills (20 Credits)

6LW004 Law of the European Union (20 Credits)

6LW012 Equity and Trusts (20 Credits)

6LW050 Dispute Resolution in Contract and Tort (20 Credits)

*Choose one of the following semester 1 modules*

6LW051 Business Law and Practice or 6CJ011 Serious and Organised Crime or 6LW005 Employment Law or 6CJ004 Counter-Terrorism: Law, Policy and Practice or 6LW016 International Trade and Finance Law (20 Credits)

*Choose one of the following semester 2 modules*

6LW002 Research Methods and Project or 6LW034 Internet Law or 6LW042 Law of Criminal Evidence or 6LW048 Nationality, International Migration and Refugee Law or 6LW049 Wills and Probate or 6LW052 Insolvency Law (20 Credits)

Why Wolverhampton?

The LLB (Hons) Law is a very popular course and is based on the study of the essential modules for entry into one of the legal professions.

Mooting and other legal skills competitions provide the opportunity to experience what it is like to be a lawyer. Also, a purpose-built courtroom gives you a taste of life in a real court with purpose-built legal equipment and state of the art acoustics.

There are also regular visits to The Inns of Court and Houses of Parliament as well as career talks from local firms, police, and other relevant organisations.

You will have the opportunity to work on real life cases through our University Legal Advice Centre providing you with invaluable practical experience.

The University of Wolverhampton and international law firm DWF LLP have joined forces to provide law students with the opportunity to receive careers guidance from mentors working in commercial legal practice. The DWF Mentoring Scheme is a unique opportunity for our students to engage with legal practitioners on a one-to-one basis and obtain guidance and advice on their individual career paths. Watch our video about the scheme to find out more.

Career path

Many of our graduates go on to become lawyers. However, the diverse nature of the degree also means that law graduates can enter a range of alternative occupations including: Police, Trading Standards, Health and Safety, Personnel, Accountancy, Local Authority, and the Civil Service. Further career options include: banking, finance, insurance or work in public and private sector management.

You may continue your studies by undertaking the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) at the University of Wolverhampton or the Bar Professional Training course, or undertake one of the specialist Master's degrees with us.

Mooting and other legal skills competitions provide the opportunity to experience what it is like to be a lawyer. Also, a purpose-built courtroom gives you a taste of life in a real court with legal equipment and state of the art acoustics. There are also regular visits to The Inns of Court and Houses of Parliament as well as career talks from local firms, police, and other relevant organisations.

You will have the opportunity to work on real life cases through our University Legal Advice Centre providing you with invaluable practical experience.

Students can also volunteer as a Wolverhampton Legal Companion. The WLC is a scheme that runs in collaboration with Wolverhampton County Court to help Law, Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy students.

What skills will you gain?

As a graduate of this course you will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Gain knowledge and understanding of the fundamental doctrines, sources and principles which underpin the Law of England and Wales, including the Foundations of Legal Knowledge; how Law is made and developed, ethics and the concept of justice and the institutions within which the law is administered.
  2. Apply knowledge to complex legal situations; recognising potential alternative conclusions and taking into account ambiguity and uncertainty in the law, providing supporting reasons and communicating these, both orally and in writing, appropriately.
  3. Demonstrate the intellectual and practical skills needed to research and analyse the law; including the effective use of resources to retrieve and evaluate information; and to apply the findings of such work to the solution of legal problems.
  4. Be able to act independently in planning and managing tasks with limited guidance in areas which they have studied.

Demonstrate an awareness of the contexts within which law operates and be able to use this awareness to offer critical judgments of arguments or legal issues.

Who accredits this course?

The qualifying law degree is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for the purposes of satisfying the academic stage of training.

This course gives you added value, as on successful completion of it you may choose to apply for membership of an internationally recognised professional body, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).

The University has ‘recognised course provider’ status by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) through the module Alternative Dispute Resolution for Commercial Legal Disputes, so that on successful completion of this module and course, you may apply to the CIArb for Associate Membership.

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Entry requirements

2019 Entry

  • ‘A’ levels grades CCC or higher
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMM
  • BTEC QCF Diploma grade DD
  • Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction).
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course

Course fees and finance

2019/0 Home/EU International
Full time £9,250 £12,000
Part time # £2,975

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/0. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

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