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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 10.1k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 30 June 2016

    30 June


    This course prepares students for a wide range of rewarding careers in law and related professions.

    This desirable LLB (Hons) develops extensive knowledge and skills relevant to business and the legal profession.

    If you’re aiming to be a solicitor or a barrister, the course meets the requirements of being a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) provided for by the professional law bodies. Students who choose this route and satisfy the relevant professional regulations can progress directly to the vocational stage of training to become a solicitor or barrister.

    If you’re looking to pursue a different career path, this flexible course enables you to plan for careers in related areas such as criminology, social law or commercial law. So whether you’re interested in obtaining the Qualifying Law Degree or in following another career route, the LLB (Hons) is ideal preparation.

    Key elements include:

    • Client briefs, and ‘live’ legal exercises
    • Study of key areas of law, understanding legal problems, applying the law to find possible solutions
    • Development of legal skills, including research, analysis, legal literacy and effective communication
    • Active learning through social networks and business simulation
    • Lectures and small groups to help you develop learning and understanding
    • Well-designed assessments with a good balance between coursework and exams
    • Career planning and personal development
    • Expert teaching team, many with legal backgrounds, able to use first-hand practical examples to bring theory to life
    • Emphasis on student comments and feedback to ensure the course is working effectively
    • Contemporary learning resources.

    Industrial focus

    As a law student, you’ll build contacts and insight through the Southampton City Law Network. Set up by the University to promote the interests of local law students, law teachers, lawyers and other professionals, the Network holds regular events and ensures up-to-date teaching, learning and professional knowledge.

    Employability is at the heart of this course and students have a range of opportunities to put their learning into practice. Our exciting mooting programme includes a moot court room where students practice their knowledge and legal skills.

    Students are able to hold mooting competitions and apply their legal skills in research, argument and presentations. Also, the course is designed with a flexible route providing you with additional opportunities to pursue personal and professional development.

    Following graduation, many students proceed to the vocational stage of legal training, either the Legal Practice Course towards becoming a solicitor, or the Bar Professional Training Course for those wishing to progress to a career as a barrister. A significant number of law students pursue careers in business, finance, compliance, the police service and paralegal work.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline 30 June Tuition fee
    • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
    • GBP 10080 Year (Non-EEA)
    Start date October 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
    Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Year 1

    Six core units:

    • Legal Systems and Methods
    • Constitutional Law
    • Criminal Law
    • Law of Contract
    • Legal Research and Literacy Skills
    • Aspects of Law and Practice.

    Year 2

    Four core units and two option units:

    • EU Law
    • Law of Tort
    • Administrative Law and Human Rights
    • Lawyers Working with Business


    • Commercial Law - Law of Intellectual Property
      - Employment Law
      - Aspects of International Law
      - Sports Law
    • Social Law - Medical Law
      - Family Law
    • Criminology - Criminology and the Criminal Justice Process
      - Criminology: Theory and Practice.
    • Curriculum Plus.

    Year 3

    Three core units and three option units:

    For the QLD route:

    • Equity and Trusts
    • Land Law


    For the non-QLD route:

    • Interests in Land and Goods
    • Contemporary Business Context


    • Dissertation or Civil Process and Remedies.
    • Commercial Law: - Media Law
      - Equality Law
      - Company Law
      - Commercial Law
      - Commercial Crime
    • Social Law: - Mental Health Law
      - Child Law
      - Law of Evidence
    • Criminology: - Mischief and Miscarriage in the Criminal Justice Process
      - Policing and Social Control
      - Sentencing Law
    • Curriculum Plus.

    Why choose Solent?

    A Qualifying Law Degree recognised by the Solicitors’ Regulatory Authority and the Bar Standards Board allowing, on successful completion, entry onto the Legal Practice Course for intending solicitors, or the Bar Professional Training Course for intending barristers.


    Written assignments, oral presentations, problem solving, mooting, legal exercises, projects and examinations.

    Projects/work experience

    Students participate in mooting competitions which are judged by professional lawyers.

    Key career skills

    Problem solving, analysis, research, teamwork, presentation and communication skills.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    240 points of which 160 points should be from one 12-unit or two 6-unit awards.

    Students may join the course from other routes. Holders of a Foundation degree in Law, with a minimum of 45 credits at Merit or above from Year 2 of the course, can progress directly to Year 2 of the LLB (Hons). It is important to check areas already studied to ensure Qualifying Law Degree status.

    International students

    Applications are welcomed from students who have been educated outside the UK system, and a number of overseas qualifications are recognised as equivalent to those listed. Applicants should give full details of their qualifications, including subjects, grades, date and the name and address of the school, college, university or awarding authority.

    Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed threshold attainments for undergraduate courses are:

    • GCSE or GCE ‘O’ Level (Grade C);
    • IELTS 6.0 or a TOEFL score of 550 or more; or
    • City and Guilds ESOL (written assessment) pass in Higher Intermediate examination, plus a comparable pass in City and Guilds SESL (speaking assessment) examination.
    • Where students enter direct to a course at the University, in the final year, without any prior experience of the UK Higher Education System will require IELTS 6.5.

    Qualifications are checked before enrolment and international students must bring their original certificates when coming to study at the University.

    The University also offers an International Foundation Programme for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Southampton Solent University.


    To help you cover the cost you can take out a tuiton fee loan to pay your fees, which is paid directly to the University by the Student Loan company. Some students are also eligible for a maintenance loan to help with their living costs.

    You only repay both loans when you finish your course and are earning £21,000 or more. If you don't have an income this high you will not have to pay anything until you are earning £21,000 or more.

    Our student support and welfare advisers have more information regarding financial help and details can be found on our Funding advice pages.

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