This varied and flexible LLB course lets you cover all of the crucial areas of law, while also giving you options to choose modules which suit your interests and aspirations. You will spend your first year familiarising yourself with the foundational knowledge and skills essential to the study and practice of law. As you move on to years 2 and 3 you will have the freedom to choose your own specialisms. All students will study key areas such as contract and criminal law, but you may choose to specialise in an area such as:
- Employment law
- Law of terrorism
- Property law
We will teach you the specific techniques and skills associated with the legal profession, such as statutory interpretation and legal reasoning. You will acquire the habits of mind associated with legal thinking, including critical thinking, analytical awareness and problem solving.
In York St John Law School, and across the university, our research and teaching is led by principles of social justice. This means we will encourage you to critique and question the law according to principles of equality and fairness. This will help you to develop as an independent, critical student and ethical professional, aware of the cultural and social contexts in which law operates.
The course meets the requirements of a Qualifying Law Degree in England and Wales and has been accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board. This means you can progress directly to the professional stages of training ( the LPC for aspiring solicitors and BPTC for Barristers) when you graduate.
If you do not yet meet the minimum requirements for entry straight onto this degree course, or feel you are not quite ready for the transition to Higher Education, this is a great option for you. Passing a foundation year guarantees you a place on this degree course the following academic year.