Law LLB (Hons)

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
  • Cyberlaw.

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.

Entry Requirements


  • 104 UCAS Tariff points
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language.

International Students

If you are an international student you will need to show that your qualifications match our entry requirements.

Information about international qualifications and entry requirements can be found on our International pages.

If English is not your first language you will need to show that you have English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.

Mature Learners Entry Scheme

If you have been out of education for 3 years or more and have a grade C GCSE in English Language or equivalent, you are eligible for our entry scheme for mature learners. It's a scheme that recognises non-traditional entry qualifications and experience for entry onto this course. Information on how to apply can be found on our dedicated page.

Career Prospects

This course will prepare you for a career in the legal sector. The skills you build will also open up many other career options. These skills include critical thinking, problem solving and researching.

This degree could be the first step toward your career in:

  • Barrister
  • Solicitor
  • Paralegal
  • Human resource professional
  • Business manager
  • Civil Service worker

Course Details

Year 1

Fundamentals of Law
Contract Law
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law
Land Law
Law in Action 1

Year 2

Tort Law
European Union Law
Human Rights
Property Law and Practice (PLP)
Commercial Law and Practice
Advanced Criminal Law and Practice
Crime and Society
Law in Action 2
Employment Law

Year 3

Equity and Trusts
Law of Succession
Professional Conduct and Ethics
Advanced Legal Research
Gender, Sexuality and the Law
Terrorism and the Law
Housing and Welfare Law
Family Law
Race, Religion and Law
International Criminal Law
Intellectual Property Law
Company Law
Asylum and Immigration Law
Property Law and Practice
Commercial Law and Practice
Advanced Criminal Law and Practice
Law Clinic
Law Clinic (short course)

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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