Northumbria University Newcastle - Law LLB (Hons)

Northumbria University Newcastle

Law LLB (Hons)

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 while helping you to develop transferable skills and includes the study of the 7 foundations of legal knowledge. The foundation subjects are Public Law (Constitutional and Administrative Law), Law of Contract, Crime, Equity and Trusts, EU, Land and Tort. 

  • The 3 year LLB (Hons) route. Students graduating from this route will obtain a LLB (Hons) law degree. 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.
  • The M Law 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) law degree with an integrated master’s degree award and a final year of study designed to prepare you to sit the first part of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE1) assessment required to qualify as a solicitor (see Solicitors Qualifying Examination section below).
  • 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 an LLB (Hons) 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 LL.B to M Law during year 2 of the LL.B programme and is contingent on a number of requirements including successful completion of the BCAT aptitude test and admission to one of the four Inns of Court.

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry

128 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, T Level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

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.

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*).

Career Prospects

A law degree opens the door to a wealth of professional career opportunities. The course will provide you with a thorough grounding knowledge, so you are prepared to undertake the Solicitors Qualifying Examination, progress onto further study or choose a different career path entirely. To enhance your employability, you’ll have regular support from our CareersService, which can assist you to identify your goals and plans.

You can undertake an optional year or semester study abroad, or work placement which will further enhance your prospects. The Student Employability Centre supports your career by promoting volunteering opportunities, placements and overseas study.

We have a range of projects which are sponsored by law firms, giving you the chance to work on live projects and network with legal professionals. The course provides a platform to an extensive range of professional careers and graduate level roles. Our range of optional modules allows you to develop areas of specialism tailored to your career aspirations.

Course Details

This degree is focused on learning the law through a range of innovative approaches. Teaching includes lectures, small group sessions and the use of technology, such as bespoke web-based materials, lecture recordings and electronic reading lists. Innovative use of technology and online support is continually being developed and improved to enhance your learning experience.

What makes this course different to other law degrees is that throughout the course the theory of law and practice are taught together. This approach enhances your understanding of law in its practical context. On this course you’ll be taught the theoretical underpinnings of the foundations of legal knowledge alongside the law in its real-world application.

You will have the opportunity to work in the Student Law Office, experiencing legal practice, increasing your understanding of substantive law and developing sophisticated practitioner skills. The Student Law Office is a world leading law clinic, where you will provide free legal services to clients who may have no alternative access to legal representation and justice. So far, the Student Law Office has secured over £1.6 million in compensation for their clients.

Year One

Academic Language Skills for Northumbria Law School (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)
Criminal Law (20 Credits)
Approaches to Law and Lawyering Skills (Core,20 Credits)
English and European Legal Systems (20 Credits)
Contract Law (20 Credits)
Key Skills For Employability (Core,20 Credits)
The Criminal Process (20 Credits)

Year Two

Academic Language Skills for Northumbria Law School (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)
Land Law (20 Credits)
Civil Dispute Resolution (20 Credits)
Tort Law (20 Credits)
Public Law (20 Credits)
Human Rights and Law Reform (Optional,20 Credits)
Property Issues in Practice (Optional,20 Credits)
Street Law (Optional,20 Credits)
Inquests (Optional,20 Credits)
Jurisprudence (Optional,20 Credits)
Law and Literature (Optional,20 Credits)
Gender, Sexuality, and Law (Optional,20 Credits)
Animal Law (Optional,20 Credits)
Northumbria Law School Study Abroad Semester (Optional,60 Credits)

Year Three

Year in International Business (This is made up of modules studied in Newcastle (Semester 1) & Amsterdam (Semester 2) (Optional,120 Credits)
Year in International Multidisciplinary Innovation (4 modules studied in Amsterdam (Semester 1) & Newcastle (Semester 2) (Optional,120 Credits)
Northumbria Law School Study Abroad Year (Optional,120 Credits)
Northumbria Law School Placement Year (Optional,120 Credits)

Year Four

Tort Law (Optional,20 Credits)
Equity and Trusts (20 Credits)
Student Law Office (Law in the Community) (Optional,20 Credits)
Dissertation (Optional,40 Credits)
Intellectual Property Law (Optional,20 Credits)
Sale of Goods and Consumer Law (Optional,20 Credits)
Sentencing and Punishment (Optional,20 Credits)
Commercial Contracts (Optional,20 Credits)
Medical Law (Optional,20 Credits)
Family Law (Optional,20 Credits)
Introduction to Comparative and International Criminal Law (Optional,20 Credits)
Employment Law (Optional,20 Credits)
Company Law (Optional,20 Credits)
International Law (Optional,20 Credits)
Sports Law (Optional,20 Credits)
Legal History (Optional,20 Credits)
International Family Law (Optional,20 Credits)
The Law of Outer Space (Optional,20 Credits)
Maritime Law (Optional,20 Credits)
Fashion Law (Optional,20 Credits)
Student Law office (Optional,60 Credits)

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