Why choose this course?
So, why study for your two-year LLB accelerated law degree here at Hertfordshire? Well alongside a Gold rating for our teaching, we have a dedicated Law School, incredible facilities and an innovative teaching team of practising lawyers and solicitors. Whatever your level 3 background is, we’ll prepare you to meet the demands of today’s legal profession. You’ll even finish with a degree fully recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board. Kick start your career with exceptional skills, experience and opportunities.
You’ll study in our fantastic Law Building, practise your skills in our replica Crown Court and solve real problems for the local community in our very own pro-bono law clinic. Get stuck into our huge range of co-curricular activities and you’ll also future proof your degree with skills and qualifications in areas like mooting, trial advocacy and client interviewing.
As well as exploring the fundamentals of law, you’ll explore contemporary issues as diverse as data protection, human rights, terrorism and cybercrime. We use an innovative flipped-classroom model that lets you watch lectures online, from home, before coming to seminars to tackle the issues in-depth with your tutors. It’s a unique approach that gives you flexibility, structure and a permanent online resource you can dive into – anytime, anywhere.
Why study this two-year programme?
The obvious answer - you graduate in just two years! You’ll do level 4 in the first year and start part of level 5 over the first summer. In the second year, you’ll continue with level 5 and complete level 6 in the second summer. This will make your overall cost less than if you were to choose the standard Law degree. Plus, you’ll enter the jobs market earlier than your peers too!
What are the facilities like?
Outstanding. Our bright, modern Law School Building opened its doors in 2011 and brings you a mixture of fantastic technology, well-equipped study spaces and realistic legal settings. Inside you’ll find our incredible replica Crown Court, complete with judge’s bench and viewing gallery, where you’ll practise your skills and build your confidence.
We’ve also got our very own law clinic, where you’ll work with experienced lawyers and solicitors to solve real problems for local people.
Hertfordshire Law School has helped graduates forge successful careers for 40 years. You’ll benefit from our reputation for being forward thinking, innovative, and responsive to the world around us.
How to use the 2-year programme in Canada
To practise law in Canada students who complete the two-year accelerated programme to qualify in Canada are required to apply to the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) and obtain a Certificate of Qualification. The NCA’s role is in assesses the qualifications of individuals with legal qualifications obtained outside of Canada who wish to be admitted to a common law bar in Canada. Accreditation is decided on an individual basis, which will take into account the particular circumstances of the individual’s education.
Once the application has been reviewed, the NCA will issue an assessment result to the applicant listing the subjects and/or legal education that is required to ensure that the applicant’s legal education and training is appropriate. Generally, for those undertaking a two-year LLB and achieves a 2:2, with no individual marks under 46%, then they will have 7 exams to do: the 5 mandatory exams, plus another 2 assigned by the NCA. For full details please see the NCA website.
What's the course about?
People, power and problem solving. A law degree is a fantastic opportunity to study human relationships, investigate complex problems and understand the diverse structures that keep us functioning as a modern, evolving society. It’s a qualification that opens doors into a huge range of careers, giving you a deep, sought-after knowledge of the way our legal world works today.
In your first year, you’ll spend your first year building a really strong foundation of legal knowledge – and developing professional skills you’ll use throughout your law degree and beyond. Together we’ll explore the English legal system, examining criminal, public and contract law. And right from the beginning, you’ll experience our mock assessment centre, to develop real-world, professional skills in a supportive environment.
In your second year, it’s time to explore the areas that really fire your imagination. You’ll explore property law, EU law and the law of torts – the civil wrongs that can damage people’s health, safety, property or prospects. You’ll start making choices about specialisms, and you’ll be assessed in our replica Crown Court, presenting client arguments in front of a judge. You’ll also have the exciting opportunity to get involved in our pro bono and law clinic where you can practise your new-found skills by giving legal advice to people in our local community.
As well as core modules on equity, trusts, wills and probate, you’ll choose from more than 20 specialist subjects – from international environmental law to complex cybercrimes.
With inspiring guest speakers, events and networking sessions, you’ll be immersed in the legal community from the moment you join us – giving you the skills, experience and contacts to launch a brilliant career.
Find out more about the structure of our accelerated degree.
Watch our Canada International Student Story to find out just what it’s like to travel across the globe and study with us here at Hertfordshire.