University of Hertfordshire - LLB (Hons) Bachelor of Laws

University of Hertfordshire

LLB (Hons) Bachelor of Laws

So, why study for your LLB law 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. We’ve shaped our law degree around a skills-based competency framework that is geared towards the demands of today’s legal profession. This will kickstart 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. 

Our LLB is built around our Guiding Principles:

1. Students as individual learners

We see every student as an individual learner with their own needs and career aspiration. Our aim is to work with you in developing knowledge, skills, and self-awareness to make those aspirations a reality.

2. Inclusive and diverse legal community

We aim to build an inclusive and diverse legal community that fosters a culture of success and achievement for all.

3. Innovative and challenging

We aim to build together an innovative legal curriculum that engages and motivates all members of our legal community.

4. Transferable skills

We recognise that a law degree can be used to support a range of careers and professions. We aim to ensure that you develop a range of legal and transferable skills.  

5. Flexible

We recognise that students need to undertake at least 40 hours of study a week on our full-time programme. We aim to support your learning by being flexible in supporting your education alongside other commitments.

Entry Requirements

UCAS pointsA LevelBTECIB requirement
120 - 128BBB - ABBDMM - DDM112 - 120 point

GCSE: Grade 4/C in English Language and 4/D Mathematics

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.

Career Prospects

Whatever career you’re building, your LLB Law is a great head start. Want to be a barrister? It’s recognised by the Bar Standards Board, getting you onto their professional course. Rather be a solicitor? It’s recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority as a qualifying degree. Like to be a paralegal? Get straight onto the National Association of Licensed Paralegals’ Level 7 Diploma. 

If you complete certain modules, you’ll also be exempt from the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) Level 6 diploma – and able to jump into legal practice ahead of your peers. 

You can also study for a master’s with us. Our LLM is the classic legal master’s, with lots of opportunities to specialise, while our LLM Legal Practice incorporates the Legal Practice Course (LPC) which you need to qualify as a solicitor – and gives you access to postgraduate funding. 

Even if you don’t follow a legal career, an LLB really does open doors. Over 93% of our graduates are working or studying within six months of graduating*, going into law, local government, the police, management, HR, accountancy, teaching and journalism.

Course Details

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. 

Right from the start you will have a two-week connections module to develop the skills and mindset required for studying law successfully.

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 Contract Law, Tort Actions, Justice Matters and Constitutional Principles of the UK and EU. Plus our new employability module that brings employability into the core of the LLB, Life in the Law. Right from the start of your degree you'll be assessed in our replica Crown Court as you present client arguments in front of a judge.

In your second year, you’ll explore Land Law, Criminal Law, Equity and the Law of Trusts and Life in the Law II: Career and Personal Development. You’ll experience our mock assessment centre to develop real-world, professional skills in a supportive environment. You’ll start making choices about specialisms, by undertaking a 15-credit module of your choice from Commercial law, Streetlaw, Practical Legal Skills (an introduction to SQE 2 skills), Law of Digital Economy, or Law of Local Government

You’ll also have the exciting opportunity to get involved in our award-winning pro bono and law clinic. This allows you to develop your skills while providing legal advice to people in our local community.  

Work placement/study abroad option: Like some real-life experience? Between your second and third years, you’ve got a chance to go on a legal work placement for up to a year and build your experience. It’s a great opportunity and a huge boost to your CV. Even better, we’re only 25 minutes by train from central London, putting some of the UK’s most exciting law firms right on your doorstep.  

Rather spend the year studying abroad? No problem. With partner institutions all over the world, we can help you make memories, develop skills and discover incredible new perspectives. 

When you come back for your final year, it’s time to explore the areas that really fire your imagination. In your final year, having completed the foundations of legal knowledge in years one and two, you’ll choose from more than 20 specialist subjects – from International Environmental Law to Complex Cybercrimes.  You could choose Trial Advocacy or opt for a module in Clinical Legal Education. 

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. Ready to get started? Come and explore at one of our hands-on open days. 

Year 1

Contract law
English legal system and research
Public law
Criminal law

Compulsory modules
Property law
European union law
Law of torts

Optional modules
Commercial law
Criminal evidence
Criminal litigation

Compulsory modules
Equity, trust, wills and probate
Law of the european union
The law of equity

Optional modules

Year abroad
Company law
White collar crime
Human rights
Family law
Public international law
Medical law
International commercial law
Employment law

Study Abroad
Law placement year
Intellectual property
Data protection law
Legal aspects of digital economy
Civil litigation
International environmental law
International space law & policy
Contemporary issues in commercial property law
Company law SEM C
Dissertation SEM C
Clinical legal education
Ethnic minorities and the law
Digital technologies, law and economy
Copyright and artificial intelligence (AI)
Trial advocacy
Miscarriages of justice

*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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