UWE Bristol

LLB Hons Law with Foundation Year

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Why study law?

Law affects every aspect of human life, right down to the air we breathe.

It affects our relationships with each other, the state and other countries. It affects our education, employment, travel, property, health and human rights.

The legal landscape changes in line with societal needs. A law degree offers diverse career pathways and a skillset to help you succeed in almost any career.  

Why UWE Bristol?

LLB(Hons) Law is a practical contemporary degree, recognised by employers and delivered by leading experts in one of the largest law schools in the country.

If you choose a legal career when you graduate, you'll have a solid grounding in law and enough experience from placements and pro bono work to ensure you succeed in your legal training.

Our students value the range of optional modules and opportunity to specialise according to their interests in the second and third year.

Research informs teaching at every level and you'll develop core legal knowledge in subjects spanning commercial law, criminal justice, environmental law, human rights and family law.

You'll gain valuable insight and vital skills during this course. Mooting competitions, guest speakers, field trips, Pro Bono work, placements, and a practical Law in Action module let you explore cases and build your network.

You'll have regular opportunities to practice legal submissions in our modern mock courtrooms, while law simulations allow you to test your case working abilities.

Where can it take me?

This is a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD), which provides you with the core legal knowledge to progress to an LLM in Advanced Legal Practice (LPC LLM) or Bar Training Course (BTC) to train as a solicitor or barrister. 

You could start your legal career immediately, or pursue a different career pathway entirely. Law graduates' broad skillset makes them very attractive to employers.

Our students have secured roles in law firms, chambers, city councils, banks, estate agents, higher education, accountancy, Citizens Advice and the Crown Prosecution Service.

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 48
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as alternatives to GCSEs.
  • English Language Requirement: International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component.
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required.

Career Prospects

Law students are valuable to employers because of the broad skillset you gain from studying this subject.

You could pursue a legal career as solicitor, barrister, legal adviser, legal executive or paralegal, but you can also go into a career in HR, teaching, charity work and the public sector.

Our graduates have secured roles with law firms such as Osbourne Clarke, Burgess Salmon, Clarke Wilmott as well as Guildhall Chambers and Invictus Chambers.

A number of graduates establish careers within the banking and finance sector, accountancy, Citizens Advice and the Crown Prosecution Service.

Many students train as a barrister or solicitor through the BPTC or LPC, or undertake our LLM Commercial Law or International Law.

Course Details

If you study on the five year (sandwich) course, you'll spend a year away from the University on a work placement after Year two.

You'll complete a placement learning module during this time.

Year 0 Foundation Year

Becoming a Professional
Introduction to Organisations, Enterprise and Management
Economics and Accounting for the Real World
Introduction to Law in a Social, Business and Global Context.

Year 1

Foundations for Law
Constitutional and Administrative Law
Law of Contract
Criminal Law.

Year 2

Law of Torts

Three optional modules
Land Law
Employment Law
Environmental Law
Dispute Resolution Skills
Sexual Offences and Offending: Criminal Justice Responses
Forensic Evidence
Migration Law and Policy
Public International Law
Sports Law
Criminal Procedure and Punishment
Commercial Law
Information Technology Law.

Placement year

Final Year

European Union Law

Three optional modules
Equity and Trusts
Law of Evidence
Law of Financial Crime and Regulation
Intellectual Property Law
Company Law in Context
The Law of International Trade
Globalisation, Trade and Natural Resources
European Human Rights
Family Law
Medicine and the Law
Media and Entertainment Law
Gender and the Law
Organised Crime and Criminal Justice
Dissertation
Law in Action
Work Integrated Learning
Cross Cultural Learning and Development.

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