Students who choose to take this qualifying law degree cover the foundations of English law and can specialise in areas of the subject according to their own interests.
Bachelors 2016/2017 in East Midlands United Kingdom. LLB Law
The LLB Law meets the demand from highly qualified students who wish to study law as an academic discipline, irrespective of whether they wish to pursue a career in legal practice.
Covering the foundations of English law, this qualifying law degree also offers you the opportunity to specialise in areas of law according to your own interests and future career plans.
Students may apply at the beginning of year two to be transferred to one of the school's four-year degree courses, which incorporate a year abroad studying the law of that country. Successful students can choose between America, Australia, Canada, Europe, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore. However, this is highly competitive and transfer should not be assumed. For those intending to follow a legal career, the grounding in different legal systems will prove very attractive to employers and, in particular, the leading international firms of solicitors.
In year one you will take compulsory law modules such as Foundations of Tort, Law of Contract, Public Law, and Understanding Law.
In your second year, you will typically take Criminal Law, Land Law, and Law of the European Union as well as one or two optional law modules.
In year three you can take up to six optional modules. If selected to transfer to one of our four year degrees, you will spend your third year at a partner law school in another country. After this, you will return to Nottingham to complete your fourth and final year of study.
LLB Law as a four-year degree
If selected to transfer to one of the four-year degrees, you will spend your third year at a partner law school in another country. You will return to Nottingham for your fourth year to complete your degree by studying those subjects normally taken in year three.
Law with American law
You will spend your third year studying American law at the University of Texas at Austin or the University of Connecticut in the United States. Three scholarships, sponsored by leading solicitors' firms, are available on a competitive basis for those students studying at the University of Texas.
Law with Australian Law
You will spend your third year studying at the Australian National University in Canberra, the University of New South Wales in Sydney, the University of Queensland in Brisbane, the University of Sydney or the University of Western Australia in Perth. One scholarship, sponsored by a leading solicitors' firm, is available on a competitive basis.
Law with Canadian Law
You will spend your third year studying at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, or the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario.
Law with Chinese Law (Hong Kong)
You will spend your third year studying at the University of Hong Kong. All teaching is in English.
Law with European Law
You will spend your third year at one of the school's European partner institutions under the EU-funded SOCRATES/Erasmus scheme. The school has links with Brest (France), Copenhagen (Denmark), Ghent (Belgium), Lund (Sweden), Madrid (Spain), Prague (Czech Republic), Roveniemi (Finland), Utrecht (Netherlands) and Vienna (Austria).
Law with New Zealand Law
You will spend your third year studying at the University of Auckland.
Law with South East Asian Law
Your will spend your third year studying law at the National University of Singapore. All teaching is in English. One scholarship, sponsored by a leading solicitors' firm, is available on a competitive basis.
A levels: A*AA (general studies and critical thinking not accepted)
The Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT)
You must also take the National Admissions Test for Law (LNAT) when applying for our undergraduate law courses.
English language requirements
IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 7.0 in any element)
Students who require extra support to meet the English language requirements for their academic course can attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education (CELE) to prepare for their future studies. Students who pass at the required level can progress directly to their academic programme without needing to retake IELTS. Please visit the CELE webpages for more information.
View the alternative qualifications page for details.
Flexible admissions policy
In recognition of our applicants’ varied experience and educational pathways, The University of Nottingham employs a flexible admissions policy. We may make some applicants an offer lower than advertised, depending on their personal and educational circumstances. Please see the University’s admissions policies and procedures for more information.
Notes for applicants
When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors additional to, and in some cases instead of, formal examination results.
Our standard offer is A*AA at A level. In order to be eligible for an offer, candidates must be predicted to achieve at least AAA at A level. General studies and critical thinking are not included in the achievement of A level grades.
Candidates taking examinations in other systems (for example International Baccalaureate and other EU systems) will be expected to achieve an equivalent level of attainment.
All A level subjects in the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences are regarded as acceptable. However, offers are not normally made to students presenting more than one non-traditional or practically orientated subject. A higher score in the LNAT examination may be required of those applicants presenting non-traditional subjects.
Typical year one modules
Foundations of Tort A
Foundations of Tort B
Law of Contract A
Law of Contract B
Public Law A
Public Law B
Typical year two modules
Law of the European Union
Classical Legal Theory
Foundations of Public International Law
International Human Rights
Legal Issues in Health Care
Plus up to 20 credits of modules from outside the school.
Typical year three modules
Law of Trusts
International Humanitarian Law
Issues in Company Law
Mental Health Law and Policy
Principles of Corporate Insolvency Law
Principles of Criminal Evidence
Social Welfare and the Law
Tax Law A
Plus up to 20 credits of modules from outside the school.
The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. The above list is a sample of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.
The University of Nottingham has one of the biggest and most diverse study abroad programmes in the UK, and those who have studied abroad often say that it was the highlight of their time as a student.
At the beginning of the second year of this course, you may apply to be transferred to one of our four-year international courses which incorporate a year abroad studying the law of your chosen country. Successful students can choose between America, Australia, Canada, Europe, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore. This is a highly competitive process and successful students will graduate with grounding in different legal systems, which will prove very attractive to employers and, in particular, leading international firms of solicitors.
A degree from the School of Law will equip you with a thorough knowledge of English law and an in-depth understanding of the areas in which you choose to specialise. A high proportion of our graduates go on to complete legal training relevant to that of a solicitor (Legal Practice Course) or barrister (Bar Professional Training Course), whether or not they have secured a training contract or pupillage.
Those seeking careers outside of law use their degree to gain access to a wide variety of professions and organisations such as consultancies, business advisory services, marketing, civil service, public relations, accountancy and campaigning.
This course is recognised by the Joint Academic Stage Board of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board.
Average starting salary and career progression
In 2015, 95% of first-degree graduates in the School of Law who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £20,685 with the highest being £40,000.*
*Known destinations of full-time home first degree undergraduates 2014/15. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
Careers support and advice
Studying for a degree at The University of Nottingham will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take.
Throughout your time with us, our Careers and Employability Service can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers.
Have a look at our Careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students.