Law

Law

About the course

Our Law course helps you to discover the law for yourself, through arguing, writing and thinking critically about the law. On our flexible LLB programme you can specialise, take a general route or choose an extra year abroad to graduate in European Legal Studies.

There are three course options for studying Law at Hull. Law with a foundation year makes the study of law accessible to those who don’t have the traditional entry requirements. The foundation English language year is tailor-made for non-native English speakers, designed to help you meet the Law School’s English language entry requirements.

You will learn Contract Law, Criminal Law and EU Law as well as having the opportunity to study a variety of optional modules such as Company Law, Penology or Family Law. Final year students can take the ‘Law Clinic’ module and gain mentored, hands-on work experience providing legal advice to real clients in the Law School’s Legal Advice Centre.

The Student Law Society is responsible for running an extensive programme of competitions in mooting, negotiating and client interviewing. This provides a rewarding opportunity to learn new skills and improve confidence. In addition, students also have the opportunity to join the editorial team of the Student Law Journal. Our LLB programmes are qualifying Law degrees, approved by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, and the Bar Standards Board.

Study

Foundation Year

The modules in the foundation year allow you to develop the skills and knowledge you need for the degree of your choice. There are six modules which are: Academic Study Skills, English Language for Academic Purposes 1, English Language for Academic Purposes 2, Introduction to Study in the Social Sciences, Law in the Headlines and Rough Guide to Legal Rights. If you successfully complete the foundation year, you can move onto any of our three-year law degrees such as Law with Business or Criminology.

Foundation English Language Year

The modules in the foundation English language year are designed to help you meet the Law School's entry language requirements. These modules are themed around; Foundation English for Academic Purposes, General Language Skills, Foundation in British Studies and Foundation in English for Law. If you successfully complete the foundation year, you can move onto any of our three-year law degrees such as Law with Business or Criminology.

Year 1

  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Legal Systems and Method
  • Public Law and the Constitution
  • Skills for Law
  • Values and Law

Year 2

  • European Union Law
  • Property Law 1 (Land Law)
  • Property Law 2 (Law of Trusts)
  • Public Law and Administration
  • Torts
  • Plus one optional module from a variety of options such as Commercial Law, Practical Legal Skills and International Law

Year 3

Your final year modules are entirely up to you. Choose six law or five law modules and a free elective. Select from options such as Employment Law, Shipping Law and Medicine, Ethics & the Law. Working in the Law School’s Legal Advice Centre is also an option for your final year with the ‘Law Clinic’ module.

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 280 points, points can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 200 points from two or more A levels, or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications.
  • IB Diploma: 28 points.
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma: DMM in relevant subject(s).
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 45 credits at merit.

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for individual guidance.

Foundation English Language year entry requirements:

  • Tariff points: 280 points, points can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 200 points from two or more A levels, or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications.
  • IB Diploma: 28 points
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma: DMM in relevant subject(s).
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 45 credits at merit

You need to be able to demonstrate proficiency in English with an IELTS score of 5.0-5.5 (or equivalent).

Foundation Year entry requirements:

Appropriate for those returning to study after a minimum three-year break, or those with non-UK qualifications unsuitable for UK level 4 entry.

We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of, or interest in, a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.

Candidates with A-level qualifications in subjects other than those key to the degree will usually require a minimum of 200 points.

International students (language requirements)
If your first language is not English, you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency.

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Future prospects

All of our graduates are in work or study within six months of graduating, according to the latest Unistats figures. The flexibility of studying Law at Hull means you can gain specialist knowledge in subjects of your choice and the course will provide you with skills that are transferable in a variety of professions - so you have the skills and experience that employers demand.

A number of our graduates embark on legal careers as solicitors or barristers, while many use their degree as a springboard for a career in management, business or the Civil Service. Our LawCV blog is aimed at law students and we put on a variety of careers events to help you to boost your employability and complement the University's Careers and Employability Service provision.

Law graduate destinations include working as barristers, solicitors, legal executives, investment advisers, paralegals, translators, prosecutors and senior prosecutors with the Crown Prosecution Service, circuit judges, Members of Parliament, advocates, lecturers and teachers. (More about Law Alumni)

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