Undergraduate courses

Law

Ben Chapman, Law student
It's very, very friendly. It's not a really small law school, but there are enough people that staff know your name and you know theirs
Ben Chapman

Overview

Among the top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2013, on our flexible LLB courses you can specialise, take a general route or choose an extra year abroad to graduate in European Legal Studies. Our LLB programmes are qualifying Law degrees, approved by the Law Society and the General Council of the Bar. Our Law course helps you to discover the law for yourself, through arguing, writing and thinking critically about the law. This course teaches you Contract Law, Criminal Law and EU Law as well offering you a variety of optional modules such as Company Law, Dangerousness, Offenders and Public Protection.

As part of your year abroad, you will take the Comparative Law module which examines the operation of legal studies in other countries through case studies. The Student Law Society is responsible for running an extensive programme of competitions in mooting, negotiating and client interviewing. They provide 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.

Study

The Hull LLB lets you choose from a variety of law module options such as Employment Law; Science, Law and New Technologies; Family Law and Restorative Justice – alongside compulsory subjects including Contract Law, Criminal Law and EU Law.

LLB Law course structure
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 
Contract Law European Union Law Five law module options
Criminal Law Property Law 1 (Land Law) Law module option or free elective
Legal System & Methods Property Law 2 (Law of Trusts)  
Public Law & the Constitution Public Law & Administration  
Skills for Law Torts  
Values and Law Law module option  

Entry

  • Three A levels: 320 tariff points
  • IB Diploma: 30 points
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma: DDM
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 45 credits at merit

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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Features

  • A distinctive feature of the LLB is that your final year consists entirely of optional modules. A wide range of modules is available, particularly in international and commercial law.
  • The Law School's Legal Advice Centre has been nominated four years running for a LawWorks & Attorney General Pro Bono Student Award and won 'Best Contribution by a Law School' in 2012.
  • On graduation from Hull, you can take advantage of Legal Practice Course guaranteed place schemes run by providers including the University of Law and BPP. You must have a 2:2 LLB or higher and may need to meet other criteria such as student membership of the Law Society.

Careers

While a number of our graduates embark on legal careers as solicitors or barristers, many use their degree as a springboard for a career in management, business or the Civil Service. Our strong links with local firms allow for vacation placements, and a series of seminars provided by the Careers Service help you to boost your employability.

Law graduate destinations include:

Barrister • Solicitor • Legal Executive • Investment Adviser • Paralegal • Prosecutor, Crown Prosecution Service • Circuit Judge • Legal Clearances Adviser • Finance Manager • Purchasing Officer [more Law School alumni]

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