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Course details

Subject area

Law

UCAS tariff points

120

Start date(s)

2021

Placements

Yes

Study abroad

Yes

Study mode(s)

Full time (3 years)

Course overview

Do you want to develop and apply your critical thinking and analytical skills in a legal context? Are you excited about the impact you could make in a legal profession?

Law at Leeds Trinity is a fully qualifying law degree, which means you’ll complete the first stage of training for your career as a barrister or solicitor, covering subjects including the English Legal System, Public Law, Contract Law and Criminal Law.

The Student Contract

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About this course

The LLB (Bachelor of Laws) degree is an internationally recognised and valued qualification which prepares graduates for professional courses that lead to qualification as either a barrister or solicitor.

Our Law degree will also open doors to a wide range of legal careers, thanks to our focus on giving you an all-round legal education.

We keep our class sizes much smaller than other universities, allowing us to give you high levels of personal student support. We’re also one of only a few UK universities to include professional work placements with every undergraduate degree, so you’ll graduate with professional experience without having to take a sandwich year.

In your final year you can study a selection of non-law option subjects offering the opportunity for you to expand your law study into areas such as Business; Journalism; Children, Young People and Families; Criminology and Sociology; and Politics.

What’s more, Leeds is a rapidly growing legal centre, making it the perfect place to start your legal career.

Why study with us?

  • Start your journey to becoming a solicitor or barrister with a fully qualifying law degree.
  • Open the door to a career in a wide range of legal services or related professions.
  • Get invaluable professional experience in the legal sector with placement opportunities in each year of your degree.
  • Learn in small groups, accessing a wide range of personal student support.

Modules

The module details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

Students will study a combination of core and option modules across their three or four years of study. 

Modules by Year

Foundation Year

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Academic Skills and Studying with Confidence
  • Project
  • Understanding UK Case Law
  • Common Law and Precedent

You will only study these modules if you are studying for the degree with Legal Issues foundation year (4 years)

Year 1

Core modules (students are required to take): 

  • The English Legal System*
  • Contract Law*
  • Legal Skills
  • Public Law*
  • The Law of the European Union*
  • Ethics, Society and Employability
Year 2

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Human Rights and Social Justice*
  • Land Law*
  • Criminal Law*
  • Torts*
  • Advanced Legal Skills
  • Professional Development and Placement 
Year 3

Core modules (students are required to take): 

  • Equity and Trusts

Students are required to choose at least one option module from: 

  • Professional Learning Through Work
  • Law Research Report

Students are also required to choose at least one option module from: 

  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Comparative Law

Students are also required to choose one option module from: 

  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Law for Journalists

Students are also required to choose one option module from: 

  • Child and Youth Justice
  • Democracy and Democratisation
  • Business and Management Strategy
  • e-Business and e-Marketing
  • Intelligence and Security

Students are also required to choose one option module from: 

  • Corporate Sustainability
  • Prisons and Punishment
  • Critical Criminology
  • Freedom of Speech

Learning and teaching

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping you achieve your academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum.

The key themes of our strategy are:

  • student confidence
  • professionalism
  • social responsibility.

To help you achieve your potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and real-world activities. This approach ensures that you fully engage in shaping your own learning, developing your critical thinking and reflective skills so that you can identify your own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape your own development.

For over 50 years, we have developed a strong reputation for the quality of our teaching.

We believe the secret to great learning and teaching is simple: it is about creating an inclusive learning experience that allows all students to thrive through:

  • Personalised support
  • Expert lecturers
  • Strong connections with employers
  • An international outlook
  • The right tools and technology
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Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for your programme, to enable you to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that you have developed.

For more details on specific assessment methods for this course contact hello@leedstrinity.ac.uk

Entry Requirements

Leeds Trinity University is committed to recruiting students with talent and potential and who we feel will benefit greatly from their academic and non-academic experiences here. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

The following information is designed to give you a general overview of the qualifications we accept. If you are taking qualifications that are not included below, please contact our Admissions Office who will be happy to advise you.

QualificationGrade
UCAS tariff120
GCSE requirementsGrade C or above/ grade 4 or higher in English Language.
Typical A Level offerBBB
BTECDMM

Student Finance

UK Home Students:

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2021/2022.

Part-time tuition fees will be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Depending on government policy, tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years.

Tuition fees for 2022/23 entry will be set in summer 2021.

Living costs, e.g. accommodation, travel, food, will also need to be taken into consideration.

Leeds Trinity offers a range of bursaries and scholarships to help support students while you study.

International Students, including EU Students:

Tuition fees cost £12,000 per year for this course starting in 2021/22.

Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student Visa. 

Additional costs

We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:

  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own.
  • Field trips may occur during this course and they will be either fully or partly subsidised by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course.
  • You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure.
  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online

How to apply

For full-time undergraduate courses, you apply through UCAS. That's the University and Colleges Admissions Service.

On your application form, you'll need to know our institution code - it's L24 - and the course code. If you click through to the UCAS website using the button below, it'll take you to the right place with all the information you need.

You'll also need to write a personal statement - we've prepared a guide to help you.

There's lots more information about the application process on the UCAS website, or you can get in touch with our admissions team who will be happy to help:

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Professional placements

You’ll get exclusive opportunities to work with law and legal service providers through a programme of preparation, training and placement in each of your first two years of study, with the option to complete an additional placement between your second and third year. In your final year an optional Professional Learning through Work module gives you the chance to work on a live brief from a legal employer.

Career opportunities

Graduating with a fully qualifying law degree means you’ll have completed the first stage of training for your career as a barrister or solicitor. You will develop key transferable skills that will also be useful in other professions such as chartered accountant, immigration adviser, barrister’s clerk and working within the Criminal Justice System. Further study may be required.

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