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Studying Law calls for you to communicate, analyse, problem-solve, and stand up for the issues you care about.

Choose which parts of Law you most want to study, with modules in Family Law, Human Rights Law, Disability Law, Employment Law and much more at Worcester.

You and your classmates will work together to simulate mock hearings to gain authentic experience of a legal setting in our replica courtroom. You'll also network with solicitors, barristers and judges, who offer placements and deliver guest lectures, so you can test and polish the skills you're developing in a professional setting.

By the time you graduate, you will have plenty of practical experience with courtroom etiquette, case working skills and legal procedures.

Overview

Overview

First for teaching quality Worcester is number one in the UK for teaching quality in Law (Good University Guide 2024)

Top 10 for student satisfaction Our Law courses are 10th in the UK for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2024)

What is an LLB Law degree?

The LLB is equivalent to a BA or BSc and is a Qualifying Law Degree. Our LLB provides you with legal knowledge in fundamental subject areas and enables you to develop both practical legal skills and transferable professional skills.

If you decide to pursue a career as a solicitor, the LLB will provide you with a solid grounding for your future preparation for Stage 1 of the Solicitors Qualification Examination (which is required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority).

Should you choose to become a barrister, the LLB at Worcester will also provide a foundation for your potential future studies on the Bar Professional Training Course (as required by the Bar Standards Board).

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

120
UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

120 UCAS tariff points (typically BBB at A level)

T Levels may be used to meet the entry tariff requirements for this course. Find out more about T levels as UCAS tariff points here.

GCSE English at Grade C/4 or above

Applicants for whom English is not their first language require IELTS 6.5 or above

Applicants may be invited for interview

Other information

If you have any questions about entry requirements for this Law degree, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email admissions@worc.ac.uk for advice.

Further information about the UCAS Tariff can be obtained from the UCAS Website.

Course content

Course content

You will study a mix of mandatory and optional modules during your time at Worcester.

All first-year modules are mandatory and will introduce the core areas of the subject, develop practical and transferable skills, and enable you to explore different areas of law before choosing to specialise in your second and third years.

Optional modules will run if they receive enough interest. It is not guaranteed that all modules will run every year.

Pro bono activity is built into the LLB at Worcester, giving you the chance to improve your legal research, public speaking and client care skills while making a genuinely positive contribution to society.

Year 1

Mandatory modules


Law of Contract

Contract law is one of seven foundation subjects required in a qualifying law degree and is the basis for all commercial law. This module covers the formation of the contract, contractual terms, vitiating factors that can defeat a contract, and remedies for contractual breach. You will be taught in practical and a theoretical contexts and explore the historical development of contractual doctrine and the practical aspects of contractual negotiation, as well as the case law and relevant statutory material.

Public Law

Public law is one of seven foundation subjects required in a qualifying law degree. This module will impart a sound understanding of the nature and sources of the UK constitution. It will provide you with knowledge of the role and workings of the legislature, the executive, and the judiciary, with reference to the issues of scrutiny and accountability. You will examine the basic constitutional principles, rules, and concepts of the separation of powers, the supremacy of parliament, prerogative powers, and the rule of law. You will then proceed to examine the key mechanisms within administrative law for achieving scrutiny and accountability.

Criminal Law

Criminal law is one of seven foundation subjects required in a qualifying law degree. The module introduces you to the fundamental principles of criminal liability, beginning with an outline of general principles of law underpinning criminal liability. This is followed by a study of selected specific offences. The module also covers the skills of legal writing and problem solving, statutory interpretation, legal knowledge, and research skills.

Professional Legal Skills and Ethics

This module is designed to give you a grounding in fundamental aspects of the English legal system and the way the legal profession operates. The module focuses on many important skills that modern lawyers need, such as legal research, problem solving, commercial awareness, and communication. A key feature of the module is introducing you to the ethical context in which a modern lawyer operates. The module has a strong employability element and is designed to ensure that you become reflective learners regarding your academic studies and wider professional development.

Year 2

Mandatory modules


Land Law

Land law is one of seven foundation subjects required in a qualifying law degree. This module introduces you to the fundamental principles of land law, including the concept of proprietary interests and the concept of competing priorities. The module develops problem solving skills, the application of knowledge to factual scenarios, research skills, and trains you to read and understand complex formal legal documents.

Law of Torts

Law of torts is one of seven foundation subjects required in a qualifying law degree. This module introduces you to the fundamental principles of tortious liability and explores several different areas of tortious liability. You will develop your essay writing, research and problem-solving skills.

European Union Law in Context

European Union law is one of seven foundation subjects required in a qualifying law degree. This module explores the origins and sources of EU law, institutions and processes of the EU and the highly complex interaction between EU law and UK law and the law of the other member states.

Optional modules

Optional modules will run if they receive enough interest. It is not guaranteed that all modules will run every year.


Commercial Law

This module provides you with a detailed understanding of how commercial law operates in practice, with an emphasis on real-life commercial transactions and an awareness of how legal areas such as banking law, intellectual property, and insolvency law will be important considerations in any commercial transaction.

Criminal Law

Criminal law is one of seven foundation subjects required in a qualifying law degree. The module introduces you to the fundamental principles of criminal liability, beginning with an outline of general principles of law underpinning criminal liability. This is followed by a study of selected specific offences. The module also covers the skills of legal writing and problem solving, statutory interpretation, legal knowledge, and research skills.

Human Rights Law

The module examines the nature and detail of current and proposed human rights and how these interreact with the law, the influence of politics, and the demands of society. The module gives you both a practical and theoretical grasp of the key issues and concepts of UK human rights law, such as the UK’s relationship with the Council of Europe, the rationale behind the enactment of the Human Rights Act 1998, and the reason behind the attempt to repeal the Act. You will develop your ability to grasp the social, historical, economic, and political context of current issues in the field of human rights law and identify an awareness of the theoretical arguments shaping future directions and areas of reform.

Disability Law

Year 3

Mandatory module


Equity and Trusts Law (Dissertation equivalent module)

Equity and trusts law is one of seven foundation subjects required in a qualifying law degree. This module is designed to give you an in-depth understanding of the fundamental principles of equity and the operation of the law of trusts.

Optional modules

Optional modules will run if they receive enough interest. It is not guaranteed that all modules will run every year.


Company Law

This module is designed to give you an in-depth understanding of the fundamental principles of company law and how companies operate in a legal and non-legal framework. It is designed to provide you with academic, transferable, and commercial awareness skills that you can utilise later in further study and in the workplace.

Employment Law

This module examines the nature and detail of current and proposed individual employment law and provides you with a practical and theoretical grasp of the key issues and concepts of UK employment law. You will develop the ability to grasp the social, economic and political content of current issues in the field of industrial relations and identify an awareness of the theoretical arguments shaping future directions and areas of reform.

Law of Evidence

This module gives you an awareness understanding of how the substantive principles of legal liability need to be complemented with an equally thorough understanding of the methods of proof and the rules which govern the admissibility of evidence. The module raises issues of the protection of human rights, in particular the right to a fair trial, and these issues are integrated into the entire course in a holistic manner.

Family Law

This module gives you a thorough knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of family law. It also places family law within the wider social economic and political framework in which it operates.

Medical Law and Ethics

LLB Project

This module is designed to give you the opportunity to design a research project on an area of legal or socio-legal research that you have not studied in depth elsewhere during your degree.

Work Based Placement

This module is designed to give you experience of law in practice by means of a work-based placement in either the University’s Legal Advice Centre or at an approved legal organisation such as a solicitor’s firm, a barristers chambers, or a centre for legal advice. The module develops your academic and transferable skills through both practical experience in the workplace and critical reflection on the experience in written and oral assessments.

Land Law

Land law is one of seven foundation subjects required in a qualifying law degree. This module introduces you to the fundamental principles of land law, including the concept of proprietary interests and the concept of competing priorities. The module develops problem solving skills, the application of knowledge to factual scenarios, research skills, and trains you to read and understand complex formal legal documents.

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School of Law - official opening

Sir Andrew McFarlane, Lord Justice of Appeal, officially opened our School of Law.
Teaching and assessment

Teaching and assessment

Evaluation is not all about written assignments and exams. You’ll also be assessed on your legal knowledge through oral presentations, research projects and role-play activities.

You’ll take part in a variety of learning methods, from interactive lectures, workshops and seminars to practical experiences in our purpose-built facilities and real-world legal settings.

Teaching

During this Law degree, you are taught through a combination of interactive workshops, lectures, seminars and practical exercises. Interactive workshops take a variety of forms and are intended to enable the application of learning through discussion and small group activities. Seminars enable the discussion and development of understanding of topics covered in lectures, and practical exercises, such as mooting and client interviewing, are focused on developing subject specific skills and applying them in a professional context.

In addition, meetings with personal academic tutors are scheduled on at least 4 occasions in the first year and three occasions in each of the other years of a course.

You have an opportunity to engage fully with the employability programme in the School of Law including volunteering in the School of Law's Legal Advice Centre and to be supported by the School of Law’s Employability Team

Contact time

In a typical week you will have around 12 contact hours of teaching. Typically class contact time will be structured around:

  • One 2 hour lecture
  • One 1 hour seminar

Independent self-study

In addition to the contact time, you are expected to undertake around 22 hours of personal self-study per week. Typically, this will involve completing online activities, reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library and online, preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations.

Independent learning is supported by a range of excellent learning facilities, including the Hive and library resources, the virtual learning environment, and extensive electronic learning resources.

Teaching staff

You will be taught by a teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics and legal practitioners with professional experience.

Teaching is informed by the research and consultancy, and 85% of course lecturers have a higher education teaching qualification or are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.

Assessment

The course provides opportunities to test understanding and learning informally through the completion of practice or 'formative' assignments. Each module has one or more formal or 'summative' assessments which are graded and count towards the overall module grade.

Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays and reports, interviewing and advising, moots, oral presentations, research projects and work/clinic-based assessment.

Feedback

You will receive feedback on practice assessments and on formal assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback on examination performance is available upon request from the module leader. Feedback is intended to support learning and you are encouraged to discuss it with personal academic tutors and module tutors as appropriate.

We aim to provide you with feedback on formal course work assessments within 20 working days of hand-in.

Programme specification

For comprehensive details on the aims and intended learning outcomes of the course, and the means by which these are achieved through learning, teaching and assessment, please download the latest programme specification.

Course overview

Course highlights

A lecturer talks to students in the University of Worcester mock law court

Expert-Led Learning

You’ll gain valuable insights into the profession from our teaching team, recent graduates and network of high-profile legal experts, including the Resident Judge of Hereford and Worcester.

Students training in the University of Worcester mock law court

Mock Courtroom

Our mock courtroom is a replica of a working court room – with a judge’s bench, tables for the counsel and a witness box. It is also fully accessible and equipped with the latest recording technology.

People gathered around a desk with phone, laptop and paperwork

Make a Difference

Support the local community in our Legal Advice Centre. Work alongside lecturers and practising solicitors to advise members of the public on a range of legal issues.

An exterior view of Worcester Crown Court including a statue of Queen Victoria

Observe Real Trials

Our Law School is located just a few minutes’ walk from Worcester’s Crown & County and Magistrates Courts, as well as several local law firms. There’ll be lots of opportunities to interact with these institutions during your time with us, including observing real trials from the public gallery.

A group of law students

Join a Community

We foster a strong sense of community for our Law students through regular social events. Students love getting involved in our vibrant Law Society, Mooting and Mock Trial clubs and quizzes.

Careers

Careers

Many people choose to study law because they want to make a difference in society, but may not know exactly what area they’d like to work in. That’s why we give you the chance to explore lots of different specialisms, from commercial law, criminal law and family law to human rights and international law.

While you’re exploring these areas and the opportunities they can lead to, we’ll work with you to develop the professional skills needed for a successful career. The Law School’s dedicated employability team run a regular Careers Café, where you can drop in to get CV support, chat about applications or practice interview techniques. Mooting and mock trials within the course help you learn how to project your voice and exude confidence – highly valuable skills. You can also choose to complete an optional work placement module in your final year.

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Law Careers

Our Law degree could be the first step towards your career as a:

  • Solicitor
  • Barrister
  • Crown Prosecutor
  • Legal Executive
  • Paralegal

Other Career Options

Studying Law at Worcester is a great way to develop your analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills. The transferrable skills you’ll gain are desirable to employers from all sectors and can open doors to career paths you may not have considered, including:

  • Police Detective
  • Civil Servant
  • Compliance Officer
  • Teacher
  • Law Lecturer
  • Human Resource Professional

Opportunities to progress

Opportunities to progress on to a postgraduate qualification at Worcester, including Legal Practice LLM and Law MPhil/PhD.

Costs

Fees and funding

Full-time tuition fees - UK and EU students

The standard fee for full-time home and EU undergraduate students enrolling on BA/BSc/LLB degrees and FdA/FdSc degrees in the 2024/25 academic year is £9,250 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Full-time tuition fees - International students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international students enrolling on BA/BSc/LLB degrees and FdA/FdSc degrees in the 2024/25 academic year is £16,200 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students enrolling on BA/BSc/LLB degrees and FdA/FdSc degrees in the academic year 2024/25 are £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20-credit module, £2,312 per 30-credit module, £3,083 per 40-credit module, £3,469 per 45-credit module and £4,625 per 60 credit module.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying. The amounts vary between courses.

If your course offers a placement opportunity, you may need to pay for an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

Accommodation

Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience. Our halls of residence are home to friendly student communities, making them great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our range of student halls. With rooms to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £131 per week to 'En-suite Premium' at £221 per week (2024/25 prices).

For full details visit our accommodation page.

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How to apply

How to apply

Applying through UCAS

Law LLB (Hons) - M100

UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.

Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.

Part-time applications

If you would like to apply to study this course part time, please complete our online application form.

UCAS Code

M100

Get in touch

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