Why study this course?
This undergraduate degree will help you develop excellent employability skills and prepare you for a wide range of careers. Taught by legal experts, you’ll also benefit from extracurricular activities including presentations and events organised by the Mansfield Law Society and the Director of Clinical Legal Education. On graduation, you’ll have the knowledge and expertise you need for a career in politics, business, the voluntary sector, the civil service or as a paralegal, patent lawyer or licensed conveyancer.
Our LLB Law course scored highly in the National Student Survey 2021, with a 91% overall student satisfaction score and a 92% score for teaching. This course and the LLB share lots of the same modules and teaching.
More about this course
This is a popular course for anyone who wishes to study law but does not intend to be a solicitor or a barrister. The course is suitable for careers in politics, business, the voluntary sector, the civil service or for those wishing to be a paralegal, patent lawyer or licensed conveyancer.
Our staff are experts in their field with numerous links to employers, professional bodies and international organisations.
Based in London, you’ll have easy access to the Central London Criminal Court and the Houses of Parliament. Our mock courtroom, complete with dock, witness box and public gallery, will familiarise you with the courtroom environment, explain the processes and aid your presentation skills. Thanks to these facilities, two of our legal students came an impressive fifth out of 64 universities in the English Speaking Union (ESU) National Mooting Competition 2012.
We place great emphasis on employability with a dedicated legal careers advise who organises a programme of events with guest speakers, networking events with other students and offers assistance in finding work placements and internships. To develop your skills, we also offer excellent opportunities to study in another European country for one semester.
Methods of assessment include essays, examinations, presentations and research projects.
We do not assess entirely by exams and tests, unless required by professional bodies. We encourage teamwork to help you develop skills that will be needed in the workplace.
This is not a qualifying law degree for professional legal training. We offer LLB (Business Law) or LLB (with International Relations) which are qualifying law degrees.
Where this course can take you
This degree is recognised worldwide as a quality qualification for entry into a number of non-law professions such as politics, business, work within the law commission, work in the voluntary sector, trademark or patent agent roles, insurance, banking, civil service, local authorities, journalism and media.
The course is not designed to comply with the requirements of the Joint Academic Stage Board of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board for the completion of the Academic Stage of training for the legal profession.
You can also consider alternative careers involving law which do not require approval of JASB, such as paralegal, patent lawyers or licensed conveyancers. Students who wish to be considered for Year 2 of the LLB programme may apply to the course leader at the end of Year 1. Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis and are at the discretion of the course leader.
Our director of Clinical Legal Education delivers employability lectures and workshops to new students at the start of each academic year and further lectures take place during activity weeks. The topics covered in the lectures include personal development, selecting career paths (law/non-law related), acquiring work experience and commercial awareness, employability, writing CVs and covering letters, and interview questions and tips.