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A fascinating degree that combines our expertise in Law and Criminology to prepare you for employment in the legal profession and criminal justice system.
This Qualifying Law Degree draws upon our established expertise in both Law and Criminology, allowing you to gain a multidisciplinary view of crime. The course has an applied, practical focus, which provides sound preparation for a career in the legal or criminal justice system. Like all our courses at Nottingham Law School, this degree is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board, meaning you can progress on to further legal training if you choose to, with the opportunity to specialise in criminal law.
Why choose this course?
- It is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board as a Qualifying Law Degree.
- You will study specialist topics in relation to victims, offenders and specific crimes.
- You can take part in our International Summer School Scheme.
- Work on a business/law project with our Employer Challenge.
- You will gain a Certificate in Professional Practice by undertaking mini-placements during vacations.
- You will benefit from our renowned expertise in mooting. You will take a mooting module and can get involved in international and national mooting competitions for which we have a winning track record.
- You can join our thriving LEX Student Law Society and get involved with a range of sporting, social, and networking activities.
- You will learn in outstanding facilities, including a suite of authentic mock courtrooms and mooting rooms.
- Upon graduation you can apply for entry to our Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course which is the next stage of training to become a solicitor or barrister.
- 97% of our Law School students on this course are employed or engaged in further study six months after graduating (DLHE, undergraduate leavers 2016/17).
We have recently reviewed and improved our core modules to ensure our students graduate with the key skills and practical experience employers from all sectors are looking for.
All of our courses are designed to provide our students with a number of work-based learning opportunities. We now offer the two following modules on all of our undergraduate courses, these modules have been designed to help you prepare for your future career.
Introduction to Applied Legal Knowledge (Legal Advice Centre)
Learn how to put theory into practice by revisiting areas of core law modules from a practical and professional skills-based perspective, accompanied by workshops in the School’s Legal Advice Centre.
Introduction to Applied Legal Knowledge
This module enhances your fundamental understanding of the core law modules through work-based learning within a professional legal context.
Careers and employability
A Law degree is highly valued and provides a solid foundation for a variety of careers. 97% of our Law School students on this course are employed or engaged in further study six months after graduating (DLHE, undergraduate leavers 2016/17).
If you complete your LLB with us and gain a 2.2 or above we will guarantee you a place on our excellent LLM Legal Practice Course for intending solicitors. If you are interested in a career as a barrister there is also the opportunity to progress on to our highly-regarded LLM Bar Professional Training Course.
A Law degree doesn’t just have to lead to a career as a solicitor or barrister however. On this LLB course you will gain a host of transferable skills and an appreciation of the law and criminal justice system that many employers will value. In the last few years our graduates have gone on to positions including:
- in-house counsel
- trade mark attorney
- trade union consultant
- freedom of information adviser
- human resources officer
- investment banker
- victim support caseworker
- review and features editor
- quantity surveyor
- business development manager
- sports marketing analyst.
Excellent placement opportunities
You will find the work experience associated with this course invaluable in the employment market. You’ll gain vital real-life skills that will make you stand out from the crowd and enhance your employability.
We encourage all students to obtain relevant work experience during the vacations. If you undertake at least ten weeks’ relevant work experience this will be recognised by our Certificate in Professional Practice. This qualification demonstrates you have developed practical skills and work-based competencies. You will be responsible for organising your own placements with the support of the University. You will receive an introduction to the Certificate and advice on securing placements in the first year.
You can also work towards the University’s Acceler8 Employability Award which has been designed to provide formal recognition for everything you achieve outside of your studies.