Kickstart your legal career and gain an insider’s knowledge of the law on this undergraduate LLB (Hons) Law degree. Be at the centre of law and order, governance and justice as you learn about the fundamentals that underpin all aspects of society.
Our degree provides the perfect opportunity to take the first steps towards a legal based career, whether it’s holding people to account, protecting the innocent or advising businesses on their obligations. It is also accredited by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority and the Bar Standards Board which means you will graduate having completed the academic stage of a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) and be well on your way to becoming a solicitor or barrister.
Why study this subject?
Studying law opens up a world of possibilities, whether you want to be a boardroom hotshot steering businesses through compliance, regulation and policy, a virtuoso in the court room navigating the law as a solicitor or barrister, or making your mark in politics as a champion of social change.
We want to ensure that you develop the essential skills needed to give you a solid foundation in a legal related career, with the English legal system and professional skills being taught from day one. We also know everyone is different, so our industry experienced lecturers have worked to ensure that a wide range of topics are offered, including criminal law, employment law, environmental law and tort law.
Being able to graduate from BNU with highly transferable and applied skills in communication, analysis and research is an important part of our programme. We design our degree to provide you with a thorough understanding and grounding in law and specialised areas to ensure you graduate ready for employment or further post-graduate study.
Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?
BNU is a student focused and employer led university which means that you are at the forefront of all that we do. We are proud of our high lecturer to student ratio, which means that we see you as a person and for who you are. You are our priority and our lecturers operate an open-door policy meaning that you can get the staff time, support and contact you need to best suit your learning.
We want you to get the most out of your time with us and being workplace ready is something we are proud to offer you. Our Law degree is accredited by professional bodies, Solicitors Regulatory Authority and the Bar Standards Board. This means that the degree is recognised as a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) and means you can enter the next stage of qualifying upon leaving university, whether that is securing a training contract to become a solicitor or securing vocational training and pupillage to become a barrister.
We understand that some people’s passions lie outside of law in adjacent roles in business, finance, politics or non-profit and our law degree is the perfect way of gaining and developing a wide range of skills, from communication to comprehension to help you succeed post graduation.
Not all learning is done inside of a lecture theatre and there are plenty of chances to visit magistrates’ courts to participate in bail applications, visit Parliament and law courts to experience first-hand how they operate on a day to day basis, meet guest speakers from across the legal industry, including judges, magistrates and law firms, to learn more about how you can apply your knowledge in the workplace.
Our Bucks Students’ Union has been rated in the top 5 in the whole of the UK (NSS, 2021) and it has a range of societies students can join free of charge. One of these societies is the Mooting Society and this gives the perfect opportunity to pursue your passion for law outside of your timetable. It allows you to meet with like minded students and practise court proceedings and arguing your case. You can even have the opportunity to participate in varsity and national mooting competitions.
What will I study?
During your time studying law you will cover diverse subject areas including, professional skills, digital business and new technologies and human rights. Studying such varied topics will help you understand how law interacts with society and government, alongside developing key skills, such as understanding complex information, attention to detail and analytical thinking which will ensure you are well placed to enter the employment market.
In your first year we are focused on providing you with all of the building blocks you need to create a solid foundation and understanding of the concepts, theories and models of law. You will study topics, such as, criminal law, EU constitutional and procedural law the law of contract.
During your second year, you will begin to specialise in specific areas of law that interest you. You will learn to apply, analyse and evaluate the principles and theories you have learned and be able to reference and apply them to contemporary situations. You will be able to study subjects including criminal justice, employment law, media law and tort law.
In your final year, you will focus on preparing yourself for your future and career after graduation. Topics, ranging from children and law, intellectual property law, medical law and equity and trusts will be explored. You will also undertake a dissertation or research project to illustrate how you have developed a depth of understanding through a combination of critical analysis and evaluation.
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