A two-year Qualifying Law Degree for graduates.
If you are a graduate who wants to gain a Qualifying Law Degree, this course is for you. This compact degree is completed in just two years, and has equal accreditation by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board to all other undergraduate courses at Nottingham Law School, enabling you to progress on to further training to become a solicitor or barrister in England or Wales.
This degree has been designed with international students in mind, as you will be able to gain a Qualifying LLB Law Degree in less time than if you studied at home. It can also help you to obtain a professional qualification in English Law, which has formed the basis of legal systems around the world.
If you want to become a lawyer in another country please consult the appropriate country’s legal body to confirm requirements. In a few countries, such as Canada, successful completion of the LLB (Hons) Law Senior Status can provide some exemptions from qualifying exams.
The LLB (Hons) Law Senior Status is also appealing to UK non-Law graduates who wish to study for a law degree in greater depth than offered by the Graduate Diploma in Law conversion course.
Why choose this course?
- Graduates can gain a Qualifying Law Degree in just two years.
- It is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board to enable you to progress on to further training to become a solicitor or barrister.
- You will study the seven foundation subjects of English Law.
- It prepares you for the professional work environment.
- You will study in one of the largest law school’s in the UK with outstanding facilities including a suite of mock courtrooms.
- Our exciting International Summer School Scheme gives you the opportunity to visit Berlin, Strasbourg and Geneva.
- Successful completion of the course (at 2.2 or above) guarantees you a place on our renowned Legal Practice Course (LPC) for intending solicitors. We encourage you to submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Our LPC can reach maximum capacity prior to the course start date.
- 96% of our undergraduate Law School students 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. 96% of our undergraduate Law School students 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. We do encourage you to submit your application for these courses as early as possible to avoid disappointment. These courses can reach maximum capacity prior to the course start date.
A Law degree doesn’t just have to lead to a career as a solicitor or barrister, however. On our LLB course you will gain a host of transferable skills and an appreciation of the law 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
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.