This course prepares students for a wide range of rewarding careers in law and related professions.
This desirable LLB (Hons) develops extensive knowledge and skills relevant to business and the legal profession.
If youre aiming to be a solicitor or a barrister, the course meets the requirements of being a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) provided for by the professional law bodies. Students who choose this route and satisfy the relevant professional regulations can progress directly to the vocational stage of training to become a solicitor or barrister.
If youre looking to pursue a different career path, this flexible course enables you to plan for careers in related areas such as criminology, social law or commercial law. So whether youre interested in obtaining the Qualifying Law Degree or in following another career route, the LLB (Hons) is ideal preparation.
Key elements include:
As a law student, youll build contacts and insight through the Southampton City Law Network. Set up by the University to promote the interests of local law students, law teachers, lawyers and other professionals, the Network holds regular events and ensures up-to-date teaching, learning and professional knowledge.
Employability is at the heart of this course and students have a range of opportunities to put their learning into practice. Our exciting mooting programme includes a moot court room where students practice their knowledge and legal skills.
Students are able to hold mooting competitions and apply their legal skills in research, argument and presentations. Also, the course is designed with a flexible route providing you with additional opportunities to pursue personal and professional development.
Following graduation, many students proceed to the vocational stage of legal training, either the Legal Practice Course towards becoming a solicitor, or the Bar Professional Training Course for those wishing to progress to a career as a barrister. A significant number of law students pursue careers in business, finance, compliance, the police service and paralegal work.
Six core units:
Four core units and two option units:
Three core units and three option units:
For the QLD route:
For the non-QLD route:
A Qualifying Law Degree recognised by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority and the Bar Standards Board allowing, on successful completion, entry onto the Legal Practice Course for intending solicitors, or the Bar Professional Training Course for intending barristers.
Written assignments, oral presentations, problem solving, mooting, legal exercises, projects and examinations.
Students participate in mooting competitions which are judged by professional lawyers.
Problem solving, analysis, research, teamwork, presentation and communication skills.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
IELTS band : 6 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550
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240 points of which 160 points should be from one 12-unit or two 6-unit awards.
Students may join the course from other routes. Holders of a Foundation degree in Law, with a minimum of 45 credits at Merit or above from Year 2 of the course, can progress directly to Year 2 of the LLB (Hons). It is important to check areas already studied to ensure Qualifying Law Degree status.
Applications are welcomed from students who have been educated outside the UK system, and a number of overseas qualifications are recognised as equivalent to those listed. Applicants should give full details of their qualifications, including subjects, grades, date and the name and address of the school, college, university or awarding authority.
Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed threshold attainments for undergraduate courses are:
Qualifications are checked before enrolment and international students must bring their original certificates when coming to study at the University.
The University also offers an International Foundation Programme for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course.
No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Southampton Solent University.
To help you cover the cost you can take out a tuiton fee loan to pay your fees, which is paid directly to the University by the Student Loan company. Some students are also eligible for a maintenance loan to help with their living costs.
You only repay both loans when you finish your course and are earning £21,000 or more. If you don't have an income this high you will not have to pay anything until you are earning £21,000 or more.
Our student support and welfare advisers have more information regarding financial help and details can be found on our Funding advice pages.