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LLB (Hons)
Law

This course is for those interested in all aspects of Law. You will achieve a wide knowledge and understanding of law and expertise and confidence in the use of the law, and you will graduate with the attitude and skills needed for a successful career in or outside the professions.

Qualification: LLB (Hons)

UCAS code: M100

Study mode: Full-time

Location: High Wycombe Campus

Duration: Three years

Start date: September


Is this course for me?

This LLB will help you develop, not only the core knowledge and understanding of the substance and processes of many areas of law, but also high-level skills in communication, analysis, problem-solving and research, which are essential in many other areas of life.

Among the subjects you will study are the “foundation” subjects of Law - Criminal law, Contract law, Tort, Public law, European Union law, Land law and Equity & Trusts. This means that our LLB is recognised as a “Qualifying Law Degree” (QLD) by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Council, and so satisfies the first stage of qualification as a solicitor or barrister.

You will also study modules to develop your legal, professional and personal skills; and you will be able to choose optional modules in a range of legal subjects, and some from subjects from outside Law that complement your legal studies.

A degree in Law is a challenging course, but it is one that brings great rewards during and after the course. This is why the course is so worthwhile and empowering. Many of our students have told us how they have been transformed by the experience with us, and have gone on to do things that they never thought they would have been able to.

The quality of our teaching has been recognised in the National Student Survey and the Complete University Guide. The classes are small and the teaching focuses on interaction. Hence, you will treated as a person, not merely as a number.

Bucks is unusual in providing exceptional support for our students. We know that the course is challenging and that real people may have real problems. This is why we provide excellent teaching and teaching-materials, a pro-active system of personal tutoring and an “open-door” policy for students to contact their tutors.

Our team of tutors combine backgrounds as academics and as practitioners, so they add depth and breadth to your experience of Law. They are committed to nurturing your development in and through the law, ensuring you graduate with the skills and capabilities for a successful and fulfilling career.

We are committed to ensuring every student has positive help in achieving their aims in employment or further study when they graduate. The skills built into the course are a vital part of this, but there are also the talks by outside speakers, the sessions at which our graduates come back to talk about their experiences, the sessions organized by the Careers Service, and the personalised support provided in conjunction with the Careers Service. Moreover, tutors will help you try to find work-experience suited to your needs.

Year One

  • Law of Contract
  • Criminal Law
  • English Legal System
  • Professional Skills 1
  • EU Constitutional & Procedural Law
  • Professional Skills 2

Year Two

  • Business Analytics
  • Economic Analysis
  • Knowledge of Policing
  • Law of Tort
  • Public Law
  • EU Internal Market Law
  • Professional Skills 3
  • Business Organisations
  • Criminal Justice
  • Media Law 1
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Intellectual Property Law 1

Year Three

  • Equity and Trusts
  • Law of Property
  • Research Project
  • Dissertation

How will I be taught and assessed?

Assessment varies according to the module and may include written coursework, oral presentations and examinations.

What are the entry requirements?

A typical offer will include GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above and a UCAS Tariff score of 120-136. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.

For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.

How much does it cost?

Fees for September 2017 to August 2018 entry

Full-time Home and EU: £9,250 per year
Full-time International: £10,500 per year

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details, visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Further information
Find out more about our fees and funding.
Find out more about our fees for international students.

Questions about fees?
Contact our Student Centre on:
01494 603 020
student.centre@bucks.ac.uk

Fees quoted are for the next intake and are subject to change. Fee costs for subsequent years are subject to rise with inflation or course delivery costs.

How do I apply?

For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applynow.

What are my career prospects?

As a Law graduate, you will be in a strong position. Our graduates have gone into a wide range of careers. You will possess a range and depth of legal knowledge and skills to equip you for a career in the law, as well as in law-related areas, such as accountancy, finance, insurance and government services, including the civil service, local government, the police, prison and immigration services, and the armed and intelligence services. You may also decide to pursue an academic career through post-graduate study. The transferable skills you will have developed will also help you succeed in many other areas of industry and commerce and in the charity sector, as well as in running your own business.

How will you help me prepare for my future career?

Throughout your time with us we'll support you on the route to your chosen career. We'll help you to develop crucial skills, encouraging you to become enterprising, employable and good leaders. You will become adept at networking and confident to pitch yourself.

We run work placements for our students, giving you the opportunity to develop your skills in a work background. Our modules and teaching expertise will help you become more independent as a learner and more certain of your discipline expertise. By the time you graduate, you will have a wealth of transferable skills giving you more diverse career choices.

We also help you find employment after graduation. Have a look at our Careers and Employment pages to find out more.


The course was fantastic. The tutors brought law to life by ensuring the lessons were interactive, doing role plays and mock court hearings. I also joined the University Law Society which involved educational and social events such as guest speakers and trips to the courts in London and abroad.

Emma Gillam