Want to acquire an insider’s knowledge of law? Wish to develop high-level skills in communication, analysis and research? Our law degree will provide you with a deep understanding of the law and legal procedures in England and Wales.
A variety of legal disciplines
You’ll learn the fine details of criminal law, contract law, tort, public law, European Union law, land law and equity & trusts. These are core areas required by the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority and Bar Council and will be covered significantly throughout your time with us.
You’ll concentrate on the interactive and dynamic nature of law and legal practice and be provided with opportunities for legal research, scholarship and debate at all levels.
Alongside specific areas of the legal profession including media law and the English legal system, you’ll also take modules in professional skills, intellectual property and economic analysis. These modules help bring a broader outlook on the industry and hone your skills to a level ready for the workplace.
We’ll focus on training you to become a successful lawyer, eligible to practice across a number of legal areas. You’ll acquire the necessary skills in communication, problem solving, research and analytical competencies.
More placements, more choices
Bucks is a Placements Plus university. So, whatever degree you do, you can be sure there’ll be plenty of industry-relevant opportunities on offer, to help you get into your chosen field.
We’ll also prepare you for work beforehand, with special skills for work training, further boosting your CV, and building skills employers will value. In recognition of the value we place on these skills we have incorporated this experience into your study time.
Placements Plus is all about helping you get some valuable experience under your belt while you’re a student. To increase your choices later, and help you get the graduate-level job you want.
You will benefit from studying in a dynamic, exciting environment, alongside lecturers with a strong background within the legal profession and academia. Your tutors are committed to nurturing your development within this field, ensuring you graduate with the skills and capabilities for a successful and fulfilling career.
Develop key qualities
Our programme will help you develop two key abilities: intellectual rigour and an openness of mind. These qualities are both essential in today's legal environment. Through this course, you’ll gain an in-depth knowledge of law’s broad disciplines, developing key transferable skills for an enduring career in this essential industry.
What are the course entry requirements?
Depending on your qualifications or professional experience, you will be interviewed to determine your suitability for this programme.
For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.
This module map provides a list of the modules that make up your course. You can find more information about how your course is structured on our Academic Advice section.
The modules available on this course are as follows:
Year 1 Modules
- Criminal Law
- English Legal System
- Law of Contract
Year 2 Modules
- EU Constitutional and Procedural Law
- Law of Tort
- Professional Skills 1
- Professional Skills 2
Year 3 Modules
- Business Organisations (optional)
- Criminal Justice (optional)
- EU Internal Market Law
- Media Law 1 (optional)
- Professional Skills 3
- Public Law
Year 4 Modules
- Digital Business and New Technologies
- Commercial Law (optional)
- Operations and Service Management
- Equity and Trusts
- Intellectual Property Law 1 (optional)
- Media Law 2 (optional)
- Law of Evidence (optional)
Year 5 Modules
- Dissertation (optional)
- Law of Property
- Research Project (optional)
How much does it cost
Part Time Home and EU, Academic Year 2021-2022: £4,900 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.
How do I apply?
For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks
Our students are our best ambassadors and their voices here will provide you with a clear sense of their Bucks experience.
I am proud to be a second year LLB Law student at Bucks New University. The university environment is stimulating and I have learnt a great deal both academically and socially.
The lecturers are incredibly experienced and their scope of teaching goes beyond lecture rooms. Studying Law at Bucks has given me confidence in assimilating and analysing complex information from both sides of a situation. I have learnt to construct arguments, write with precision and clarity as well as think on my feet.
The seminars allow me as an individual and in group studies to think critically and work as a team. There are field trips included in the course and I have sat in real time court cases and also participated in a mock bail application in the local magistrates court. This has also included visiting the Royal Courts and Supreme Court in London. There are networking opportunities available through frequent visits from high profile speakers and organizations.
Bucks offers a vibrant campus life with a wide range of societies and clubs forming a thriving community. This has given me the opportunity to be part of the Hockey club, Christian Union, The Law society, The Mooting Society Chair and Student Representative for both the first and second year students. These opportunities have allowed me to develop leadership, listening, research and team building skills.
The holistic experience I am getting as a student here at Bucks gives me the confidence to say that I will reach my full potential at this University