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Course details

Subject area

Law

UCAS tariff points

32

Start date(s)

2022

Placements

Study abroad

Study mode(s)

Full time (4 years)

Course overview

Do you want to develop and apply your critical thinking and analytical skills in a legal context? Are you excited about the impact you could make in the legal profession?

Start your journey to becoming a barrister or solicitor with our LLB Law degree, covering subjects including the English Legal System, Public Law, Contract Law and Criminal Law.

This four-year course includes an initial full-time Foundation Year and offers an alternative route into university and gaining a degree.

This route is for you if you do not have the necessary qualifications or don’t yet feel ready to begin degree-level study, or are returning to education and would like some support to get up to speed with learning in a university setting.

The Foundation Year in Legal Issues will allow you to develop your academic skills and confidence as well as introduce you to key concepts, debates and skills that will support and inform your subsequent years of undergraduate study.

Following successful completion of your Foundation Year, you’ll progress onto Year 1 of our Law LLB (Hons) degree.

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About this course

During your Foundation Year, you will undertake modules to enable you to enhance your academic skills and equip you with the tools you’ll need to study with confidence. You’ll carry out a personal project so you can study an area of interest related to your chosen future subject specialisation.

You’ll develop your knowledge of Law and gain an understanding of UK Case Law and the legal system and be introduced to common law and the practice of precedent.

Following successful completion of your Foundation Year, you’ll progress onto Year 1 of our Law LLB (Hons) degree.

The LLB (Bachelor of Laws) degree is an internationally recognised and valued qualification. This course gives you an excellent grounding in aspects of law relevant to the additional study and training that must be completed to pursue a career as a solicitor.  It also covers elements of the academic training needed to become a barrister.

Our Law degree can also open doors to a wide range of legal careers, thanks to our focus on giving you an all-round legal education.

We keep our class sizes much smaller than other universities, allowing us to give you high levels of personal student support.

We’re also one of only a few UK universities to include professional work placements with every undergraduate degree, so you’ll graduate with professional experience without having to take a sandwich year.

In addition to the professional placements, we offer opportunities for pro bono activity so you can build an invaluable portfolio of legal experience during your studies.

In your final year, you can study a selection of non-law option subjects offering the opportunity for you to expand your law study into areas such as Business; Journalism; Children, Young People and Families; Criminology and Sociology; and Politics.

What’s more, Leeds is a rapidly growing legal centre, making it the perfect place to start your legal career. 

Why study with us?

  • Build your self-confidence, academic skills and core subject knowledge in preparation for progression onto degree-level study.
  • Start your journey to becoming a solicitor or barrister with a LLB Law degree.
  • Open the door to a career in a wide range of legal services or related professions.
  • Get invaluable professional experience in the legal sector with professional placements and pro bono opportunities.
  • Learn in small groups, accessing a wide range of personal student support.

Modules

You will study a variety of modules across your programme of study. The module details given below are subject to change and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

Modules by Year

Foundation Year

Core modules (students are required to take): 

  • Academic Skills and Studying with Confidence
    We'll help you develop core academic skills such as using electronic resources, planning and note-taking, communication skills related to essay and report writing and delivering presentations. You'll learn how to manage your time, how to prioritise and how to manage stress, and you’ll become more confident in engaging with collaborative learning, debates, discussions and critical reflection.
  • Project
    You’ll study an area of interest related to your chosen degree. You’ll work individually on your project, whether that's a written report, a presentation and oral examination, a film or a series of blog posts. You’ll undertake problem-solving learning, and formative feedback and support will be provided throughout, helping develop your self-confidence.
  • Understanding UK Case Law
    This module will introduce you to the principal methods of legal reporting for news, journals and specialised reports as well as focusing on case research, legal terminology, citations and judicial reasoning. You will take part in seminars and group work to explore selected case reports and provide additional information through reference resources.
  • Common Law and Precedent
    This module will introduce you to the system of common law and the practice of precedent as well as focusing on case research, legal terminology, citations and judicial reasoning. You will take part in seminars and group work to explore selected case reports and provide additional information through reference resources.
Year 1

Core modules (students are required to take): 

  • The English Legal System
  • Contract Law
  • Legal Skills
  • Public Law
  • The Law of the European Union
  • Ethics, Society and Employability
Year 2

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Human Rights and Social Justice
  • Land Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Torts
  • Advanced Legal Skills
  • Professional Development and Placement 
Year 3

Core modules (students are required to take): 

  • Equity and Trusts

Students are required to choose one option module from: 

  • Professional Learning Through Work
  • Law Research Report

Students are also required to choose one option module from: 

  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Comparative Law

Students are also required to choose two option modules from: 

  • Employment Law *
  • Family Law *
  • Comparative Law *
  • Company Law

Students are also required to choose one option module from: 

  • Law for Journalists
  • Child and Youth Justice
  • Intelligence and Security
  • Company Law *
  • Corporate Sustainability
  • Prisons and Punishment

* This module cannot be chosen if previously selected

Learning and Teaching

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and provide you with the tools and support to help you achieve your academic, personal and professional potential.

Our Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy delivers excellence by providing the framework for:

  • high quality teaching
  • an engaging and inclusive approach to learning, assessment and achievement
  • a clear structure through which you progress in your academic studies, your personal development and towards professional-level employment or further study.

We have a strong reputation for developing student employability, supporting your development towards graduate employment, with relevant skills embedded throughout your programme of study.

We endeavour to develop curiosity, confidence, courage, ambition and aspiration in all students through the key themes in our Learning and Teaching Strategy:

  • Student Involvement and Engagement
  • Inclusion
  • Integrated Programme and Assessment Experience
  • Digital Literacy and Skills
  • Employability and Enterprise

To help you achieve your potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and real-world activities. This approach ensures that you fully engage in shaping your own learning, developing your critical thinking and reflective skills so that you can identify your own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape your own development.

We believe the secret to great learning and teaching is simple: it is about creating an inclusive learning experience that allows all students to thrive through:

  • Personalised support
  • Expert lecturers
  • Strong connections with employers
  • An international outlook
  • Understanding how to use tools and technology to support learning and development

Programme delivery

Your time on campus, learning through in-person teaching, is at the heart of your academic experience and the way we deliver our programmes. This is supported and further enhanced by additional engagement activities and opportunities provided online and through digital teaching materials. This blended approach seeks to ensure a positive learning and teaching student experience.

Your programme of study has been carefully designed around a three-phase model of delivery:

  1. Preparation: You will be given clear tasks to support you in preparing for live teaching. This could include watching a short-pre-recorded lecture, reading a paper or text chapter or preparing other material for use in class.
  2.  Live: All your live teaching will be designed around active learning, providing you with valuable opportunities to build on preparation tasks, interact with staff and peers, and surface any misunderstandings.
  3. Post: Follow-up activities will include opportunities for you to check understanding, for staff to receive feedback from you and your peers to inform subsequent sessions, and for you to apply learning to new situations or context.

Preparation, Live and Post teaching and learning and the digital materials used will vary by course, but will be designed to help you structure your learning, take a full and active part in your course, and apply and test your developing knowledge and skills.

Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for your programme, allowing you to apply and demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that you have developed.

For more details on specific assessment methods for this course contact hello@leedstrinity.ac.uk

Entry Requirements

Leeds Trinity University is committed to recruiting students with talent and potential and who we feel will benefit greatly from their academic and non-academic experiences here. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

The following information is designed to give you a general overview of the qualifications we accept. If you are taking qualifications that are not included below, including the recently introduced T Levels, please contact our Admissions Office who will be happy to advise you.

QualificationGrade
UCAS tariff32
GCSE requirementsGCSE English Language at Grade C or 4 or above

Applications are welcome from mature students with few or no formal qualifications.

Any previous relevant work experience and learning will be assessed and, where appropriate, accredited as part of the application process.

This course is not available to students on a Student Route Visa.

Fees and Funding

UK Home Students:

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2022/2023.

Part-time tuition fees will be prorated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying.

Depending on government policy, tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years.

Tuition fees for 2023/24 entry will be set in summer 2022.

Leeds Trinity offers a range of bursaries and scholarships to help support students while you study.

Additional costs

We advise students that there may be additional course costs in addition to annual tuition fees:

  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own.
  • On some courses there may be additional costs, such as field trips, equipment, accreditations, that may be part-funded by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course.
  • You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure.
  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.

How to apply

For full-time undergraduate courses, you apply through UCAS. That's the University and Colleges Admissions Service.

On your application form, you'll need to know our institution code - it's L24 - and the course code. If you click through to the UCAS website using the button below, it'll take you to the right place with all the information you need.

You can now submit your application for courses starting in September 2022. Your application should be submitted to UCAS by 26 January 2022.

You'll also need to write a personal statement - we've prepared a guide to help you.

There's lots more information about the application process on the UCAS website, or you can get in touch with our admissions team who will be happy to help:

Professional placements

You’ll get exclusive opportunities to work with law and legal service providers through an integrated programme of preparation, training and placements throughout your degree. In your final year an optional Professional Learning through Work module gives you the chance to work on a live brief from a legal employer. 

Career opportunities

Graduating with a Law LLB degree gives you an excellent basis for pursuing a career as a solicitor or barrister, following completion of the relevant further requisite study and training. You will develop key transferable skills that will also be useful in other professions such as chartered accountant, immigration adviser, barrister’s clerk and working within the Criminal Justice System. Further study may be required for some of these specialist roles. 

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