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About LLB Law

Course duration: 3 years full-time   
UCAS code: UM100 (course) READG R12 (University)
Accreditation: The Law Society; General Council of the Bar; individual modules may be acceptable for accreditation by other professional bodies.

LLB Law at the University of Reading is intended as a qualifying law degree (QLD). This course will develop your knowledge and understanding of the core areas of English law necessary for professional accreditation, whilst allowing you to tailor your degree course to suit your own interests and ambitions.

LLB Law provides a conceptual framework that will enable you to recognise and appreciate the overall mosaic of public and private law. You will also examine European and international law where it has had an impact upon English law. This course will develop your ability to delineate and evaluate issues, think analytically, select relevant materials and produce reasoned arguments encompassing policy, existing practice and knowledge. Solving practical problems, predicting how these solutions might change and exploring alternatives is the essence of the LLB degree.

LLB Law course content

LLB Law is divided into three parts (years). In each academic year you will complete compulsory and optional modules totalling 120 credits.

Part 1

  • Contract Law (20)
  • Criminal Law (20)
  • Legal Skills (20)
  • Optional module (20)
  • Public Law I (20)
  • Tort (20)

Part 2 

  • Equity and Trusts Law (20)
  • European Union Law (20)
  • Land Law (20)
  • Optional module (20)
  • Property Law Project (20)
  • Public Law II (20)

Part 3

  • Writing Credit (20) or Pro Bono Writing Credit (20) or
    International Law Mooting (20) or Dissertation (40)
  • + optional modules totalling between 80 and 100 credits

Optional modules for LLB Law have, in recent years, included:

  • Commercial Leases
  • Company Law
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Discrimination Law
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • EU Law
  • Family Law
  • History of English Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Medical Law
  • Revenue Law

Staff teaching on this LLB course

A distinctive element of our LLB courses is that you will be taught by and engage with all academic staff in the School of Law during your degree, including highly active researchers and senior professors, a number of whom are involved in policy and practice. Read more about our academic staff.

Career prospects for LLB Law graduates

Career prospects for Reading law graduates are extremely competitive. Reading was placed 7th in England for employability by the 2017 Times Good University Guide.

While many graduates of LLB Law take professional exams and continue on to practise law, both in the UK and overseas, law graduates are also in high demand across many other areas. Potential destinations include European and international governmental and non-governmental organisations, the media, the IT sector, professional services firms, banking and financial institutions and the public sector, as well as more entrepreneurial careers.

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7th for employability

Reading was placed 7th in England for employability by the 2017 Times Good University Guide 


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