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  • Thorough grounding in legal practice

    Study that equips you to succeed

What you'll learn

Our inspiring undergraduate law degree offers a combination of academic rigour and experience of law in action.

By undertaking the LLB Law, you can be confident you will be exposed to the core areas of English law necessary for professional accreditation, and allowed to tailor your studies to suit your own interests and ambitions. We focus on developing your legal knowledge and professional skills through critical engagement with legal texts, problem-based learning projects, commercial awareness training and work experience.

"The teaching across various modules allows you to see where law fits into your life. For example, contract law has made me aware of the importance of the next contract that I sign, and tort law encourages me to consider issues of negligence and duty of care. Seeing law in the real world is what appeals to me.”

William Page

LLB Law student

a solid foundation of legal knowledge

You will learn from experienced academics who are enthusiastic about their subject, and leading experts in specialist areas such as medical law, environmental law and international law. Some of our tutors are advisers to government and policy-makers, international organisations and civil society organisations. Core modules will focus on areas including criminal law, public law (constitutional and administrative law), equity and trusts, land law, legal skills and tort.

learning tailored to your interests

We believe that you should forge your own path through your degree, and tailor your modules to follow your interests and aspirations. Our wide range of optional modules allows for this flexible approach. Examples of optional modules in recent years include commercial law, company law, criminal justice, criminology, employment law, environmental law, family law, gender and law, human rights law, international children's rights, international law, law in philosophy and literature, medical law, and surveillance, security and the state. You will also be welcome to select modules from outside the School, including those offered by the School of Modern Languages and Henley Business School.

llb law course structure

The first and second years provide the foundation of your legal knowledge and are determined by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Council.

Explore your degree options

Find out more about the School of Law and what opportunities are available to you as an undergraduate student.

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