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The award
LLB (Hons)

How long you will study
3 - 4 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time, sandwich

Course starts
September

International course fees
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All study options

About Law at University of Portsmouth

Overview

If you’re interested in learning law from an academic and practical perspective, this LLB (Hons) Law course gives you skills, knowledge and experience that are valuable in legal and non-legal careers.

The course is a qualifying law degree (QLD). It fulfils the requirements of the academic stage of training as specified by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board. This means that you can progress to the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or the vocational stage of training for the bar without additional study.

As well as core legal subjects, you can choose from various optional modules to suit your own interests. Optional modules currently include Commercial Law, Family and Child Law and White Collar Crime.

After the course, you could continue your legal training or take up employment in areas such as finance, commerce, recruitment or the public sector. You could also continue your studies on a Master’s (LLM) degree.

What you'll experience

On this LLB (Hons) Law degree course, you can:

  • Bring what you learn to life in mock trials in our replica of a crown court, complete with dock, witness box, public gallery, jury room and interview room
  • Use your skills advising members of the public on a variety of aspects of the law, by working in one of our community settings
  • Join our student law society and take part in team competitions such as negotiation and mooting

Work experience and career planning

Our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience to boost your career prospects further.

We can help you identify placements, internships and voluntary roles that will complement your studies.

Teaching

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • clinical legal training
  • practical learning in our replica court

You can access all teaching resources on Moodle, our virtual learning environment, from anywhere with a Web connection.

For more about the teaching activities for specific modules, see the module list above.

How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through:

  • examinations
  • coursework essays
  • presentations

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:

  • Year 1 students: 35% by written exams, 5% by practical exams and 60% by coursework
  • Year 2 students: 32% by written exams, 2% by practical exams and 66% by coursework
  • Year 3 students: 52% by written exams and 48% by coursework 

Careers and opportunities

After the course, you could progress to a graduate training scheme, go straight into employment in the private, public or voluntary sector, or continue your legal studies.

If you chose a career in law, you can do the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or vocational stage of training for the bar which are the traditional routes to becoming a barrister or solicitor.

If you take the CILEx Graduate Fast-track Diploma module in your final year, you can work as legal executive or paralegal when you graduate and become a Chartered Legal Executive lawyer following 3 years of qualifying employment. This gives you similar career opportunities to barristers and solicitors.

What jobs can you do with a Law degree?

Roles our graduates have taken on include:

  • solicitor
  • barrister
  • legal executive
  • paralegal
  • insurance analyst
  • chartered company secretary
  • recruitment consultant
  • local housing authority manager
  • operations manager

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Entrepreneurs in Residence

If you're interested in setting up your own business while you study, you can get support on this course from the Entrepreneurs in Residence programme. Our Entrepreneurs in Residence are experienced business professionals who work with us to deliver group workshops and 1-to-1 drop-in clinics to help you plan and market your business idea.

Placement year

After your second year, you can do an optional work placement year with support from our placements office. 

You'll get support in choosing and applying for placements that fit your aspirations, whether you want to work in a legal or non-legal context.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardLLB (Hons)How you will studyFull-time, SandwichHow long you will study3 - 4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduate-fees-and-student-finance/tuition-fees-living-costs-and-other-study-costs

Entry requirements

128–136 points from 3 A levels or equivalent

English Language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Don't meet the entry requirements?

Consider a Foundation or Pathway course at University of Portsmouth to prepare for your chosen course:

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