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What makes Law at Worcester special?

Worcester offers an intimate, collegial and diverse environment in which you will grow through your interactions with other students and with our dedicated and interdisciplinary faculty. After your time here, you will be able to think about the law systematically and be academically prepared to work at the highest levels of the profession.

Law at Worcester combines a strong foundation in the core principles of the discipline and also allows for individual specialisation through a variety of optional modules such as Sports Law, Human Rights Law, Employment Law, Disability Law, Company Law and Family Law.

With extensive instruction in the technical aspects of the profession and a broad range of practical opportunities to engage with Law in action, you will not just learn about the Law, but will learn to think like a lawyer.

You will also have the possibility of working with our research centres, such as the National Centre for the Study and Prevention of Violence and Abuse, to further enhance your learning and develop your experience.

Key features

  • Qualifying Law Degree (QLD)
  • Blended theoretical & practical approach brings Law to life
  • Professional volunteering opportunities develop your knowledge of how Law operates in the real world and benefit the local community
  • Supportive, encouraging environment
  • Specialist options in Sports, Human Rights, Employment, Disability, Company Law and Family Law
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The LLB degree

The LLB degree is a Qualifying Law degree. It is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board and covers all the foundation subjects required to pass the ‘Academic Stage’ – the first step in your journey to qualifying as a barrister or a solicitor.

On graduation you will be able to proceed to the Solicitors' Legal Practice Course or the Barristers' Bar Professional Training Course.

Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

120

UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

120 UCAS points (typically BBB at A level)

The points above are the new UCAS tariff, which will be used for courses starting from September 2017. See our new UCAS tariff page for more information.

GCSE English at Grade C or above

Applicants for whom English is not their first language require IELTS 6.5 or above

Applicants may be invited for interview

Other information

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email admissions@worc.ac.uk for advice.

Further information about the UCAS Tariff can be obtained from http://www.ucas.com   

School of Law - official opening

Sir Andrew McFarlane, Lord Justice of Appeal, officially opened our School of Law.

Indicative course content

What will you study?

Here is an overview of modules expected to be available on this course. Regular updates mean that exact module titles may differ.

Year 1

Mandatory

  • Law of Contract
  • Public Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Professional Legal Skills and Ethics

Year 2

Mandatory

  • Law of Torts
  • Land Law
  • European Union Law

Optional

  • Disability Law
  • Sports Law
  • Media Law

Year 3

Mandatory

  • Equity & Trusts Law

Optional

  • Work based placement
  • Employment Law
  • Company Law
  • Family Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Law of Evidence
  • Mediation and ADR
  • LLB Project

Teaching and Assessment

How will you be taught?

You will be taught by legal academics and members of staff who have worked as solicitors and barristers. We use a wide range of teaching methods, including traditional lectures and seminars, but also incorporate approaches such as problem based learning – where you will work individually or as part of a group on a legal issue. We believe in helping you acquire practical skills alongside your academic studies and we embed employability skills throughout the three year academic programme.

You will also be given the opportunity to learn through “doing” – perhaps by working alongside solicitors in our legal advice centre or volunteering in a local advice agency.

Above all, we want to make your time as a Law student at the University of Worcester interesting, exciting and full of opportunities.

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Practical experience

Law is constantly evolving and practical experience is one of the best ways to develop the creative and critical approach you will need to succeed.

 

Pro bono activity is built into the LLB at Worcester, giving you the chance to improve your legal research, public speaking and client care skills while making a genuinely positive contribution to society. You will also have the opportunity to speak to lawyers and others involved in institutions such as the courts to gain an insight into how they work.

 

You may also choose to develop your legal skills further by joining in extracurricular activities such as mock trials or client interviewing. You can choose to be part of the University of Worcester Student Law Society, which will be run by Law students for Law students.

Careers

Where could it take you?

Employability is at the heart of Law at the University of Worcester, and we offer a wide range of opportunities to gain work experience through volunteering, mentoring schemes and placements.

We work closely with a variety of local, regional and national employers and use their expertise to input into the academic curriculum. In this way, we ensure that your Law degree is attractive to potential employers and that you have the opportunity to explore many different career options, both in the legal profession and in other areas, such as business and management.

Read more about Law careers and routes to qualifying.

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Costs

How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fee for full-time UK and EU students registering in 2017 will be £9,250.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international (non-EU) students registering in 2017 will be £11,700 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students registering on this course in 2017 will be £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module and £2,313 per 30-credit module.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying.  The amounts vary between courses.

Accommodation

Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls, 358 of which were new in 2009. We offer halls of residence to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £94 per week to the £153 per week 'En-suite Extra'.

For full details visit our accommodation page.

Apply

How do you apply?

Applying through UCAS

Law LLB (Hons) - M100

UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.

Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.

UCAS CODE:

M100

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Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Admissions Office

01905 855111
admissions@worc.ac.uk