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Nottingham Trent University
United Kingdom, Nottingham
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Why choose this course?
This course is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board as a Qualifying Law Degree.
You will have the opportunity to study abroad and take part in our International Summer School Scheme.
You can gain a Certificate in Professional Practice by undertaking mini-placements during vacations.
You will have the opportunity to undertake a work placement or clinical legal education.
Students benefit from our renowned expertise in mooting. You will take a mooting module and can get involved in international and national mooting competitions for which we have a winning track record.
You can join our thriving Law Society, Lex, and get involved with a range of sporting, social and networking activities.
You will study in outstanding facilities, including a suite of authentic mock courtrooms and mooting rooms.
Upon graduation you can apply for entry to our Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course which is the next stage of training to become a solicitor or barrister.
96% of our law school graduates are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving (DLHE Survey Undergraduate results 2012-13).
93% of Nottingham Law School students are satisfied with the quality of their course (NSS 2014) This is higher than the national average for an undergraduate law course.

Programme structure

What will I study?
Our skills-focused modules have been specially designed to develop your:

problem-solving abilities.
A strong focus on career planning, commercial awareness and entrepreneurship is integrated into the course. In the final year there is a Path to Professional Practice module which provides a transition to the next stage of professional legal training if you wish to pursue a legal career.

In the first two years you will study compulsory foundation modules required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board in order to achieve a Qualifying Law Degree.

In your final year there is an extensive range of optional Law modules. You will be encouraged to focus upon your future career at this time and will be able to select combinations that best reflect your interests and aspirations.

Year One

Law of Contract and Problem Solving
Law of Torts with Problem Solving
Legal Method
Public Law and Human Rights
European Union Law and Report Writing
Year Two (pathway one)

Criminal Law with Mooting
Land Law and Professional Advice
Law of Trusts and Applied Legal Analysis
Commercial Law and Negotiation
You can choose from the following optional modules:

Employment Law
Public International Law
Family Law
Human Rights
Language module.
Year Two (pathway two)*

You will study the following half-year modules:

Criminal Law
Land Law
Law of Trusts
You will also do half a year on one of the following:

International Study
Placement in Professional Practice
Student Law Office
Business Modules
*This pathway will have a competitive selection process.

Year Three

You will undertake the Path to Professional Practice or an Independent Law Research Project module.

Students may take both Path to Professional Practice and the Independent Research Project (which is also available as an option choice) if they wish.

You will also choose five modules from the following options:

Commercial Law
Company Law
Comparative Law
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Critical Legal Thinking
Employment Law
Family Law
Human Rights
Immigration and Asylum Law
Intellectual Property Law
International Commercial Insurance Law
International Competition Law
International Criminal Justice
International Human Rights
International Trade Law
Law in Practice*
Laws of Armed Conflict
Medical Law
Public International Law
Sexuality and The Law
Sports Law
United States Law.
Please note that options are subject to change.

*The Law in Practice Module may be selected in place of but not together with, the Independent Research Project.

All our LLB courses operate within a common framework. This not only ensures consistently high standards but also means that should your circumstances change then we are normally able to facilitate a change in your programme and study mode. You should discuss any request to change course with your personal tutor.

Career opportunities

Your career development
A Law degree is highly valued and provides a solid foundation for a variety of careers. 93% of our Law Full-time graduates are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving (Latest DLHE Survey undergraduate results 2011/12)

If you complete your LLB with us and gain a 2.2 or above we will guarantee you a place on our excellent Legal Practice Course for intending solicitors. If you are interested in a career as a barrister there is the also the opportunity to progress on to our highly-regarded Bar Professional Training Course.

A Law degree doesn’t just have to lead to a career as a solicitor or barrister however. On our LLB course you will gain a host of transferable skills and an appreciation of the law that many employers will value. In the last few years our graduates have gone on to positions including:

In-house Counsel
Trade Mark Attorney
Trade Union Consultant
Freedom of Information Adviser
Human Resources Officer
Investment Banker
Victim Support Caseworker
Review and Features Editor
Quantity Surveyor
Business Development Manager
Sports Marketing Analyst.
Of those available for work (HESA 2009 / 10).

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States