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Course overview

  • Learn how legal systems shape our society.
  • Gain hands-on experience of law in practice, working alongside professionals at one of our Legal Advice Centres.
  • Benefit from excellent graduate prospects in the legal profession and beyond, or choose from various postgraduate study options.
  • Learn about how the world of legal services is changing through Legal Tech and Access to Justice.

Institutional Accreditation 

Northampton University is accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission (DETC), Since , Northampton University has been continually accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

Course Level:
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

CODE U1206

How long it takes:
3 years

Study Mode:
Distance learning/ Campus

Northampton Law School

Course Structure

Course content for year 1

Course units for year 1

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.


Title Code Credit rating Mandatory/optional
Criminal Law LAWS10030 30 Mandatory
Public Law LAWS10100 30 Mandatory
Obligations I LAWS10200 30 Mandatory
Property Law I LAWS11010 30 Mandatory


Course content for year 2

Course units for year 2

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.


Title Code Credit rating Mandatory/optional
Jurisprudence LAWS20101 20 Mandatory
Property Law II LAWS20220 20 Mandatory
Law of Obligations II LAWS20400 30 Mandatory
European Union Law LAWS20900 30 Mandatory
Crime, Law and History LAWS20242 20 Optional
Public International Law LAWS20372 20 Optional
Explaining Crime and Deviance LAWS20412 20 Optional
Understanding Punishment LAWS20692 20 Optional
Principles of Law, Medicine and Ethics LAWS20732 20 Optional
Applied Contract Law LAWS20872 20 Optional


Course content for year 3

Course units for year 3


The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

Title Code Credit rating Mandatory/optional
Dissertation (20 credits) LAWS30001 20 Optional
Dissertation (20 credits) LAWS30012 20 Optional
Principles of Commercial Law LAWS30051 20 Optional
Criminal Evidence LAWS30082 20 Optional
Human Rights LAWS30091 20 Optional
Environmental Law LAWS30101 20 Optional
Company Law LAWS30121 20 Optional
Constitutional Reform LAWS30252 20 Optional
Employment Law LAWS30272 20 Optional
Intellectual Property Law LAWS30322 20 Optional
Entry Requirements


  • AAA
  • We do not accept two A/S Levels grades in place of one A Level.
  • We accept the Level 3 Diploma in Financial Studies (DipFS) as equivalent to an A-level if taken alongside two full A-levels that are in different subject areas of the Diploma.



AS level results are not considered as part of the standard admissions process at The Northampton University.

Unit grade information

The Northampton University welcomes the provision of unit information where available.  Like all other information provided by applicants this may be taken into consideration when assessing your application.  Unit grades will not normally form part of an offer conditions.



Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education including acceptable levels of Literacy and Numeracy, equivalent to at least Grade C or 4 in GCSE/iGCSE English Language and Mathematics. GCSE/iGCSE English Literature will not be accepted in lieu of GCSE/iGCSE English Language.


International Baccalaureate

6,6,6 at Higher level, 36 points overall.  Applicants offering Mathematics or Maths Studies at Standard or Higher level must achieve a minimum of grade 5. Applicants taking English Language A must achieve grade 4 at Higher or Standard level. Applicants offering English Language B must achieve grade 5 at Higher level and grade 6 at Standard level.

Changes to International Baccalaureate Diploma Mathematics Courses from September 2019, first examination 2021. We are aware of the planned changes to the IB Mathematics curriculum. IB students will be able to choose from: Mathematics: analysis and approaches and Mathematics: applications and interpretation from September 2019.

For this programme of study we will accept: Mathematics: analysis and approaches or Mathematics: applications and interpretation at SL or HL and students must achieve a minimum of Grade 5

Learning and Assessment


You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.

All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.


Career opportunities

We are one of the most targeted universities by the nation’s top employers (The Graduate Market in 2018, High Fliers Research) and according to the Times Higher Education, we are ranked 6th in the USA for Law. The School of Law has excellent links with the legal professions and public services. Our graduates have an impressive record of securing employment both in the legal profession and other professional environments, with 95% in work or further study 6 months after graduation (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016/17)

Throughout your studies at Northampton, we offer a range of support and events to help you to consider and research your options.

The School of Law offers a specialist careers and employability programme with workshops each week delivered by in-house specialists and practitioners including The Business of Law, Civil Procedure, Introduction to the Commercial Application of Law, CV application support, training contract application advice, mock interviews, Special Constabulary, Meet the Professionals, and Making Contacts and Networking.