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About the course

Law plays a key role in all aspects of our lives. Whether at work or play law governs our behaviour and gives shape to government, business and personal relationships.
Our LLB Law course will provide you with key communication and research skills. Alongside the core topics which satisfy the Foundation of Legal Knowledge requirements of the Law Society and the Bar Council, you may study option units which will focus on areas including: medical law, company law, jurisprudence, child law and family law.
Our law graduates leave us as articulate, knowledgeable and work ready individuals with a range of transferable skills to pursue a career in law, management, HR, the public sector, education and many other areas.

Why choose this course?

  • Learn the Foundation legal skills, then use and explore them in further units to develop your proficiency and competence even further.
  • Study law within the broader economic, social, political, historical, ethical and cultural environment of specific areas of legal knowledge
  • Develop your advocacy skills in our newly refurbished courtroom giving you confidence in a realistic setting
  • Gain skills in critical analysis, research, teamwork, use of language and argument and the ability to work and learn independently
  • Explore your ability to present arguments in a way that others can understand
  • Challenge yourself with a demanding but valuable qualification highly regarded by employers which is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the Bar Council and the National Association of Licensed Paralegals
  • Benefit from a course giving you eligibility to join the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives as an Associate member (ACILEx).

The LLB is the undergraduate degree for all students wishing to pursue a career in law. Graduating with an LLB from the University of Bedfordshire is the first step on your journey towards becoming a solicitor or a barrister. The LLB is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Council as a Qualifying Law Degree which exempts you from the academic stage of legal training.

Teaching on the LLB is delivered by a dedicated team of staff who combine world leading research with professional experience in the legal industry.

In addition to the core subjects all LLB undergraduates are required to study you will have the opportunity to select from a range of specialist units including medical law, family law and company law which will allow you to tailor your degree to your interests and future ambitions.

In-class teaching is supported by a range of fantastic extra-curricular opportunities including our Law clinic, our award winning Refugee Legal Aid Clinic and our mooting debate programme.

What will I learn?


  • Contract Law  Compulsory
  • Criminal Law Compulsory
  • Introduction To Legal Practice In The English Legal System  Compulsory
  • Public Law Compulsory
  • Eu Law  Compulsory
  • Land Law  Compulsory
  • Law Of Tort  Compulsory
  • Commercial Law Optional
  • Employment Law Optional
  • Immigration And Asylum Law  Optional
  • Pre Litigation Procedures In Civil And Criminal Law  Optional
  • Probate And Wills  Optional
  • Public International Law  Optional
  • Dissertation  Compulsory
  • Equity And Trusts  Compulsory
  • Aviation Law Optional
  • Child Law  Optional
  • Company Law Optional
  • Criminal Litigation And The Law Of Evidence  Optional
  • Family Law Optional
  • International Human Rights Law Optional
  • Medical Law And Ethics Optional
How will I be assessed?

We use an innovative and interesting range of assessment methods in our course. These include oral presentations, Moots (legal argument before a “judge”) essays, case studies and report writing. We try to create a balance between assessment by coursework and exams.

  • Year 1: 56% of assessment is by exam, 38% by coursework and 6% practical assessment.
  • Year 2: 59% of assessment is by exam, 41% by coursework.
  • Year 3: 19% of assessment is by exam, 68% by coursework and 13% practical.
Entry Requirements

We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study.


This means the points you will be asked for are different to previous years but the grades you receive have not changed. At least 80 points with 64 points from 2 A level passes at C or above At least 80 points with 64 from Merit in two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas or one BTEC Diploma At least 80 points with Merit  Pass in the BTEC Extended Diploma A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, OCR Nationals, International Baccalaureate and CACHE Level 3 awards.

  • Year 1: 56% of assessment is by exam, 38% by coursework and 6% practical assessment.
  • Year 2: 59% of assessment is by exam, 41% by coursework.
  • Year 3: 19% of assessment is by exam, 68% by coursework and 13% practical.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

Our degree will help you to develop skills and experiences which you will need for any future job whether in law or any other professional area. These include the ability to ‘think on your feet’; to identify important points in discussions, negotiations or from documents; to present your point of view clearly and to write in an appropriate way for a range of different situations.

Our graduates are able to achieve an additional qualification alongside their degree, that of a Graduate Member Licensed Paralegal. We are one of the few Universities in the country who offer this dual qualification meaning your CV will stand out from the crowd.

There is a strong emphasis on identifying potential career paths throughout the course and on preparing our students for life beyond graduation. The teaching team will offer guidance on potential careers while ensuring that assessments are designed around key professional skills.

We pride ourselves on maintaining strong links with major law firms in the local area and offer a range of opportunities to develop contacts the legal profession whether through our programme of court visits, our legal advice clinics or our mooting programme.

The School of Law also runs LLM courses for postgraduates in International Business Law and LLM International Commercial and Dispute Resolution Law

How to Apply