We recognise that in the competitive legal world graduates need to be more rounded than ever. Our LLB with Professional Experience delivers all the benefits of a conventional Law degree, and a lot more.
This course offers a qualifying law degree that is recognised by the Bar Standards Board and Solicitors Regulation Authority. It will enable you to progress to the vocational stage of legal training if you aim to become a barrister or solicitor.
Throughout this degree you will not just study the law but will participate in ‘Law in action’ to gain essential practical experience whilst developing the skills employers value most. Practical experience will be achieved through participation in national and international competitions, mock sessions at the Kingston Law Courts, assisting the Legal Advice Centre and through the core elements of the course: professional experience and the professional readiness programme.
Year 1Year 1 introduces the English Legal System and Method, including access and use of legal materials. Public Law covers the UK's constitution and relationships between individuals and state. Law of Tort considers civil wrongs such as negligence, nuisance and occupier's liability. Law of Contract explores binding agreements and breaches. In the summer term you will undertake your chosen professional experience module.
Year 2In Year 2, your Land Law module will cover property ownership, use and rights. In the Criminal Law module you will study murder, theft and sexual crimes. EU Law considers the single market (informed by recent politics). You will also have the opportunity to follow your own interest through an option module. In the summer term you will undertake your chosen professional experience module.
Optional YearOptional Study Abroad Year You will also have the opportunity to spend a year abroad on work placement or studying at one of our partner institutions in North America, Europe, Australia or Asia.
Final YearIn the Final Year, everyone will study Equity and Trusts which considers wills, charitable trusts, and trustees. For the rest of your study you will be able to shape your degree around what interests you the most. You will select one capstone module and two optional modules.
- Equity and Trusts Copy
- International Trade Law – Optional Module (choose 2) Copy
- Company Law – Optional Module (choose 2) Copy
- Employment Law – Optional Module (choose 2) Copy
- Dispute Resolution – Optional Module (choose 2) Copy
- International Criminal and Human Rights Law – Optional Module (choose 2) Copy
- Intellectual Property Law – Optional Module (choose 2) Copy
- Jurisprudence – Capstone optional modules (choose 1) Copy
- Law Reform Project – Capstone optional modules (choose 1) Copy
- Remedies and Restitution – Capstone optional modules (choose 1) Copy