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LLB Law (Hons)

Key facts

UCAS code

M110

Start dates

September 2022 / September 2023

Course length

Full time: 1 Year

Part time: 2 Years (on campus mode: only available to students who do not require a visa to study in the UK).

Department

School of Law

Accreditation(s)

The LLB satisfies the Bar Standards Board's requirements for the academic component of Bar training.

Overview

As a final year student on the LLB Law course, you’ll join a dynamic and inclusive environment, and you’ll be taught by leading legal experts. 

You’ll experience theoretical and practical learning. You will begin to develop the necessary intellectual and practical legal skills such as:

  • analysis
  • problem-solving
  • legal reasoning.

Helping you to achieve a basic understanding of any branch of English law.

Being on campus there’s the opportunity to network with top law firms, gaining key professional contacts. You can also accelerate your career through our mentoring and pro-bono schemes. The skills you'll gain in extra curricular mooting and client interviewing will enhance your CV and employment prospects. 

Successfully completing the course you’ll all gain an LLB which will set you up for ongoing professional training such as the Bar course for Barristers.

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How to apply

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements

Successful completion of a Law course (of English common law) which is equivalent to the first two years of a UK honours degree (240 credits).

Specific units will need to have been studied including:

  • Contract Law,
  • Tort Law,
  • Public Law (covering Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and Human Rights Law),
  • Criminal Law,
  • and Land Law.

To be studied in the final year if not already studied:

  • Equity and Trusts,
  • and European Union Law.

Interview

Alternative Pathway applicants are required to attend an interview before an offer is made.

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, we will need proof of your English language ability: IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.0 in reading and writing, 5.5 in listening and speaking.

Please also see the University's standard English language requirements.

International qualifications and equivalences

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English requirements for visas

If you need a student visa to enter the UK you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration minimum language requirements as well as the University's requirements. Find out more about English language requirements.

International applications

Part Time on campus learning can only be completed by students who do not require a visa to study in the UK.

Pathways courses for international and EU students

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this degree, or if you would like more preparation before you start, you can take an international foundation course. Once you enrol, you will have a guaranteed pathway to this degree if you pass your foundation course with the required grades.

If you only need to meet the language requirements, you can take our pre-sessional English course. You will develop key language and study skills for academic success and you will not need to take an external language test to progress to your degree.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Credit transfer

Many of our courses consider applications for entry part-way through the course for students who have credit from previous learning or relevant professional experience.

Find out more about transferring to Brookes. If you'd like to talk through your options, please contact our Admissions team.

Application process

Full time Home (UK) applicants

Apply through UCAS

Part time Home (UK) applicants

Apply direct to the University

International applicants

Apply direct to the University

Full time international applicants can also apply through UCAS

Tuition fees

Please see the fees note
Home (UK) full time
£9,250

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module

Home (UK) distance learning full time
£9,250

International full time
£14,600

International distance learning full time
£14,600

Home (UK) full time
£9,250

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module

Home (UK) distance learning full time
£9,250

International full time
£15,200

International distance learning full time
£15,200

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees

2022 / 23
Home (UK) full time
£9,250

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module

Home (UK) distance learning full time
£9,250

International full time
£14,600

International distance learning full time
£14,600

2023 / 24
Home (UK) full time
£9,250

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module

Home (UK) distance learning full time
£9,250

International full time
£15,200

International distance learning full time
£15,200

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

+44 (0)1865 483088

financefees@brookes.ac.uk

Please note tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.

Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

Additional costs

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.

Most modules included a recommended textbook. All recommended textbooks can be found in the library, however many students find it easier to buy their own copy. Textbook costs will vary dependent on which modules you take, as well as whether you buy the books new or second-hand. Full reading lists for all Law modules, along with links to book costings can be found in the library portal.

As a Law student you will be given the opportunity to take part in mooting and client interviewing competitions. The School of Law regularly enters teams into external competitions and has performed consistently well at both national and international level. Should a student need to attend national or international competitions, the Law school will cover any incurred travel expenses.

The published course and module descriptions were accurate when first published and remain the basis of the course, but the University has had to modify some course and module content in response to government restrictions and social distancing requirements

Learning and assessment

You’ll study advanced modules, you can explore exciting legal themes such as:

  • Nationality and immigration
  • Computer law
  • Commercial Law.

The modules that you will study on the course will build your knowledge of law and continue to develop your legal skills.

As an on-campus learner you’ll also have the opportunity to join our nationally acclaimed mooting team. And Oxford Brookes is the only Law School to have won the prestigious ESU-Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition four times in the past decade.

By studying this course as a distance learner you will receive the support and guidance you need to succeed on the course. You will have the opportunity to join extra-curricular activities online so that you can meet and chat with your fellow students. You will also be able to meet and discuss your studies with your tutors. 

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Study modules

On Campus Modules

Compulsory modules

European Union Law

In this module, you’ll get to grips with the European Union (EU) and its foundations. You’ll dig into key areas of law, central to the EU system. And you’ll explore the political and social implications of EU Law. 

You’ll examine the history of EU Law, and its key institutions:

  • the European Parliament
  • the Council of the European Union
  • the European Commission. 

You’ll then focus on Union Law, and how it relates to national law. You’ll also consider the role of the Court of Justice of the EU. You’ll explore substantive law, as you understand the internal market of the EU, including:

  • free movement of people
  • citizenship.

Equity and Trusts

In this module, you’ll explore Equity (fairness in the law). You’ll also investigate trusts, which exist to regulate situations where someone cares for another person’s affairs. 

You’ll engage with Equity, and equitable remedies. You’ll also dive into trusts in all their forms. You’ll gain key critical skills as you analyse private trusts, and how they generate equitable interests. You’ll then consider the key features of charitable trusts. You’ll explore:

  • the administration of trusts
  • the powers and duties of trustees
  • breach of trust 
  • the law of tracing.

Optional modules

Nationality, Immigration and Asylum

In this module, you’ll get to grips with nationality and immigration law, and what it reveals about British society. You’ll examine the key issues and policies around nationality, national identity and migration. You’ll gain a firm understanding of migration in the UK and abroad, as you debate critical issues of today. You’ll also consider current UK law, and the historical, social and political factors that have shaped it. 

 

Children, Parents and the State

How does the law deal with child abduction, and disputes over children? How can the state protect children who may be victims of abuse within their own families? In this module, you’ll get to grips with law relating to parents, children and the state. You’ll dive into law reports, as you look critically at the legal concepts around:

  • relationships between parents and children
  • the relevance of the state to parents and children.

You’ll consider:

  • parental responsibility
  • resolution of disputes over children
  • child protection
  • child abduction
  • adoption

You’ll gain vital skills in legal reasoning as you learn legal analysis techniques, and how to answer problem questions.

Commercial Law

In this module, you’ll get to grips with commercial law (law relating to trade and sales). You’ll dive into key topics, including: 

  • the nature and sources of commercial law 
  • how we classify transactions 
  • obligations of the buyer and seller
  • the passing of ownership 
  • the passing of property (risk)
  • the condition of goods
  • agency and remedies.

Computer Law and Artificial Intelligence

The internet rules society. In a vastly digital age, lawyers really need to understand technology and the legal challenges it presents. In this module, you’ll examine the legal issues of current internet technologies and hardware. You’ll gain key technical knowledge, as you evaluate the regulatory systems of these technologies, and how they affect society. You’ll explore how digital technologies challenge copyright law. And you’ll be introduced to some of the legal issues relating to the use of artificial intelligence.  

 

Equality Law

How do we prevent discrimination against race and sexual orientation in the law? In this module, you’ll focus on the Equality Act 2010, and other legislation on:

  • sex
  • race
  • sexual orientation
  • religion
  • disability discrimination
  • equal pay. 

You’ll explore how courts interpret the Equality Act, and how it impacts the workplace. You’ll look at how it interacts with the law of the European Commission (EC), and how we might extend equality law. You’ll gain valuable critical skills for your career, as you ask:

  • what difference the Equality Act has made
  • who benefits (and does not benefit) from the act
  • what we can do in the future to improve protection.

International Human Rights Law

How can we effectively protect human rights? In this module, you’ll get to grips with international human rights law. You’ll gain key critical skills as you analyse arguments and ideas about human rights, and the ideas behind them. You’ll also consider their current legal and political meaning through examining: 

  • relevant laws
  • current debates
  • case studies.

International Trade Law

In this module, you’ll get to grips with international trade law, and its key elements. You’ll understand international sales transactions. You’ll gain valuable key critical skills as you analyse the key treaties of international law, such as:

  • the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
  • the World Trade Organisation 
  • international commercial terms
  • specific trade laws
  • case histories
  • dispute settlement procedures.

You’ll also explore:

  • international rights in international trade
  • the relationship between domestic law and international rules
  • international trade agreements.

You’ll discover how these rules can (or can’t) resolve certain problems in international trade. And you’ll develop the ability to advise on international trade practices, and other rights and obligations.

Medical Law

In this module, you’ll get to grips with the structure of the NHS. You’ll explore topics such as:

  • access to health care
  • autonomy and consent
  • responsibility
  • accountability and negligence
  • birth and its regulation
  • death, dying and the incurably ill patient.

Independent Study Module

In this module, you'll work with a research-active tutor who will guide you through an in-depth analysis of their research area. You'll undertake your own independent study in this area, researching complex legal subjects. You'll get to grips with conducting your own high-level legal research, and you’ll pursue specialised topics which interest you.

Distance Learning Modules

Compulsory modules

European Union Law

In this module, you’ll get to grips with the European Union (EU) and its foundations. You’ll dig into key areas of law, central to the EU system. And you’ll explore the political and social implications of EU Law. 

You’ll examine the history of EU Law, and its key institutions:

  • the European Parliament
  • the Council of the European Union
  • the European Commission. 

You’ll then focus on Union Law, and how it relates to national law. You’ll also consider the role of the Court of Justice of the EU. You’ll explore substantive law, as you understand the internal market of the EU, including:

  • free movement of people
  • citizenship. 

Equity and Trusts

In this module, you’ll explore Equity (fairness in the law). You’ll also investigate trusts, which exist to regulate situations where someone cares for another person’s affairs. 

You’ll engage with Equity, and equitable remedies. You’ll also dive into trusts in all their forms. You’ll gain key critical skills as you analyse private trusts, and how they generate equitable interests. You’ll then consider the key features of charitable trusts. You’ll explore:

  • the administration of trusts
  • the powers and duties of trustees
  • breach of trust 
  • the law of tracing.

 

Nationality, Immigration and Asylum

In this module, you’ll get to grips with nationality and immigration law, and what it reveals about British society. You’ll examine the key issues and policies around nationality, national identity and migration. You’ll gain a firm understanding of migration in the UK and abroad, as you debate critical issues of today. You’ll also consider current UK law, and the historical, social and political factors that have shaped it. 

 

 

Children, Parents and the State

How does the law deal with child abduction, and disputes over children? How can the state protect children who may be victims of abuse within their own families? In this module, you’ll get to grips with law relating to parents, children and the state. You’ll dive into law reports, as you look critically at the legal concepts around:

  • relationships between parents and children
  • the relevance of the state to parents and children.

You’ll consider:

  • parental responsibility
  • resolution of disputes over children
  • child protection
  • child abduction
  • adoption.

You’ll gain vital skills in legal reasoning as you learn legal analysis techniques, and how to answer problem questions.

 

Commercial Law

This module will only be compulsory if you have already completed European Union Law.

 

In this module, you’ll get to grips with commercial law (law relating to trade and sales). You’ll dive into key topics, including: 

  • the nature and sources of commercial law 
  • how we classify transactions 
  • obligations of the buyer and seller
  • the passing of ownership 
  • the passing of property (risk)
  • the condition of goods
  • agency and remedies.

Computer Law and Artificial Intelligence

The internet rules society. In a vastly digital age, lawyers really need to understand technology and the legal challenges it presents. In this module, you’ll examine the legal issues of current internet technologies and hardware. You’ll gain key technical knowledge, as you evaluate the regulatory systems of these technologies, and how they affect society. You’ll explore how digital technologies challenge copyright law. And you’ll be introduced to some of the legal issues relating to the use of artificial intelligence.  

 

Equality Law

How do we prevent discrimination against race and sexual orientation in the law? In this module, you’ll focus on the Equality Act 2010, and other legislation on:

  • sex
  • race
  • sexual orientation
  • religion
  • disability discrimination
  • equal pay. 

You’ll explore how courts interpret the Equality Act, and how it impacts the workplace. You’ll look at how it interacts with the law of the European Commission (EC), and how we might extend equality law. You’ll gain valuable critical skills for your career, as you ask:

  • what difference the Equality Act has made
  • who benefits (and does not benefit) from the act
  • what we can do in the future to improve protection.

International Human Rights Law

How can we effectively protect human rights? In this module, you’ll get to grips with international human rights law. You’ll gain key critical skills as you analyse arguments and ideas about human rights, and the ideas behind them. You’ll also consider their current legal and political meaning through examining: 

  • relevant laws
  • current debates
  • case studies.

Work experience

Optional modules

Work Experience

As an on campus LLB Law student in your final year you’ll have the opportunity to participate in the CLOCK scheme (Community Legal Outreach Collaboration Keele). Where you'll gain firsthand experience of the legal world. You’ll be interviewing and advising clients, in legal cases and courtroom settings. You'll join a commitment to provide wider access to justice in the local area and gain useful legal expertise for your CV.

 

 

Please note: As our courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the modules you can choose from may vary from that shown here. The structure of the course may also mean some modules are not available to you.

Learning and teaching

You’ll be taught by an intimate, friendly academic team, who will offer you one-to-one support and boost your confidence in Law. You’ll be taught in lectures, small group seminars and tutorials.

You’ll learn through a variety of methods, including:

  • module coursework
  • interactive exercises
  • online quizzes.

As a distance learner your seminars will take place online or in a blended format and you will be given access to all the resources you need. You will receive recorded lectures which you can access 24/7 to listen to at your own pace.

You will have a specialised induction to the course, where you will be assigned a member of staff to support you during your studies with Oxford Brookes. They can be contacted whenever you need to.

Assessment

Assessment methods used on this course

LLB modules use a range of assessment techniques. In some modules, you’ll be assessed through formal exams. In other modules, you may be assessed through coursework, in-class exercises or other means.

Professional accreditation

After you complete your LLB, you can go straight to the vocational stage of training. If you want to be a barrister, you’ll be ready to progress to the Bar course. You’ll also have a strong foundation of legal knowledge from which you can move on to prepare for the Solicitors’ Qualifying Exam (SQE).

After you graduate

Career prospects

‘This degree awarded to you is supremely valuable. The award is from a university which... commands very considerable respect. A Law degree from Brookes leads us London lawyers to say: well, she or he must be bright as well as knowledgeable’. Lord Wilson of Culworth, Justice of the Supreme Court (2019)

You’ll graduate ready to launch your career - as a future barrister, solicitor or in a non-legal profession.

You’ll be confident in communicating legal knowledge. And you’ll be an expert in areas like research, analysis and influencing, which are all  sought-after employment skills.

You’ll graduate fully equipped to progress to the next stage of your career - and ready to take on professional practice courses like the Bar Course for barristers. You’ll also have a strong foundation of legal knowledge from which you can move on to prepare for the Solicitors’ Qualifying Exam (SQE).

 

Further study

The School of Law also runs LLM courses for postgraduates in International Law, Human Rights Law, and Commercial Law and International Trade.

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Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.

Programme Changes:

On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.

For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.

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