This qualifying law degree covers the foundations of English law and allows you to specialize in areas of the subject according to your own interests.
This course meets the demand from highly qualified students who wish to study law as an academic discipline, irrespective of whether they wish to pursue a career in legal practice.
You may apply at the beginning of year two to be transferred to one of the school's four-year degree courses, which incorporate a year abroad studying the law of that country. The school has partner law schools in Australia, Canada, China, Europe, New Zealand, Singapore and the USA.
This is highly competitive and transfer should not be assumed. For those intending to follow a legal career, the grounding in different legal systems will prove very attractive to prospective employers and, in particular, the leading international firms of solicitors..
In year one you will take core modules in Foundations of Tort, Law of Contract, Public Law, and Understanding Law.
In year two you will take further core modules in Criminal Law, Land Law, and (currently) Law of the European Union, as well as optional law modules and/or modules from outside the school.
In year three you will take the final core module in the Law of Trusts, as well as optional law modules and/or modules from outside the school.
If selected to transfer to one of our four-year degrees, you will spend your third year at a partner law school in another country. After this, you will return to Nottingham to complete your fourth and final year of study (as described below).
LLB Law as a four-year degree
If selected to transfer to one of the four-year degrees, you will spend your third year at a partner law school in another country. This may be in Australia, America, Canada, Europe (various countries), Hong Kong, New Zealand or Singapore.
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A levels: AAA excluding general studies and critical thinking
All A level subjects in the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences are regarded as acceptable (except for general studies and critical thinking). However, offers are not normally made to students presenting more than one non-traditional or practical subject (such as art, art and design, computer and information technology, dance, drama and theatre studies, graphics, media and communication studies, and sports and physical education studies). A higher score in the LNAT examination may be required of those applicants presenting non-traditional subjects.
The Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT)
All applicants, including mature and overseas applicants, must take the Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT) exam if you are applying for 2018 entry (or deferred entry to 2019) for an undergraduate law degree at the University of Nottingham.
English language requirements
IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 7.0 in any element)
For details of other English language tests and qualifications we accept, please see our entry requirements page.
On this course, you can apply to switch to a four-year degree and spend your third year studying abroad in Australia, Canada, China, Europe, New Zealand, Singapore or the USA. This is a competitive process, dependent upon satisfactory performance and subject to availability.
You will get the opportunity to broaden your horizons and enhance your employability by experiencing another culture. Teaching is typically in English; however, there may be opportunities to study in another language if you are sufficiently fluent.
For those intending to follow a legal career, the grounding in different legal systems will prove very attractive to prospective employers and, in particular, the leading international firms of solicitors.
This course will equip you with a thorough knowledge of English law and an in-depth understanding of the areas in which you choose to specialise.
A high proportion of our graduates go on to complete legal training relevant to that of a solicitor (Legal Practice Course) or barrister (Bar Professional Training Course).
Those seeking careers outside of law use their degree to gain access to a wide variety of professions and organisations such as consultancies, business advisory services, marketing, civil service, public relations, accountancy and campaigning.
This course is recognised by the Joint Academic Stage Board of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board as a qualifying law degree.
Law graduates from the University of Nottingham may be eligible to practise overseas including in Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Nigeria and Singapore, where admission to the Bar (or equivalent) can be attained subject to meeting the jurisdictions' conditions.