Undergraduate Bachelor of Laws (LLB)


Learn transferable skills and an understanding of the law, legal systems, rules and practices. This course will help open career opportunities in the legal profession and beyond.


Course Overview

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  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    18 Sep 2023

Law is a highly respected, intellectually challenging and popular subject choice. Visit our blog to find out more about the wide range of reasons to study law

Professionally recognised

This course will provide a solid foundation for those wishing to qualify as solicitors and barristers in England and Wales. 

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Gain an understanding of the legal systems, rules and practices that govern and regulate society
  • Study commercial and social relationships
  • Have unlimited and free access to all law textbooks offered by Oxford University Press online through Law Trove, a subscription only service, worth almost £200 per year
  • Have the opportunity to work with a professional mentor 

Study a course with career choices

Whether you’ve already set your career goal to work in the legal profession, are keen to challenge yourself or want to make a real difference, a law degree could be the right choice for you.  

You’ll develop transferable skills, study a breadth of subjects and gain depth of understanding. As a law graduate you could pursue any career that values intellectual strength combined with a practical approach to the world. 

Changes to legal education and training

Legal education and training has been subject to a detailed review by professional regulators in the legal sector. The review has examined the routes to qualification as a barrister or solicitor.

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) no longer requires the study of a 'Qualifying Law Degree' (QLD), however, the study of what are referred to as the 'seven legal foundations of knowledge' is still required before the vocational stage of bar training. All our undergraduate law degrees meet this requirement. 

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has now introduced the Solicitors Qualifying Examination route to qualification. This route requires a degree in any subject or equivalent level 6 qualification. All our law degrees cover the legal foundations of knowledge. 

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board (BSB)  have issued a common protocol for guidance. This can be found by visiting the SRA web pages Solicitors Qualifying Examination and Common Protocol on the Academic Stage of training. You may also find some helpful information in the Law Society of England and Wales guide to the Solicitors Qualifying Examination

You can find out more about the changes at our open days and applicant days.

Professional links

We have strong connections with local, regional and national law firms, so you’ll have the opportunity to network with potential employers during your study. 

Sharpen your skills

You can take part in competitions to hone your legal skills in mooting, negotiation, mediation, debating, interviewing and advising. This will help you develop your personal and employability skills and provide further opportunities to engage with legal professionals.

Guest lectures

Our guest lecture series, featuring leading figures from the legal profession, will enhance your learning. The lectures will be available digitally, so you can access them even if you’re unable to attend on campus. Past speakers have included politician and human rights activist Shami Chakrabarti and Catherine Dixon, the chief executive of The Law Society.

The Law Clinic

Leeds Law School’s Law Clinic provides a confidential environment for clients to seek free legal advice. If you choose to get involved, you will develop key transferable skills – The Law Clinic brings local law firms even closer to the university’s student community. It will provide you with invaluable first-hand experience of legal practice, enhancing your chances of employment.

The Law Society

We have an active Student Law Society which organises social as well as networking and career-focused events. 

Postgraduate study at Leeds Law School

We offer a range of postgraduate and professional courses. A postgraduate course could help you take the next step if you’ve already started your legal training or career. 

Why study Law at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Law Trove - an online service giving you free access to over 200 legal textbooks, meaning you spend less, if anything, on textbooks
  2. Mentoring scheme - benefit from being paired with a professional mentor from Leeds’ legal or business community
  3. Law in Practice lectures - previous speakers including human rights campaigner Baroness Shami Chakrabarti, and Leader of the Labour Party, Sir Keir Starmer 
  4. Law Clinic - apply your learning to practice and give something back to the local community
  5. Extra-curricular activities - such as mooting, StreetLaw and student union groups such as The Student Law Society and The Junior Barristers Society
  6. Work placement - gain valuable practical experience. We offer day, summer and year-long placement opportunities