Undergraduate Bachelor of Laws (LLB)


Gain a valuable understanding of the systems, rules and practices that govern and regulate society, to open the door to a career within the legal industry.


Course Overview

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  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    19 Sep 2022

Develop skills in analysis, legal reasoning, evaluation and advocacy on this Leeds Law School qualifying law degree. 

The course is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board as meeting the academic requirements of your legal training, and completion will enable you to undertake further study in order to become a solicitor or barrister.

As part of your course, you’ll:

  • Gain an understanding of the legal systems, rules and practices that govern and regulate society
  • Study commercial and social relationships
  • Have access to a wide range of law textbooks online for free through Law Trove, a subscription-only service offered by Oxford University Press
  • Have the opportunity to be mentored by an industry expert

Industry 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 sharpen 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 could develop key transferable skills – The Law Clinic brings local law firms even closer to the university’s student community and will provide you with invaluable first-hand experience of legal practice, enhancing your employability prospects.

Law Societies
We have an active Student Law Society which organises social as well as networking and career-focused events. We also have a popular Street Law Society where our students go out to local schools and communities to deliver presentations on legal topics.

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 solicitor or barrister.

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 'legal foundations of knowledge' is still required before the vocational stage of bar training. All our undergraduate law degrees meet this requirement. The changes to the routes to qualification as a solicitor are due to be finalised in the summer of 2020, with the introduction of those changes provisionally from September 2021 onwards. 

Applicants and prospective applicants are invited to find out more about the changes at our open days and applicant days. In addition, 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.

Why study Law at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Placement and sandwich year opportunities
  2. Law Trove, an online service that will give you free access to a wide range of textbooks online
  3. Get involved in our Law Clinic and give legal advice to real people with real problems
  4. Our mentoring scheme that will pair you with a professional mentor from Leeds’ legal community
  5. Extra-curricular activities such as mooting competitions and groups including The Student Law Society and The Junior Barristers Society
  6. Our Law in Practice guest lectures, previous speakers include human rights campaigner Baroness Shami Chakrabarti CBE PC

Bachelor of Law LLB (Hons) Law student Isaac talks about his experience at Leeds Beckett.

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