You may have heard that legal education is changing. Our LLB course has been redesigned to meet those changes and will provide you with an excellent grounding as you take your first steps towards a legal career. The LLB course at the University of Northampton covers the seven foundations of legal knowledge required to meet the core academic requirements required by the Bar Standard Board for entry into the Bar Training Course. For students who aspire to become solicitors, our LLB course has been designed to help you prepare for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) as alongside the traditional foundations of legal knowledge there are additional optional modules covering SQE topics such as civil litigation, property law and practice, business law and criminal litigation. A law degree is not just for those who wish to pursue a legal career; it equips you with a great many skills which are desired by the graduate jobs market. We know that not all our students will wish to enter the legal profession and we have designed our course programme to offer flexibility so that you can choose options which match your interests and will help you to achieve your goals.
- Flexible pathways to cater for academic interest and different career goals
- Opportunities to participate in pro bono activities
- Our Law team has strong links with the local legal profession and visiting law firms and barristers provide students with career advice.
- Integrated SQE preparation subject to module selection
- Purpose built Moot Room
As a law student at The University of Northampton you can engage in a wide range of extra-curricular activities including:
- Mooting, negotiating and client interviewing competitions
- Use of purpose-built Moot Room to practice and develop advocacy skill
- Street Law Projects
- Opportunities to conduct research projects as student researchers to develop your academic skills which will also be useful for if you are considering other professions
- Guest lectures from national and international speakers such as Judges and human rights advocates.
Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BBC at A Level or DDM at BTEC. An Access Course must include 45 level 3 credits at Merit or above.
We welcome international applicants and applications from those with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.
English Language Requirements
All International and EU students applying for a course must meet the following minimum English language requirements:
IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at undergraduate level