September 2024

Law LLB (Hons)

Honours Degree, Undergraduate, September 2024

Key Details

  • M100 Course Code
  • 3 Years
  • 112 Typical UCAS Tariff
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The LLB degree offers you a sound understanding of the foundations of legal knowledge, which must be successfully completed at the academic stage of your legal career as well as offering you an opportunity to explore other exciting areas of law. The core modules meet the requirements of a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) as you progress to the vocational stage of your career where you will either undertake the Solicitors Qualifying Examinations (SQE) or the training requirements of the Bar Standards Board, if you intend to pursue a career as a solicitor or barrister.  However, the degree will also equip you with skills and knowledge to pursue a range of different graduate careers.

Our degree offers an opportunity to develop sound legal knowledge alongside practical legal and transferable skills. In addition, our LLB students are offered the opportunity to develop key employability skills in the real world.  Our LLB is distinctive in offering the rare ability to undertake Professional Practice Placements in each year of the degree, allowing students to gain invaluable experience in the workplace.

**This course is subject to revalidation for September 2024**

Student focused high quality learning which is supported by small class sizes and an interactive teaching style enabling you to feel engaged with and enthused by their learning of law. Small group workshops and seminars enable you to test out your knowledge and skills and learn from subject experts.

‘Real world’ law where your learning is related to the solving real life legal problems.

Excellent facilities including our full sized courtroom with integrated video facilities, designed to enable you to develop your practical legal skills.

A supportive diverse and inclusive environment where you will be supported by the wider Newman team, the law academic team, and your personal tutor whom you will meet with regularly to discuss your personal and academic development

Opportunities for developing employability skills through Professional Practice Placements to prepare you for a range of legal and non-law graduate careers.

Learn about social justice through a range of learning opportunities enabling you to  learn about the law in action, connect with the local legal community, so you are to better able to understand the role of law and lawyers in society and to understand and  think critically about how the law is and how it could be improved.

The course covers the seven foundations of legal knowledge required for a Qualifying Law Degree, including Contract Law, Tort Law, Criminal Law, Land Law, Equity and Trusts, European Law and Public Law.  You will also have the opportunity to explore other areas of law through optional modules and through a dissertation. Some of the optional modules include Employment Law, Medical Law and Ethics, Dispute Resolution and Remedies, Law of Business Organisations, and International Human Rights.

You will be assessed in a number of different ways which may include:

  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Portfolios
  • Examinations
  • Case studies and Case reviews
  • Practical assessments such as advocacy and negotiation
  • Reflective journals

The assessment tasks are carefully selected to enable you to demonstrate your knowledge and skills across a range of subject and skill areas and to have the best opportunity to demonstrate these effectively to succeed at all stages of your study. Tutors are on hand to provide guidance and support on the assessment process.

Although an LLB is not essential for qualification as a Solicitor, Barrister or Legal Executive, it provides an excellent starting point in preparation for these careers. A significant number of law graduates use their degrees to pursue a range of other graduate careers where legal knowledge and skills are highly valued. These could include working as a company secretary, human resources professional or in corporate governance, the civil service, accountancy, probation services, the police, local government or charitable organisations.

Newman University is located in Britain’s second city – Birmingham. With one of the youngest city populations in Europe, it is a vibrant and dynamic place to study.

Studying at Newman University, you have the advantage of being near to the city, but living in, or commuting to peaceful and comfortable surroundings on campus.

Dining out

Birmingham has lots of wonderful places to dine out with a range of different cuisines. Places where you can dine out include; Brindley Place, Mailbox and Hagley Road (just 10 minutes’ from Newman).


Whether you like to go to; the theatre, gigs or clubs, or enjoy: sports, shopping visiting art galleries or exhibitions – Birmingham will not disappoint and you will be spoilt for choice!


Getting around Birmingham is easy via train, bus or by car. Birmingham has excellent transport links to the rest of Britain, making it easy for those weekend getaways!

Why not explore the city for yourself by visiting one of our Open Days?

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Entry Requirements

You must achieve at least 112 UCAS points including a minimum of CC at A level or equivalent (e.g.MM at BTEC Diploma; MPP at BTEC Extended Diploma) towards the total tariff.

Access Students can achieve this with the following combination of Distinction, Merit and/or Pass grades at level 3 achieved from a completed Access course:
D30-M0-P15; D27-M6-P12; D24-M12-P9; D21-M18-P6; D18-M24-P3; D15-M30-P0

The University accepts appropriate T Levels as part of its usual entry requirements.

Five GCSEs at grade 4 (or C) or above (or recognised equivalents), including English Language and Mathematics, are also required.

For applicants who are unsure that they will achieve the above UCAS tariff, Newman University offers Law (with Foundation Year) which enables such applicants to access a university degree via a four year route. Upon successful completion of their foundation year, students will progress to Year 1 of a named degree. Whilst not a condition of entry onto the Foundation Year, students wishing to follow particular named routes with additional entry requirements, will need to meet these requirements before they make the transition from their foundation year to year 1.

International Students
The University is not licenced by the UK Government to sponsor migrant students under the Student route and is therefore unable to accept applications from international students at present.

Applying Direct Option

You can apply direct to Newman University for this course if you have not previously applied to Newman University through UCAS and you are not applying to any other universities.

Simply click on this Direct Application link to do this.

N.B. will need to enter ‘New User’ account details when first accessing this portal.

Course Fees

The full-time course fee for September 2023 is £9,250 per year.

The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).


Additional Costs

Students may be required to purchase one or more core text books to supplement the resources provided by the university, (normally no more than £50 in each academic year of study).

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is not required for entry into this programme, although it is in some cases required by employers before students can begin a professional practice placement.  Find out more about completing the DBS application form and the related additional costs.

Find out more about the other additional costs associated with our undergraduate degrees.