Wolverhampton Law School

LLB (Hons) Law with Sandwich Placement

LLB (Hons) Sandwich 4 years

The  LLB degree provides a qualifying law degree enabling successful to prepare for  the Bar Professional Training Course  (Barrister).  Additionally, the LLB is designed to provide preparatory legal education for those wishing to qualify as solicitors by undertaking the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination.

The  LLB degree provides a qualifying law degree enabling successful to prepare for  the Bar Professional Training Course  (Barrister).  Additionally, the LLB is designed to provide preparatory legal education for those wishing to qualify as solicitors by undertaking the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination.

LLB (Hons)
Start date(s)
25 September 2023,23 September 2024
Course specifications
Course length
Sandwich (4 years)
Campus location
Wolverhampton City Campus
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Why choose this course?

The  LLB degree provides a qualifying law degree enabling successful to prepare for  the Bar Professional Training Course  (Barrister).  Additionally, the LLB is designed to provide preparatory legal education for those wishing to qualify as solicitors by undertaking the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination.

  • Subject specific knowledge of the areas of law known as the Foundations of Legal Knowledge comprising: Constitutional and Administrative Law and Human Rights Law; Law of the European Union; Criminal Law; Contract; Tort; Property Law and Equity & Trusts with an initial study of Legal Skills and English and European Legal Systems and training in legal research.
  • In addition, the degree covers the substantive areas of the Solicitor’s Qualifying Examination, including Business Law and Practice, Property Law and Practice, Criminal Litigation, Wills and Probate and Dispute Resolution in Contract and Tort.
  • Application (including problem solving and practice based learning)
  • Research, analysis, evaluation, critical judgement and synthesis
  • An ability to work independently
  • Effective communication, literacy (including proficiency in IT skills) and other key skills.

This course has some established alumni including Sandra Wallace and Deputy Senior district judge Tan Ikram.



What's unique about this course?

  • This course equips students with the Skills and knowledge to progress on to bar training.
  • Mooting and legal skills competitions will take place to allow students to experience what it is like to be a lawyer.
  • We have a purpose-built courtroom with state-of-the-art legal equipment and acoustics, allowing students to simulate real-world situations. 

What happens on the course?

On a sandwich course, your third year will be a supervised placement. This gives you the opportunity to apply and develop the knowledge and skills you have gained in the first two years of your course, before you move on to your final year.

The course aims to provide students with knowledge of the English Legal system, familiarity with its institutions and procedures and a basic understanding of how law fits together and operates in England and Wales and the European Union.

Students will demonstrate progression through their course of study and develop the ability to apply knowledge to legal problems and provide solutions to a wide number of legal issues.

In addition to the designated mandatory subjects for study there will be the opportunity to select options at Levels 5 and 6 as preparation for areas of future employment and/or specialism. The overall aim is that students will be able to act independently in planning and managing tasks. Core and option areas which they have studied and will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the use of IT  and technology supported learning.  Students will be exposed to practice based learning throughout the degree.


The Law School is based in the University's contemporary Mary Seacole Building (MH) and benefits from a range of specialist facilities to help you study.

Our large lecture theatre and all of our teaching rooms are equipped with high-tech audio visual equipment, giving you a comfortable and stimulating environment in which to learn. You can also enjoy our dedicated social learning space. Find out more.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Many of our graduates go on to become lawyers.  However, the diverse nature of the degree also means that law graduates can enter a range of alternative occupations including: Police, Trading Standards, Health and Safety, Personnel, Accountancy, Local Authority, and the Civil Service.  Further career options include: banking, finance, insurance or work in public and private sector management.

You may continue your studies by undertaking the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) at the University of Wolverhampton or the Bar Professional Training course, or undertake one of the specialist  

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The LLB (Hons) Law is a very popular course and is based on the study of the essential modules for entry into one of the legal professions.

Mooting and other legal skills competitions provide the opportunity to experience what it is like to be a lawyer. Also, a purpose-built courtroom gives you a taste of life in a real court with purpose-built legal equipment and state of the art acoustics.

There are also regular visits to The Inns of Court and Houses of Parliament as well as career talks from local firms, police, and other relevant organisations.

You will have the opportunity to work on real life cases through our University 

As a graduate of this course you will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Gain knowledge and understanding of the fundamental doctrines, sources and principles which underpin the Law of England and Wales, including the Foundations of Legal Knowledge; how Law is made and developed, ethics and the concept of justice and the institutions within which the law is administered.
  2. Apply knowledge to complex legal situations; recognising potential alternative conclusions and taking into account ambiguity and uncertainty in the law, providing supporting reasons and communicating these, both orally and in writing, appropriately.
  3. Demonstrate the intellectual and practical skills needed to research and analyse the law; including the effective use of resources to retrieve and evaluate information; and to apply the findings of such work to the solution of legal problems.
  4. Be able to act independently in planning and managing tasks with limited guidance in areas which they have studied.

Demonstrate an awareness of the contexts within which law operates and be able to use this awareness to offer critical judgments of arguments or legal issues. 

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Sandwich £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Sandwich £9250 per year 2023-24
International Sandwich £13450 per year 2022-23
International Sandwich £14450 per year 2023-24

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • BTEC L3 Diploma - grades DD
  • Access to HE Diploma (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3 (96 UCAS point equivalence, minimum 45 credits at merit)

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Other Requirements

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Contextual Offers

The university recognises that many students have additional barriers in progression to university, whether this be through disability, as a care leaver, from an area of deprivation or another factor. The university wishes to provide additional support for these students through the contextual offer scheme. If you are eligible, the University will apply a contextual Admissions decision, in the form of a reduced offer letter by up to two grades or 16 UCAS tariff points. Find out more.

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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