Our LLB degree course acts as the first step to a career in law. It equips students with the skills and knowledge to progress onto the Bar Professional Training Course in order to become a qualified barrister. Alternatively, for those wishing to qualify as solicitors, the LLB degree acts as a preparatory legal education for the Solicitors Qualifying Examination
The LLB course offers subject-specific teachings of the areas of law known as the Foundations of Legal Knowledge. These comprise of:
- constitutional and administrative law and human rights law
- law of the European Union
- criminal law
- contract law
- property law
- equity and trusts
Students will also undertake an initial study of legal skills, English and European legal systems, and training in legal research.
In addition to this, the LLB course helps to prepare students for the Solicitors Qualifying Examination, encompassing business law and practice; property law and practice; Criminal Litigation; Wills and Probate; and Dispute Resolution in Contract and Tort. You will also gain a range of practical and professional skills throughout the duration of your course including:
- 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.
By choosing to study Law at the University of Wolverhampton, you will be following in the footsteps of established alumni including Sandra Wallace (joint managing director for the UK and Europe at DLA Piper) and Deputy Senior district judge (chief magistrate) Tan Ikram.