University of Wolverhampton Law School

LLB (Hons) Law

LLB (Hons) Part-time 6 months, Full-time 3 months

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.

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.

LLB (Hons)
Start date(s)
15 January 2024,23 September 2024,25 September 2023
Course specifications
Course length
Part-time (6 months),Full-time (3 months)
Campus location
Wolverhampton City Campus
University of Wolverhampton Law School
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Why choose this course?

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
  • tort
  • 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.

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?

The LLB (Hons) Law course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the English legal system. It covers the different legal institutions and procedures operating in England, Wales and the European Union and explores how these systems fit together.

Throughout the course, students will develop the ability to apply their learned knowledge to legal problems. They will be asked to provide solutions to an array of legal issues spanning different areas of the law.

At levels 5 and 6 you will have the opportunity to select optional modules alongside the mandatory subjects. These modules are designed to allow students to specialise in a particular area and prepare for future employment. The course aims to ensure students will be able to work independently to plan and manage tasks, proficiently use IT systems and technology-supported learning.

In addition to this, mooting and legal skills competitions will take place to allow students to experience what it is like to be a lawyer. There will also be regular visits to The Inns of Court and Houses of Parliament, as well as the Wolverhampton Legal Companion scheme. Running in collaboration with the Wolverhampton County Court, the scheme is designed for Law, Criminology, and Social Policy students, and offers free assistance to members of the public accessing the county court system in Wolverhampton. Find out more.


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 audiovisual equipment, giving you a comfortable and stimulating environment in which to learn. We also have a purpose-built courtroom with state-of-the-art legal equipment and acoustics, allowing students to simulate real-world situations. 

Through the University’s Legal Advice Centre, students can work on real-life cases in order to build invaluable practical experience.

You can also enjoy our dedicated social learning space. Find out more about our on-site facilities.

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.

By completing an LLB, you open yourself to a range of career opportunities. Whilst many graduates go on to become lawyers, other possible occupations include:

  • police
  • trading standards
  • health and safety
  • personnel
  • accountancy
  • local authority
  • civil service
  • banking and finance
  • insurance
  • public and private sector management


There will be career talks from local firms, the police, and relevant organisations throughout the duration of the course in order to help you make your decision.

On completion of the LLB course, you can choose to undertake the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) at the University of Wolverhampton or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC). You could also choose to apply to one of our specialist Master's degrees in law. Students can also volunteer as a Wolverhampton Legal Companion. The WLC is a scheme that runs in collaboration with Wolverhampton County Court to help Law, Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy students.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The LLB (Hons) Law course is the perfect first step to a career in law. Based on the essential modules for entry into a legal profession, the LLB is one of our most popular courses.

Our state-of-the-art facilities offer students unrivalled experience to help boost their CV and develop their professional skills. Regular mooting and legal competitions allow students to apply their knowledge to legal problems. Our state-of-the-art courtroom also gives students a taste of life in a real court.

Our LLB course focuses on ensuring students are ready to take the next step in their career. With frequent talks and industry visits, you are exposed to a range of situations to help you make future career decisions. You will be able to work on real-life cases throughout your course via the University Legal Advice Centre, before choosing whether to complete further studies with us.

We have also teamed up with the international law firm DWF LLP to provide students with career guidance from dedicated mentors working in commercial legal practice. Our DWF Mentoring Scheme offers students a unique opportunity to gain one-to-one advice and guidance from practising lawyers about their own career path.

On completion of the LLB (Hons) Law course, you will be able to:

  1. understand the fundamental principles, doctrines and sources that underpin the law in England and Wales. This includes a comprehensive understanding of the foundations of legal knowledge; how laws are made and developed; ethics and the concept of justice; and the institutions within which the law is administered.
  2. apply your learned 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. act independently in planning and managing tasks with limited guidance in areas which they have studied.
  5. 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 Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
Home Part-time £4625 per year# 2023-24
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £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

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

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 for further information.

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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