This course starts in 2022

Law (Graduate Entry) LLB (Hons)

Law (Graduate Entry) LLB (Hons)

Key information

Duration:
2 years full time
UCAS code:
M101
Start date:
September 2022

Law (Graduate Entry) is a well established and well taught course, one I would highly recommend to all those passionate about the law.”

Susana Raquel Silva Cardoso Law (Graduate Entry) LLB

Graduates of any discipline can take this course to fast-track their studies and gain an LLB in two years. You’ll gain a solid grounding in the English legal system and explore international, European and Canadian law as part of the course.

You’ll cover theoretical and practical aspects of law, and benefit from:

  • being taught by research-active faculty and joining a vibrant community with an active student law body
  • getting involved in the local community through the Sussex Law Clinicsgaining valuable work experience of the law in action before you graduate
  • our links with leading law firms that sponsor our student competitions in national and international mooting, criminal advocacy, client interviewing, negotiation, mediation and legal debating.

Studying law develops your skills of analysis, argument and persuasion, equipping you for a variety of careers. And our supportive group of alumni are happy to provide career advice for current students.

Accreditation

This course satisfies the academic component of Bar training (subject to minimum pass marks and number of attempts). This degree acts as a gateway to further qualification as both a solicitor and a barrister. The Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) must be taken by graduates wishing to become a solicitor.

    We understand that deciding where and what to study is a very important decision. We’ll make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the courses, services and facilities described in this prospectus. However, if we need to make material changes, for example due to significant disruption, or in response to COVID-19, we’ll let our students know as soon as possible.

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    Entry requirements

    Undergraduate honours degree

    Typical offer

    You must have a second-class undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent).

    If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, contact us

    For details on any additional costs, check out the Fees and scholarships section.

    Modules

    This is a single-honours course, allowing you to focus in depth on your core subject.

    Find out about our types of undergraduate degrees, their structure, modules and credits

    We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

    We’ll do our best to provide as much optional choice as we can, but timetabling constraints mean it may not be possible to take some module combinations. The structure of a small number of courses means that the order of modules or the streams you choose may determine whether modules are core or optional. This means that your core modules or options may differ from what’s shown below.

    Core modules

    Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

      Autumn teaching
      Spring teaching

      Options

      Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests. This list gives you a flavour of our options, which are kept under review and may change, for example in response to student feedback or the latest research.

      While it’s our aim for students to take their preferred combinations of options, this can’t be guaranteed and will be subject to timetabling. Options may be grouped and if so, students will be able to choose a set number of options from the selection available in any particular group.

        Spring teaching

        We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

        We’ll do our best to provide as much optional choice as we can, but timetabling constraints mean it may not be possible to take some module combinations. The structure of a small number of courses means that the order of modules or the streams you choose may determine whether modules are core or optional. This means that your core modules or options may differ from what’s shown below.

        Core modules

        Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

          Autumn teaching
          Spring teaching

          Options

          Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests. This list gives you a flavour of our options, which are kept under review and may change, for example in response to student feedback or the latest research.

          While it’s our aim for students to take their preferred combinations of options, this can’t be guaranteed and will be subject to timetabling. Options may be grouped and if so, students will be able to choose a set number of options from the selection available in any particular group.

            Autumn teaching
            Autumn and spring teaching
            Spring teaching

            The Solicitors Qualifying Examination

            If you’re interested in qualification through the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), we’re here to support you:

            • we have partnered with BARBRI, the global legal education provider, to offer you a pathway to qualification through this new route. As part of this partnership, you’ll have a discount on BARBRI fees as well as access to BARBRI-run campus workshops
            • in addition to our current assessment modes, we’ll be incorporating multiple-choice questions, the mode of assessment for the SQE
            • alongside our core modules, you’ll also have the opportunity to choose options covering specialised areas of law that form part of the SQE.

            Our staff

            On your LLB, you’ll engage with the complexities and richness of the law. This will shape your practical legal mind and prepare you for a world beyond your legal studies.Kieran Durcan
            Senior Lecturer in Law
            LLB Convener

            Fees

            Home students:
            £9,250 per year
            Channel Islands and Isle of Man students:
            £9,250 per year
            International students:
            £18,500 per year

            Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis as the Government reviews the fee levels.

            Additional costs

            Note about additional costs

            Please note that all costs are best estimates based on current market values. Activities may be subject to unavoidable change in response to Government advice. We'll let you know at the earliest opportunity. We review estimates every year and they may vary with inflation. Find out tips for budgeting as a student here.

            Statute books

            We recommend statute books for some subjects. These are available online from the University and other outlets for around £15 each.

            Skills competitions

            For students who take part in optional skills competitions, most of the associated costs will be covered by the School. Students will need to cover some costs such as formal clothing and may need to cover printing costs when online bundles are not permitted. These costs will depend on the stage reached and whether it is an internal or external competition.

            Law Society membership

            If you choose to become a Student Law Society member, you will need to pay £30 for three years of membership. The Student Law Society runs optional events and trips four or five times a year. Costs vary but usually range between £5 and £40 per event.

            Optional trips and events

            The Student Law Society runs optional events and trips four or five times a year. Costs vary but usually range between £5 and £40 per event.

            Law Ball

            Tickets for the Annual Law Ball organised by the Student Law Society cost around £30. Attendance is optional.

            Textbooks

            We recommend students buy textbooks for this course. These are available online and from other outlets. Textbooks for the foundation subjects usually cost from £265 to £300 across the two years.

            Find out about typical living costs for studying at Sussex

            Find out about our terms and conditions

            Scholarships

            Our goal is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to regardless of financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique people.

            • Article 26 Scholarship
              • Full international tuition fee waiver 
              • £11,500 maintenance per year of undergraduate study (up to 4 years)
              • Sussexsport membership

              Find out more

            • Chancellor's International Scholarships

              £5,000 per year of full time study

              Find out more

            • Climate Leaders Scholarship

              £3,000 cash per year of full time study

              Successful applicants are also provided with mentoring support and invited to co-organise an annual event to engage and educate students and the wider community in tackling the climate crisis.

              Find out more

            • Dr John Birch Music Scholarship (Organ)

              £800 cash award. In addition, the selected recipient will receive access to the music practice rooms in the School of Media, Arts and Humanities (MAH). All applicants who reach the audition stage, regardless of the success of their application, will be offered the opportunity to be part of a list of performers who are willing to perform at events around campus or are interested in collaboration with other musicians.

              Find out more

            • Dr John Birch Music Scholarships

              £800 cash award. In addition, scholars will receive access to the music practice rooms in the School of Media, Arts and Humanities (MAH). All applicants who reach the audition stage, regardless of the success of their application, will be offered the opportunity to be part of a list of performers who are willing to perform at events around campus or are interested in collaboration with other musicians.

              Find out more

            • Sports Scholarships Scheme

              Recipients of the scholarship can receive between £500-£1,250 per year as well as a range of other benefits.

              Find out more

            • Sussex Bursary

              £1,000 in your first year of study (either Year 1 or Foundation Year).

              £500 in subsequent years.

              Find out more

            Careers

            You’ll be prepared – subject to completion of the necessary further qualifications – to practise law as a solicitor, a barrister or an in-house lawyer for a public limited company or a government agency.

            You can also choose to use your excellent communication skills in fields such as:

            • broadcast media
            • public relations or human resources
            • policy development or politics.

             

            Working while you study

            Our Careers and Employability Centre can help you find part-time work while you study. Find out more about career development and part-time work

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