The LLB and the BA (Law) are excellent programmes that meet the demand from highly-qualified students who wish to study law as an academic discipline, irrespective of whether they wish to pursue a career in legal practice. In addition to the study of the foundation subjects of English law, both programmes allow you to specialise in areas of law according to your own interests and future career plans.
LLB students devote most, if not all, of their time to the study of law, whereas BA (Law) students can spend more of their time on modules outside the School of Law.
Students registered on either course may apply at the beginning of year two to be transferred on to one of the School's four-year degree courses, which incorporate a year abroad studying the law of that country. Successful students can choose between America, Australia, China, Europe, New Zealand, and South East Asia (see right). However, this is highly competitive and transfer cannot be assumed. The School believes that these degrees will provide an extremely valuable educational and cultural experience. For those intending to follow a legal career, the grounding in different legal systems will prove very attractive to employers and, in particular, the leading international firms of solicitors.