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Law

LLB (Hons)

Studying Law calls for you to communicate, analyse, problem-solve, and stand up for the issues you care about.

UCAS Code: M100

Single Honours

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Choose which parts of Law you most want to study, with modules in Family Law, Human Rights Law, Employment Law and much more at Worcester. You and your classmates will work together to simulate mock hearings to gain authentic experience of a legal setting in our replica courtroom. You'll also network with solicitors, barristers and judges, who offer placements and deliver guest lectures, so you can test and polish the skills you're developing in a professional setting.

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Overview

In your first year, you’ll study modules in contract law, public law and criminal law, while developing your knowledge of the fundamental aspects of the English legal system and the way the law profession operates. As you progress through the course, you’ll be able to shape your studies around your own interests and career goals. There are lots of optional modules to choose from in your second and third years, with topics including commercial law, human rights law, law of evidence and medical law and ethics.

At Worcester, assessment is not all about written assignments and exams. You’ll also be assessed on your legal knowledge through oral presentations, research projects and role-play activities in our mock courtroom.

You’ll join a community of law students, all based together in the centre of Worcester, a short walk away from the city’s courts and several local law firms. You’ll learn from our expert academic team, recent graduates and network of high-profile legal professionals, including the Resident Judge of Hereford and Worcester.

By the time you graduate, you will have plenty of practical experience with courtroom etiquette, case working skills and legal procedures.

Placements

Pro bono activity is built into the course, giving you the chance to work alongside practising solicitors and develop your legal skills while making a genuinely positive contribution to society. You can also choose to complete an optional work-based placement in your third year, at an approved legal organisation such as a solicitor’s firm, a barrister’s chambers, or a centre for legal advice.


Course overview


Course content

You will study a mix of mandatory and optional modules during your time at Worcester.

All first-year modules are mandatory and will introduce the core areas of the subject, develop practical and transferable skills, and enable you to explore different areas of law before choosing to specialise in your second and third years.

Optional modules will run if they receive enough interest. It is not guaranteed that all modules will run every year.

Mandatory modules


Careers

Many people choose to study law because they want to make a difference in society, but may not know exactly what area they’d like to work in. That’s why we give you the chance to explore lots of different specialisms, from commercial law, criminal law and family law to human rights and international law.

While you’re exploring these areas and the opportunities they can lead to, we’ll work with you to develop the professional skills needed for a successful career. The Law School’s dedicated employability team run a regular Careers Café, where you can drop in to get CV support, chat about applications or practice interview techniques. Mooting and mock trials within the course help you learn how to project your voice and exude confidence – highly valuable skills. You can also choose to complete an optional work placement module in your final year.

Law Careers

Our Law degree could be the first step towards your career as a:

  • Solicitor
  • Barrister
  • Crown Prosecutor
  • Legal Executive
  • Paralegal

Other Career Options

Studying Law at Worcester is a great way to develop your analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills. The transferrable skills you’ll gain are desirable to employers from all sectors and can open doors to career paths you may not have considered, including:

  • Police Detective
  • Civil Servant
  • Compliance Officer
  • Teacher
  • Law Lecturer
  • Human Resource Professional

Opportunities to progress

Opportunities to progress on to a postgraduate qualification at Worcester, including Legal Practice LLM and Law MPhil/PhD.


Course highlights

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Expert-Led Learning
You’ll gain valuable insights into the profession from our teaching team, recent graduates and network of high-profile legal experts, including the Resident Judge of Hereford and Worcester.

Teaching and assessment

Evaluation is not all about written assignments and exams. You’ll also be assessed on your legal knowledge through oral presentations, research projects and role-play activities.

You’ll take part in a variety of learning methods, from interactive lectures, workshops and seminars to practical experiences in our purpose-built facilities and real-world legal settings.

Teaching and assessment contents

During this Law degree, you are taught through a combination of interactive workshops, lectures, seminars and practical exercises. Interactive workshops take a variety of forms and are intended to enable the application of learning through discussion and small group activities. Seminars enable the discussion and development of understanding of topics covered in lectures, and practical exercises, such as mooting and client interviewing, are focused on developing subject specific skills and applying them in a professional context.

In addition, meetings with personal academic tutors are scheduled on at least 4 occasions in the first year and three occasions in each of the other years of a course.

You have an opportunity to engage fully with the employability programme in the School of Law including volunteering in the School of Law's Legal Advice Centre and to be supported by the School of Law’s Employability Team

Meet the Law team

Meet some of the Law team that you will learn from.

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Nicola Monaghan

Nicola Monaghan is a Principal Lecturer at the University of Worcester. She has taught at the University of Worcester since the School of Law opened in 2016. She has been teaching law at Higher Education institutions since 2001 and specialises in Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and the Law of Evidence.

Nicola’s research interests include jury misconduct and the criminal trial and she has published a wide range of journal articles in the Journal of Criminal Law, International Journal of Evidence and Proof, and Information and Communications Technology Law. Her work has been cited widely by academics and by the Law Commission.

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Dr Josie Welsh

Josie is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Worcester. Alongside her current teaching across the LLB and LLM courses, Josie completed her Doctorate in Public law at the University of Sheffield.

Josie has received nominations for her teaching through the University’s Student Union Students’ Choice Awards: nominated for Outstanding Lecturer, Exceptional Personal Academic Tutor and Module Excellence. In November 2020, Josie was awarded a University of Worcester Teaching Award which recognises innovative, inspiring, and excellent practice.

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Dr Chris Monaghan

Chris Monaghan is the Head the School of Law and a Principal Lecturer in Law at the University of Worcester. He has taught at the University of Worcester since the School of Law opened in 2016. He has published in journals such as the Criminal Law Review, Judicial Review, European Human Rights Law Review, Public Law, and Legal Studies.

Chris has a PhD in Law from the Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London. His thesis set out the case for a new impeachment process for the United Kingdom, arguing that it would have a valuable role to play in the future development of the United Kingdom’s system of politics and government.

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Nicola Monaghan

Nicola Monaghan is a Principal Lecturer at the University of Worcester. She has taught at the University of Worcester since the School of Law opened in 2016. She has been teaching law at Higher Education institutions since 2001 and specialises in Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and the Law of Evidence.

Nicola’s research interests include jury misconduct and the criminal trial and she has published a wide range of journal articles in the Journal of Criminal Law, International Journal of Evidence and Proof, and Information and Communications Technology Law. Her work has been cited widely by academics and by the Law Commission.

University of Worcester logo on a light blue background

Dr Josie Welsh

Josie is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Worcester. Alongside her current teaching across the LLB and LLM courses, Josie completed her Doctorate in Public law at the University of Sheffield.

Josie has received nominations for her teaching through the University’s Student Union Students’ Choice Awards: nominated for Outstanding Lecturer, Exceptional Personal Academic Tutor and Module Excellence. In November 2020, Josie was awarded a University of Worcester Teaching Award which recognises innovative, inspiring, and excellent practice.


Entry requirements

UCAS tariff points required: 120

Typical Offer
QualificationGrade
A-levelBBB
BTEC National Extended DiplomaDDM
T-levelMerit

We do accept Access to HE Diplomas and other qualifications which may not exactly match the combinations above. Work out your estimated points with the UCAS tariff calculator.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please call our Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email admissions@worc.ac.uk.


More to explore

Open Days

Visiting us is the best way to get a feel for student life at the University of Worcester.

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The City of Worcester

Worcester is a welcoming university city with great transport links and plenty of student parking.

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Accommodation

Benefit from our accommodation guarantee. We have rooms on campus to suit every budget including en-suite options.

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Fees

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UK and EU Students

The standard fee for full-time home and EU undergraduate students enrolling on BA/BSc/LLB degrees and FdA/FdSc degrees in the 2024/25 academic year is £9,250 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International Students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international students enrolling on BA/BSc/LLB degrees and FdA/FdSc degrees in the 2024/25 academic year is £16,200 per year.


How to apply

How to apply contents

Applying through UCAS

UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for full-time undergraduate courses in the UK.

Read our how to apply pages for more information on the application process, or if you’d like to apply for part-time study.

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Student case studies

Find out more about some recent Law LLB students.

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Olivia Hardiman

Olivia joined the University of Worcester straight after completing her A-levels in her hometown of Walsall.

“The Head of the School of Law at the time, greeted me as I stepped foot into the School of Law for the first time and following this, he later remembered my name on my very first day of studies. This moment demonstrates the care that many of the teaching and non-teaching staff took in supporting my undergraduate journey, without which I do not think I would have succeeded as I have done over the past four years.”

Olivia is now continuing her studies to complete the Bar Practice Course with an LLM, with the end goal of becoming a barrister.

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Jack Best

Less than three years after leaving Worcester, Jack is undertaking a pupillage specialising in family law at St Philip’s Chambers, Birmingham, training him to practise in his chosen profession.

Jack was among the first cohort to graduate from the University’s new Law degree in 2019 and the first ever alumni to obtain pupillage. He was one of five selected by St Philip’s Chambers when applying in his first round. In some cases, pupillage providers can see over 1,000 applications, meaning many law graduates find themselves reapplying up to five years after completing their post-graduate training in the hope of getting accepted.

University of Worcester logo on a light blue background

Olivia Hardiman

Olivia joined the University of Worcester straight after completing her A-levels in her hometown of Walsall.

“The Head of the School of Law at the time, greeted me as I stepped foot into the School of Law for the first time and following this, he later remembered my name on my very first day of studies. This moment demonstrates the care that many of the teaching and non-teaching staff took in supporting my undergraduate journey, without which I do not think I would have succeeded as I have done over the past four years.”

Olivia is now continuing her studies to complete the Bar Practice Course with an LLM, with the end goal of becoming a barrister.

University of Worcester logo on a light blue background

Jack Best

Less than three years after leaving Worcester, Jack is undertaking a pupillage specialising in family law at St Philip’s Chambers, Birmingham, training him to practise in his chosen profession.

Jack was among the first cohort to graduate from the University’s new Law degree in 2019 and the first ever alumni to obtain pupillage. He was one of five selected by St Philip’s Chambers when applying in his first round. In some cases, pupillage providers can see over 1,000 applications, meaning many law graduates find themselves reapplying up to five years after completing their post-graduate training in the hope of getting accepted.


Contact

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

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Dr Chris Monaghan

Head of Law and Principal Lecturer in Law

Admissions office

01905 855111