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What makes Law with History at Worcester special?

Studying a LLB (Hons) Law with History degree with us provides you with a comprehensive knowledge grounded in the complementary disciplines of law and history. Throughout your studies, you can gain both practical legal skills and reflective, analytical and transferable professional skills. Law degrees are highly valued by a wide range of prospective employers and studying Law with History combines a strong foundation in core principles of Law with relevant historical contexts. 

If you decide to pursue a career as a solicitor, the LLB will provide you with a solid grounding for your future preparation for Stage 1 of the Solicitors Qualification Examination (which is required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority). Should you choose to become a barrister, the LLB will also provide a solid foundation for your potential future studies on the Bar Professional Training Course (as required by the Bar Standards Board). You'll learn from specialist practitioners and real-world experience, so you'll get a genuine taste of the work you could be doing after you graduate.




Key features

  • Purpose-built facilities, including our own courtroom, to help you get used to the legal environment.
  • Mooting and mock trials, where you learn how to project your voice and exude confidence - also highly valuable when applying for work experience.
  • Excellent links with local law firms, so you can learn about the law in context and get excellent work experience opportunities.
  • Excellent historical resources, including the County Archives, based in our library, the Hive, and the Cathedral libraries in Worcester and Hereford.
  • Employability skills module, including question-and-answer sessions with solicitors and barristers.
  • Specialist options in the Law of Evidence, Commercial Law, Human Rights, Employment Law, Company Law, Family Law Work-Based Placement. 
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10th for Student Satisfaction

Our law courses are 10th in the UK for Student Satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2024.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

  • 120 UCAS points (typically BBB at A Level)
  • GCSE English at Grade C/4 or above (or equivalent).
  • Applicants for whom English is not their first language require IELTS 6.5 or above Applicants may be invited for interview.

Other information

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email for advice.

Further information about the UCAS Tariff can be obtained from the UCAS Website.

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Course content

Course content

Our courses are informed by research and current developments in the discipline and by feedback from students, external examiners and employers. Modules do therefore change periodically in the interests of keeping the course relevant and reflecting best practice. The most up-to-date information will be available to you once you have accepted a place and registered for the course. If there are insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, this might not be offered, but we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative. 

Year 1


  • Law of Contract
  • Public Law
  • Professional Legal Skills and Ethics
  • Reconstructing the Past: Academic, Public and Popular History

Year 2


  • Law of Torts
  • European Union Law in Context
  • Criminal Law


  • Historical Debates: Method and Practice
  • The American Century, 1917-2001

Year 3


  • Equity and Trusts 
  • Land Law


  • Law of Evidence 
  • Company Law
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • LLB Project
  • Work Based Placement
  • Historical Debates: Method and Practice
  • The American Century, 1917-2001
  • Dissertation
  • The Good War: The USA and World War 2
Teaching and assessment

Teaching and assessment


You are taught through a combination of interactive workshops, lectures, seminars and laboratory practicals, fieldwork, practical activities etc. Interactive workshops take a variety of formats 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 laboratory practicals are focused on developing subject specific skills and applied individual and group project work.

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

Contact time

In a typical week you will have around 12 contact hours of teaching. Typically class contact time will be structured around:

  • Four 2 hour lectures
  • Four 1 hour seminars

Independent self study

In addition to the contact time, you are expected to undertake around 25 hours of personal self-study per week. Typically, this will involve completing online activities, reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library and online, preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations.

Independent learning is supported by a range of excellent learning facilities, including The Hive and library resources, the virtual learning environment, and extensive electronic learning resources, such as the Westlaw and Lexis Library legal databases. 


3 years full-time; 4-6 years part-time.


Timetables are normally available one month before registration. Please note that whilst we try to be as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week; and some classes can be scheduled in the evenings.

Teaching staff

You will be taught by a teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics, legal practitioners with professional experience and current and former policing professionals.

Teaching is informed by the research and consultancy, and 80% of course lecturers have a higher education teaching qualification or are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy You will be taught by a teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics, professional practitioners with industry experience, demonstrators and technical officers.


The course provides opportunities to test understanding and learning informally through the completion of practice or ‘formative’ assignments. 

Each module has one or more formal or ‘summative’ assessments which are graded and count towards the overall module grade. Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and a final year independent studies project. 

The precise assessment requirements for an individual student in an academic year will vary according to the mandatory and optional modules taken, but a typical formal summative assessment pattern for each year of the course is:

Year 1
  • 3 formal examinations of 2 hours duration 
  • 4 essays 
  • 1 Court Report 
  • 1 Moot 
  • 1 Portfolio 
Year 2 
  • 3 formal examinations of 2 hours duration 
  • 6 essays 
  • 1 interviewing and advising exercise 
  • 1 individual presentation 
Year 3 
  • 3 formal examinations of 3 hours duration 
  • 4 essays 
  • 1 interviewing and advising exercise
  • 1 individual presentation

You will receive feedback on practice assessments and on formal assessments Feedback is intended to support learning and you are encouraged to discuss it with personal academic tutors and module tutors as appropriate.

We will provide you with feedback on formal course work assessments within 20 working days of hand-in. 

Meet the team

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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.

chris monaghan

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.

He is happy to supervise PhD students and welcomes expressions of interest.

Professor Neil Fleming

Neil Fleming's research and teaching focusses on aspects of British, Irish and imperial history since the late nineteenth century.



Students not currently employed in the legal sector are encouraged to take part in the full range of law employability activities at Worcester. Employability is at the heart of the School of Law, and we offer a wide range of opportunities to gain work experience through volunteering, mentoring schemes and placements.

We work closely with a variety of local, regional and national employers and use their expertise to input into the academic curriculum. In this way, we ensure that your Law degree is attractive to potential employers and that you have the opportunity to explore many different career options, both in the legal profession and the criminal justice sector and in other areas, such as business and management.

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Fees and funding

Full-time tuition fees

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.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students enrolling on BA/BSc/LLB degrees and FdA/FdSc degrees in the academic year 2024/25 are £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20-credit module, £2,312 per 30-credit module, £3,083 per 40-credit module, £3,469 per 45-credit module and £4,625 per 60 credit module.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying. The amounts vary between courses.

If your course offers a placement opportunity, you may need to pay for an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.


Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience. Our halls of residence are home to friendly student communities, making them great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our range of student halls. With rooms to suit every budget and need, from our 'Chestnut Halls' at £131 per week to 'Oak Halls' at £221 per week (2024/25 prices).

For full details visit our accommodation page.

How to apply

How to apply

Applying through UCAS

Law with History

UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry into full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK. For the latest information, check the UCAS website at

Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.



You can apply for this course on UCAS from the 8th May 2024

Get in touch

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

Admissions office

Admissions office

Dr Chris Monaghan

Dr Chris Monaghan