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LLB (Hons) Law
LLB (Hons) Law

LLB (Hons) Law

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  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • A levels, AAA/A*AB/A*A*C

  • Access to Higher Education Diploma, 39 credits achieved from units awarded Distinction and 6 awarded Merit or higher. Please note that all Access Diploma and Foundation Degree applications are considered in light of all academic achievement.

  • BTEC National Extended Diploma, D*DD

  • Cambridge Pre-U, D3, D3, D3

  • European Baccalaureate, 85% overall

  • International Baccalaureate, 36 Points

English Requirements

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

  • IELTS (Academic and Indicator), 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component

  • C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency, 176, with a minimum of 169 in each component

  • Duolingo, 110 overall, with a minimum of 100 in each component

  • GCSE/IGCSE/O level English Language (as a first or second language), Grade C

  • LanguageCert International ESOL SELT, B2 Communicator High Pass with a minimum score of 33/50 in each component

  • PTE Academic, 61, with a minimum of 55 in each component

  • TOEFL, 87 overall, with a minimum of 21 in each component

  • Trinity ISE III, Merit in all components


Course Information

Our distinctive LLB degree combines academic rigour with applied, practical and interdisciplinary perspectives, ensuring you develop an understanding of law in all its contexts.

We are the only law school in the UK to use a problem-based learning approach as the basis for our undergraduate programmes. We believe this modern, practical method will help you to develop the skills and techniques you will need to stand out as a professional. Our three learning streams allow you to choose a pathway based on your interests, while fitting closely together to form an integrated and comprehensive course.

We want you to feel a part of our vibrant community from day one. Our highly approachable, expert tutors are committed to providing you with high-quality teaching, feedback and support. Staff and students work alongside each other in lectures, seminars and extra curricular activities including The Student Law Society and projects such as the Global Day of Action. York Law School Legal Clinic and Small Business Legal Clinic provide free legal advice to people and business, helping students gain practical experiences within the friendly and supportive surroundings of our purpose-built law school

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Year 1

Core modules

  • Introduction to Law & Society 

  • Legal Skills 

The Foundation Stream will provide you with an understanding of the traditional core subjects integrated with a number of key legal skills and a range of critical and socio-legal perspectives on the law.

  • Foundations in Law I 

  • Foundations in Law II 

  • Foundations in Law - Portfolio & Reflections I 

  • Legal Concepts 

Subjects covered in the Foundation Stream include:

  • Criminal Law

  • Property Law (Including Land Law and Equity & Trusts)

  • Private Law of Obligations (Contract, Tort, Restitution and Remedies)

  • European Law

  • Public Law (including Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and Human Rights)

Year 2

Core modules

  • Professionalism & Ethics 

  • Advanced Legal Skills 

You'll study further modules covering core subjects from across the Foundation Stream.

  • Foundations in Law III 

  • Foundations in Law IV 

  • Foundations in Law - Portfolio & Reflections II 

Option modules

You will choose one option module from either the Clinical or Law and Society stream.

The Law & Society stream focuses on law in its social, cultural and theoretical contexts. It builds upon the substantive knowledge and skills acquired during the Foundation Stream in order to develop a deeper, critical understanding of the relevant rules and principles of law in certain areas.

Examples of these modules may include:

  • Philosophy of Law 

  • Human Rights: Law, Power and Global Challenges 

  • Key Themes in Criminal Justice 

The Clinical Stream concentrates on the accumulation of more specialised legal knowledge and the application of law and legal skills within a practical and applied context. You will be involved in realistic, complex and multi-faceted problems and be introduced to specialised areas of technical legal knowledge, including processes and skills needed for professional work.

Examples of these modules may include:

  • Law & The Business Environment 

  • Law, Commerce & Finance 

Year 3


  • Dissertation 

You'll undertake an extended research project on a topic of your choice. You'll be assigned a supervisor who'll support you through the process.

Option modules

You'll study one or two Advanced PBL modules covering core subjects from across the Foundation Stream.

You'll have a choice of taking Advanced PBL modules and options from the Law and Society and Clinical Streams.

Examples of option modules may include:

Advanced PBL

  • Civil, Employment and Discrimination Case Study 

  • Corporate Commercial Case Study 

  • Housing, Welfare and Immigration Case Study

Law & Society

  • Art Law 

  • Law & History 


  • Competition Law 

  • The Business of Trusts 

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Qualifying as a solicitor or a barrister

If you wish to qualify as a solicitor or a barrister (in England and Wales) your Qualifying Law Degree* from YLS is recognised by the Bar Standards Board and the Solicitors Regulation Authority as fulfilling the academic stage of training.

Many of our graduates build careers as solicitors or barristers undertaking the LPC or BPTC.

Qualifying as a lawyer in another jurisdiction

If you want to qualify as a lawyer in another jurisdiction your Qualifying Law Degree* from YLS may be recognised as contributing to the entry requirements of the professional stage of legal training.

Undertaking further study or research

Our thriving research environment offers a number of postgraduate study opportunities. We have a number of taught postgraduate programmes and welcome proposals for MPhil and PhD study. As an LLB student here you can prepare for further study and experience working with academic colleagues through our research internship programme.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance - Single: 300 (£) per year

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