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Law 4 Year LLB

Law 4 Year LLB

UCAS Code: M101

Start Date:
27 September 2021

Entry Requirements:
A Level: AAA or IB: 38 points

Duration:
4 years

Qualification:
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)


Why study Law at Warwick?

Our Law degrees enable you to develop an in-depth understanding of the technical and doctrinal aspects of the law, and a critical awareness of the role law can play in contemporary society. Warwick Law School is renowned for its high-quality research and draws on this expertise in its teaching. The School emphasises a contextual approach to, and international and comparative perspectives on, the study of law.

As well as studying legal judgements, statutes and treaties, you will gain valuable insights into the impact of economic, cultural and political change on law, and consider how law affects life beyond the courtroom and the lawyer’s office.



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Students are at the heart of every decision that the Law School takes. Across my degree, I was able to develop the right skillset to summarise and comprehend large amounts of information within a short period of time. No doubt, Warwick Law is the best place to pursue your degree!

Aarti Advani - Graduate Role at Barclays (Law 4 year LLB 2016-2020)

Core modules in your first year will provide you with a thorough grounding in core legal skills. You will also take core modules in your second and final years alongside optional modules tailored to your academic interests.

You can also take modules from other departments to reinforce your interdisciplinary skills. In your final year, you may submit a 6000 or 12000 word dissertation or supervised project in place of a full or half-module.

Core Modules

Year One

Year Two

Year Three or Four

Optional Modules

There are a range of optional modules available. See which modules are currently running in the Law School.

External Modules

You are permitted to study up to 30CATS worth of external modules during each of your second, third and final years of study (i.e. 30 CATS in Year 2, 30 CATS in Year 3 and 30 CATS in Year 4). CATS = Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme. These modules must be honours level and agreed by the external department. If you opt to take a language course as an external option in your final year, this cannot be a beginner’s course unless it is beginners accelerated.

Scheme of Study

Four years full-time study leading to the degree of LLB (Honours) or LLB (Pass) or LLB (Honours) (QD) - Qualifying Degree status (QD) indicates professional recognition.

Many of our modules are delivered by a combination of lectures and seminars. The lectures will introduce you to a particular topic and then you will spend time reading around the topic in preparation for seminar discussion.

We employ a range of innovative teaching methods, such as performance based learning, reflective journals and dramatised dissertations. Research training, personal development and professional development are embedded in your degree. Our contextual approach to law means that we ask for consistent work and for your full commitment throughout the course. In return, we will give you all the support and advice needed to help you realise your full potential.

Contact Hours

Typically each module has two hours of lectures per week, plus regular seminars which offer opportunities for legal problem solving and discussion of ethical or policy issues relating to the law. Staff have regular advice and feedback hours in which you can discuss issues outside of your seminars.

Class Size

Typically in lectures, depending on the options chosen, class sizes are between 10-300 students. Core module lectures consist of approximately 300 students. There are approximately 16 students per seminar. Some modules teach through workshops involving 20-30 students.

Although methods of assessment vary for each module, you will generally be expected to write essays and/or sit a two to three hour examination in your modules. As well as essays and exams, we offer a variety of other assessment methods such as group presentations and reflective diaries, with emphasis placed on continuing assessment through class tests, essays and other formative and summative written work. You will also write formative essays for which you will receive detailed feedback in preparation for your final module assessments. Formative assessments do not contribute towards your final mark.

Year weightings towards final mark:

  • First Year 0% - 120 CATS
  • Second Year 33.3% - 120 CATS
  • Third Year 33.3% - 120 CATS
  • Fourth Year 33.3% - 120 CATS
CATS = Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme

A level: AAA

International Baccalaureate: 38 points

Other Qualifications: We welcome applicants with non-standard qualifications or relevant experience, and applicants with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page. We do not require applicants to have passed the LNAT.

Access Courses: Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with Distinction grades in Level 3 units. Substantial study of Law is highly recommended.

Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP): All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and conditions visit the IFP Page.

Pre-requisite Subjects: We do not require you to take any particular subjects in order to apply. However, general studies and critical thinking subjects are normally excluded from offers.

Interviews: We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your predicted and actual grades, along with your personal statement. Occasionally, some applicants may be interviewed, for example candidates returning to study or those with non-standard qualifications.

Taking a gap year: Applications for deferred entry are welcomed.

Mature Students: We will be looking for a commitment to academic study and evidence of academic potential, good time management and study skills. Most of our mature students have done a kite marked Access to Law course. Otherwise you will need to have recently completed or be taking examinations in at least two A-Level subjects.

Contextual Offers: We are committed to admitting the most talented students from a diverse range of backgrounds. We may make differential offers to students in certain circumstances. For more information on contextual offers, including full eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit our central contextual offer pages.

Transfers: We do not take students from other universities wishing to transfer directly either from another law degree or another related course.