What will I learn?
Those choosing this course will follow the same programme as students on our three-year LLB course, but will spend their third year studying at one of our partner universities offering courses taught in English. We have links with overseas universities in many exciting parts of the world and past students have spent a year in Finland, the Netherlands, Australia, Hungary or Hong Kong. In your year abroad, you will take an approved group of modules at your chosen university, on which you will be examined locally. You will then return to Warwick to complete your final year, in which you can submit a dissertation in place of a full or half module.
Our Law three-year LLB degree enables 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 modern society. Warwick Law School is one of the leading law schools in the UK, and is renowned for its high-quality teaching and research. The School emphasises a contextual approach to, and international and comparative perspectives on, the study of law.
As well as studying legal judgments and statutes, 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. Our graduates emerge with sought-after legal, research, writing and independent learning skills, and their comprehensive understanding of the law enables them to engage actively with policy debates. They also possess excellent presentation skills, gained through interactive and group-based learning.
Core first-year modules are designed to develop fundamental legal skills and to introduce key aspects of the English legal system and important subjects such as Criminal Law. From your second year, alongside core modules in areas including General Principles of Constitutional and Administrative Law, and Contact Law, you can choose optional modules tailored to your academic interests. Some of these can exempt you from professional law examiniations. Options available to current students include: International Criminal Law; Comparative Human Rights; Refugee and Asylum Law; Shakespeare and the Law; and Law, Seas and Eco-Systems. You can also take modules from other departments to reinforce your interdisciplinary skills. In your final year, you may be able to submit a dissertation in place of a full or half-module.
How will I learn?
For each module you’ll usually have two 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 also have regular advice and feedback hours in which you can discuss issues outside the seminar setting. We employ a range of innovative teaching methods, such as performance based learning, reflective journals and dramatised dissertations.
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.
How will I be assessed?
We offer a variety of assessment methods, with emphasis placed on continuing assessment through class tests, essays and other formative and summative written work. Depending on module choice, you may be able to weight your degree towards either examinations or essays.
This course and our LLB with French or German Law courses have an integral year abroad, in which you will study approved law modules at one of our partner universities.
A level AAA
International Baccalaureate 38 points
These normally exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.
Contextual data and differential offers Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria. Differential offers will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer (to a minimum of BBB).
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.
We welcome applicants with non-standard qualifications or relevant experience, and applicants with other recognised qualifications.
Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.
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.
Departmental Open Days Applicants offered conditional or unconditional places will be invited to attend a Departmental Open Day, normally held on a Wednesday in late February, mid-March and early May. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.
What modules could I take?
Core first-year modules are designed to develop fundamental legal skills and to introduce key aspects of the English legal system and important subjects such as Criminal Law.
From your second year, alongside core modules in areas including General Principles of Constitutional and Administrative Law, and Contact Law, you can choose optional modules tailored to your academic interests. Options available to current students include: International Criminal Law; Comparative Human Rights; Refugee and Asylum Law; Shakespeare and the Law; and Law, Seas and Eco-Systems.
In your year abroad, you will take an approved group of modules at your chosen university, on which you will be examined locally. You will then return to Warwick to complete your final year, in which you can submit a dissertation in place of a full or half module.
More information about modules and the structure of this course can be found on the School of Law website.
*The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.
Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including: Allen & Overy, Goldman Sachs, PwC, Westminster City Council, Royal Bank of Scotland.
Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Advocate, Trainee Solicitor, Funding and Bid Co-ordinator, Risk Analyst, Litigation Paralegal.
- Law (three-year course) (M100)
- Law and Sociology (four-year course) (ML13)
- Philosophy, Politics and Law
A level: AAA
IB: 38 points
Degree of Bachelor of Laws
4 years full time (30 weeks per academic year)
School of Law
Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry
Find out more about fees and funding
Other course costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course. For further information on the typical additional costs please see the Additional Costs page.
This information is applicable for 2018 entry.