Taught in the oldest and most established Law Department in Wales, Aberystwyth's LLB Law with integrated Foundation Year degree is both challenging and stimulating.
The Bar Standards Board and the Solicitors Regulation Authority recognise the degree - providing a direct route into the legal profession.
You will benefit from the experience and enthusiasm of our expert staff, many of whom have also practised as solicitors - providing a practical application to your theoretical studies. By nurturing ingenuity and "outside of the box" thinking, you will emerge from the degree with real-world capabilities, enabling you to shape your future and develop the career you deserve.
The integrated foundation year - designed for prospective students who do not have a sufficient or relevant academic background - is the perfect option to access this highly-sort scheme. In the Foundation Year, you will be brought up to speed on the fundamentals of Law, providing a solid base for you to go on and enjoy the full undergraduate degree.
Student Satisfaction and Employability Results
Top 10 in the UK for Student Experience for the subject of Law (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)
90% overall satisfaction for the Department of Law & Criminology (NSS 2019)
Following the foundation year, the syllabus of this course is identical to its sister course [LLB Law, M100].
This twenty-first century LLB Law Degree encompasses a range of traditional and contemporary legal subjects and will deliver the skills and competences which will make you ‘career-ready’ and to enhance your employability in a legal context.
Why study Law at Aberystwyth University?
- It is a practical law degree designed to meet employer needs and taught by experienced legal professionals and academics.
Upon completion, you will be eligible to continue vocational training on the Legal Practice Course (LPC), or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC);
- Successful completion of particular modules will grant you exemption from certain professional examinations;
- Taught by professionals who are active for large organisations e.g. GRETA, the Country Side Commission for Wales, the Youth Justice Board, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights;
- Excellent social and professional opportunities, visits to Law Fairs and Inns of Court in London;
- Option to do a work placement module in different areas of law;
- Option to study abroad in the second year at one of our many partner universities in Europe, USA, Canada and Australia;
- Option to participate in our national and international competing Mooting Society, in order to develop your key advocacy and litigation skills. We also offer a Welsh-medium Mooting competition for students who wish to moot through the medium of Welsh.
Department of Law and Criminology lecturers are mostly either qualified to PHD level or have professional experience and qualifications as practicing lawyers. Many staff also have a PGCE (Higher Education).
Your LLB in Law opens up a range of exciting opportunities for you:
- You will be a strong candidate for training to become a barrister or a solicitor;
- Your LLB in Law offers you the possibility to succeed in many different areas including criminology, financial management, business, human resources, international relations, journalism and education.
Your future is important to us and our degrees will equip you with the following:
- Possess the confidence in selecting and deploying the most appropriate range of legal methodologies;
- Ability to write and communicate with a range of audiences, evaluating and organising information;
- Ability to gather, assimilate and interpret a wealth of legal information quickly and accurately;
- The ability to express ideas and communicate information in a clear and structured manner, in both written and oral form;
- Effective problem-solving and creative thinking skills;
- The ability to work independently;
- Time-management and organisational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines;
- Self-motivation and self-reliance;
- Team-work, with the ability to discuss concepts in groups, accommodating different ideas and reaching agreement;
- Research skills.
What career opportunities are there as a student at Aberystwyth?
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Teaching & Learning
What will I learn?
The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the four-year degree scheme.
In the first foundation year, you will be introduced to core components of Law.
The second year:
- You will receive core training in a number of subjects e.g. Contract law, Criminal Law and Tort Law, which must be studied and passed for exemption from the first stage of professional law examinations;
- Explore the structure and development of the English and Welsh Legal system;
- The relationship of the judicial precedent and the court system;
- Analyse the process of creating legislation and how its interpreted by judges.
In the third and fourth year, you will be introduced to:
- EU Law;
- Public Law;
- Equity and the Law of Trusts Land Law;
- You will also be able to tailor your study through careful selection from a range of elective modules.
How will I be taught?
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars which are innovating and high quality allowing you to realise your potential.
In your lectures, you will be introduced to key concepts and relevant up to date information. You will also have access to recorded versions of lectures.
Our tutorials and seminars are an opportunity for you to discuss particular legal themes or topics, to evaluate and obtain feedback on your individual learning whilst at the same time improving your construction of legal arguments.
You will be assessed through essays, exams, study logs or portfolios and oral presentations including mooting exercises.
You will be assigned a personal tutor throughout your time at the Aberystwyth Law School. Your personal tutor will be the key contact when you have issues or queries.
You will also have the opportunity to complete a Personal Development Plan (PDP) at Aberystwyth. This is a structured process of self-appraisal, reflection, and planning, which will enable you to chart your personal, academic and professional development throughout your time at university. By recording your academic performance, and highlighting the skills you already have and those you will need for future employability, the PDP portfolio will equip you with the necessary tools to plan effectively, develop successful approaches to study, and consider your future career options and aspirations.
Typical Entry Requirements
GCSE requirements (grade C min):
BTEC National Diploma:
The University operates an inclusive admissions policy and our offers can vary. Please refer to our country-specific pages for details of the international qualifications we accept. For further information, contact email@example.com