The LLB for Graduates programme is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in a non-law subject who are looking to pursue a future legal career as it provides an opportunity to gain a qualifying law degree in two years.
This programme is particularly popular amongst international students, providing a competitive alternative for studying Law. Students on this programme come from all over the world including Canada, the USA and Nigeria.
Alongside the seven foundation subjects of law you will be able to study up to four optional specialist modules. Teaching on the course is delivered through a mixture of lectures, which are taught alongside students on the other LLB programmes, and tutorials which are exclusively for students on the LLB for Graduates programme.
Newcastle Law School is one of the UK’s top 20 law schools and is the most established law school in one of the largest legal communities in the country. For almost 100 years we have made a major contribution to teaching and scholarship, and you’ll learn from academics who are leaders in their fields and the authors of many key works used by practitioners today.
Why Study this Course?
- Study at a top global law school – Newcastle Law School is one of the UK’s top 20 law schools, reflecting our excellence in teaching and our world-leading research. Our academics are experts in their fields, conducting cutting-edge research which informs law reform
- Extensive extra-curricular legal opportunities – our (NCLAW ) run pro bono groups and mooting competitions. Last year, over 200 of our students volunteered in our pro bono groups
- Professional links – opportunities include placement schemes, the annual law fair, and visits to leading firms. NCLAW run careers events and work placements throughout the year. Last year 163 of our students participated in NCLAW organised work placements
- Optional modules – tailor your law degree to suit your interests in final year with our extensive range of electives
- Excellent graduate prospects – 93% of graduates from our Law programmes are in employment or further study 6 months after graduating (DLHE 2017)
- Transferable skills – a law degree prepares you for a wide range of careers as it enables you to develop a variety of skills, such as oral and written communication, analysis and evaluation, problem solving, independent working and research skills
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University of Newcastle is accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission (DETC), www.detc.org.uk Since , University of Newcastle has been continually accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.
LLB for Graduates
Undergraduate, Single Honours
How long it takes:
Undergraduate (2 years)
Distance learning/ Campus
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Newcastle Law School
We assume you have no prior knowledge of the law, so one of the first modules you take will be Legal Skills and Methods, designed to give you the skills needed to succeed on a law degree. The full list of modules scheduled for first year are:
- Legal Skills and Methods for Graduates
- Criminal Law for Graduates
- Public Law for Graduates
- Law of Contract for Graduates
- Law of Torts for Graduates
- Decolonising Legal Concepts for Graduates
In your second year you’ll take modules in:
- Land Law for Graduates
- Equity, Trusts, Wills & Formalities for Graduates
Applicants should normally have one of the following:
- A non-law bachelor’s degree (from a UK university or recognised by the BSB if you wish to study the BPTC), or
- A ‘stale’ law degree, where five or more years have elapsed since graduation, or
- An academic or professional qualification at degree equivalent level
If English is not your first language, you will also need to demonstrate your English Language proficiency. For example, you should have IELTS 7.5 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in all components.
If you intend to become a Solicitor
The Solicitors Regulation Authority has reduced its requirements for pre-authorisation this year. For details of the current arrangements, see the SRA website. You should pay special attention to the Character and Suitability section. If you think you may have a character or suitability issue, you may wish to clarify with the SRA before proceeding with the GDL.
See further details of our English Language requirement
USA,UK & EU students, 2019/20 (per year)
International students starting 2019/20 (per year)
You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.
All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.