LLB Law (M100)

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Course summary

Law facilitates and constrains every aspect of our lives. This degree will give you both the foundations of legal knowledge and an opportunity to explore the most challenging legal questions facing today's global society.

Our intellectually demanding, research-rich curriculum will spark your passion for a subject that opens doors to top-flight careers in both law and non-law sectors, with an exciting range of optional units to choose from that reflect the expertise of our globally-renowned academics.

You will have unique opportunities to put theory into practice via an embedded law clinic and growing opportunities for work on real-life cases. A strong academic experience, combined with vocational development, makes our students highly sought after by employers.

Our ambition is for you to graduate equipped for any future career with a rich, ethically grounded appreciation of law in business and society, and an ability to demonstrate excellent legal, analytical and reasoning skills.

For information about the routes to qualification for solicitors and barristers, visit the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Bar Standards Board.

Course structure

First-year units are designed to help you start to think, write, reason and argue like a lawyer, while developing key skills in research and analysis. Our Law in Action unit provides an exciting introduction to essential knowledge and skills needed for effective study of law at university.

As you progress, our second- and third-year units provide increased flexibility to focus on what interests you most. Our wide range of specialist units span banking and finance, international and commercial law, criminology, IT, environmental, health and human rights law. Our third-year Clinical Legal Studies option embeds real-life experience into the curriculum.

Your final-year research project or dissertation will illustrate your ability to undertake legal or social-legal research and critically engage your chosen topic area.

Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.

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Entry requirements

We accept a wide variety of qualifications and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Below is a guide to the typical offers for this course.

D*DD in any Applied General BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma

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38 points overall with 18 at Higher Level
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level

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88% overall
Advanced Higher: AA, and Standard Higher: AAAAA
Access to HE Diploma in Humanities, Social Sciences, Law or History (or similar titles). The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above.

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Requirements are as for A-levels, where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/M2 is B, and M3 is C.
The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and we accept a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate and postgraduate study.

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