The LLB Law and Politics programme is both challenging and stimulating, enabling you to build the skills required for a career in law or a wide range of professions. In addition to the foundation modules constituting the academic stage of training that is necessary to become a solicitor or barrister in England and Wales, known as the Qualifying Law Degree , we offer a wide selection of optional study areas which cover traditional and contemporary legal subjects.
A legal degree is a gateway to a career as a solicitor or barrister, but it is not the only path you can choose; there are many options beyond the legal profession that are available to you
Jobs directly related to your degree include:
Chartered legal executive (England and Wales)
Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
Civil Service administrator
Human resources officer
Trading standards officer
Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.
Our degree enables you to complete the academic stage of training to become a barrister or solicitor and to proceed directly to the vocational stages of training for the legal profession in England and Wales: the Bar Professional Training Course or Legal Practice Course. We are the only Russell Group University to offer both of these courses, meaning that you have the option to stay with us in Cardiff to complete your entire legal education. The Legal Practice Course has consistently received the Solicitors Regulation Authority/Law Society's highest rating.
Programme Structure This is a three-year, full-time course, consisting of 120 credits a year. The final degree classification that you are awarded is based on the grades you achieve in the modules that you take in years two and three. During the course of your degree, you will be able to take the Foundations of Legal Knowledge modules that constitute the Qualifying Law Degree. In your second year you will have the opportunity to apply for a work placement which will be carried out in the third year of your LLB Law degree. The full-time, salaried placements will be open to you via a competitive application process which aims to replicate the graduate recruitment processes you will encounter after leaving university. During your placement, you will undertake legal practice as paralegals, and will be performing graduate level roles. You will develop both key practitioner skills such as case management, legal research and legal writing in addition to generic employability skills such as time management, team working and commercial awareness. Placements will be located in Cardiff and will count for 10% of degree classification.
Academic Entry Requirement
Academic Requirements Typical A-level Offer AAA-AAB or AABB-ABBBThere are no specific subject requirements. It is not necessary to have A-level Law and we do not require students to sit the LNAT test. However, A-levels must include a minimum of two traditional academic subjects. Please see our FAQs page for more information. General Studies is not accepted.Typical WBQ OfferWelsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma with a Grade A in the Core and grades AB at A-level.Typical Int Bacc Offer34 points, including 6,6,5 at higher level.
English Entry Requirement
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