Undergraduate

Law (Senior Status)

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Our fast-track Law degree is for you if you have a degree in another subject – or a non-UK law qualification.
You’ll join a tight-knit legal community and be taught by academics whose expertise is influencing policy and addressing real-world challenges.
Gain professional experience with paid internship opportunities and the chance to work on real cases in our Legal Advice Centre and Mediation Centre.
You’ll gain the essential skills and knowledge you need for a legal career – and a whole range of non-legal professions, too.
Our mock courtrooms give you the chance to take part in ‘trials’ to hone your legal skills.
Laura Milner, Law Clinic Director
Two students walking down the Legal Advice Centre Corridor
Students reviewing papers in the Legal Advice Centre
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Build on a degree in another subject – or your non-UK legal qualification – with this law degree.

You’ll study the fundamental principles of English law at undergraduate level. Be taught by experts whose research influences policy, regulatory change and public debate. And learn as a valued member of a tight-knit legal community.

Get hands on experience learning the legal ropes in our mock courtroom. And get the chance to take paid summer internships and work with real clients in our Legal Advice Centre and Mediation Centre.

  • 92.7%

    of students in work or further study 15 months after graduating 1

  • Work on real cases

    in our Legal Advice Centre

  • University of Law

    partnership

  • Choose to study abroad

  • Annual

    Careers in Criminal Justice Fair

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About this course

This two-year fast track programme is designed for people who already have a degree in another subject, and lawyers from outside the UK who'd like to broaden their education.

This is not a typical law school. We offer a personal experience where every student counts. We take the time to get to know you, develop your abilities, help you challenge current thinking and grow confidence.

We provide you with much more than a degree. We’re all about preparation for your career.

Practice legal skills in mock trials and Law Society mooting and client interviewing competitions. Build your experience through mini-pupillages with Wilberforce Chambers and on internships with local law firms and government. And work on real cases – from family mediation to employment tribunals – in our Legal Advice Centre and Mediation Centre.

You can rub shoulders with leading law firms at our yearly careers convention. We’re also partnered with the University of Law which runs a series of bespoke courses to help prepare students for both the SQE exam and other professional qualifications.

Scheduled study hours and how you’re assessed

Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours per year. That’s based on 200 hours per 20 credit module. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time’s divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.

How you'll be assessed depends on the course you study, and the modules you choose. You may be assessed through a mix of examinations, coursework, presentations and group projects.

Choose your modules

Each year, you’ll study modules worth a certain number of credits, and you need 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits – so you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more. In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120. Some modules are compulsory, some are optional, so you can build a course that’s right for you.

Introduction to Law and its Study

This module provides you with a basic introduction to law and the key skills for studying it. In particular, you'll develop your ability in academic writing, problem solving and research.

Compulsory20 credits

Systems of Justice

Develop your understanding of law as a fundamental social institution. You'll reflect on your understanding of justice, with reference to contemporary social issues.

Compulsory20 credits

Criminal Law

Develop a strong understanding of criminal law in England and Wales. You'll focus on topics like property offences, non-fatal offences against the person, defences and inchoate offences.

Compulsory20 credits

Public and European Law

In this module you'll study the law governing the UK state, the institution of the European Union and the nature of the legal relationship between the UK and the EU.

Compulsory20 credits

Obligations I – The Law of Tort

Study the general framework and key concepts of the law of tort. Among other things, you'll consider the grounds of liability and evaluate the role of tort law in modern society. 

Compulsory20 credits

Obligations II - The Law of Contract

Examine contract formation and enforceability, factors that may render a contract void, the interpretation of contractual terms and potential remedies for breach of contract.

Compulsory20 credits
6 Modules

Trusts: Managing for Others

This module will introduce you to the legal concept of the trust and help to develop an understanding of the role the device plays in facilitating and regulating the management of wealth for others.

Compulsory20 credits

Land Use and Regulation

Develop insight into the issues surrounding the use and regulation of land. You'll cover topics such as co-ownership, leases, and private and public regulation of land use.

Compulsory20 credits

European Union Law

You'll consider the operation of the internal market and how to access it; the state of Brexit negotiations; and alternative models for continuous partnership with the European Union. 

Compulsory20 credits

Family Law

This module covers the study of relationship formation and breakdown, the cohabiting family, same sex relationships, the financial aspects of relationship breakdown and children. You'll experience applying the practical aspects of family law to problem questions.

Optional20 credits

Employment Law

Explore the role of law in the workplace. You'll consider the protection offered by employment law, work contracts, remedies available to wronged workers and discrimination in the workplace.

Optional20 credits

Sex(uality), Gender and the Law

Develop a critical overview of key aspects in the field of sex, sexuality, gender, religion and the law. You'll explore opportunities for the study and evaluation of the latest research, enhancing your understanding of inclusion, exclusion and the situatedness of knowledge.

Optional20 credits

Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Examine the historical and theoretical context of alternative dispute resolution, focusing especially on mediation. You'll then explore mediation skills via workshops based around role-play scenarios.

Optional20 credits

Medical Law and Ethics

Get to grips with controversial issues which often make the headlines. You'll explore the ethical conflicts behind the legal principles of topics including abortion and assisted dying.

Optional20 credits

The Law of Business Organisations

Law plays a vital role in the creation, operation and regulation of business organisations. You'll study the way the law facilitates the creation and operation of partnerships and private companies, as well as the regulation that is imposed upon them.

Optional20 credits

Law Clinic

Experience law in practice, advising real clients with real problems, researching legal issues and writing letters of advice under the supervision of professionally-qualified members of staff.

Optional20 credits

Criminal Evidence

Learn how the law balances the defendant's interests, with respect for victims and witnesses. Topics include the right to a fair trial and the process of collecting evidence.

Optional20 credits

Global Human Rights

This module centres on exploring and understanding the UN, European, African, and Islamic/Arab League human rights systems, also covering related global issues such as terrorism.

Optional20 credits

The Law of Armed Conflict

This module explores the approach of international law to the regulation of the resort to force by States (including the general prohibition contained within the UN Charter, self-defence and Security Council authorisation), and to the regulation of hostilities in the context of those armed conflicts which continue to occur.

Optional20 credits

UK and Transnational Commercial Law

This module is ideal for anyone considering a career in commercial law and international business transactions. It covers the UK law on the sale of goods and the United Nations Convention on Contracts for International Sale of Goods.

Optional20 credits

Dissertation (Law)

You will make an original contribution to research by designing, carrying out and writing up your own project on a topic you choose, supported by your dissertation supervisor.

Optional20 credits
15 Modules

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Entry requirements

What do I need?

What do I need?

If you require a student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University of Hull.

If your English currently does not reach the University’s required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees & funding

How much is it?

Additional costs you may have to pay

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme. There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make:

  • Books (you can borrow books on your reading lists from the library, but you may buy your own)
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (incl. travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (incl. travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want your own)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Professional-body membership
  • Graduation (gown hire and photography)

Remember, you’ll still need to take into account your living costs. This could include accommodation, travel, food and more.

How do I pay for it?

How much is it?

Additional costs you may have to pay

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme. There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make:

  • Books (you can borrow books on your reading lists from the library, but you may buy your own)
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (incl. travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (incl. travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want your own)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Professional-body membership
  • Graduation (gown hire and photography)

Remember, you’ll still need to take into account your living costs. This could include accommodation, travel, food and more.

How do I pay for it?

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Legal Advice Centre

Work on real cases advising members of the community in our Legal Advice Centre. Your chance to make a huge difference to people’s lives and get a head start over other graduates.

Mock Courtrooms

Learn the legal ropes in our mock courtrooms. Our mock criminal law courtroom includes a dock for ‘the accused’, witness box, jury area, public gallery and Judge’s chamber.

Mediation Centre

Gain real-world experience of mediation, working with local businesses and individuals to solve civil law disputes such as consumer, tenancy or employment issues.

Brynmor Jones Library

Our 7-storey library is home to 1 million+ books, extensive digital resources drawn from libraries and archives across the world, and stunning panoramic views of the city from the 7th floor.

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Future prospects

We’ve been teaching Law at Hull since the University was founded in 1927. Our Law graduates form a wide network around the world.

Our LLB programmes include the foundations of legal knowledge, which are essential for going into legal practice. The skills and knowledge you’ll gain are also highly sought after by employers inside and outside of the legal field – so you’ll open up a whole range of careers.

Our graduates go on to careers as solicitors, barristers and legal executives. Or they work in areas outside the legal profession like teaching, the civil service, banking or management roles.

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Your next steps

Like what you’ve seen? Then it’s time to apply.

The standard way to apply for this course is through UCAS. This will give you the chance to showcase your skill, qualities and passion for the subject, as well as providing your academic qualifications.

Not ready to apply?

Visit our next Open Day, and see all that Hull has to offer for yourself. Talk to our lecturers about your subject, find out what university is really like from our current students, and take a tour of our beautiful campus and amazing facilities.

  1. (Law) UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Higher Education Graduate Outcomes statistics, for the academic year 2020/21, published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency June 2023.

 

All modules presented on this course page are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

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