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LLB (Hons)

Undergraduate degree - single honours

LLB (Hons) Law
Bath Business School
Campus or location
Newton Park
Course length
Three years full time, or four years full time with professional placement year. Part time available.
UCAS codes
Institution Code: B20
Course Code: LLB1 or LLB2
Campus Code: A,BSU

Entry requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry to our undergraduate programmes. The main ones are listed under 'Typical offers' in the main column below. For combined courses, please check both subjects. If your qualification is not listed, please email with your specific details.

Our LLB Law degree develops your practical and professional skills alongside your knowledge of legal theory.

  • Put the legal knowledge you gain on this course into practice while you develop career-enhancing skills.
  • Our Law degree is designed to prepare you for a wide range of careers, both within and beyond the legal sector.
  • This LLB Law meets the requirements of the Bar Standards Board and prepares you for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam.

Designed to help you attain many of the skills required to complete the practice elements of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), LLB (Hons) Law at Bath Spa develops your legal knowledge, research and professional skills.

This innovative, qualifying Law degree is informed by the new regulatory framework for the training of solicitors and barristers, and meets the requirements of the Bar Standards Board. 

Gain a broad understanding of legal systems and criminal law. You'll expand your knowledge to topics such as international law, media and entertainment law, and cybercrime. In your final year, you’ll hone your practice skills in The Bath Law Clinic, which is a collaboration between Bath Spa University, Stone King LLP and the Citizens Advice Bureau, or undertake a law research project. 

Learn how to be a lawyer in practice and understand the business of law, so that you can hit the ground running when you graduate. We recognise that many Law students don’t pursue a career in law and have built career planning into each strand of the course, with a focus on the growing number of roles that require related skill-sets. These include roles in governance, risk management, advocacy, public policy, HR and finance.

"Having a knowledge of legal concepts is invaluable within organisations and general life... Being able to practise debating, analyse and be concise in talking and writing is really useful. My favorite topic is employment law as I want to pursue a career in Human Resources."

Maisy Ward, final year Law module

You can choose to study Law alongside another subject as part of a combined course.

What you'll learn


Our Bachelor degree in Law degree covers the ‘foundation law subjects’ required by the Bar Standards Board, including tort, contract, criminal, and property law. It also introduces practical skills such as case analysis, negotiation and alternative dispute resolution, drafting, interviewing and mooting.

You'll develop the ability to understand connections between legal topics; this replicates legal and paralegal practice, where problems are rarely neatly packaged. You'll also be supported to develop your professional practice and employability skills throughout the degree.

You'll select from a range of interdisciplinary options including business, criminology and sociology, as well as law options such as corporate law, employment law or entertainment, media and intellectual property law. This will enable you to become a better lawyer due to your experiences outside of a legal education framework. It’ll also provide you with broad employment prospects if you choose not to follow a career in law.

We'll encourage you to undertake a work placement that is relevant to your career goals, and the law clinic in the third year will give you the opportunity to provide legal advice to real clients.

Course structure

Year one
Gain a broad understanding of English legal systems, the British Constitution, and criminal law. Contextualise your learning and develop your professional identity and employability skills. Develop skills of case analysis, and understand legal research methods.

Year two
Focus on extending your legal understanding to include subjects such as contract law, EU and international law, and settlements. Develop skills of negotiation, advocacy and drafting.

Continue to contextualise your learning and extend your employability skills. Select from a range of law, business, criminology and sociology options such as employment law, marketing, entrepreneurship and exploring violence. You'll also be supported and encouraged to take a work placement.

Year three
Hone your practice skills in our law clinic, or undertake a law project. Explore property law and litigation while developing skills of drafting and mooting. Select from an interdisciplinary range of options, such as entertainment, media and intellectual property law, leadership and cybercrime.

How will I be taught?

Lectures, seminars and workshops will be combined with practical exercises and court visits. Your learning will be supported by our VLE (Virtual Learning Environment)

To find out more about how we teach and how you'll learn, please read our Learning and Teaching Delivery Statement.

How will I be assessed?

The course will include a range of practice based assessments such as drafting, negotiating and mooting. It will also include a limited number of exams to prepare you for the SQE (Solicitors Qualifying Exam).

Course modules

This course offers or includes the following modules. The modules you take will depend on your pathway or course combination (if applicable) as well as any optional or open modules chosen. Please check the programme document for more information.

Year one (Level 4) modules
  • The English Legal System with Legal Method
  • Criminal Law with Case and Matter Analysis
  • The British Constitution and Public Law
  • The Professional Lawyer: Part 1
  • Corporate Law
  • Contract with Negotiation and ADR
Year two (Level 5) modules
  • European Law with Practical Legal Research
  • Human Rights and International Law
  • Settlements, Succession & Fair Play with Drafting
  • The Professional Lawyer: Part 2
  • Employment Law
  • Family and the Law - Relationships and Children
  • Sports Law
  • Creativity for Business
  • Innovation Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Work Placement
  • Social Science Research Methods
  • Social Problems, Social Divisions, Social Justice
  • Crime, Law and Society
  • Youth in Society - Power, Politics and Participation
  • The Psychology of Criminal Investigations
  • Professional Placement Year
Year three (Level 6) modules
  • Property Law with Interviewing
  • Obligations to others with Written Advice
  • Civil Litigation and Case Management with Advocacy and Mooting
  • Law Research Project
  • Law Clinic
  • Cyberlaw
  • Entertainment, Media and IP Law
  • Management Accounting
  • Successful Freelancing
  • Leadership and Management
  • Ethnicity and Society
  • Punishment and Penology in Global Context
  • Cyber Security


Study abroad

As part of your degree, you could study abroad on a placement at one of Bath Spa’s partner universities.

Work placements, industry links and internships

You'll be supported and encouraged to complete a short work placement during the second year. You can also choose to take a ten-month placement between the second and third year by selecting the Professional Placement version of the course.


This course opens you up to a range of careers both within and adjacent to Law. You’ll combine legal knowledge with practical skills (such as contract law with negotiation, property law with interviewing and litigation with mooting). If you want to qualify as a solicitor, this will place you in a better position to complete the practice elements of the new SQE, in comparison with those who have studied a more traditional programme. It'll also develop key transferable skills that'll be valuable for other career routes.

Optional Business and Management modules give you the chance to expand your expertise. You'll understand the theory of business law, which will enable you to be a better lawyer due to your experiences, and provide you with better employment prospects if you choose not to follow a career in law.

Global Citizenship

If you’re a full-time undergraduate student starting your first year at Bath Spa University, you can apply for the Certificate in Global Citizenship, which you’ll study alongside your degree.

You’ll gain global awareness and add an international dimension to your student experience, and funding is available. On successful completion of the programme, you’ll be awarded a Certificate in Global Citizenship. This is in addition to your degree; it doesn’t change your degree title or results.

Adobe Creative Campus

Develop a wealth of indispensable digital skills that you can take into your future career. One of only three Adobe Creative Campuses in the UK, we provide all Bath Spa students with access to the full Adobe Creative Suite, giving you the tools to communicate creatively, whatever your course or chosen professional field.   

Professional placement year


This optional placement year provides you with the opportunity to identify, apply for and secure professional experience, normally comprising one to three placements over a minimum of nine months. Successful completion of this module will demonstrate your ability to secure and sustain graduate-level employment.

By completing the module, you'll be entitled to the addition of 'with Professional Placement Year' to your degree title.


Before your Professional Placement Year, you'll work to secure your placement, constructing a development plan with your module leader and your placement coordinator from our Careers and Employability team.

How will I be assessed?

On your return to University for your final year, you'll submit your Placement Portfolio, detailing your development on your placement.

Facilities and resources


Our library offers a wide range of law materials. There's also a wealth of material available via electronic sources. These include Business Source Complete, an online legal database, and an increasing range of ebooks. This online material can be accessed on and off campus, enabling you to work at times that suit you.


2024 entry
Student Annual tuition fee
UK full time £9,250
UK part time £4,625
International full time £15,750

Professional Placement Year

During the placement year, the fee is reduced to 20% of the full time fee. This applies to UK and EU/International students.

  • UK: £1,850
  • International: £3,150

Interested in applying?

What we look for in potential students

We're looking for hardworking, articulate applicants with a strong interest in the law, who are also keen to develop their practical skills. Prior law qualifications aren't required.

Typical offers

We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry to our undergraduate programmes. The main ones are listed below. All applicants will need to demonstrate in their personal statement a strong interest in Law and hold GCSE English Language with a minimum of grade C/4.

  • A Level – grades BBB-BCC preferred.
  • BTEC – Extended Diploma grades from Distinction Distinction Merit (DDM) to Distinction Merit Merit (DMM) accepted in any subject.
  • T Levels – grade Merit preferred.
  • International Baccalaureate – a minimum of 32 points are required.
  • Access to HE courses – typical offers for applicants with Access to HE will be the Access to HE Diploma or Access to HE Certificate (60 credits, 45 of which must be Level 3, at Merit or higher).

If you don’t meet the entry requirements above, we may be able to accept your prior learning or experience from outside of formal education. See our Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) page to learn more.

English Language Requirements for International and EU Applicants

IELTS 6.0 - for visa nationals, with a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 in each element.

Course enquiries

For further information about the programme or entry requirements, please email us at

How do I apply?

Ready to apply? Click the 'apply now' button in the centre of this page.

Need more guidance? Head to our how to apply pages.

Interview and portfolio guidance

If you’re an international student or based overseas, web-based interviews may be offered. Please contact International Admissions for more information:

Get ahead

Keep abreast of legal developments and cases by monitoring current events and news items. Visit your local court to observe cases. Undertake work experience within a legal environment.

Three year course
With placement year

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