Law (Sandwich), LLB (Hons)

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This four year degrees gives you a head start after graduation. You will gain highly-valued practical experience on a year-long legal work placement that perfectly complements our modern legal education.

In this LLB you will spend your third year on a paid placement with a law firm. You will be able to take advantage of our strong links with the legal profession and put your learning into practice. This degree also enables you to progress on to further legal training to become a solicitor or barrister and provides exciting opportunities to develop a host of skills that professional employers are looking for.

Why choose this course?
  • It is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority …

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This four year degrees gives you a head start after graduation. You will gain highly-valued practical experience on a year-long legal work placement that perfectly complements our modern legal education.

In this LLB you will spend your third year on a paid placement with a law firm. You will be able to take advantage of our strong links with the legal profession and put your learning into practice. This degree also enables you to progress on to further legal training to become a solicitor or barrister and provides exciting opportunities to develop a host of skills that professional employers are looking for.

Why choose this course?
  • It is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board as a Qualifying Law Degree.
  • You do not have to pay tuition fees for your paid placement year, so every penny you earn is yours to keep.
  • You can take part in our International Summer School Scheme.
  • We have renowned expertise in mooting. You will take a mooting module and can get involved in international and national mooting competitions for which we have a winning track record.
  • You can join our thriving Law Society, Lex, and get involved with a range of sporting, social and networking activities.
  • You will learn in outstanding facilities, including a suite of authentic mock courtrooms and mooting rooms.
  • Upon graduation you can apply for entry to our Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course which is the next stage of training to become a solicitor or barrister.
Want to know more?

Find out more about the LLB (Hons) Law (Sandwich) by requesting a brochure.

You can experience NTU for yourself at one of our open days or if you can't make it in person, take a virtual tour instead.

How many places are available?

There are approximately 50 places available.

When does the course start?

For term dates see the academic calendar.

What will I study?

Modules
Our skills-focused modules have been specially designed to develop your analytical, evaluative, reasoning, communication and problem-solving abilities. A strong focus on career planning, commercial awareness and entrepreneurship is integrated into the course and in the final year there is a Path to Professional Practice module which provides a transition to the next stage of professional legal training if you wish to pursue a legal career.

In the first two years you will study compulsory foundation modules required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board in order to achieve a Qualifying Law Degree and in Year Three you will apply what you have learnt in your work placement.

In your final year there is an extensive range of optional Law modules. You will be encouraged to focus upon your future career at this time and will be able to select combinations that best reflect your interests and aspirations.

Year One

  • Law of Contract and Problem Solving
  • European Union Law and Report Writing
  • Law of Torts and Case Analysis
  • Legal Method
  • Public Law and Human Rights

Year Two

  • Land Law and Professional Advice
  • Law of Trusts and Applied Legal Analysis
  • Criminal Law with Mooting
  • Commercial Law and Negotiation
  • Optional module

You can choose from the following for your optional module:

  • Public International Law
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Human Rights
  • "Streetlaw"
  • language module.

Year Three

You will undertake a work placement for a minimum of 36 weeks.

Year Four

This will involve your path to Professional Practice module or Independent Law Research Project.

You will also undertake five modules from:

  • Commercial Law
  • Company Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Critical Legal Thinking
  • Employment Law
  • Evidence
  • Family Law
  • Human Rights
  • Independent Research Project
  • Immigration and Asylum Law
  • Insurance Law and Practice
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Competition Law
  • International Criminal Justice
  • International Human Rights
  • International Trade Law
  • Laws of Armed Conflict
  • Medical Law
  • Mooting
  • Private International Law
  • Pro Bono
  • Public International Law
  • Sexuality and The Law
  • Sports Law
  • Telders and Jessup International Mooting
  • United States Law.

Please note that options are subject to change.

All our LLB courses operate within a common framework. This not only ensures consistently high standards but also means that should your circumstances change then we are normally able to facilitate a change in your programme and study mode. You should discuss any request to change course with your personal tutor.

How will I learn?

Skills are integral to the course and you will build and refine these as your degree progresses. Initially you will focus on the key skills of:

  • problem solving
  • case analysis
  • report writing
  • teamwork.

You will also be introduced to oral presentation through the mooting module.

In Years Two and Four these core skills will be developed to a more advanced level. You will be expected to address more complex, multi-issue assignments and apply legal analysis. Assignments will require increasing levels of independent research and critical evaluation and your writing will become more specialised, focussing on specific client advice with reasoned and logical arguments. In Year Three you will apply what you have learnt and gain practical experience on a work placement.

Each module is delivered through a series of lectures and there will be regular seminars linked to each lecture, which provides the opportunity to enhance your understanding through critical evaluation of your own reading and debate.

Contact time

On average you will spend around 10 hours per week in lectures, seminars and tutorials. In addition to this you will be expected to spend at least 18 hours a week on independent study to expand and consolidate your knowledge and to prepare for taught sessions.

Where will I study?

Lectures and seminars will take place in the Chaucer and Newton buildings on the City site. The Chaucer building is home to the Law School.

Your placement

On placement you will be supported by a visiting tutor and you will be assessed based on the work you undertake for the firm. This doesn't count towards your degree classification but it will count towards the award of the Diploma in Professional Practice.

Your knowledge and understanding will be assessed by a diverse range of methods that reflect the skills required. You will take part in:

  • oral presentations
  • mooting exercises
  • case analysis
  • research projects
  • group projects
  • problem solving assignments
  • both seen and unseen examinations.
Learn from the experts

The majority of our teaching staff are professionally qualified solicitors or barristers. Their many years of experience in legal practice ensure that the law is taught with a real-life context and with a focus upon its practical relevance and impact.

Our enthusiastic staff have won a number of awards. Rebecca Huxley-Binns, Reader in Legal Education and Co-Director of our Centre for Legal Education, has added to her Law Teacher of the Year accolade with a National Teaching Fellowship, the most prestigious award in Higher Education Teaching.

Senior Lecturer and Pro Bono Director Nick Johnson also won an Outstanding Teaching Award voted for by students in recognition of his teaching and support for volunteer projects in the Law School.

What our students say

"The Academic staff at the Law School are fantastic. Whenever they can and in whatever ways they can they will help you both in your undergraduate studies and further career ambitions."

Sarah Cawley-Wilkinson, LLB (Hons) Law (Sandwich) and Bar course graduate

What's included in the fee?

Aside from tuition your fees include:

  • access to central support services, Law School pastoral adviser, law ‘buddy’ scheme, and law careers consultants
  • a welcome bag and year planner
  • pre-paid printing allowance of £20
  • entry to national, intervarsity mooting competitions and all associated expenses
  • annual awards ceremony and two tickets to the Graduation Ceremony.
Welcoming students from across the world

Nottingham Trent University offers a diverse student community, with a high number of international students choosing to study here from across the world. We provide specialist staff, services and facilities to help you through all stages of being a student. Find out more on our International students' pages.

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Nottingham Law School is based in the Chaucer Building on the city site. It is a vibrant place to study with fantastic facilities and accommodation just a few minutes' walk from everything Nottingham has to offer. Not only will you study in outstanding lecture theatres and seminar rooms, but the Law School has also invested in a mock courtroom, family courtroom and four mooting rooms to enhance your mooting and advocacy experience in an authentic environment.

You'll also have easy access to a great combination of facilities that include:

  • Café Chaucer IT area which is open 24 hours a day
  • the £13 million Boots Library with learning resources specific to your course
  • the recently regenerated Newton and Arkwright buildings. We've recently invested a massive £90 million in these landmarks which provide you with an inspiring place to learn, relax with friends and share ideas.

Our Virtual learning environment (NOW) which allows you to learn online at any time.

The prime location of the City site gives you easy access to a great combination of facilities and activities including:

  • sports facilities
  • student accommodation
  • music venues
  • cafes.
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