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Institution code: S30
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Why study a law degree at Solent University

Get a head start in your legal career. Our industry recognised degree has professional practice at its core so you can build experience and confidence with an extensive network of real-world partners.

  • Top0
    for student satisfaction in law studies (Complete University Guide 2025)
  • 0rd
    in the UK for learning resources for law studies (NSS 2023)
  • 0th
    out of 114 institutions in the UK for law (Guardian League Table 2024)
  • Solent is in the top 15 in the UK for teaching for law studies (NSS 2023).
  • Course content is tailored to suit the requirements of professional bodies and is designed to prepare you for the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) and the Bar Exam.
  • Preparation for the Solicitors Qualification Examination One (SQE1) is included in your fees.
  • You will have access to the University’s modern moot courtroom, which enables you to practice your legal skills in a real-world environment.
  • An extensive network of professional connections - we are a founding member of Southampton City Law Network, run workshops/guest lectures from visiting professionals, and offer additional opportunities to explore careers within the legal profession.
  • After successful completion of the course, you can top up your skills with one of our LLM master's degrees in commercial or intellectual property law.
  • Over 79% of our law graduates are in high-skilled employment or further study 15 months after graduating. This is above the sector average. (HESA 2023)
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Course overview

Solent University’s LLB has professional practice at its core and covers the foundation subjects required to become a solicitor or barrister. Our new dedicated Solent Courtroom offers the chance to build experience and confidence in a professional legal setting, which includes weekly mooting and inter-university competitions to enable you to develop your industry skills further.

Our recent ground-breaking partnership with the College of Legal Practice enables you to undertake modules in your final year that give you credit towards your degree qualification and also in preparing for the Solicitors Qualification Examination One (SQE1), giving you a real head start if you’re considering becoming a solicitor.

You’ll also build the essential skills and understanding for a wide range of legal roles, from corporate law to police or central government, along with transferable skills that will support your employability across a wide range of industries – ensuring you have maximum flexibility when choosing your future career.

Taught by experts with strong links to the legal profession, the course gives you plenty of opportunities for practical experience and to develop your own professional network. The course team’s practical expertise and open-door policy ensure you will be well supported academically – while the university’s dedicated support services offer plenty of help with any other aspects of student life.

And as a founding member of Southampton City Law Network, we offer a programme of workshops and guest lectures from visiting professionals – as well as events, work experience opportunities, and chances to explore the legal profession and decide which career path to follow.

During your final year you can choose to undertake a weekly placement throughout the two semesters. This allows you to gain credit towards your LLB, but also boost your employability prospects with real-world experience.

But the LLB offers training for other avenues of legal practice as well, delivering a range of professional and transferrable skills tailored to the corporate and business world. The modules incorporate both theory and practice – enabling you to understand legal processes and the fast-changing legal environment. You will be encouraged not only to develop habits of lifelong learning, but also to develop the professional awareness and personal attributes to effectively continue your development as a professional long after you graduate.

Any questions?

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Email: 023 8201 5066

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Course features

  • Professional recognition

    This course is recognised by the Bar Standards Board and the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

  • Placement year

    If you apply for this course with a placement year, you have the opportunity to undertake a year in industry, in the UK or abroad, between your second and third years

  • Foundation year available

    If you're not quite ready for a full undergraduate degree, there's alternative entry through one of our foundation years

  • Further studies

    After successfully completing your studies, there's an opportunity to continue your studies at Solent with one of our LLM master's degrees in commercial or intellectual property law.

  • Study abroad

    You have the opportunity to study abroad in one of our partner universities for a semester on this course

Who is this course for?

Solent’s LLB degree is ideally suited to students looking to pursue a career as a solicitor or barrister and also to those seeking a career in other legal and business professional environments, from commerce to the civil service.

What does this course lead to?

A law degree provides a wide variety of transferable skills relevant to both legal practice and other areas. Following graduation, many students go on to train as a solicitor or barrister, while others pursue careers as legal executives, company secretaries or licensed conveyancers, or in areas such as business, property management and marketing, taxation, legal and financial compliance, local and central government, the police service, or paralegal work. 

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The academics on the law course were amazing. They offer such personalised support to their students.

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Paige Symns

Solicitor and Accredited Mediator

Meet the team

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.


Law students have access to the moot court room to practice their courtroom and debating skills in a real-world environment.

Students also have access to a dedicated law collection in our Mountbatten Library, plus on- and off-campus access to a broad range of subscriber law databases, including major collections from Westlaw, Lexis Library and i-Law – providing access to law reports, legislative material, and academic journals.

    International opportunities

    Broaden your horizons by adding an international dimension to your CV – essential to achieving success in today’s fast-changing, global environment.

    Studying, working or volunteering in another country could be the experience of a lifetime. Enhance your degree by developing important global skills such as knowledge of other countries, language skills, intercultural awareness, adaptability and confidence.

    For more information, please email

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