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LLB (Hons)Law

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UCAS code: M100
Institution code: S30
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Why study a law degree at Solent University

Get a head start in your legal career – our accredited degree has professional practice at its core, letting you build experience and confidence alongside an extensive network of real-world partners.

  • Top0
    for academic support in the UK (NSS 2022)
  • 0th
    out of 106 institutions in the UK for law (Guardian League Table 2023)
  • Course content is tailored to suit the requirements of professional bodies and is designed to prepare you for the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE).
  • The University’s new mock court offers a realistic environment for legal argument, while our extensive library of legal journals, case law and online materials are an essential resource.
  • 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.
  • Top-up your existing qualifications to a full honours degree.

This video 'Why study LLB (Hons) Law' is available as a text transcript, with a description of visuals.

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 – and our recent ground-breaking partnership with the College of Legal Practice means a preparation course for the first part of the Solicitors Qualification Examination (SQE) is built into your degree, giving you a real head start if you’re considering becoming a solicitor. You will also build the essential skills and understanding for a wide range of legal roles, from corporate law to police or government work – 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.

You will have access to specialist facilities, too – from the University’s moot courtroom, which enables you to practice your legal skills in a realistic environment, to an extensive library of legal journals, case law and online materials.

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.

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Accredited by:

Bar Standards Board

Accredited by:

Solicitors Regulation Authority

Course features

  • Placement year

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

  • Professional accreditation

    This course has been accredited by a professional body

  • 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

  • Top-up option

    If you have an appropriate Level 5 qualification, you can top it up to a degree in just a year

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. 

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.

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