LLB Law (graduate programme) provides you with the opportunity to learn about the law, both in the traditional sense of 'thinking like a lawyer' and in the broader sense of law as a social institution.
This is a Qualifying Law Degree which, if taken after an undergraduate degree in another subject, enables you to progress directly to the vocational stage of legal education should you wish to qualify as a solicitor or barrister in England and Wales. It is also recognised in a number of other jurisdictions.
The programme attracts both students from the UK and abroad, from countries such as Canada, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Cyprus, Pakistan and the United States. This generates a wealth of experience and brings a range of views to topical discussions.
The programme covers the same foundational subjects as the 3 year LLB programme, and offers some opportunity for study of options.
Develop your interests
We offer a wide range of study options throughout the LLB programme, allowing you to develop your interests in the specialist legal areas of your choice.
If you are interested in commercial and corporate law, you can take courses in Company Law and Employment Law. However, if your interests lie in the field of criminal justice, you can study Criminology, or Policing. Other options of more general interest include Environmental Law, Evidence and Family Law.
After doing my undergraduate degree I took a year out, spending some months in India. I knew that I wanted to study Law and I spoke to a few practising lawyers in Canada who had studied in the UK and I started to seriously look into it.
I applied to 5 universities and in the end it came down to a choice between Queen Mary’s in London, or Leeds. Leeds was ranked very highly and as someone paying international student fees, living in London for two years was going to be very expensive so it was economically much better to come to Leeds as well – a pint of beer here in Leeds is even cheaper than back home in Canada.
The course itself here is great, very challenging but you expect that. The Profs are amazing, they are all very, very strong and all are experts in their field. For example, in European Law we have 3 or 4 EU law experts who speak 4 or 5 languages and are internationally renowned.
It also adds to the overall cultural experience, having teaching staff from around the world. You’re pretty much guaranteed that whoever teaches you here at Leeds is a leading expert in that field. I’d say that the professors are the most inspiring part of the experience – they are that good. They’re really quite exceptional.
I plan to go back to Canada when I graduate and I’ll still have to do 4 or 5 more exams and then a year of articling [Canadian equivalent of a training contract] before qualifying as a lawyer, which is something that you need to be aware of if you’re coming to study in the UK.
The School of Law is offering two scholarships of £2,000 for high-quality students studying postgraduate taught programmes in the School in 2015/16. The Professional Graduate Scholarship is not available to those registering via a School or University agreement.These scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.
Value of Scholarship(s)
- You must hold an offer of a place to study and begin your postgraduate taught Masters programme in September 2015. - You must be classified as a Home/EU student for tuition fee purposes. - You must have one of the following ... - A First Class undergraduate degree in a related subject - An upper Second Class undergraduate degree in a related subject (with an average of at least 62% in years 2 and 3) and a mark of 65% or above in the dissertation - For applicants with at least five years of relevant work experience: an Upper Second undergraduate degree in a related subject.
You must submit an application to the Law Admissions Office [email protected] which includes proof of the criteria above. You must include your University ID number in your letter.
The School of Law is offering six Liberty Scholarships of £3,000 to international students of high academic quality starting a postgraduate taught programme in 2015.These scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic performance in your undergraduate degree; the final decision on the award of a Liberty Scholarship will be that of the appointed award panel. The Scholarships have been created to aid those students from countries and/or regions where lack of funding is the biggest barrier to obtaining higher education overseas. The Liberty Scholarship is not available to those registering via a School or University agreement.
Value of Scholarship(s)
- You must be classified as an international student for tuition fee purposes. - You must hold an offer of a place to study and begin your posgradaute taught Masters programme in September 2014. - You must be resident of a country where there is limited availability of funding for international education at the post-graduate level - You must hold an Upper Second Undergraduate degree in a related subject (with an average of at least 62% in years 2 & 3) and a mark of 65% or above in the dissertation.
You must submit a statement of 250 words to [email protected] addressing the twin requirements of academic excellence and enhancing international outreach. You must include your University ID number in your letter.