LLB (Hons) Senior Status

School of Justice




If you have a non-law degree, our LLB (Hons) Law with Senior Status allows you to gain a professionally accredited law degree in just two years, and can be studied online.

Course information

With the opportunity to complete the course on campus or by distance learning, this course is particularly suitable for overseas students whose home professional bodies require a traditional LLB. 

Legal skills and knowledge are developed at a level of application appropriate to those who have already obtained study skills through a previous degree or equivalent qualification. If you have already gained a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), you will be given accreditation for prior learning.

You will study foundation legal subjects, which are compulsory for a qualifying law degree, and can also choose from a range of optional modules offered by the School of Law and Social Science. You will undertake four options of your choice, including a research module where you can follow your interests.

This is a unique course which has been highly commended by the professions for its innovate approach to teaching. The School’s teaching environment is designed to stimulate learning. All our lecture theatres across campus and small teaching rooms are modern and are equipped with hi-tech audio-visual support and presentation facilities to enhance and support the learning experience. 

The School has a number of dedicated skills development rooms with recording and play back facilities. There is also an impressive moot court room which looks just like a real court and gives you an invaluable real-life educational experience. The moot court room is also used extensively for extra-curricular activities such as mooting competitions, advocacy training and visiting speakers. Our Library contains a dedicated Law Library with a host of textbooks, law reports and journals, and provides a quiet space for you to study both individually and as part of a group. The School of Law and Social Science's extensive e-law library facility gives access to many legal and academic sources from the UK and beyond and is available to students anywhere with access to a PC.

There is a dedicated Blackboard page for each module, providing extensive online support, from module handbooks and lecture outlines, to self-test quizzes and interactive revision materials.

The distance learning course is delivered using the latest in teaching technology with interactive text, audio and video file workbooks as well as self-test questions. Interaction with tutors and fellow students is done using both synchronous and asynchronous discussion boards and video links.

Assessment is undertaken in a variety of ways:

  • The traditional unseen exam (a professional requirement for all of the core foundation modules) and seen examinations

  • End of module and in-course formative coursework assessments

  • Online assessments, quizzes and case studies

  • Group and individual presentations

  • Portfolios and pod casts

  • Personal development reflective diaries, moots and debates 

  • Oral performance in seminars.

You have an opportunity to study or work abroad, through the Erasmus scheme or via international exchanges and placements, and visit the European Commission in Brussels, the European Parliament and the European Commission in Luxembourg.

Our Pro Bono Law Clinic, Business Clinic and Mediation Clinic give you first-hand experiences of legal practice, providing countless opportunities to deal with real cases.


This course is validated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board, meaning that it is a qualifying law degree. Our LLB provides the first stage of training should you wish to go on to a career as either a solicitor or a barrister.

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After successfully completing the LLB (Hons) Senior Status, you can go on to the next stage of legal training as a barrister (the Bar Professional Training Course) or in becoming a solicitor.

The School of Law and Social Science has strong links with the legal profession and with a range of other professional employers. This ensures that the skills you develop are directly relevant to those required by employers.

Our Law graduates are highly sought-after and you’ll find our alumni working as judges, Queen’s Counsel, barristers and solicitors across the UK and around the world. 

You’ll develop skills which are relevant to a number of employers. Or further academic study can be pursued by way of a Masters in Law (LLM), or a doctorate, PhD.

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