LLB (Hons) JD Accelerated Pathway Graduate Programme

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Spend two years studying in the UK on this accelerated LLB JD programme and gain a qualifying law degree that is recognised both in the UK and Canada. The flagship feature of the programme is the Constitutional Law of Canada module where you will critically reflect on the evolution of constitutional law in Canada and explore related contemporary debates – excellent preparation for the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) exam on the subject. You will also study the foundational law subjects required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board, as well as optional modules to suit your interests.

As you would expect from a Russell Group university, you will be taught by active researchers who bring the latest legal developments to the curriculum. Our staff are leading experts in areas such as maritime and commercial law, health care, intellectual property and information technology law, land and housing law, criminal and public law; many are authors of key text books in their specialist areas.

Entry Requirements: Graduates with a Bachelors (Honours) degree in a law or non-law academic discipline, completed within the last 3-4 years with a final cumulative GPA equivalent to 3.0 out of 4.0. (2.1 equivalent)

Please visit our website for information about our fees: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/uni-life/fees-funding/ug-fees-funding.page

If English is not your first language, you will be required to pass an approved test prior to joining the University in October. The University’s English Language entry requirement for the Law School programme is; An overall IELTS score of 6.5 with not less than 6.5 in each component, or equivalent. The link below takes you to a complete list of the other English language qualifications accepted: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/studentadmin/admissions/admissionspolicies/language/

Test results should be less than two years old at the time of expected registration at the University of Southampton and must be verified before admission. If you do not meet the University’s English Language entry requirements for direct entry onto our programmes, you may be eligible to study on one of the University’s pre-sessional English language courses. Contact us for more details. 

96% of Law students are in employment or further study 6 months after graduating (DHLE, 2016).

Ensure you get a head start in your future career by taking part in our range of activities. As well as enhancing your key transferable skills, they will also improve your employability and future prospects.

Choose from 40 presentations and interactive skills workshops led by professionals in the legal and business world. You can also visit local courts and tribunals.

Compete for a range of prizes from leading law firms, barristers’ chambers, legal publishers, companies and individuals. Winning an award will help your CV stand out. Prizes range from monetary awards to placements that offer invaluable opportunities to learn more about life as a lawyer.

Gain valuable experience and enhance your career prospects by spending a Year in Employment between your second and third years. 

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