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Bachelor of Law (with Honours) - LLB (Hons) years full-time 2018
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Law by area
Student score
88% HIGH
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£20k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking; GCSE requirements – English grade C (numeric grade 4)

Scottish Highers

Scottish Advanced Highers at AA are also required; GCSE requirements – English grade C (numeric grade 4)

Scottish Advanced Highers

Scottish Highers at AAABB are also required; GCSE requirements – English grade C (numeric grade 4)

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate

GCSE requirements – English grade C (numeric grade 4)

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Covering the foundations of English law, this qualifying law degree offers an opportunity to specialise in areas according to interests and future career plans. In year two, students may apply to transfer to a four-year degree course, which incorporate a year abroad studying the law of that country. Students can choose between America, Australia, Canada, Europe, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore. However, this is highly competitive and transfer should not be assumed. For those intending a legal career, the grounding in different legal systems will prove very attractive to employers, including leading international law firms.


In year one you will take Understanding Law, Public Law, Law of Contract and Foundations of Tort (LLB). BA students also take optional modules from outside the school. In year two you will take Criminal Law (BA students will take Foundations of Tort). LLB students take one or two optional law modules while BA students can take up to one third of their subjects from law option/subsidiary modules. In year three you will take Law of Trusts (BA students will also take Law of the European Union). LLB students will take up to six optional modules while BA students can take up to one half of their subjects from law option/subsidiary modules. If you opt for a four-year degree (a choice made early in your second year), you will be given the opportunity to spend the third year at a partner university in another country. You will return to Nottingham for your fourth year to complete your degree by studying those subjects normally taken in year three.

University of Nottingham

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How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 96%
Student score 88% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
41% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
58% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
484 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
79% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £20k HIGH
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are legal associate professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Law graduates tend to go into the legal industry, and they usually take similar routes. Jobs are competitive — often very competitive - but starting salaries are good and high fliers can earn serious money - starting on over £24k in London on average. Be aware though - some careers, especially as barristers, can take a while to get into, and the industry is changing as the Internet, automation and economic change all have an effect, If you want to qualify to practise law, you need to take a professional qualification — many law graduates then go on to law school. If you want to go into work, then a lot of law graduates take trainee or paralegal roles and some do leave the law altogether, often for jobs in management, finance and the police force. A small proportion of law graduates also move into another field for further study. Management, accountancy and teaching are all popular for these career changers, so if you do take a law degree and decide it’s not for you, there are options.
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