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University of Southampton

Law (European Legal Studies)

UCAS Code: M125
Bachelor of Law (with Honours) - LLB (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Law by area
Student score
76% LOW
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£20.7k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

AAA or for students taking the Extended Project Qualification in the same year as their A2 exams, AAB at A level plus A in the EPQ. Applicants should offer at least two traditional, academic subjects. Dance, General Studies, Photography, Moving Images, Physical Education, Practical Art, Practical Music, Sports Studies and Textiles are not accepted subjects. LNAT (Law National Admissions Test) is not required.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

We normally consider applicants who offer at least 1 Advanced Higher. Applicants presenting with only Highers will be considered on a case by case basis. Where Highers are taken over two years it might be expected that higher grades are achieved, particularly in any specific subjects required. Where A levels requirements are specified in specific subjects, applicants would be expected to offer these at Advanced Higher Level (or in some case Higher Level). GCSE – Grade C/ Grade 4 Standard Grade – Grade 3 National 5 – Grade C

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate

36 points overall with 18 at higher level. Where A levels requirements are specified in specific subjects, applicants would be expected to offer these at Higher Level.

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

This programme is suitable if you would like to study law in another European jurisdiction. Years one and two are the same as for the core LLB programme: in year one, you will study five compulsory modules spread over the two semesters, together with the choice of one additional module in semester two. You will also experience mooting and team-building programmes. In year two, there are five compulsory modules spread over the two semesters; and one optional module choice in each semester. Your third year of study will be at one of our designated universities in Europe, choose from Athens, Malta, Oslo, Paris, Stockholm and Vienna. You will then return to the UK to complete your final year, which comprises the compulsory full year Legal and Research and Writing Module and a selection of optional modules. Additionally, you will have the option to select one Curriculum Innovation Module offered by another academic unit within the University. The LLB Honours Bachelor of Laws (European Legal Studies) takes a rigorous approach to the study of law in which you will develop a detailed understanding of the content of law; skills of critical analysis and practical application of laws. The programme enables you to explore the complexity of law as a practice by considering social, political and historical contexts of the law as well as the relationship between legal concepts and how the law applies to resolve practical legal problems. The programme has been specifically designed to fulfil the needs of those going into the legal professions and who require a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) but provides a firm foundation for careers in other areas. Southampton Law School is a top performer in national mooting competitions; students participate in pro-bono activities, including BarLink, Business Clinic, Employment Law Clinic, Family Law Clinic, Housing Clinic, and Streetlaw. 100 per cent of our research has been rated world leading or internationally excellent for the research environment we provide to staff and students (REF, 2014). We have exceptional academic and personal, legal and employability skills programmes and our programmes are accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Council of England and Wales as qualifying law degrees (QLD). For more information visit: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/lawemployability The Law School at Southampton has been delivering high quality undergraduate degrees in Law for over 60 years. Our alumni occupy leading positions in the legal profession in the UK and around the world. Our law degree is also an avenue to exciting careers in business, government, media, and politics. Delivered by our expert academic staff working at the cutting edge of legal research into society’s problems, the curriculum has been designed to provide you with a strong foundation in the core subjects, coupled with opportunities to pursue a range of optional modules of your choosing.


Compulsory and core modules: Year 1: Criminal Law, Public Law 1: Foundations, Legal System and Reasoning, Foundations of Contract Law, Legal Skills, Year 2: Property Law 1: Land Law, The Law of Torts, Remedies in Contract and Tort, Public Law 2: Administrative Justice, Property Law 2: Equity and Trusts, Year 3: You will spend this full academic year abroad, at a designated European University, thereby becoming a participant in the Erasmus+ Exchange programme. Year 4: Legal Research and Writing. Optional modules are selected each year from a list including: Admiralty, Carriage of Goods by Sea, Company Law, Cybercrime Law, Family Law, Health Care Law and Politics, Insurance, Intellectual Property Law, Miscarriages of Justice. For further options see the website.

University of Southampton

The campus

The University of Southampton is a place of transformation. Through education and research, innovation and enterprise, we unlock creative potential and provide opportunities that transform the lives of our students, our community, society and the economy. Did you know...Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, is Chair of Computer Science here.

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 79%
Student score 76% LOW
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Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


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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
34% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
63% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
391 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
66% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £20.7k HIGH
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals


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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