LLB (Hons) Law

UCAS CODE: M100 (Full-time) or M10F (Foundation Year)
TARIFF: 104 - 128 (Full-time) or 32 - 56 (Foundation Year)
  • Study Mode: Full Time
  • Location: High Wycombe
  • Duration: Three Years
  • Start Date: September 2023
Be at the centre of law and order, governance and justice as you learn about the fundamentals that underpin all aspects of society with the BNU LLB (Hons) Law degree. Having a degree that meets the requirements of the Solicitors Regulatory Authority, the academic stage requirements for the new, centralised external Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) and Bar council will provide the perfect opportunity to kickstart your legal career and gain insider knowledge of the law.
Take the first steps towards a legal based career, whether it’s holding people to account, protecting the innocent or advising businesses on their obligations.



Our law programme gives you the opportunity to choose your specialism for your future career after your experience of the core curriculum in year one. Rather than having to make your big career decision before you join us, we introduce you to various specialisms and offer you the flexibility to choose the pathway which leads to your chosen career.

Make your application to LLB (Hons) Law. You'll then choose one of the below pathways after your first year and your final degree award will be the pathway you have chosen.

These pathways are also offered as four-year programmes, including an initial Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate programme.

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What will I study on this pathway?

Studying LLB (Hons) Law is a great way to gain a comprehensive understanding of the law, regulation and the legal system. It also gives you the flexibility of being able to develop your career in whatever direction you wish, whether that is within the legal sector or in another area of business or service provision. The degree will provide you with a strong foundation of legal knowledge and an understanding of the broader social, economic and political contexts within which the law operates.

You will graduate with LLB (Hons) Law.

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Business Law

What will I study on this pathway?

If you wish to focus on the law in relation to business and commerce, our Business Law degree provides the opportunity to study a range of areas relevant to the governance and regulation of business entities. Business can be a challenging landscape, with international trade, emergence of electronic commerce, contracts being exchanged and corporate governance to adhere to. Gaining an LLB Business Law degree allows you to work in the legal profession, business, finance, insurance and corporate negotiating.

You will graduate with LLB (Hons) Business Law.

Why study this subject?

Studying law at BNU opens up a world of possibilities, whether you want to be a legal practitioner, legal executive advising businesses while working in compliance, regulation and contracts, helping transform governance by designing policies and advocating or making impact through politics as a champion of social change.

Law is universal, with all countries across the world having their own legal system that reflects the society around it. Studying a law programme is an exciting opportunity that provides you with a knowledge of the law, develops high-level transferable and applied skillsets in legal practice, advocacy, research, and enhances your employability whether for a future in law or other graduate careers.

There are field trips included in the course and I have sat in real time court cases and also participated in a mock bail application in the local magistrates court. This has also included visiting the Royal Courts and Supreme Court in London. There are networking opportunities available through frequent visits from high profile speakers and organisations.
Theo Mukamuri
Theo Mukamuri

Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?

BNU is a student focused and employer led university which means that you are at the forefront of all that we do. We are proud of our high lecturer to student ratio, which means that we see you as a person and for who you are. You are our priority, and our lecturers operate an open-door policy meaning that you can get the staff time, support and contact you need to best suit your learning.

Our law programme has been specifically designed with an innovative, international and contemporary perspective. It is designed to focus on contemporary issues in law with an innovative teaching approach that underscores employability and professional skills and practice.

Not all learning is done inside of a lecture theatre and there are plenty of chances to visit magistrates’ courts to participate in bail applications, visit Parliament and law courts to experience first-hand how they operate on a day to day basis, meet guest speakers from across the legal industry, including judges, magistrates and law firms, to learn more about how you can apply your knowledge in the workplace.

Our Bucks Students’ Union has been rated #2 in the whole of the UK (NSS, 2022) and it has a range of societies students can join free of charge. One of these societies is the Mooting Society and this gives the perfect opportunity to pursue your passion for law outside of your timetable. It allows you to meet with likeminded students and practise court proceedings and arguing your case. You even have the opportunity to participate in varsity and national mooting competitions.

Opportunity modules are a key part of the BNU curriculum. You’ll choose modules from a broad selection in areas such as sustainability, entrepreneurship, creativity, digital skills, personal growth, civic engagement, health & wellbeing and employment. Opportunity modules are designed to enable you to develop outside the traditional boundaries of your discipline and help you to further stand out from the crowd to future employers.

What will I study?

During your time studying law you will cover diverse subject areas involving civil and criminal human relationships and rights, including, professional skills, digital business and new technologies.

Studying such varied topics will help you understand how law interacts with society and government, alongside developing key skills, such as understanding complex information, attention to detail and analytical thinking which will ensure you are well placed to enter the employment market.

Our Law programmes embed professional skills modules in your first and second year, giving you the opportunity to develop a high level of legal and employability skills which will enhance career opportunities and help you to further stand out from the crowd to future employers.

In your first year we are focused on providing you with all of the building blocks you need to create a solid foundation and understanding of the concepts, theories and models of law. You will study topics, such as, Legal Systems, Law of Contract, Criminal Law, EU Constitutional and Procedural Law, Public Law and Legal and Skills.

During your second year, you will study the Law of Tort and Property Law and begin to develop your independent research skills Research Methods module. Through these you will learn to apply, analyse and evaluate the principles and theories and be able to reference and apply them to contemporary situations. You will be able to choose optional modules from Family and Child Law, Employment Law, Human Rights and Social Justice. If you choose to specialise in Business Law you will be able to choose optional modules from Business Law and Practice, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Ethics in Legal Practice

In your final year, you will focus on preparing yourself for your future and career after graduation. In addition to Equity and Trusts Law, you will undertake an independent Dissertation Project on an area of law of your choice, to illustrate how you have developed a depth of understanding through a combination of critical analysis and evaluation.

Depending on what pathway you choose, you will also be able to choose from a range of additional option modules. These include Advocacy and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property Law, Contemporary Legal Issues, International Law, Medical Law and Ethics.

The lecturers on this course are very professional whilst teaching and are also very understanding when students ask questions and need support.
Maria Guterres

How will I be taught and assessed?

At Buckinghamshire New University we like to foster an interactive and student-focused teaching style where we blend lectures, seminars, one-to-one workshops, tutorial sessions, independent study and guest speakers to enhance the learning experience.

Our lecturers work hard to ensure that you learn the latest industry standard practices and knowledge. To support in the delivery of this we also welcome industry experts and professionals to deliver guest lectures who share their experience of the latest legal rulings and cases.

Seminars and workshops have been created to provide you with the chance interact and collaborate with other students and the tutor and begin to engage with the subject matter, identify legal issues and engage in discussion/formulate legal arguments.

Throughout your studies you will carry out the following assessment activities:

  • written coursework, in the form of essays, reports or client advice
  • oral group and individual presentations
  • role play advice (presenting a criminal bail case in court, legal debating (mooting), legal advice exhibition, mediation and negotiation)
  • written examinations.
Useful documents

LLB (Hons) Law Programme Specification

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Open Days

We understand that when it comes to deciding where you’d like to study, there are a lot of things to consider. Come along to our Open Day and discover why BNU could be the place for you. You can find out more about your course, meet the course team, and get all your questions answered.


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Application Guide

For everything you need to know about applying, check out our Application Guide. You can find useful information for each stage of your application journey – from before you even apply to what to do if you receive an offer, and everything in between.  


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What are the course entry requirements?

A typical offer will require a UCAS tariff score of: 104 - 128 (Full-time) or 32 - 56 (Foundation Year)

A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.

For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the three-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a degree course, can apply for a four-year programme including a Foundation Year.


This provides a guide of the modules that make up your course. You can find more information about how your course is structured on our Academic Advice section.

This course has Opportunity modules.

Opportunity modules are a key part of the BNU curriculum. You’ll choose modules in both your first and second year from a broad selection in areas such as sustainability, entrepreneurship, creativity, digital skills, personal growth, civic engagement, health & wellbeing and employment. Opportunity modules are designed to enable you to develop outside the traditional boundaries of your discipline and help you to further stand out from the crowd to future employers. Find out more.

Law Pathway
Business Law Pathway

What are the tuition fees


Home, Academic Year 2023 - 2024

£9,250 per year


Overseas/International, Academic Year 2023 - 2024

£15,000 per year

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Enquiries Team:

0330 123 2023

What are my career prospects? 

Graduating with Law Degree recognised by the SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority) with admittance to the vocational stage of study for solicitors, the SQE (Solicitors Qualifying Examination), and for Barristers, The Bar Council  and admittance to the Bar Training Course (BTC) alongside a high level of competency in communication and analysis, are attractive to a range of graduate employers, including those offering careers in legal practice, law enforcement, regulation and compliance, policy making and the justice system.

Studying the LLB Law Degree means you will gain the knowledge and skills required to successfully complete the vocational stage of legal education, stages one and two of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) for a career as a solicitor, or the Bar Training Course (BTC) for a career as a Barrister, or to undertake post-graduate academic legal study.

Careers in the law industry are very competitive and our law academic team will work alongside the BNU Careers Service to support you in finding voluntary opportunities within and outside of legal environments whilst you are studying with us. This is a useful way to apply the knowledge and skills you are learning in the workplace and gain key connections and experience in the industry.

Law related careers are highly sought after across the globe. Having the foundation of having studied a degree in the subject the world becomes your oyster. The topics you will study on this programme and the transferrable skills you will have developed will make international careers easily accessible.

Course leader

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LLB (Hons) Law
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