Begin your journey to becoming a solicitor or barrister, or advance your legal knowledge for many roles in business, finance and public service. Develop key transferable skills that can take you far whichever career path you choose.
Since undertaking this highly-regarded degree, I have provided research assistance for an academic publication and achieved a solicitor training contract in a top London city commercial law firm, representing both Anglia Ruskin and my future employers in the prestigious Training Contract and Pupilage Handbook.
Our LLB (Hons) Law is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Boards (BSB), and as such is the first step to becoming a solicitor or a barrister in the UK. But if you hope to use your interest in law for a different career, such as business or policy making, our LLB (Hons) will help you develop key transferable skills, including critical thinking and problem-solving, that can broaden your options.
Our modules blend the academic with the practical, with options including Human Rights Law, Sports Law and Intellectual Property Law. Your assessments will range from exams and essays to mooting, online discussions and group work, allowing you to test your progress using career-oriented methods. In the final year, you will also have the option to take up work experience with a local law firm and use your analytical and reflective skills to investigate your own future career options.
This combination of professional and academic law is reflected in our staff team, which consists of practising solicitors as well as research-active academics. You will always find someone to talk to, whether it’s about the course, your career or more personal matters.
We work actively to improve your career prospects. Our personal tutor system will offer you structured support, and we have a dedicated law employability champion as well as faculty employability staff. You can also take part in our mentoring scheme, to get first-hand advice and guidance from a legal professional.
Outside of the course, you will find more help and advice at our careers events, and through the Student Union’s Law Society, who arrange entry to competitions such as the national Mooting and Client Interviewing competitions as well as guest speakers and field trips.
Additionally, by choosing and completing particular modules on the course, you can graduate with two awards: the LLB (Hons) and the Higher Diploma in Paralegal Practice from the National Association of Licensed Paralegals, which can help you secure a job as a paralegal.
From your first year, you will have the opportunity to work in our Law Clinic in Cambridge, supporting and advising members of the public on legal issues. In Chelmsford, you will have the chance to volunteer for the personal support unit at Chelmsford County Court, where you will help people who are going to court without a lawyer through the trial process.
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I thoroughly enjoyed studying Law at ARU... Taking part improved my critical thinking and encouraged me to express myself clearly and confidently.
As well as being a first step to becoming a solicitor, barrister or paralegal, our LLB (Hons) Law will equip you with transferable key skills required for many related roles, including business and commerce, policy making, public services or banking and finance.
You can get law careers advice from many sources at Anglia Ruskin, including your tutors, the employability service and the SU Law society. In particular, Anglia Law School offers a range of schemes and opportunities to enhance your careers opportunities. They include:
You might also decide to continue with your academic law work after you graduate, and move on to one of our LLM courses:
For a full breakdown of module options and credits, please view the appropriate module structure:
Our assessments include both traditional exams and essays as well as more innovative career-oriented methods, including mooting, online discussions, group work and presentations, ensuring you have many different and relevant opportunities to test your learning.
Anglia Law School is a community of over 800 students spread across Anglia Ruskin’s Cambridge and Chelmsford campuses. Our teaching staff is made up of both practising legal professionals and research-active academics, so our students get invaluable guidance for their careers as well as the latest theories and case studies. We train the lawyers and legal advisers of the future across a broad range of disciplines, which will open doors for you in areas beyond legal practice too.
Our close links with legal practitioners and regional professionals will give you access to careers events, talks by industry speakers, mentoring schemes and student prizes.
We’re part of the Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Sciences, a hub of creative and cultural innovation whose groundbreaking research has real social impact.
You can study LLB (Hons) Law on our Cambridge or Chelmsford campuses. Both are equipped with a mock court room, allowing you to practice legal representation in a realistic setting, as well as modern teaching facilities and extensive libraries with open-access study areas. You can access our online library at any time, both on- and off-campus, and your in-class activities will be supported by many online learning materials.
Cambridge and Chelmsford both have three courts (Crown, Magistrates and County) very close to the ARU campus, making it easy to attend cases relevant to your studies. The benefits for law students of attending court cases have been outlined in a recent Guardian article.
Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter for undergraduate courses. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
From September 2018, EU students starting an undergraduate degree with us can access an £800 bursary.
Meanwhile, our £400 Books Plus scheme helps with the costs of study. There's no need to apply for this: if you're eligible you can simply collect a Books Plus card when you start your course.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for undergraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.
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