BA/BSc (Hons) Law

The BA/BSc (Hons) Law course involves a rigorous study of the law, in which you will learn the law’s content and develop sound legal analysis skills. The programme has been specifically designed to fulfil the needs of students wishing to move into the legal professions, become Solicitors or Barristers, and who need a qualifying law degree (QLD).

What you need to know about the BA/BSc (Hons) Law course

Explore the fundamental principles of law in England and Wales on a qualifying law degree recognised by both the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board.

You will gain a solid grounding in critical areas such as legal methods and skills, constitutional law, criminal law and property law. Depending on your size of interest, you can also specialise in a range of subjects, including family law, media and entertainment law, company law and human rights. Throughout your Law course, you will learn how to argue a case effectively in court, interview clients and negotiate agreements, benefitting from simulated trials and tribunals in our Moot Court Room.

Law plays an essential part in all areas of life. The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) offers an education that can lead to a wide range of careers inside and outside the legal profession. Through the study of law, you will gain a skill set that meets the high demands of any legal job, including analytical and research skills, knowledge of the law and its implications, social appreciation, public responsibility and communication skills.

The law course is accredited as a Qualifying Law Degree in England and Wales by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board. It gives exemption from the academic qualification stage for both branches of the legal profession. Therefore it is ideal for those intending to qualify as solicitors or barristers.

Students benefit from the court and prison visits, a dedicated Moot Room for moots and mock trials, and a Law and Criminal Justice block. The Law team has strong links with the local legal profession, and visiting law firms and barristers provides students with career advice.

This practical law course is designed to make you ‘career-ready’ by giving you the skills you need to succeed in legal practice. It is perfect if you want to move on to the Legal Practice Course (LPC) to become a solicitor or take the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) if you aim to be a barrister. The knowledge and skills developed in this course will open the doors to various rewarding careers.

Course Length:  3 years / 4 years including Foundation year;
Start dates:  January / April / August / September;

About half of our law graduates seek careers in the legal profession, as solicitors or barristers after further study and training. However, a law degree can open many doors outside of the legal profession. The other graduates enter careers in media, entertainment, politics, business, accountancy, banking, the civil service, police, probation and social services, national and international organisations.

You can further your career in professions such as:

  • Barrister
  • Solicitor/Lawyer
  • Chief Court Clerk
  • Judicial Clerk Or Associate
  • Courtroom Deputy
  • Chartered Legal Executive (England And Wales)
  • Licensed Conveyancer
  • Court Administrator/Interpreter
  • Paralegal
  • Magistrate
  • Prothonotary
  • Jury Selection Expert
  • Mediation Coordinator
  • Trading Standards Officer
  • Legal Executive/Secretary
  • Trademark/Patent Attorney
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Manager
  • Immigration Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Political Research Assistant
  • Politician’s Assistant
  • Probation Officer
  • Litigation Support Specialist
  • Public Affairs Consultant
  • Trade Union Research Officer
  • Contract Negotiator
  • Corporate Lawyer
  • Claims Examiner
  • University Attorney

And More;

  • Minimum Age: 18 years old;
  • Applicants are required to submit proof of prior certificated learning (e.g. Secondary School Diploma/Baccalaureate/Level 3 qualification) and/or relevant work experience;
  • Applications from mature candidates without formal qualifications are welcomed provided they could demonstrate appropriate levels of relevant ability and experience.
  • If you are unable to meet the entry requirements for this course you may still be eligible for our Foundation year course. This is an extra year of study to prepare you for the full degree.
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language.
  • Applicants must bring their original certificates when coming for registration;

Year 1

  • Law of Contract
  • Legal System
  • Learning the Law
  • Introduction to Public Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Law and Society
  • Professional Legal Skills
  • Business and Company Law
  • Immigration, Asylum and Nationality

Year 2

  • Law of the European Institutions
  • Public Law
  • Law of Tort
  • Human Rights in the United Kingdom
  • Consumer Law
  • Intellectual Property Rights Law
  • Law in the Community
  • Law in Context
  • Discrimination Law
  • Child Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Academic and Employability Skills

Year 3

  • Land Law
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Dissertation
  • Employment Law
  • Relationships (Family Law)
  • Company Law
  • Family Law
  • Sale of Goods and Agency
  • Sentencing and Prisons
  • Legal Advice in the Community
  • Practical Legal Skills
  • European and International Human Rights Law

* The units can vary, depending on the chosen pathway or optional modules which your institution will choose for the course structure.


You will have a variety of different summative assessment methods; the precise approach depends on the individual module. For the core subjects most modules assess by examination, some by essay, or a combination. There is a degree of variation in the examination method adopted, with some using seen and open-book examinations instead of the traditional unseen examinations. Optional modules are also predominantly assessed by various forms of examination and essay, although a number employ different forms of assessment such as small group presentation, blog entry, portfolio, law reform project or oral presentation.


After completing your undergraduate degree, if you decide to enhance your career prospects even further you can apply for a postgraduate Master program. For more information regarding progression please contact Atlantic London.


The Tuition Fee of the course will vary depending on the institution you wish to study in, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

Government Funds – Student Finance England

If you are an UK/EU citizen or living in the UK on Indefinite stay, you can receive support from the government via Student Loan Company to cover tuition fees and some living costs while studying, depending on your circumstances. Tuition fee loans, to cover the full cost of your course, are paid directly to the course provider. Maintenance loans can be applied for at the same time, lending you money at the start of each term. You won’t have to pay back the loan until after your course, when you’re earning above a certain level.  Students can still apply for grants if they’re eligible for certain benefits, disabled, or need help with childcare costs.

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