Course type: Single Honours, Dual Honours,
Entry requirements: Read more about entry requirements
Typical offer:ABB
Tuition fees: Read more about tuition fees
Duration and mode of study: 3 years, Full time
Location of study:Keele University campus
Subject Area: Law, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Course Overview

Keele is one of the UK’s leading law schools, with an impressive list of alumni practising law at the highest levels.

The single honours programme is recognised as a qualifying law degree, enabling you to train as a solicitor or barrister after graduating. Our law degree examines law in its social, political, ethical, historical and international contexts. You’ll explore core legal subjects such as crime, torts, contract, land, equity and public law, developing your understanding of the rules which structure relationships between governments and citizens, and between private individuals.

You’ll study principles and doctrines of English and EU law and have plenty of opportunities to develop your practical skills. You can take part in mooting (practising oral arguments), client interviewing, and work as a Community Legal Companion, within the innovative CLOCK programme, which was pioneered at Keele.

Students who are interested in law but do not wish to enter the legal professions will find our exciting range of dual honours degrees offer great choice and flexibility to fit with a variety of future career choices (the dual honours degrees are not qualifying law degrees). Dual honours students can currently combine legal study with one of over 30 possible other subjects. The leading combinations that work particularly well in terms of disciplinary coherence and career aspirations, and ones which are most popular among current students are Business Management, Criminology, Sociology, Philosophy and Politics.

Course content

Our Course Information Documents (CIDs) are designed to give you all of the details you need to make an informed decision about what and where to study.

Single Honours Course Information Document (PDF) Dual Honours Course Information Document (PDF)

Looking for a more complete list of modules? You can view the module list for 2016 entry on our Module Catalogue. Please note this is not a guaranteed module list for future intakes:

Module Catalogue

Skills and Careers

What will this mean for my future?

The single honours law programme is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board as a ‘qualifying law degree’ and thus satisfies the academic stage of legal professional qualification. Your degree will also be of value in many other careers. After further study or training you might work as a company secretary, chartered accountant, tax advisor or in business. You might also work in the police service or pursue a career with a charity or in international relations.

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Codes and Combinations

Codes and Combinations

Single Honours, Major and Foundation course information

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Study abroad

On Law Programmes you have the opportunity to spend a semester abroad in your second year studying at one of Keele’s international partner universities. Exactly which countries are available depends on your choice of degree subjects. An indicative list of countries is on the website Partner Universities however this does not guarantee the availability of study in a specific country as this is subject to the University’s application process for studying abroad. 

No additional tuition fees are payable for studying abroad but you do have to bear the costs of travelling to and from your destination university, accommodation, food and personal costs. Depending on the destination you are studying at additional costs may include visas, study permits, residence permits, and compulsory health checks. You should expect the total costs of studying abroad to be greater than if they study in the UK, information is made available from the Global Education Team throughout the process, as costs will vary depending on destination. 


This subject/programme is accredited by The Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board. Please note the following:

Module Selection: You should note that to have your award recognised as a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) you must study Law modules of not less than 240 credits in a 360 credit degree programme and that the coverage of Foundations of Legal Knowledge subjects must amount to not less than 180 credits. Those of you wishing to achieve a QLD must satisfy both the Keele requirements for the award of a single honours degree as well as the requirements of the professional bodies.

Regulations: Your programme has professional accreditation and while there are no specific regulations, which you have to agree to abide by, you should be aware that the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) has a responsibility under the Solicitors Act 1974 to ensure that those who are admitted to practice as solicitors are of satisfactory character and suitability (SRA weblink). The Bar Standards Board applies similar criteria to those seeking admission as barristers. If you intend to seek professional qualification you will therefore be required to complete a screening process before you are admitted as a solicitor or barrister. This may include a request to the University for a reference as to your suitability to practice. Any such reference must include information about any finding of academic misconduct (cheating or plagiarism). 

Alice Shirley

Alice Shirley

"I have found that the skills I developed here have been really useful to discuss in job interviews or on applications for training contracts"

Graduated with a First in 2014

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Georgia Wakeley

"I have exceeded all my own expectations and my ambitions for the future have soared as a result"

Graduated with a First in 2012

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Shamin Khan

"‌Being an undergraduate student at Keele I was able to learn from academics who were at the cutting-edge of their research"

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