(2018 Entry)

LLB (Hons)

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.

Single Honours
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3 years/ 4 years with international year

UCAS code: M100

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Course Overview


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School of Law

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 European and International 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 combined honours degrees offer great choice and flexibility to fit with a variety of future career choices. Students taking a combined honours degree will graduate with a BA or BSc, which is not a qualifying law degree. Popular combinations include; Business Management, Criminology, Philosophy and Politics.

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.

Indicative modules

First year

  • Legal Skills
  • Legal Systems 
  • Public Law 
  • Torts Law

Second year

  • Land Law 
  • Contract 
  • Criminal Law; plus a choice of elective modules, which in previous years have included Mental Health Law, Lawyers in Society, Introduction to Public International Law, Law with Ethics, Law in Action or Family Law

Third year

  • European Law 
  • Equity and Trusts; and in addition a choice of electives, which in previous years have included Business Leases, Child Law, Commercial Law, Company Law, Employment Law, Evidence, Gender, Sexuality and Law, Healthcare Law, International Human Rights, International Law, Globalisation and the Environment, Jurisprudence and Transnational Crime