Law - LLB (Hons)

Explore the law in an internationally renowned and supportive environment. Our LLB in Law combines research-led critical legal education with a range of opportunities such as our Legal Advice Clinics, Community Legal Outreach programme, mooting or placement schemes that provide hands-on experience and will support your vocational development. A Keele law degree prepares you for a successful career in the law and a range of other professions.

Year of entry

Course type

  • Single Honours

Location

Subject area / School

UCAS code

  • M100

Duration of study

  • 3 years / 4 years with international or placement year

Why study Law at Keele University?

Global Top 200 for Law (Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings, 2022)
Wide-ranging pro-bono and career enhancing opportunities such as our Legal Advice Clinics, Community Legal Outreach programmes, practical legal skills competitions and placement schemes
Combine your studies with a placement year, international year, or learning modern languages
Tailor your degree to your interests, career aspirations and chosen specialism, through an extensive choice of modules
State-of-the-art facilities including a moot courtroom and dedicated law library
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"I learned and developed during my time on the law degree key skills such as legal research, problem solving and the ability to critically think and analyse which are all important for any future careers. Being an undergraduate student at Keele I was able to learn from academics who were at the cutting-edge of their research and tutors who were genuinely interested in helping us as students to develop and challenge ourselves."

Shamin, Law

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Additional opportunities

There are a range of additional opportunities available when studying this course.
Please note, undertaking one may impact upon the availability of another.

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Community Legal Outreach Collaboration Keele (CLOCK)

Founded 10 years ago, CLOCK began as a research project, listening to 'Voices of Experience'; a group of women from a domestic violence refuge, who shared their fears and proposals for how to support women going to court alone following the significant withdrawal of legal aid under LASPO, the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act, 2012. CLOCK has been Highly Commended by the Attorney-General National Access to Justice Award, 2016, and the Green Gown Awards for 'Benefitting Society', 2019.

The Community Legal Companion role has been endorsed by the President of the Family Court and has been cascaded to 12 University Law Schools to operate in 8 court centres; Stoke, Brighton, Canterbury, Wolverhampton, Leicester, Oxford, Liverpool and York.

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"Studying Law at Keele meant that not only did I learn the black letter law but also, due to the hard work of the Law School, meant that upon graduating I knew fully what to expect from the current legal market. I got involved with the Community Legal Outreach Collaboration programme which enabled me to give something back to the community whilst also strengthening my key employability skills. I have found that the skills I developed here have been really useful to discuss in job interviews or on applications for training contracts."

Alice, Law

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"During my time at Keele, I have been given many opportunities to do more and get more involved. For example, I have been involved in the Client Interviewing competition and been a member of the Law and Bar Society. Keele gives you opportunities to help build a career. My plans for the future are to go to the Bar and become a Barrister, and I can honestly say that the support at Keele has put me in good place to achieve this."

Katherine, Law

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Foundation year

Our Foundation Year provides an excellent alternative route to Keele, providing a unique opportunity to better prepare for your chosen degree, and with guaranteed entry onto your undergraduate course once you successfully complete your Foundation Year.

This extra year of study can improve your academic skills, expand your subject knowledge, give you a better understanding of higher education and, perhaps most importantly of all, build your confidence.

Keele University is consistently ranked among the top universities for student satisfaction, and we have over 70 years' experience of teaching a foundation year to students. On the Keele Foundation Year, you'll study on campus, joining our undergraduate community from the outset, with access to all the facilities and support that you'd get as an undergraduate student at Keele.

The information within this section is for students wishing to start their studies in September. If you would like to start this course in January, please visit our January pages for further details.

Course content

Our Foundation Year allows you to develop your critical thinking, academic reading, writing, and communication study skills along with subject-specific knowledge and skills which will be invaluable in your academic studies and beyond. Upon meeting the progression criteria and successfully completing our Foundation Year, you will automatically progress into your Keele undergraduate degree with the confidence that you have the skills, and knowledge needed to successfully complete your course.

This Foundation Year is a two-semester programme which provides a tailored pre-degree programme of study to better prepare you for the LLB (Hons) Law degree. For example, the Foundations in Law module provides a foundational understanding of English (Common Law) legal methods and how to apply them to disputes and recent or contemporary issues in society. Course content has been developed in collaboration with degree teaching teams, so that by the time you begin Year 1, you will be ready to excel at your studies, as the majority of our Foundation Year students do. 

Find out more about the Keele Foundation Year, including information about teaching and assessment methods by visiting the Foundation Year homepage

Course structure

The module details given below are indicative, they are intended to provide you with an idea of the range of subjects that are taught to our current students. The modules that will be available for you to study in future years are prone to change as we regularly review our teaching to ensure that it is up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. The information presented is therefore not intended to be construed and/or relied upon as a definitive list of the modules available in any given year.

Semester one modules

FYO-00247 Foundations: Breaking the code - Understanding Academic Writing 15 credits
FYO-00263 Foundations of Social Sciences - 1 15 credits
FYO-00265 Foundations of Social Sciences - 2 15 credits
FYO-00273
Foundations of Law 15 credits

Semester two modules

FYO-00271 University Research Portfolio 30 credits
FYO-00269 Advancing Social Sciences 30 credits

Entry requirements

The entry grades outlined in this section indicate the likely offer or range of offers which would be made to candidates along with any subject specific requirements. This is for general information only. Keele University reserves the right to vary offer conditions depending upon a candidate’s application. Read more about our undergraduate entry requirements for United KingdomEuropean Union and International students

  • Between 40-48 UCAS points from at least 1 A level/level 3 qualification or equivalent, or
  • Relevant work experience

  AND

  • GCSE English Language at grade 4 (C), or Level 2 Functional Skills, or
  • IELTS 5.5 (with 5.5 in all subtests)

How to apply 

Students will need to apply for LLB (Hons) Law with Foundation Year (UCAS code M1L3) through UCAS at www.ucas.com.

Direct entry students

If you already have your qualifications, are not expecting any further results and only wish to apply to Keele, please contact the Admissions Office directly.

Our International Foundation Year is delivered on campus through Keele University International College (KUIC). Find out more about the International Foundation Year options on the KUIC website.

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Discover the Keele difference

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Make yourself more employable after graduation by taking advantage of the whole host of additional opportunities.