Law (Accelerated) - LLB (Hons)

Fast-track your LLB study with our new 2-year LLB Law (Accelerated) degree programme. Incorporating light-touch summer study, and completed over two years rather than the usual three, this intensive course will be ideal for career-motivated individuals, keen to enter legal practice with an LLB in a shorter timeframe. In addition to Law foundation subjects, which will equip you with the legal grounding and expertise to thrive in your future career, you will choose from an exciting array of optional Law modules tailored to your interests and aspirations. By completing this innovative degree, you will combine rigorous academic study with practice or skills focused modules and placement and outreach opportunities, equipping you with the skills, knowledge and real-world experience desired by today’s legal employers.

Year of entry

Course type

  • Single Honours


Subject area / School

UCAS code

  • M104

Duration of study

  • 2 years / 3 years with international or placement year

Why study Law (Accelerated) at Keele University?

Global Top 250 for Law (Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings, 2023)
Fast track your undergraduate study with an exciting, innovative and coherently designed two-year LLB programme
Enhance your employability with a summer CAB placement opportunity and access to our Community Legal Outreach programme, all as part of your degree
Global Top 100 for International Outlook, Law (Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings, 2023)
Enhance your studies with a placement year, international year, or by learning modern languages
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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.

Entry requirements

The following section details our typical entry requirements for this course for a range of UK and international qualifications. If you don’t see your qualifications listed, please contact us to find out if we can accept your qualifications. If you don't think you'll meet the entry requirements specified, you may be able to gain entry to this course via a Foundation Year.

Additional information


  • A Level requirement AAB


  • English Language or Literature C (or 4)


  • BTEC requirements DDD


  • H6, H6, H5


  • Obtain Access to Higher Education Diploma with 136 UCAS Tariff points including a minimum of 45 Level 3 credits at Distinction


Distinction overall in:

  • Education and Childcare
  • Health
  • Digital Production, Design and Development
  • Digital Business Services
  • Digital Support Services
  • Media Broadcast and Production
  • Legal Services
  • Management and Administration 

English Language Requirements

All of our courses require an English language qualification or test. For most students, this requirement can be met with a 4 or C in GCSE English. Please see our English Language guidance pages for further details, including English language test information for international students. For those students who require an English language test, this course requires a test from .

Alternative and contextual offers

We're committed to ensuring equality of opportunity to all our applicants with the potential and motivation to succeed, regardless of background. That's why we operate a range of alternative offer schemes with clear eligibility criteria, including contextual offers, offers for those studying within the Keele region, and recognising a range of additional qualifications in your offer.

General information

The entry grades outlined in this section indicate the typical offer 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.

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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 in this Foundation Year section is for UK/Home applicants. Where an international Foundation Year is available, please see the 'Information for international students' tab.

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 career. 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 (Accelerated) degree. 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.

The modules below are indicative of the September foundation year intake.

Semester one modules


Foundations: Breaking the code - Understanding Academic Writing

15 credits


Foundations of Social Sciences - 1

15 credits


Foundations of Social Sciences - 2

15 credits


Foundations of Law

15 credits

Semester two modules


University Research Portfolio

30 credits


Advancing Social Sciences

30 credits

Eligibility for progression onto LLB Law (Accelerated)

In order to meet the requirements to progress onto the 2-year LLB Law (Accelerated) undergraduate degree programme, you must:

  • Achieve 50% or above in all semester one modules
  • Achieve 60% or above in all semester two modules
  • Take part in an interview to discuss the two-year programme and explore any support required

Please note: Students recruited onto the September and January FY Social Science with Law programmes are also eligible.

If you do not meet the requirements above, you will be eligible to progress onto the 3-year LLB Law programme. In order to do so, you must:

  • Achieve 40% or above in all semester one modules
  • Achieve 50% or above in all semester two modules

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


  • 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 (Accelerated) with Foundation Year (M106) through UCAS at

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.

The information in this Foundation Year section is for UK/Home applicants. Where an international Foundation Year is available, please see the 'Information for international students' tab.

We also offer a January start for some of our Foundation Year courses. Adopting a blended learning approach, the January start is particularly useful for students wishing to return to education following time out of studying, or who are seeking a flexible approach to their Foundation Year studies. Our January start is available across most of our Science, Humanities, Social Science and Business courses.

Whilst still being a full-time course, our blended delivery model combines live teaching sessions - both online and on-campus - with self-directed study, enabling you to predominantly study at a time that suits your lifestyle. You will benefit from weekly online taught sessions which encourage you to engage with your teachers and peers.

In addition to online study there will be a series of full study days that you will be required to attend throughout each semester. These sessions may include lab-based activities, group work, review of course and assessment materials studied online. They will emphasise opportunities for you to deepen your knowledge and understanding of your chosen route.

Please refer to the September start tab for more information about the entry requirements and what you will study. The modules that you will take on a January start Foundation Year will be similar to those for the September start, but in a slightly different order and pattern.

For more information, including fees, the UCAS code for this course, how to apply, and how you will be taught, please visit our January Start Foundation Year webpage.

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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