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A law degree teaches you to comprehend, critically evaluate and apply the regulations and frameworks that society sets up to ensure justice and stability.
Our law degree develops your legal knowledge, makes you learn from professionals and gain practical experience. It provides the seven core foundations of legal knowledge and meets the requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board for a career as a solicitor or barrister in the UK, as well as giving you discounted access to BARBRI SQE preparation courses.
If you hope to use your legal skills in other areas – such as business, finance, policy making or public service – our law course will give you the transferable skills you need.
Many of our students choose to study law because they’re motivated by the idea of helping people. And so, from your first year, you’ll have the opportunity to work in our law clinics in Cambridge or Chelmsford. With support from qualified solicitors, you’ll advise members of the public on legal issues.
As you move into Year 2, you can also take part in our mentoring scheme, and get advice and guidance from a legal professional
It’s well worth joining our student Law Society, too. They take part in national competitions such as Mooting, and have a track record of success. It could be a great achievement to add to your CV.
All this practical experience is, of course, backed up by classroom teaching. Our lecturers combine academic modules with those that focus on areas of professional practice, such as human rights law.
As you progress through the LLB (Hons) Law course, you’ll have the chance to take optional modules and explore areas of law that are of particular interest to you.
Whichever area you focus on, you can rely on our personal tutor system, which offers regular, structured support throughout your time at ARU.
You have the option to take this course as a four-year degree with foundation year. If you choose to learn in Cambridge or Chelmsford, you'll study with our partner, ARU College, in Cambridge for Year 1, then Cambridge or Chelmsford for years 2-4. If you choose to study in Peterborough, you'll stay there for all four years of your course.
The LLB Hons stands for Bachelor of Laws. It is the traditional route to practicing Law, covering seven core modules which make it a 'qualifying law degree'. A BA Law is a Bachelor of Arts degree which focuses on Law. It enables you to study a wider range of modules but you'll need to do a conversion course to qualify to train as a solicitor or barrister. Learn more about the difference between the different law degrees.
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Study your LLB (Hons) Law degree in the heart of three thriving cities - Cambridge, Chelmsford, or Peterborough.
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Our law degree provides the seven core foundations of legal knowledge and meets the requirements of the Bar Standards Board for a career as a solicitor or barrister in the UK.
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Our LLB (Hons) Law course is the first step to becoming a solicitor, barrister or paralegal and covers the core foundations of legal knowledge and skills to help you on this path.
You can benefit from discounted access to the BARBRI Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) 1 and 2 preparation courses. Find out more about accessing BARBRI SQE preparation courses as an ARU LLB graduate.
You'll also find that this course gives you skills that you can use in related roles, including business and commerce, policy making, public services or banking and finance.
Employers and legal professionals often join us on campus, for events such as guest lectures and careers fairs.
While you’re studying with us, you can gain valuable work experience in our law clinics, with supervision from qualified solicitors.
You’ll additionally benefit from our mentoring scheme, which partners you with a legal professional in your second year; and our undergraduate researcher scheme, where you support a member of academic staff who works in your field of interest.
Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. You might decide to stay at ARU and study for a Masters, such as our LLM International Business and Commercial Law. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.
Informed by employers, our courses support an integrated approach to employability. You’ll have opportunities to develop the skills and abilities they are looking for and gain a deeper understanding of how your academic learning relates to the world of work through Live Briefs and Ruskin Modules.
To amplify your career ambition, you will need to actively dedicate time outside of your studies, whether you choose to explore an ARU Certificate for Professional Development, placements, internships or volunteering. Or you could make a social impact by collaborating with our partner organisations through our volunteer scheme Students at the Heart of Knowledge Exchange (SHoKE). These all give you an edge, providing you with experience that you will be able to evidence on your CV and talk about in interviews.
Our Employability and Careers Service offers a range of expert advice and support to build your unique professional profile, including tailored career appointments, advice on writing your CV, and help to complete job applications. You’ll have 24/7 access to the Careers Centre, our comprehensive online digital resource, which empowers you to start building a Personal Career Development Plan from the very start. Design your future at ARU.
“At ARU I’ve had incredible work experience offers and – to cap it off – I’ve advanced to winning stages of national law competitions.”Hameeda Hussani
LLB (Hons) Law graduateHameeda's story
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