m101 - Law LLB

Law LLB Honours

UCAS Code: M101 (3 Years)

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Course Overview

Our qualifying law degree is professionally accredited and provides exemption from the initial stage of the solicitor and barrister professional examinations for England and Wales.

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At a Glance


UCAS Institution Name and Code

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Degree Awarded
LLB Honours

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Course Duration
3 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAA
IB: 34 points

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This means our graduates fulfil the academic requirements to apply for direct entry to the LPC or BPTC stage of professional training.

Newcastle is a top 10 UK university for law, providing a high quality legal education in a supportive and friendly environment.

All your modules in Stages 1 and 2 are compulsory to cover the essential foundation subjects in law.

In your final year you can choose legal topics that interest you from our wide range of research-informed modules, such as: human rights law; terrorism and counter-terrorism law; public international law; and environmental law.

You also have the opportunity to apply to spend a year studying law in Europe or Asia.

Highlights of this degree

Student profile

Newcastle Law School does not treat their students as numbers. Academic staff know who their students are, and they help you to reach your academic and career goals.

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Course Details

Modules for 2016 entry

Please note

The module and/or programme information below is for 2016 entry. Modules may be amended on an annual basis to take account of changing staff expertise, developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Modules/programme information for 2017 entry will be published here as soon as it is available (mid-May 2017).

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.

Programme modules do change and therefore may differ for your year of entry.

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

Stage 2

Compulsory modules

Study Abroad Year (optional)

You have the opportunity to apply to join our Law LLB Honours (European Legal Studies) or Law LLB Honours (International Legal Studies) degree. Places available on a competitive basis.

These four-year degrees include a year studying law at one of our European or international partner universities. See the Course Overview for details.

Work Placement (optional)

You can apply to spend 9 to 12 months on an optional work placement between Stages 2 and 3. You can apply to spend your placement year with any organisation and will receive University support to do so. It will extend your degree by a year and is subject to availability. It isn't available if you're spending a year studying abroad. Find out more about Work Placements.

Stage 3

Optional modules

You take 120 credits of the following optional modules:

You may take a total of 40 credits in Stage 3 from other subjects offered by the University, with approval of the DPD.

Entry Requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis. If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered. 

The entrance requirements below apply to 2018 entry.

Undergraduate Admissions Policy

See our Admissions Policy 2017 Entry (PDF: 109 KB).

See further policies related to admission.


Law careers

It is a mistake to think of a law degree merely as a narrow route to a legal profession. On the contrary, a law degree opens up a wide range of possible careers.

Approximately 70 per cent of our graduates do indeed go on to qualify as solicitors or barristers. This requires one year’s further training in the form of either the Legal Practice Course for intending solicitors, or the Bar Professional Training Course for intending barristers plus, in both cases, professional on-the-job training.

Once qualified, a solicitor or barrister may choose to enter into either a private practice or employment with such entities as the civil service, large companies or local authorities. For those who do not choose one of the legal professions, a law degree is a particularly valuable qualification that is highly respected by a range of employers.

Employers know that a law graduate has acquired a variety of useful skills including a capacity for logical and critical thought, the accurate use of language, communication skills and the ability to make a persuasive argument. Thus, our graduates are to be found pursuing a wide variety of careers.

A significant number of our law graduates are recruited by accountancy firms. Others go into management, insurance, banking, teaching, public relations, the civil service and the armed forces.

Less well-travelled paths chosen by our graduates include the theatre, the representative of a farmers’ union and a commercial pilot.

Given the breadth of opportunities available to them, it is not surprising that unemployment among law graduates is among the lowest of all degree programmes.

Find out more about the career options for Law from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. The most recent data available is for graduates who completed their course in 2014/15.

The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

94% of our 2014/15 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

Of our graduates who entered employment 85% were in a professional or managerial position.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

Fees & Funding



Before you apply you will need to check the entry requirements for your chosen degree. We accept a wide range of qualifications offered for entry to our degrees. We welcome applications from international students.

Applying to Newcastle University through UCAS

To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

UCAS codes for Newcastle University

  • institution name - NEWC
  • institution code - N21

UCAS buzzword

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All UK schools and colleges and a small number of EU and international establishments are registered with UCAS.

If you are applying independently, or are applying from a school or college which is not registered to manage applications, you will still use the Apply system. You will not need a buzzword.

Making your application

On the UCAS website you can also find out more about:

Application decisions and enquiries

Find out more about our admissions process and who to contact if you need help with your application.