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Undergraduate Law

Newcastle Law School’s Law LLB gives you the foundations of legal knowledge. You'll develop key skills for your future career.

We equip you for a career in law, to work for the police, to go into business or finance, and many other occupations. We give you the knowledge, expertise, skills and experience to succeed.

Our degree

The Newcastle Law LLB will give you the opportunity to:

  • study a degree informed by the latest research
  • understand the nature of law and theoretical and multi-disciplinary influences on its development
  • develop analytical, problem-solving and critical skills
  • develop intellectual and key transferable skills for future learning and boost your employability

We want you to make the most of your time at Newcastle. And we will encourage you to challenge yourself throughout your studies.

Our Combined Honours programme

You can also study law as part of the Combined Honours programme which would lead you to a BA degree.

In Combined Honours, you can take either two or three subjects which you will study over three years full time. To date, students have chosen to study

  • law and business
  • law and philosophy
  • law and sociology
  • law, politics and media

Many other combinations are available.

Our teaching

Our teaching staff are world-leading legal experts. We're committed to research-driven teaching.

Our expertise spans the core modules that form part of a qualifying law degree.

This feeds into options as diverse as:

  • competition law
  • human rights law
  • environmental law
  • employment law
A lecturer in action.

How you'll learn law

Lectures will give you a framework of the subject. Seminars – small classes of up to 12 students – help you work through complex legal problems. We organise further sessions at courts and prison facilities. Our students enjoy one-to-one coursework and exam feedback sessions. They improve their skills with every piece of work.

An independent audit of our learning provision praised the excellence of our teaching. Our curriculum, feedback, and careers support are held as examples of good practice. We're committed to ensuring our students get the best learning experience possible.

Research that shapes our teaching

Law at Newcastle has an excellent reputation. Our staff are world-leading at the forefront of research, which we use to inform teaching.

We offer our students leading research-informed teaching and learning. This contributes to consistently excellent teaching quality and our National Student Survey results.

Our staff are experts across a wide range of legal subjects, including:

  • criminal law
  • company law
  • law of evidence
  • environmental law
A law library.

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