The Law LLB course gives you the knowledge, skills and experience to pursue your career as a lawyer, journalist, activist, civil servant or in many other areas where a law degree is highly valued. Our dedicated team of lawyers will provide you with in-depth knowledge of the contemporary legal issues that shape our lives and society. As well as developing your legal skills, our strong links with the legal profession and industry ensure exciting practical opportunities for ‘real world’ experiences to set you up for your chosen career.
The course is designed to foster your intellectual independence. You’ll be supported to develop the confidence and skills needed to think critically, to ask and answer cogent questions about law and its role in society, and to effectively communicate your reasoned arguments, orally or in writing.
You will acquire new knowledge and understanding of the principles and values of law and justice, and you’ll learn how law can be used to benefit individuals and societies, including the most marginalised in our community.
During the course you will study the fundamental areas of legal knowledge. For example, Public Law where you’ll learn about how the country is organised and run; Criminal Law which includes examining punishment and the rehabilitation of individuals who break the law, and Contract Law where you’ll learn about how legal agreements are made and operate between people and companies.
You’ll also have the opportunity to choose from exciting law optional modules such as International Law, Commercial Law, Human Rights, Sports Law, Roman Law & Legal History, Philosophy of Law and Family Law. If you choose our Work Placement module you will get the opportunity to experience legal work in a real-life situation.
You will be an active participant in your learning. It’s not all about sitting and reading. You'll learn the skills of debating, advocating and negotiating through a range of module and extra-curricular opportunities. You’ll also benefit from professional development activities, trips to government and judicial institutions, and from a wide range of guest speakers.
Throughout your studies you’ll acquire the academic knowledge and be introduced to the skills required to pursue a legal career should you wish to go on to qualify as a solicitor or barrister.
Why choose Bangor for this course?
Top 25 Law School in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2021).
Top 15 Law School for Student Satisfaction (The Complete University Guide 2021).
Supportive study environment with dedicated a moot court room, law library and small classes which enable you to have extensive access to your lecturers.
Welsh language provision is offered as part of every compulsory law module, and some optional modules can be studied entirely through the medium of Welsh.