Take your first step to becoming a solicitor or barrister.
The course will qualify you for the next stage of your legal training. On the way, you will learn skills that will give you a step-up in other careers, and you could be awarded a Higher Diploma in Paralegal Practice in addition to your degree.
This qualifying law degree, accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board (BSB), will allow you to progress to the vocational stage of training as a solicitor or barrister.
You will study both academic and practical aspects of the law, which, as well as preparing you for a legal career, will give you many skills that are highly valued in other occupations. We encourage you to focus on your areas of interest and develop specialisms, such as family law, criminal law and procedure, and/or civil law and litigation. In addition, you will be supervised for your major undergraduate project on a legal subject of your choosing.

Course Content

Year 1
  • Legal Method & Skills
  • Constitutional & Administrative Law
  • Present Contract Law
  • Foundations of Criminal Law
Year 2
  • European Union Law
  • Law of Tort
  • Equity & the Law of Trusts
  • Legal Research: Theory and Practice
Optional Modules:
  • Company Law in Context
  • Family Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Law of Succession
Year 3
  • Civil Litigation
  • Land Law
  • Undergraduate Major Project in Law
Optional Modules:
  • Child Law
  • Criminal Litigation with Evidence
  • Employment Law
  • Public International Law
  • Law of Information, Intellectual Property and Social Media
  • Issues in Medical Law

Teaching and assessment

Students are will be assessed through a variety of methods from coursework, group assignments, activity-based assignments and exams. Students can expect to part take in on-going problem-solving activities, projects and presentations. Students will also be able to access support material through our  Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
All assignments are designed with your career progression in mind and give you opportunities to develop and improve transferable skills employers look for.

Entry requirements

  • The standard offer is 104 UCAS tariff points from 3 A-Levels, e.g. BCC.
  • Alternatively, ARU London asks for:
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: BBCCC.
  • Scottish Highers: BBCCC.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DMM in a business-related subject.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: 24 points.

Students are also welcome applications from mature individuals who can demonstrate appropriate, relevant work experience.
All applicants are required to have at least 5 GCSEs at C/4 or above including English and Maths. Students whose first language is not English and who have not previously studied in the UK are required to have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Entry requirements are a guide only and decisions will be based on our assessment of overall suitability for the course. Every application is considered on case to case, whole application including any relevant work experience and personal circumstances as well as your educational qualifications.


Students to consider their future when choosing what degree to study. We don't expect everyone to know what they want to do after university, but it is important that the associated jobs interest you.

Associated Jobs:

  • Barrister
  • Barrister's Clerk
  • Chartered Legal Executive
  • Company Secretary
  • Solicitor
  • Patent Attorney
  • Data Analyst
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Civil Service
Partner University
Anglia Ruskin University - London Campus
London Metropolitan University 

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