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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 7.8k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 9.5k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English


    Law is a very versatile degree that is highly valued in all professions, and it’s also the first step towards a career in the legal profession.

    This LLB Law course takes you a step closer towards becoming a solicitor or barrister by satisfying the initial academic stage of training that you need. On completion of your course, the next step would be to go on to the Legal Practice Course (for solicitors) or the Bar Vocational Course (for barristers).

    Our LLB Law course is unusual because we give you the option of a ‘dual qualification’. We offer a mix of modules that allow you to qualify as a graduate paralegal, so you can start working in law as soon as you graduate. The option of a ‘dual qualification’ is an important advantage that marks out Sunderland’s course from many others.

    Our teaching team has wide professional and academic experience. We are fortunate to have excellent facilities at Sunderland, including a mock courtroom where you can practice your skills in advocacy. There is nothing like standing up in court and arguing legal principles to prepare you for a legal career – and at Sunderland we prepare you for it every step of the way.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline 15th January/October Tuition fee
    • GBP 7800 Year (EEA)
    • GBP 9500 Year (International)
    Start date September 2015 15th Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    This course offers a ‘dual qualification’ of an LLB Law and a graduate paralegal qualification. The latter qualification depends on the modules that you choose. You can follow a commercial law route or a non-commercial route. The possibility of a dual qualification helps our graduates to stand out from others and opens up an alternative route into the legal profession.

    Modules on this course include: Year 1 (national level 4)
    • Legal Methods and Institutions (30 Credits)
    • Law of Contract (30 Credits)
    • Criminal Law (30 Credits)
    • Constitutional and Administrative Law (30 Credits)
    Year 2 (national level 5)
    • EC Law (20 Credits)
    • Law of Tort (20 Credits)
    • Land Law (20 Credits)

    Optional Modules (choose three):

    • Practical Employment Law (20 Credits)
    • International Law I (20 Credits)
    • Introduction to Intellectual Property Law (20 Credits)
    • Company Law (20 Credits)
    • Mooting (20 Credits)
    • Law of Evidence (20 Credits)
    • Law, the Internet and Society (20 Credits)
    • Organised Crime and Terrorism (Level 2) (20 Credits)
    • Studies in Public Law (Level 2) (20 Credits)
    • Criminal Litigation (10 Credits) and Civil Litigation (10 Credits)
    • Environmental Law (20 Credits)
    Final Year (national level 6)
    • Equity and Trusts (20 Credits)

    Optional Modules (choose five):

    • Family Law (20 Credits)
    • Dissertation (20 Credits)
    • Conflict of Laws (20 Credits)
    • The Law of Evidence (20 Credits)
    • Succession (20 Credits)
    • Medical Law (20 Credits)
    • Organised Crime and Terrorism (20 Credits)
    • International Human Rights (20 Credits)
    • Legal Theory (20 Credits)
    • Commercial Law (20 Credits)
    • Law and Sexuality (20 Credits)
    • Sports Law (20 Credits)
    • Employment Law (20 Credits)
    • Company Law (Level 3) (20 Credits)
    • Intellectual Property Law (20 Credits)
    • Studies in Public Law (Level 2) (20 Credits)
    • Coroners’ Law (20 Credits)
    • Space Law (20 Credits)
    • Introduction to International Criminal Justice (20 Credits)
    • Legal Placement (20 Credits)
    • Industrial Disease and Personal Injury Law (20 Credits)

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6 CAE score : 60(Grade C)

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    Our typical offer will be in the region of 280 points from a minimum of two A Levels or equivalent (for example 1 x AVCE double award).

    We accept a maximum of 20 points from Level 3 Key Skills qualifications.

    We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number.

    If you have already covered one or more of the topics covered by the course, and would like to apply for accreditation of prior learning (APL), please contact the course leader.

    Other acceptable qualifications

    BTEC National: 280 points from a BTEC Certificate or Diploma.

    Access Courses: We would require successful completion of an Access to Higher Education course that is accredited by the Quality Assurance Agency. We would also require a minimum of grade C in GCSE in Mathematics and English Language or the equivalent as part of your course.

    Scottish Highers: Our typical offer is for 280 points.

    Irish Leaving Certificate: Our typical offer is for 280 points.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Sunderland.


    Scholarships on offer include cash bursaries, reduced tuition fees, free accommodation and free public transport.

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