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What do Nelson Mandela, Hillary Clinton, the Obamas, John Cleese, Rebel Wilson, the CEO of Goldman Sachs and the Head of the National Trust all have in common? They all did a law degree.

Northumbria University’s Law LLB Degree (Hons) is designed for those looking for a stimulating and engaging law degree. The undergraduate degree provides a thorough grounding in legal principles, including the study of the 7 foundations of legal knowledge which are required to make this a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD). This is the first stage of legal education for those intending to pursue a career as a solicitor or barrister. The foundation subjects are Public Law (Constitutional and Administrative Law), Law of Contract, Crime, Equity and Trusts, EU, Land and Tort. In addition, you will be able choose from a range of specialist options.

All Northumbria law undergraduate students start on the Law (LLB (Hons)) pathway which then provides students with a wide range of programme route choices. Students select their preferred programme route at the end of their second year of study. The route choices available to students at the end of year 2 are: 

  • The 3 year LLB (Hons) route. Students graduating from this route will do so with a qualifying law degree making them eligible to undertake a Legal Practice Course (LPC) or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC). The LLB (Hons) route is also available as a 4-year programme in which students can choose to take a placement or study abroad year
  • M Law Exempting route. The M Law (Exempting) programme route is designed for students who intend to pursue a career as a solicitor. This integrated Master of Law programme allows you to combine your LLB (Hons) degree with an exemption from the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and a master’s degree award. 

  • The M Law Exempting (Bar Course) route. The M Law Exempting (Bar Course) programme route is designed for students who intend to pursue a career as a barrister. This integrated Master of Law programme allows you to combine a qualifying law degree with an integrated master’s degree award and an exemption from the Bar Course.
    Entry on to the M Law Exempting (Bar Course) route is by application to transfer from LL.B to M Law during year 2 of the LL.B programme and is contingent on a number of requirements including successful completion of the BCAT aptitude test and admission in to one of the four Inns of Court.

The entire Law programme routes allow students the opportunity to engage with our award winning Student Law Office and to learn from a broad range of professionally qualified and research engaged academic staff. 

An undergraduate law degree is valuable, whether you want to become a lawyer or to choose a different career path and the flexible nature of our programme routes mean you don’t need to make these decisions immediately. Northumbria University’s LLB and MLaw graduates have secured successful careers across the legal sector as well as in various other areas including finance, business and management. 

Study abroad or work placement opportunities on this course also offer professional experience and industry contacts, further enhancing your career prospects. The availability of study abroad or work placements may depend on the route of the programme that you choose to undertake. 

In the Times Good University Guide 2019 Northumbria Law School was ranked in the sector upper quartile for both Teaching Quality (21st) and Student Experience (24th).

For more information in relation to studying Law LLB (Hons), or related Law courses, contact Northumbria University today on 0191 406 0901 or register for Law course updates.

Solicitors Regulation Authority

Studying law? Or thinking of studying law?

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has announced it will be introducing the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE). The earliest date for introduction is September 2020.

This will be a national assessment for anyone who wants to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales. It will provide a fair and consistent assessment for all candidates regardless of whether they have taken a law degree or qualified through new routes like the solicitor apprenticeship.

If you have already started your law degree or an exempting law degree, or will do so before the SQE is introduced, you will be able to finish and qualify in the same way as before or qualify under the new system.

Under the current system you must complete both the academic and vocational stages of training as well as meeting the character and suitability requirements to become a solicitor. The academic stage is achieved by either a) a qualifying law degree or b) a non-law degree in a different subject and completing the Common Professional Examination. The vocational stage comprises:

  • The Legal Practice Course
  • A two-year period of recognised training
  • The Professional Skills Course

So what will qualifying look like for solicitors after 2020?

  • Having a degree or equivalent 
  • Two stages of the SQE assessment
  • Having a two-year period of work experience
  • Meeting the character and suitability requirements to become a solicitor

The SRA will be providing information and guidance about how to qualify in the new system so keep checking its website.

What do Nelson Mandela, Hillary Clinton, the Obamas, John Cleese, Rebel Wilson, the CEO of Goldman Sachs and the Head of the National Trust all have in common? They all did a law degree.

Northumbria University’s Law LLB Degree (Hons) is designed for those looking for a stimulating and engaging law degree. The undergraduate degree provides a thorough grounding in legal principles, including the study of the 7 foundations of legal knowledge which are required to make this a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD). This is the first stage of legal education for those intending to pursue a career as a solicitor or barrister. The foundation subjects are Public Law (Constitutional and Administrative Law), Law of Contract, Crime, Equity and Trusts, EU, Land and Tort. In addition, you will be able choose from a range of specialist options.

All Northumbria law undergraduate students start on the Law (LLB (Hons)) pathway which then provides students with a wide range of programme route choices. Students select their preferred programme route at the end of their second year of study. The route choices available to students at the end of year 2 are: 

  • The 3 year LLB (Hons) route. Students graduating from this route will do so with a qualifying law degree making them eligible to undertake a Legal Practice Course (LPC) or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC). The LLB (Hons) route is also available as a 4-year programme in which students can choose to take a placement or study abroad year
  • M Law Exempting route. The M Law (Exempting) programme route is designed for students who intend to pursue a career as a solicitor. This integrated Master of Law programme allows you to combine your LLB (Hons) degree with an exemption from the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and a master’s degree award. 

  • The M Law Exempting (Bar Course) route. The M Law Exempting (Bar Course) programme route is designed for students who intend to pursue a career as a barrister. This integrated Master of Law programme allows you to combine a qualifying law degree with an integrated master’s degree award and an exemption from the Bar Course.
    Entry on to the M Law Exempting (Bar Course) route is by application to transfer from LL.B to M Law during year 2 of the LL.B programme and is contingent on a number of requirements including successful completion of the BCAT aptitude test and admission in to one of the four Inns of Court.

The entire Law programme routes allow students the opportunity to engage with our award winning Student Law Office and to learn from a broad range of professionally qualified and research engaged academic staff. 

An undergraduate law degree is valuable, whether you want to become a lawyer or to choose a different career path and the flexible nature of our programme routes mean you don’t need to make these decisions immediately. Northumbria University’s LLB and MLaw graduates have secured successful careers across the legal sector as well as in various other areas including finance, business and management. 

Study abroad or work placement opportunities on this course also offer professional experience and industry contacts, further enhancing your career prospects. The availability of study abroad or work placements may depend on the route of the programme that you choose to undertake. 

In the Times Good University Guide 2019 Northumbria Law School was ranked in the sector upper quartile for both Teaching Quality (21st) and Student Experience (24th).

For more information in relation to studying Law LLB (Hons), or related Law courses, contact Northumbria University today on 0191 406 0901 or register for Law course updates.

Solicitors Regulation Authority

Studying law? Or thinking of studying law?

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has announced it will be introducing the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE). The earliest date for introduction is September 2020.

This will be a national assessment for anyone who wants to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales. It will provide a fair and consistent assessment for all candidates regardless of whether they have taken a law degree or qualified through new routes like the solicitor apprenticeship.

If you have already started your law degree or an exempting law degree, or will do so before the SQE is introduced, you will be able to finish and qualify in the same way as before or qualify under the new system.

Under the current system you must complete both the academic and vocational stages of training as well as meeting the character and suitability requirements to become a solicitor. The academic stage is achieved by either a) a qualifying law degree or b) a non-law degree in a different subject and completing the Common Professional Examination. The vocational stage comprises:

  • The Legal Practice Course
  • A two-year period of recognised training
  • The Professional Skills Course

So what will qualifying look like for solicitors after 2020?

  • Having a degree or equivalent 
  • Two stages of the SQE assessment
  • Having a two-year period of work experience
  • Meeting the character and suitability requirements to become a solicitor

The SRA will be providing information and guidance about how to qualify in the new system so keep checking its website.

Course Information

UCAS Code
M101

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department
Northumbria Law School

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2020

Fee Information

Department / Law

Northumbria Law School is one of the largest law schools in the UK, with a national and international reputation for excellence in legal education for those interested in studying law.

Student Life / #IAmNorthumbria

Discover more about life in Newcastle and studying at Northumbria.

Northumbria Law School

Northumbria Law School is one of the largest law schools in the UK, with a national and international reputation for excellence in legal education for those interested in studying law.

Book an Open Day / Law LLB (Hons)

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Law LLB. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

This degree is focused on learning the law through a range of innovative approaches. Teaching includes lectures, small group sessions and the use of technology, such as bespoke web-based materials, lecture recordings and electronic reading lists. Innovative use of technology and online support is continually being developed and improved to enhance your learning experience.

What makes this course different to other law degrees is that throughout the course the theory of law and practice are taught together. This approach enhances your understanding of law in its practical context. On this course you’ll be taught the theoretical underpinnings of the foundations of legal knowledge alongside the law in its real world application.

You will have the opportunity to work in the Student Law Office, experiencing legal practice, increasing your understanding of substantive law and developing sophisticated practitioner skills. The Student Law Office is a world leading law clinic, where you will provide free legal services to clients who may have no alternative access to legal representation and justice. So far, the Student Law Office has secured over £1 million in compensation for their clients. In 2013 Northumbria University was awarded a prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for the outstanding community work of the Student Law Office.

In 2019 we introduced Professional Practice Projects as a dissertation route (PPD). The PPD route provides students with an opportunity to consider an aspect of professional practice based on their experience to date. Alternatively, the PPD allows students to conduct legal inquiry to explore professional practice in its broader sense, this could include, but is not limited to, archival research into historical legal issues. 

We focus on building your skills, developing your critical thinking and increasing your employability together with an understanding of the law. Combining theory and real world application in this way will equip you to take on any professional role.

Law Student Profiles

Hear what it is really like to study our Law LLB (Hons) from our current students.

Student Law Office

Through its outreach activity, the Student Law Office acts as a catalyst in raising awareness of and providing access to justice.

Book an Open Day / Law LLB (Hons)

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Law LLB. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

You’ll learn the law from experienced legal practitioners and researchers.

Our staff are active researchers, publishing articles and leading textbooks on a number of legal topics. We have expertise in a range of areas, including our international reputation in the fields of evidence and criminal justice studies.

The quality and expertise of our staff has been recognised through a wide variety of awards and nominations including:

  • Attorney General’s Award
  • Law Teacher of the Year Award
  • Northern Law Awards
  • Student Led Teaching Awards

Staff / Meet the Team

Our students learn from the best - inspirational academic staff with a genuine passion for their subject.

Book an Open Day / Law LLB (Hons)

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Law LLB. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

Northumbria Law School is based in City Campus East, located on a purpose built £70 million, multi-award-winning development in central Newcastle. Our modern building has excellent teaching and learning facilities, including lecture theatres, classrooms and IT hubs, which makes for an inviting workspace. There are a variety of collaborative working zones, where you can work with your fellow students on group projects.

We also have a realistic courtroom in which you can develop your practical advocacy skills and stage mock trials, so you can experience a courtroom environment. Our Law Library contains leading practitioner texts so you can see how the law works in practice.

Find out more about our facilities here.


Northumbria Law School / Facilities

Northumbria Law School is based in City Campus East, located on a modern state-of-the-art development in central Newcastle.

University Library

At the heart of each Northumbria campus, our libraries provide a range of study space and technology to suit every learning style.

Book an Open Day / Law LLB (Hons)

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Law LLB. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

As well as being experienced in legal practice, your tutors are also active researchers. Our academics are at the cutting edge of current legal issues, which enhances your learning experience, giving you the very latest understanding of key legal issues.

Our research rich learning approach promotes development of essential critical thinking skills designed to solve complex problems. Such skills will be valuable to you, whether you pursue a legal career or other graduate level employment.

 We regularly host lectures focusing on our Research Interest Groups and Signature Areas. These include The Centre for Evidence and Criminal Justice Studies, Legal Education and Professional Skills and Law and Society.

Alongside this, we have hosted public lectures delivered by the likes of Professor Lorna Dawson CBE (Head of Forensic Soil Science at The James Hutton Institute), The Right Hon Lord Carnwath of Notting Hill CVO (Justice of the Supreme Court), The Right Hon Lord Mackay of Clashfern (Former Lord Chancellor or Great Britain and Lord Advocate (Senior Law Officer) of Scotland) and Professor David Ormerod QC (Law Commissioner for Criminal Law and Evidence). 

A law degree opens the door to a wealth of professional career opportunities. To enhance your employability you’ll have regular support from our Careers Service, which can assist you to identify your goals and plans.

You can undertake an optional year or semester study abroad, or work placement which will further enhance your prospects. The Student Employability Centre supports your career by promoting volunteering opportunities, placements and overseas study.

We have a range of projects which are sponsored by law firms, giving you the chance to work on live projects and network with legal professionals.

The experience of working in the Student Law Office will enable you to acquire a wide range of high level transferable skills which will equip you for the world of work.

Book an Open Day / Law LLB (Hons)

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Law LLB. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

The course provides a platform to an extensive range of professional careers and graduate level roles. Our range of optional modules allows you to develop areas of specialism tailored to your career aspirations.

Graduates of this course can choose to enter the legal profession and are also able to work in a variety of other sectors including banking, finance and tax advice, legal publishing, central and local government, journalism and personnel work.

Career Edge / Added Experiences

You can boost your CV and develop your experience whilst studying at Northumbria.

Careers and Employment / Develop

From first year through to final year and beyond graduation, we are here to help.

Book an Open Day / Law LLB (Hons)

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Law LLB. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

Entry Requirements 2019/20

Standard Entry

GCSE Requirements:

A good GCSE profile is expected including Maths and English Language at minimum grade C or equivalent.  If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a minimum grade 4.

UCAS Tariff Points:

128-136 UCAS Tariff points including one or more of the following:

GCE and VCE Advanced Level:

From at least 2 GCE/VCE A Levels

Edexcel/BTEC National Extended Diploma:

Distinction, Distinction, Merit

Diploma in Foundation Studies Art and Design/Art Design and Media
The Diploma in Foundation Studies Art and Design/Art Design and Media is also accepted in combination with other qualifications

Scottish Highers:

BBBBC - BBBBB at Higher level, BCC - BBB at Advanced Higher

Irish Highers:

ABBBB  - AABBB

IB Diploma:

128-136 UCAS Tariff points including minimum score of 4 in at least three subjects at Higher level

Access to HE Diploma:

Award of full Access to HE Diploma including 27 credits at Distinction and 18 at Merit

Qualification combinations:

The University welcomes applications from students studying qualifications from different qualification types - for example A level and a BTEC qualification in combination, and if you are made an offer you will be asked to achieve UCAS Tariff points from all of the qualifications you are studying at level 3.  Should the course you wish to study have a subject specific requirement then you must also meet this requirement, usually from GCE A levels or equivalent.

Plus one of the following:

  • International/English Language Requirements:

    Applicants from the EU:

    Applicants from the EU are welcome to apply and if the qualification you are studying is not listed here then please contact the Admissions Team for advice or see our EU Applicants pages here www.northumbria.ac.uk/international/european-union/eu-applications/

    International Qualifications:

    If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

    English Language Requirements:

    International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

    *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Entry Requirements 2020/21

Standard Entry

128 UCAS Tariff points
From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas or the International Baccalaureate

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Subject Requirements:
There are no specific subject requirements for this course

GCSE Requirements:
Students will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4 or C, or the equivalent.

Additional Requirements:
There are no additional requirements for this course

International Qualifications:
We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match those shown above. If you have taken qualifications outside the UK you can find out how your qualifications compare by visiting our country page www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:
International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2019/20 Entry

UK/EU Fee in Year 1: £9,250

International Fee in Year 1: £15,000

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

Fees, Scholarships and Discounts

Click here for information on all fees, scholarships and discounts

Fees and Funding 2020/21 Entry

UK/EU Fee in Year 1**: £9,250

** It is expected that fees will be as noted above for 20/21 entry.


International Fee in Year 1: £15,500

Scholarships for 2020/2021 entry have not been announced. Please visit the 2019/2020 international scholarship page for the 2019/2020 scholarship offer.


ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are various advised books for purchase throughout your course, and are estimated at £700; these are against core and optional modules. The Introduction to Comparative and International Criminal Law elective module may include an optional self funded trip to The Hague which costs approximately £250. Upon successful completion of year two of the LL.B (Hons) programme students become eligible to choose their preferred programme route; the M Law (Exempting), the M Law Exempting (Bar Course) [by application] or the LL.B (Hons) with or without placement year. Additional costs will therefore be dependent on the programme route selected and the costs associated with that route.


Scholarships and Discounts

Click here for UK and EU undergraduate funding and scholarships information.

Click here for International undergraduate funding and scholarships information.

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How to Apply

Applications via UCAS

Most full-time and sandwich first degrees, extended degrees, DipHE and HND courses require that application is made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) Clearing House.

If you are at school or college, staff there will advise you on how to apply. If you are not at school or college, you can apply using the UCAS secure, web-based online application system ucasapply.

Applicants apply via UCAS apply wherever there is access to the internet, and full instructions and an online help facility is available. Application details can be checked and printed at any time, text for personal statements and references can be copied and pasted into applications from a word processing package, and applications can normally be processed by the relevant Clearing House within one working day once submitted. More details on apply can be found on the UCAS website at www.ucas.com.

  • The UCAS institution code for Northumbria University is NORTH N77

If you wish to defer your entry, you should ensure you indicate this in section 3i of the application form. Full details of application deadlines and the application fee can be found on the UCAS website. Please note, however, we are unable to consider applications for deferred entry to our Teacher Training, Nursing, Midwifery and Operating Department Practice programmes.

Application Deadlines

Equal consideration is given to all applications received at UCAS by 6.00pm on 15 January. Details of all UCAS deadlines can be found on the UCAS website www.ucas.com.

UCAS will accept applications up to 30 June, but we can only consider these if there are still vacancies in relevant subjects. You are advised to check with the University before applying for popular courses which may already be full. Candidates applying for any courses after early September must follow the UCAS Late Registration Procedure, and we will provide the appropriate form.

Decision Making Process

When we receive your application it will be forwarded to the Admissions Tutor who will consider your application in accordance with the University’s Admissions Policy.

Most subject areas do not require applicants to attend an interview as part of the selection procedure. However, if the standard procedure is to interview candidates, this is specified in the degree programme entrance requirements. Some courses, such as Health, Social Work and Teacher Training, require specific checks or requirements to be put in place during the normal selection process. These are detailed on the individual course details pages.

Fairness and Transparency

The University is committed to a system of admissions that ensures fairness, transparency and equal opportunities within the legal framework of the UK and best practice. All reasonable effort will be made to ensure that no prospective or existing student is unreasonably treated less favourably on the grounds of age, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender, marital or parental/carer status, political belief or social or economic class, or any other type of discrimination.

What Happens Next

You will receive one of the following from UCAS or our Admissions Office:

  • Conditional offer which depends on you achieving certain grades from forthcoming examinations, completing relevant checks, or other requirements prior to entry. You may be asked to send us a copy of your certificates/qualifications once these have been received to enable us to confirm your offer. Not all examination results are sent to Universities via UCAS.
  • Unconditional offer if you have already satisfied entry requirements.
  • Reject your application.

Tuition Fee Assessment

Tuition fees are set at different levels for Home/EU and International Students. Before you begin your course the University must establish your tuition fee status. In many cases, the University will be able to make this assessment without requiring any additional information.

Guidance can be found on the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) website www.ukcisa.org.uk to help you understand how Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s) make an assessment on your fee status.

Selection Process

Interviews

Applicants who may not have the standard entry qualifications are welcome to apply and may be interviewed. Some courses will interview as part of the selection process. This applies particularly to courses in art and design, teaching and health.

Health Screening

Applicants for Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Primary (Early Years) and Social Work will be required to complete a health questionnaire, and you may be required to attend a doctor or nurse assessment at the University Health Centre.

Prior to beginning your programme, all applicants to Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy are advised to start a course of Hepatitis B vaccinations, available from your own GP. In addition, Midwifery applicants must provide evidence before they commence training that they are immune to Hepatitis B or have Hepatitis B non-carried status.

Applicants to these courses who have had contact with MRSA in the previous 6 months may be asked to provide evidence that they are not colonised by submitting negative swabs results prior to commencement of training. Alternatively, you may be screened on commencement of the programme.

All applicants will receive vaccination screening at the University Health Centre on commencement of their programme.

Disclosure of Criminal Background

To help the University reduce the risk of harm or injury to any member of its community caused by the criminal behaviour of other students, it must know about any relevant criminal convictions an applicant has.

Relevant criminal convictions are only those convictions for offences against the person, whether of a violent or sexual nature, and convictions for offences involving unlawfully supplying controlled drugs or substances where the conviction concerns commercial drug dealing or trafficking. Convictions that are spent (as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) are not considered to be relevant and you should not reveal them - unless you are applying for one of the courses outlined within the following paragraph.

If you are applying for courses in teaching, health, social work and courses involving work with children or vulnerable adults, you must complete the section of your UCAS application form entitled ‘Criminal Convictions’. You must disclose anycriminal convictions, including spent sentences and cautions (including verbal cautions) and bindover orders. Further information on how to complete this section is available from the UCAS booklet ‘How to Apply’. For these courses, applicants are required to undergo police clearance for entry and will need to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced disclosure form. 

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA). Access to the DBS checking service is only available to registered employers who are entitled by law to ask an individual to reveal their full criminal history, including spent convictions - also known as asking 'an exempted question'. The University is such a 'registered employer' and will send you the appropriate documents to fill in if you are offered a place in the course.

If you are convicted of a relevant criminal offence after you have applied, you must tell UCAS and the University. Do not send details of the offence; simply tell UCAS and the University that you have a relevant criminal conviction. You may then be asked to supply more details.

Anti-fraud Checks

Please note that both UCAS and the University follow anti-fraud procedures to detect and prevent fraudulent applications. If it is found that an applicant supplies a fraudulent application then it will be withdrawn.

Plagiarism

Applicants suspected of providing, or found to have provided, false information will be referred to UCAS if their application was made via UCAS. The same is true for applicants who are suspected of omitting, or found to have omitted, information that they are required to disclose according to UCAS regulations. Applications identified by UCAS’s Similarity Detection software to contain plagiarised material will be considered on an individual basis by Admissions Staff, taking into account the nature, relevance and importance of the plagiarism. The University reserves the right to cancel an application or withdraw any offer made if it is found that an application contains false, plagiarised or misleading information.

Extra

The Extra process enables applicants who have not been offered a place, or have declined all offers received, can use EXTRA to apply for other courses that still have vacancies before Clearing starts. The Extra process normally operates from late February until the end of June and Applicants should use the Course Search facility at UCAS to find which courses have vacancies.

Clearing

If you have not succeeded in gaining a place at your firm or insurance university, UCAS will send you details about Clearing, the procedure which matches course vacancies with students who do not have a university place. Information about degree vacancies at Northumbria is published in the national press; and you can also find information on our dedicated Clearing web pages during this period. We operate a Helpline - 0191 40 60 901 - throughout the Clearing period for enquiries about course vacancies.

Adjustment
If an applicant has both met and exceeded the conditions of their firmly accepted offer, they will have up to five calendar days from the time their place was confirmed (or A level results day, whichever is the later) to research places more appropriate to their performance. Applicants will have to nominate themselves for this system, and their eligibility will be confirmed by the institution they apply to adjust to.

Going to University from Care
Northumbria University is proud of its work in widening participation of young people and adults to university. We have recently been successful in being awarded the Frank Buttle Trust Quality Mark for Care Leavers in Higher Education. This mark was created to recognise institutions who go that extra mile to support students who have been in public care. To find out more, visit our Going to University from Care web page.

Disabled Students

Northumbria welcomes enquiries and applications from disabled students whether disability is due to mobility or sensory impairment, specific learning difficulties, mental health issues or a medical condition. Applications from disabled students are processed in the usual way, but applicants should declare their disability at the application stage so that the University can contact them to assess how to meet any support needs they may have. Disabled applicants may be invited to visit the University so that this can be done in person.

To find out more contact:
Disability Support Team
Tel +44 (0)191 227 3849 or
Minicom +44 (0)191 222 1051

International Students

The University has a thriving overseas community and applications from International students are welcome. Advice on the suitability of overseas qualifications is available from:

International Office
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST
UK
Email: international@northumbria.ac.uk
Tel +44 (0)191 227 4274
Fax +44 (0)191 261 1264

(However, if you have already applied to Northumbria and have a query, please contact internationaladmissions@northumbria.ac.uk or telephone 00 44 191 243 7906)

Provision of Information

The University reserves the right at any stage to request applicants and enrolling students to provide additional information about any aspect of their application or enrolment. In the event of any student providing false or inaccurate information at any stage, and/or failing to provide additional information when requested to do so, the University further reserves the right to refuse to consider an application, to withdraw registration, rescind home fees status where applicable, and/or demand payment of any fees or monies due to the University.

To start your application, simply select the month you would like to start your course.

Law LLB (Hons)

Home or EU applicants please apply through UCAS

International applicants please apply using the links below

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Any Questions?

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