The Cardiff Met LLB (Hons) Law degree is a qualifying law degree (QLD) that combines doctrinal learning with applied skills training. Our QLD degree satisfies the academic stage of professional training for those who want to become solicitors or barristers. For more information on recent changes made to the professional training for becoming solicitors or barristers, please visit the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board (BSB) websites.
Studying law is an intellectually exciting and stimulating experience; law affects every part of our daily lives and the degree encourages you to develop an inquisitive and critical approach, learn to think rationally, communicate succinctly and be able to construct persuasive and effective arguments.
You will be able to put legal theory to practice in our purpose-built mock courtroom and supported, through student-centred approaches, to develop further your skills in collaboration, effective communication, legal research, and public speaking.
The delivery of our degree is consistent with the Cardiff Met EDGE graduate strategy which assists our students to develop transferable skills in ethicality, digital competence, global perception and entrepreneurship.
The EDGE approach brings legal learning to life through a learning environment that demonstrates the 'law in action'. Students will develop transferable skills in a range of 'experiential' 'law lab' activities including client interviewing, letter drafting, mock trials, negotiation, mediation, dispute prevention and resolution, information technology training, digital internships and team collaboration exercises.
Our goal is to get our students to think and behave like lawyers and prepare them to work efficiently and innovatively in a variety of careers. This approach to learning and teaching prepares our graduates for the contemporary work environment that is mainly driven by technology, globalisation, commercial awareness, sustainability, social engagement and ethical responsibility.
This degree can be studied as a three-year full-time degree or a four-year degree that includes a year of foundational study. Our foundation year is intended to prepare you for your subsequent years of studying, offering you the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence.
The foundation year will be relevant to:
- Students who have not achieved the required A-level points (or equivalent) score to enter the first year of the degree programme.
- Mature students who have been out of the formal education system for some time.
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Please note: You will need to apply using a specific UCAS code if you wish to undertake the 4 years including foundation. Please refer to Key Course Information at the bottom of this page.
The LLB (Hons) Law offers all the foundation of legal knowledge modules required for a qualifying law degree (QLD) as well as a range of optional modules in contemporary areas of law.
- English Legal System and Legal Skills
- Constitutional Law
- Contract Law
- Criminal Law
- Administrative and Human Rights Law
- Legal Practice and Client Management
Law of Torts
- Applied Skills in Advocacy
- Land Law
- Law in Practice and Digital Innovation (Legal Clinic and Digital Work Placement)
- Environmental Law and Climate Change Regulation
- Cyber Law and Data Protection
- Commercial and Consumer Protection Law
- Sport Law
Law of Evidence
- Equity and Trusts
- Legal Employability (Work Placement Module)
- Research, Enterprise and Legal Innovation (Independent Dissertation and Enterprise Project)
- Intellectual Property Law
- Health and Wellbeing Law
- International Energy Law
- Business Enterprise and Company Law
- Family Law
- Change Leadership
*Please note that optional modules are delivered subject to demand and availability
This degree will undergo a periodic review in 2023/4 to ensure the course content is and remains current. Should any changes to course content be made as a result of the review, all applicants will be informed once changes are confirmed.
Learning & Teaching
We deliver learning and teaching through guided self-learning, expositional lectures and seminars. The course structure and teaching strategies are designed to support independent learning. A student-centred approach is encouraged through experiential learning deployed through role-plays, mooting, advocacy and negotiation exercises, supplemented by use of videos, computer software and appropriate library resources.
Contact hours per semester consist of 48 hours of timetabled delivery of learning and teaching per module and 152 hours of guided independent learning.
All students studying in Cardiff School of Management benefit from the team of dedicated tutors who provide a point of personal and regular contact for students. They guide students in such matters as, finance, welfare, career development as well as helping where needed with the planning of effective study patterns, exam preparation and a range of other important issues. The Personal Tutors work closely with the Programme Director and Year Tutors to ensure that the needs of the students are met effectively and that their time at Cardiff Metropolitan University is a pleasant and successful experience.
In addition to the Personal Tutors, the individual course specific academic support and guidance is provided by the Programme Director.
The programme provides further general support to the students through the following:
- An induction programme for level 4, level 5 and level 6 students
- Student handbook, programme handbook and individual module handbooks
- Use of the multi-functional Moot Court
- The Moodle Virtual Learning Environment
- Library and study skills packages
- Library and learning resources of both Cardiff Metropolitan University campus
- Specialist computing facilities including interactive and multi-media labs
- A 24-hour open access IT facility on the Cyncoed and Llandaff campuses
- Access to specialist databases including Lexis and Westlw Edge UK
- Access to student services including those offered by careers, welfare, disability, counselling, chaplaincy and medical centre.
The University operates an outward mobility programme and funding is available to encourage cultural visits to other countries in support the EDGE mandate of global citizenship.
Meet the Programme Team:
Dr Hephzibah Egede – Programme Director
Angela Joseph – Field Chair, Law
Dr Richard Lang – Senior Lecturer
Kallie Noble – Senior Lecturer
Dr Mani Nartey - Lecturer
Dr Dimitris Xenos - Lecturer
Felix Oweka - Lecturer
Our teaching team teach and research in a range of law disciplines. They maintain an open-door policy and offer constant support and feedback to students.
The assessment strategy incorporates a wide spectrum of approaches. Each module has its own aims, objectives, learning outcomes and methods of delivery and assessment. Assessments may therefore take the form of assessed written papers/essays/reports, oral presentations, group and individual research projects, case studies as well as open/closed book formal examinations.
Preparation and support for all assessment are offered through various formative activities designed by module leaders, personal tutors and library staff. Both formative and summative feedback are constructive. Feed forward is provided to students to facilitate reflective engagement with their work and to aid improved performance in student assessments.
Employability & Careers
The degree is ideal if you are interested in becoming a practicing solicitor or barrister. It also develops competencies and transferable skills suiting those wishing to embark on wide ranging careers in policy areas such as international organisations, government departments, the charity sector and the world of business.
We maintain links with the legal industry and have featured practitioner talks and engagements to enhance the student experience. Industry leaders including Shoosmith LLP and Radcliffe Chambers have delivered these master class sessions. The programme is also supporting students' activities through the student Law Society that provides an enabling environment where students can undertake extra-curricular activities and develop transferable work skills like client interviewing, public speaking, assertiveness, networking and team working.
A dedicated careers and employability team in Student services further support our students in finding work placements, internships or jobs. They offer information, advice and resources for job or study applications.
Entry Requirements & How to Apply
The following requirements are based on typical offers relevant to entering year 1 of the degree.
If you do not meet these entry requirements, we also offer a
Foundation Year which allows progression to Year 1 upon successful completion.
Tariff points: 120
Contextual offer: See our
contextual offers page.
GCSE: Five GCSEs at Grade C / 4 or above to include English Language / Welsh First Language, Mathematics / Mathematics – Numeracy.
English Language Requirement: Academic IELTS 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in all elements, or equivalent.
A level subjects: Minimum three A levels to include Grades CCC. No specific subjects required. Welsh Baccalaureate – Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate considered as a third subject.
BTEC National / Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM
T Level: Merit.
Access to Higher Education Diploma: No specific subjects required.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 2 x H5. No specific subjects required.
Irish Leaving Certificate: 2 x H2 grades. No specific subjects required. Higher level subjects only considered with a minimum grade H4.
Scottish Advanced Highers: Grades DD. No specific subjects required. Scottish Highers are also considered, either on their own or in combination with Advanced Highers.
Combinations of the above qualifications are accepted if they meet our minimum requirements. If your qualifications aren’t listed, please contact
Admissions or refer to the
UCAS Course Search.
Further information on Overseas qualifications can be found
If you are a mature applicant, have relevant experience or
RPL that you would like us to consider, please contact Admissions.
How to Apply
Further information on how to apply can be found