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Northumbria University School of 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.

We offer a comprehensive range of postgraduate law programmes and flexible modes of study to help our undergraduate students become aspiring lawyers and professionals, and our postgraduate students take their career to the next level. Our £70 million state-of-the-art city centre location provides an outstanding learning environment with professional facilities including a real courtroom, onsite law library, legal skills hub and law clinic.

All our undergraduate courses satisfy the requirements of the qualifying law degree (QLD) – the academic stage of qualification for solicitors and barristers. We are also one of only six institutions outside of London to provide the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) and we offer an unrivalled range of Masters programmes via flexible distance learning, designed for busy professionals, and accessible to students across the UK and around the world. 

Under Graduate Courses

Law foundation year

The LLB with Foundation year is a new type of integrated foundation course. If you aspire to follow a career in law, this foundation year will progressively build your knowledge towards gaining entry onto the LLB undergraduate honours degree with Northumbria Law School.

Throughout the year you will develop a curiosity about the theory and practice of law and the legal services sector. During this time, you will learn how to demonstrate effective academic writing, analysis skills, interpersonal communication and the ability to work in multi-cultural teams.

Law LLB (Hons)

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.

Graduate Diploma in Law 

It covers the foundations of legal knowledge which are taught by means of lectures and seminars. Students are provided with comprehensive study materials and textbooks to support their studies.

At the beginning of the programme students are required to study the English Legal System by means of a pre-attendance package and induction programme.

In addition, students must study the following seven subjects, which are stipulated by the professional bodies as being the foundations of legal knowledge:

• Contract Law

• Criminal Law

• Equity and Trusts

• European Union Law

• Property Law

• Public Law

• Law of Tort

Post Graduate Courses

LLM (Criminal Justice)

The Law (Criminal Justice) LLM branch specialism has been designed to meet the needs of legal practitioners, policy makers and other professionals who currently work, or hope to work in the field of criminal justice.

Our world leading academics will provide you with a critical understanding of contemporary issues in the field of criminal justice. This will include an introduction to criminal justice and forensics and themes around the theory and practice of punishment. This will include youth justice, transnational criminal law and comparative approaches to the law of evidence.

LLM (Cyber Law)

As part of Northumbria’s innovative and flexible LLM Law framework, the Cyber Law specialism has been designed to meet the needs of cyber legal practitioners, as well as other professionals working in the technology field who may benefit from a deeper contextual understanding.

Northumbria Law School is one of the largest law school in the UK, and houses academics with an international reputation for research in CyberLaw. You will benefit from our strong links with the North East legal community, and learn from staffs who continue to undertake high profile work in legal practice. 


The Libraries offer learning spaces to meet a variety of needs, from silent or quiet study through to social and collaborative learning. You’ll be able to find the right learning space for you, whether you want to focus, free from distraction or work as part of a group. Around half of the learning spaces are equipped with Macs, standard PCs and some PCs with dual screen monitors, self-service laptops are available to give you a choice in how you want to work.


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