The undergraduate law courses at Durham provide students with an opportunity to learn about and reflect upon the law and legal systems, and to prepare for further scholarship in law or for work in the legal professions and other fields. While providing a solid grounding in the foundational subjects of English law, and the skills required in legal research and practice, the degree programmes also allow for individual specialisation through a variety of optional modules both in the Law School itself and other Departments in the University.
Undergraduate modules are taught through a combination of lectures, small group tutorials, larger group seminars and private study. Students are assessed by a mixture of examinations and written assessment methods.
The LLB and LLB (Year Abroad) degree programmes at Durham Law School have been approved as ‘qualifying law degrees’ by the Law Society and the Bar Council of England and Wales. Click on the course in which you are interested to see the programme structure.
Please note that this information may change as the courses develop and you should therefore treat it as a guide to the typical pattern of the programme rather than a definitive statement of what you will study.
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Please note that the BA Sociology with Law is managed through the Sociology Department. This pathway is not a law degree, it is not recognised by the legal profession and does not qualify students for exemption for the purposes of legal professional qualification. Students who take the BA in Sociology with Law pathway can not transfer into the single honours Law degree.