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Senior Status

2 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

If you have a non-law degree, our LLB (Hons) Law with Senior Status allows you to gain a professionally accredited law degree in just two years, and can be studied online.

This programme is also available to study as an online distance learning course, giving you a flexible route to study your degree.

With the opportunity to complete the course on campus or by distance learning, this course is particularly suitable for overseas students whose home professional bodies require a traditional LLB.

Legal skills and knowledge are developed at a level of application appropriate to those who have already obtained study skills through a previous degree or equivalent qualification. If you have already gained a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), you will be given accreditation for prior learning.

You will study foundation legal subjects, which are compulsory for a qualifying law degree, and can also choose from a range of optional modules offered by the School of Law and Social Science. You will undertake four options of your choice, including a research module where you can follow your interests.

Why study with us

  • Our Law courses are ranked 4th in the North West for overall student satisfaction - National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.
  • Many staff are professionally qualified and research active, which informs their teaching.
  • Our strong links with employers and research-informed teaching contributes to a cutting-edge learning experience.

What you'll do

  • You have an opportunity to study or work abroad, through the Erasmus scheme or via international exchanges and placements, and visit the European Commission in Brussels, the European Parliament and the European Commission in Luxembourg.
  • Our Pro Bono Law Clinic, Business Clinic and Mediation Clinic give you first-hand experiences of legal practice, providing countless opportunities to deal with real cases.
  • Each year we organise a dedicated law careers fair which is supported by a range of employers from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to County Councils and solicitors’ firms.

Module Overview

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Law students access a range of employer opportunities


  • This course is validated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the regulatory body for solicitors in England and Wales. They set the Principles and a Code of Conduct that professionals have to abide by in order to provide legal services.
  • This course provides the first stage of training should you wish to go on to a career as either a solicitor or a barrister. It is validated by the Bar Standards Board, which regulates barristers and specialised legal services businesses in England and Wales.

Future Careers

After successfully completing the LLB (Hons) Senior Status, you can go on to the next stage of legal training as a barrister (the Bar Professional Training Course) or in becoming a solicitor.

Our Law graduates are highly sought-after and you’ll find our alumni working as judges, Queen’s Counsel, barristers and solicitors across the UK and around the world.

You’ll develop skills which are relevant to a number of employers. Or further academic study can be pursued by way of a Masters in Law (LLM), or a doctorate, PhD.

Fees and Funding

Full-time£7750 per year
Distance Part-time£1175 per 20 credits
Full-time£13000 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Distance Part-time£1175 per 20 credits
Full-time£13000 per year
Distance Part-time£1175 per 20 credits
Full-time£9250 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Justice located in the Faculty of Business and Justice

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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