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Law (Commercial Law) (with placement year)

LLB (Hons)
Entry 2018: BBB / 120 UCAS points
Duration: 4 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Award: LLB (Hons)
UCAS code: M225
Placement: Placement year available
Suitable for international students
Faculty of Management & Law
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Take the first step towards a career as a corporate or civil lawyer with our LLB (Hons) Law degree, featuring a specialism in commercial law, and a sandwich placement year in industry.

You’ll build a strong foundation of legal knowledge, enabling you to work towards a career as a solicitor or barrister.

You’ll also develop a broad range of transferable skills for employment in other areas, if you choose not to go on to a professional qualification in law.

The programme is taught by a mix of academic experts and practitioner lawyers, who put real world clinical legal experience at the heart of the programme. You’ll develop a critical grasp of the law and its political, social and economic contexts.

Upon successful completion of the Bradford LLB Law degree, you are able to proceed to the Legal Practice Course (for aspiring solicitors) or the Bar Professional Training Course (for aspiring barristers).

Professional Accreditation/Recognition

The Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board have accredited the Bradford LLB as a qualifying law degree. This means that, if you successfully complete the assessments and examinations in the seven foundations of legal knowledge and legal skills training, you will be eligible for exemption from the academic stage of training and be able to continue to the postgraduate study and practical-based training stages needed to become a solicitor or barrister in England and Wales.


"I enjoy studying law because it is a fast-paced field and under constant development. You get to spend a lot of time with lecturers here, there’s a lot more contact time, and any problems, any issues, the lecturers are more than happy to sort it out. At Bradford I've had opportunities to get involved with mooting and have even visited The Hague in Amsterdam with the Law Society."

LLB Law, 2015

Why Bradford?

At Bradford we place your future employability at the heart of our teaching.

Teaching styles and assessment methods combine the traditional with the modern to ensure that when you graduate you have developed both the academic and practical skills to thrive in the modern legal world. Our Legal Advice Clinic allows you (as a final year student) to provide real legal advice to members of the public and experience social justice in operation.

We have connections with an array of top law organisations in Bradford and the surrounding area, and as a student you'll benefit from guest lecturers, networking, work experience opportunities, and mooting competitions.

We develop these partnerships to provide you with the best up-to-date education and to help boost your career opportunities.

You can get involved in the editorial work of the Bradford Student Law Journal - a student-run, peer reviewed journal based at the School of Law. The primary function of the journal is to promote student research, reflection and writing.

Run by students for students, the Law Society is a great way to socialise with your peers and to expand your learning outside the classroom.

The Law Society hosts and participates in a range of internal and external mooting competitions, giving students a chance to practice their skills in conditions which simulate a courtroom setting. Students learn how to analyse problems, research the law, prepare written submissions and present their arguments.

The Law Society holds regular social events, and hosts a popular annual Law Ball.

Entry requirements

Typical offer: BBB / 120 UCAS points

A levels:

There are no specific subject requirements.

BTEC Extended Diploma:

DDM — there are no specific subject requirements.

Applicants on Access Programmes:

Meet UCAS Tariff of 122 — there are no specific subject requirements.

Plus minimum of:

GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).

Additional entry requirements:

If you do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto this course you may be interested in our Foundation Year in Social Sciences and Management or our International Certificate of Foundation Studies.

English language requirements:

Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.


The modules for this course can be found in the latest programme specification.

This LLB Law programme and its pathways have been specifically designed to give you an all-round legal education while at the same time allowing you to specialise in a particular area of legal study.

Year One: (all modules are core)

  • Law, Social Justice and Sustainability (30 credit)
  • Business Law and Ethics (20 credit)
  • Contract Law (30 credit)
  • Legal Relationships, Sources and Institutions (40 credit)

Year Two: (all modules are core)

  • Law in a Global Context (30 credit)
  • Law in the Community 1 (30 credit)
  • Criminal Law (20 credit)
  • The Law of Tort (20 credit)
  • Criminal Law (20 credit)

Year Four:

  • Land Law (20 credit) core
  • Equity and Trusts (20 credit) core
  • Law Dissertation (20 credit) option
  • Law in the Community 2 (20 credit) option
  • Law in the Community 2 (extended) (40 credit) option
  • Contemporary Issues in Criminal Law (20 credit) option
  • International Criminal Law (20 credit) option
  • Youth Justice (20 credit) option
  • Crime and Society (20 credit) option
  • Law of Evidence (20 credit) option
  • Family Law (20 credit) option
  • Social Welfare Law (20 credit) option
  • Immigration and Asylum Law (20 credit) option
  • Law of Succession (20 credit) option
  • Employment Law (20 credit) option
  • Commercial Law (20 credit) option
  • Company Law (20 credit) option
  • Intellectual Property Law (20 credit) option
  • Competition Law (20 credit) option
  • Banking and Finance Law (20 credit) option
  • Law and the Internet (20 credit) option
  • Environmental Law (20 credit) option
  • Medical and Healthcare Law (20 credit) option
  • Law and the Arts (20 credit) option
  • Contemporary Issues in EU Law (20 credit) option

Reading lists

All reading lists can be found here.

Learning activities and assessment

The programme is delivered through a combination of interactive lectures, tutorials and workshops using state-of-the-art IT, group work and individual study.

Assessment largely involves a combination of coursework assessments and formal examinations held at the end of each semester.


This 4-year programme offers you the opportunity to take up a placement year working in business in your third year.

Placements are real, paid jobs in a wide variety of organisations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors and offer you a valuable opportunity to experience first-hand how business and management concepts are applied in practice, and to give you direct exposure to real issues in the workplace. It can also be done abroad.

The placement year is a vital part of your learning and will add significantly to your personal development, self-confidence, planning, communication and business acumen skills. Statistics show that students who have undertaken a placement year benefit from a better graduate job, higher graduate starting salary and a better degree outcome. In a competitive graduate market, valuable experience and employability skills gained from a year’s work placement will differentiate you from the thousands of other graduates seeking work.

Placements are not guaranteed, and students will have to invest considerable time and effort in their 2nd year in securing one, with the support of the dedicated Careers team.

We have links with a range of top law organisations in Bradford and the surrounding area. Additionally, the Faculty of Management and Law has an excellent network of organisations that offer placements, including:

  • IBM
  • Vauxhall
  • NHS
  • GE Money
  • ARRIS (formerly Pace)
  • Enterprise Rent A Car
  • Cummins
  • Peugeot

Through your placement you can apply your knowledge in practice and have a real and positive impact on the business.  Your experience will be monitored as part of your degree.

We find that students return from their placement year with their confidence and personal skills enhanced, and ready to implement their focused plan for the future.

Study Abroad

As a student at University of Bradford Faculty of Management and Law you'll have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner institutions around the world.

You can study abroad for one semester or a whole year.

This gives you international experience, exposure to a different culture and opportunities to network with students and academics at other leading business schools.

Career support and prospects

During your time studying at the Faculty of Management and Law you will have the opportunity to take part in our distinctive career booster programme throughout the duration of your course. The programme is designed to equip you with the necessary skills and graduate attributes to be job-ready when seeking employment with leading innovative organisations. The Career Booster Programme offers you the opportunity to gain certificates in:

  • The European Computer Driving License (EDCL) - the benchmark for digital literacy
  • Sage 50 Accounting and Sage 50 Payroll - training that will allow you to develop leading accounting and payroll software skills
  • Project Manager Professional certificates - giving you the edge when seeking to become a Certified Project Manager
  • Big Data analysis and reporting skills - using Software and Services (SAS) that will lead to certification.

In addition, the programme will also include activities to promote teamwork, confidence, communication and many other skills sought by employers.

Developing a portfolio of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certificates will demonstrate to employers that you are not only ambitious but also take responsibility for your own professional development.

Career support

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.

Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

Employment statistics

95% of our 2016 School of Law graduates found employment or went on to further study within six months of graduating.*

Career prospects

Our LLB Law (Commercial Law) degree will enable you to proceed to the second stage of training to become a solicitor or barrister.

It is designed to give you the legal tools you will need for a career as a solicitor or barrister in a commercial law field

It will also equip you for employment in other areas, such as general business and management, public service or teaching.

Salary expectations

The average starting salary for our 2016 School of Law graduates was £17,111.*

*These DLHE statistics are derived from annually published data by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), based on those UK domiciled graduates who are available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known.

Study Support

You'll be allocated a Personal Academic Tutor, who will provide you with personal guidance and support.

Module leaders and tutors are accessible, providing office hours and appointments in order to support your learning beyond class contact.

The use of a virtual learning environment as part of the programme further enhances the accessibility of your teaching team, enabling you to interact when you are off-campus.

The Effective Learning Service (ELS) is a dedicated facility within the Faculty of Management and Law, established to support our students to maximise their academic learning (e.g assignments and examinations) as well as help overseas students adapt quickly to UK academic requirements.

The ELS provides a huge range of services, including various workshops run during term time, 1-1 consultations and vast printed and online resources to cater for every possible development area.

These are in addition to the wide range of students support that are offered by the University of Bradford at the City Campus.


Many of your teaching staff are research active. You will benefit from research informed teaching, and have the opportunity to develop and use practical research skills and gain understanding of research methodologies.


The School of Law is situated in its own beautiful parkland campus on the outskirts of Bradford, providing a perfect setting for legal study.

Our dedicated law library provides a wide range of legal resources and we have a unique collaboration with Bradford's Police Museum.

Fees, Finance and Scholarships

Tuition fees


  • Home/EU: £9,250*
  • Home/EU, sandwich placement year fee: 10% of the applicable full-time fee
  • International: £14,950
  • International, sandwich placement year fee: £1,500

* Fees going forward have been capped by the Government at £9,250 in October 2017..

See our Fees and Financial Support website for more details.

Financial support

See our Fees and Financial Support website.

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This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.