Our LLB programs are formally accredited by the Law Society of England and Wales and the Bar Council of England and Wales as qualifying law degrees (QLD) for students wishing to undertake further professional training to become solicitors or barristers.
Institute of Maritime Law Practitioner Seminar Programme
The Institute of Maritime Law runs a series of practitioner seminars where speakers from the City and beyond come to the university to discuss the maritime industry. The sessions are designed to complement your studies in maritime law by providing insight into the legal and commercial background of maritime law as applied in practice. The seminars are open to all students. There will also be an opportunity to raise questions with speakers at the end of each session. If you wish to join this course please enrol on Blackboard; the course name is "LAWSWEDSEMS".
View the programme specification document for this course
Southampton Law School has many years specialised in the field of Maritime Law with its internationally renowned institute of Maritime Law.
Our Academic staff write many of the leading books and articles which define modern maritime law.
Southampton Law School is the research base of many of the world leading maritime lawyers.
Typical entry requirements
|GCE A-level||AAA or for students taking the Extended Project Qualification in the same year as their A2 exams, AAB at A level plus A in the EPQ. Applicants should offer at least two traditional, academic subjects. Dance, General Studies, Photography, Moving Images, Physical Education, Practical Art, Practical Music, Sports Studies and Textiles are not accepted subjects.|
|International Baccalaureate||36 points overall (18 at higher level)
A wide range of equivalent international qualifications are considered, so please contact us if you require advice on equivalency.
LNAT (Law National Admissions Test) is not required.
English Language requirements
If English is not your first language, you will be required to pass an approved test prior to joining the University in October. The University’s English Language entry requirement for the Law School programme is;
An overall IELTS score of 6.5 with not less than 6.5 in each component, or equivalent
The link below takes you to a complete list of the other English language qualifications accepted.
Test results should be less than two years old at the time of expected registration at the University of Southampton and must be verified before admission.
If you do not meet the University’s English Language entry requirements for direct entry onto our programmes, you may be eligible to study on one of the University’s pre-sessional English language courses. For further information on these pre-sessional programmes, please visit the Centre for Language Studies website.
Entrance qualifications for this programme are the same as for all other LLB programmes
If you have professional experience, or credit through prior learning at another institution, you may be eligible to use this experience against some of the programme requirements for period of study. You will need to present evidence that you have met the learning outcomes of the programme. Full details can be found in the University’s Policy on the Recognition of Prior Learning.
The University of Southampton is committed to widening participation and ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data supports our admissions teams to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Students who flagged in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme
A typical contextual offer is AAB from three A levels or the equivalent from alternative qualifications(the excluded subjects above will still apply).
Please see our contextual admissions pages for more information.
This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.
Typical course content
The following modules are compulsory, core or optional for this course. Core modules are required to be passed within all Qualifying Law Degrees, for progression to professional training.
Innovation modules outside of your subject area
Our Curriculum Innovation Programme offers you the chance to take optional modules outside of your chosen subject area. This allows you to personalise your education, to develop new skills and knowledge for your future. Modules range from "Living and working on the web" to "Business skills for employability".
View the Curriculum Innovation modules for this course
Learn a language
Some of our courses also give you the option of taking a language module, which can count towards your degree. These modules cover ten languages and range from absolute beginner to near-native speaker level.
View the language modules on offer for this course
Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical
student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided.
More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).
Costs associated with this course
Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.
There will also be further costs for the following, not purchasable
from the University:
|Equipment||Approved calculators: Candidates may use calculators in the examination room only as specified by the University and as permitted by the rubric of individual examination papers. The University approved models are Casio FX-570 and Casio FX-85GT Plus. These may be purchased from any source and no longer need to carry the University logo.|
|Stationery||You will be expected to provide your own day-to-day stationery items, e.g. pens, pencils, notebooks, etc). Any specialist stationery items will be specified under the Additional Costs tab of the relevant module profile.|
|Books||Where a module specifies core texts these should generally be available on the reserve list in the library. However due to demand, students may prefer to buy their own copies. These can be purchased from any source. Some modules suggest reading texts as optional background reading. The library may hold copies of such texts, or alternatively you may wish to purchase your own copies. Although not essential reading, you may benefit from the additional reading materials for the module.|
|Printing and copying||In most cases, written coursework such as essays, projects and dissertations is submitted online and by hard copy. The costs of printing a hard copy for submission of such coursework will be the responsibility of the student. The cost of photocopying will also be the responsibility of the student. https://www.southampton.ac.uk/isolutions/students/printing|
|Other||Some modules may include optional visits. You will normally be expected to cover the cost of travel and admission, unless otherwise specified in the module profile.|
In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.