LLB (2-Year Law Conversion Course for Graduates) LLB


Course facts

  • Name: LLB (2-Year Law Conversion Course for Graduates)
  • Qualification: LLB
  • Duration: 2 years

Law affects all of our lives and the knowledge of law increases our understanding of the society and the world in which we live.

This law conversion course leads to an LLB qualification and provides a liberal education in law, or in law combined with another discipline, to promote such an awareness and to allow those who so wish to progress to careers in the legal professions. 

This law conversion course is especially designed for people who have previously undertaken higher education and wish to study for a qualifying law degree. This may include:

  • Graduates who have successfully completed an honours degree in another subject at Bangor or another accredited institution
  • IELTS 6.5 (International Candidates)
  • Equivalent experience 

As this law conversion course is a qualifying law degree, on successful completion of the 2 year conversion degree course, LLB graduates may progress onto a Legal Practice Course (LPC) to become a solicitor or onto a Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) to become a barrister.

In each academic year of the law conversion course, students will undertake modules to the value of 120 credits in a combination of law courses addressing the issues of Public Law, Private Law and Property Law.

The first year of this law conversion course involves the study of 6 compulsory double-modules (20 credits each) in law across Semesters 1 and 2. The second year of the law conversion course consists of three compulsory double-modules and three optional modules from an approved list of modules according to students’ individual interests.  

Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.

Course Content

During the law conversion course (LLB) you will study the seven foundation subjects to obtain a Qualifying Law Degree plus additional legal and/or non-legal subjects which allow for specialisation. You will be encouraged to study in areas which complement your chosen degree scheme.

The Foundations of Legal Knowledge are:

  • Public Law
  • Law of the European Union
  • Criminal Law
  • Obligations (including Contract, Restitution and Tort)
  • Property Law
  • Equity and the Law of Trusts
  • Legal Research

Year 1 of the Law conversion course

Core modules:

  • Contract Law
  • Public Law                                       
  • Equity and the Law of Trusts            
  • Introduction to Law                        
  • Criminal Law                                  
  • Legal Skills                                                         

2nd and Final Year of the Law conversion course

Core modules:

  • European Union Law
  • Land Law
  • Tort
  • International Law of Human Rights
  • 2 x Optional modules in Law


Each module on the law conversion course is assessed separately by means of course work and end of module examination. In Year 1, course work will account for 25% and examinations for 75% of the final mark, whilst in Year 2 and 3, course work will normally account for 33% and examinations for 67% of the final mark. The pass mark in all assessment is 40%.

Second year and final year grades will both contribute to the final degree classification. At the end of Year 3, your final degree classification depends on your overall mark: a weighted average of your Year 2 average mark (one-third weighting) and your Year 3 average mark (two-thirds weighting).

Your final degree classification for this law conversion course is determined by your overall mark.

Programmes and modules are constantly updated and reviewed. As with most academic programmes, please remember that it is possible that specific modules or programmes may not be offered in any particular year, because a member of staff is on study leave, for instance, or too few students opt for it. Bangor Law School reserves the right to vary or withdraw any course or module.

Modules for the current academic year

Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change. Find out what our students are currently studying on the LLB (2-Year Law Conversion Course for Graduates) Modules page.

Entry Requirements

  • To study on this law conversion course a bachelor degree in another subject at Bangor University, or another accredited institution, is required.
  • IELTS 6.5 (International Candidates)

International Students

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.

Ask the IEC for assistance...

If you want advice or a general chat about what’s available contact the International Education Centre on +44 (0) 1248 382028 or email international@bangor.ac.uk


Please make your application for this course through UCAS 

UCAS is the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. All university applications are processed through UCAS and then passed on to the universities listed.

Students may apply for a maximum of five courses. For Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary courses students are only allowed to apply for four courses.

The application form is found on the UCAS website, under ‘Apply’.

The main closing date for all applications is January 15.

Your Personal Statement

Writing your Personal Statement is the part of the application form that requires most work. With a limit of 47 lines (or 500–550 words)  it is important that you explain clearly why you wish to study the course and the skills you have that are essential for university study. Read our advice on how to draft a winning personal statement or watch our video guide.

After you’ve applied

Keep an eye on your application on UCAS ‘Track’. This is where you will see any offers from universities and where you will be able to accept or decline offers.

You can only reply when you have received all your decisions. The types of reply you can make are firm acceptance and insurance acceptance. Usually students reply in early May.

International Student?

If you are an international student, our International Student pages offer further information on applying.

As an international student applying to study one of our undergraduate programmes you can;

Careers and Employability

Our LLB Law conversion course is a Qualifying Law Degree, allowing graduates to proceed directly to the vocational stage of professional training to become barristers or solicitors. A degree in law is also a highly-valued qualification for entry into other careers, including government, industry and commerce. Lawyers with additional language skills are greatly in demand.

Further information

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