Legal Practice (Exempting)
University of South Wales
Key Course Facts
Below you can see course specific reviews for 170 graduates of Legal Practice (Exempting) LLB (Hons) and other courses in at University of South Wales for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in .
Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.
Salary of all UK Graduates of Law
|15 months after graduation||3 years after graduation||5 years after graduation|
|25-75 percentile range||£18996 - £28084||£17746 - £29609||£20717 - £38496|
All Law courses in the UK
The University of South Wales’ LLB (Hons) Legal Practice (Exempting) degree has been officially validated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to give you the skills to become a highly employable solicitor. If you want to be a solicitor, this is a great way to combine the academic and vocational stages of your training.
This course is the only one of its kind in England and Wales, combining an undergraduate law degree (LLB) with the requirements of the Legal Practice Course (LPC) over three years instead of the usual four. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to enter a law firm as a trainee solicitor without undertaking a separate LPC. You will study alongside students on the LLB (Hons) Law course in the first year. The professional element is spread over years two and three. During this time, you will work at our Legal Advice Clinic.
Grading & Study Time
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
The tariff entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed may also be acceptable.
UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course
This particular course
The A Level entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact [email protected]
Pass the Access to HE Diploma and obtain a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points.
The BTEC entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact [email protected]
We accept the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma in lieu of a third subject. The grade range for the Skills Challenge Certificate is the range within which the University will normally make offers. The grade will reflect what you would have been asked for from a third A Level. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.
GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics/Numeracy and English at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent, but consideration is given to individual circumstances.
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Foundation / Pathway Courses
- Graduate Degrees
- Undergraduate Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Legal Practice (Exempting), LLB (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
Tuition Fees Legal Practice (Exempting) LLB (Hons)
|England UK||£9000||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9000||year 1|
Additional fee information
Students from Wales and the EU may be eligible for a means-tested Welsh Government Learning Grant. Please visit the University website for full details.
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
How to apply
January 1, 2024
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Possible Entry Points:
- year 1 (Default entry point)
Positions of University of South Wales in top UK and global rankings.
Rankings of University of South Wales in related subject specific rankings.
The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
[Published 24 September, 2022]
CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
[Published 08 June, 2023]
About University of South Wales
The University of South Wales is a government funded university in Wales, and its campuses are located in Cardiff, Newport, and Pontypridd. The university is the result of the merging of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, in Newport. Each campus shares an equal importance for the university, each providing its own series of facilities for distinct uses.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Law with Professional Legal Practice LLB (Hons)||University of Keele||68%||2%||4%||£9250||£15500||112||Newcastle under Lyme||On campus Full-time|
|Law with Professional Legal Practice with Foundation Year LLB (Hons)||University of Keele||68%||2%||4%||£9250||£14000||112||Newcastle under Lyme||On campus Full-time|
|Legal Practice (Exempting) LLB (Hons)||University of South Wales||74%||-||0%||£9000||£12600||134||Pontypridd||On campus Full-time|
|Law with Legal Practice LLB (Hons)||University of Portsmouth||74%||-||0%||-||-||134||Portsmouth||On campus Full-time|