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Graduate Entry LLB

This course is for graduates who have a proven academic track record who wish to gain a qualification in law either for legal professional purposes or to advance their careers in law-related fields.

If you intend to practise in law in the UK, the GE LLB Programme offers you the possibility of obtaining exemption from the academic stage of training over two years instead of the one year Graduate Diploma. Not only does this give you the chance to take electives in legal subjects, but also gives you the chance to acquire work experience in the summer vacation.

The course attracts many international students, particularly Canadians who, once they graduate, are well on the way to satisfying the Canadian NCA requirements.

The Graduate Entry LLB enables you to:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in the core legal subjects
  • Achieve an LLB law degree in just two years rather than the usual three
  • Learning about specialist areas of law
  • Participate in mooting competitions (optional) to further strengthen your legal and debating skills
  • Progress, on completion of the degree, to one of the two professional courses all UK lawyers are required to take: the Legal Practice Course (LPC) for solicitors and the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) for barristers

Entry requirements

To apply for this degree, you will need one of the following:

  • A degree (in any subject), of at least a second-class honours standard, conferred by an institution in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland or by the Council for National Academic Awards.
  • An approved degree conferred by an institution outside the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, and a very good knowledge of the English language.

Course modules

You will learn through a combination of lectures and tutorials, which in total consist of around 10 hours contact each week in year one, increasing to about 12 hours each week in year two.

In addition, you are expected to engage in private reading for up to 8 hours per week, per subject, to support your learning and prepare for tutorials.

Year One

  • Constitutional and Administrative Law LG2002 (30 credits)
  • Contract Law LG2003 (30 credits)
  • Criminal Law LG2004 (30 credits)
  • Tort Law LG2008 (30 credits)

In addition you will also be required to study and pass a test in the English Legal System.

  • English Legal System LG2001 (15 credits)

Year Two

  • Equity and Trusts LG2005 (30 credits)
  • EU Law LG2006 (30 credits)
  • Land Law LG2007 (30 credits)

In addition in Year Two you will take elective modules totalling 75 credits from a list of elective subjects.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through a combination of written examination and coursework. In the second year, you have the option to write a 15,000-word dissertation on a legal topic of your choice instead of a taught elective.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLB (Hons) Full-time £ 9,435 (Academic year) Home/EU 2 Years
LLB (Hons) Full-time £ 14,500 (Academic year) International 2 Years

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