Our world-class LLB is of international standing. It has been the first step in the careers of thousands of practicing lawyers around the world. This course can be studied independently or at one of our approved local teaching institutions around the world.
Course structure and modules
Our LLB is divided into routes. Your choice will depend upon a number of factors:
Do you wish to study for a Qualifying Law Degree (where the majority of your modules are pre-set), or a Non-Qualifying Degree (which allows you more choice)?
Do you hold a degree that makes you eligible for Graduate Entry? (Study 9modules to complete, instead of the usual 12.)
- Standard Entry Route - Qualifying Law Degree (LLB)
- Standard Entry Route - Non-Qualifying Law Degree (LLB)
- Graduate Entry Route - Qualifying Law Degree (LLB)
- Graduate Entry Route - Non-Qualifying Law Degree (LLB)
If you are not eligible for the LLB, can you access an approved local teaching institution? This may allow you to study the CertHE Common Law and progress to the LLB.
If you wish to study for a Qualifying Law Degree, we recommend that you check the requirements of the professional body in the jurisdiction in which you wish to practice before committing to the degree.
The Programme Specifications and Programme Regulations contain information and rules regarding what modules may be chosen and the order in which they must be studied.
What qualifications do you need?
To register for the LLB, you will usually be aged 17+ by the date of registration and satisfy the University’s General Entrance Requirements.
Each application is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the standard requirements, our Admissions Panel will consider factors such as alternative or incomplete qualifications (e.g. diplomas/degrees) and relevant work experience.
CertHE Common Law
If you are not eligible for the LLB, you may be able to study the CertHE Common Law and progress to the LLB. This course must be studied at an approved local teaching institution.Graduate entry route
For graduate entry, you will need an acceptable undergraduate degree rather than a professional qualification.
You must also complete our short online course, Law Skills for Graduates, and achieve a score of 80% on the assessment. Without this, your registration will be transferred to the Standard Entry route.
English Language requirements
You need to demonstrate a good level of English to be admitted to our programmes. We accept a range of evidence, including proficiency test scores. If you don’t have evidence but believe you can meet the standard, we may consider your case.
We set minimum basic computer requirements because your study resources are accessed via the Student Portal and it is vital that you can access this regularly. For this degree, you will also need Adobe Flash Player to view video material and a media player (such as VLC) to play video files.
The University of London was the first to offer a degree in English Law in the 1890s, and continues to offer the security of an internationally recognized 'gold standard'.
Upon graduation, you will join a distinguished group of solicitors, barristers and judges from all over the world who began their careers with a University of London LLB.
The academic direction of the LLB is provided by a Consortium of outstanding University of London Law Schools: Birkbeck, King's, LSE, Queen Mary, SOAS, and UCL.
Three of these (UCL, King’s and LSE) are ranked in the top 20 worldwide for Law (QS World Rankings 2017) and in the UK's top five (The Complete University Guide 2017).
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Last updated February 22, 2018