In most countries that offer the degree, a Bachelor of Laws, or an LLB, is a first professional law degree and is usually completed as an undergraduate course of study.  The LLB originated in England, where the abbreviation LL.B referred to the Latin Legum Baccalaureus with the genitive plural indicating the study of both canon and civil law.  In most common law countries, LLBs are desig… Read more

In most countries that offer the degree, a Bachelor of Laws, or an LLB, is a first professional law degree and is usually completed as an undergraduate course of study.  The LLB originated in England, where the abbreviation LL.B referred to the Latin Legum Baccalaureus with the genitive plural indicating the study of both canon and civil law.  In most common law countries, LLBs are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to enter into a legal career.

The LLB is the most common undergraduate law degree in the UK, where university students can enroll in programs directly after completing their secondary education.  In the US, the LLB was replaced by the Juris Doctor (JD) in the 1970s. While other countries also are moving away from the LLB degree in favor of the JD, the degree is still applied in many common law countries. Some countries, like Canada, offer both LLBs and JDs and graduates with LLBs obtain a license and complete a year of articling before being able to practice law. The length of study to complete an LLB ranges from three to six years.  In countries like Australia and New Zealand, LLB studies are generally longer (four to five years) and combined with another degree. In some instances, LLBs are considered a second-level degree with LLB students having completed a previous undergraduate degree or qualification in another field of study.

If you are considering an LLB in order to enter the legal profession, it is important to determine the level of qualification you wish to obtain in relation to the country where you intend to practice law.  Some LLBs are offered online and can be transferred or converted to equivalent law degrees in your country.  Others will require additional courses of study, examinations or certification before you are qualified to practice law.

Explore the list below and find LLB programs around the world.  You can read more about each program by clicking on ‘Read More.’  The form on each page allows you to contact the program’s admissions officials directly.

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University of Law Online Undergraduate
UK Online , United Kingdom

Our LLB (Hons) Law with Government and Politics is a Qualifying Law degree with options that focus on government and politics. It is aimed at students who wish to pursue a car ... +

Our LLB (Hons) Law with Government and Politics is a Qualifying Law degree with options that focus on government and politics. It is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in the legal or wider public, central and local government sectors or the commercial sector, and who have an interest in government and politics. It has a practical focus, with employability integrated into the course. -
LLB
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
01 Sep 2020
Online
 
Arden University
Coventry , United Kingdom

Arden University’s online LLB (Hons) with Qualifying Status will provide you with the necessary legal skills to start your career as a legal professional. Develop your legal a ... +

Arden University’s online LLB (Hons) with Qualifying Status will provide you with the necessary legal skills to start your career as a legal professional. Develop your legal and ethical understanding with this programme, and specialise in areas of interest to you and your career path. -
LLB
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
01 Jan 2020
Online
 
The University of Law Undergraduate Programmes
London , United Kingdom + 1 More

A Dual Degree with IE University, Spain. A four-year programme. You will experience a truly international learning experience combining studying three years with IE University ... +

A Dual Degree with IE University, Spain. A four-year programme. You will experience a truly international learning experience combining studying three years with IE University and a fourth year at The University of Law. -
LLB
Full-time
4 years
English
01 Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Essex Online
UK Online , United Kingdom

Improve your knowledge and employability by achieving a Qualifying Law Degree while also developing knowledge of criminal behavior and its origins. In this combined programme, ... +

Improve your knowledge and employability by achieving a Qualifying Law Degree while also developing knowledge of criminal behavior and its origins. In this combined programme, you’ll acquire a solid grounding in both legal and criminological principles including subject-specific abilities, intellectual skills, practical professional skills and general transferable skills. -
LLB
Part-time
48 months
English
August 2020
Online
 
American University of Cyprus
Nicosia , Cyprus

Faculty of Law - Anglo-Saxon Law Undergraduate Degree programme in Anglo-Saxon Law offered by the Department of Law The programme of English Law aims to equip future lawyers w ... +

Faculty of Law - Anglo-Saxon Law Undergraduate Degree programme in Anglo-Saxon Law offered by the Department of Law The programme of English Law aims to equip future lawyers with working knowledge of legal norms which they will wield in resolving disputes. -
LLB
Full-time
4 years
English
01 Feb 2020
Campus
 
University of Central Lancashire - Cyprus
Larnaca , Cyprus

The course, unique to Cyprus, blends the English legal heritage with the current Cyprus law. For the benefit of our local students, education on the two systems is combined wi ... +

The course, unique to Cyprus, blends the English legal heritage with the current Cyprus law. For the benefit of our local students, education on the two systems is combined within some modules and, in those instances where the law is very different, separate Cyprus law modules are provided. -
LLB
Full-time
4 years
English
October 2020
Campus
 
EBS Universität
Oestrich-Winkel , Germany

The professional demands on lawyers are rising. There is more that matters in a dynamic profession than just professional qualifications: Potential employers pay particular at ... +

The professional demands on lawyers are rising. There is more that matters in a dynamic profession than just professional qualifications: Potential employers pay particular attention to communication and negotiation skills, as well as international and business experience. Which is exactly what is taught at EBS. -
LLB
Full-time
3 years
German
October 2020
Campus
 
University of Law Online Undergraduate
UK Online , United Kingdom

On our LLB Law with Business degree, you’ll study key legal topics and related skills to gain a wide understanding across a range of legal areas, necessary to obtain a qualify ... +

On our LLB Law with Business degree, you’ll study key legal topics and related skills to gain a wide understanding across a range of legal areas, necessary to obtain a qualifying law degree. A practical focus with real-world application of the law and business with employability embedded into the course. For students who wish to do a law degree with a practical focus, but wish to keep their options open for a career in the legal or wider business world. -
LLB
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
September 2020
Online
 
University of Law Online Undergraduate
UK Online , United Kingdom

Our Law with Criminology is a qualifying law degree. The course focuses on key legal topics and a variety of different aspects of criminology, including crime, criminal justic ... +

Our Law with Criminology is a qualifying law degree. The course focuses on key legal topics and a variety of different aspects of criminology, including crime, criminal justice and criminal behaviour. The law modules are predominantly delivered by professionally qualified lawyers. The course has a practical focus, with real-world application of the law and criminology. Employability is integrated into the course to give you the academic knowledge and key transferable skills which are in demand by today’s employers. -
LLB
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
September 2020
Online
 
University of Law Online Undergraduate
UK Online , United Kingdom

Our LLB (Hons) Law with International Business degree will help you to start a career in the legal or international commercial sectors. This is a qualifying law degree, enabli ... +

Our LLB (Hons) Law with International Business degree will help you to start a career in the legal or international commercial sectors. This is a qualifying law degree, enabling you to progress to the next stage of legal training. Each module is taught by experienced professionals from the worlds of law and business, giving you the practical outlook you’ll need for your career. -
LLB
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
September 2020
Online
 
University of Law Online Undergraduate
UK Online , United Kingdom

Combining academic rigour with practical legal skills, in a business-like environment, our LLB provides you with the essential groundwork whether you’re committed to being a l ... +

Combining academic rigour with practical legal skills, in a business-like environment, our LLB provides you with the essential groundwork whether you’re committed to being a lawyer or want to explore other career options. In 2019, the University of Law was awarded a silver rating in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF). We were found to deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students and consistently exceed rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education. -
LLB
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
January 2020
Online
 
The University of Law Undergraduate Programmes
Guildford , United Kingdom + 9 More

Combining academic rigour with practical legal skills, in a business-like environment, our LLB provides you with the essential groundwork whether you’re committed to being a l ... +

Combining academic rigour with practical legal skills, in a business-like environment, our LLB provides you with the essential groundwork whether you’re committed to being a lawyer or want to explore other career options. In 2019, The University of Law was awarded a silver rating in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF). -
LLB
Full-time
3 years
English
September 2020
Campus
 
The University of Law Undergraduate Programmes
Guildford , United Kingdom + 9 More

This course is designed to be the most focused professional law degree available. For students who wish to study a practically focused intensive course in two years, and wish ... +

This course is designed to be the most focused professional law degree available. For students who wish to study a practically focused intensive course in two years, and wish to pursue a career in the legal sector. It’s a faster more intensive route, taught by the same tutors and using the same high-quality teaching methods as our three-year law degree. -
LLB
Full-time
2 years
English
September 2020
Campus
 
The University of Law Undergraduate Programmes
Guildford , United Kingdom + 9 More

Our LLB (Hons) Law with Legal Innovation and Technology with Foundation Year is a qualifying law degree studied over 4 years. It is aimed at students who wish to pursue a care ... +

Our LLB (Hons) Law with Legal Innovation and Technology with Foundation Year is a qualifying law degree studied over 4 years. It is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in the legal or wider commercial sector and who have an interest in 21st century legal practise. In addition to studying key legal topics, you will also study modules on Legal Innovation and Legal Technology. -
LLB
Full-time
4 years
English
September 2020
Campus
 
The University of Law Undergraduate Programmes
Guildford , United Kingdom + 9 More

Our LLB (Hons) with Criminal Justice with Foundation Year is a qualifying law degree studied over 4 years. It is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in the legal or ... +

Our LLB (Hons) with Criminal Justice with Foundation Year is a qualifying law degree studied over 4 years. It is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in the legal or wider commercial sectors, or in the wider criminal justice system and associated professions. -
LLB
Full-time
4 years
English
September 2020
Campus