LLB in Law with Professional Experience
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
3 - 4 years
GBP 9,250 / per year **
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* only for home students. We will continue to accept applications from international students after the 25th of January
** UK students: £9,250 per year | international: £14,300 for the first year
Why choose this course?
We recognise that in the competitive legal world, graduates need to be more rounded than ever. Our LLB with Professional Experience delivers all the benefits of a conventional Law degree, and a lot more.
If you're considering a legal career, this course is ideal. You'll gain an understanding of the English legal system and graduate with the legal knowledge, skills and experience valued by employers. Even if you're not considering a career in the legal profession, a law degree develops critical thinking, logical analysis, the power of argument, and effective oral and written communication skills.
Over the course of this degree, you may lead mock trials and cross-examine forensic experts and witnesses in court. You might work in our Legal Advice Centre, giving legal advice in domestic and consumer disputes, or you might participate in one of our international mooting or client interviewing competitions.
You'll graduate with legal knowledge, applied skills, and work experience that is highly valued by employers. This degree offers the opportunity to do internships during the degree, a sandwich placement or study abroad as an additional year.
Reasons to choose Kingston University
- This course is accredited as a Qualifying Law Degree by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
- Professional Experience modules will help you develop both legal practice and general employability skills.
- You'll get a choice of industry work internships, that will give you real-life experience in the Law career field.
Kingston University's law LLB courses are recognised by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) as Qualifying Law Degrees. Once you have successfully completed your LLB, you can progress to the vocational stage of your legal training along the 'LPC' route, or follow the new 'SQE' route.
Professional Readiness Programme
This course features the unique Professional Readiness Programme that runs across Years 1 and 2. It is designed to help you develop your professional skills in preparation for an internship(s) and future employment.
You will undertake a range of practical workshops that will forge and nurture your soft skills as well as build your industry knowledge. Workshops may focus on:
- networking techniques aimed at building contacts and creating opportunities
- building your personal brand to maximise your potential
- understanding the legal sector and career paths
With Professional Experience
This degree comes with Professional Experience, which will place you in the real world. It will enable you to acquire relevant work experience and develop critical skills. You will have the opportunity to:
- Undertake up to two professional internships in a law firm or in a law-related field;
- Take professional modules in Mediation and/or Professional Practice and Ethics.
This professional experience will help you gain valuable experience in preparation for securing a job role after you graduate.
What you will study
Take a look at some of the content and modules that you may have the opportunity to study in this course:
Year 1 introduces the English Legal System and Method, including how to access and use legal materials. Public Law covers the UK's constitution and relationships between individuals and the state. Law of Tort considers civil wrongs such as negligence, nuisance and occupier's liability. Law of Contract explores binding agreements and breaches. You will also undertake the first Professional Readiness module. In the summer term, you will undertake your chosen professional experience module: either Internship or Mediation.
- English Legal System and Methods
- Law of Contract
- Public Law
- Law of Tort
- Law Professional Readiness and Skills (Stage 1)
Year 1 Professional Experience Modules
In Year 2 you will build on what you have learnt in Year 1. Your Land Law module will cover property ownership, use and rights. In the Criminal Law module, you will study murder, theft and sexual crimes. EU Law considers the single market (informed by recent politics). You will also do the second Professional Readiness module and will have the opportunity to follow your own interest through an optional module. In the summer term, you will undertake your chosen professional experience module: either Internship or Professional Practice and Ethics.
- Land Law
- Criminal Law
- EU Law
- Law Professional Readiness and Skills (Stage 2)
- International and Comparative Law
- Commercial Law
Year 2 Professional Experience Modules
- Professional Practice and Ethics
Optional Study Abroad Year
You will also have the opportunity to spend a year abroad on a work placement or studying at one of our partner institutions in North America, Europe, Australia or Asia.
In the Final Year, everyone will study Equity and Trusts, which considers wills, charitable trusts, and trustees. For the rest of your study, you will be able to shape your degree around what interests you the most: you will select one capstone module and two optional modules.
Capstone modules draw together strands from the first two years of your law degree and integrate them with your final year studies.
Please note: the optional module International Law Dissertation cannot be chosen if the capstone module Law Reform Project has also been chosen.
- Equity and Trusts
Capstone optional modules (choose 1)
- Remedies and Legal Skills in Context
- Law Reform Project
Optional Modules (choose 2)
- International Trade Law
- Company Law
- Employment Law
- Family and Child Law
- Dispute Resolution
- International Criminal and Human Rights Law
- Intellectual Property Law
- Law of Technology and Innovation
- Environmental Law
Optional modules only run if there is enough demand. If we have an insufficient number of students interested in an optional module, that module will not be offered for this course.
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After you graduate
Many graduates become solicitors or barristers. Other graduates work in law-related positions within business, government and non-profit organisations. Some also progress to study at the masters level.
Our Law graduates have secured the following jobs:
- Junior analyst
- Legal assistant
- Account development executive
- Insolvency practitioner
- Financial consultant
- Court clerk
Graduates from the Department of Law have secured jobs in the following companies:
- Lyons Davidson Solicitors
- Fredrickson International
- BM Advisory (formerly Atherton Bailey Chartered Accountants)
- Hudson Advisors
- Gill Solicitors
- Stuart & Co Solicitors (formally Stuart Karatas Solicitors)