City, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate

LLB Graduate Entry Law degree

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Course summary

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"

Course details


You will learn through a combination of lectures, seminars 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 1 is made up of 4 Core modules (120 credits). In addition you will also be required to study and pass a test in the English Legal System (15 credits). Year 2 is made up of:

  • 3 Core modules (75 credits)
  • 6 Elective modules (90 credits).
Please note the list of available electives is subject to change due to lecturer availability and student numbers. Core modules
  • Equity and Trusts (30 credits)
  • European Union Law (15 credits)
  • Land Law (30 credits)
  • English Legal System (15 credits)
  • Constitutional and Administrative law (30 credits)
  • Contract Law (30 credits)
  • Criminal Law (30 credits)
  • Tort Law (30 credits)
Elective modules
  • Advanced Issues in International Law (15 credits)
  • Aviation Law (15 credits)
  • Canadian Constitutional Law – Foundational Principles (15 credits)
  • Canadian Law of Business Organisations (15 credits)
  • Child Law (15 credits)
  • Commercial Property Law (15 credits)
  • Competition Law (15 credits)
  • Constitutional Law of the USA – Foundational Principles (15 credits)
  • Constitutional Law of the USA – Modern Controversies (15 credits)
  • Criminal Justice (15 credits)
  • Discrimination Law (15 credits)
  • Employment Law (15 credits)
  • EU Law and the Global Legal Order (15 credits)
  • Forensic Science and the Legal Process (15 credits)
  • Foundations of Commercial Law (15 credits)
  • Free Movement of Goods, Persons and Services in the Internal Market (15 credits)
  • Further Issues in Commercial Law (15 credits)
  • Human Rights Law in the UK (15 credits)
  • International Banking Law (15 credits)
  • International Commercial Arbitration (15 credits)
  • International Criminal Law (15 credits)
  • International Economic Law (15 credits)
  • International Human Rights Law (15 credits)
  • Introduction to the Solicitor’s Professional Qualification (15 credits)
  • Justice Law and History (15 credits)
  • Law of Evidence - The Evidential Implications of Criminal Investigation (15 credits)
  • Law of Evidence: Safeguarding Reliability and Protecting Witnesses (15 credits)
  • Law relating to Public Companies (15 credits)
  • Legal Skills (15 credits)
  • Maritime Law (15 credits)
  • The Canadian Charter of Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (15 credits)
- Comparative Constitutional Law (15 credits)

Assessment method

You will be assessed through written coursework, portfolios, multiple choice question tests, oral and written examinations, as well as project work and team activities.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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. North American Applicants For applicants that have studied for their degree in North America, we usually require a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The rules governing admission to practise law vary from country to country. Before applying, applicants wishing to take the GE LLB as a step towards becoming a lawyer outside England and Wales are strongly advised to check with the appropriate body in the country in which they wish to qualify/practise that these courses are accepted. In reaching our selection decisions we will take account of: • Academic performance • Evidence of intellectual ability • Professional and legal work experience • Personal statement • Commitment to studying law • References

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