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Course summary

Achieve a senior status law degree as a non-law graduate in just two years rather than the regular three with our fast-track Graduate Entry LLB programme. This course is for graduates who have a proven academic track record and 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 law in the UK, the GE LLB Programme offers you the possibility of obtaining an exemption from the academic stage of training over two years instead of the three-year LLB programme. 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
  • After graduating from this programme, you can advance towards qualification as a practising lawyer. In the UK that means taking either the Solicitors’ Practice Programme (SPP) to qualify as a solicitor or taking Bar Vocational Studies (BVS) to become a barrister. If you intend to practise in Canada, you have to take examinations set by the National Committee on Accreditation.


You will learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, which in total consist of around 10 contact hours each week in year one, increasing to about 13 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
  • English Legal System (15 credits)
  • Constitutional and Administrative law (30 credits)
  • Contract Law (30 credits)
  • Criminal Law (30 credits)
  • Tort Law (30 credits)
  • Equity and Trusts (30 credits)
  • European Union Law (15 credits)
  • Land Law (30 credits)
-English Legal System (15 credits) Elective modules
  • Advanced Issues in International Law (15 credits)
  • Canadian Constitutional Law – Foundational Principles (15 credits)
  • Canadian Law of Business Organisations (15 credits)
  • Child Law (15 credits)
  • Media Law (15 credits)
  • Competition Law (15 credits)
  • International Economic Law (15 credits)
  • EU Law and the Global Legal Order (15 credits)
  • Law of Domestic Sales (15 credits)
  • Movement of Products and People into and within the EU (15 credits)
  • Cross Border Commercial Law (15 credits)
  • Labour 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 Human Rights Law (15 credits)
  • Medical Law and Bioethics (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)
  • Global Issues in Corporate Law (15 credits)
  • Maritime Law (15 credits)
  • The Canadian Charter of Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (15 credits)
  • International and Comparative Intellectual Property Law
  • Law, Race and Colonialism (15 credits)
  • Dissertation (30 credits)
This is a piece of independent work drawing from the knowledge gained from the Law programme and elsewhere. You will be guided by your supervisor on how best to extend and apply this knowledge.

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. You will learn core subjects as part of the Graduate Entry LLB cohort and elective modules in your second year with LLB third year students. We will instruct you in the use of legal materials, legal writing, mooting and legal research. In your second year you choose six subjects from an extensive list, according to your own personal interests. You can also write a 10,000-word dissertation instead of two of the taught electives Our range of extracurricular activities include mooting and client interviewing, while The City Law School also runs a pro bono programme. We hold a fair at the beginning of the year to show you the options. After graduating from this programme, you can advance towards qualification as a practising lawyer.

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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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Graduate Entry Law LLB at City, University of London - UCAS