City, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

Our accredited, qualifying Law degree provides you with essential legal and academic skills. Study the core subjects common to all law degrees and supplement them with a wide choice of specialist elective modules. Develop your commercial awareness and confidence with pro bono clinics, volunteering and mooting opportunities. This degree provides the first stage of professional training for aspiring barristers and solicitors, laying the foundations for a rewarding legal career. It is also suitable for anyone who wants to develop in-demand transferable skills such as critical thinking, commercial awareness, reasoning and research. You’ll be trained to deal with challenging situations, excel under pressure, and demonstrate professionalism in your work environment.

  • Access 250,000 books and 25,000 online journals with City’s library service, including our brand-new dedicated Law Library.
  • Choose to specialise in Commercial Law, International Law, Human Rights and Law with Professional Practice.
  • Develop your commercial awareness and professional network with an intensive five-week micro-placement.
  • Practise your skills with our popular Pro Bono Unit, which provides legal advice to real clients.
  • Volunteer for the Start Ed Commercial Law Clinic - a free walk-in centre offering assistance for small businesses and start-ups.
  • Master important legal skills, such as research and analysis, public speaking and argument with regular mooting.
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Course details


This three-year LLB Honours degree covers all of the core modules required in UK legal education. Year 1 Begin studying the core legal subjects common to all undergraduate law degrees, to lay a firm foundation for specialisation later in the course.

  • Debates in the English Legal System (15 credits)
= Constitutional Law (15 credits)
  • Foundations of Contract Law (15 credits)
  • Foundations of Criminal Law (15 credits)
  • Foundations of Tort Law (15 credits)
  • Contract Law and Practice (15 credits)
  • Administrative law and Human Rights (15 credits)
  • Applied Legal Writing and Research (15 credits)
Year 2 Study the remaining core legal subjects common to all undergraduate law degrees: Foundations of EU Law; Foundations of Land Law; Foundations of Trust Law. Also choose five modules from a wide range of elective subjects to study in a specialised field.
  • Foundations of EU Law - Core module (15 credits)
  • Foundations of Land Law - Core module (15 credits)
  • Foundations of Trusts Law - Core module (15 credits)
  • Legal Career Enhancement and Employability Skills (15 credits)
  • Small Venture and Social Enterprise Law (15 credits)
  • Commercial Awareness and Risk (15 credits)
  • Mediation (15 credits)
  • Politics & Law (15 credits)
  • Legal Design (15 credits)
  • Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility (15 credits)
  • Further Issues in Criminal Law (15 credits)
  • Further Issues in Tort Law (15 credits)
  • Contemporary Issues in EU Constitution (15 credits)
  • The UK and The European Union (15 credits)
  • Business Organisations and Private Company Law (15 credits)
  • Family Law (15 credits)
  • Foundations of Public International Law (15 credits)
  • Immigration Law (15 credits)
  • Intellectual Property Law (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Islamic Law (15 credits)
  • Law relating to Domestic Banking (15 credits)
  • Law, Rights and Context (15 credits)
  • Media Law (15 credits)
  • Regulation of Leisure Industries (15 credits)
  • Contemporary issues in EU Constitutional law (15 credits)
Year 3 Specialise in your chosen area of the law with eight elective modules from a wide range of subjects. Develop important professional skills for your future career.
  • Further Issues in Equity (15 credits)
  • Further Issues in Land law (15 credits)
  • EU Law and the Global Legal Order (15 credits)
  • Free Movement of Goods, Persons and Services in the Internal Market (15 credits)
  • Human Rights Law in the UK (15 credits)
  • International Human Rights Law (15 credits)
  • Foundations of Commercial Law (15 credits)
  • Further Issues in Commercial Law (15 credits)
  • Law relating to Public Companies (15 credits)
  • International Banking Law (15 credits)
  • Commercial Property Law (15 credits)
  • Competition Law (15 credits)
  • Maritime Law (15 credits)
  • Advanced Issues in International Law (15 credits)
  • International Economic Law (15 credits)
  • International Criminal Law (15 credits)
  • International Commercial Arbitration (15 credits)
  • Aviation Law (15 credits)
  • Discrimination Law (15 credits)
  • Employment Law (15 credits)
  • Criminal Justice (15 credits)
  • Forensic Science and the Legal Process (15 credits)
  • Law of Evidence - The Evidential Implications of Criminal Investigation (15 credits)
  • Law of Evidence: Safeguarding Reliability and Protecting Witnesses (15 credits)
  • Legal Skills (15 credits)
  • Introduction to the Solicitor’s Professional Qualification (15 credits)
  • Canadian Constitutional Law – Foundational Principles (15 credits)
-The Canadian Charter of Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (15 credits)
  • Canadian Law of Business Organisations (15 credits)
  • Constitutional Law of the USA – Foundational Principles (15 credits)
  • Constitutional Law of the USA – Modern Controversies (15 credits)
  • Child Law (15 credits)
  • Justice Law and History (15 credits)
  • Pro Bono Training (academic) (15 credits)
  • Micro-Placement (15 credits)
  • Comparative Constitutional Law (15 credits)
- Dissertation (30 credits)

Assessment method

Law students are assessed by a variety of methods. Those include written coursework, mooting, portfolios, multiple choice questions tests, oral and written examinations, as well as project work and activities undertaken as part of a team. Percentage of the course assessed by coursework The balance of assessment by examination, practical examination and assessment by coursework will to some extent depend on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessment, based on 2018/19 entry is as follows:

  • Year 1
Written examination - 41% Coursework - 59%
  • Year 2
Written examination - 80% Coursework - 20%
  • Year 3
Written examination - 41% Coursework - 59%

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Bar Standards Board
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £15700 Year 1
International £15700 Year 1

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