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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 undergraduate law degrees to gain a strong grounding in law 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 covers topics of interest to those wishing to qualify as solicitors, laying the foundations for a rewarding legal career whichever path you choose. It is also suitable for anyone who wants to develop important transferable skills for your future employment, such as research and analysis, critical thinking, reasoning, judgement, as well as public speaking and communication skills. You’ll be trained to deal with challenging situations, excel under pressure, and demonstrate professionalism in your work environment. From our home in The City Law School Building, LLB students have access to our dedicated Law Library and quiet studies spaces, alongside a state of the art moot courtroom and pro bono legal clinic. Choose to specialise in a broad variety of legal fields, giving the option to graduate with the LLB Law with Commercial Law, International Law, Human Rights Law, or Professional Practice. Develop your commercial awareness and professional network with an intensive five-week micro-placement with a range of our partner employers. Get quick and easy access to the latest research materials and legislative updates with Lawbore, our acclaimed legal resource portal. This course is accredited by the Bar Standards Board.


This three-year LLB Honours degree covers all of the core foundations of legal knowledge required by the Bar Standards Board for a qualifying law degree. 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 foundations of legal knowledge:
  • Foundations of EU Law - Core module (15 credits)
  • Foundations of Land Law - Core module (15 credits)
  • Foundations of Trusts Law - Core module (15 credits)
Also choose five modules from a wide range of elective subjects (subject to change each year):
  • Legal Career Enhancement and Employability Skills (15 credits)
  • Mediation (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 Constitutional Law (15 credits)
  • The UK and The European Union (15 credits)
  • Company Law (15 credits) - Family Law (15 credits)
  • Foundations of Public International Law (15 credits)
  • Immigration Law (15 credits)
  • Intellectual Property Law (15 credits)
  • Law, Rights and Context (15 credits)
  • Micro-Placement (15 credits)
Year 3 - Specialise in your chosen area of the law with eight elective modules from a wide range of subjects (subject to change each year).
  • Further Issues in Equity (15 credits)
  • Further Issues in Land law (15 credits)
  • EU Law and the Global Legal Order (15 credits)
  • Movement of Products and People Into and Within the European Union (15 credits)
  • Human Rights Law in the UK (15 credits)
  • International Human Rights Law (15 credits)
  • Law of Domestic Sales (15 credits)
  • Cross-border Commercial Law (15 credits)
  • Global Issues in Corporate 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)
  • Labour Law (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)
  • Child Law (15 credits)
  • Justice Law and History (15 credits)
  • Pro Bono Training (15 credits)
  • Micro-Placement (15 credits)
  • Comparative Constitutional Law (15 credits)
  • Law, Race and Colonialism
  • International and Comparative Intellectual Property Law
- Dissertation (30 credits)

Assessment method

Law students are assessed by a variety of methods. These include written coursework, online assessments, mooting, reflective portfolios, oral presentations, project work, and activities undertaken as part of a team. We do not assess students by closed-book examinations under timed conditions. Although the balance of assessment formats varies dependent upon the elective modules taken, in the 2021/22 academic year the approximate percentage for each stage was as follows: Year 1

  • Coursework completed over a number of weeks: 50%
  • Online assessment completed within a day: 50%
Year 2
  • Coursework completed over a number of weeks: 67%
  • Online assessment completed within a day: 33%
Year 3
  • Coursework completed over a number of weeks: 59%
- Online assessment completed within a day: 41%

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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Law LLB at City, University of London - UCAS