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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 in Law. 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. Objectives 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 Solicitors’ Practice Programme (SPP) for solicitors and the Bar Vocational Studies (BVS) for barristers


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. In year one you will study the following core legal subjects:

  • Constitutional and Administrative Law (30 credits)
  • Contract Law (30 credits)
  • Criminal Law (30 credits)
  • Tort Law (30 credits)
In addition you will also be required to study and pass a test in the English Legal System (15 Crdits). In year two you will study the remaining core legal subjects:
  • Equity and Trusts (30 credits)
  • European Union Law (15 credits)
  • Land Law (30 credits)
In addition you will take a total of six 15 credit elective modules. The range of elective subjects offered, which is subject to availability and demand, includes:
  • 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)
  • Competition Law (15 credits)
  • EU Law and the Global Legal Order (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)
  • Global Issues in Corporate Law (15 credits)
  • Maritime Law (15 credits)
  • The Canadian Charter of Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (15 credits)
  • Media Law (15 credits)
  • Labour Law (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)
  • Medical Law and Bioethics (15 credits)
  • International and Comparative Intellectual Property Law
  • Law, Race and Colonialism (15 credits)
There is also the possibility to write a 30 credit dissertation. This is classed as a ‘double’ module so students choosing this option will be limited to choosing four additional elective modules."

Assessment method

On this programme, you will learn in a separate cohort of Graduate Entry LLB students for the core subjects and together with the LLB third year students for the elective modules you will take in your second year. Instruction in the use of legal materials, legal writing, mooting and in legal research (including the use of electronic retrieval systems) is an integral part of the course. You can choose six subjects in your second year from an extensive list of interesting elective courses to suit your interests. Tuition fees include ebooks in all of the seven core subjects. You will also have a wide range of extra-curricular activities to engage in, such as mooting and client interviewing. The Law School has an extensive pro bono programme with a Pro Bono Fair at the beginning of the year to inform you of the options available. Assessment is via a variety of methods, including written coursework, portfolios, multiple choice questions tests, oral and written examinations, as well as project work and activities undertaken as part of a team. In the second year, you have the option to write a 15,000-word dissertation on a legal topic of your choice instead of a taught elective."

Entry requirements

UK To apply for this degree, you will need one of the following: - 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. Canada - A Canadian Bachelor degree with GPA 3.0 or above USA - A US Bachelor degree with GPA 3.2 or above Other - An approved degree conferred by an institution outside the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, and a very good knowledge of the English language. Applicants whose first language is not English should hold the following qualifications: - IELTS: 7 or above with a minimum of 6.0 in all components - TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition: 95 overall with no less than 24 in Writing and Reading, 22 in Listening and 25 in Speaking - LanguageCert ESOL International online: C1 Expert Pass (combined written and oral test) - PTE Academic: 65 or better

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £16490 Year 1
International £16490 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Graduate Entry LLB at City, University of London - UCAS