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Graduate Entry LLB City, University of London Degree level: Undergraduate

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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

Modules

Advanced Issues in International Law (15 credits)
Aviation Law (15 credits)
Canadian Constitutional Law – Foundational Principles (15 credits)
Canadian Corporate Law (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)
Gender, Sexuality and Law (15 credits)
Government, Law and Democracy (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)
Introduction to Transnational Law (15 credits)
Jurisprudence (15 credits)
Justice, Law and History (15 credits)
Law and Film (15 credits)
Law of Evidence - The Evidential Implications of Criminal Investigation (15 credits)
Law of Evidence: Safeguarding Reliability and Protecting Witnesses (15 credits)
Law of the European Convention of Human Rights (15 credits)
Law relating to Public Companies (15 credits)
Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility (15 credits)
Legal Skills (15 credits)
Maritime Law (15 credits)
Medical Law and Bioethics (15 credits)
Pro Bono Training (academic) (15 credits)
Pro Bono Training (practice) (15 credits)
Sports Law (15 credits)
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (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

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.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code M110
Institution code C60
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 128 points
A level AAB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted

A degree (in any subject), of at least an upper second class honours standard, conferred by a institution in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland or by the Council for National Academic Awards. In exceptional circumstances we may consider applicants with a lower second honours degree.

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


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

For 2020 fees information, please visit: https://www.city.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/fees

Provider information

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City, University of London
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City of London
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Course contact details

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Undergraduate Admissions Office

020 7040 5060