The Graduate Entry LLB (GE LLB) is a rigorous two year programme a qualifying law degree recognised by the Solicitors’ Regulatory Authority and the Bar Standards Board as satisfying the academic stage of qualification for legal practice in the UK.
As a non-law graduate, this fast-track senior status law degree will enable you to achieve an LLB law degree in just two years rather than the usual three. 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.
The course attracts many international students, particularly Canadians who, once they graduate, are well on the way to satisfying the Canadian NCA requirements. 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 elective modules.
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.
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 at least three subjects in your second year from an extensive list of interesting elective courses to suit your interests.
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.
Bachelor of Law (with Honours) - LLB (Hons)
In year one, you will study four of the seven core foundation subjects that are usually covered in an undergraduate law degree:
In addition you will also be required to study and pass a test in the English Legal System.
In year two, you will take the remaining three core subjects:
In addition, you will take elective modules totalling 75 credits from a list of elective subjects, including:
A full list of elective modules can be found on the website.
You may choose to complete a dissertation in place of one of these electives.
The range of elective subjects offered in any one year is subject to availability and demand.
You will be assessed through a combination of written examination and coursework. 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.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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The following entry points are available for this course:
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|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
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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