Graduate Entry LLB City, University of London


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.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Law (with Honours) - LLB (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    2 years

Course details


In year one, you will study four of the seven core foundation subjects that are usually covered in an undergraduate law degree:

  • Constitutional and
  • Administrative Law
  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Tort Law

In addition you will also be required to study and pass a test in the English Legal System.

Year Two

In year two, you will take the remaining three core subjects:

  • Equity and Trusts
  • EU Law
  • Land Law.

In addition, you will take elective modules totalling 75 credits from a list of elective subjects, including:

  • Aviation Law
  • Banking Law
  • Canadian Constitutional Law
  • Canadian Corporate Law
  • Company Law
  • Constitutional Law of the USA
  • Criminal Justice
  • Employment Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • Introduction to Transnational Law
  • Maritime Law
  • Media Law
  • Medical Law and Bioethics
  • Public International Law

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.

Assessment method

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.

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 -

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

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