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Law City, University of London Degree level: Undergraduate

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This course is ideally suited to anyone looking to pursue a legal career - from becoming a barrister or solicitor to working as legal counsel in large organisations. The skills acquired during the course of your study will also open doors to a variety of other, non-law specific careers including in the public sector, commerce and finance, international organisations, charities, health care, human rights, transport, education, publishing, journalism, and politics.

Our Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree gives you a foundation in the essential skills and knowledge needed to be successful in law and related fields.

It gives you a range of transferable skills which will help if you want to pursue a career path both within and outside law. You will leave confident in your abilities and equipped with the skills demanded by employers. You will be trained to deal with challenging situations in the law or law related workplace and demonstrate a high degree of professionalism in your work environment.

The knowledge and intellectual competencies you gain will enable you to develop as a mature, professional individual. Our degree is also highly internationalised in its content, delivery and assessment strategies. We aim to produce highly qualified individuals with a global perspective on the law.

Course details

Modules

In addition to the LLB Law degree we provide the opportunity for you to graduate with a degree in a specialised area of Law. All students that enter our LLB Law route can apply to specialise in one of the 4 pathways below, or continue with their general LLB Law degree. You can make this choice at the end of your 2nd year.

If you enter a specialised pathway you will need to study at least 4 15-credit modules related to this pathway in your final year.

The additional pathways and respective degree titles are:

LLB Law with Commercial Law
LLB Law with International Law
LLB Law with Human Rights
LLB Law with Professional Practice

In year one you will study some of the core legal subjects common to all undergraduate law degrees:

Legal Systems and Skills
Foundations of Public Law
Foundations of Contract Law
Foundations of Criminal Law
Foundations of Tort Law
Contract Law and Practice
Government, Accountability and Administrative Law
Applied Legal Writing and Research.

In year two you will study the remaining core legal subjects common to all undergraduate law degrees:

Foundations of EU Law
Foundations of Land Law
Foundations of Trusts Law
In addition, you will choose five modules from a wide range of elective subjects that allow you to study in a specialised field and gain important professional skills for your future career. The range of elective subjects offered, which is subject to availability and demand, includes:

Business Organisation and Private Company Law
Commercial Awareness and Risk
Contemporary Issues in EU Constitution
Family Law
Foundations of Public International Law
Further Issues in Criminal Law
Further Issues in Tort Law
Immigration Law
Intellectual Property Law
Islamic Law
Law relating to Domestic Banking
Law, Rights and Context
Legal Career Exploration, Development and Management
Media Law
Mediation
Regulation of Leisure Industries
Small Venture and Social Enterprise Law
The UK and The European Union.

In your final year, you will choose eight modules from a wide range of elective subjects (all at 15-credits each) that allow you to study in a specialised field and gain important professional skills for your future career. The range of elective subjects offered, which is subject to availability and demand, includes several electives rarely offered at undergraduate level:

Advanced Issues in International Law
Aviation Law
Canadian Constitutional Law – Foundational Principles
Canadian Corporate Law
Child Law
Commercial Property Law
Competition Law
Constitutional Law of the USA – Foundational Principles
Constitutional Law of the USA – Modern Controversies
Criminal Justice
Discrimination Law
Employment Law
EU Law and the Global Legal Order
Forensic Science and the Legal Process
Foundations of Commercial Law
Free Movement of Goods, Persons and Services in the Internal Market
Further Issues in Commercial Law
Further Issues in Equity
Further Issues in Land law
Gender, Sexuality and Law
Government, Law and Democracy
Human Rights Law in the UK
International Banking Law
International Commercial Arbitration
International Criminal Law
International Economic Law
International Human Rights Law
Introduction to the Solicitor’s Professional Qualification
Introduction to Transnational Law
Jurisprudence
Justice, Law and History
Law and Film
Law of Evidence - The Evidential Implications of Criminal Investigation
Law of Evidence: Safeguarding Reliability and Protecting Witnesses
Law of the European Convention of Human Rights
Law relating to Public Companies
Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Legal Skills
Maritime Law
Medical Law and Bioethics
Pro Bono Training (academic)
Pro Bono Training (practice)
Sports Law
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
There is also an opportunity to write a 30-credit Dissertation if you meet certain specified pre-conditions. For more, information please refer to our Programme Specification.

Assessment method

Law students are assessed by a variety of methods. Those include written coursework, mooting, portfolios, multiple choice questions tests, oral and written examinations, as well as project work and activities undertaken as part of a team. Formative assessment and mock examinations and feedback are given throughout the academic year to help you prepare for your assessments.

The School recognises the importance of prompt and helpful feedback to its students. Academic staff highlight the learning outcomes at the start of each module, ensure that core skills are developed and refined as part of the course and provide students with effective feedback on individual and group assignments.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Bar Standards Board
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority

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 M100
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 128 points from the new UCAS tariff (typically ABB or BBB with an AS Level or a relevant EPQ).
A level ABB A level General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship Studies are not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM Business or Business-related subjects preferred
Access to HE Diploma D: 24 credits
M: 21 credits
Extended Project We welcome applications that include the EPQ. Where relevant, this may be included in our offer, resulting in an 'A' Level offer reduced by one grade.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of grade 4 (C) in English Language and Mathematics
Functional Skills and Key Skills are not accepted
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 29 points including 6 in Standard Level English Language


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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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
EC1V 0HB


Course contact details

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Undergraduate Admissions Office

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