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LLB (Hons) Law

Course overview

Start date

September 2017

January 2018

Subject area

Business and Law





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Course summary

January 2018 start date available for this course - study over the summer and join the 2nd year in September 2018. 

Our LLB (Hons) Law course is a qualifying law degree, forming an essential part of the training you need to become a barrister or a solicitor.

The course will equip you with a broad understanding of key legal principles and institutions within the political, social, economic and cultural context in which the law operates.

You’ll learn how the law is made and administered and explore the inter-relationships between the law, individuals and society.

We give you the opportunity to build on this knowledge with a wide choice of 16 optional modules in your final year. And you’ll also have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in our acclaimed community Legal Advice Centre, working with local solicitors to provide a law clinic for the general public.

This course meets all the requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board. It also gives a fast track to achieve qualifications as a legal executive or for the insurance and financial services industries.

You’ll also have the chance to spend a term at one of our partner institutions in Holland, France or Germany.

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Course options

Degree + Foundation year

Contact us

If you have any questions, talk to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email

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of research is internationally recognised

Our research was rated as 99% internationally recognised in the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014), demonstrating the depth and breadth of expertise in our depertment.

Professional qualifications

All of our law courses are qualifying law degrees – and you can obtain an additional diploma from the National Association of Licensed Paralegals as an extra benefit of studying at UEL.

Superb facilities

You’ll be studying at our new £33 million building at University Square Stratford, where you’ll benefit from superb facilities that include a chamber for moots and mock trials.

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Zain Ulmer

Law, (LLB Hons)

I love law and my time at the University was really positive and has opened up new horizons – one of them being a place on the prestigious Civil Service Fast Stream graduate scheme.

Entry requirements


New UCAS Points

A Level
Must include passes at A2 in at least two subjects.
Extended Diploma (QCF) or Diploma (QCF)
International Baccalaureate
Diploma with 26 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level.
We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and maths (See below for accepted equivalences)


(Including European Union)

We accept a range of qualifications from across the world. Please see our country pages for information on specific entry requirements for your country.


Access to HE Diploma (QAA approved) with 60 credits overall and 45 credits at Level 3

We will also consider the UEL Introduction to Law and Criminology short course 

Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

Level 2 equivalences such as Level 2 Functional Skills in English / Maths, Level 2 Key Skills in Communication / Application of Number and Level 2 Adult Literacy / Adult Numeracy

As an inclusive university we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application (particularly your personal statement) and may ask you to attend an interview or submit a piece of work to help us decide on your eligibility for the course. Our pre-entry Information Advice and Guidance Team are able to provide further advice on entry requirements and suitability for study.

You can speak to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can visit our Information, Advice and Guidance centre. Please click here for details.

What you'll learn

As this is a qualifying law degree, you can expect to learn the fundamentals of the profession from day one.

The compulsory modules in your first two years include an introduction to legal skills and methods, and insights into the key specialist areas of the subject. These include contract, land, criminal, human rights, constitutional and administrative law.

In your final year, you’ll need to complete one compulsory module on equity and trusts, but will then be able to choose from a wide range of options. These include intellectual property law, Islamic law, commercial law, media law, client practice and civil and criminal litigation.

If you take these last two options, you can gain the Higher Diploma in Paralegal Practice in addition to your degree.

You’ll be encouraged to ‘learn by doing’ by volunteering for the University’s much-admired Legal Advice Centre in Stratford and through work placements with local law firms.

What you'll study and when

  • Legal Skills and Legal Methods (core)
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law (core)
  • Contract Law (core)
  • Land Law (core)
  • Criminal Law (core)
  • European Union Law (core)
  • Human Rights (core)
  • Tort Law (core)
  • Equity and Trusts (core)
  • Company Law (optional)
  • Family Law (optional)
  • Project (optional)
  • Civil and Criminal Litigation (optional)
  • Client Practice (optional)                                      
  • Commercial Law (optional)
  • Employment Law (optional)                                                           
  • Evidence (optional)
  • Human Rights in the Developing World (optional)                                                                                           
  • Intellectual Property Law (optional)
  • Introduction to Islamic Law (optional)
  • Immigration Law (optional)
  • Law and Society in Africa (optional)                             
  • Media Law (optional)
  • Medicine and Law (optional)
  • Public International Law (optional)
  • Youth Justice: Policy, Law and Practice
  • Crime and Criminality

How you'll be assessed

We’ll assess you with a 50-50 mix of coursework and exams. Coursework includes essays, a reflective diary, oral presentations, practical exercises and answering hypothetical problem questions. Throughout the course you’ll be given plenty of feedback to help you improve.

If you choose the final-year project option, you’ll conduct independent research on a legal topic of your choice and complete a 7,500-word dissertation.

Course Specification

How you'll learn

Teaching methods vary throughout the course but you’ll find them all stimulating and challenging. You’ll learn through lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops and individual supervision, supported by digital materials, notes and handbooks.

You’ll also have the chance to learn through moots and mock trials in our own chambers.

You’ll be expected to carry out your own independent study to build on your learning, ensuring you develop valuable research skills and get out of the course what you put in. Our lecturers have strong links with the legal profession, so you’ll also have plenty of opportunities to learn outside of the lecture theatre and seminar room. If you play an active role throughout the course, joining in with debates and attending guest talks, conferences and events, you’ll reap the rewards.

Many of our students take the chance to help local people with real legal problems in our Legal Advice Centre, where practising solicitors give up their time to supervise and support you. This much-admired law clinic is a shining example of civic engagement in action – taking learning out of the classroom and, at the same, making a real difference to society. It’s highly popular with our students as well as the public, and the experience will give you a taste of what being a legal professional is all about.

Your future career

Our Law course equips you with skills and knowledge that are in high demand from employers in a variety of fields.

Many of our students go on to enjoy successful careers as lawyers after completing their legal studies through the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and obtaining a training contract with a law firm.

Others become barristers, going on to take the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) and then obtaining Pupillage in barristers’ chambers. This can lead to a tenancy as a self-employed barrister, or you can practise as an employed barrister.

Whether or not you decide to pursue a career as a solicitor or barrister, you’ll learn skills and develop qualities that appeal to employers in a variety of sectors. These include valuable communication skills such as writing, speaking and presenting, and the ability to analyse and evaluate information.
Other career options include:
    • General management roles in the private or voluntary sectors, e.g. in finance, insurance, media or education.
    • Public administration, e.g. in local government housing, planning or legal departments.
    • Paralegal or legal executive work in a variety of sectors.

Some students move on to postgraduate study or enter other fields such as teaching or journalism.

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