Law - BA (Hons)
Why study this course?
This undergraduate degree will help you develop excellent employability skills and prepare you for a wide range of careers. Taught by legal experts, you'll also benefit from extracurricular activities including presentations and events organised by the Mansfield Law Society and the Director of Clinical Legal Education. On graduation, you’ll have the knowledge and expertise you need for a career in politics, business, the voluntary sector, the civil service or as a paralegal, patent lawyer or licensed conveyancer. In the most recent (2015-16) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.
This is a popular course for anyone who wishes to study law but does not intend to be a solicitor or a barrister. The course is suitable for careers in politics, business, the voluntary sector, the civil service or for those wishing to be a paralegal, patent lawyer or licensed conveyancer.
Our staff are experts in their field with numerous links to employers, professional bodies and international organisations.
Based in London, you’ll have easy access to the Central London Criminal Court and the Houses of Parliament. Our mock courtroom, complete with dock, witness box and public gallery, will familiarise you with the courtroom environment, explain the processes and aid your presentation skills. Thanks to these facilities, two of our legal students came an impressive fifth out of 64 universities in the English Speaking Union (ESU) National Mooting Competition 2012.
We place great emphasis on employability with a dedicated legal careers advise who organises a programme of events with guest speakers, networking events with other students and offers assistance in finding work placements and internships. To develop your skills, we also offer excellent opportunities to study in another European country for one semester.
Methods of assessment include essays, examinations, presentations and research projects.
We do not assess entirely by exams and tests, unless required by professional bodies. We encourage teamwork to help you develop skills that will be needed in the workplace.
In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:
a minimum of grades CCC in three A levels (or a minimum of 96 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC National, OCR Diploma or Advanced Diploma)
English Language GCSE at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent)
All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
If you’re studying full-time, each year (level) is worth 120 credits.
In Year 1 you’ll study core modules designed to give you a solid foundation in the principles of law, including the legal system and criminal law.
In Year 2 you’ll have a choice of optional modules designed to help you develop your knowledge of the law-related topics that most interest you, such as public law, women and law, and employment and equality law. You’ll also have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through a work placement.
In Year 3 you’ll study a range of core modules, including a law dissertation and a work placement for professional experience. You’ll also have the choice of optional modules created to further your knowledge and ready you for the world of work, including company law, the law of finance and taxation, penal policy and creating a winning business.
Year 1 core modules:
- Legal System
- Contract Law
- Law of Tort
- Criminal Law
Year 2 optional modules:
- Public Law
- European Union Law
- Employment & Equality Law
- Consumer Rights Law
- Evidence and Advocacy
- Medical Law
- Women and Law
Year 3 core modules:
- Law Dissertation
- Law Extended Essay
- Work Placement for Professional Experience
Year 3 optional modules:
- Intellectual Property Law
- Civil Liberties and Human Rights
- Public International Law
- Company Law
- Immigration and Asylum Law and Tribunals
- Family and Child Law
- The Law of Finance and Taxation
- Environmental Law
- Law and Religion
- Penal Policy
- Creating a Winning Business 2
- Extension of Knowledge Module
"Studying Law at London Metropolitan University has been one very interesting aspect of my life. I have been able to gain the much needed commercial awareness in today's world. The support I received from the tutors have given me the ability to stand and discuss on topical issues within and outside the United Kingdom. I have also been motivated into the quest for obtaining advanced degrees."
National Student Survey (NSS) 2016
This degree is recognised worldwide as a quality qualification for entry into a number of non-law professions such as politics, business, work within the law commission, work in the voluntary sector, trademark or patent agent roles, insurance, banking, civil service, local authorities, journalism and media.
The course is not designed to comply with the requirements of the Joint Academic Stage Board of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board for the completion of the Academic Stage of training for the legal profession.
You can also consider alternative careers involving law which do not require approval of JASB, such as paralegal, patent lawyers or licensed conveyancers. Students who wish to be considered for Year 2 of the LLB programme may apply to the course leader at the end of Year 1. Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis and are at the discretion of the course leader.
Our director of Clinical Legal Education delivers employability lectures and workshops to new students at the start of each academic year and further lectures take place during activity weeks. The topics covered in the lectures include personal development, selecting career paths (law/non-law related), acquiring work experience and commercial awareness, employability, writing CVs and covering letters, and interview questions and tips.
We're investing in an exciting, multimillion pound transformation of the London Metropolitan University campus, between 2016 and 2020. We're moving all of our activity to one place, our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching locations of some courses will change over time.
Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2018. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.
All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.
Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
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How to apply
If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.
UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.
Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University, but please note that if you require a Tier 4 visa you are not able to study on a part-time basis.
When to apply
The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.
If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.
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News and success stories
Rebecca Harrigan, a Legal Practice Course student at the University, has been named as a finalist in one of the country’s top legal competitions.
Two Law students have beaten SOAS in the first round of a national prestigious mooting competition.
The annual Future Legal Mind competition launches this week. The winner has a chance to receive £5,000 and a work experience placement.
Terri Brookes, a London Met Law student, recently represented herself in a legal case against the Government Legal Service and won.
London Met graduate and newly qualified solicitor, Kaweh Beheshtizadeh, won the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year for Immigration award earlier this month.
An aspiring family lawyer has embarked on a work placement with a local law centre to further her career.
Two Law students have finished third place in a prestigious national mooting competition.
Two Law students have made it to the semi-finals of a prestigious national mooting competition.
Two Law students have reached the quarterfinals of prestigious national mooting competition.
Students Emanuela Trovato, Shivani Mehta and Mohamed Abdullah Mohamed, have reached the finals of a public speaking competition.
London Met’s Law department recently held a seminar to discuss The English Common Law and Postgraduate Legal Research Methodology.
Two London Met Law students have progressed to the third round of a prestigious mooting competition.
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Two first year Law students have successfully won the first round of a national mooting competition.
Aviation expert Nick Coleman asks: Why is no-one talking about the third option for London’s airport headache?
Students at Clyde and Co
Law firm's final mentoring session for students
Ten of London Met’s first year law undergraduates finish Clyde & Co's Mentoring Programme.
Meet the team
Date 25 Apr 2018 Time 5:00 PM Venue London Metropolitan University
This Mini Open Evening is for those who are interested in studying with us on our business, law and interpreting subjects (see subject area list below). We know that going to university... more