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LLB Law - (Hons)

Why study this course?

You’ll explore a diverse range of optional subjects while meeting the Qualifying Law Degree requirements for training as a solicitor or barrister. Throughout the course, you'll develop your knowledge of key areas of English and European Union law and human rights, as well as valuable transferable skills. You'll also benefit from access to activities including mooting, the Mansfield Law Society, employment fairs and expert speakers.

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In this Law (LLB) degree you’ll gain a detailed understanding of legal rules, their contexts and application, as well as developing transferable skills in communication, independent research, teamwork and public speaking. As one of the biggest law schools in the country, we also offer a wide range of optional modules.

Our expert teaching team have numerous links to employers, professional bodies and international organisations. In addition, you’ll benefit from high-quality classroom teaching enhanced by an online learning environment, academic skills support, mentoring, and careers guidance including workshops, fairs and work placements. There’s also a lively programme of events and outside speakers organised through the Mansfield Law Society – the president of which is a Supreme Court judge.

To help you become familiar with the courtroom environment and hone your presentation skills, you’ll have access to our mock courtroom, complete with dock, witness box and public gallery. This excellent facility helped two of our legal students to come an impressive fifth place out of 64 universities in the ESU National Mooting Competition 2012.

You’ll also have the opportunity to join our new group mentoring programme in collaboration with international law firm Clyde & Co and business charity the East London Business Alliance. Created specifically for first year students, you can apply to join and attend law offices near to our Goulston Street base, for six interactive sessions with qualified lawyers, in order to gain confidence in and discuss options for entering the legal profession.

Throughout your degree, you’ll have the opportunity to gain relevant experience while studying though legal work placements, mooting and pro bono opportunities. You'll also be eligible to join the Law Mentoring Programme, where you'll be paired with postgraduate London Met mentors in order to obtain support in relation to personal and professional development, selecting career paths, acquiring work experience and commercial awareness, and writing CVs and covering letters. As part of the programme, you're able to attend interactive careers workshops, postgraduate taster sessions, and networking events, attended by students, London Met staff, and legal professionals, as well as our annual Get Into Law day, where you're given the opportunity to hear from, and grill, a panel of legal professionals about their careers and how to get ahead in the legal profession.

Assessment

You will be assessed by a range of methods including case studies, essays, examinations, presentations and research projects. These allow you to develop and demonstrate a wide range of skills and knowledge which will be invaluable in further study and your future career.

Professional accreditation

This course is recognised as a Qualifying Law Degree for progression to the Legal Practice Course (solicitors) or the Bar Professional Training Course (barristers).

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • a minimum of grades BBC in three A levels (or a minimum of 112 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)

Applications are welcome from mature students who have passed appropriate Access or preparatory courses or have appropriate work experience.

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.

The first level will help you develop an in-depth understanding of the basics of law, including the legal system and criminal law. As you progress onto the second stage, you’ll study topics including European Union law and public law, and will have the opportunity to study a diverse range of optional modules including medical law and women and law. In the final stage, you’ll expand on your knowledge with the study of modules including civil liberties and human rights and equities and trusts. You’ll also have the opportunity to study a wide variety of optional modules including immigration and asylum law and tribunals and environmental law, and will also gain professional experience during a work place.

Year 1 modules include:

  • Legal System
  • Contract Law
  • Law of Tort
  • Criminal Law

Year 2 modules include:

  • Public Law         
  • European Union Law     

Optional modules include a selection from:    

  • Property Law
  • Evidence and Advocacy
  • Employment & Equality Law      
  • Consumer Rights Law   
  • Medical Law
  • Women and Law

Year 3 modules include:

  • Equity and Trusts
  • Law Dissertation (alt core)
  • Law Extended Essay (alt core)
  • Work Placement for Professional Experience (alt core)

Optional modules include a selection from:

  • 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
  • Jurisprudence
  • Environmental Law
  • Law and Religion
  • Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Penal Policy

Many LLB graduates go on to train as a solicitor or barrister. As well as qualifying you for this next stage of training, the course also opens the door to many other graduate careers, including roles in business, media, voluntary organisations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Career management is encouraged through reference to the relevant professional bodies, work experience and careers advice. Guidance and feedback from an individual personal development profile is provided to prepare you for a professional career. Our online vacancy system, Prospects Net illustrates opportunities for part-time, full-time, vacation and voluntary work.

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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