Why study this course?
This programme enables you to upgrade your Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), also known as the Common Professional Exam, to a full LLB Law. If you have a non-law degree, the GDL plus the top-up will allow you to obtain a Bachelor of Law degree in two years instead of the usual three.
Our law courses ranked highly in the latest National Student Survey (NSS), scoring 91% for overall student satisfaction, which makes us second in London for Law.
We're ranked seventh out of 17 universities in London for law according to the 2022 Guardian university league tables.
Our law courses are ranked ninth in the UK for teaching quality in the Guardian University Guide 2023.
Additionally, our law courses are ranked 19th in the UK for student satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2023.
More about this course
Our LLB Law (Top-up) (Distance Learning) degree is offered via distance learning, complete with comprehensive supervision of your dissertation. You do not need to have completed your Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) with London Met to enrol on this programme. International students are also welcome.
The module requires you to undertake detailed, critical research into a law topic of your choosing and write a research plan and essay.
This course is recognised as a Qualifying Law Degree for progression to the Legal Practice Course (solicitors) or the Bar Professional Training Course (barristers).
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In addition to the University's standard entry requirements you should have:
- successfully completed your Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), also known as the Common Professional Exam (CPE), within the last six years.
Accreditation of Prior Learning
Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course at London Met. Find out more about applying for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL).
English language requirements
To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. This course requires you to meet our standard requirements
If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.
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Where this course can take you
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.
Some of our law graduates have gone into roles as paralegals, law legal advisors, solicitors and compliance and legal analysts at companies such as ATX Capital, Bure Legal, Rock Solicitors and M&K Solicitors.
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.
How to apply
If you're a UK applicant wanting to study full-time starting in September, you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified. If you're an international applicant wanting to study full-time, you can choose to apply via UCAS or directly to the University.
If you're applying for part-time study, you should apply directly to the University. If you require a Student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.
If you're applying for a degree starting in January/February, you can apply directly to the University.
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.To find out when teaching for this degree will begin, as well as welcome week and any induction activities, view our academic term dates.
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