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LLB Law - (Hons)

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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.

In the most recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 96% of all 2017 graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

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More about this course

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.

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).

Fees and key information

Course type
Undergraduate
UCAS code M100
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Entry requirements

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 or above (or equivalent)

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

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language 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.

Modular structure

Modules for this course are to be confirmed. Please check back at a later date or call our course enquiries team on +44 (0)20 7133 4200 for details.

After the course

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.

Additional costs

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

Apply to us for September 2019

Applying for a full-time undergraduate degree starting this September is quick and easy – simply call our Clearing hotline on or complete our online Clearing application form.

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 looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

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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