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City, University of London

Graduate Entry LLB

UCAS Code: M110

Bachelor of Law (with Honours) - LLB (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

UCAS Tariff

128

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Law

This course is for graduates who have a proven academic track record who wish to gain a qualification in law either for legal professional purposes or to advance their careers in law-related fields.

If you intend to practise in law in the UK, the GE LLB Programme offers you the possibility of obtaining exemption from the academic stage of training over two years instead of the one year Graduate Diploma. Not only does this give you the chance to take electives in legal subjects, but also gives you the chance to acquire work experience in the summer vacation.

The course attracts many international students, particularly Canadians who, once they graduate, are well on the way to satisfying the Canadian NCA requirements.

The Graduate Entry LLB enables you to:

- Gain skills and knowledge in the core legal subjects

- Achieve an LLB law degree in just two years rather than the usual three

- Learning about specialist areas of law

- Participate in mooting competitions (optional) to further strengthen your legal and debating skills

- Progress, on completion of the degree, to one of the two professional courses all - UK lawyers are required to take: the Legal Practice Course (LPC) for solicitors and the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) for barristers

Modules

You will learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, which in total consist of around 10 hours contact each week in year one, increasing to about 12 hours each week in year two.

In addition, you are expected to engage in private reading for up to 8 hours per week, per subject, to support your learning and prepare for tutorials.

In year one you will study the following core legal subjects:

- Constitutional and Administrative Law (30 credits)
- Contract Law (30 credits)
- Criminal Law (30 credits)
- Tort Law (30 credits)

In addition you will also be required to study and pass a test in the English Legal System.

English Legal System LG2001 (15 credits)

In year two you will study the remaining core legal subjects:

- Equity and Trusts (30 credits)
- EU Law (15 credits)
- Land Law (30 credits)

In addition you will take a total of six 15 credit elective modules. The range of elective subjects offered, which is subject to availability and demand, includes:

- Advanced Issues in International Law (15 credits)
- Aviation Law (15 credits)
- Canadian Constitutional Law – Foundational Principles (15 credits)
- Canadian Corporate Law (15 credits)
- Child Law (15 credits)
- Commercial Property Law (15 credits)
- Competition Law (15 credits)
- Constitutional Law of the USA – Foundational Principles (15 credits)
- Constitutional Law of the USA – Modern Controversies (15 credits)
- Criminal Justice (15 credits)
- Discrimination Law (15 credits)
- Employment Law (15 credits)
- EU Law and the Global Legal Order (15 credits)
- Forensic Science and the Legal Process (15 credits)
- Foundations of Commercial Law (15 credits)
- Free Movement of Goods, Persons and Services in the Internal Market (15 credits)
- Further Issues in Commercial Law (15 credits)
- Gender, Sexuality and Law (15 credits)
- Government, Law and Democracy (15 credits)
- Human Rights Law in the UK (15 credits)
- International Banking Law (15 credits)
- International Commercial Arbitration (15 credits)
- International Criminal Law (15 credits)
- International Economic Law (15 credits)
- International Human Rights Law (15 credits)
- Introduction to the Solicitor’s Professional Qualification (15 credits)
- Introduction to Transnational Law (15 credits)
- Jurisprudence (15 credits)
- Justice, Law and History (15 credits)
- Law and Film (15 credits)
- Law of Evidence - The Evidential Implications of Criminal Investigation (15 credits)
- Law of Evidence: Safeguarding Reliability and Protecting Witnesses (15 credits)
- Law of the European Convention of Human Rights (15 credits)
- Law relating to Public Companies (15 credits)
- Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility (15 credits)
- Legal Skills (15 credits)
- Maritime Law (15 credits)
- Medical Law and Bioethics (15 credits)
- Pro Bono Training (academic) (15 credits)
- Pro Bono Training (practice) (15 credits)
- Sports Law (15 credits)
- The Canadian Charter of Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (15 credits)

There is also the possibility to write a 30 credit dissertation. This is classed as a ‘double’ module so students choosing this option will be limited to choosing four additional elective modules.

Assessment methods

Assessment is via a variety of methods, including written coursework, portfolios, multiple choice questions tests, oral and written examinations, as well as project work and activities undertaken as part of a team. In the second year, you have the option to write a 15,000-word dissertation on a legal topic of your choice instead of a taught elective.

The Uni


Course location:

City, University of London

Department:

School of Law

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

69%
low
Law

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Law

Teaching and learning

63%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
68%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
65%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

81%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
58%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

74%
UK students
26%
International students
34%
Male students
66%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
18%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


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Law

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
89%
low
Employed or in further education
57%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
17%
Legal associate professionals
8%
Legal professionals

Law graduates tend to go into the legal industry, and they usually take similar routes. Jobs are competitive — often very competitive - but starting salaries are good and high fliers can earn serious money - starting on over £24k in London on average. Be aware though - some careers, especially as barristers, can take a while to get into, and the industry is changing as the Internet, automation and economic change all have an effect, If you want to qualify to practise law, you need to take a professional qualification — many law graduates then go on to law school. If you want to go into work, then a lot of law graduates take trainee or paralegal roles and some do leave the law altogether, often for jobs in management, finance and the police force. A small proportion of law graduates also move into another field for further study. Management, accountancy and teaching are all popular for these career changers, so if you do take a law degree and decide it’s not for you, there are options.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Law

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

£20k

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£25k

£29k

£29k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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