The page you are visiting was formerly part of the Which? University website, but is now being provided by The Uni Guide — part of The Student Room.

For more information please click here.

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more
City, University of London

Law

UCAS Code: M100

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

A level General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship Studies are not accepted

Access to HE Diploma

D:24,M:21

We welcome applications that include the EPQ. Where relevant, this may be included in our offer, resulting in an 'A' Level offer reduced by one grade.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of grade 4 (C) in English Language and Mathematics Functional Skills and Key Skills are not accepted

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

including 6 in Standard Level English Language

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

Business or Business-related subjects preferred

UCAS Tariff

128

128 points from the new UCAS tariff (typically ABB or BBB with an AS Level or a relevant EPQ).

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Law

This course is ideally suited to anyone looking to pursue a legal career - from becoming a barrister or solicitor to working as legal counsel in large organisations. The skills acquired during the course of your study will also open doors to a variety of other, non-law specific careers including in the public sector, commerce and finance, international organisations, charities, health care, human rights, transport, education, publishing, journalism, and politics.

Our Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree gives you a foundation in the essential skills and knowledge needed to be successful in law and related fields.

It gives you a range of transferable skills which will help if you want to pursue a career path both within and outside law. You will leave confident in your abilities and equipped with the skills demanded by employers. You will be trained to deal with challenging situations in the law or law related workplace and demonstrate a high degree of professionalism in your work environment.

The knowledge and intellectual competencies you gain will enable you to develop as a mature, professional individual. Our degree is also highly internationalised in its content, delivery and assessment strategies. We aim to produce highly qualified individuals with a global perspective on the law.

Modules

In addition to the LLB Law degree we provide the opportunity for you to graduate with a degree in a specialised area of Law. All students that enter our LLB Law route can apply to specialise in one of the 4 pathways below, or continue with their general LLB Law degree. You can make this choice at the end of your 2nd year.

If you enter a specialised pathway you will need to study at least 4 15-credit modules related to this pathway in your final year.

The additional pathways and respective degree titles are:

LLB Law with Commercial Law
LLB Law with International Law
LLB Law with Human Rights
LLB Law with Professional Practice

In year one you will study some of the core legal subjects common to all undergraduate law degrees:

Legal Systems and Skills
Foundations of Public Law
Foundations of Contract Law
Foundations of Criminal Law
Foundations of Tort Law
Contract Law and Practice
Government, Accountability and Administrative Law
Applied Legal Writing and Research.

In year two you will study the remaining core legal subjects common to all undergraduate law degrees:

Foundations of EU Law
Foundations of Land Law
Foundations of Trusts Law
In addition, you will choose five modules from a wide range of elective subjects that allow you to study in a specialised field and gain important professional skills for your future career. The range of elective subjects offered, which is subject to availability and demand, includes:

Business Organisation and Private Company Law
Commercial Awareness and Risk
Contemporary Issues in EU Constitution
Family Law
Foundations of Public International Law
Further Issues in Criminal Law
Further Issues in Tort Law
Immigration Law
Intellectual Property Law
Islamic Law
Law relating to Domestic Banking
Law, Rights and Context
Legal Career Exploration, Development and Management
Media Law
Mediation
Regulation of Leisure Industries
Small Venture and Social Enterprise Law
The UK and The European Union.

In your final year, you will choose eight modules from a wide range of elective subjects (all at 15-credits each) that allow you to study in a specialised field and gain important professional skills for your future career. The range of elective subjects offered, which is subject to availability and demand, includes several electives rarely offered at undergraduate level:

Advanced Issues in International Law
Aviation Law
Canadian Constitutional Law – Foundational Principles
Canadian Corporate Law
Child Law
Commercial Property Law
Competition Law
Constitutional Law of the USA – Foundational Principles
Constitutional Law of the USA – Modern Controversies
Criminal Justice
Discrimination Law
Employment Law
EU Law and the Global Legal Order
Forensic Science and the Legal Process
Foundations of Commercial Law
Free Movement of Goods, Persons and Services in the Internal Market
Further Issues in Commercial Law
Further Issues in Equity
Further Issues in Land law
Gender, Sexuality and Law
Government, Law and Democracy
Human Rights Law in the UK
International Banking Law
International Commercial Arbitration
International Criminal Law
International Economic Law
International Human Rights Law
Introduction to the Solicitor’s Professional Qualification
Introduction to Transnational Law
Jurisprudence
Justice, Law and History
Law and Film
Law of Evidence - The Evidential Implications of Criminal Investigation
Law of Evidence: Safeguarding Reliability and Protecting Witnesses
Law of the European Convention of Human Rights
Law relating to Public Companies
Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Legal Skills
Maritime Law
Medical Law and Bioethics
Pro Bono Training (academic)
Pro Bono Training (practice)
Sports Law
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
There is also an opportunity to write a 30-credit Dissertation if you meet certain specified pre-conditions. For more, information please refer to our Programme Specification.

Assessment methods

Law students are assessed by a variety of methods. Those include written coursework, mooting, portfolios, multiple choice questions tests, oral and written examinations, as well as project work and activities undertaken as part of a team. Formative assessment and mock examinations and feedback are given throughout the academic year to help you prepare for your assessments.

The School recognises the importance of prompt and helpful feedback to its students. Academic staff highlight the learning outcomes at the start of each module, ensure that core skills are developed and refined as part of the course and provide students with effective feedback on individual and group assignments.

The Uni


Course location:

City, University of London

Department:

School of Law

TEF rating:
Read full university profile

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?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

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?

62%
UK students
38%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
57%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

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%
low
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.

Share this page

This is what the university has told Ucas about the criteria they expect applicants to satisfy; some may be compulsory, others may be preferable.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is the percentage of applicants to this course who received an offer last year, through Ucas.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Course location and department:

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF):

We've received this information from the Department for Education, via Ucas. This is how the university as a whole has been rated for its quality of teaching: gold silver or bronze. Note, not all universities have taken part in the TEF.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information comes from the National Student Survey, an annual student survey of final-year students. You can use this to see how satisfied students studying this subject area at this university, are (not the individual course).

We calculate a mean rating of all responses to indicate whether this is high, medium or low compared to the same subject area at other universities.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Graduate field commentary:

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit have provided some further context for all graduates in this subject area, including details that numbers alone might not show

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

Have a question about this info? Learn more here