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Our undergraduate Law LLB degree provides you with the essential legal and academic skills to be successful in law as well as a range of transferable skills.

Overview

City's undergraduate Law LLB degree gives you a foundation in the essential skills and knowledge needed to be successful in law. We offer a broad range of elective subjects rarely offered at undergraduate level to give you the opportunity to learn every aspect of the law.

If you are an aspiring solicitor or barrister, our LLB degree provides you with the core legal knowledge to go on to either the Legal Practice Course (LPC)  or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC). Upon graduation our LLB students are guaranteed a place on our excellent LPC and LLM masters degrees (subject to meeting entry requirements), and strongly encourage you to apply for our BPTC (The Bar Standards Board does not let providers guarantee places on this course).

If law isn't the career for you, our LLB degree gives you a range of transferable skills to go on to be successful in your chosen career. Law graduates are highly desired on the graduate training programme offered by many prestigious employers in finance, business, publishing, media, government and commerce.

Why the City LLB (Hons) Law Degree ?

  • Explore a range of foundation and specialist law subjects
  • Satisfy the entry requirements of the LPC or BPTC
  • Enhance your skills in mooting, legal research and debating
  • Benefit from studying abroad in France and Australia
  • Study at a Top 10 University for graduate starting salaries*

(The Sunday Times University Guide 2012)

A law degree and much more...

At City we offer a range of opportunities to grow your legal potential outside of the course. 

Mooting

Mooting is a key part of life at The City Law School and we believe it's one of the quickest and most effective ways for you to develop the competencies you need to be a successful lawyer. Mooting helps you to master important legal skills, such as research and analysis, whilst also gaining experience of public speaking and argument.

We run several annual City Law School mooting competitions where you can act as counsel to argue a point of law before a senior practising judge. Our students also regularly participate in a variety of national and international external mooting competitions.

Pro Bono

Now in its eleventh year, our Pro Bono programme gives you the opportunity to work with real-life clients. You can interview and provide written advice to a range of clients. We have a number of partnership programmes at local, national and international level, including Amnesty International Letter, the Innocence Project and the National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV).

Start Ed

At The City Law School you will have the opportunity to volunteer at the Start Ed - a free walk-in centre offering assistance for small businesses and technology start-ups.

The service is run by law students and supervised by local professionals and experienced start-up owners. It provides advice on a range of business and legal matters and is a unique way for you to put your legal skills and knowledge directly into practice.

Centre for Careers Skills and Development

Our dedicated Career and Skills Development Service is available from your first day to provide you with specialist advice about how you can advance your career. The careers consultants at the centre give you individual guidance and support for interviews, mock interviews and job searching techniques for your chosen career path.

Where are they now?

Craig Robinson

Craig Robinson studied his LLB at City and has gone on to become a commercial lawyer as well as the author of The Ultimate Guide to Training Contract Success and creator of The Ultimate Law Guide website.

Watch our interview with Craig to find out about his time at City, life as a commercial lawyer and his tips for being a successful in law.

Joanne Rogers

Joanne Rogers graduated from the LLB at The City Law School in 2002. Since then she's gone on to have an exciting and varied career in law.

Watch our interview with Jo to hear about her time at the New York Bar, working for US law firms and her hints and tips for aspiring solicitors.

 

Entry Requirements:

  • 'A' Level: 320 UCAS tariff points, typically gained from ABB or BBB at 'A' Level plus an 'AS' Level. Other qualification combinations achieving 320 UCAS tariff points will be considered
  • IB:29 points
  • In addition, the following is required:
GCSE, English Language and Mathematics or Statistics at grade C (or equivalent). More...

Course Fees:

  • Full-time EU: £9,000 per year
  • Full-time Non EU: £13,000 per year
More...

Start Date:

September 2015

UCAS code:

M100

Entry Requirements

'A' Level

  • 320 UCAS tariff points. Typically gained from 'A' Level grades ABB or BBB plus one 'AS' Level. Other qualification combinations achieving 320 UCAS tariff points will be considered.
  • A Level General Studies and 'A' Level Critical Studies are not accepted
  • GCSE English Language and Mathematics or Statistics at grade C (or equivalent) are also  required

International Baccalaureate (IB)

29 points (no specific subjects required)

Access to Higher Education

We welcome Access course applications from 'mature' students. These applicants will be considered on the basis of their own merits. Please be aware that Access students are often asked for further information to supplement their application, this is normally in the form of a questionnaire.

A typical offer for an Access applicant would be: Pass 60 credits, 45 of which at Level 3. These Level 3 credits must include at least 21 at distinction and 18 at merit. It is essential the Access course qualification is supplemented by at least a grade B in Mathematics and English Language at GCSE.

Other UK qualifications:

  • BTEC National Diploma (DDD required. Business preferred)
  • Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects
  • Advanced Diploma (plus appropriate A Levels)
  • Scottish Advanced Highers
  • Welsh Diploma (plus appropriate A Levels)

International

We accept a wide range of international qualifications for direct entry to our programmes.


You can apply for a course here before you sit your final school exams (we would recommend applying in the October/November of the year before you wish to start). Any offer we decide to make you will be conditional on you achieving the appropriate score in your school leaving qualifications, in conjunction with your English language qualification.

 

International Foundation Programme

If you do not qualify for direct entry, INTO City University London offers an International Foundation Programme. This course offers a route to City University London through an excellent teaching and learning experience located in purpose built study facilities. Successful completion of the International Foundation Programme at INTO City University London to the standard required provides guaranteed progression to this degree.

We also accept students from other foundation programmes on a case-by-case basis. The entry requirements for applicants applying having completed such programmes varies in relation to the specific programme completed. Typically, we would ask for applicants to have achieved at least 65%-70% in a programme verified by the university.

If you have any queries about international entry requirements, please contact the International Team.


English Requirements

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each component

Visa Requirements

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.  

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course at City, there are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than 6 months
  • Students on courses of less than 6 months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English Language course

Please note: If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake this part-time course.

For more information see our main Visa page.

When and Where

Start Date:
September 2015
Duration:
3 years

Course Content

Our undergraduate LLB degree provides you with the core legal knowledge to go on to either the Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course. If law isn't the career for you, our LLB gives you a range of transferable skills to go on to be successful in your chosen career.

On the course you will explore the foundation law subjects as well as a broad range of specialist subjects. You will be able enhance your legal skills by taking part in extra-curricular mooting and pro-bono activities. At City, you will have the unique opportunity to study abroad in France, Australia, Poland, Russia or Spain. 

Course Structure

Year one and year two

In years one and two, students study the core legal subjects common to all undergraduate law degrees:

  • Constitutional and administrative law
  • Contract law
  • Criminal law
  • Employability and the graduate market
  • English legal system
  • Equity and trusts
  • EU law
  • Land law
  • Legal method
  • Tort.

Year three

In their final year, students can choose from a wide range of elective subjects that allow them to study in a specialised field and gain important professional skills for their future career. The range of elective subjects offered, which is subject to availability and demand, includes several electives rarely offered at undergraduate level:

  • Aviation law and regulation
  • Banking law
  • Canadian constitutional law
  • Canadian corporate law
  • Commercial and agency law
  • Commercial property law
  • Company law
  • Competition law
  • Criminal justice
  • Employment law
  • Evidence
  • Family and child law
  • Forensic science and the legal process
  • Human rights law
  • Immigration law
  • Intellectual property law
  • International commercial arbitration
  • International criminal law
  • International economic law
  • Islamic law
  • Justice, law and history
  • Legal skills
  • Maritime law
  • Media law
  • Public international law.

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching

Traditional lectures, seminars and tutorials are the main teaching methods on the course. You will learn about law as part of a larger groups in lectures alongside your fellow students. Regular tutorials allow you to meet with your subject tutor as part of a small group to analyse problems and selected topics. Seminars enable you to discuss assigned materials as part of a larger group.

We also encourage our students to take part in activities such as debating and mooting (a legal debate). Combined with your legal studies these activities help you to develop a broad range of skills and build your self-confidence. 

Assessment

Students are assessed by written examinations held at the end of each module with an optional dissertation in year three. Formative assessments and mock examinations and feedback are given throughout the year to prepare for examinations.

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 final degree classification is based on the results gained by students in the second and third years of study.

Opportunities

Mooting
At The City Law School you will have numerous opportunities to take part in mooting (legal debating) in the school and at national competitions.

Pro Bono
Our Pro Bono Advice Unit gives you the opportunity to advise real clients.

Study Abroad

The School has established student exchange programmes with universities in Australia, France, Poland, Russia and Spain.The programmes provide the opportunity to spend half of the third year studying at one of these universities.

Fees

  • Full-time EU: £9,000 per year
  • Full-time Non EU: £13,000 per year

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Undergraduate Fees and Finance.

Scholarships

The City Law School offers individual scholarships to LLB students. Find out more about our School Scholarships.

Career Prospects

The LLB (Hons) qualifies students to progress directly to the professional stage of their legal training - the Legal Practice Course (LPC) for aspiring solicitors and the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) for those wishing to practise at the Bar. Graduates are guaranteed a place on City's LPC (subject to meeting entry requirements) and are strongly encouraged to apply for City's BPTC (although the Bar Standards Board does not allow providers to guarantee places on this course).

Law

UCAS code: M100