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LLB (Hons) |
Our 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 sought after in many other sectors.

Key Information

Start date

September 2017


3 years



Full-time: £9,000 per year (2016/17 fee, 2017/18 fee TBC)


Full-time: £13,500 per year (2016/17 fee, 2017/18 fee TBC) (fees may increase in subsequent years in line with the Retail Prices Index)

UCAS code


Application period

From 1 September 2016

Until 15 January 2017

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for anyone looking to pursue a legal career - from becoming a barrister or solicitor to working as legal counsel in large organisations.


Our Law LLB degree gives you a foundation in the essential skills and knowledge needed to be successful in law; whether you are interested in pursuing a career as a barrister or lawyer, within governmental bodies, international NGOs, the Civil Service or within the European Union.

It gives you a range of transferable skills which will help if you want to pursue a career path outside law. You will leave confident in your abilities and equipped with the skills demanded by employers.

Our law graduates are highly desired on the graduate training programmes offered by many prestigious employers in finance, business, publishing, media, government and commerce.


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Requirements and how to apply

Entry requirements

  • 'A' Level: ABB (no specific subject)
  • UCAS Tariff: 128 points from the new UCAS tariff (typically ABB or BBB with an AS Level or a relevant EPQ). See the UCAS website for information on the new UCAS tariff.
  • IB: 29 points, including 6 in Standard Level English Language.
  • GCSE: A minimum of grade 4 (C) in English Language and Mathematics.
  • Functional Skills and Key Skills are not accepted
  • A Level General Studies and 'A' Level Critical Studies are not accepted

Other suitable qualifications

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

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.

Other UK qualifications:

  • BTEC National Diploma (DDM required. Business or business-related subject preferred)
  • Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects
  • Scottish Advanced Highers


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, you may wish to take a foundation programme first. These programmes are designed to prepare students for entry to City's undergraduate courses.

INTO City University London

INTO City University London offers an International Foundation programme in Humanities and Law. 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

If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of English language proficiency. Minimum requirements are:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in all components

English language programmes

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner, INTO City University London offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Find out more about:

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; 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 any City University London courses on a part-time basis.

For more information see our main Visa page.

How to apply

Applications for degree courses must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). You can apply through your school or college using the Apply system, which enables you to submit your application directly to the UCAS website.

You can apply to up to five universities on the form. The UCAS code for City University London is C60.

Please take care to enter the correct course code when applying, particularly for subjects with a Foundation year or with BEng (Hons) and MEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) and MSci (Hons) options.

UCAS has implemented an ‘invisibility of choices’ policy so that, on the initial application and while you are receiving decisions, each university can see only their entry and not those of other universities you have chosen. This ensures that your application for a course at City is considered solely on your academic and personal qualities.

You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £23 application fee. If you want to apply to City University London only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £12.

When to apply

Your application for entry in September 2017 should arrive at UCAS between 1st September 2016 and 15th January 2017. Applications that arrive after 15th January 2017 will be considered only at the University’s discretion.

When your application is acknowledged by UCAS, you will be sent a personal identification number so that you can access your records via Track on the UCAS website.


For general enquiries about the admissions process at City, please contact our Admissions Office:

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7040 8716.

If your enquiry is about admission to a particular course, please use the contact details provided on the course page.

Contacting UCAS

Address: Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), Rosehill, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3LZ
Telephone: from inside the UK 0871 468 0468; from outside the UK +44 (0)871 468 0468
For callers with hearing difficulties: from inside the UK use the Text Relay service on 18001 0871 468 0468; from outside the UK dial +44 151 494 1260 (text phone) and then ask the operator to dial 0871 468 0468.

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Studying LLB at the City Law School

Find out from one of our students what her experience of studying our LLB law degree course was like.

Study abroad

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

Academic facilities

You will have access to two dedicated law libraries, an extensive IT network and our own acclaimed legal resource portal Lawbore. Lawbore gives you quick and easy access to the latest research materials, legislative updates, library services and study news.

You will also enjoy the benefits of state-of-the-art lecture theatres, teaching rooms and digital recording facilities. There are ten digital recording rooms and playback facilities available for use. These rooms enable you to practice and refine your advocacy skills. We also have a library of DVDs, which demonstrate advocacy, interviewing and advising and negotiation skills.

Learn a language for free

We offer a free language course for City University London students.

Find out how to apply

Teaching and learning


Traditional lectures, seminars and tutorials are the main teaching methods on the LLB course.

  • You will learn about law as part of a larger group 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.

Extra-curricular activities

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

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.

You can also partake in our popular Pro Bono Unit which give you the opportunity to advise real clients on legal matters in a range of different areas of law. 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).

You also have the opportunity to volunteer at Start Ed - a free walk-in centre offering assistance for small businesses and technology start-ups, or at the Free Representation Unit, which represents clients in tribunals where the clients have no means of funding their own legal representation.


LLB Law 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.

Assessment weightings by year

  • Year 2: 40%
  • Year 3: 60%


Year 1

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

  • Legal methods
  • English legal system
  • Constitutional and administrative law
  • Contract law
  • Criminal law
  • Employability

Year 2

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

  • Equity and trusts
  • European Union law
  • Land law
  • Tort

Year 3

In your final year, you can choose 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 several electives rarely offered at undergraduate level:

  • Aviation law
  • Banking law
  • Canadian constitutional law
  • Canadian corporate law
  • Commercial and agency law
  • Commercial property law
  • Company law
  • Competition law
  • Constitutional law of the USA
  • Criminal justice
  • Employment law
  • EU law and the global legal order
  • Family law
  • Family and child law
  • Forensic science
  • Government, law and democracy
  • Human rights law
  • Immigration law
  • Intellectual property law
  • International commercial arbitration
  • International criminal law
  • International economic law
  • Islamic law
  • Justice, law and history
  • Law of evidence
  • Legal ethics and professional responsibility
  • Legal skills
  • Maritime law
  • Media law
  • Public international law
  • Regulating the leisure industry
  • Sports law.

Career prospects

After completing the Law degree many students go on to become practising solicitors or barristers, but the course also allows students to pursue a wide range of careers.

Graduates might work for other providers of legal services and regulatory agencies; non-governmental bodies and international NGOs; the Law Commission; the European Union; as well as the Civil Service. Graduates often successfully apply for places on general graduate training programmes with property firms, investment banks and consultancy firms and within the retail sector.

Some of the organisation where our graduates have found employment are:

  • Capital Solicitors
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • HSBC
  • Amnesty International
  • Nationwide Law Associates

The LLB (Hons) also qualifies students to progress directly to the professional stage of their legal training – Legal Practice Course (LPC) for aspiring solicitors and Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) for aspiring solicitors and the for those wishing to practise at the Bar.

94% of graduates are in full time employment / further study

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