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Law  LLB (Hons)

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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

Our 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).

City Enterprise Service

At The City Law School you will have the opportunity to volunteer at the City Enterprise Service - 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:

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. More...

Course Fees:

  • Full-time EU: £9,000
  • Full-time Non EU: £12,500
More...

UCAS code:

M100

Entry Requirements

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.

  • BTEC: DDM BTEC Business preferred. For other subjects, please contact the Department for details.
  • IB: 29 points
  • Access: min 45 credits at level 3
    min 21 credits at level 3 distinction
    min 18 credits at level 3 merit
  • In addition: GCSE Grade C in Mathematics and grade C in English or equivalent required.

The grades and qualifications quoted above are typical of a standard offer. We are committed to giving full consideration to all the applications we receive. If you hold qualifications that differ from those set out above, we will be happy to discuss them with you. Please call our admissions team on +44 (0)20 7040 3309 or email law@city.ac.uk to find out if they are acceptable.

Undergraduate Preparatory Courses for International Students

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.


English Requirements

In addition to the above, students whose first language is not English are required to have:

  • IELTS: 7.0 or above.

INTO Into University

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. Please click the links below for more information.

English for Undergraduate Study
Pre-sessional English

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

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 a part-time course.

For more information see our main Visa page.

When and Where

Duration:
3 years

Course Content

Our 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 undergraduate 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 & Year two
You will study the core legal subjects that are common to most undergraduate law degrees.

The core subjects are:

  • Constitutional & Administrative Law
  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Equity & Trusts
  • EU Law
  • Land Law
  • Tort Law

In addition to the core legal subjects, your first year will also include:
  • An introduction to legal techniques
  • An introduction to key issues in the organisation of a legal system
Year Three
In the final year, students can choose from a wide range of elective subjects.
The current list of subjects, all taught by City Law School experts, includes several electives rarely offered at undergraduate level:
  • Banking Law
  • Canadian Constitutional Law
  • Canadian Corporate Law
  • City Enterprise Services
  • Commercial & Agency Law
  • Commercial Property Law
  • Company Law
  • Competition Law
  • Criminal Justice
  • Employment Law
  • Evidence
  • Family and Child Law
  • 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

The elective subjects give you the chance to study in a specialised field and gain important professional skills for your future career.

The range of elective subjects offered in any one year is subject to availability and demand.

Free textbooks

In your first year of study you will receive free textbooks for your course. The
textbooks include:

  • Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and Human Rights: A critical introduction, Ian Loveland OUP, Oxford
  • Smith and Hogan's Criminal Law David Ormerod, OUP, Oxford
  • Law of Contract Laurence Koffman and Elizabeth MacDonald, OUP, Oxford
  • Tort Law: Text and Materials Mark Lunney and Ken Oliphant, OUP, Oxford

Read the full 2014 programme specification.

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.

Read the full 2014 programme specification.

Study Abroad

We have 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, enriching the learning experience and experiencing a new way of learning and a period of time living in a different location.

The Centre for Language Studies offers free language tuition in a range of languages for students of the University.

Fees

  • Full-time EU: £9,000
  • Full-time Non EU: £12,500

Funding

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

Scholarships

New for 2013 entrants: Up to £ 2,000 cash each year for at least three years for students on this course. Read more here to see if you might qualify.

Career Prospects

Our LLB (Hons) satisfies the entry requirements for the Legal Practice Course (if you are an aspiring solicitor) and the Bar Professional Training Course (if you are an aspiring barrister). The course also gives you a variety of transferrable skills that can be applied to careers outside of law. 

Find out how studying at City University London helps you to improve your job prospects.

Law

UCAS code: M100

Application Deadline

September 2013


Applications open in September 2013 and must be submitted by January 2014. You can apply via the central UCAS applications system that supports all undergraduate applications within the UK for both home and overseas students.

Apply online at www.ucas.com.

Late applicants run the risk that the course may be full after the initial round of offers have been made.