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LLB (Hons) Law

Entry Year:
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 2021

Academic year dates


3 years


Full-time: £9,250 for the first year of study *


Full-time: 15,390**


Full-time: £15,390 for the first year of study **

UCAS code


Application period

From September 2020


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Who is it for?

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 LLB Law 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.


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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.

INTO City, University of London

Don’t meet the entry requirements? INTO City, University of London offers a range of academic and English language programmes to help prepare you for study at City, University of London. You’ll learn from experienced teachers in a dedicated international study centre.

These programmes are designed for international students who do not meet the required academic and English language requirements for direct entry. To prepare for this degree course, learn more about the International Foundation in Humanities and Law programme.

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

Kaplan International College (KIC) London

City works in partnership with KIC London to provide a range of preparatory courses for international students. KIC London courses offer comprehensive support to students - including regular one-to-one tuition. Students who successfully complete the KIC London Foundation course at the required level have a guaranteed progression route to City, University of London degree courses.

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
  • TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition: 95 overall with no less than 24 in Writing and Reading, 22 in Listening and 25 in Speaking
  • LanguageCert ESOL International online: C1 Expert Pass (combined written and oral test)
  • PTE Academic: 65 or better

English language programmes

Don’t meet the English language requirements? INTO City, University of London offers English language programmes to help prepare you for study at university. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to degree courses.

Visa requirements

International Students (EEA and Non EEA) coming to study in the UK, 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:

  • EEA nationals joining the programme in 2020 and EEA nationals joining from January 2021
  • Students on courses of more than six months
  • Students on courses of less than six months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English language course.

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 or institutions on the form. The UCAS code for City, University of 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 institution can see only their entry and not those of other institutions 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 of London only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £12.

When to apply

Your application for entry in September 2021 should arrive at UCAS between September 2020 and 29th January 2021. Applications that arrive after 29th January 2021 will be considered only at City’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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During your course

More about fees

* The fee for this course for this course for students commencing study in 2021/22 are £9,250.

** The fee for this course for this course for students commencing study in 2021/22 are £15,390. The institution reserves the right to increase your tuition fees annually to take account of the institution's increased costs of delivering educational services. The increase will normally be 2% but this is kept under review with reference to the RPI. If the institution intends to increase your tuition fees you will be advised of this alongside the published entry fee.


Explore up-to-date information about funding options, available financial support and typical living costs.

Future Finance Loans

Future Finance offers students loans of between £2,500 and £40,000 to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. All students and courses are considered. All loans are subject to credit checks and approval for further details please visit the City Finance website.

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Student views

Studying LLB at the City Law School

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


City's Micro-Placements Programme offers students the opportunity to complete short-term, career-exploration projects at an employer’s office for up to five weeks, subject to availability. The Programme builds on a highly successful pilot held last year with the Law School which helped over 30 students gain valuable work experience. Reflective reviews and blogs showcased how students developed ten employability competencies which a number of law firms outlined as being relevant to graduates wishing to succeed in a legal career.

Micro-Placements can be part or full time between June and August, ensuring no interference with studies. Projects are available across a wide variety of industries which allows you to explore alternative options outside traditional legal career paths, gaining a concise insight into a different sector.

Micro-Placements give you the opportunity to develop core employability skills and gain real life experience by managing a project from start to finish.  You have the chance to develop your commercial awareness, develop confidence and resilience as well as building a network of industry contacts.

To find out more, please visit our Micro-Placements Programme FAQs.

Study abroad

The School has established student exchange programmes with universities in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain and Turkey. The programme may provide the opportunity to spend part of your second year or all or part of your third year studying at one of these universities.

Find out more about City's International exchange programmes.

Academic facilities

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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.


We operate a Guarantee Scheme for first year undergraduates which means you will be offered place in one of City's affiliated Halls if you meet the Scheme's criteria.

Read more about our undergraduate halls.

Our Accommodation Service can also help you find private accommodation.

Find out more about private accommodation.

Learn a language for free

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

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Course timetables are normally available from July and can be accessed from our timetabling pages. These pages also provide timetables for the current academic year, though this information should be viewed as indicative and details may vary from year to year.

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Please note that all academic timetables are subject to change.

Student support

We offer an extensive support network during your time here at City, University of London – from Learning Support (including disability support) and counselling to financial and career advice – leaving you free to enjoy every opportunity campus life has to offer.

Find out more about the different types of student support available.

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Chat to our current students and read their blogs to gain an insight into studying at City and learn more about our undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Course content and assessment

To make sure that you can begin or continue your studies with us during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have reviewed and adapted our courses to ensure a safe learning environment for our students and staff. We have modified the way some of our courses are delivered, with many programmes being made available online.

Contact us to find out more about how our programmes will be delivered.

Teaching and learning

Lectures, seminars and tutorials are the main teaching methods on the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) course.

  • Alongside your fellow students, you will learn about fundamental rules of law and their application in a variety of contexts in lectures.
  • Seminars will enable you to engage with and discuss assigned materials in a less formal setting.
  • Regular tutorials will allow you to meet with your subject tutor as part of a small group to analyse problem scenarios and to explore in depth a variety of legal issues.
  • All face to face classes will be fortified by materials and learning packages on our virtual learning platform, Moodle

You will also be encouraged to take part in activities such as debating, national and international mooting (a legal debate) and volunteering. Combined with your legal studies these activities help you to develop a broad range of skills and build your self-confidence.

Some modules will also provide you with the opportunity to develop “soft” skills or employability skills – you will have the opportunity to develop your abilities in interviewing, mediation, in house legal practice, client handling, etc.

The University Library is one of the best stocked libraries in the country. Our printed collections consist of around 250,000 books with over 25,000 online journal titles and over 1,600 study places available in our libraries. The Law School and Law Library shall be co-located in a brand new building at Sebastian Street in 2020. The Law Library offers state of the art learning resources, from the UK and worldwide. You can access our online materials and learning resources held by the library either on site or remotely, thus enabling flexible learning. As a law student, you will be provided with proper training to use our extensive collections at the start of your course.

Extra-curricular activities

At The City Law School 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.

There are also opportunities to provide legal advice to real clients in a range of areas of law, organised by our popular Pro Bono Unit. We have currently a number of partnership programmes at local, national and international level, including the Schools Consent Project and Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA).

You may be able to volunteer for the Start Ed Commercial Law Clinic - a free walk-in centre offering assistance for small businesses and technology start-ups. Alternatively you could become involved with the School’s Free Representation Unit, which represents clients with no means of funding their own legal representation in tribunals.

We also appreciate the importance of work based learning at the School. We offer you a chance to shadow an employer, on a very short term basis, under our micro-placement scheme. The intention is to help you gain invaluable insights into the world of professional work.

You will be assigned a personal tutor when you start who will guide and advise you as to your career and learning options. Your personal tutor will also be able to assist with any welfare and wellbeing issues you might encounter during your time at Law School.

For more information please see the following links: Mooting, Pro Bono, Start-Ed Commercial Law Clinic, Free Representation Unit.

City Students’ Union and The City Law School also support a number of thriving Student Societies that organise a variety of activities for Students.  For more information please follow the links to their pages: Law Society, Pro Bono Society, Lawyers without Borders, Canadian & American Law Society.

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.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework

The balance of assessment by examination, practical examination and assessment by coursework will to some extent depend on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessment, based on 2017/18 entry is as follows:

Year 1

Written examination: 41% Coursework: 59%

Year 2

Written examination: 80% Coursework: 20%

Year 3

Written examination: 41% Coursework: 59%

Assessment weightings by year

Year 1: 0% ∙ Year 2: 40% ∙ Year 3: 60%


Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with Pathways

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

Year 1

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

  • Debates in the English Legal System
  • Constitutional Law
  • Foundations of Contract Law
  • Foundations of Criminal Law
  • Foundations of Tort Law
  • Contract Law and Practice
  • Administrative Law and Human Rights
  • Applied Legal Writing and Research.

Year 2

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
  • Legal Design
  • Media Law
  • Introduction to Mediation
  • Politics and Law
  • Regulation of Leisure Industries
  • Small Venture and Social Enterprise Law
  • The UK and The European Union
  • Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility.

The above list of modules is subject to change, as elective modules are only offered subject to staff availability and student demand

Year 3

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
  • Comparative Constitutional 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
  • 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
  • Justice, Law and History
  • Law of Evidence - The Evidential Implications of Criminal Investigation
  • Law of Evidence: Safeguarding Reliability and Protecting Witnesses
  • Law relating to Public Companies
  • Legal Skills
  • Maritime Law
  • Micro-Placement
  • Pro Bono Training
  • 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.

The above list of modules is subject to change, as elective modules are only offered subject to staff availability and student demand

The programme specification contains more information on how the course is organised, the requirements for progression for each part and credits required for awards.

Overall workload

You will be expected to prepare in advance for both lectures and tutorials by undertaking directed reading of textbooks, legal cases, academic articles and other materials. Lectures and seminars normally last for two hours and tutorials last for one hour. During the programme you will have on average 10 contact hours per week with a minimum of 60 hours of directed reading.

Approximate study time, based on 2017/18 entry is as follows:

Year 1

Scheduled learning: 15% Independent learning: 85%

Year 2

Scheduled learning: 16% Independent learning: 84%

Year 3

Scheduled learning: 24% Independent learning: 76%
  • Anisa Khatun
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    This degree will enable me to apply for future jobs, vacation scheme and training contracts because by studying the LLB it has allowed me to gain the relevant skills needed.
    Law LLB (Hons)
  • Maira Profitteri
    Student profile
    The Law course at City offers a lot of very good electives in the second and third year and good opportunities for career prospects.
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  • Tyler Austin
    Student profile
    City Law School has a great collaborative ethos, with lecturers constantly pushing you to be better for the sake of yourself. They really see you grow as an independent student.
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  • Vlad Shutko
    Student profile
    The fact that City schools law students at all stages of legal education was particularly appealing. This effectively means that those completing the LLB course can socialise, connect, make friends, and compete with the students who are at a higher level of their legal education.
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After you graduate

Career prospects

After completing the Law degree many students go on to become practising solicitors or barristers and the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) qualifies students to progress directly to the professional stage of their legal training – Legal Practice Course (LPC) for aspiring solicitors and Bar Vocational Studies (BVS) for aspiring solicitors and the for those wishing to practise at the Bar

However, our course is designed to allow students to pursue a wide range of careers.

As a graduate you 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, consultancy firms and within the retail sector.

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

  • The Law Firm
  • London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham Council
  • Alexander Rose Solicitors
  • Colonial Group International Limited
  • Deloit
  • International Observatory of Human Rights.
75% of graduates in employment or further study six months after completing the course

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