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.
We may demonstrate some flexibility of entry requirements in Clearing. This will depend on the results we receive and the number of spaces we have available and may be considered on a case by case basis.
Details of the standard entry requirements for 2020 are shown below.
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.
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 offers pathway programmes in a range of academic subjects and English language to help you prepare for degree-level study at City. You’ll learn from experienced teachers in a dedicated international study centre.
Successful completion of the International Foundation in Humanities and Law at the required level guarantees progression onto this undergraduate degree at City.
INTO City courses are validated by City, University of London providing assurance of the quality and standards of education.
If you have any queries about international entry requirements, please contact the International Team.
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.
If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of English language proficiency. Minimum requirements are:
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.
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:
For more information see our main Visa page.
Limited places on this course for September 2020 may be available through Clearing and Adjustment this summer.
Applications for degree courses must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
You can contact UCAS for further information using the following details:
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.
For general enquiries about the admissions process at City through Clearing, visit our Clearing hub for more information. Our online Clearing Service Desk will be open from 8am on Thursday 13th August to help you with your application.
* The fee for this course will be £9,250 for each year of study.
** For International Applicants the fee for this course will be £15,090 for the first year of study.
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.
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.
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.
Our Accommodation Service can also help you find private accommodation.
We offer a free language course for City, University of London students.
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.
Please note that all academic timetables are subject to change.
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.
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.
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.
Lectures, seminars and tutorials are the main teaching methods on the LLB course.
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.
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.
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.
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 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:
LLB Law 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:
In year one you will study some of the core legal subjects common to all undergraduate law degrees:
In year two you will study the remaining core legal subjects common to all undergraduate law degrees:
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:
The above list of modules is subject to change, as elective modules are only offered subject to staff availability and student demand
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:
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.
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:
After completing the Law degree many students go on to become practising solicitors or barristers and the LLB (Hons) 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: