Law, LLB Hons

Law, LLB Hons

In the School of Law, our LLB Law degree is focused on employability and student support. Our LLB Law degree is the first step to going on to qualify to practise, in England and Wales, as a Solicitor or a Barrister.  

Student support:

A virtual learning environment (VLE) to support learning with audio lecture summaries and recording of lectures where appropriate, along with various online learning activities with feed-back to help you with your private study.

Effective support offered by an integrated personal tutor system and an employability tutor

A Student Law Society, which arranges talks, visits, competitions and social events

The School of Law has excellent links with a number of law firms, barristers' chambers and financial institutions. These links are showcased by various talks through the academic year which leads to LLB students being able to apply for placements, internships and mentoring schemes with a variety of employers in the legal and regulatory sectors. 

96% overall student satisfaction for LLB Law (ranked 1st in London and 7th in the UK) UNISTATS 2015 

Ranked 1st for student satisfaction in London for LLB Law Complete University Guide (London) 2016

Ranked 1st for overall student satisfaction for LLB Law Times Higher (London) 2015 

Gain work experience whilst you study:

  • Volunteer at the Legal Advice Centre, the East London Family Court Help Desk and the Innocence Project London. Opportunities for volunteering at the Legal Advice Centre are open to LLB students in all years and the opportunity to volunteer at the Innocence Project London is open to all second and third year LLB students.
  • The Legal Advice Centre won 'Best New Student Pro Bono Activity 2015' at LawWorks/Attorney General Pro Bono Awards
  • Innocence Project London is the only UK member of the international Innocence Network (based in New York) and one of only ten organisations based outside the US.

Employability:

  • As a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD), successful completion of the degree will make you eligible to go on to further training in order to qualify to practise, in England and Wales, as a Barrister or a Solicitor 

89% of LLB Law graduates are in employment 6 months after graduating UNISTATS 2015 

  • There is an extensive Employability Programme to enhance LLB graduates' chances of obtaining employment when they leave the university. This includes: placements, mentoring schemes, careers advice, mock client interviewing and CV advice and covering letter workshops. 

95% overall satisfaction with teaching on LLB Law UNISTATS 2015 

Outstanding teaching from an LLB academic staff team:

Comprising, as at March 2016, 17 staff - with interests across a range of legal and academic areas. For example, Senior Lecturer Zoe Swan was a 'Law Teacher of the Year' finalist in 2011 and a finalist in the 2015 Routledge and Association of Law Teachers 'Teaching law with Technology Prize'. Principal Lecturer Kristian P Humble is a member of the international Innocence Network dealing with miscarriages of justice and Principal Lecturer Edward Phillips is the National Administrator of the International Jessop Mooting competition. 

The whole staff team brings a range of academic backgrounds and experiences to the programme and the team also includes a number of qualified lawyers.

If you have any query about the programme, please contact the School of Law.

UCAS code

M100 G LLB

Department

Law

Location

Greenwich Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time

Entry requirements

For September 2016 entry, students should have:

340 UCAS points overall including at least 300 UCAS points from A2 A-Level. We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications (General Studies is not accepted)

PLUS GCSE English Language* and Mathematics at grade C or above.

  • If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.
  • You may be invited to interview.
  • Entry requirements may be subject to change - please check with the School of Law's admissions team before making your application.

Assessment

Typically, a mixture of formal examination and coursework. Coursework includes problem-solving, essays, in-class tests, project work, dissertations and presentations.

Professional recognition

The LLB Hons Law degree is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board as exempting students from the academic stage of study.

Career options

As a qualifying law degree (QLD), successful completion of the degree will allow graduates to go on to undertake the further training required in order to qualify to practise, in England and Wales, as a solicitor or a barrister. Our former students have also gone on to successful careers in the public sector, civil service, politics, accountancy, the police, ombudsmen, financial services and academia.

Course content

We regularly update our programmes to reflect the ever-changing nature of the discipline, so the programme structure, mode and the courses and course structure can be subject to change. The structure of the programme currently running (i.e. the programme which commenced in September 2015) is shown below, for illustrative purposes only. For details of the mode, content and structure of the programme to run from September 2016, which may differ from what is shown below, please contact the School of Law (law@gre.ac.uk).

Structure for the programme that started in 2015:

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

  • Public law (30 credits)
  • Law of contract (level 4) (30 credits)
  • Civil liberties (15 credits)
  • Crime and problem solving (15 credits)
  • Criminal law 1 (15 credits)
  • Law in practice (15 credits)

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

  • European union law (30 credits)
  • Land law (Level 5) (30 credits)
  • Law of torts (Level 5) (30 credits)
  • Criminal law 2 (15 credits)
  • Advocacy and professional ethics (15 credits)

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

  • Equity and trusts (30 credits)

Students are also required to choose 90 credits from this list of options:

  • Company and partnership law (30 credits)
  • Law of evidence (30 credits)
  • Employment law (30 credits)
  • Family law (30 credits)
  • Medicine and the law (30 credits)
  • Financial services: law, regulation and practice (30 credits)
  • Human rights law (30 credits)
  • Competition law (30 credits)
  • Law and the media (30 credits)
  • International law (30 credits)
  • Project (dissertation): LLB Law (30 credits)
  • Pro bono placement (work placement includes Innocence Project, Legal Advice Centre and Law in the Community) (30 credits)
  • Intellectual property law (30 credits)

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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We have a strong track record of delivering a rewarding educational experience that engages and inspires our students. Find out more about the vibrant and dynamic environment that is the School of Law.

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