Law, LLB Hons

Law, LLB Hons

The LLB Hons Law programme is a three-year qualifying law degree (QLD). As a 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.

As well as providing the core knowledge required for a QLD, you will have the opportunity to study a wide range of specialist courses. The programme will equip you with practical transferable skills that will prepare you for future employment, both in the legal profession and in the wider professional environment.

You will benefit from presentations from guest speakers and networking events with employers, professional bodies and alumni that will help you with your career planning. You will also have access to workshops and events designed to assist you with your CV and job applications and in developing a professional digital presence.

The School of Law has good links with a number of employers in London, including law firms, barristers' chambers and financial institutions. Over the years we have had a number of guest speakers and various opportunities may be available for LLB Hons Law students to apply for placements, internships and mentoring schemes with a variety of employers in the legal and regulatory sectors.

The skill and dedication of our teaching team is complemented by a carefully devised system of pastoral care.

UCAS code

M100 G LLB

Department

Law

Location

Greenwich Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time

Entry requirements

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)
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (course subject to University approval to run and, if approved, credit-value to be confirmed)

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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