Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

October. 2022

Start Date

3 UY + 1 UY

Course Duration



Basic Information

Start Date

October. 2022

Course Duration

3 undergrad years + 1 foundation year (if required)

English Language Requirements

Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

Programme Description

Academic direction

The following member institutions contribute to the programmes: Birkbeck; King’s College London; the London School of Economics and Political Science; Queen Mary, University of London; SOAS; and UCL.

Accreditation by professional or statutory body

The University of London LLB is recognised in many jurisdictions as satisfying, or partially satisfying, the requirements for the academic stage of legal study. The University of London LLB is recognised by UK legal regulators as offering a ‘Qualifying Law Degree’ (QLD), fulfilling the requirements of the academic stage of legal training. Students on the University of London LLB who want their degree recognised as a QLD in England and Wales must ensure that they follow a QLD pathway and study all the compulsory modules specified.

Educational aims and learning outcomes of the programmes

The aims of Undergraduate Laws is to:

  • provide flexible, global access to studying the common law;
  • promote independent learning;
  • support that learning through providing a resource-rich online learning environment;
  • support the development of transferable intellectual skills;
  • enable the development of critical awareness;
  • facilitate an understanding of the language of law;
  • provide an opportunity to obtain a Qualifying Law Degree.

LLB learning outcomes:

Subject knowledge

Students will have knowledge and understanding of:

  • the principal features of the legal system including familiarity with its institutions and procedures;
  • the key principles and values of a range of legal areas extending beyond the core.
  • some in-depth knowledge of specialist areas.

Subject application/problem solving

Students will be able to:

  • identify the legal issues arising from particular factual situations;
  • apply knowledge so as to provide practical and reasoned advice and solutions to particular problems over a wide range of legal areas.

Subject sources and research

Students will be able to:

  • identify and use primary and secondary legal sources relevant to the topic under study;
  • identify contemporary debates and engage with these whilst accurately documenting the law in the area.

Analysis, evaluation, critical judgement and synthesis

Students will be able to:

  • identify issues in terms of policy and doctrinal importance;
  • produce clear doctrinal synthesis and summary of policy issues;
  • evaluate law both independently in terms of doctrinal coherence and in relation to other policy perspectives which have been incorporated in the topics studied;
  • create new or imaginative ways of approaching a problem or analysing material in different ways.

Key Skills – Communication and literacy

Students will be able to:

  • communicate fluently in English, using legal terminology correctly;
  • read a range of complex works within and about law and summarise arguments accurately;
  • engage in academic debate in a professional manner.

Other key skills

Students will be able to:

  • demonstrate proficient use of information technology;
  • use standard information retrieval systems to access legal information and internet resources.


Standard Entry (360 credits)

Qualifying Law Degree pathway

  • 4 compulsory modules at Level 4
  • 3 compulsory modules at Level 5
  • 1 optional module at Level 5
  • 2 compulsory modules at Level 6
  • 2 optional modules at Level 6