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Learn Your Way – Studying the LLB

The LLB is the preferred undergraduate route into law, it’s designed to be the most relevant degree-level education available to help you achieve your career ambitions. A law degree is an excellent starting point for a diverse range of legal careers from solicitor and barrister to judge or paralegal. Outside of the legal industry, a law degree can lead to careers in journalism, politics, HR, finance and many more.

At The University of Law we provide a number of different pathways for undergraduates to complete their LLB. Don’t let your ambition be limited by distance or time, we’ve put together all the different pathways to make it easier for you to find the best study route for you.

Online

Our online LLB allows you to study from anywhere in the world, making it a great choice for international students who don’t want to move to the UK while they study or for those living a long way from any of our campuses, or with care, family or work commitments that would otherwise prevent regular attendance.

We have a range of study options – over 3 years (this is a full-time course), 4 years or 6 years (part-time) – all leading to the same qualification and studying the same materials, and taking the same assessments, as students studying at a campus.

  • The 3 year full-time version means you are a full-time student requiring 40-45 hours of work per week
  • The 4 year version will require 20-25 hours per week
  • The 6 year part-time version 10-15 hours of work per week.


We’ve cut out the travel time and needing to attend to our timetable, and you’ll still get plenty of one-to-one support from your personal supervisor, and have access to all the online resources that our on-campus cohorts use.

Induction is online, and the majority of the assessments are coursework style, submitted and conducted online. Some modules do have invigilated exams to be taken at a The University of Law campus, but you can usually make arrangements to sit them overseas if you’d prefer.

The only thing you really miss out on with online study is the group work that on-campus study provides, meaning that a high level of self-motivation and discipline is needed to stay on track. Online students do often meet in forums or other online mediums to support each other though, so you can start to build up a network of fellow students if you’d like to.

Face-2-Face

Our face to face LLB is the most popular of our LLB options mainly because it allows you to meet with your tutors and other students whilst studying on-campus.

We have a range of study options – all our Campuses provide the 3 year full-time option and our London Bloomsbury Campus also allows you to study the accelerated 2 year LLB. Both courses lead to the same qualification, study from the same materials and take the same assessments.

  • The 3 year full-time version means you are a full-time student requiring at least 40 hours of work per week (attendance at sessions and independent learning)
  • The 2 year accelerated version will require a time commitment of at least 47.5 hours per week.


The courses start with a one week Induction which includes registration and a Freshers’ week. This week covers study skills, how you learn on the course and an introduction to employability, together with opportunities to get to know your tutors and your fellow students. You’ll also get to meet your Personal Tutor who will meet with you throughout the year.

Each year is made up of two semesters and you’ll be taught in a mixture of large groups and workshop groups.  You’ll be assessed in a variety of different methods including presentations, coursework and examinations, which will not only develop your knowledge of the subject but also your skills.  In the second semester of Years 2 & 3 of the course, you’ll be able to select from a range of options so that you can tailor your LLB to your areas of interest.

At some of our Campuses, you can study LLB Law with Business; LLB Law with Criminology and LLB with International Business. The first year of study is the same as the LLB Law degree but in the second semester of Years 2 & 3 of the course, you’ll be able to select from a range of options that are relevant to, for example, Criminology.

Take your first step towards your dream career and find out more about our LLB.