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Graduate LLB

Our Graduate LLB is an online course designed for ULaw graduates who have successfully completed our Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and wish to obtain a Qualifying Law Degree (LLB) in as little as three months*.

Key Facts

Award: LLB (Hons)

Study Mode: Online

Pre-requisites: Successful completion of the GDL at The University of Law**

Duration: 13 weeks (summer timetable)

Start date: June 2022 (summer timetable)

Course fee: £1,250

How to apply: Apply online

*The Graduate LLB has not been designed to meet any overseas requirements on Qualifying Law Degrees, these usually require a minimum of 2 years study and specified subject coverage. For details of our 2 year study programme for non-law graduates please see our Senior Status LLB.

**You must have completed a GDL at The University of Law (students starting the GDL from September 2015 onwards) or completed all GDL assessments pending final award with a waiver allowing you to intermit and resume studies as and when you have successfully completed the GDL.

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Course Content

You will study one taught module in either Family Law or Employment Law (20 credits) and a second module in the form of an extended essay (40 credits) chosen from a selection of titles across a range of law subject areas. The Family Law and Employment Law modules are taken from the i-LL.B Programme, and are offered through supported online study.

You will develop practical legal skills including drafting documentation and presenting a legal argument, as well as transferable skills such as research, analysis and problem solving.

The Graduate LLB qualifies for the Alumni Loyalty Scheme. As no deposit is required, the course fee has been reduced by £500 to £1,250 to take into account the Alumni Loyalty discount we offer our alumni.

Course Structure

The taught module consists of 11 units via e-learning. You will study in the region of 20 hours per week on the summer timetable or 14 hours per week on the semester timetable.

Study for the extended essay is undertaken independently with some supervision by a qualified tutor. You should spend around 40 hours per week on the summer timetable and 28 hours per week on the semester timetable.

You can study these two modules in any order, and it is possible to study them at the same time or spread them across multiple years.

Note that all study must be completed within six years of commencing your GDL studies at The University of Law.

Study Materials

You have access to all study material online including module and unit guides, student handbook and assessment information. Online there will be a range of resources including video clips, live tutor supported sessions, tasks and quizzes. You can also access a wide range of databases with information on all relevant case law, statutes and e-books.


The Family Law/Employment Law option is assessed by unseen invigilated exams at a ULaw campus (two hours: 10 multiple choice questions and a choice of two out of six long form questions).

The extended essay is assessed by coursework submitted online.

Results will be published around the second week of October each year.