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Bachelor of Laws

LLB Law (Accelerated)

Our Accelerated LLB covers all the same material as our LLB undergraduate law degree, but in two years rather than three. It is designed for those able to dedicate extra time to their studies on a weekly basis. Packed with great transferrable skills training, you can feel confident that you’ll graduate ready to take on the challenges of any career path you might wish to follow.

If your career aspiration is to be a solicitor or barrister in the UK, this degree will prepare you in part for the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE1) or Bar Practice Course (to qualify as a barrister).

Our law graduates have also used their degree to enter into a wide range of other careers, including business, media, finance and banking, criminology, governmental bodies and departments, and the police force.

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

A Level: ABB
BTEC: DDM
UCAS Tariff Points*: 128
GCSE: English Language Grade C/4 or above, or equivalent

*From three A Levels or equivalent.

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Entry requirements

Next start date

September 2024

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We are one of the UK's longest-established specialist providers of legal education and have trained more practising lawyers in the UK than anyone else.

Ranked Top 20 amongst English universities in the 2023 National Student Survey.

We have an overall 5 Star rating from QS World University Rankings and 5 stars in Teaching, Employability, Online Learning, Academic Development and Inclusiveness.

Course Details

Accelerated two year LLB

UCAS code: M100

Our two year Accelerated Law degree is designed to get you to the next stage of your professional training as a lawyer or start your career as quickly as possible, without compromising on quality. We focus on teaching you the most relevant and practical skills that employers are looking for.

The Accelerated LLB is a faster, more intensive route taught by the same lecturers and using the same high-quality teaching methods as our three year law degree. Our faculty consists of 350 legally qualified lecturers, who will help you apply your law skills.

When you study the Accelerated LLB with us you will receive:

  • The highest standard of teaching from experienced professionals
  • Small class sizes
  • A choice of campuses across the UK
  • A variety of specialist modules to enhance your employment prospects

On successfully completing the course you will be all set to kick start your postgraduate study.

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If you study this course at our London Bloomsbury campus you can choose our Canadian law modules in your third year, preparing you for qualification and practice in Canada.

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Course Structure

Semester 1

Compulsory modules include:

Common Law Method and Ethics

This module introduces you to the English legal system and looks at how to interpret statutes and the doctrine of precedent. Also, how law is created and the structure of the English court system. These enable you to understand how laws are created and interpreted. Within Ethics, you will consider different approaches to ethical issues, including the social and ethical context of the legal profession.

Academic and Digital Skills

This module underpins all of the other modules on the LLB & MLaw. It develops the academic and digital skills which you will need for both your studies and the workplace, including using the University’s VLE and other relevant platforms and software, legal research and referencing, academic integrity, communication skills, and how to analyse and answer legal problems. 

Contract Law

In this module you will consider the elements of a contract, different types of contractual terms, remedies for breach of contract and the circumstances when remedies can be excluded.  You will also look at connected areas such as misrepresentation, duress, and undue influence.

The Law of Tort

Tort is a key area of law and considers acts and omissions that give rise to injury or harm to another and amount to a civil wrong. You will consider topics such as trespass to the person, negligence, product liability, employer liability, occupiers’ liability, trespass to land and private nuisance. You will also look at the remedies available when an action in Tort succeeds.

Semester 2

Compulsory modules include:

Public Law

This module looks at sources of the UK constitution and principles such as the rule of law, separation of powers and parliamentary supremacy. Also, how the lawfulness of decisions and actions made by public bodies are challenged through exploring the grounds for judicial review and the remedies available. You will learn about the place EU Law has within the UK constitution and consider the key rights and freedoms incorporated into UK law through the Human Rights Act.

Criminal Law

This module gives an overview of the criminal justice system and helps to develop an understanding of the principles of criminal liability. You will look at different criminal offences, including homicide, criminal damage, assaults, sexual offences, theft and robbery, and drugs offences. You will consider what defences may be available and the law in relation to secondary participation and attempts to commit certain offences.

Critical Approaches in Current Legal Issues

Designed to further develop the academic skills which you developed during your Level 4. Equipping you with the skills which you need to succeed as you progress through the programme. Through topical areas of law, you will develop your critical thinking and evaluation skills, ability to solve legal problems, and research skills.  You will be challenged through debating controversial areas of law and presenting arguments, in order to develop your ability to reflect and understand the views of others.

Choose one from*:

  • Family Law
  • Employment Law
  • Access to Justice and Legal Services
  • Real Estate
  • Human Rights
  • Extended Essay
  • EU Law
  • Practising Law in a Digital World

*All options are indicative and are subject to numbers.

  • Extended Essay

Semester 1

Compulsory modules include:

Land Law

We look at the nature of land, how the ownership of estates and interests in land operate and the formalities for creating and disposing of those estates and interests. It looks at important topics such as: the protection and enforcement of third party interests in land, the distinction between registered and unregistered land, trusts of land and co-ownership, leases, easements, covenants, and mortgages. 

Business Law 1

This module introduces you to different forms of business organisation such as partnerships and companies and how to choose the most appropriate format to run a business. You will explore company law in more detail, exploring the separate legal personality of a company and its limited liability status and company constitutions. You will look at the different parties involved in a company such as the directors and shareholders. 

Equity and Trusts

In this module you will study the core principles of equity and trusts law which arise in a range of personal, social and commercial contexts. You will look at the distinction between a gift and a trust and how trusts are created. You will explore the management of the trust through the powers and duties of trustees and the rights of the beneficiaries before considering what remedies are available if there is a breach of trust. 

Other compulsory modules include:

  • Family Law or Employment Law

Semester 2

Compulsory modules include:

  • Business Law 2
  • Civil Dispute Resolution

Choose two*:

  • Family Law
  • Employment Law
  • Real Estate
  • Wills & Succession
  • Human Rights
  • Graduate and Employability Skills
  • International Commercial Law
  • Legal Technology
  • Research Project (double module)

Students at London Bloomsbury who have an interest in Canadian law will be able to additionally select as option modules;

  • Canadian Constitutional Law (London only)
  • Foundations of Canadian Law (London only)

*All options are indicative and subject to numbers.

  • Criminal Litigation and Evidence
Relaxed student studying

Want to slow it down?

Check out the three year LLB instead. It’s the same course, just spread over three years instead of two.

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Course Start Dates

  • Law Accelerated (LLB)
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Leeds, London Bloomsbury and Manchester
SQE

What about the SQE?

The SQE is being phased in to become the new centralised way to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales

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After you’ve completed the LLB, you can go onto study one of our postgraduate law courses to become a solicitor or barrister.

If you want to become a barrister, you can study our Bar Practice Course.

If you want to become a solicitor, we suggest studying our LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2).

You can still study the Legal Practice Course (LPC) if you’ve completed, started, accepted an offer, or paid a non-refundable deposit to study the LLB by 21 September 2021.

If you want to specialise in a particular area of law, we also offer a range of academic Master of Law (LLM) courses, covering subjects from human rights to banking.

At The University Law, we want to help you reach your ambitions with our range of alumni discounts. Be rewarded for your hard work and loyalty when you stay on to study another course with us through our Alumni Loyalty Scheme.

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Course requirements

The course demands show you the requirements, prior knowledge and commitments our course will involve.

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Course Information

 

To get a full picture of how studying this course works during the year, take a look at our course date breakdowns.

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We use a variety of assessment methods designed to meet the practical nature of the course and individual module learning outcomes. Some of these will be exams, while others will require you to submit a project report, essay, portfolio or oral presentation. You will also have the opportunity to practice with a mock assessment.

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You must pass each module to be awarded your degree. A pass mark is 40% and above.

70%                  1

60-69%             2.1

50-59%             2.2

40-49%             3

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Fees and Applying

 

Applications for 2024 are now open.

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September 2024 fees:

UK students per year -  £11,100

International (London) - £22,150 per year

International (non-London) - £20,350 per year

International students are eligible for an international bursary of £2,500 per year which is taken off the fees in the final year of the course. Terms and conditions apply.

If you need to fund your studies with a student loan you can apply via Student Finance.

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We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.

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