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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 who are able to dedicate extra time to your studies on a weekly basis. Still 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 you’re eager to qualify as a solicitor or barrister then this course will help you jump-start your legal career. You can complete your degree in just two years with our Accelerated LLB, allowing you to move on to postgraduate study sooner. Studying our degree will also mean you are prepared in part for the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE 1) or to progress onto our Bar Practice Course (if you wish to qualify as a barrister).

With our Accelerated LLB law course, you will graduate with the knowledge and solid intellectual skills to pursue a career in a wide variety of legal professions. Our law graduates choose to use their law degree as a passport for entry into a wide range of careers, including business, media, finance and banking, criminology, governmental bodies and departments, and the police force.

International Students: we are no longer accepting applications from people who need a Student Route visa for full-time courses that start before July 2023.

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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.

 

Full requirements

Next start date

September 2023

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How to apply

 

Learn more about the process for applying to us and where to get started.

 

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 first amongst universities in England for teaching in the 2021 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 tutors and using the same high-quality teaching methods as our three year law degree. Over 90% of our tutors are qualified lawyers so you will learn to apply law in realistic and genuinely applicable ways.

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

  • The highest standard of teaching from experienced professionals
  • Small class sizes
  • Choose from two campuses in 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 to become a qualified lawyer.

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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

  • Common Law Method and Ethics
  • Academic & Digital Skills
  • Contract Law
  • The Law of Tort

Semester 2

Compulsary modules include:

  • Public Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Critical Approaches in Current Legal Issues

 

Choose one from*:

  • Family Law
  • Employment Law
  • Access to Justice and Legal Services
  • Real Estate
  • Human Rights
  • Extended Essay
  • EU Law
  • Legal Technology and Innovation
  • Legal Practice in the 21st Century

*All options are indicative and subject to availability.

  • Extended Essay

Semester 1

  • Land Law
  • Family Law of Employment Law
  • Business Law
  • Equity & Trusts

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
  • Legal Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Research Project (double module)

*All options are indicative and subject to availability.

  • 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, Hong Kong, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester and Nottingham
  • Law Accelerated (LLB)
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Hong Kong, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester and Nottingham
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 on to 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 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 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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Employability We Set You Up For Success

We care about your career, which is why we offer support with job applications and other work experience opportunities as soon as you accept your place.

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Fees and Applying

 

Applications for all our undergraduate courses are open, except courses at our Hong Kong campus. Please note: Our Hong Kong courses are not yet open for applications. If you are interested in finding out more about studying in Hong Kong, please register your interest today.

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September 2023 fees:

UK students per year: £11,100
International students per year: £21,100 (London) or £19,400 (Non-London)

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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