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Bachelors of Law

LLB (CILEX) Online

Are you interested in qualifying as a CILEX Lawyer and looking to study online? Read on to discover more about our new bespoke degree in collaboration with CILEX, the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.

Our LLB (CILEX) is a part-time four year online degree, for those wishing to qualify as a CILEX Lawyer. This is a bespoke programme in collaboration with CILEX, and it is also suitable if you wish to pursue a career in the legal or wider commercial sector and are looking to study online.

A CILEX Lawyer is a lawyer authorised to practise in a specialist area of law. The LLB (CILEX) course will enable you to complete the first two (of three) stages of the CILEX Professional Qualification (CPQ).


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Key Facts

Entry requirements

A Level: BBB
UCAS Tariff Points*: 120
GCSE: English Language Grade C/4 or above, or equivalent

*From three A Levels or equivalent.
Requirements for the Foundation Year differ from those listed.

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Next start date: September 2023

September 2024

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You don't need to apply through UCAS to study one of our online courses.


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Course Details

LLB (CILEX) Online

As with all our other LLBs, our LLB (CILEX) degree has a practical focus, with employability integrated into the course - helping to get you prepared for the professional world. There is a high level of interaction and you will receive peer and one-to-one professional lecturer reviews, with over 90% of our lecturers being qualified solicitors and barristers.

Students who successfully complete the programme and comply with additional professional requirements set out by CILEX will be awarded the LLB by The University of Law and they can also attain Paralegal and Advanced Paralegal status under the CILEX Professional Qualification (CPQ) Framework.

Modules and CILEX requirements:

During Years 1 and 2, and the summer of Years 3 and 4, this course follows the same modules as our Online LLB (Hons) Law. For Years 3 and 4, students will also need to complete CILEX modules during the course of their study. These consist of a Professional Experience portfolio and two Ethics & Professional Responsibility modules and are accessed via the student's MyCILEX account:

  • Professional Experience requires using an online portfolio to demonstrate competence in workplace activities and behaviours as described in the CILEX Professional Competency Framework. It will be validated by the student's employer by their workplace supervisor.
  • Ethics & Professional Responsibility requires the completion of two e-learning modules, which consist of approximately five hours of learning each. You will need to demonstrate your understanding of the material by completing an end of module test.

CILEX Membership:

To enrol onto this course, you must also be a student member of CILEX and provide your CILEX Student Membership Number*. Those on the course will also gain the benefits offered to student members of CILEX which include:

  • High-quality education, bespoke career support and ongoing professional development
  • Career development materials through their exclusive 'myCareer' portal
  • Professional networking and the opportunity to contribute to emerging policy ideas through specialist reference groups
  • Exclusive member discounts and offers, as well as the support that LawCare has to offer
  • Designatory letters to raise your professional status and profile, from years 3-4 of study and upon successful completion of CILEX Modules (i.e. Professional Experience and Ethics & Professional Responsibility).
  • Provision of the two Ethics & Professional Responsibility modules and checking of the Professional Experience requirements of students who wish to apply for the CILEX Paralegal and Advanced Paralegal status.

Once students have completed the first 5 semesters of the LLB (CILEX) and the Foundation Stage Professional Experience and the first Ethics & Professional Responsibility module, they can apply to become a CILEX Paralegal.

Students progressing through the programme will not only be awarded the LLB but will also, by completing the additional CILEX modules, be awarded in turn CILEX Paralegal and CILEX Advanced Paralegal status under the CPQ framework.

Discover more about CILEX Membership and the membership fees on the CILEX website.

When you study an online LLB degree with us you receive:

  • The highest standard of online teaching from experienced professionals
  • Access to loads of online resources to help your studies
  • Access to a large specialist careers service and pro bono clinics
  • A variety of specialist modules to enhance employment prospects

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. 

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.

Semester 1

Compulsory modules include:

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:

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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

Semester 2

Compulsory module:

Real Estate

This module builds on the academic legal knowledge gained in the Property Law module, and applies this knowledge in a practical context.  The module is split into two parts.  The first part explores the legal processes for buying and selling property and the second part looks at different types of transactions concerning leasehold property.

Choose one*:

  • Access to Justice and Legal Services
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Human Rights
  • EU Law

*All options are indicative and are available subject to numbers. It is recommended that students study either Employment Law or Family Law as this will allow them to continue these studies into CPQ Professional stage and qualify to practise in these areas as a CILEX Lawyer if they so choose.


  • Extended Essay

Semester 1

Compulsory modules include:

Business Law 2

Building on the content of Business Law 1, this module focuses on the financial aspects of running a business. You will cover the different ways in which a business can raise money as well as how to interpret business accounts. The module covers the principles of Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax and Corporation Tax and also looks at both corporate and individual insolvency.

Civil Dispute Resolution

This module has a very practical focus and is designed to give you an insight into the work of a dispute resolution lawyer. You will follow a civil dispute case through from start to finish and will look at alternative dispute resolution, starting a claim, court directions, disclosure and preparing for trial. The module also covers the civil trial process and possible outcomes. 

Semester 2

Compulsory module:

Wills & Succession

This module can be seen as the practical side of the academic Equity and Trusts module.  You will think about how to prepare a valid will and about alternative succession vehicles such as secret trusts, family trusts and privileged wills.  Issues around intestacy will be explored and you will learn about the practical steps needed to administer an estate.  The module also covers inheritance tax.

Choose one*:

  • Family Law
  • Employment Law
  • Real Estate
  • Human Rights
  • Graduate and Employability Skills
  • International Commercial Law

*All options are indicative and subject to availability. It is recommended that students study Employment Law, Family Law or Graduate and Employability Skills. Employment Law and Family Law will allow these disciplines to be studied at CPQ Professional stage. Graduate and Employability Skills will assist the students in improving their graduate employability skills.

Criminal Litigation and Evidence

Building on the academic law you will have studied in Criminal Law, this module takes a practical look at the Criminal Justice System and related process and procedures.  You will cover police powers, suspects’ rights, the process for trial, sentencing and appeals.  Different types of evidence will be explored and evaluated. 

Course Start Dates

    • Part-time: Online

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This course is assessed by coursework, oral presentation and invigilated exams throughout your studies

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