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Bachelor of Laws

LLB Law Senior Status

The LLB (Hons) Law Senior Status is a specifically designed degree for students who already hold an undergraduate degree and want to convert to law study over a two year period. You can study all the necessary modules for a law degree while enjoying the flexibility of being able to select three LLB course options to suit areas that interest you. 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).

During our LLB Senior Status degree, you will develop excellent research and analytical skills and learn to present your ideas effectively both verbally and in writing. The course provides students with a wide range of analytical and transferable skills and is suitable for any profession requiring a non-specialised degree.

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 degree at 2:2 or above in any subject

 

 

 

Full requirements

Locations

London Bloomsbury and Online

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.

 

Ranked first amongst universities in England for teaching in the 2021 National Student Survey.

Our LLB Senior Status degree features optional Canadian Law module:, ‘Foundations of Canadian Law’ and ‘Canadian Constitutional Law’.

Over 90% of our excellent tutors are qualified lawyers with real-life experience in practice allowing students to learn in a realistic, professional and contemporary context.

Course Details

Full-time two year LLB Senior Status

UCAS code: M101

Our LLB (Hons) Senior Status degree is a two year LLB programme specifically designed for students who already hold a degree. In addition to gaining a Qualifying Law Degree in just two years, the programme offers you the additional flexibility of being able to select three LLB course options in your second year.

This degree is taught by the same experienced, professional tutors as our standard three year LLB , using the same high-quality teaching methods. The course combines academic rigour with practical legal skills, providing you with the essential groundwork of your legal education while you study with other students in a professional business-like environment.

The Senior Status degree is a particularly good choice for overseas students  because you may benefit from some exemptions in your home jurisdiction – a good example of this is the Canadian Law modules available as electives in your second year. We recommend that you check any possible exemptions within your home jurisdiction prior to undertaking the course.

When you study the LLB Senior Status with us you receive:

  • The highest standard of teaching from experienced professionals
  • Small class sizes
  • A variety of specialist modules to enhance employment prospects

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

Canadian Juris Doctor Pathway

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

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Course Structure

Semester 1

  • Common Law Method and Ethics
  • Contract Law
  • The Law of Tort

Semester 2

Compulsory modules include:

  • Criminal Law
  • Public Law

Choose one*:

  • Business Law 1
  • European Union Law

*All options are indicative and subject to availability.

Semester 1

Compulsory modules include:

  • Equity and Trusts
  • Land Law

Choose one*:

  • Business Law 2
  • Civil Dispute Resolution
  • Graduate and Employability Skills
  • International Commercial Law
  • Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law

Semester 2

Choose three*:

  • Business Law 2
  • Canadian Constitutional Law (London only)
  • Civil Dispute Resolution
  • Criminal Litigation and Evidence
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Foundations of Canadian Law (London only)
  • Graduate and Employability Skills
  • Human Rights Law
  • International Commercial Law
  • Legal Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Legal Technology
  • Real Estate
  • Research Project (double module)
  • Wills and Succession

*All options are indicative and subject to availability.

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Want to boost your leadership skills?

In the summer after Year 2 of this course you have the opportunity to attend our International Leadership Summer School.

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Course Start Dates

  • Law (LLB) Senior Status
    • Full-time: London Bloomsbury
  • Law (LLB) Senior Status
    • Full-time: London Bloomsbury

Online

Study LLB Law Senior Status Online starting September 2023 or September 2024

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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Study Online

You can also study this course 100% online.

The online version of this course covers the same content as the on campus version, while still offering you the same high level of professional tutor support. The only difference is that you can study when, where and how you want, over a variety of different course lengths.

If you’re looking for true flexibility in your studies, why not consider our online study option?

LLB Law with Business Online ➔

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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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At the end of each semester you’ll get a week for revision before two weeks of assessments.

Exams: Two hours, ten multiple choice questions and two long-form questions

Coursework: Essay, project report or portfolio

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We run mock assessments to allow you to practise before too.

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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

 

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Applications for all our undergraduate courses are open. You don't need to apply through UCAS to study one of our online courses. 

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September 2023 fees:

UK students per year: £9,250
International students per year: £16,700 (London) or £15,900 (Non-London)

As this course can only be taken by those already possessing an undergraduate degree, it is not eligible for an undergraduate student loan.

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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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