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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. Studying our degree will also prepare you in part for the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE1) or Bar Practice Course (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.

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

A degree at 2:2 or above in any subject

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Entry requirements

Locations

London Bloomsbury and Online

Next start date

September 2024

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HOW TO APPLY

 

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We've been awarded an overall Silver rating, with a Gold rating for Student Experience and Silver rating for the Student Outcomes in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for 2023.

Over 90% of our excellent lecturers 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. 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 lecturers 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.

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

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.

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.

Choose one*:

  • Business Law 1
  • European Union Law

*All options are indicative and subject to availability.

Semester 1

Compulsory modules include:

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. 

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. 

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*:

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

*All options are indicative and subject to numbers.

Course Start Dates

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

Online

Study LLB Law Senior Status Online starting 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 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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Study Online

If you’re looking for the perfect combination of a flexible study programme to fit around your other commitments together with the benefit of our expertise, experience, and employability focus, why not consider our online study option? 

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 lecturer support. 

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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

 

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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 2024 fees:

UK students per year - £9,250 per year

International (London) - £17,550 per year

International (non-London) - £16,700 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.

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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