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Bachelor of Laws

LLB Law Senior Status Online

Our LLB (Hons) Senior Status Online is a specifically designed degree for students who already hold a degree and want to convert to law study over a two year period. With this online degree, you will study all the necessary modules for a law degree, whilst enjoying the flexibility to select three LLB course options to suit areas that interest you. You can enhance your career prospects with our online LLB Law Senior Status course that has formed the basis of legal systems around the world.

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

A degree at 2:2 or above in any subject

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Entry requirements

Duration options

2 years

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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.

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.

Course Details

LLB (Hons) Law Senior Status Online

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

The online LLB Law Senior Status degree is taught by the same experienced professional lecturers as our on campus LLBs. The course has a practical focus with employability embedded into the course. It is this, combined with academic rigour, that will provide you with the essential groundwork for your legal education.

The LLB (Hons) Senior Status Online degree would be of interest for graduate overseas students, as you may benefit from some exemptions in your home jurisdiction with this degree. We do recommend that you check any possible exemptions in your home jurisdiction, prior to undertaking the course.

When you study the LLB (Hons) Senior Status Online 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

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

Two Year Degree

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

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*:

  • Business Law 2
  • Civil Dispute Resolution
  • Criminal Litigation & Evidence
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Graduate and Employability Skills
  • Human Rights Law
  • International Commercial Law
  • Real Estate
  • Research Project (double module)
  • Wills & Succession

*All options are indicative and subject to availability. Please note that some modules are available in Semester 1 and 2; please select only once.

Course Start Dates

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 On Campus

You can also study this course at one of our campuses across the UK. If you’re looking for a more traditional university experience, why not consider studying on campus?

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Course Information

 

To get a full picture of how studying this online LLB Law Senior Status course works during the year, take a look at our course structure 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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This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.

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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.

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2 year full-time online

£9,250 per annum

A deposit amount of £250 is applicable for this programme.

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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