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Bachelor of Laws

LLB Law Online

Our online law degree, known as an LLB or Bachelor of Laws, is equivalent to a BA or BSc. If your career aspiration is to be a solicitor or barrister in the UK, this degree is perfect for you as it will mean you are prepared in part for the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE1) or to progress onto our Bar Practice Course (if you wish to qualify as a barrister). And if you have set your sights on a career in politics, business or journalism, the transferable skills you will learn on our law degree will give you an excellent launch pad for these ambitions and more. With our professionally focused qualification, you can expect to learn practical skills coupled with a focus on your future employability.

Choose to study this course online and you can enjoy the flexibility of studying when, where and how you like while still receiving the same level of expert guidance and support. Gain essential skills for an exciting career in law with our online LLB law degree. These skills will prepare you for success in a wide range of related career options.

We also now have a new LLB (CILEX), a four year online degree which will be of particular interest for those looking to qualify as a CILEX Lawyer. Discover more below.

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

A Level: BBB

GCSE: English Language Grade C/4 or above, or equivalent

Full requirements

Duration options

3 years

4 years

6 years

Next start date

January 2023

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

 

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

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.

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

Course Details

LLB (Hons) Law Online

If you’re looking to pursue a career in the legal or wider commercial sector, but want to study in a more flexible way, then this 100% online law degree could be the course for you.

Just like the on campus version of the LLB, this course has a practical focus, with employability integrated into the programme. There is a high level of interaction and you will receive peer and one-to-one professional tutor reviews, with over 90% of our tutors being qualified solicitors and barristers.

The distance learning LLB law course aims to deliver an insight into critical legal topics and develop your knowledge and understanding of key concepts through practical activities and engaging content. You will develop skills in analysis, research, problem solving and communication.

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

  • The highest standard of online teaching from experienced professionals
  • Flexibility to learn whenever, wherever and however you want
  • 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

This degree will complete the required academic stage of training if you want to qualify as a solicitor or barrister. It also provides the foundation for Master’s degree study, or you can move into employment within the wider legal sector and other commercial or business fields.

Students with a particular interest in wanting to qualify as a CILEX Lawyer should consider our LLB (CILEX), a four year online degree. This is a bespoke programme in collaboration with CILEX, the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. To enrol onto this degree, you will need to become a student member of CILEX. Learn more below and visit our LLB (CILEX) web page for specific details and requirements for this course.

Three Year Degree

Semester 1

  • Common Law Method & Ethics
  • Academic & Digital Skills
  • Contract Law

Semester 2

  • Law of Tort
  • Public Law
  • Criminal Law

Semester 1

  • Business Law 1
  • Critical Approaches in Current Legal Issues
  • Land Law

Semester 2

Choose three*:

  • Access to Justice and Legal Services
  • Employment Law
  • EU Law
  • Extended Essay
  • Family Law
  • Human Rights
  • Real Estate

*All options are indicative and subject to availability. Please note that some modules are available in Years 2 and 3; please select only once.

Semester 1

  • Equity & Trusts

 

Choose two*:

  • Civil Dispute Resolution
  • Graduate and Employability Skills
  • Business Law 2
  • International Commercial Law
  • Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law
  • Research project (double module)

Semester 2

Choose three*:

  • Civil Dispute Resolution
  • Criminal Litigation and Evidence
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Graduate and Employability Skills
  • Human Rights
  • 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 Years 2 and 3; please select only once.

Four Year Degree

Semester 1

  • Academic & Digital Skills
  • Common Law Method & Ethics

Semester 2

  • Public Law
  • Criminal Law

Semester 1

  • Contract Law
  • Law of Tort

Semester 2

  • Business Law 1
  • Critical Approaches in Current Legal Issues

Semester 1

  • Land Law
  • Equity & Trusts

 

Semester 1 - LLB (CILEX)

  • Land Law
  • Equity & Trusts

Semester 2

Choose two*:

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

*All options are indicative and subject to availability. Please note that some modules are available in Years 2 and 3; please select only once.

 

Semester 2 - LLB (CILEX)

  • Real Estate

Choose one*:

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

*All options are indicative and subject to availability. It is recommended that students study either Employment Law or Family Law to 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

Choose two*:

  • Business Law 2
  • Civil Dispute Resolution
  • Graduate and Employability Skills
  • International Commercial Law
  • Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law
  • Research project (double module)

 

Semester 1 - LLB (CILEX)

  • Business Law 2
  • Civil Dispute Resolution

Semester 2

Choose two*:

  • Civil Dispute Resolution
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Graduate and Employability Skills
  • Human Rights
  • 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 Years 2 and 3; please select only once.

Semester 2 - LLB (CILEX)

  • Wills & Succession

Choose one*:

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

*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
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NEW COURSE FOR 2022

LLB (CILEX)

If you're interested in becoming a CILEX Lawyer, learn more about our new four year online degree, the LLB (CILEX).

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Six Year Degree

Semester 1

  • Academic and Digital Skills

Semester 2

  • Public Law

Semesters 1 and 2

  • Common Law Method and Ethics

Semester 1

  • Law of Tort

Semester 2

  • Criminal Law

Semesters 1 and 2

  • Contract Law

Semester 1

  • Critical Approaches in Current Legal Issues

Semester 2

  • Level 5 Option

Semesters 1 and 2

  • Business Law 1

 

*All options are indicative and subject to availability.

Semester 1

  • Land Law

Semester 2

  • Level 5 Option

Semesters 1 and 2

  • Level 5 Option

 

*All options are indicative and subject to availability.

Semester 1

  • Equity & Trusts

Semester 2

  • Level 6 option

Semesters 1 and 2

  • Business Law 2

 

*All options are indicative and subject to availability.

Semester 1

  • Civil Dispute Resolution

Semester 2

  • Level 6 option

Semesters 1 and 2

  • Level 6 option

 

*All options are indicative and subject to availability.

Level 5

  • Access to Justice and Legal Services
  • Employment Law
  • EU Law
  • Extended Essay
  • Family Law
  • Human Rights
  • Real Estate

Please note that some modules are available at Levels 5 and 6; please select only once.

Level 6

  • Civil Dispute Resolution
  • Criminal Litigation and Evidence
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Graduate and Employability Skills
  • Human Rights
  • International Commercial Law
  • Real Estate
  • Research Project (double module – can only be selected to fill Year 6 Semesters 1 and 2)
  • Wills & Succession
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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)
    • Full-time: Online
  • Law (LLB)
    • Full-time: Online
    • Part-time: Online
  • Law (LLB)
    • Full-time: Online
  • Law (LLB)
    • Full-time: Online
    • Part-time: Online

Online Taster Session

If you want to find out what it’s like to study an online course with us, why not try our free online taster session?

Our taster sessions can be completed at your own pace and include short, structured exercises to help you experience what it will really be like to study online with us. All you need to do is visit our online learning platform (Blackboard ELITE) and, if you've already applied to study with us and received login details for ELITE, click 'sign in' on Blackboard ELITE. Alternatively, click 'sign up' and complete the short registration form.

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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 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 course works during the year, take a look at our course date breakdowns.

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

Please note that invigilated exams must be completed at our campuses*, or an approved overseas centre if you wish to sit your exam abroad. There will be an additional University administrative fee if you wish to sit your exam outside the UK.

For more information email: [email protected]

 

*Birmingham, Bristol, Guildford, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester and Nottingham only.

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Our 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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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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3 year full-time online £9,250 per year

4 year online £6,935 per year - deposit of £250 payable on acceptance

6 year online £4,625 per year - deposit of £250 payable on acceptance

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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