LLB in Law with Investigative Journalism


Award LLB (Hons) Law with Investigative Journalism
UCAS Code M1P5
Locations London Bloomsbury

3 Years (full-time) / 4 Years (with Foundation Year)

Next Start

16 September 2019 

Course Fees, per year £9,250 (UK/EU) / £13,500 (International)

Further information on course fees


Our LLB (Hons) with Investigative Journalism is a qualifying law degree. It is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in the legal or wider commercial sector and who have an interest in the British media, the impact of new technology, court reporting, sources, ethics, miscarriages of justice, the criminal justice system and the relationship between the media, law and democracy. 

In addition to studying key legal topics, you will also study reporting, investigative journalism and the investigation of miscarriages of justice.

As with all our LLBs, this programme has a practical focus with the skills you need for your career embedded into the course. There is a high level of face-to-face tuition, with experienced tutors in law and investigative journalism.


With Foundation Year
(Four years)

Locations    London Bloomsbury      

UCAS Code  M15P

The first year is a Foundation year, which focuses on developing an understanding of the legal sector and the key skills required to undertake the LLB (Hons) Law Degree. The subsequent three years then follow our full-time course.


Course Content

You'll study a total of 18 modules, six modules in each year of the course.  This ensures you get a firm grounding in legal areas, but also gives you choices so you can develop your knowledge and skills to suit your career aims. Modules for the optional foundation year are also shown below.

In Semester 2 of Years 2 and 3 you choose three options from the modules listed below and you must select at least one law module and at least four Investigative Journalism modules over Years 2 and 3. 

Each single taught law module consists of face-to-face tuition in 11 large groups and 11 two-hour face-to-face sessions in small group workshops.


  Foundation Year Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Set Modules

Introduction to Legal Personnel and Principles

Academic and Report Writing


Introduction to Marketing

Public/Private Law

Citizenship and the Law 

Common Law Methods & Ethics

Academic & Professional Skills

The Law of Contract

The Law of Tort

Public Law

EU Law


Criminal Law

Law of Organisations

Land Law

Equity & Trusts



Optional Law Modules*  



Family Law

Employment Law

Access to Justice & Legal Services

Extended Essay

Real Estate

A Research Project (double module)

Companies: Governance, Tax &Insolvency

Criminal Litigation & Evidence

Human Rights

Wills & Succession

Optional  Journalism Modules*



An Introduction to Journalism


Investigative Journalism

The Investigation of Miscarriages of Justice

*All options are indicative and subject to numbers

Course Structure

Each year is made up of two semesters consisting of 12 teaching weeks and one week consolidation/revision and two weeks to complete assessments. You will study a total of 18 modules over the three years of the course.

  • Year 1: 31 study weeks including a one-week induction
  • Year 2: 30 study weeks
  • Year 3: 30 study weeks


Assessments are spread out throughout the duration of the course, rather than having lots of exams at the end of the year.  This means at the end of each semester, you have a revision/consolidation week followed by two weeks for assessment in each module.

Method of assessment

Throughout the course you are assessed by a variety of different assessment methods to enable you to demonstrate the development of your knowledge and skills throughout the programme. The methods of assessment include:

Examinations – two hours, ten multiple choice questions and a choice of two from six long form questions.

Coursework – essay, project report or portfolio.

Oral presentation.

The range of assessment methods reflects the practical nature of the programme and aligns the assessment with the learning outcomes of the programme. A mock assessment is included.

Your degree classification

You must pass each module to be awarded your LLB (Hons) Law Degree. The pass mark for each subject is 40%.

In calculating the overall average, for purposes of deciding the degree classification, the assessments are weighted as below.


Weighted average Degree classification 
70% and above  1
60-69%  2.1
50-59%  2.2
40-49%  3

Course Fees

UK/EU Course Fee per year


International course fees per year


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